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Faunoran Cottage, Crathie - near Balmoral

The front of the cottage, offering plenty of parking
5.0 of 5 bubbles
18 reviews
The front of the cottage, offering plenty of parking
The sitting/dining room has a cosy wood burning stove - wood is included in the rental price
The cosy sitting/dining room
The kitchen has an electric cooker and hob
The kitchen has a dishwasher and washing machine
The kitchen leads directly to the sitting/dining room
The large master bedroom has a kingsize double bed, chest of drawers, and walk in wardrobe
The large twin bedroom has a chest of drawers and a fitted wardrobe
The upstairs bathroom with shower over the bath, there is a further WC downstairs
Secluded and enclosed rear garden - looking East along Deeside
The garden has a gazebo for dining/sitting out on warm summer evenings
The view from Lochnagar, just a few miles from the cottage
Moody skies just above Balmoral, there are many lovely walks from the cottage
Nearby Lochnagar in winter, easily accessible from the cottage
The road West of Glenshee, between Perth and Braemar
Beautiful walks in the Balmoral estate right from the door of the cottage
The cottage is located in the Cairngorm National Park
Crathie Kirk, just a few minutes walk from the cottage
The Royal Lochnagar distillery is within walking distance, well worth a visit
Balmoral castle is just 1 mile from the cottage and open most of the year (closed August-September)
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Crathie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Faunoran Cottage is located in the village of Crathie just a few hundred yards from Balmoral Castle, in the heart of Royal Deeside – an area famed for its scenic grandeur and its wide range of holiday activities. The fully refurbished and very comfortable two-bedroom cottage is ideally situated for exploring beautiful Royal Deeside and the Grampian or Cairngorm Mountains. The picturesque local towns of Ballater and Braemar, along with many ancient castles and the Whisky Trail (around some of Scotland's most famous distilleries) are all close by.

The cottage is easily accessible yet set away from the main road so you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the local area. A cosy lounge/dining room with wood burning stove, two large bedrooms (a double and a twin), bathroom, desperate WC, and well-equipped kitchen make this the perfect...
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About the Owner, Dawn & Hans G
Languages spoken: English, Dutch
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 59 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL6594618
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andres O
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

We spent a few days around New Years at the Faunoran Cottage and it was an absolutely amazing experience. The setting of the cottage is absolutely stunning with beautiful walks, hikes, trails and the best of the Cairngorms right on your doorstep. There are shops and pubs a short distance from Crathie and more outdoor attractions than you could possibly...

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Dear Andy, thank you for your positive review & kind words, we really enjoyed meeting you and look forward to welcoming you back. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Dawn


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Stayed here For A week in October with My Wife and two dogs. Hans and Dawn have created something special and can not do enough to help you enjoy your stay. They live next door but you would not even know they were there.We will definitely stay again and if you are in any doubt, well just book it and...

Allan F
Cupar, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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I would certainly recommend this cottage. My wife and I and our two large dogs were made very welcome with a beautiful fruit cake and bottle of wine awaiting our arrival. Very nice secluded garden with clean shrub beds and well mown lawn. The inside of the cottage is very homely and comfortable. We intend returning as its a great...

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
6 Jan 2017 -
30 Mar 2017
Winter/Spring 2017
3 nights
31 Mar 2017 -
29 Jun 2017
Spring 2017
3 nights
30 Jun 2017 -
31 Aug 2017
Summer 2017
7 nights -- --
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  • Pet fee (per pet) : £20 / stay - Fee
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How to get there
Airport: Aberdeen: 80.0 km
Railway: Aberdeen: 80.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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