Just returned from another great week spent at Glenbardie Bothy, as usual both the booking process and stay were faultless. The housekeeper had provided a few treats and essentials on our arrival and a card welcoming us back was most appreciated. The surrounding area is fantastic especially in Autumn and despite us leaving (and returning to) the North West of England in pouring rain our week was mainly dry and remarkably rain free. The location of the house is excellent, as is the quality of the accommodation on offer, its well furnished, well equipped with plenty of hot water for our family and even the broadband is pretty good! There is a log burner (free logs in the garden) and a well equipped kitchen and laundry room. There are plenty of small shops, coffee shops & and few restaurants in Ballater centre which is a 5 minute walk from the house, further afield the lovely small town of Braemar is approx. 15 miles to the West, Aberdeen in about 1 1/2 hours to the East for larger stores and cinemas and the Perthshire towns of Blairgowrie and Pitlochry are around 1 and 1 1/2 hours respectively. Having stayed in many holiday cottages and many in Scotland I have to say that Glenbardie is the best. This is a property that puts quality and guests comfort before profit and is obviously lovingly cared for and maintained, if you ever consider selling it let us know!