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Quality River Front Apartment In A Refurbished Listed Building in Ballater

Bedrooms 2
Space 667 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With River Views

This apartment has been fully refurbished throughout 2016 with all new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring and furniture.

This is a very peaceful apartment on a corner plot with the sunny open plan lounge and kitchen looking out over the gardens and river Dee.

The 2 bedrooms also have views out to the garden.

Bedroom 1: en-suite bedroom with double bed with top quality 5000 pocket sprung mattress with a memory foam top, Egyptian cotton sheets and 100% cotton duvet covers and pillow cases.

Bedroom 2: zip-link beds which can be arranged as either a king size or 2 small singles at renter's request. These beds have pocket sprung mattresses which can be zipped together. Cotton sheets and damask duvet and pillow cases.

Both bedrooms are equipped with iPhone / iPad docking / charging stations with Bluetooth connectivity.

2 bathrooms:

En-suite shower room with electric shower

Bathroom has full size bath (no shower)

Fully fitted kitchen with microwave, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine / tumble dryer, coffee maker, fridge with small freezer compartment.

43" smart TV with Netflix and BBC iplayer etc, with free unlimited internet access.

DVD player with selection of films.

Bluetooth speaker for connecting to your own music device.

The apartment has a lockable storage cage in the basement suitable for storing bicycles, ski equipment etc.

The lawn area outside is shared with the other apartments in the building and has spectacular views of the River Dee and surrounding hills, mountains and forests.

There is free off road parking on site.

More Details

Mrs Susan Parkinson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Mrs Susan Parkinson

I've been living in the Grampian area of Scotland for almost 30 years and I'm still finding new areas to explore right on my doorstep.

Mrs Susan Parkinson purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Mrs Susan Parkinson chose Aberdeen City & Shire

I'm a keen cyclist and I cycled to Ballater for the first time in 2013. I was struck by what a lovely town it was; clean, friendly and well kept. On the way home I cycled past this building and thought what a great location, and then noticed a for sale sign in one of the windows.....the rest is history.

What makes this apartment unique

Although there are quite a few apartments in this building, it's extremely quiet. The apartment looks out onto the river and lawn and you could easily believe you were the only ones there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the use of this lovely apartment. Very well fitted out and enjoyable environment to spend a few days. Very convenient for the shops and the lovely scenery. We will let others know of this great apartment and Susan's hospitality.
Dec 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ballater in Aberdeenshire

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 667 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to main bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • En Suite Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be configured as 2 single beds or king size double
  • En suite bedroom has separate shower
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Quality River Front Apartment In A Refurbished Listed Building in Ballater
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Warm, comfortable, convenient, everything we could ask for.

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed Sue's apartment. She was there to greet us, offered fruit, coffee/tea, eggs from her darling chicks, and even came over to rescue us with the tv! It is a perfect spot and we would return in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Carole and family and for the kind words in the visitor book. I enjoyed meeting you and am so glad you all enjoyed your stay in Ballater and that with the team effort we managed to get you your Netflix fix. I do hope that if you're ever touring Scotland again you will pay us a visit; I'll get the "chooks" busy with some more eggs.
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Our stay in Ballater

  • 5 of 5

It was the best location we've ever had till now. Thank you Susan for your hospitality. It was like to stay at home. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment furnished to a high standard in great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully refurbished after the big December 2015 flood - this is is a lovely holiday home furnished and equipped to a high standard.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Apartment in a perfect riverside setting

  • 5 of 5

We arrived as a family ( 2 adults and 1 three year old) looking for a short break around Royal Deeside and was not disappointed when we arrived at the Apartment. Everything was immaculate, the decor very modern with all you could possibly need from the kitchen equipment to the smart TV. Situated almost in the town centre, you are a stones throw away from wonderful restaurants and quirky cafes. A short drive from Loch Muick and neighbouring towns and villages such as Braemar etc. the area is very popular with hill walkers and cyclists, the breathtaking scenery is reason for this. Highly recommend a stay at this property!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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High Quality Riverside Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a amazing stay in Ballater. The Apartment is finished to a very high standard and is an excellent Base to explore the surrounding areas. The weather hampered us doing as much as we would have liked but we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless.

The village has a variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways, along with a co-op supermarket all within a few yards of the apartment.

We would love to return and are already looking at dates for next year to what is a beautiful part of the British Isles. We would definately recommend staying at the apartment.....First Class.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Rod and Julie for taking the time to write your review, I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves in Ballater despite storm Desmond trying to put a dampener on things. I look forward to seeing you again next year when hopefully we'll have some sunshine to welcome you.
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Lovely quality self catering apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded expectations. Lovely homely touches provided by the owner. From fruit bowl to toiletries and bathrobes. This apartment is immaculate. And very very comfortable. Everything is provided, quality bed linen, comfy bed, towels......and a variety of hot drink pods for the coffee maker including coffee, tea, hot chocolate. A wonderful place to come home to after a day walking round Loch Muick. Can't recommend highly enough. It will be my first choice accommodation for my next trip to Ballater. You will not be disappointed. Excellent communication with owner.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Aberdeen International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Alexandra Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Ballater Golf Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Stonehaven Station
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
La Mangiatoia
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Lecht Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
42 Miles
Aberdeen Beach
Car: recommended

The property is located in Ballater alongside the River Dee in the Cairngorms National Park. Ballater is the nearest town to Balmoral Castle, the summer retreat of the Royal Family, and boasts many speciality shops and numerous cafes and restaurants. It is an excellent base from which to tour the area and take part in the outdoor activities available; golf, skiing, walking, cycling, fishing, shooting and stalking are popular or simply just relax in the tranquil surroundings.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ballater, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
5 Jun 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn / Winter 2017
25 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are subject to change but will not affect confirmed bookings

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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