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Detached Glen Muick Mill House, a pleasant 1mile woodland walk from Ballater

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,991 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Detached 3 storey, 3 bedroom, Mill building in it's own grounds

Crofts Mill is the original Mill at Crofts Farm, the home farm for Glen Muick House.

Glen Muick is a beautiful 15 000hA estate on the Eastern Cairngorms between Balmoral and Glen Tanar.

Grouse, Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles, Osprey, Red Deer, Roe Deer, Otters and much much more are found in abundance on these estates.

The Mill is south facing with views south down Glen Muick to Lochnagar and The Coyles of Muick. North are views up Gairn Shiel and Morven.

Crofts Mill is a large solid traditional 18th Century Mill building over 3 floors and was restored in 2008. All the rooms are generously proportioned and no new window openings were required. All the original 2foot thick stonework has been kept with the original window and door openings used.

Enter into the large dining kitchen with a 6 seater dining table looking out onto 8foot wide patio doors, these lead out onto the patio with picnic table and benches.

The kitchen leads up to the sitting room with north and east facing windows and a southerly large 5' wide window which would have originally been the loading door the cart would have delivered the barley to the Mill. Leather sofas, 48" tv, dvd, denon hifi.

Upstairs are two double bedrooms both with ensuite.

Downstairs is a twin bedroom and utility room with freezer, tumble dryer, ironing board, internal clothes line, boiler and washing machine.

More Details

Clare and Dan Whitehead
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Clare and Dan Whitehead

We are Clare and Dan Whitehead and live close by Crofts Mill with our 4 boys. We run the local Bike Shop which hires bikes, e-bikes, bike tours, service repairs, new bikes and large selection of outdoor accessories.

We have lived in ballater for over 14 years and enjoy the spectacular scenery, countryside and pretty traditional way of life.

The village has a butcher, newsagent, baker, deli, outdoor shops, cafes and pubs.

The kids bike to school and we enjoy outdoor life. Skiing, hiking, biking, adventures and so on.

The owner photo is the family up for a swim at the hidden beach at Loch Muick.

Clare and Dan Whitehead purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Clare and Dan Whitehead chose Ballater

Privately owned properties in Glen Muick are few and far between. Crofts Mill is the only private holiday let in the glen. Close enough to village to walk or bike yet far enough out to appreciate the peace and tranquility of the outstanding local area.

What makes this cottage unique

We strive to provide warm, comfortable, spacious, well laid out and well appointed holiday accommodation at an all inclusive price.

So often we feel disappointed going on holiday where it is extra for linen, high chairs, car hire collision damage waiver, speedy boarding. The list goes on and on.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful location, peaceful. We loved this house and felt we had a wonderful break from the outside world. Halcyon days, we will most definitely be back
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ballater in Aberdeenshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1991 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , en suite to master
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite to bedroom 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • First Floor master bedroom kingsize with bathroom en-suite First floor double bedroom with en-suite shower,wc,sink Lower ground twin bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Detached Glen Muick Mill House, a pleasant 1mile woodland walk from Ballater
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would recommend the croft to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay,the comfortable accomodation,the luxury Egyptian sheets,the thick soft towels,the hair shampoo,conditioner,hand wash,

It was perfect and it had all you needed.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Wonderful family weekend

  • 4 of 5

Arrived in the snow to a warm and inviting Home for the weekend. Plenty of space for 6 adults, 1 baby and 3 dogs. Well stocked with all we needed. Beautiful walks for the dogs and us.

Only negative is that the basement twin room is quite cold so could do with a form of heating.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and cosy

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely relaxing family holiday, complete with our dog, at Crofts Mill and left after a fortnight feeling thoroughly refreshed. Plenty to do and see in Ballater and the surrounding areas. Accommodation had everything we needed and we especially liked the limitless supply of hot water and the sumptuous deep bath in the master ensuite. Crisp cotton bed linen and fluffy towels were also appreciated. Patio doors opening out from the kitchen to the garden allowed for a very pleasant dining experience just about every day as the weather was so kind to us. We liked it so much we have already booked our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious accommodation in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

There were some minor flaws but nothing important enough to detract from our overall delight with our stay. The barn next door was being renovated meaning some windows looked on to a building site. This will obviously be temporary and there was no troublesome noise. The furthest upstairs bedroom lacks wardrobes and the double bed is against the wall on one side.

These issues were more than compensated for by the general high quality of the mill. The sitting room is spacious and well furnished and the kitchen/dining room very well appointed. Everything you can think might be required is provided. Downstairs there is a clothes drying area as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The garden is well tended with an outdoor dining area and BBQ. The surrounding woodland was full of birdlife, we were lucky to have a pair of Redstart ten feet from our window. Loch Muick is a 20 minute drive away and of course Ballater is only two miles away. The new supermarket is well stocked, there are several restaurants including fine dining in the newly opened Rothesay Rooms.

In summary the Mill provides high quality accommodation in a rural setting with good access to the many attractions of Deeside.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights here over the February holidays.

The accommodation was immaculate and comfortable. The location was fantastic: peaceful and beautiful. Correspondence with Clare and Dan was quick and helpful. They were particularly kind to post back a child's jacket that we had left behind. Look forward to going again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Balmoral Bar
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Aberdeen/Stonehaven sleeper
Nearest Motorway
80 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Rothesay Rooms
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Lecht Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Loch Muick

Vist Balmoral Castle, Royal Lochnagar Distillery. Ski Glenshee and Lecht Ski Centres. Walk Loch Muick circuit. Vist Falls of Muick waterfall. Glen Tanar horse riding. Climb famous Lochnagar. Numerous hill walks. Unlimited Mountain and Road Biking.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ballater, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Sep 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
spring 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 16 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
apr-june 2019
18 Mar 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
autumn 2019
8 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
nov-dec 2019
1 Nov 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
xmas 2109
21 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Price includes up to 6 persons, cleaning, parking, laundry, towels, high chair, cot, electricity, heating, wi-fi are all included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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