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Detached 18th Century Restored Mill in large grounds

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 storey 70m2 holiday suite beside Crofts Mill at foot of Glen Muick

Cairn Leuchan suite is a duplex suite in one of the traditional steading buildings at Crofts Mill, Glen Muick. This a 2 storey 70m2 suite suitable for a couple wanting a well appointed roomy property in a quiet country location.

Outside has car parking with a bike locker for 2 bikes.

Cairn Leuchan has its own front door to the rear with 8 foot wide arched patio doors to the front.

Downstairs is a kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, oven and hob.

Sitting room with sofa and two armchairs, wall hing fire, underfloor heating, deep pile carpets throughout.

Dining table with 4 x dining chairs.

Upstairs leads to a double bedroom with kingsize bed leading onto an en-suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower.

More Details

Clare and Dan Whitehead
Member since: 2015
Speaks French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
3 August, 2017

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 www.BikeStationBallater.co.uk 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.

Clare and Dan Whitehead purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Clare and Dan Whitehead chose Aberdeen City & Shire

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ballater in Aberdeenshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 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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(6 traveller reviews)

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Detached 18th Century Restored Mill in large grounds
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

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: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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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: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Lovely mill house in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely mill house in quiet location. Cosy and homely. Would love to visit again and would definitely recommend.

The Balmoral cairns walk is a lovely 3hr stroll through the estate forest visiting numerous 19th century cairns on the way.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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It is easy to recommend this place.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place. Beautiful house with everything my family needed. Not far from shopping in the nice little town Ballater. A lot of great nature sights in the area. It was a great holiday. Everyone was very polite and welcoming!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Gut ausgestattetes Haus in schöner Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Ballater liegt zentral für viele Unternehmungen (Wandern in den Highlands, Küste usw.) und ist ein hübscher Ort mit allem, was man so braucht.

Das Haus bietet viel Platz auf drei Ebenen und ist sehr gut ausgestattet. Es steht in einer Gruppe von fünf Häusern, wobei das eine Haus in unmittelbarer Nähe gerade ausgebaut wird.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Prachtige woning in een schitterende omgeving

  • 5 of 5

Mooie woning. Alleen veel trappen voor als je met kleine kinderen reist

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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