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Birch Cottage, Aboyne

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Birch Cottage is a late Victorian cottage which still retains many of its original features. It has been in the family for 4 generations, and we still have strong links with this beautiful area.

There are two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, accessed by a very steep staircase; downstairs there is an open-plan kitchen and living area, and a further double bedroom with en-suite toilet and shower room. The house faces South and has a secluded and sunny garden with seating area. It also has a small lawned garden on the other side of the little lane. The setting is tranquil, yet close to great amenities. At night you can hear the River Dee, and you may well see deer and (if you are lucky) red squirrels in the garden or on the lane. Across the River Dee is Aboyne, with pub, cafes, good shops, swimming pool, gliding club, & golf course; across the lane 15 miles of uninterrupted hill walking to the next glen. The cottage is an excellent base for exploring Royal Deeside with its opportunities for walking, biking, fishing, canoeing, bird watching etc. It also offers standing stones, Pictish crosses, historic castles, whisky distilleries. In the Summer there are Highland Games in the area: this year the dates for these are Aboyne itself on 4 Aug, Ballater 9 Aug, the Lonarch on 25 Aug, and finally Braemar on 1 September. People travel from all over the world to compete in these, and they are well worth attending! Thirty miles to the East of Aboyne is the city of Aberdeen, with modern shopping centres and other big city attractions, as well as sandy beaches, museums, and art galleries to explore.

NB Parking for one large and one small car only

More Details

Member since: 2018
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Aboyne in Aberdeenshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Birch Cottage, Aboyne
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

amazing beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The long way from cologne was just worth it.

The house is very nice and cozy and has everything you need. Especially the beds are very good. You can hear the river rushing. Even a deer visited us for breakfast.

Great trips in the area. Next restaurant / pub at 600 meters distance.

Shops, supermarket and ATM can be reached on foot in 20 minutes.

Wi-Fi in the house is very good.

Many thanks to the owners for the good time.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Boat Inn, Aboyne
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
120 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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