Downie's Cottage

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Downie's Cottage is located at the foot of Morrone with breathtaking views over the village of Braemar and the Dee Valley.

The property was abandoned sometime between the wars and remained largely undisturbed complete with box bed and 'hingin lum'. Historic Scotland determined it as a building of national importance, listing it as Category A, and since then it has been lovingly restored to provide it with a new lease of life for the 21st Century as a fantastic holiday cottage.

Sleeping 2, every effort has been made to provide comfortable and luxurious accommodation and also to provide a totally unique experience of living in an original 19th century cottage with all its original features retained and restored. Box bed, flag floors, exposed beams, limewashed walls and wooden 'hingin lum' are all retained and restored.

The cottage has however been catapulted through time not only with the installation of 'the electric light' (a first for Downies) and indoor plumbing (also a first for Downies), but with ground source underfloor heating, a fully equipped kitchen, and with the more intrusive ultra modern shower, TV and internet discreetly hidden away behind 18th century oak panelling.

Outside is an idyllic seating area with petrified teak root table and chairs, a fire pit and a wooden hot tub where guests can enjoy splendid views over the Tomintoul parks to Braemar below. Or alternatively enjoy a seat by the pond and watch the trout rising.


Sitting Room

Cosy sitting room with wood burning stove, dining table and chairs, comfy leather reclining chairs, snug seating area in original box bed, internet TV, flagstone floors and exposed beams

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Bedroom with king sized brass bed with memory foam mattress, hanging and drawer space, wooden flooring and exposed beams

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Hand built oak kitchen with cooker, fridge, dishwasher and larder cupboard

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Bathroom with hand crafted wooden bath tub, shower, wc, wash hand basin, heated towel rail

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Flag floor, coat hanging space
There is ground source underfloor heating throughout the building with addition electric fan and heated towel rail in bathroom and wood burning stove in sitting room
WiFi throughout cottage

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Sauna (in steading)

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Utility Room (in steading)

Utility room is in the steading and has washing machine dryer, large American style fridge freezer, sink, drying pulley, underfloor heating
Ground source heat pump

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  • Official Star Rating
  • Facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Hairdryer
    • Free WiFi
    • Satellite TV
    • Tea/Coffee Facilities
    • Radio
    • Parking
    • Sauna
    • Kitchen Utensils
    • Cooking Equipment
    • Private Bathroom
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Drying Facilities