Craigen Cottage

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Craigen Cottage, a very charming, traditional pink- granite holiday cottage, is set within a fully enclosed and beautiful picket-fenced garden, and is located in the very heart of the picturesque Royal Deeside village of Ballater. Perfectly placed and in easy walking distance to visit the Royal appointed independent shops, coffee houses, fine dining restaurants, art galleries, Ballater Golf Course and River Dee. In addition, there are numerous sporting and outdoor leisure pursuits in close reach, here in the Cairngorms National Park, including hillwalking, cycling, fishing, golf or skiing, at Glenshee or The Lecht; Ballater is also the closest village to beautiful Balmoral Castle, holiday home to the Royal Family since Victorian times.


The cosy cottage interior is designed in modern vintage style with gorgeous fabrics, local Scottish artwork and wooden oak floorboards. Craigen comfortably sleeps up to six people in three individually- themed double bedrooms, one conveniently located on the ground floor. With a spacious well- equipped dining kitchen, living room with cosy wood burner, Wi-Fi and Sky TV, a bathroom with over shower and separate shower room downstairs, complete the comfortable accommodation. Outside relax and enjoy the fully enclosed private front and very sunny, rear gardens, there are several seating areas with patio furniture and a pretty summer house. Children's toys and books are available for younger guests and a travel cot and highchair on request. There is lockable storage outside for any sports equipment or bikes you may wish to bring. One well- behaved pet dog is always very welcome by prior arrangement to join your holiday.

STL Licence Application Reference STL/00287/23


Master Bedroom- "Craigendarroch"

Very attractive upstairs double bedroom, over- looking front of property and the pretty fully- enclosed picket fenced cottage garden. View of Craigendarroch Hill which stands protectively over Ballater village. This lovely Room has Laura Ashley vintage style bed, vanity area with mirror, oak floorboards and cosy rugs.

  • Type Standard Double

Double Bedroom Two- "Lochnagar"

Across the corridor leads to a further Double Bedroom with John Lewis double bed and matching white wooden furniture. Looking out to the hills beyond in the distance and thoughts of the stunning mountain or Munro “Lochnagar” inspire this calming room decorated completely in tonal shades of blue. Original artwork and stylish textiles completes this special room.

  • Type Standard Double

Double Bedroom Three- "Ballater Sleeper"

Charming accessible downstairs Double Bedroom with cast iron double bed and interior inspired by the former Ballater Royal Railway Station. Picture window overlooks the enclosed private garden and lovely vintage railway sleepers that border the lawn. Newly fitted solid oak flooring and cosy wool rugs.

  • Type Standard Double
  • Facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Hairdryer
    • Free WiFi
    • Satellite TV
    • Child Friendly
    • Tea/Coffee Facilities
    • Radio
    • Parking
    • Public Transport
    • Kitchen Utensils
    • Cooking Equipment
    • Private Bathroom
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Drying Facilities
    • Secure bicycle storage
    • Pets Allowed
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible Rooms