Crathie Opportunity Holidays

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We have four specially designed and equipped self-catering holiday cottages situated in a paved courtyard overlooking the River Dee in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. 


Royal Deeside is renowned for its spectacular scenery, variety of wildlife, castles and whisky distilleries. If you want to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday without worrying about access and facilities Crathie Opportunity Holidays is the place for you.


It is the perfect destination for people with special needs as each cottage comes equipped with wheel-in shower, clos-o-mat toilet and height-adjustable sink in the bathroom, the main bedroom has an electric height-adjustable bed and ceiling track hoist. The kitchen surfaces and appliances are all wheelchair accessible with room to manoeuvre. There is also a range of special equipment available, at no extra cost; mobile hoist, monkey pole, shower chairs, pressure relief mattress etc. The furniture and fittings are of extremely high quality and design, and each cottage has recently been refurbished and has its own individual style.


Other on-site facilities include laundry room, glazed garden room, children’s play area, rustic log cabin and riverside patio. 


The warmth of the welcome is fantastic; the staff are fully committed to ensuring that you enjoy a lovely holiday at The Manse Courtyard.



Gelder cottage is located in The Manse Courtyard overlooking the River Dee. It sleeps 5 people and has a twin bed accessible bedroom on the ground floor and a gallery bedroom that sleeps 3 upstairs.

STL Licence No: AS 00981P

  • Type 2 Bed Room Apartment


Gairn cottage is located in the middle of The Manse Courtyard. It sleeps 4 in two twin bedrooms; one accessible bedroom on the ground floor and the second bedroom is an upstairs gallery room.

STL LIcence No: AS 00980P

  • Type 2 Bed Room Apartment


Clunie cottage is located in The Manse Courtyard. It sleeps up to 6 people; there is a twin accessible bedroom, a double bedroom and a double sofabed all on the ground floor. There is a patio and seating area overlooking a little garden.

STL Licence No: AS 00937P

  • Type 2 Bed Room Apartment


Girnock is a detached cottage located in The Manse Courtyard overlooking the River Dee. It sleeps 4 people in two twin bedrooms on the ground floor.

STL Licence No: AS00982P

  • Type 2 Bed Room Apartment
  • Official Star Rating
  • Facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Hairdryer
    • Free WiFi
    • Freeview TV
    • Satellite TV
    • Direct Dial Telephones
    • Child Friendly
    • Tea/Coffee Facilities
    • Radio
    • Residents Lounge
    • Parking
    • Kitchen Utensils
    • Cooking Equipment
    • Private Bathroom
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Drying Facilities
    • Pets Allowed
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible Rooms
    • Disabled Access
    • Blue Badge Parking
    • Assistance For Walking
  • Visit Scotland Welcome Scheme
  • Accreditations and Awards