These two, detached holiday properties are located in the heart of Ballater, within 100 yards of Ballater village green, restaurants, cafés, take-aways and shops, many of which feature the Royal ’By Appointment’ coats of arms. The Coyles (ref UK31466) is an impressive granite Victorian merchant’s house, with all the lovely high ceilings and details you would expect from a period property. Ideal for larger gatherings, whether enjoying a special birthday or a relaxing get together with friends, with plenty of living space and very good amenities throughout to ensure a memorable and convivial holiday. On two levels, it offers a high standard of comfort throughout and is a great choice at any time of the year. Built in 1888 using local granite, pitch pine and slate, it’s a true Victorian gem. It has its own enclosed garden and grounds, and enjoys lovely rural views to the south to Craig Coilleach. Quiet and secluded, the gardens are largely laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and several flower borders with a variety of shrubs. There is a handy shed for bike and kayak storage, and for outdoor entertainment there is a paved patio area, with outdoor seating and barbecue. The Coyles Cottage (ref SBH) has its own garden and grounds and is well equipped throughout with a lovely sunny conservatory, and benefits from triple glazing and central heating throughout, affording year-round comfort.
Ballater sits in the heart of majestic Royal Deeside and is also located in the Cairngorms National Park, making it one of Scotland’s most scenic visitor spots. It boasts cosy cafés, quality restaurants, excellent shopping and great links to outdoor adventure, including hiking, climbing and skiing. Golf can be played in the beautiful surroundings of the 18-hole Ballater golf club and fishing is available, with the appropriate permits, on the River Dee. Ballater has many links to the Royal family and historic castles nearby include Balmoral, Crathes and Craigievar. The Grampians offer wonderful hill walking and wildlife, and the surrounding area of Deeside is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Leisurely walks abound on the banks of the River Dee or within a few miles there’s great walking at Burn O Vat, Lochnagar and Loch Muick.
Deeside is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast with a wide and varied range of sporting activities. The area has excellent hill walking and on/off road cycling facilities and the ski centres at Aviemore, Glenshee and the Lecht are within a short travelling distance. For the sportsman, the River Dee is one of the most popular salmon rivers in Scotland and the River Don is famous for its trout. Deer stalking and grouse shooting can be arranged in the locality. Relatively central for interesting and varied days out, the city of Aberdeen can be reached in around an hour, with Dundee, Perth and Inverness all accessible within 2 hours’ drive through spectacular scenery. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 13 guests.
Living room 1: With open fire and 50" Freesat TV.
Living room 2: With electric coal-effect fire and 42" Freesat TV.
Dining room/conservatory: With 48" Freesat Smart TV, DVD player and patio doors leading to garden.
Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric oven, range with electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room 1: With fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room 2: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle, heated towel rail and separate en-suite toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, heated towel rail and separate en-suite toilet.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 5: With single bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bathroom: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Oil central heating (partial underfloor), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. ½-acre grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 5 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps in the garden.