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Braehead Steading is situated on the outskirts (1.5 miles) of the small and picturesque village of Ballater, which is in the heart of Royal Deeside. The village is within the boundaries of the Cairngorm National Park, and offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland and makes a perfect base for exploring. The property is ideal for a large family, or perhaps a group of friends who want to enjoy the many activities and attractions this area offers. Braehead Steading has been equipped to a high standard and is tastefully furnished throughout.
Entering the property takes you into a spacious hall with a dining area, off which the lounge with its large feature window, and the kitchen are located. From the kitchen a hall leads to a utility room, a bathroom, a small sitting area with access to the upper twin bedroom, and a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room. This side of the house is like a separate wing, which would be ideal for a family with perhaps grandparents who would like to be in a quiet spot away from the main house.
From the dining room another stairs lead to a further two bedrooms, a king with an en-suite bathroom, and a twin which enjoys views to the front of the property. Completing the facilities on this level is another bathroom complete with a separate shower. Outside the garden is enclosed and offers a safe environment for guests with young children or perhaps a pet.
Included in the rent
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £100.00 is required at the property.
We have just spent 10 days in the most wonderful house. Ideally situated for walking and exploring the Cairngorms. The house was immaculately presented, clean, fully equipped and comfortable, plenty of room for all 8 of us! We recieved a friendly and professional service from Wilderness Cottages and will definitely book with them again. Thank you
We had a fantastic weekend at Barrhead. Very comfortable accommodation. Well equipped and kitted out. The standard was really high throughout. It was a home away from home. Stunning views. Great access to Ballater and surrounding countryside. We'll be back!!
This is a lovely house - very spacious, clean, tidy and well-equipped and with a very satisfactory number of bathrooms. The big garden was a bonus, as was the nearby Deeside Way: an easy route into Ballater, and used by all of us for walking, running and cycling. We had a wonderful holiday, and would be very keen to return.
A fantastic holiday house, set up really well for 2 families sharing, well equipped kitchen, plenty outdoor space/seating, will definately be visiting again.
Lovely house in a cracking setting.. Very clean and tidy Perfect distance to nearest town Ballater. Nice dog friendly garden. This was our 3rd visit, we love it.
We had a wonderful few days at Braehead Steading. The house is great, plenty of space for the 8 of us. Nearby Ballater was great for our food and drink etc. We went skiing at Glenshee and then came home to our cosy house and cooked in the big kitchen. The owner was very helpful, showing us a lovely walk right behind the house. We'll certainly be back here.
Thanks for an excellent holiday! The cottage was perfect for our party (3 couples, 1 adult, and a dog) as a location for walking during the day and as a space to cook, eat and relax in the evenings. Rooms were very comfortable. The overall feel of the place was lovely. Easy to get to and very easy access to Ballater. In terms of logistics could not have been easier when showing up, and things like recycling, cooking, etc all obvious. In terms of walking some great walks out the back of the property (we followed the Tullich Burn) and 20 min drive to Lochnagar and Loch Muick. Highly recommend!
Braehead Steading was a fantastic place to stay. The house is really lovely - warm and spacious with everything you could need. The area is perfect for outdoors activities - mountains, lochs, rivers, easy walking trails for the children, less than an hour from the coast and airport. The village is about a mile or so along a flat path (The Deeside Way) with some great cafes. Tourist info centre is very helpful too. Highly recommended!
A beautiful place to stay accommodation excellent setting stunning and will be using again in future
A wonderful retreat for eight golfers completely central to all relevant amenities. The river walk from Ballater at 01:00 was a wee bit of a stumble! But we made it... lol
This was our second stay in a year. We used the steading as a base while filming in the Highlands and it was a great place to relax after a long day. Underfloor heating and huge baths made so much difference when it was 2 degrees outside. A very well maintained residence in a great location. As steading has no broadband I brought a wifi dongle with me (EE network) and it got very good 4G reception. Cafe's in nearby Ballater also have wifi, so this was never a problem.
Braehead steading is a lovely property, beautifully finished and a vey comfortable stay. We stayed while skiing locally and the underfloor heating was lovely to come home to. Very spacious house, will definately be back.
We used Braehead Steading as a location base while filming in the area. We all fell in love with the place and were really happy with the rooms and facilities. The dining table was well used by cast and crew, seating up to 8 people, it made a big difference to meetings and the great meals prepared in the kitchen. Very enjoyable stay - highly recommended.
Braehead Steading is a lovely, spacious, clean and well equipped house, and wonderfully warm for a winter break. We had excellent walks just from the back of the house, and used the railway track to cycle over to Glen Tanar. A really good base for skiing, walking and cycling. We left with lots of things remaining to do next time.
We stayed in this property in Deeside recently. It was a fantastic place for us as a family of 5 adults & 2 children, because it was so spacious, & the layout was ideal for us, with 2 bedrooms in one wing of the house & 2 bedrooms in the other wing. (Ideal for 2 families sharing for example). The property was well equipped, nicely maintained & had everything we could have wanted! It was also warm so I'm sure it would be very cosy in colder weather. I would certainly recommend it!
An exceptionally comfortable and well-equipped house located just outside Ballater. If, like us, you enjoy hill-walking, Braehead Steading makes a great base for reaching the southern Cairngorms and the Mounth. Oh, and there's a distillery just along the road near Balmoral.
This is a stunning property and the owner was so incredibly helpful. Couldn't fault it and we'd definitely come again!
We had a warm welcome on arrival from the landlord,who had decorated the house beautifully for Christmas and turned the heating on, it was very welcoming. The house was spotless, spacious, well equipped and in a fantastic location. It didn't take long to feel at home and to wish we had booked an extra week. We would thoroughly recommend this house, which felt more like a luxurious home than a holiday cottage.
Small Party Discount of 20% for parties of up to four guests. Based on a two bedroom layout. Excludes the Festive Weeks. (Minimum stay 4 nights)
Available: 04/01/2022 to 20/12/2022
Offer Code: 1900-329B2892
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