Easter Knocklea Cottage Bellabeg - Strathdon
Cairngorms National Park

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Easter Knocklea Cottage - Cairngorms National Park

Location: Bellabeg - Strathdon - Cairngorms National Park

Sleeps: 6

Price From: £1099 p.w.

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Easter Knocklea Cottage, Bellabeg, Strathdon

Sleeps 6 - Open Fire - WiFi - Pets Welcome

Easter Knocklea Cottage is an outstanding property, situated in an elevated position within the River Don Valley and just 9 miles from The Lecht ski centre.  Ideal for those looking to take to the slopes in the winter months and if you're visiting in the summer months you will not be stuck for outdoor pursuits... it's a must for mountain bikers!

The house offers knockout views from virtually every window of the river below and the amazing hills of the Cairngorms National Park. Its location is a peaceful, tranquil and rural, offering a perfect retreat for couples, families or groups looking for a base but within easy reach of so much more. 

Golden Eagles have been spotted close by, so this is a great location for bird watching. For history lovers a visit to Corgarff Castle and the Doune of Invernochty are worthy days out. Families, why not take a trip to Balmoral Castle for the day or a visit to Muir Of Dinnet which offers outdoor trails for young adventurers with an abundance of wildlife on offer. 

There are around 40 trails for walking enthusiasts, runners and bikers, all close to Bellabeg.  If fishing is your passion the River Don is close by where you can fish for Wild Brown Trout & Salmon. The Don has some great fly water with fast flowing streamy runs and rocky pools. Permits are available from 'Fishpal' website.

The house offers spacious accommodation furnished with an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary pieces.

Accommodation on the lower level is mostly open plan, with the sitting room having an open fire. The bedrooms on the upper level are stylishly furnished and the bathrooms are beautifully appointed. Equipped to a high standard throughout, including wifi, the house would make an ideal base no matter what time of the year you visit.

Nearby the small village of Bellabeg (3 miles) has a shop and The Steading Bar at The Lonach Hotel (4 miles) is an ideal spot for a light lunch or evening meal. During the summer the annual Lonach Gathering with its famous March of the Lonach Highlanders is held is not to be missed.


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  • Open plan accommodation on lower level incorporating the sitting room, kitchen/dining room and sun room.
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Kitchen, electric oven, 5 burner gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and all the usual kitchen equipment.
  • Dining room with dining table, music system with turntable, cd player, radio.
  • Sun room with dining table.
  • Small TV room, Freesat TV/DVD player.
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, wc, whb, heated towel rail.
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, fridge, freezer, boot and coat storage.


  • Master bedroom with king size bed and dressing area.
  • King size bedroom.
  • Twin bedroom.
  • Shower room with shower, wc, whb, heated towel rail.

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity and heating costs, central heating throughout.
  • Initial supply of fuel for the open fire, extra on a honesty basis.

Other Facilities

  • WiFi.
  • Indoor & outdoor drying.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Travel cot and high chair; please note no bed linen is supplied for the cot.
  • Music collection - LP & CD.
  • Selection of books and games.
  • Honesty telephone for local and emergency calls.
  • Garden with furniture.
  • Off road car parking.

Single Sex Groups

The property is not available to rent for hen or stag parties.

Pets Welcome

Two well behaved pets are allowed at the property, please note all pets must be kept off the furniture and out of the bedrooms. A £20.00 weekly charge applies for each pet.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £300.00 is required at the property.

Best Features

  • Spectacular property with village amenities a short distance away.
  • An ideal base for exploring the Cairngorm National Park, all year round.
  • 9 miles from The Lecht ski centre, excellent location for ski-ing enthusiasts.
  • Quiet location with beautiful views over the surrounding hills.
  • Fishing close by - Permits available from Fishpal




Easter Knocklea Cottage Reviews

The latest reviews of Easter Knocklea Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 01/11/2023
And awarded it
Fantastic cottage in an idyllic location. You absolutely need a robust vehicle in bad weather however we were in a 4 x 4 so ok. Our dogs were safe around the cottage off lead and the surrounding area is incredibly peaceful. Neighbouring cottage did not overlook ours despite reading this in other reviews! One small issue was the beds were quite small for us as we are used to a super king however all bedding and towels provided were spotless as was the remainder of the cottage. Kitchen incredibly well equipped and owners have thought of everything including a Tin with first aid kit items in downstairs bathroom. Overall a very pleasant stay and housekeeper Mahri was very helpful and returned an item of clothing in the post that we left behind by accident. Thank you Mahri! And thank you to Selma the owner too in checking the cottage was accessible due to recent flooding before we set off on our long journey, very responsive and much appreciated. Would highly recommend and consider returning ourselves again in the future. ????

Reviewed this property on 17/10/2023
And awarded it
Easter Knocklea is a wonderful holiday home. It has stunning views over the surrounding countryside. The master bedroom has windows both sides making it also a lovely place to wake up in. The house itself has a lovely interior which makes it a pleasure to be there. The kitchen is well equipped and the house spotlessly clean. We will definitely return!

Reviewed this property on 19/09/2023
And awarded it
We had a wonderful holiday at Easter Knocklea , the cottage is so well equipped and the views are amazing . We loved all the walking direct from the cottage and the stars and Owls at night were brilliant .

Reviewed this property on 14/08/2023
And awarded it
We have just spent an amazing week at Easter Knocklea Cottage. A beautiful property inside and out. Spacious, yet cosy, with many different seating areas. A well equipped kitchen, including an extra fridge and freezer in the very useful boot room! We enjoyed having meals in the conservatory where the views across the valley were amazing. We also spent lots of time sitting outside admiring the view and the wildlife. The property is in a secluded position, with just 1 near neighbour, but a very useful Spar shop in the village of Bellabeg a few miles down the road. We had a great time exploring the local area and the wider Cairngorm area including the Balmoral estate.

Reviewed this property on 07/06/2022
And awarded it
We enjoyed a great week at the cottage, which was clean, well equipped and furnished to a high standard. It really is a wilderness cottage with the neighbouring cottage being the only other one visible for what seems likes miles. Nevertheless Braemar is not that far away nor are the Munros accessible from Lin of Dee and Inverey - we climbed 13 during our stay! The highlight (for Dad) was our Jubilee Night Beacon in the huge fire bowl just outside the house.

Reviewed this property on 01/01/2022
And awarded it
Amazing property equipped with everything you could want for a relaxing stay. Definitely premium in every sense. We stayed in winter and the house was so well heated we didn't need to light the fire, we simply wanted the experience of seeing it burn :-) Location is remote so if you are going with a group then it will be a really relaxing retreat. If you are a small family then you will need to drive to get to pubs, amenities etc but not too far away if roads ok. We found roads quite icy after sundown and we didn't venture out in car after dark (and we are not typically that cautious). One recommendation for owner, a bag of grit for the driveaway down to road is essential, we had some hairy moments getting down the drive if we wanted to go out in the mornings. The drive was like sheet ice. All in all we loved our stay and would definitely recommend it for a peaceful, natural, beautiful, stay in an amazingly large, premium and well equipped place.

Reviewed this property on 30/12/2021
And awarded it
Well what can we say.. Simply stunning property.. Beautiful location. We will return... Kitchen is excellent with every utensil you could possibly think off.. Great facilities and stunning rooms I just love EasterKknocklea Cottage

Reviewed this property on 14/11/2021
And awarded it
Great cottage in good location for exploring the area of Cairngorms and Aberdeenshire. The cottage has great views from the garden side, but the garden and cottage windows are open to the cottage next door so may be an issue for dogs or privacy (as no curtains) if anyone is there during a stay (not for us, as nobody was there). Cottage has everything for a great week away.

Reviewed this property on 26/10/2021
And awarded it
Delightful property in a lovely location. Well equipped and comfortable. Loved the sense of isolation, great views. Surroundings immediate and further afield within the national park accessible and great for exploring this beautiful area. Patience will reward you with wildlife sightings, red squirrels, deer, eagles and smaller birds of prey.

Reviewed this property on 17/10/2021
And awarded it
One of the most wonderful houses we have stayed in in Scotland. Beautifully set out, just the right level of seclusion and close to many wonderful things to do throughout the Cairngorms National Park. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 10/08/2021
And awarded it
Stunning location. house is just superb. beautiful and clean, everything you could poosibly want for a lovely stay. stunning views form the garden. little shop not far from the house with lovely friendly staff.stunning walks, great location to explore great for dogs

Reviewed this property on 06/07/2021
And awarded it
Easter Knocklea was not only a wonderful property to hunker down in but also a great springboard in which to explore the Cairngorm and Moray. The property is elevated with views out and no other house can be seen within the vista in front of you. A really comfortable, well-considered house with many rooms for guests to spread out and find areas either to be quiet in or come together. Spotless, considered and hidden away from the hubbub; book it if you can.

Reviewed this property on 01/07/2021
And awarded it
Beautiful cottage set in delightful surroundings with amazing views. Very tastefully furnished throughout. Walks from the doorstep. Truely and wonderfully remote. I didn't see another human for the whole time I was there, which was just what I wanted!

Reviewed this property on 02/11/2020
And awarded it
We had a wonderful week at this superb cottage. It was spotlessly clean and fabulously well equipped. No photographs could do it justice. The location is ideal with the most glorious views and fantastic walks straight from the back door. We can't wait to return. Thank you!

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