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Easter Knocklea Cottage is an outstanding property, situated in an elevated position within the River Don Valley. Recently renovated, the house offers fantastic views from virtually every window of the river below and the hills of the Cairngorms National Park. Its location is a peaceful, tranquil and rural retreat for a couple or a family. 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. For winter sports enthusiasts the Lecht ski area is located just a short drive away.
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 on the fourth Saturday in August.
Included in the rent
Single Sex Groups
The property is not available to rent for hen or stag parties.
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 £250.00 is required at the property.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!