Our house is set gloriously on a hill overlooking the beautiful mountain Morven which is in the Cairngorms National Park. Recently renovated to a high standard, the house has three double bedrooms accommodating up to 6 people (or 8 using sofa bed).
Recently and completely renovated to a high standard, the house has three double bedrooms. It can accommodate up to eight people (additional two people by using the sofa bed in the double bedroom on the first floor). Surrounded by rolling countryside, the landscaped garden frequently hosts hare, rabbit, pheasant and even the occasional red squirrel and deer! We have a set of binoculars handy for more detailed observation.
There are two living areas downstairs, so you can chose peace and quiet with a good book and maybe a dram in front of the roaring fire, or the stunning panoramic views of the countryside in our large L-shaped kitchen/dining/family room. If you tire of those views then there is a wall-mounted TV with the full Freeview range of channels, house-wide wifi and iPod/smart phone-ready speakers to keep everyone entertained. There is also a big selection of books and games to play. Downstairs also has one large double bedroom with a king size bed and a large en suite shower room with wonderful "rain" shower. This bedroom has a great wood-burning stove from the original cottage which was built in 1907.
The first floor has the other two spacious double rooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed and an en suite shower room also with a superb "rain" shower. There is an additional bathroom with deep claw footed bath for a luxurious soak after a hard day's golf, hill walking or lounging in the garden.
The second double bedroom has a queen size bed and a sofa bed which can sleep 2 extra guests if necessary.
L'Occitane toiletries are provided for your stay and we always leave a welcome food parcel which includes milk, bread, butter, orange juice, tea and coffee.
The kitchen is entirely new with two double ovens, induction hob, microwave oven, Nespresso coffee machine, dish washer, fridge-freezer and a well stocked selection of pots, pans and utensils for every catering need.
The new fuel oil burning boiler and radiators ensure there is always enough hot water and heat even on those wintery days.
On warmer days, the patio is a great place to sit and have an evening drink taking in the views or to have a casual meal.
The drive can accommodate four cars, so parking is never a problem. As well as the large downstairs bedroom with easy access shower, the house has wheelchair access, so nobody need miss out.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We will let you know where to collect the keys for the house. There is a folder full of useful information on the house, the appliances, places to visit and eat. Our housekeeper may pop up to check that everything is alright during your stay. Should you need to contact her, her number is in the folder.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Check in is from 2pm on your arrival day and check out is by 12 midday on your day of departure. Our housekeeper will visit the house around 12 on your departure day to ensure everything has been left in good order.
Please ensure you close all windows and lock all the doors when you leave the house and lock the keys back in the key safe at the back door.
No smoking or pets please and ask you to enjoy our home but leave it as you found it!
All doors must be locked when you leave and all windows closed.
Please empty all bins and recycling into the bins at the bottom of the track. Wash all dishes etc and empty the fridge.
We have lived in Singapore for a number of years and bought our farmhouse as our UK base. We have lovingly renovated the steading and now that our children are older, use the house less than we used to.
We expect high standards when we go on holiday and you can therefore expect the same when you stay at our home. I love to cook and so the kitchen has everything you'll need to entertain your family or friends. There is an abundance of excellent local produce available, from meat and fish at Sheridans in Ballater to local fresh produce in Aboyne and delicious cakes at the sign of the Black Faced Sheep. We also love to play games as a family and have a good selection available to you to use.
Please make yourself at home and enjoy the beautiful scenery!