This is a lovely room with a genuine Georgian four poster bed and mahogany antique furniture. The bed has just been been completely redressed and has a mattress topper. The room has views to a peaceful garden with ponds, patio area and garden. There are lovely sitting areas both inside and out.
Truly a warm highland welcome awaits with relaxed, responsive and friendly hospitality.
PLEASE NOTE up to 6 people can be accommodated here over three rooms by arrangement for larger parties. This may mean declining in the first instance to make a 'special offer' this is how the Airbnb platform operates. There is an extra cost for extra rooms.
A warm welcoming home with all modern comforts and spacious living but with a traditional feel. Centrally heated comfort, Sonus sound system and wifi but with an eclectic mix of antique and contemporary. A village centre location minutes from amenities of local shops/attractions/fishing/ easy walking distance from restaurants and pub.
Fantastic for; site seeing/fishing/walking/gliding/climbing/castle visiting/skiing and general relaxation. Stunning walks/on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park and easy access to the wonderful beats along the Dee. Easy distance to Balmoral which is the Queen's second home, Kinord Nature Reserve is 6 miles away and several National Trust castles and Gardens lie nearby.
Salmon fishing on the River Dee, trout fishing on the renowned River Don. Drying area and rod storage available as are top quality locally tied flies. Special offers for fishermen are a full cooked breakfast and packed lunch for £10 a day. Please book in advance. Fishing with or without a guide can arranged.
A home cooked 2 course meal from locally sourced ingredients is available booked in advance at £18 a head including a glass of wine.
Lots of golf nearby, including an 18 hole course in Aboyne and others at Ballater, Banchory and Inchmarlo. If you are interested in whisky our nearest distillery is Royal Lochnagar near Balmoral. An hours journey north from us can incorporate many others around the Spey Valley.
I offer a varied style continental breakfast included in the room price. Traditional Porridge, made with stone-ground oatmeal served with fresh berries/local honey or your choice of extras. I am very happy to supply a cooked breakfast and packed lunch including local produce and home bakes. A cooked breakfast needs to be booked in advance and costs £6.
- Fast speed WiFi.
-Working office space and printer available.
- additional room for teenage children at extra cost terms negotiable.
- Off road parking and free advice on local area. (local events are listed at the bottom of the page).
- Drying room and rod storage available.
- Secure bike storage and drying area.
- A lovely garden with patio and pond area.
- Garden sitting room with access to the garden.
- Games/cards/local maps/dvd/library available.
- Bus stop two minutes walk.
2017: fishers are especially welcome back to the Dee this year. Packed lunches included for a day on the river. Excellent drying area and rod storage. Special amenities for fishermen such as home bakes, drying areas and locally tied top quality flies.
Just a short distance from the Don, famed for wild brown trout fishing. The rivers Spey and Deveron are approximately an hours drive, as are the North and South Esks going South.
A village centre location minutes from amenities of local shops/attractions/salmon and trout fishing/ easy walking distance from restaurants and pub. Situated right beside the Deeside Way where you can cycle off road 10 miles to Ballater in scenic safety.
Fantastic for; fishing /site seeing/walking/gliding/climbing/castle visiting/skiing and general relaxation. Stunning walks/on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park. Easy distance to Balmoral, which is the Queen's second home. Kinord Nature Reserve is 6 miles away and several National Trust castles and gardens in the vicinity. Lots of golf nearby, including an 18 hole course in Aboyne and others at Ballater, Banchory, and Inchmarlo. If you are interested in whisky our nearest distillery is Royal Lochnagar near Balmoral. An hours journey north from us can incorporate many famous distilleries around the Spey Valley.
- walking distance to theatre, swimming pool, park/ village green/coffee shops/ river and local pub.
- Many local maps available for walkers to peruse.
- Adjacent to the Deeside Way which gives off road cycling to Ballater where there are further restaurants and shopping.
- Aboyne has a music and arts festival in July and an outdoor activity festival called 'Active Aboyne' in September.
Ballater walking week 201 8 during May
Many local Highlands Games occur in the summer months.
Aboyne Highland Games is always on the first Saturday in August.
In July Aboyne is the centre of a cultural festival which includes keynote authors and speakers, as well as art and drama events. Many local houses host events such as intimate classical/Jazz music evenings. The brochure is available on line.
'Active Aboyne' (September) runs each year and includes many activities for the fit and not so fit.
Love art? Then come and stay in September. Come and see the many open studios and exhibitions during NEOS (North East Open Studios), the largest art event of its kind in Scotland, during which time private studios are open to the public.
Two lovely large sitting rooms and work space are available. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee anytime and store food and snacks. Wine can be chilled and ice and glasses provided. Let me know if this is a special occasion. Please note the kitchen is not available for guests to cook.
Available by mobile anytime and ready to provide local advice and information.
There is a well behaved Labrador here who is happy to receive a pat or keep out of your way throughout your stay.
Not a rule but..We hope that guests will enjoy their stay, please ask if we can help in anyway.
Booking confirms the room reservation
Check in from 4pm. Please arrange a late check if after 10.30pm happy to have early or late check in.
No shoes in the house please.
Tea and coffee is available in the rooms but do please feel free to join us downstairs in the kitchen or garden room.
Fridge available if needed. A home cooked meal can be arranged in advance, sourced from local suppliers at £ 20 a head including a glass of wine.
Please return quietly late in the evening.
There is a charge of £60 cleaning for any excessive cleaning required.
Bright outgoing active person with warm welcome. University educated . Work part time and enjoy walking, gardening and the arts. Happy to accommodate specific needs and advise on local eats and treats in the area. I am respectful of others homes and so far have met some amazing guests...come and be the next :) outdoor pursuits a speciality from walking to fishing.
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