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“Royal Deeside”
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Craiglarach Cottage
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7 reviews
Craiglarach Cottage
Craiglarach cottage
Wood burner in sitting room
Window seat with view of garden
Sitting room
Sitting room
Dining room
Kitchen
Family bathroom
View of garden from dining room
View from the garden
Aboyne green
River Dee
View of Morven
Walk along the River Dee
Walking in Glen Tanar Estate
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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Richard H
Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Royal Deeside”
Reviewed 17 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

A cottage of character with all our needs fulfilled. Roe Deer in the garden - silence apart from the sound of the river nearby.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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715Pat
Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Charming, Idyllic, Relaxing Cottage”
Reviewed 25 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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The Cottage was beautiful and the previous reviews were spot on! It was immaculate throughout and lots of care had gone into the decor. It was spacious and would comfortably accommodate a family of four or two couples. The kitchen was well organised with everything you would require to cook a meal and there was a separate breakfast room overlooking the garden. It was very peaceful but not too remote and there were lovely views over fields and forrests. We saw pheasants, deer and red squirrels in the garden right outside the window. It was only a five minute walk down to the River Dee where we saw people fishing. It's less than a mile from Aboyne town center and only 10 miles from Ballater and there were a number of restaurants and coffee shops nearby offering local food. We stayed for a week and haven't felt that relaxed in a long time.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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R C
ACT
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Well-appoiinted and secluded”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

A little difficult to find (don't rely on Satnav), but it's a real gem. The cottage looks out over (up to) field, forest and mountain and is very well equipped - everything you could need in the kitchen, including consumables like paper towel and dishwasher tablets - as well as spotlessly clean. There is a glassed-in conservatory for breakfast and a cosy sitting room with fireplace. The bed is comfortable and the hot water reliable. Pheasants visit regularly and we saw a mink bounding across the back lawn. Although there are some walks in the immediate vicinity, the cottage is best as a base for exploring the wider Deeside area.

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Liked best: fireplace
Liked least: peat coloured water (but there was a filter)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Fochabers
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect for us”
Reviewed 16 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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person found this review helpful

My husband, my daughter, and our daughter's dog, all enjoyed a lovely week of mixed weather at Craiglarach Cottage, from 7-14th September.
Everything was so well thought out for visitors , from the more than adequate amount of crockery and cutlery, to the bedside lamps, lovely dining room etc.
The complete cleanliness of the place made for instant comfort, as so many holiday homes skimp on this basic necessity, and I often find myself spending a couple of hours cleaning before I feel comfortable.
The whole area of Royal Deeside is stunningly beautiful, and the cottage is in a wooded area, rich in birdlife, deer, even a couple of frogs and a newt made themselves known to us.

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Liked best: The cleanliness
Liked least: We found nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Luanne W
Kelowna, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The cottage was exactly what we were looking for.”
Reviewed 27 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We spent four nights at Craiglarach Cottage during one of the biggest snowfalls of the year. The cottage was warm and spotless on our arrival, and there was plenty of firewood available to keep us cozy throughout our stay. The underfloor heating and towel rails were great, as were the individually controlled radiators. We were travelling with two teenage boys, and they appreciated having their own beds. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a cozy retreat.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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