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Faunoran Cottage, Crathie - near Balmoral

The front of the cottage, with plenty of parking, is surrounded by fields to the side and rear.
26 reviews
The front of the cottage, with plenty of parking, is surrounded by fields to the side and rear.
The newly refurbished sitting room has a wood burning stove, and a TV with DVD player
The large patio doors provide lots of natural light, easy access to the garden and lovely views
The large dining room provides ample space for family meals and/or games
The dining room also has a wood burning stove to keep you cosy in the winter months
The cottage has new double glazing, central heating and patio doors into the enclosed garden
The large master bedroom has a kingsize double bed, chest of drawers, and walk in wardrobe
The large twin bedroom has a chest of drawers and a fitted wardrobe
The kitchen has an electric cooker and hob, a dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
The upstairs bathroom with powerful shower over the bath, there is a further WC downstairs
The patio with gazebo allows you to enjoy the outdoors and amazing scenery
In the summer months it barely gets dark allowing you to make the most of your day outside
The gazebo has subtle party lights to allow you to enjoy warm evenings outside in the garden
The amazing local scenery, Lochnagar is snow capped in the background, a few miles from the cottage
Balmoral castle is just 1 mile from the cottage and open most of the year (closed August-September)
The Albert memorial on the Balmoral estate is a lovely walk just on our doorstep
The crater of Lochnagar, the local Munro is very accessible and a must for any visiting hill walkers
The Balmoral estate (and local area) has lots of lovely walks with amazing scenery to enjoy
The cottage is located in the Cairngorm National Park
Crathie Kirk, just a few minutes walk from the cottage
The Royal Lochnagar distillery is within walking distance, well worth a visit
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Crathie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Faunoran Cottage is located in the village of Crathie just a few hundred yards from Balmoral Castle, in the heart of Royal Deeside – an area famed for its scenic grandeur and its wide range of holiday activities. The fully refurbished and very comfortable two-bedroom cottage is ideally situated for exploring beautiful Royal Deeside and the Grampian or Cairngorm Mountains. The picturesque local towns of Ballater and Braemar, along with many ancient castles and the Whisky Trail (around some of Scotland's most famous distilleries) are all close by.

The cottage is easily accessible yet set away from the main road so you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the local area. A cosy lounge and spacious dining room each with a wood burning stove, two large bedrooms (a double and a twin), bathroom, desperate WC, and well-equipped kitchen ma...
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About the Owner, Dawn & Hans G
Languages spoken: English, Dutch
Response Rate: 95 %
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : May 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 74 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We respect the privacy of our guests, but are readily available if required to provide any guidance or advice about the local area.
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Excellent - based on 26 reviews
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aberdeen scotland
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165 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in April 2018

We had a lovely short stay in Founoran cottage. It's classy, cosy, comfortable and very well equipped. The enclosed garden has been beautifully landscaped and has wonderful views. Dawn and Hans are very welcoming and have thought of everything. Stunning location with Balmoral estate and Crathie Kirk on your doorstep, plus easy drive to lovely wee towns of Ballater and...

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Thank you for your kind review, we always get great satisfaction from our guests enjoying their stay at our cottage. We will look forward to welcoming you back another time!


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Reviewed 14 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

A lovely cottage with a lovely garden situated in a lovely place. Perfect for mountainhiking and Moutainbiking. Thank you Dawn & Hans for your warm welcome and advice on where to go. We bring back moments that will stay with us forever.

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Delighted you enjoyed your stay and made some lasting memories of this beautiful part of Scotland. We hope to welcome you back another time!


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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Just back from a stay in this fabulous cottage. Ideal location to get into the southern Cairngorms and Royal Desside. A very well appointed cottage, 2 log burners, beautiful garden and extremely comfortable beds. Anyone heading for this place is not going to be disappointed. Thanks to Dawn and Hans for sharing their little slice of heaven. Enjoy!

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Thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure having you stay at our cottage.


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  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Super King
    2 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 1 725
R 1 897
R 10 262
4 May 2018 -
28 Jun 2018
May & June 2018
3 nights
R 1 897
R 2 070
R 11 038
29 Jun 2018 -
27 Jul 2018
Summer 2018
7 nights -- --
R 11 986
31 Aug 2018 -
26 Oct 2018
Autumn 2018
3 nights
R 1 897
R 2 070
R 11 038
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
The Cottage is perfectly located for exploring Royal Deeside and beyond. We are a stone’s throw from Crathie Kirk and Balmoral Castle, with Lochnagar (a popular Munro) accessible by foot or mountain bike. We offer four quality mountain bikes for our guests to enjoy exploring the local trails (free of charge).

Aberdeenshire and Deeside has much to offer (walking, hiking, skiing, golf, road & mountain biking, sightseeing, shopping, castle & whisky trails, art galleries, restaurants etc!).

A consistent comment from our guests is about how beautiful the area is and how there is so much to do that they wished they could stay for longer!
Getting around
There are many activities and sights to enjoy on our doorstep, however if you wish to explore further afield Aberdeen, Pitlochry and Perth are around an hour’s drive away, with Aviemore and Inverness around an hour and a half by car. Whichever way you travel you will drive through beautiful scenery and have the opportunity of stopping at whisky distilleries, castles or other visitor attractions along the way.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Aberdeen: 80.0 km
Railway: Aberdeen: 80.0 km
The Cottage is located in the heart of Crathie, set back from the main road (A93). If coming from Aberdeen direction we are the first house on the left as you enter Crathie. If coming from Braemar direction we are just a few hundred yards past the Balmoral (South Deeside) turn off. You will pass the primary school on your left and we are just beyond that on the right hand side of the road. The property is set back from the road, accessed via a gravel drive with a set of white metal gates.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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