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Angela Sharp

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Angela Sharp

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Ballater House Rental Photos and Description

Glenbardie HOUSE sleeps 12; Glenbardie BOTHY sleeps 6

Glenbardie House and Glenbardie Bothy are the perfect places to stay to explore Royal Deeside and the Cairngorm National Park. Each with its own garden, they sit within a one acre walled property at the foot of the oak covered Craigendarroch Hill on just 600 metres from the centre of the Victorian market town of Ballater. Both houses offer a peaceful retreat, yet local amenities are just a short walk away.

Glenbardie House sleeps 12 people and Glenbardie Bothy, six people. A cot is also available at Glenbardie House. One dog is permitted in both houses. Whilst Glenbardie Bothy is wheel chair friendly, Glenbardie House is not, as there are many steps both outside and inside the house. However, it does have a ground floor bedroom. The houses are comfortably furnished and well equipped, with Sky Sports package, offer Wifi, garden furniture and BBQ. Both houses are non smoking.

Details for Glenbardie Bothy 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Glenbardie Bothy, originally the stables for Glenbardie House, sits at the rear of the property. It now is a three bedroomed cottage and nestles at the foot of the oak covered Craigendarroch Hill. The ground floor, with underfloor central heating, has an open plan well equipped kitchen, dining and living area with a grey slate floor. French windows lead on to a patio, which faces south. There is a carpeted master bedroom with a king sized bed, which has an ensuite bathroom. A utility room is found off the kitchen with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. The cottage boasts a stove for added warmth but more to give atmosphere as it is particularly well insulated. A locally handcrafted stairway, with a window looking onto the hill, leads to the first floor, which has wooden flooring and electric central heating. There are two bedrooms, one double one with a king size bed and a twin bedded room. There is a shared shower room with a velux window looking onto the oaks.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Angela Sharp (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, french

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Glenbardie Bothy
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Glenbardie Bothy
Ballater Aberdeen & Grampian
North West England

Another great week in this great property!

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from another great week spent at Glenbardie Bothy, as usual both the booking process and stay were faultless. The housekeeper had provided a few treats and essentials on our arrival and a card welcoming us back was most appreciated. The surrounding area is fantastic especially in Autumn and despite us leaving (and returning to) the North West of England in pouring rain our week was mainly dry and remarkably rain free. The location of the house is excellent, as is the quality of the accommodation on offer, its well furnished, well equipped with plenty of hot water for our family and even the broadband is pretty good! There is a log burner (free logs in the garden) and a well equipped kitchen and laundry room. There are plenty of small shops, coffee shops & and few restaurants in Ballater centre which is a 5 minute walk from the house, further afield the lovely small town of Braemar is approx. 15 miles to the West, Aberdeen in about 1 1/2 hours to the East for larger stores and cinemas and the Perthshire towns of Blairgowrie and Pitlochry are around 1 and 1 1/2 hours respectively. Having stayed in many holiday cottages and many in Scotland I have to say that Glenbardie is the best. This is a property that puts quality and guests comfort before profit and is obviously lovingly cared for and maintained, if you ever consider selling it let us know!
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We're delighted that The Bothy is so much appreciated......


Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Nearest Ferry
64 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
64 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
64 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
The Lecht
Nearest Beach
64 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The Victorian market town of Ballater,, boasts excellent shops, many displaying their Royal Warrants, pubs and restaurants, sports centre, cycle hire and golf course. The River Dee, which creates a natural boundary for the town, is renowned for its salmon fishing. Ballater even has its own newspaper, the Ballater and Craithie Eagle and a “slightly irreverent” on line site called the Ballater Bugle. When the Queen is in residence during the months of August and September, the Royal Guard is billeted in the Victoria Barracks in the village.

The House or The Bothy is an excellent base for touring this beautiful and varied part of the Scottish Highlands. The immediate area offers an abundance of activities offering something for everyone. Balmoral Castle and Royal Lochnagar Distillery are 8 miles to the west. There are many local castles, whisky and heritage trails, fishing, sports and wildlife, cycle and hiking trails, horse riding and the skiing centres of Glenshee and the Lecht.

Day trips to Speyside with its whisky, the Scottish Cairngorms to the north and Aberdeen to the East are manageable.

The granite city of Aberdeen is the closest centre for rail and air links and car hire.

Useful sites are: Ballater Scotland, Undiscovered Scotland, Royal Deeside and Visit Scotland. Below we’ve tried to give you a better idea of what the area has to offer:

CYCLING - The old railway line (Balater to Dinnet) is popular with walkers and cyclists alike.  Visit Cycle Scotland and the Forestry Commission  ??

FISHING - Fish Dee.  Also fish for rainbow trout at Tullich Fishery, 2 miles (3kms) away. 

GLIDING - Deeside Gliding Club ,Aboyne, holds the UK altitude record of 38,600 feet. 

GOLF - Other than BALLATER (18 hole course), there are courses at: ABOYNE (18), ABOYNE LOCK (9), ALFORD (18), BANCHORY (18), BRAEMAR (18), INCHMARLO (9), INCHMARLO LAIRDS (18), LUMPHANAN (9), PETERCULTER (18), TARLAND (9 holes) - Email:

HORSE RIDING - Balmoral Estates or Glentanar Estate

JOGGING/RUNNING - Choose from forest, hill and river trails around Ballater. Both the Ballater Highland Games and the Braemar Gathering have a hill race competition. There is the BALMORAL RUN 26 - 27 April, 2014. Set in the grounds of Balmoral Estate.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CENTRE - Deeside Activity Centre 14 miles (23kms) from Ballater

SNOW SKIING - The Lecht2090 is the closest ski slope to Glenbardie

Glenshee is Scotland’s largest ski-centre 8 miles (13kms) south of Braemar. 

Alford Ski Centre at Howe of Alford

SWIMMING - Craigendarroch Hilton Hotel, Ballater


A stay at Glenbardie would not be complete without a walk along the River Dee and for the more active to the top of Craigendarroch Hill, and the one at Cambus O’May.    Also, visit Royal Deeside, Forestry Commission and Walk Highlands.

For the avid climber, there are many Munros 

WATER SKIING - Aboyne Loch Water Skiing .

WILDLIFE - Ballater lies at the Eastern border of the Cairngorm National Park ,home to a quarter of Scotland's native woodland

CASTLES - Balmoral Castle open from October to July.  Others of note are: Braemar Castle, Craigievar Castle, Crathes Castle (a favourite) Drum Castle.

VICTORIAN HERITAGE TRAIL leads you to some of the many sights Queen Victoria enjoyed during her visits to the area. Close to Ballater there is Glen Muick, with its wonderful loch. Others are Cambus O'May, Crathie Church, Braemar and the Linn of Dee.

DISTILLERIES - DEESIDE has The Royal Lochnagar Distillery and the tours are very enjoyable. Another is the Fettercairn’s Hillside Distillery, one of the oldest malt whisky distlleries in Scotland.

SPEYSIDE boasts The Malt Whisky Trail. This links several famous distilleries: Strathisla (Chivas Regal), Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, The Glenlivet, Cardhu, Glen Grant, Dallas Dhu and Benromach.

Festivals and Events in the area:

BALLATER HIGHLAND GAMES. August during Victoria week. Email:

ABOYNE HIGHLAND GAMES . First Saturday in August. Email:

BRAEMAR GATHERING First Saturday in September.


Fourth Saturday in August. The highlight of these games is the March of the Lonach Highlanders.  Email:


Held during August, the week celebrates the town’s connection to Queen Victoria. The “week” is actually ten days of activities and includes the Ballater Highland Games.  

BALLATER WALKING FESTIVAL?17 - 24 May 2014 for hillwalkers of all ages and abilities. Email:


Rates & Availability

From £89 Per night

Ballater House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas & New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
End Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
Half Term
Feb 7 2015 - Feb 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Spring I
Feb 21 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
Spring II
Apr 18 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
May Bank Holiday
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer I
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
October Half Term
Oct 10 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0
Refundable damage deposit £100
Notes NB - Shorter stays are considered. The cost of these stays is dependent on the number of days requested and whether or not a weekend is involved.
For all rentals a deposit is required of £200. This is made up of £100 as a booking deposit, and £100 for a refundable security deposit.
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Ballater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The house receives Sky TV - sports package and has broadband Wifi

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