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Angela Sharp

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Angela Sharp

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Speaks: english, french
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Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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 House 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 6 Bathrooms

This traditional Aberdeenshire granite six bedroomed house has its own small tower, from which flies the Soltire flag. It was built 100 years ago by a ship owner and is a Grade C listed building. This type of tower is normally found along the coast, as this was the place where a wife would watch for her husband’s ship. The house, which is south facing, has a large circular driveway to the front and a secluded flat garden at the rear where guests can relax, play games and barbecue. The rest of the garden is wild, and in winter, deer have been seen. The public rooms, including a pool room, have high ceilings, with original cornices, roses, pitch pine floors and fireplaces. Along the hall, which has a tartan carpet, is the kitchen which has an electric/gas Aga and kitchen table. Four of the bedrooms are ensuite, and only two twin bedded rooms share a bathroom but do have their own wash hand basins. The other twin bedded room (ensuite) is on the ground floor.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Angela Sharp (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, french

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Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Glenbardie House
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Glenbardie House
Ballater Aberdeen & Grampian

Where to stay at any time of year!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Glenbardie House for a week at New Year 2014. As a group of 8 friends we have been renting properties in the Highlands at that time for several years and, though the others were of an excellent standard, this is the first one that we are returning to!
Both the owner, prior to arrival, and the housekeeper thereafter were friendly and helpful and the house was a comfortable, warm and dry haven during what was sadly a very wet week. The kitchen is especially well equipped and the food shopping in Ballater is really good. As a party of eight each couple had an ensuite bedroom which was great. The pool table provided a popular diversion on wet afternoons!
As said in a previous review of The Bothy, the location is excellent with many places to visit and great walks on the doorstep. We're returning at the same time this year to enjoy the many walks and areas we didn't see and look forward to relaxing again in front of a roaring fire at the end of the day!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, Barbara. We are happy that you enjoy our "home from home" as much as we do.


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 £900 Per week

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
7 night minimum stay
End winter
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
Half Term
Feb 7 2015 - Feb 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
Spring I
Feb 21 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
Spring II
Apr 18 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
May Bank Holiday
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer I
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
October Half Term
Oct 10 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Winter I
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100
Pet Fee £0
Notes NB Shorter stays are considered. The cost is dependent on the number of days requested and whether it includes a weekend.
Deposit of £200 required to confirm booking. Balance in full required 30 days before stay begins. Payment by bank transfer.
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Ballater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 230 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Yellow room ensuite - toilet , shower
    Papaya room ensuite - toilet , shower
    Tower room ensuite - toilet , tub , There is a shower fitting but no screen around bath
    Shared bathroom for twin bedrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ground floor ensuite - toilet , shower
    Guest toilet - toilet , shower , This is located close to the back door
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Yellow room - 1 king , South facing ensuite
    Papaya room - 1 king , 1 baby crib , South facing ensuite
    Back room - 1 double , Separate ensuite bedroom at rear of house
    Twin 1 - 2 twin/ single , Shares bathroom but with own wash hand basin
    Twin 2 - 2 twin/ single , Shares bathroom but with own wash hand basin
    Ground floor - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite shower room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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 kitchen has an Aga range - electric ovens and six gas burners, a dining table with seating for eight people, two fridges, and a separate upright freezer, in addition to the one found above one of the fridges. There is a utility area just off the kitchen with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. The house receives Sky TV - sports package and offers unlimited broadband.

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