Morrone is a beautiful highland house. It faces south and also has spectacular views directly over the Cairngorms National Park. Full double glazing and gas central heating and stands in its own secluded sunny gardens of 1/2 acre. External drying room for clothes and fishing rods. 4 bedrooms - 3 double (two with a double bed and one with two matching singles) and 1 single beds - all have very good beds and mattresses; For large parties we can also offer our attached but self-contained cottage with 4 further single beds, kitchen and lounge with patio doors. The house and cottage therefore offer flexible accommodation for parties ranging from 5 to 13 people. Two spacious lounges with high-quality double sofa-bed; HD flat screen satellite TV; Sun-doors and patio; Modern kitchen with electric cooker, fridge freezer, microwave; Dining-room; Utility room with washing machine; 3 Bathrooms. If you want to keep in touch, we offer free Wireless broad band WiFi.
- Cottage1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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- Response time:
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- English, French, German, Italian, Czech
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 14, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The Cottage is delightful and Braemar is a quiet village with an excellent restaurant (The Braemar Lodge). The Cottage was clean, the wood burning stove worked well and the WiFi was good. The Cottage sits in a pleasant garden and wass very quiet situated near the end of road.
We were surprised to have to pay for the cottage electricity, it is not covered by the rent but it was a reasonable cost. The Cottage has a mezzanine floor with a low roof which didn't suit my 6'2" height, (Banged head), The patio wouldn't lock so we kept valuables in our vehicle, although Braemar appears to be crime free.
There is a Coop for food and the fish and chip shop freshly cooks your order.
The 'HomeAway' adverts can be confusing. Pictures of Morrone House are used to illustrate Morrone Cottage as well (See picture attached to this review).
A very enjoyable break.
Dear Bill, Thank you very much. I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the cottage. Yes, I agree - the Wi-Fi is good with a strong signal. The patio door does lock - it is a modern double-glazed door and you need to raise the white lever as well as turn the key.
In reply to your question about fuel, the reason we charge for electricity separately is that small parties in the summer use less than, e.g. a larger number in winter. Different people also have quite different usages. So if we averaged the cost out and added it to the rent, then small parties in summer would subsidize larger parties in winter. So we think it is fairer to charge just for what people use exactly according to the meter readings as you would at home. We just use the meter readings at the beginning and end of your stay and since there is a night storage white meter for both heating and hot water, it is reasonably cheap as you say.
A perfect holiday home!
This is lovely house and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful escape in the Cairngorms. The house is spacious and comfortable: our family of four shared it with a couple of friends with more space to spare. It was spotless and well equipped. The garden is beautiful and HUGE, much to our boys' delight who could play football all day long. The location is also great, a short walk to the village and only few steps away from the stunning views of the Cairngorms and the river Dee. I look forward to our next stay!
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Die Kommunikation mit der Verwalterin zuvor war freundlich und hilfreich. Die Übergabe war denkbar unkompliziert, die Tür stand offen, der Schlüssel hing im Flur. Das Cottage liegt am Rande des Dorfes in einem großen Garten. Leider entsprach die weitere Wirklichkeit nicht der Beschreibung. Von Luxus konnte keine Rede sein, die Einrichtung ist schlicht und zweckmäßig. Die Sauberkeit ließ zu wünschen übrig. WLAN funktionierte nur an der Verbindungstür zum Haupthaus, selbst unsere Nachfrage erbrachte keine Abhilfe. Auf Einzelbetten waren wir eingestellt, nicht aber auf ein Durchgangszimmer als Schlafzimmer, was in der Beschreibung nirgendwo beschrieben war. Auch dass wir für Strom und Gas extra bezahlen sollten, war weder in der Beschreibung noch in der Kommunikation zuvor erwähnt worden. Für ein Familie mit 2 kleineren Kindern ggf. geeignet, wir würden sie unseren Freunden nicht weiterempfehlen.
When you were there, a few devices found the signal weak.
We have therefore upgraded and the Wi-Fi signal is now specific to the cottage and is excellent (5 bars).
We installed a German Devolo fast router that modulates the signal and sends it along the 240V mains cable to its own separate Wi-Fi sub-router in the cottage where it gives out its own Wi-Fi signal. So there is a very strong signal there!
We stayed there ourselves recently and my husband had several international business Skype video calls to make and so I know it's very good.
Since last year we have also put in a new cooker, new settee, new carpet upstairs and new wood-burning stove.
Braemar. In a wonderful,quiet spacious location within easy walking distance of the centre of the village of Braemar in the Cairngorms National Park. Near Balmoral castle, Braemar has a wonderful golf course in the mountains and is close to Mar Lodge and the beautiful river Quoich. Our large garden looks south and west over Morrone, and the back garden has a private gate going directly out on to the heather moorland with spectacular views of the Cairngorms.The Royal Braemar Highland Gathering is held 500m away each year in September.
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