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Hot tub | Craigendarroch House, Ballater

Craigendarroch House

License or Registration number: AS00473P
  • Sleeps up to 12
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • Up to 2 pets allowed
Hot Tub


out of 5

Enjoy a holiday in your very own castle! Modelled on Balmoral Castle, this delightful house is spacious enough for all the family.
Ground Floor:
Living room 1: With open fire, Sky TV (movies package) and DVD player.
Living room 2: With open fire and Sky TV (movies package).
Dining room: With a selection of books.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, Aga, electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility room: With American style fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Snug: With TV and beer/wine fridge.
Wet room 1: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
2 sets of stairs to first floor:
1st set to...
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, Sky TV (movies package), dressing room and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and Sky TV (movies package).
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and Sky TV (movies package).
Wet room 2: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
2nd set of stairs to...
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Second Floor:
Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed, TV and sloping ceilings.
Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed and TV.
Bedroom 6: With 2 kingsize beds (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and Sky TV (movies package).
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Fuel for open fires available locally. Travel cot and highchair
Large, enclosed lawned garden with 2 summerhouses, garden furniture, bar with TV and karaoke, and gas BBQ. Hot tub. Bike store. Private parking for 5 cars. No smoking.
A romantic ‘castle’ in the heart of the Cairngorms; grandeur and cosy are hard to find together but Craigendarroch House combines the two with ease. In truth, a traditional Scottish baronial Villa modelled on Balmoral Castle, Craigandarroch House with turrets and tower was designed by the architect William Smith who also designed Balmoral, a short drive up along Royal Deeside. You’ll find Craigendarroch House traditionally and stylishly decorated with all the convenience of contemporary living for a comfortable family holiday. Every attention to detail has been made, with comfortable seating and dining in the delightful garden, luxury bed linen and towels and even indoor and outdoor bars. From the moment you come through the gates up the sweeping driveway you’ll appreciate the traditional Scottish architecture with the stunning backdrop of Craigendarroch Hill behind the house. Any sprightly visitors must make the effort to walk up and admire the views from the top – a strenuous but short (30-minute) climb.
Whilst the house has all the convenience of being central to the delightful and busy town of Ballater, it also provides total privacy inside and out. Ballater and the surrounding area has a wealth of restaurants and coffee shops, some within easy walking distance, with the benefit of having the Highlands right on your doorstop for exploring further.
The house is exceptionally well maintained, with six large bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms and three further family bathrooms, all with modern fittings and tastefully decorated. Full central heating throughout is extremely efficient – you will be lovely and cosy in winter and there is an open fire in drawing room. The home benefits from large rooms for all the family, but there are smaller rooms for a quiet game of chess or reading in the snug or conservatory. Overlooking the front garden, the drawing room is large and sunny with seating for whole family, ideal for relaxed entertaining with its large fireplace. There is also a formal oak panelled dining room with wall-to-wall books. There is an indoor bar with TV and wine/beer fridges, perfect for having a wee dram while watching Scotland win the rugby!
There is certainly plenty to explore in the stunning surrounding countryside with the glorious river and mountain landscape of Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, leisurely walks can be enjoyed along the banks of the river while the adventurous can tackle the region’s famous mountains. There are good opportunities for canoeing and mountain biking, as well as skiing at the Lecht and Glenshee Centres during the winter months. Golf is available in Ballater itself, as well as Braemar and Banchory. There are castles and gardens at Balmoral, Crathes and Craigievar which are all well worth a visit.
Slightly further afield, the coastal and whisky trails offer the chance to explore the area’s heritage through stunning scenery. In August and September, Highland games are prevalent in all the towns and villages throughout the region. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
EPC Rating = C


    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2022, 2023, 2024


Baby and Toddler Friendly
Cot Available
Customers' Choice
Cycle Store
Detached Property
Enclosed garden or patio
Garden or Patio
Golf nearby
Highchair Available
Hot Tub Privacy - Private
Open Fire or Woodburner
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pub Within 1 Mile
Shower Cubicle
Unique Cottages
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please