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Overview of Riverside Cottage in Ballater

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Riverside Cottage in Ballater

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pet-friendly

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBallater Golf Club4 min walk
    Popular LocationMuir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve7 min drive
    Popular LocationMorven37 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
1130 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Riverside Cottage in Ballater

Family-friendly holiday home in Ballater
Riverside Cottage was one of Ballater's earliest buildings and when Karl first visited it, it had gone to ruin. The property has now been comprehensively but sympathetically renovated and offers a cosy yet spacious home away from home with all the usual modern amenities & more in a great location to explore Ballater and all of Deeside.

The two-story house sleeps up to 6 & has a comfortable lounge with 2 large sofas & a woodburning stove, a spacious kitchen, a garden view room with dining & seating area, cloakroom, and toilet downstairs. The bathroom & 2 bedrooms can be found upstairs, a super king double room & a twin room, which can be converted to a super king, both have bedside cabinets and wardrobes. The bathroom is well sized and boasts a built-in shower & separate large double ended bath. A further 2 guests sleep on a sofa bed located in the room overlooking the garden.

The garden features an eco-friendly fire heated hot tub, a great way to unwind after exploring some of the local activities available; be it fishing, a distillery tour, hiking, biking or even skiing in the winter!

Ballater also offers a number of local restaurants and cafes for dining out, alternatively the cottage has a fully equipped kitchen to cook for yourselves & there is also an outside dining area in the secluded courtyard for those warmer days.
Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower


  • Near a laundromat


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Sledging nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Golf nearby


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1130 sq ft (105 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Riverside Cottage Ballater House
Riverside Cottage Ballater
Riverside In Ballater Ballater
Riverside Cottage in Ballater Ballater
Riverside Cottage in Ballater (Cairngorms)
Riverside Cottage in Ballater Private vacation home

About this area


In a rural area and in the mountains, this holiday home is in a walkable area with great shopping. Balmoral Castle and Corgarff Castle are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cairngorms National Park and Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ballater Golf Club - 4 min walk
  • Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve - 7 min drive
  • Balmoral Castle - 10 min drive
  • Morven - 37 min drive
  • Loch Muick - 56 min drive


  • Balmoral Bar - 3 min walk
  • Bean For Coffee - 4 min walk
  • Barrel Lounge - 4 min walk
  • The Bothy Ballater - 4 min walk
  • The Lochnagar - 4 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 20 out of 23 reviews
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4/5 Good

Beautiful cottage in a great location
Efficient booking process, lovely welcoming extras & a very special bath! Beautifully decorated throughout, & immaculately clean cottage. Time consuming heating the jacuzzi so we didn't use, but it looks lovely & in a great sunny patio to sit out when the weather is good. Fabulous location in Ballater & next to some stunning walks with our dog. Would return & recommend. Thank you.

5/5 Excellent

Nice and cozy cottage
By photos on website looks bigger, but still very nice and comfy place.. really tidy. Hot tube was really good as well. Thank you!!

5/5 Excellent

Lovely place!
We had a really lovely, relaxing time here. Everything we needed in the town, some great walks, comfy beds and everything in the house was high quality. Communication was good and we were well looked after. We will definitely book again. The hot tub didn't get hot even after 7 hours keeping the fire going as it was too cold outside, so we didn't get to use it, which was a shame, but didn't spoil our trip overall.

5/5 Excellent

Great Getaway
Riverside Cottage is the great location for a getaway. The cottage is on a peaceful lane with no traffic other than residents yet is really close to the main street so everything you could want is within walking distance. The hot tub and overhead lights in the garden are a great touch and well worth making time for a bit of relaxation after a long walk. Would definitely recommend!

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful location
Had a lovely week’s stay at Riverside Cottage. Beautiful walks close by.