Birkelunn Norwegian log cabin, Ballater and Aboyne

Entire residential home hosted by Clare

11 guests, 6 bedrooms, 9 beds, 3 bathrooms
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Birkelunn is a traditional Norwegian Log Cabin, built in 1938, with a grass roof and many original features, and an open fireplace in the living room, with southerly views, the lodge has a ‘get away from it all’ atmosphere. Situated in the Cairngorms National Park, with stunning southerly views over Royal Deeside, half a mile walk through Scottish woodlands to the Cambus O’May Bridge over the river Dee. 2 Miles from Ballater, 2.5 miles to Dinnet and 20 drive to Aboyne. 40 mins to Glen Shee.

The space
A large dining room with dishwasher, drinks fridge and deep freeze. An adjoining kitchen with large range cooker, microwave, a second dishwasher and large fridge. A generous sized living room with TV, WiFi and table for games or work purposes.

There are 2 cots and a high chair available. Also an outside kennel for 2 dogs.
There is one twin room which, on request, can be made up as a Super King. There are also 2 sofa beds in some of the bedrooms which can be requested for children.

The utility room houses a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and board. Cleaning equipment and household goods.

There is an outside log store and garage for bikes, fishing equipment and general storage. Also inside the garage are 2 large outdoor clothes dryers, a chest deep freeze and an extra large fridge. There is a portable BBQ and outside bench seating.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Birkelunn is situated in the Cairngorms National Park, with stunning southerly views over Royal Deeside, half a mile walk through Scottish woodlands to the Cambus O’May Bridge over the river Dee.

Ballater is 2 miles away with a wonderful golf course and tennis courts, also the Spa country club Craigendarroch, with a beauty salon and indoor swimming pool. If you need to hire bikes there are 3 bike shops in Ballater. From your doorstep you can walk over a hill track to Glen Tanar and to the west Glen Muick.

The old Aberdeen railway track is a great cycle or walk from Ballater to Aboyne which is some 4 miles away. Locally there is a Gliding Club, river and pond fishing, accompanied bird watching and riding at Glen Tanar a 20 minutes drive, which is also a popular wedding venue.

Balmoral and grounds are open when the Royal Family are not in residence,
GlenShee and the Lecht are within driving distance for a winter ski. Local Distilleries, moorland walks, and highland pursuits make it magical area to have friends or family holiday.

Hosted by Clare

  1. Joined in August 2020
  • 2 Reviews
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During your stay

The caretaker lives five minutes away and is happy to be of assistance with any queries you may have. Her contact details are clearly displayed in the house.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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