Glenbuchat, Cairngorms Park - secluded Cottage

Entire cottage hosted by Alan

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Rose Cottage, Glenbuchat is a very well appointed detached cottage peacefully located in the eastern side of the Cairngorms National Park. Lovely expansive views from its elevated location overlooking Glenbuchat and the Ladder Hills. Close to lots of activities and great for walking and cycling. We have been operating as a self catering cottage since 2008. All on one level and sleeps up to 4 people. Very cosy with efficient central heating and triple glazed windows. Secure cycling storage

The space
It is a detached house with tis one garden grounds. There is a spacious modernised kitchen with granite worktops and painted wooden cupboards. Fully equipped with Neff hob and oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer. Large picture window overlooking garden and underfloor heated limestone floor. Spacious living room with Hwam wood burning stove. Smart tv with freest, wifi, DVD player. Two bedrooms , dressing room, bathroom, two porches. Outside - summer house and secure cycle store.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
42" HDTV with Netflix
Washing machine
Free dryer – In unit
Private backyard – Not fully fenced

7 nights in Glenbuchat

5 Mar 2022 - 12 Mar 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews


Where you’ll be

Glenbuchat, Scotland, United Kingdom

Glenbuchat is a picturesque small glen within the Cairngorms National Park forming an offshoot from the Don valley that is nestled on the south east side of the Ladder Hills which are part of the Grampian Mountains.

On the northwest side of the ridge forming the Ladder Hills lies Glenlivet which leads down to the Spey valley and an important part of Scotland’s whisky industry. The Hills take their name from the Ladder Pass that connects the Glenlivet to the west with Glen Nochty and Glenbuchat to the east. On the southwest end of the main ridge forming the Ladder Hills lies the Lecht ski centre (Lecht 2090) at an elevation of 2090 feet (645m) in the Cairngorms National Park. It is situated on the well known Cock Bridge to Tomintoul A 939 road which rises to 2700 feet (775m) and one of the highest roads in the UK. Lecht 2090 provides full skiing and snow boarding facilities as well as mountain biking trails in summer.

The entrance to Glenbuchat is overlooked by the now ruined Glenbuchat Castle, a late-1500s tower house overlooking farmland and the Bridge of Buchat. It was built for John Gordon of Glenbuchat (or Glenbucket) and remained part of the Gordon family for many years and at one time in the ownership of John Gordon the renowned Jacobite but eventually fell into disrepair. It is owned by Historic Scotland and is closed for restoration but can be seen from outside.

Nearby Strathdon in the main River Don valley has local facilities (shop, pub) and is noted for its connections to the Lonach Highland and Friendly Society, and the Lonach Highland Gathering held on the fourth Saturday in August. This is a traditional Highland Gathering of some considerable charm and with heavy sport events such as tossing the caber, hammer etc, and a competition of Highland dancing, not to mention the usual stands selling food and drink and everything tartan. A highlight of the gathering is the parade by the Lonach Highlanders, not to mention the opportunity to observe an extraordinary number of dogs.

Strathdon boasts the 300 year old Poldullie Bridge which spans the river Don and is a picturesque semi-circular arch stone bridge - the film Mary Queen of Scots (2018) was partly filmed in the area and has a scene taken at the bridge.

The eastern part of the Cairngorms National Park is situated within Aberdeenshire which offers a very wide range of scenery and activities.
The Cairngorms National Park is noted for its impressive and untouched Scottish beauty, nature and diversity. It offers a unique mix of tranquil lochs, Mountains (Munros, Corbetts etc), castles and historic events and is easily the largest National Park in the UK.

There are plenty of walks enabling exploration of the glens of the Cairngorms. On the eastern side of the Park (and therefore closer to Glenbuchat) are the river Dee and river Don valleys and the Balmoral estate.

Scenic areas within an easy drive from Glenbuchat include the very popular walking area at Loch Muick where it is easy to spot the herds of red deer that gather for water and the protected capercaillie that can be found in their natural habitat. Golden eagles can sometimes be spotted in this area

The skiing facilities in the snowy mountains of Glenshee and The Lecht
The mountain biking areas in and around Glenlivet

The sound of bagpipes will be heard at the various highland gatherings held in the summer season including at Ballater, Lonach and Braemar ( which draws thousands of visitors each year including the Royal Family).

Walking and climbing
The ridge of the Ladder Hills is accessible directly from the Cottage without the need for driving. Ben Newe is close by. The diverse range of walking and climbing opportunities in the Cairngorms National Park are generally within 30 to 90 minutes’ drive from the Cottage.

Mountain biking and Cycling
Mountain biking is available in the local area but there are several excellent facilities within an easy drive

And purpose built trails are available in the Glenlivet estate (about 45 minutes by car on the other side of the Ladder Hills from Glenbuchat)

The network of quiet local roads in the area of Glenbuchat and Strathdon offers a lovely range of road biking itineraries.

The world renowned Royal Lochnagar Distillery in Crathie, the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown and the Tomintoul  Glenlivet Distillery in Ballindalloch are under an hour’s drive away.

The NorthEast Coast
A trip to the coast is definitely worth considering - just over an hour to the nearest coastal areas. Aberdeenshire has a long and very diverse coastal region with distinctive villages and beautiful sandy beaches.
On the coast (about 75 minutes’ drive) lies Dunnottar Castle steeped in history and with outstanding views.

A large number of castles are dotted about the North East of Scotland. With over 260 castles, stately homes and ruins dotting its landscape,

Hosted by Alan

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I have been offering self catering accommodation in Rose cottage in Glenbuchat in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland since 2008 and it is a pleasure to hear how guests from many different places over the years have enjoyed time out at the cottage. I do not live locally but the cottage is in the very good hands of a local person who has kept the property spotless since 2008. I am available by phone or email if you need assistance
I have been offering self catering accommodation in Rose cottage in Glenbuchat in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland since 2008 and it is a pleasure to hear how guests from man…

During your stay

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