Nestled on the bank of the River Dee in Royal Deeside is Gardener's Cottage. The cottage offers stunning views across the river with the mountains of the Cairngorm National Park in the background. The cottage enjoys a private garden with its own pond on the riverbank.
The cottage is over 100 years old and was the Gardener's Cottage for the Main House Fasnadarach which was built in 1867 by Sir William Cunliffe Brooks for his daughter as a fishing lodge. Guests staying at the cottage are welcome to come and have a look around Fasnadarach. Both Fasnadarach and Gardener's Cottage dominate the beautiful view from Dinnet Bridge. The cottage sleeps up to 7 guests but there is a pull out bed if your party consist of 8.
The cottage was fully refurbished in September 2016, it is spacious in size but has a warm and cosy feel to it. Enjoy long summer days in the garden with a BBQ in the evening or snuggle up in front of the wood burner after a day’s exploring.
There is so much to see and do including Fly Fishing, Hiking, Whiskey Tours, Castle Trails, Canoeing, Skiing, Wildlife Walks/Safaris and attending the all important Highland Games in villages in the local area throughout the summer months. Expect to see the Queen at the Braemar Gathering held on the first Saturday in September each year, these Games are seen as the biggest in the Highland Games Calendar. You can also visit Balmoral from April to July when the Queen is not in residence.
There are numerous Art Galleries and in September the North East Open Studios allows you to visit local artists, makers and designers in their working environment.
At the cottage you will see lots of Gliders overhead from Deeside Gliding Club, if you are feeling brave then you can book a flight!
Or you could just stay put and relax taking in the beautiful scenery surrounding the cottage, watching for Salmon jumping in the river.