Highland Cottage Rentals: Ballater Self-Catering Cottages

Nestled in the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park exists a home away from home. Highland Cottage Rentals in Ballater, Scotland offers an escape from the monotonies of everyday life. These lodges provide a refuge to immerse yourself in a world of beauty, exploration, and relaxation. You can maintain your privacy while enjoying everything the Cairngorms National Park has to offer.

Why Choose Highland Cottage Rentals?

Ballater self-catering cottages is an ideal choice for family holidays, trips with friends, or anyone seeking seclusion during their time away from home. Self-catered holiday lodges are more private than a traditional hotel and make you feel right at home during your stay. Highland Cottage Rentals are pet-friendly and committed to sustainability practices.

With access to a kitchen, utensils, pots, and pans, you can cook anything you like without being limited by space or supplies. Separate bedrooms provide privacy for all of your guests, and having a washing machine at hand is convenient for your laundering needs. You can enjoy the comforting feeling of home, even during your holiday.

When you choose Ballater self-catering cottages with Highland Cottage Rentals, you are central to a myriad of shops and restaurants to satisfy any of your desires. The Cairngorms National Park is a short drive from the holiday homes and is the largest National Park in the UK. Whether you fancy hiking, watersports, or just observing the wildlife – new experiences are right around the corner in the Cairngorm mountains.

Riverside Cottage: A Holiday Home with a Hot Tub

When entering your private lodge, you’ll be greeted by a spacious living room with a 46” LED TV, a wood-burning stove, and two cosy couches, perfect for nestling up after a long day of exploring. The spacious kitchen is outfitted with all of the essentials you’ll need during your stay; including pots, pans, and a dishwasher to make cleaning up a breeze. The ground floor is equipped with heated floors throughout, ensuring comfortability in the cooler months while adding a touch of luxury to your holiday.

Enjoy a sublime dining experience in an indoor sunroom with views of a teeming herb garden and the private courtyard. Or, dine outside under the glow of festoon lights where seating for six is also available. In your private courtyard, you’ll also find a unique Swedish wood-fired hot tub – perfect to unwind after adventuring the Ballater landscape.

This Ballater self-catering cottage can accommodate six guests, with two bedrooms upstairs and a sofa bed in the sunroom. Riverside Cottage’s master bedroom boasts a spacious king-size bed and a small desk. The second bedroom has two twin-sized beds, that can be converted to a double upon request, alongside two dressers and a closet for extra storage. The first-floor bathroom is truly breathtaking, with an extra-large, double-ended bathtub big enough for two.

Dormie Cottage: A Quaint Home Away from Home

Dormie self-catering Cottage is a secluded refuge, tucked away near the beautiful golf course. The flat-screen TV comes equipped with Sky and Netflix for a relaxing evening spent inside. The living room is a cosy space with charming décor, a wood-burning stove with plenty of complementary wood, and a large sofa that doubles as a fold-out bed.

The master bedroom has plenty of storage and a large bed, windows that provide a view of the front entry, and a private bathroom. The guest room has two twin beds, which can be converted into a double; blackout curtains on the two windows are perfect for mornings spent relaxing in bed. You’ll find two dining areas for six in your self-catering holiday home, one in the private, enclosed courtyard and the other in the kitchen.

This is a great option for accessibility, it is a one-story cottage perfect for elderly or disabled guests. The lodge is near the rolling hills of the Ballater Golf Club that has a walking path everyone can enjoy. Any other amenities you may need are within walking distance of Dormie Cottage, making your holiday fully self-catered and convenient.


Ballater self-catering cottages are located centrally to any amenities you may need during your stay. A butcher, delicatessen, and pubs are all conveniently accessible in the stunning town of Ballater. Your holiday is only limited by your own imagination!

Royal Lochnagar Distillery is roughly 9 miles away, at the base of the Cairngorm mountains. The malt whiskey distillery uses a mix of traditional techniques and is fed by the Scarnock springs. Situated only one mile away from Balmoral Castle, you’re sure to have a lovely day adventuring through the sites Ballater has to offer.

Deeside Deli & Garden Shop is only a short walk away, a mere 0.3 miles! Deeside Deli offers fresh produce, groceries, and sandwiches made to order – pleasing even the pickiest of eaters. The friendly, welcoming staff can direct you to a myriad of homemade puds and a vast selection of cheeses and meats.


Balmoral Castle is a must-see location in Ballater, Scotland and is a short drive from both holiday homes. It was built in the fifteenth century and was later purchased by the Royal Family in 1852. Starting in August of 2021, the grounds, gardens, and various exhibitions will be open to the public. Visit the restaurant to enjoy a refined experience of Afternoon Tea.

These Ballater self-catering cottages are central to many hiking trails and walking experiences. Craigendarroch Hill Viewpoint is a two-mile hike, with the trailhead centrally located in Ballater. It offers sweeping views from the Ballater Skyline and is only 2 miles from your lodge.

Take a stroll through the heart of Ballater, right outside your front door. Brown Sugar Café and Clachan Grill are only a few steps away from your lodge. These holiday homes are also central to the River Dee, so you can view the flowing river at your leisure.

There is no better holiday than one spent with Highland Cottage Rentals. With its convenient location, self-catering features, and scenic views – you are sure to find a home away from that you crave to visit again and again.