Downie’s Cottage – Fully Restored A-listed Historic Croft House Cairngorms
Downie’s Cottage is a quality self catering holiday cottage sleeping two guests.
Thought to have been the highest working farm in Scotland and located high on the shoulder of Morrone the cottage offers breathtaking views over the village of Braemar and the Dee valley in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
This Historic Category A building has been lovingly restored to provide it with a new lease of life for the 21st Century as a comfortable holiday cottage.
Not only has every effort been made to provide comfortable and luxurious accommodation but also to provide a totally unique experience of living in an original 19th cottage with all its original features retained and restored. Box bed, flag floors, exposed beams, limewashed walls and most importantly, from a historical point of view, a wonderful example of a wooden “hingin lum” are all retained and restored. The cottage has, however, been catapulted through time not only with the installation of “the electric light” (a first for Downies) and indoor plumbing (also a first for Downies), but with ground source underfloor heating, a fully equipped kitchen, and with the more intrusive ultra modern shower, TV and internet discreetly hidden away behind 18th century oak panelling.
With space being of a premium within this historic building, the steading not only has an additional large American style fridge freezer, a washing machine and tumble dryer, but there is a Nordic sauna room ideal for soothing those aching muscles after a day on the hills!
Outside is an idyllic seating area with petrified teak root table and chairs, a fire pit and a wooden hot tub from where guests can enjoy splendid views over the Tomintoul parks to Braemar below. Or alternatively enjoy a seat by the pond and watch the trout rising.
Thing to do and see in the Braemar Area
There is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of Scotland from walking
Any of the 40 munros easily accessed from Braemar this is hillwalkers heaven however there are many fantastic low level walks to be enjoyed in stunning scenery.
Wintersports – Glenshee, a 15 minutes drive from Braemar, is Scotland’s largest ski area with varied 40km’s of pistes over 3 valleys and 4 mountains.
Golf – Braemar Golf Club is the highest 18-hole golf course in Scotland: a mixture of parkland heath situated in the Clunie valley, a must for golfers.