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1 Knocks Cottages

Birkhall, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5SQ

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1 Knocks Cottages is located on the South Deeside Road in close proximity to Ballater. The 19th century cottage was originally owned by Balmoral Estates and has been refurbished and extended to provide a property combining a traditional exterior with stylish, open plan modern facilities. It is set in a quiet location on the South Deeside road with a large garden (part enclosed) and surrounded by Balmoral Estate woodland. Access is by the public road from Ballater with ample private parking.

Bookings at Knocks Cottage run on a Saturday to Saturday basis and the cottage is available throughout the whole year.

Knocks Cottage is a well appointed property, which can sleep six people in comfort and consists of:-

Lounge with double sided log burner shared with the dining room
Dining room
Super king bedroom (or twin beds) with en suite shower room
King size bedroom with en suite shower room
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower over the bath
Kitchen with breakfast bar (electric double oven, separate hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso machine)
Utility room with double sink, washing machine and tumble dryer
WC off the back hallway
Enclosed private garden to the front of the property with a large lockable shed with secure storage for bicycles, golf clubs, fishing gear etc.  Private parking for several vehicles.

There is a smart television in the lounge and also in each of the bedrooms.   Wi Fi access is available in the property.

The cottage is set in a peaceful setting with extensive gardens equipped with a picnic table with bench seating for at least six, BBQ, chiminea and garden chairs provided.


The property is connected to mains electricity and is heated by oil fired central heating together with a double sided log burner in the lounge / dining room. Fuel for the fire is provided by the Estate. There are smart televisions in the lounge and bedrooms. Wi-Fi reception is also available.

During your stay you can arrange for deliveries from the following suppliers:

Delivery charges may apply and arrangements should be made with the suppliers directly. Asda, Morrisons and Tesco also make deliveries to the property.

Maximum occupancy

The maximum occupancy for Knocks Cottage is seven guests - this requires one person to sleep on the futon in the super king bedroom. Please note that the super king size bed can be split into twin beds, if required.


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