5 Star Holiday Cottage Ballater

"Great House and Location!"

Another fabulous week in Fiona and Neil's stunning home. The new extension and patio are both superb - we sat outside every evening and enjoyed the beautiful garden. Super comfy beds and powerful showers. Shops, restaurants, river Dee, hiking and golf within a few minutes walk. Dog friendly inside and out. Looking forward to being back soon!

Julie S. June 2021


"We fell in love with Ballater and Granville house"  We have been renting holiday homes for 25 years , and Granville easily wins the star prize . A beautifully decorated and furnished house, which immediately makes you feel at home . Everything you can wish for is there ,with space in abundance both inside and out for 8 adults . The pretty garden keeps the sun both morning and evening. We enjoyed a fabulous holiday and were very sad to leave Granville .

Brenda & Fran June 2019

"Outstanding; a beautiful, welcoming holiday home in a magical area"

OUTSTANDING: We have just spent a wonderful week in Ballater and stayed at Granville. This was a an incredibly comfortable, spacious ‘home’ that was superbly decorated, traditionally furnished and provided lots of comfortable indoor and outdoor space that squired our 3-generation party perfectly. As a holiday let, Granville was faultless, we were in a quiet spot but just a short stroll from the village and riverside walks which Wilf and Tommy (our spaniels) really enjoyed. The owners were a delight to deal with. We would recommend a visit to this beautiful area and should this opportunity be realised, we hope that like us, you too will be lucky to stay at Granville. We hope to return!

Verity June 2019

"Beautiful, luxurious & spacious family home in a great location"

We are regulars to Ballater, usually staying at Craigendarroch, but due to mis-matched dates we found ourselves without accommodation at the very last minute. Due to a huge stroke of luck we were lucky enough to be able to book Granville as our replacement accommodation, and we could not have been more pleased with the outcome. Granville is spacious (two gorgeous living rooms separated by the hallway, so perfect for using as an adult and children's living rooms). The bedrooms are also so spacious and the whole house has just has wonderful air of comfort and sophistication. So much so that we'd quite like to live there permanently!! The house is extremely well equipped (much better than my own home!) and if you need it, you know you will find it there, even down to there being a barbecue, a clothes drying rack for over the radiators, trays, a washing line, copious amounts of crockery etc. (to name but a few). One cold evening we were able to enjoy the open fire, it was perfect. The location is second to none. A very short stroll down to the high street; right on the doorstep of the golf course if you're keen on golf and an equally short stroll to the river and its gorgeous walkway. Although familiar with Ballater, staying at Granville really gave us a completely different insight into Ballater as a town. We loved taking our dog down by the river every evening and sitting, taking in the gorgeous views. We could not recommend Granville more highly, and we would be absolutely delighted if we were to have to stay there again!

Charlotte E, September 2018



“Amazing house in the most beautiful area”

We're just finishing our week away at Granville and have had the most amazing time. We were two families of 4 sharing the house and it was absolutely perfect for us.
The house is well decorated and furnished and we loved the two sitting rooms (great when travelling with teenagers!). The kitchen had everything that we need and the bedrooms were large and comfortable. We all remarked at how well we slept!
One of the reasons we chose the house was that it was situated in a town. Ballater had everything we needed, with a handy co-op, cafes and shops. Would recommend pies at Rocksalt and Snail, lunch at The Bothy and Sunday lunch at the Clanachan Grill.
We visited Balmoral which was lovely and enjoyed agood walk round the estate. We also went to Loch Muick which was stunning even in the fog.
One of the best things we did whilst here was clay pigeon shooting at the Mar Lodge Estate - great fun and they were really good with us complete novices.
Overall we have had a fab week and would thoroughly recommend Granville. We met the owners when we arrived and they were really helpful and lovely (they also responded to emails quickly). Calistoga  April 2018

“Beautiful house in a beautiful location”

Staying at Granville was one of the best experiences. The house was so neat and well-kept. The owners really thought of everything that their guests might need. We honestly felt very much at home. It is convenient to visit places like the Balmoral Castle, Inverness etc. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely visit again!  Nidhi May 2018


“If there was ever a perfect house

If there was ever a perfect house for us this was it. There was everything we needed. It was extremely comfortable and well situated. We were very happy to see our first snow in 7 years and enjoyed lots of sledging in Braemar and Aviemore. The surrounding scenery was breathtaking. I would recommend Granville to anyone, and we would certainly consider returning in the future."

Mr Williams  Feb 2018

“Lovely house, Lovely location!...

Recently stayed in this delightful house. It is 5 minutes walk to the centre of Ballater and an even shorter walk to lovely pathways along the river. Ballater is a scenic village with everything you need from cafes, butcher, supermarket and gift shops. The house is under new ownership and you can tell with the newly-decorated lounges - both warm and inviting. It has a well-equipped kitchen and 4 lovely bedrooms. Highly recommend this house and the Ballater area."

kcjs2017 Dec 2017

Had the most magical holiday this ...

Had the most magical holiday this Christmas, my husband and I took along our family and they thoroughly enjoyed it too. I would definitely book this place again, such a beautiful house in a quaint village which is walking distance to the shops and pubs."  Mrs Imrie  Dec 2017


"Beautiful, charming, spacious home.  Lovely kitchen and cosy fires. A winter paradise....

We had a wonderful week in this charming period home. The house is very spacious with 2 large lounges, both with open fires, large modern dining kitchen and 4 large comfortable bedrooms upstairs. The owners had left us a generous amount of logs, coal and kindling for the fires - great for a lovely cosy night in."   PhilipG1974  Jan 2018


“Perfect winter weekend getaway....

We have just come back from a fantastic weekend in this gorgeous house in Ballater. The snow lying all around set the scene for a picture perfect welcome, and you arrive to find two lovely, welcoming living rooms, lovely well fitted modern kitchen and downstairs bathroom. As we had been left a plentiful supply of logs, kindling and coal we had both open fires lit which just added to the whole ambience! Great to have kids chilling in one room and adults chatting in the other! Upstairs are four lovely spacious and extremely comfortable bedrooms and two well fitted out bathrooms. The decor throughout adds to the cosy feel good factor, but we would be equally happy to go in the summer as it’s location is perfect for the village centre, for beautiful walks and for golf....the first tee being just at the end of the road! Will definitely be back!"

Fiona W Nov 2017

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