New listing 6/7/16
Derrywood is situated on the lower slopes of the Morrone hill, just outside the Highland village of Braemar. It provides beautiful views of the surrounding hills from all the rooms. The main house sleeps 6, but larger parties can be accommodated.
The main house sleeps 6 people. It has retained its traditional features since it was built in 1913, with a modern attention to detail. With beautiful views, birds and red squirrels in the garden, hectic modern day life seems far away.
The house is facing the river Clunie, with views towards the hills of Creag Choinnich and other hills surrounding Braemar. It has a large, sunny front garden with a romantic summerhouse that catches the sun from sunrise to sunset on summer days.
The lounge has satellite tv, an open fireplace, and a beautiful view from the bay window.
The spacious dining room has a dining table in the bay window, and a writing desk with landline telephone.
The kitchen is fully fitted with an electric cooker, two ovens, microwave, toaster, and a utility room with fridge freezer and dryer (the washing machine is in the downstairs bathroom). The kitchen is stocked with coffee, tea, sugar,salt, pepper, olive oil, spices, and butter.
The downstairs bathroom is large with a big bathtub, toilet, marble washstand, spacious cupboards for towels, and a Samsung modern laundry machine.
There are three bedrooms upstairs.
Bedroom one has a king size double bed, dressing table, and a large cupboard with hanging space for clothes. Beautiful view from the bay window over the front garden towards the countryside.
Bedroom two has three single beds, dressing table and large cupboard with hanging space. Again a stunning view from the bay window over the front garden.
Bedroom three is small, it has a single bed, and a cupboard for clothing. The view is over the back garden towards Derrywood cottage.
The second bathroom is upstairs. It is small but has space for a toilet, washstand, and a good quality electric shower.
Outside, there is the summerhouse in the front garden to relax and enjoy the views. The back garden has a swing chair and a grassed area where a table tennis table can be placed (table is available).
The house has a garage with with space for bicycles or motorcycles. In the front garden at the road side there is a bike shed with four adult mountain bikes (2 eMTB) and a folding bike to pop to the village. If you want to use the bikes, please liaise with Roelf beforehand.
Servicios y zonas comunes
Braemar golf course, famous for its spectacular location, is down the road from Derrywood, two minutes walk away. Guests are advised that access to the house itself is rather steep either via steps, or via a path through the garden. All three bedrooms are upstairs.
Braemar village is a five minute walk, and offers a newly refurbished, well stocked COOP, a pharmacy, and an award winning butcher. A high quality mountain shop and several shops specialising in Highland products give the village a special edge. There is an art gallery, and there are a number of nice coffee houses with places to eat. Braemar Castle is as original as Scottish castles come.
Glenshee ski resort is nine miles to the south; for skiing in winter, and walking in summer.
Then there are the beautiful walks that can be made in the immediate surroundings of Braemar village with views from the surrounding hill tops over the entire area. The village gives access to Cairngorms national park, the biggest national park in Scotland.
Atención a los huéspedes
We stay behind Derrywood house in the cottage in the back garden, and we will be able to welcome our guests personally, help them on their way, and assist directly with any queries they have. We will stock the kitchen with sugar salt and spices and, on request, can do some shopping before the guests arrive.
No smoking inside the house.
The house cannot be used to organise parties or events.
Cars must be parked in front of the house; please contact the host for advice if the space is occupied.
I am a retired doctor, and live with my wife Miep, a retired university professor in a cottage higher up the hill, just above Derrywood Cottage.
We have been associated with Braemar for the last eighteen years, but only moved up here to become permanent residents a couple of months ago. We have four children, and we all love Braemar. Family from Holland visit several times every year also.
The place is just magic, all seasons of the year.