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Christmas and New Year at Craigen Cottage

Enjoy a very special Christmas or New Year at Craigen Cottage this year, perfectly located in the heart of beautiful Ballater Village in the magnificent Cairngorms National Park. Whilst we can't promise snow, we'll always offer a very warm welcome and set the scene for you and friends or family to enjoy some wonderful festive memories. Sit around the cottage log burner enjoying a smooth hot chocolate, after a beautiful walk round Ballater village and the River Dee, soaking up the festive atmosphere.


Comfortably sleeping up to six guests in three individually- decorated double bedrooms, (with one conveniently located on the ground floor),Craigen Cottage is perfectly located in the centre of Ballater village, just a couple of minutes walk from all the gorgeous independent local shops, coffee shops and fine dining restaurants. Family pet? No problem- one well- behaved pet dog is always very welcome by prior arrangement. Set in the Cairngorms National Park, near Glenshee or The Lecht Ski Resorts, as well as close to beautiful Balmoral Castle; Craigen Cottage is a perfect base to both relax and recharge or take advantage of the abundance of winter sports and seasonal activities on offer. Make this a year to remember- bring your family or friends to beautiful Ballater this Christmas!

The Special Winter Festive Packages Include:

* One Week at Craigen Cottage for up to six guests.

* Generous supply of logs for log burning stove.

* Cottage decorated with mini Christmas tree and festive flowers.

* Festive welcome basket (Christmas Cake, Shortbread, mince pies and selection box for children.)



2023 Festive Packages:


Christmas Week: Saturday 23rd December 2023 - Saturday 30th December 2023- £1295 ** BOOKED**

New Year Week: Saturday 30th December 2023 - Saturday 6th January 2024- £1295  ** BOOKED **


You'll always get a very warm welcome in Ballater!


For further information, informal enquiries or to book your festive dates at Craigen Cottage, please complete an enquiry form on our website, call 07850- 707902 or email us on

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