Downie's Cottage is located at the foot of Morrone with breathtaking views over the village of Braemar and the Dee Valley. The property was abandoned sometime between the wars and remained largely undisturbed complete with box bed and 'hingin lum'.
Historic Scotland determined it as a building of national importance, listing it as Category A, and since then it has been lovingly restored to provide it with a new lease of life for the 21st Century as a fantastic holiday cottage.
Sleeping 2, every effort has been made to provide comfortable and luxurious accommodation and also to provide a totally unique experience of living in an original 19th century cottage with all its original features retained and restored. Box bed, flag floors, exposed beams, limewashed walls and wooden 'hingin lum' are all retained and restored. The cottage has however been catapulted through time not only 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. Outside is an idyllic seating area with petrified teak root table and chairs, a fire pit and a wooden hot tub 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.
Cairngorms National Park