Relaxed & Peaceful
7 Rms, 14 Guests
Tornashean has 7 double bedrooms plus an insulated kennel for up to 3 of our 4 legged friends
Built from attractive pink granite, and approached along its own private lane, this large holiday house exudes elegance and charm. Well-maintained gardens and unspoilt grounds of up to 65 acres with a river running through complete the picture, making this superior property an ideal choice for a comfortable, romantic stay in the heart of highland country.
Perfect accommodation for large families, gatherings or parties of bird watching, fishing or stalking enthusiasts.
Weekly lets run from Saturday 4pm to 10am the following Saturday.
It is lovely having the estate to wander around, & the river is idyllic. The house is very well appointed, we especially enjoyed the billiards table
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As seen in the film ‘Mary Queen of Scots’
In late September 2017 Tornashean played host to Working Title Film Company (Clandestine Films) for one of the most surreal ten days ever experienced by Strathdon
Rooms & Accommodation
This large, self catering holiday house in Strathdon, Scotland, offers seven double bedrooms (including one bunkroom), a large dining kitchen with a range, a large and elegant dining room with a 16ft table and open fire. Spacious sitting room with an open fire, billiards room with full sized table and a snug. The house now has a Broadband internet connection.
Tornashean has a spacious and well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast area, slate floor, range plus an electric cooker and a door to the patio. Also an adjoining Utility Room and Snug with wood-burning stove. Cloakroom/W.C
The delightfully spacious dining-room, complete with 16ft dining table, oak floor and open fire, is the perfect setting for a family feast. French doors lead to the Billiards Room
Tornashean’s large living room and snug with open fires, create a cosy ambience in which to relax and enjoy a nightcap. The snug has a television
Master Bedroom with 6ft Bed
Master bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom. Three further double bedrooms, one with 5ft king size bed, each with en-suite bathrooms
Three Double Bedrooms
Tornashean has three double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, each with en-suite bathrooms
Two Twin Bedrooms
Two twin-bedded rooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment
Bunk-bedded room with additional set of bunk beds (for +2) and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment
The Billiards Room has a full size table which is over 100 years old. It provides ideal entertainment during the evenings and in poor weather
The snug is a very cosy room with woodburner and modern television
Given enough notice, a lovely local lady and fabulous chef will cook a wide variety of dishes to cater for small or larger parties of people. From pies, savoury tarts and quiches, to sides of oak smoked salmon, local meats, free range egge and fruits to ready meals in trays for the oven which serve x 6. Side dishes, puddings and cakes.
Between the beginning of October & the end of March we may let Tornashean out by the weekend. The prices would be £1200 for 3 nights or £950 for 2 nights
We do not accept bookings for Stag nights, Hen Parties or 21st celebrations.
Up to three dogs welcome in insulated kennels to the rear of the house
Towels & Bed Linen
All necessary towels, bed linen and blankets are provided
Please contact us for further information
Woodburner & Open Fire
Kindling & firewood provided for woodburner in the snug & open fire in the dining room
Wi-Fi, Telephone and TVs available, basic Sky Package, DVD & CD player
Washing machine and tumble dryer for those getting dirty on the hills & river banks
Garden & barbecue
Enclosed garden & barbecue for outdoor entertaining
Given enough notice, a lovely local lady & fabulous chef will cook a wide variety of dishes
Local Spar shop half a mile away in the village
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Location & Nearby Attractions
Outdoor enthusiasts staying at Tornashean will be spoilt for choice, with trout and salmon fishing, shooting and stalking, hiking and bird-watching all on the doorstep. Cycling, canoeing and skiing are also all available to enjoy in the area around Ballater. Shops and pubs lie just a short walk away in the village centre.
There are 70 golf courses in the Aberdeen and Grampian Highlands area, several within easy distance of Tornashean. Also close by is the Lecht Ski Centre, great for winter skiing and summer sports including Deval carts and mountain bike trails.
Restaurants & Pubs
The Steading Bar
A new bar in Strathdon, two miles down the road, is open most days of the week and has a cosy pub atmosphere with a good selection of drinks, malt whiskies and basic bar food.
Tel: 019756 51497
A very good restaurant eleven miles towards Aberdeen. Really lovely food from an award winning chef. Great atmosphere – open most days except Tuesdays.
Tel: 019755 71227
The Clockhouse Restaurant, Tomintoul
In Tomintoul seventeen miles over the Lecht. Fine Highland cuisine – a very good menu consisting of very well cooked local food. Highly recommended.
Tel: 01807 580378
Further afield in Ballater nineteen miles away:
Award winning Royal Deeside restaurant situated at the Old Royal Station. A tribute to Scottish flavours.
Tel: 01339 753816
Also highly recommended:
Bridge Street, Ballater.
Tel: 01339 755999
Lastly, for a very interesting experience we have the Fife Arms in Braemar – twenty five miles away. The whole hotel is essentially an art gallery. Formal dining room plus the more casual Flying Stag restaurant.
The Fife Arms
Tel: 01339 720200
Thank you for a great week! We had a lovely time at Tornashean.
The house was wonderful and perfect to come back to at the end of long days of activity. Thank you for the welcoming bottle of wine too.
Ian Murray and Carol Eagles were also a fantastic bonus to the week. We spent a couple of days with Ian – fly-fishing first and then a day of exploring the area, both of which were great fun – and Carol’s delicious meals were a treat for us all.
Thank you too for recommending a visit to the Lost Gallery. We had no idea what to expect when we set off and increasingly as we ventured up the long track, but it was an amazing place and we enjoyed a fascinating chat with Peter Goodfellow.
Best wishes and many thanks again.
Michèle (and Caroline, Sally, Hilary, Mick, Julia and John)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing us to share the delights of Tornashean. We look forward to returning to the wonderful house & location soon.
Mrs Janet Macredie, Nottinghamshire
It is lovely having the estate to wander around, & the river is idyllic. The house is very well appointed, we especially enjoyed the billiards table.
Tornashean is lovely & peaceful – the best place in the World to unwind & chill out. I had a few good wild brownies on the dry fly, but put them all back. Would definitely like to return & fish some other local rivers for salmon.
Thanks so much for such a great week at your family house Tornashean. We had a wonderful time fishing visiting castles & even went to the Corgarff picnic & games. Also really nice to be able to bring our bikes & dogs & go on all the lovely walks.
The Partingtons, Northumberland
Fantastic spot, totally tranquil & relaxing, the sun shone & could not have had a better week!
The Naismith family
Visit Scotland in Style
A week’s stay includes 2 days fishing for up to 4 rods on Tornashean’s beat & the freedom of the 70 acre Tornashean policies