Crathie Opportunity Holidays Crathie Opportunity Holidays

Crathie Opportunity Holidays

The Manse Courtyard, Ballater, AB35 5UL, United Kingdom | 01339742100 | Website

Venue Description

We have four specially designed and equipped self-catering holiday cottages situated in a beautifully paved courtyard looking over the River Dee in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Royal Deeside is renowned for its spectacular scenery, variety of wildlife, castles and whisky distilleries. If you want to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday without worrying about access and facilities Crathie Opportunity Holidays is the place for you.


It is the perfect destination for disabled people as each cottage comes equipped with wheel-in shower, clos-o-mat toilet and height-adjustable sink and a ceiling track hoist (except Gairn cottage) in the bathroom, the main bedroom has an electric height-adjustable bed and ceiling track hoist. The kitchen surfaces and appliances are all wheelchair accessible with room to manoeuvre. There is a range of equipment available, at no extra cost, such as mobile hoist, monkey pole, shower chair, pressure mattress etc.

Access Statement

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Awards List

VisitScotlabd - Catergory 1 Accessible Accommodation VisitScotland - 4 star Self-catering accommodation Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold Award


The cottages each have a clos-o-mat wash/dry toilet and have a height-adjustable wash hand basin in the wetroom.


Maggie, Beth and Lorraine are committed to ensuring their guests have the best possible holiday experience free from worry about access issues.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

There is a lovely riverside walk accessed through our playground where your dogs can run-around.

Other assistance dog facilities

Water bowls are provided around the site for your dog. There is a dog waste bin by the car park and doggie poo bags are provided too.

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Accessible Format
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking
  • Overnight Accommodation
  • Access Statement
  • Hospital Bed

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