Welcome to Crathie Opportunity Holidays

Disabled Friendly Holiday Cottages With Access For All


Our holiday cottages have a charm and a quality which are certain to surprise and delight you. You will be sure of a warm welcome from our thoughtful and committed staff team and your comfort and care will be their priority.


We hope you will enjoy exploring our pages and that you will be keen to find out more about a great holiday opportunity on Royal Deeside for all the family.

COVID CONCERNS?  Please be reassured that if restrictions are applied to your location after you’ve booked we can rearrange your dates or offer a full refund.  You can read about the Covid-19 protocols that we have implemented here.

Award Winning


In the restored Manse Courtyard of historic Crathie Kirk are four unique wheelchair accessible self-catering holiday cottages. Winner of one of VisitScotland’s prestigious Thistle Awards, the cottages offer the opportunity of a holiday in one of Scotland’s most stunning locations on the banks of the River Dee with glorious views of the mountain peaks of Lochnagar.

Functional & Thoughtful Design


Each cottage has been carefully designed and furnished to create a warm and welcoming home. Equipment and appliances are of the highest standard and the attractive soft furnishings, bedding and linen all add to the sense of arriving somewhere special.



In addition the cottages offer a unique range of facilities so that disabled people, so often excluded from such holidays, can now enjoy the most relaxing of holidays in wonderful surroundings.

A Little About the Cottages

Clunie Cottage

Opens into the courtyard and garden room and sleeps up to six people. It has additional facilities for partially sighted and hearing impaired guests.

Gairn Cottage

Ground floor with gallery bedroom. This is an allergy free cottage which sleeps four people.

Gelder Cottage

This cottage opens out onto a riverside patio with views across the River Dee to Balmoral Estate. It is a ground floor with gallery bedroom which sleeps five people.

Girnock Cottage

This cottage is ground floor only and sleeps four people. It also opens out onto a riverside patio with views across the River Dee to Balmoral Estate.

Location & Travel


Crathie lies at the heart of Royal Deeside in the Cairngorm National Park. It is situated between the villages of Braemar and Ballater on the A93, approximately 50 miles West of Aberdeen. Find out more about the location and travel: