Treehouse, the destination home store, have recently added to their inspirational shops in Midmar and Aberdeen by opening a beautiful new store in Ballater.

Using the same winning formula with a stunning in-house café, makes this a must visit place for locals, tourists and those out for a country drive from Aberdeen.

It was while Treehouse owners Steve and Suzanne Gardiner were renovating a cottage on the outskirts of Ballater last winter that they fell for the town, and when the opportunity arose to develop the former Co-op, they took it without hesitation.

‘We were involved in a considerable amount of replacement flooring, kitchens and furniture in the Ballater area a er the flooding two years ago, and having spent a lot of time here, seeing the improvements and the upgrading of the village, we are excited to be part of the new optimism around tourism and the re-opening of shops and businesses in this part of Deeside’, explained Steve.

Treehouse Ballater and the Aberdeen shop are mainly focused on gifts and home accessories, while the Neptune kitchens, Wood Floor Centre, Hutcheson’s of Portsoy and Garrod Interiors concessions are all based within the much larger premises at Midmar.

All are open seven days a week and the three adjoining cafes, Forest Café Midmar, Corner Tree in Aberdeen and now Bridge House in Ballater are all run by Martin McAuley giving a consistency of quality and service.

Treehouse also has a beautifully renovated cottage just 20 minutes’ walk from Ballater in the stunning hamlet of Bridge of Gairn. Nestled on top of a hill, Gairncliffe has panoramic views of Lochnagar and the surrounding countryside. Available to rent on Airbnb for long weekends or minimum three day breaks, guests can enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood burning stove or a cheeky wine in the hot tub under the stars

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