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Skene House Cottage

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Westhill, nr. Aberdeen
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This castle annexe makes a perfect property for that romantic break, and is complete with a 4 poster bed.

This unique holiday property forms an annexe of the stunning Skene Castle – a privately owned property in peaceful seclusion, west of Aberdeen. Enjoy leisurely days out touring this lovely area, from the wonderful landscapes of Royal Deeside to the golden sands of the coastline from Aberdeen all the way to Banff. Aberdeen enjoys a cosmopolitan reputation and offers plenty of good restaurants, bars, theatre and shopping. The region boasts more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK so take time to soak up the historic past in some of the many others in the surrounding area. For golfers, there are numerous excellent courses including Royal Aberdeen the venue for the 2014 Scottish Open, while walkers and wildlife lovers have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with dining area and stone floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms, one (four poster) with additional single and additional pull-out single (for alternative sleeping), one with additional single and wooden floor.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Rayburn. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Use of 30 acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 7 steps and sloping banks in grounds.

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  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • StairgateStairgate
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Green SchemeGreen Scheme

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/03/2016
    Great place, great location,Fiona was fantastic. Very enjoyable stay.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 31/10/2015
    We had a great autumn week at Skene House Cottage. Being part of a castle in quiet countryside just outside Aberdeen makes the location quite special. The cottage has character, is spacious and feels homely. The facilities are quite modern and adequate for a comfortable stay. The owners are friendly, helpful and sincere. Their son played with ours, and they have an huge friendly Irish Wolfhound.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/09/2015
    It was a great place to stay. Beautiful location

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 05/09/2015
    Raeburn is quite an experience, we used electronic ovens.... shower curtain should be changed; location very good for castles, distilleries, cairngorms ; well equipped, spacious bedrooms

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 22/08/2015
    Impressive location and very hospitable owners. Located perfectly for Aberdeen and the Highlands. A little cold and four poster double bed mattress needs replacing as very soft in the middle, but perfect for our needs.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/05/2015
    Perfect location for us as near family but quite remote. Gorgeous setting, well equipped and comfortable. Lovely friendly hosts. Rubbish weather so didn't get to fully appreciate the grounds. Hoping to visit again in summer. Very much enjoyed our week at Skene Cottage, would recommend.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/05/2015
    I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Skene House Cottage. The location is idyllic and the welcome could not have been warmer.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/06/2015
    A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. Very friendly and helpful owners live in the adjoining castle. This is the perfect spot from which to tour the north east of Scotland.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 27/06/2015
    Siemens House is amazing,d the owners are great, only downside was one bedroom accessed via another

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/05/2015
    I was actually working in Aberdeen, but the stay at Skene House Cottage, and the warmth of my reception turned the stay into a glorious pleasure trip!

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