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Skene House Cottage

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Westhill, near Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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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 wood burner, Smart TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With Rayburn (heating only), electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and stone floor.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Steep stairs to...
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With four poster double bed, single bed and single pull-out bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) leading to...
Bedroom 2: With double bed, single bed and wooden floor.

Oil central heating (£30 per booking October-March), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 30-acre grounds (shared). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 7 steps and sloping banks in the grounds.

Show amenities 


  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Castle
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/12/2017
    Really enjoyed our stay. Beautiful 'castle' in a quiet, remote rural setting. Everything you need for a self-catering stay from towels to cutlery and comfy beds to Wi-Fi!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2017
    This was exactly the break we needed - lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings with endless scenery!

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2017
    A very nice place for a week, 2 miles to the shopping area.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2017
    Stayed for one week as family of 4 (teenage daughters). found the place very special with it being part of a real castle. very clean, well equipped, comfy beds, shops and supermarkets within 10min drive. Host Fiona very friendly and helpful. The heating system (Rayburn) needed some expert input once, apart from that... Overall: a definite recommendation - 9/10

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2017
    We were never tired of driving into the courtyard of our very own castle - what a magnificent sight. One day there was even a piper rehearsing to lead the Clan Skene at the Edinburgh Tattoo! Our hostess and owner of the castle is a delight, as is her son Ruairidh - what a task the family has set itself to restore this magnificent ancient monument. The cottage is very well equipped. The only downside is that one has to go through one bedroom to get to the other but fine for a family. We loved it all!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2017
    from the moment we drove up the long drive and saw the place we were blown away. the owners were great very friendly people and a hive of information of where to go for entertainment for my young family , it felt like a true home from home. we will be making a return to skene house

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8.5 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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