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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 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) leading to, 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. Rayburn (heating only). Electric cooker. 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 Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • 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

  • 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

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/01/2017
    A great stay. Far enough away from Aberdeen and the city, but close enough to commute. Local restaurants were good. Scenery amazing. Hospitality and flexibility was excellent. Everything you need for a home away from home.

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8.4 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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