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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), 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 Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • 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
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 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.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/10/2016
    It was wonderful to stay in the grounds of a castle and I would rate the location very highly; it was tastefully furnished with everything you would need to make it a home from home. Unfortunately during our stay the Rayburn started playing up and despite Fiona's best efforts we had to tinker with it each morning and evening to get the heating to turn on. As a consequence it was a bit chilly at times, and I didn't get any lie ins, even though the bed was super comfy. None the less we would love to stay there again.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 22/10/2016
    Helpful unobtrusive hosts...this is a cottage, so it's small and full of character. You'll need to waggle heating controls and maybe tiptoe through a bedroom to get downstairs, but if you are close friends/family it's all part of the character of the place. You'll Have to drive for 10 mins to get toTesco, bit it's got everything. A beautiful part of the world too. Clean and warm and good value.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/10/2016
    Lovely cottage.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 08/10/2016
    Very private and secluded spot. The only fault was a temperamental Raeburn heater that had a mind of it's own. Fortunately there were plenty of alternative heating methods provided, so not really a problem. A delightful place to stay, especially when blessed with dry sunny weather as we were.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2016
    Beautiful estate/castle being restored, enjoyed walking the grounds. Well located for day excursions on Castle Trail and Whiskey Trail. Very peaceful and relaxing.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2016
    We really enjoyed staying at Skene House Cottage. Nick and Fiona are wonderful hosts. Thank you for making us feel very welcome and share your home with us. The Cottage is very well equipped. It is such a tranquil and special place. Since you will be living in a Castle be aware that it might get a bit chilly in the evenings (especially in this time of year), nevertheless we had a great stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/09/2016

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 06/08/2016
    This is a very special cottage within the old beautiful Skene castle. It is very calm and the hosts are very friendly. You have many options to either visit the highlands (Cairngorns Nationalpark) or the seaside. However, you need a car and have to drive.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 09/07/2016
    Had a lovely holiday in quiet country surroundings with nice walks and plenty to do in the local area. It was fantastic to stay in the group day of the castle and Nick was very knowledgeable about the history.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/07/2016
    Home from home feeling x

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