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Banchory

The historic town of Banchory lies 20 miles to the west of Aberdeen. Located on the banks of the River Dee, the town is surrounded by beautiful rural countryside and is ideally situated to explore Royal Deeside, the Cairngorms National Park and the north east coast of Scotland.

Banchory features many attractions, including the 16th century Crathes Castle with its famous walled garden, and Drum Castle, located close by. There is a small museum with displays relating to local history, including the town''s famous resident, fiddler James Scott Skinner, who composed The Bonnie Lass o’ Bon Accord.

A short walk from the town centre, The Falls of Feugh tumble from the River Dee and at certain times of the year, salmon can be spotted leaping out of the water. Just across the stone bridge is a tea room, where an assortment of mouthwatering home-made cakes and scones await. Another notable landmark close to the town is Scoulty Tower, which is reached via a pleasant woodland walk. Those who climb to the top are rewarded with superb views of the Dee Valley and surrounding countryside.

Throughout the area there are numerous activities, including mountain biking, horse riding, canoeing, trout fishing, quad biking and archery. The Deeside Activity Park is the place to find an array of outdoor and indoor pursuits and there is plenty to keep the kids entertained, including a play area and an outdoor adventure zone.

For golfers, there are several superb courses, including the Banchory Golf Club, where Open Winner Paul Lawrie began his career. The surrounding area features some of Scotland''s finest countryside and has connections with Royalty. Queen Victoria was seduced by the area over a century ago and discovered Balmoral when searching for a second home.

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  • Gateside

    St. Cyrus

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W40619

    Excellent coastal views

    This pleasant first floor apartment takes full advantage of the views over the sea towards Montrose, where dolphins and porpoises can be sighted. The self contained accommodation has been furnished and decorated to a good standard ensuring a cosy and relaxing stay. The area has an abundance of clean sandy beaches especially at St. Cyrus itself and Montrose, and walking can be had in the surrounding countryside and in the Angus Glens. The cottage is roughly halfway between Stonehaven and Montrose, both bustling seaside towns with golf courses, leisure centres and a wide variety of shops. More varied days out could include Glamis Castle, St Andrews, Dundee and Aberdeen, making the property an ideal choice at any time of year. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared lawned garden and furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please notee: There is a fenced pond in the grounds.

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  • Croiscrag Cottage

    Aboyne

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W41610

    Countryside views

    This self contained holiday property, the wing of a cottage, has been furnished with style and flair to ensure a memorable relaxing break. Idyllically situated in an elevated position a short distance from Aboyne, it offers views over the gardens towards the River Dee, where salmon fishing can be arranged. There are extensive grounds with varied birdlife and squirrels which regularly visit. Within walking distance of a pub and restaurant, the house is not far from the village of Aboyne, which has shops and eateries, and in the summer has its own Highland Games – a feature throughout Deeside. Balmoral Castle is well worth a visit and in winter skiing at the Lecht or Glenshee are both easily accessed. Fishing, golf, hill walking, horse riding and even gliding at a nearby club.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Access to freezer. Shared grounds with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Fonthill Apartment

    Aberdeen

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 31150
    This first floor apartment provides a very good standard of holiday accommodation in Aberdeen and is located in a purpose built, gated development. Its prime position is convenient and quiet, yet close to the city centre. The property is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, cafes and parks, and there is allocated parking and visitor parking spaces. The property has been professionally interior designed and is equipped with most facilities. There is a well-maintained, shared, outside, landscaped sitting area. Ferryhill is a sought after area in the heart of Aberdeen. The Ferryhill House Hotel is a short walk away and is a popular destination for locals wishing to enjoy a meal and drinks. Aberdeen has won ’Britain in Bloom’ more than any other city, has Britain’s oldest business, the harbour, which is one of the UK’s busiest, the oldest city archive, fabulous parks, dolphins, boutique hotels and trendy bars. With 30 golf courses within 30 minutes of the city, the whisky and castle trails and fabulous walking and nature all around, Aberdeen is a perfect city break venue.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With electric coal-effect fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Telephone - emergency and incoming calls only. Welcome pack. Shared sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Little Drumduan

    Dess near Aboyne

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC512082
    This charming, beautifully furnished, detached, holiday cottage is in a peaceful setting in the heart of Royal Deeside, just outside Kincardine O’Neil, Deeside’s oldest village. It is surrounded by fields which back onto the Deeside Way, a long distance path running from near the centre of Aberdeen to Ballater, in the Cairngorm National Park, famous for its Victorian heritage and links to Balmoral Castle. Perfect for walkers or cyclists, or even riders (the owner can provide stabling if required), along the way there are stunning views over the River Dee with the Cairngorm Mountains as a backdrop, offering the opportunity to explore a beautiful area of Aberdeenshire, with its changing landscape from sea to mountain. Enjoy the charms of the surrounding towns and villages, from Banchory, with its bustling high street to Ballater, famed for its royal connections. There are many historical places of interest, from the castles of Crathes and Balmoral to the standing stones of Tomnaverie, all within an easy drive.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil underfloor central heating, is all on ground floor and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With tiled floor, Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock and patio door.
    Kitchen area: With tiled floor, electric cooker, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With wooden floor, king size bed and built-in wardrobes.
    Wet room: With shower and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fridge/freezer in garage. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Garden patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 1/2 acre grounds (by arrangement with owner). Kennel and stabling available. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Pet to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Birchland - Mountshade

    Strachan, near Banchory

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 30297

    These lovely detached holiday lodges are set in an elevated position with marvellous views towards Cairn O’Mount. Situated in 8 acres of natural woodland, all the properties are very stylishly furnished with good attention to detail. Mountshade (ref 30297) has been constructed to make the most of its surroundings with its concertina doors from the living room, relax and enjoy the views from the decking area after a busy day out exploring. Park Lodge (ref 17329) has an open-plan living room with a cathedral ceiling, opening on to a well-equipped kitchen. Cairn View (ref 30456), as its name suggests, boasts a wonderful view towards Cairn O’Mount and sleeps 6 in comfort, ideal for families or couples. All three lodges have plenty of space between them, ensuring good levels of privacy. Visit Balmoral Castle or tour Royal Deeside, which begs to be explored, with fantastic walks on moor and mountain, river and loch fishing, cycle trails and pony trekking, or take in the scenic majesty of Lochnagar. The popular town of Banchory is just 5 miles away with interesting shops and restaurants, and the area is renowned for its Highland Games in summer. Aberdeen is approximately 30 minutes’ drive with its theatres, bars, gardens and shopping centre. Shop 5 miles and pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms, one 5ft, one twin, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating included. Travel cot on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Garden with decked area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 9 acres of natural woodland. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. No smoking.

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  • Craigievar Castle - North Mains

    Alford

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30463

    Situated within the grounds of Craigievar Castle, these picture perfect holiday cottages are surrounded by 90-acres of parkland. The castle is a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture and has stood for almost four centuries against a backdrop of rolling hills. The great tower looks just as it did when it was completed in 1626. Inside is a fine collection of family portraits and original furniture. Stroll around the castles kitchen garden, or enjoy waymarked trails through the surrounding parkland, where swallows, fieldfares and redwings can be spotted. Alford, with its butchers, bakers, pubs and restaurants can be reached in an easy 15 minutes by car. Visit Alford Heritage Centre, which contains displays on village and farm life from the past. Most of the area is agricultural, and wildlife is abundant. Red squirrels and roe deer are a common sight in the woods, the elusive wildcat is present but rarely seen. Crathes Castle is less than 20 miles away and Aberdeen can be reached in 40 minutes’ drive. Care has been taken to furnish the properties as they would have been when they accommodated the workers who kept the castle looking splendid. Shop and restaurant 7 miles, pub 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided), Electric heaters. Washing machine. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. NB: Sloping bank in garden.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Shared landscaped and woodland grounds with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Kelpie

    Banchory

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC512090
    Kelpie is a tastefully decorated and very comfortable semi-detached holiday home to use as a base for exploring Royal Deeside, visiting family or just to relax in. Its quiet location away from the interesting shops and eateries in Banchory’s town centre makes it a great choice at any time of the year. Banchory is a vibrant market town on the banks of the River Dee, set within spectacular hill and mountain scenery much loved by tourists. Royal Deeside, with Crathes and Balmoral Castles and Gardens, has so much to offer the visitor, and Aberdeen with all amenities is just 16 miles away. Golf and bowling can be found just a mile away and there is excellent rambling and hill walking nearby. Fishing, winter sports and other leisure activities are readily available within the town and the surrounding area.

    Ground Floor: The property has six steps to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With smart TV and wireless speaker.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi.Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Garden Cottage

    Finzean near Banchory

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC512079
    Garden Cottage is situated in the beautiful grounds of Finzean Estate, in the heart of Royal Deeside and is surrounded by rich woodland, heather hills and an abundance of wildlife. It has been sympathetically restored to provide very attractive and cosy accommodation in a secluded, peaceful environment. Visitors are welcome to explore the estate grounds, where fishing (no licence required), rough shooting, stalking and wildlife safari trips are available by arrangement with the gamekeeper. Finzean House was the former home of the renowned artist Joseph Farquharson and many of his works were based on the local scenery. There are fantastic walks at every turn, views aplenty and the cottage is ideally located for exploring the whole of Royal Deeside. Horse riding, golf and other numerous pastimes can all be accessed locally. This is a super choice for a truly relaxing break.

    Finzean, meaning ’the fair place’ in Gaelic, is very beautiful and has been the home of the Farquharson family for 400 years, including the twelfth Laird, Joseph Farquharson R.A., who loved this place, and made it known in artistic circles all over the world. The estate also boasts a lovely farm shop and café, where visitors can enjoy homemade cakes and tea. A diverse range of activities including walking, birdwatching, and cycling are all available.

    Garden Cottage, with its charming décor and spacious kitchen, is situated across the courtyard from Finzean House and as its name suggests, has a lovely sunny garden at the rear, ideal for enjoying the afternoon sun.

    Garden Cottage can be booked together together with The Kennels (CC512080) and Deer Park Cottage (CC512081) to accommodate up to 14 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has Biomass central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wooden floor, wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and door to garden.
    Kitchen/dining room: Large, Farmhouse style with wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Beamed with double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and dorner windows.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All heating, electric, bed linen and towels included. All fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Payphone. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Use of tennis courts. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from a spring. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds, 150 yards away.

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  • Prospecthill House

    Whitehouse, near Alford

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UK5207
    This detached, whitewashed cottage commands a wonderful position on the Whitehouse Estate. It boasts spectacular views over the Coreen Hills from the front of the house and is nestled in a truly peaceful spot, which is perfect for guests looking to relax. The cottage, adjacent to the owners home, has been sympathetically furnished in a traditional style and offers a good level of comfort throughout, including open fires in the living and dining room, and a sun room to the front of the property where you can soak up the beautiful views.
    Whitehouse is a small hamlet just a short drive away from the bustling market town of Alford, which is in the heart of Aberdeenshire. Nestled on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park, this property has great walks from the front door, with plenty of other activities nearby, including golf, fishing (salmon and trout), mountain biking, walking, climbing, bird watching, sailing and wildlife watching. Alford has many amenities including a swimming pool, library and sports centre. There are also pubs, shops, restaurants and craft shops.
    Skirted by the beautiful River Don and surrounded by the hills of Bennachie and Coreen, the area is a great place to relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Alford boasts two museums, a narrow gauge railway and a huge country park area, which are great for family days out. There are also many walks to enjoy, with a historic battlefield and a golf course along the way. Alford Heritage Centre has an extraordinary collection of objects, books and images, housed in the old auction mart, whilst Grampian Transport Museum is a treasure house of transport history, displaying working exhibits and DVD presentations illustrating the history of travel and transport.
    Three miles south of Alford is Craigievar Castle. This is a unique tower house built in the 1580s and was converted to its current form in the early 1600s. Craigievar Castle is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub 6 miles.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With open fire, Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With open fire, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Sun room.
    Bathroom:
    With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and sloping ceilings.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and sloping ceilings.

    Electric central heating and electricity (initial £20 included, remainder by meter reading), bed linen, towels and logs for open fires included. Stairgate. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 800 acre mixed arable and livestock farmland with woodland (shared with Whitehouse Estate). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring. There is a small farm dam in the grounds, 300 yards away.

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  • Dess Lodge

    Dess, Aboyne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: SGGP

    This most attractive, Victorian, detached baronial gatehouse is situated just off the road between Aberdeen and Balmoral and offers gracious living in the heart of Royal Deeside. The interior has been attractively furnished in traditional style with pitch pine finishings, open fire, tartan flooring and tasteful antiques. Surrounded on three sides by the gardens, its location is ideal for a holiday exploring this beautiful area. Enjoy the charms of the surrounding towns and villages - from Banchory with its bustling high street to Ballater, famed for its royal connections. Many historical places of interest, from the castles of Crathes and Balmoral to the standing stones of Tomnaverie. Superb scenery surrounding the area enhances any day out. Shops 2 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Living room with open fire in Portland surround, original shutters and sofa bed (alternative sleeping). Kitchen/dining room with slate floor, exposed granite walls, door to garden. Spiral staircase to first floor: Two bedrooms; one double with en-suite shower room and toilet, one twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel available locally
    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Raised lawned sitting-out area with furniture
    • Private parking for 1 car; additional parking space on site
    • No smoking
    • Please note: There is a drop and bank in the garden

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  • Craigievar Castle - Steading Cottage

    Alford

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29919

    Situated within the grounds of Craigievar Castle, these picture perfect holiday cottages are surrounded by 90-acres of parkland. The castle is a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture and has stood for almost four centuries against a backdrop of rolling hills. The great tower looks just as it did when it was completed in 1626. Inside is a fine collection of family portraits and original furniture. Stroll around the castles kitchen garden, or enjoy waymarked trails through the surrounding parkland, where swallows, fieldfares and redwings can be spotted. Alford, with its butchers, bakers, pubs and restaurants can be reached in an easy 15 minutes by car. Visit Alford Heritage Centre, which contains displays on village and farm life from the past. Most of the area is agricultural, and wildlife is abundant. Red squirrels and roe deer are a common sight in the woods, the elusive wildcat is present but rarely seen. Crathes Castle is less than 20 miles away and Aberdeen can be reached in 40 minutes’ drive. Care has been taken to furnish the properties as they would have been when they accommodated the workers who kept the castle looking splendid. Shop and restaurant 7 miles, pub 2½ miles.

    All on ground floor: 3 steps down to living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). NSH. Cot. Microwave. Washer/dryer.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Shared landscaped and woodland grounds with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Thornton Cottage

    Drumoak

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: SPPR

    This attractive, traditionally built, stone holiday cottage is ½ mile from Drumoak village in Royal Deeside. Within easy walking distance are the River Dee, Drum Castle with its 13th-century tower and the Drum Garden Centre. There are castle trails, malt whisky trails and the Cairngorm National Park close by. In the area are 70 golf courses and anglers have a choice of well-stocked fisheries. Aberdeen, 10 miles, has many facilities and a long sandy beach front. Shops ½ mile, pub 2 miles.

    Spacious living room with multi-fuel stove, wooden floor and two sets of French doors to patio. Sitting room with wooden floor and French doors to patio. Large kitchen/dining room. Utility. Separate toilet with vaulted ceiling and Velux window. First floor: All rooms with Velux window. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Step down to large twin bedroom with TV and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with corner bath, walk-in shower and toilet.

    • Multi-fuel stove - fuel included
    • Full oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor, bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs
    • Two DVDs
    • CD
    • DAB radio
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • American fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed grassed area to side; small, enclosed patio area with furniture to rear
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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