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Aberdeenshire in Scotland's north east offers fantastic access to some of the best that the country has to offer; and as well as having plenty of holiday cottages in the region for you to choose from, you'll also discover breath taking landscapes, rich history and lots of activities for all the family. With such an abundance of things to see and do, you won't have to travel far from your cottage to find some fantastic ways to enjoy your holiday.

It's an area that is tailor-made for relaxing outdoor holidaymaking, offering a wealth of activities and attractions to help make the perfect Scottish holiday break. For example you can enjoy some of the most stunning walks in the highland fells, explore the region's rich history through its many archaeological sites and castles, or head for the coast to relax and enjoy the fresh air, with the most beautiful coastal views.

The region's history is perfectly encapsulated in the incredible Dunnottar Castle. This stunning 14th century fortress offers breathtaking views and thanks to its cliff-top location allows you to bask in some of the region's most beautiful scenery.

Staying in a holiday cottage is also the perfect way to explore the region's whisky heritage. The Speyside Cooperage in Craigellachie grants a uniquely fascinating insight into the production of oak casts. The only one of its kind in the UK, it forms part of the celebrated Malt Whisky Trail.

The outdoor pool in Stonehaven is equally unique. The last of its kind in Scotland, it offers clean seawater heated to 29 degrees C and makes for a uniquely relaxing way to enjoy your break in Aberdeenshire.

Skiing in the Cairngorms is of course one of the highlights of the winter months but thanks to a number of dry slopes it's also possible to pursue your passion in the summer season if you like!

For those after the simple pleasures in nature the region has a multitude of rivers and waterways, making it a haven for anglers and wildlife lovers keen to relax and enjoy the unrivalled tranquility offered by their surroundings.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Aberdeenshire to find your perfect retreat.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The White Ship Ref: SWWK

This 300-year old, detached holiday home has magnificent views over Portsoy harbour and out to the sea. Portsoy is renowned for its boat festival in summer and is a great base to explore this rugged coastline which is home to dolphins, minke whales and birds. The Whisky and Castle Trails are easily accessed and the Cairngorm National Park is an hour away. Shop 300 yards, pub 200 yards.

Living room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen/dining room with breakfast bar, Aga and harbour view. Utility. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with laminate floor and harbour view. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second floor: Beamed sitting room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Double bedroom (bed only accessed from one side, for 1+1).

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • Three DVDs
  • Video
  • Aga
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Terraced garden, patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Steep bank and steps in garden, harbour across road

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£313-£748
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
33 Crovie Ref: 28658

This delightful holiday cottage in the historic conservation village of Crovie sits in an elevated position 200 yards back from the sea. Walks lead to Gardenstown one mile away, or look for the famous Moray Firth dolphins from the comfort of your armchair. Furnished on three levels and with two living rooms, there is plenty of space. Crovie has a history steeped in fishing and the cottages are typical of the area. Enjoy locally caught fish or visit Cullen and Portsoy, home of the famous boat festival. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Lower ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with beams. Ground floor: Living room. Bathroom with shower and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (4ft), each with Velux.

Woodburner in dining room/kitchen and open fire in second living room (initial fuel included). Electric coal-effect fire included. Electric central heating, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Terraced garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Public car park 200 yards. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 10 steps on terrace and drops in garden.

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£201-£633
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Seatown Ref: 27122

Set just a few yards from the seafront this cosy, detached, holiday cottage is an ideal retreat for visitors to this charming village, set at the foot of the cliffs. Gardenstown has a long history of sea fishing with a lovely harbour, hotel and interesting shops. Soak up the atmosphere whilst on the lookout for dolphins which often pass by in these waters. Outside the village there is much to do including visiting the award winning Macduff Aquarium, or explore the Castle Trail. Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

Ground floor: Living room/dining area. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sloping ceiling, 1 twin with sloping ceiling.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity, first £25 included, remainder by keycard. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher.Telephone-honesty box. Sitting-out area with furniture (April-September). On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced sea, 10 yards.

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£169-£524
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3
Marchmar Farmhouse Ref: 23617

Set on a working farm, this holiday property enjoys an elevated position with views towards rolling hills. Situated in the middle of the Castle Trail and near to the Whisky Trail, activities nearby include fishing, pony trekking, golf and cycling. The Moray Firth Coastal Trail is just ½ an hour away. Shops and pubs 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (zip and link) with additional single. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating and electricity included (£30per week winter). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Playstation. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Payphone. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. 1200 acres of farmland. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. Pets welcome (working farm). NB: There is a fenced pond ½ mile away.

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£292-£865
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Dess Lodge 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
  • No smoking
  • NB: Drop and bank in garden

WAS
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£298-£981
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Peaceful setting

This is an attractive holiday bungalow in a peaceful rural setting on a farm near the River Deveron. Tour the castles or whisky trail in this historic area, visit the museums, and the city of Aberdeen, with its floral display and architecture is only an hours drive. Visit the nearby Falconry, forest walks and ½ hour drive to the lovely Moray coastline. Fishing permits may be purchased in Huntly, 4 miles away. Shop and pub 4 miles.

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

Open fire in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine.Telephone-incoming calls only. Garden and chairs. Parking (2 cars).

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£245-£587
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Westerpark Ref: UYN

"Beautiful surroundings with forests, river and countryside walks all waiting to be discovered and savoured..."

These three charming holiday cottages (refs SGD, SAAF and UYN) are located within the extensive grounds of Aswanley, in the River Deveron Valley. All are peacefully set in secluded locations, enjoying uninterrupted views across beautiful scenery and each has a large LCD TV and its own private garden. Visitors are welcome to explore the Aswanley grounds, where there is an abundance of wildlife, with fishing, rough shooting and deer stalking available by arrangement. The proximity to the River Deveron makes the cottages ideal for fly fishing holidays, especially for those trying trout or salmon fly fishing for the first time, and there are deep pools for swimming. Visitors can explore the area on foot or on mountain bikes - the Moray Monster Trails are 20 miles away. The famous Whisky Trail is nearby and many of the distilleries offer guided tours and the chance to sample the local malts - the local inn has a collection of over 700 bottles of finest whisky! Shops 6 miles.

Spacious lodge, ideal for groups, with all bedrooms en suite. Living room with open fire and wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen/dining area with Aga and tiled floor. Utility. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity included
  • Oil-fired central heating by flow meter
  • Electricity blankets
  • Oil Aga included
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Lockable cycle storage
  • Sunday to Sunday
  • NB: Unfenced burn and sloping bank in garden

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD with iPod/MP3 aux input
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Natural water supply from spring

WAS
NOW
£295-£882
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

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. Pets free of charge. No smoking.

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£247-£514
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Owl Cottage Ref: 26021

This holiday property is a delightful fisherman’s cottage, set in a wonderful location just 60 yards up steps from the sea. Tastefully modernised with paved patio, ideal for BBQs, in a charming scenic village with harbour and sandy beach, it is ideal for sea and river fishing, walking, golf, shooting, bird watching and observing dolphins and seals. Easy driving distance to follow the Whisky and Castle Trails. Visit Duff House with exhibitions, tea rooms and gardens in Banff. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with wooden floor. Shower room and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Solid fuel central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.Telephone-honesty box. Patio with furniture. No smoking.

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£187-£556
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Seaview Cottage Ref: CC512053
Seaview Cottage is a traditional fisherman’s cottage that enjoys superb views across the sea. The cottage has been completely refurbished in recent years and now offers bright, spacious accommodation for 6. The ground floor has been transformed from the original small rooms into two large living areas. The spacious lounge is dual aspect, with views to the front and full length windows to the rear that overlook the gardens. The kitchen/dining room runs the full length of the cottage and provides plenty of room for families and larger groups. Upstairs all the bedrooms are beautifully presented and enjoy superb sea views. There is a good sized bathroom and a second ground floor shower room.

Ground Floor: The property has calor gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With satellite Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD with sea views across the bay
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box
Utility: With freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With super king size 6ft bed
Bedroom 2: With double bed
Bedroom 3: With two single beds
Bathroom; With bath, WC and wash basin

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Garden on two levels enclosed by fence. Patio area with steps leading up to lawned area with picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for one small car at rear. NB: Unprotected drop from higher level in garden onto patio level below.

WAS
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£300-£630
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
The Seaside Hoose Ref: 30457


This charming cottage is centrally situated in the quaint village of Gardenstown. Fully renovated with a cosy atmosphere and a mix of contemporary and French style furnishings, it is a superb base to spend a holiday in this lovely area. Ideally positioned to take in lovely views of the sea from the living rooms and bedrooms, it is within a short walk of the quaint harbour and beach beyond. Sample the delights of the owner’s teashop next door which serves a selection of light refreshments though the day or enjoy a drink or evening meal in the local hotel nearby. Gardenstown is on the Coastal Trail, one of several delightful fishing villages strung out along this rugged coastline where dolphins and seals are often spotted. Macduff Marine Aquarium features the diverse marine life of the Moray Firth, while a few miles past Macduff is historic Portsoy, known for its annual boat festival. Discover pretty churches and cottages, castles and cliff top walks, seabirds and quiet beaches all along the coast, from Aberdeen to Inverness. For the birdwatchers, RSPB Troup Head is just 1½ miles, or an hours walk, from the property. Shop ¼ mile, pub and rstaurant 300 yards.

Ground floor: 1 small step to living/dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Internet connection. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£310-£815
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Mar Lodge Ref: SJJX

This exquisite little detached holiday cottage is located in a wonderful secluded corner of the private Knockespoch Estate, about 1/2 mile from the main house. Boasting extensive elevated views towards the Tap o’ Noth (a vitrified stone fortress perched on top of the Hill of Noth) the atmosphere is of peace and relaxation. Knockespoch Estate is on the edge of the village of Clatt, a tiny village in the lee of the Correen Hills, an ideal holiday base for exploring this unspoilt area of the north east. Golf, fishing and hill walking all available. Shop 3 miles, pub 4 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove in stone surround and cathedral ceiling. Kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and open fire. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity and electricity rads included (Winter £25 per week, £15 per 3 or 4-night short break)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone-landlines only
  • Large lawned garden with furniture and views towards Top o’ Noth
  • 300 acres of natural unspoilt woodland
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Natural spring water supply from well
  • Trout and ‘half-rod’ fishing available on pond foc
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Ponds within woodland

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£509-£529
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