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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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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3

Ideal touring base

These three holiday cottages (W42841, W43174 and W43309), set on a working beef farm, offer a relaxing base in a beautiful area of Deeside and are only a half hour drive from Aberdeen. With panoramic views of the countryside these cottages provide everything you could need for a holiday. The owners own the Deeside Activity Park, 1 mile, and guests have use of all the amenities which makes it an ’all weather’ entertainment option for the family. A premier outdoor playground for lovers of adventure sports, Deeside also boasts several castles and stately homes including Balmoral. There are an abundance of scenic walks and cycle trails to suit all levels and many picturesque towns and villages to explore. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom (zip and link) with tiled floor. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 twin (one zip and link), one with Velux, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Biomass underfloor central heating included. Cot on request. Private sitting-out area with furniture at rear. Cycle store. Wheelchair access.

All properties: Woodburner in living room included. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Pets welcome (to be kept on lead at all times, working farm). No smoking.

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£0-£0
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Greenacre Lodge Ref: W42373

Modern and very well equipped

Situated on the Green Park Leisure Complex, this is an exquisitely designed detached property, finished to a very good standard with state of the art underfloor heating, iPod docking in all rooms and all modern conveniences for a wonderfully stylish and restful holiday experience. Just 2 miles from the bustling town of Banchory, in the heart of Royal Deeside, guests can enjoy walking, cycling and golf. Banchory’s beautiful countryside, good climate and friendly tea rooms attract many visitors. Visit the Standing Stones and 17th century castles. Explore the region by following one of Scotland’s unique heritage trails, or by taking a short journey on the Royal Deeside Railway. Mountain biking, fishing, river canoeing, gliding and horse riding are all available, while ski slopes are only an hour away. For a relaxing adventure, visit the Falls of Feugh to watch the salmon leaping or explore local galleries and specialist shops.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor and patio door. Separate toilet. 1 double bedroom (5ft) with patio door and en-suite bathroom with spa/Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Galleried second living room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Oil central heating, underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. CD. Playstation 3. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Lawn. 1-acre lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Fenced stream adjacent to grounds.

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£1228-£1228
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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
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Boghead Cottage Ref: CC512003
Nestling in the heart of Royal Deeside, this detached cottage has been converted, using the original stone, from an old steading and enjoys magnificent views of Deeside and Mount Keen.  Views of Lochnagar (one of Scotland’s 284 munros - mountains over 3,000ft) can also be admired after a short uphill walk.  Boghead Cottage is situated on a 36 acre farm with ponds, small burns and woodland - an area where many different species of bird can be found, along with pathways for walking, relaxing and enjoying the peace and tranquillity. 

Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and hot water and heating is powered by solar panels and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With wood-burning stove, freeview TV and DVD
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, radio, dishwasher and washing machine
Shower Room: With WC and basin

First Floor: Galleried Bedroom: With king-size bed

All fuel and power included.  (Initial supply of fuel provided for wood-burning stove).  Bed linen and towels provided.Off road parking for 3 cars. Patio area with furniture, BBQ and pond. Boules area. Cycle store. No children under 16 years.

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£300-£630
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Boghead Cottage Ref: SDDF

Nestling in the heart of Royal Deeside, this detached holiday cottage has been converted from an old steading (built with the original stone) and enjoys magnificent views of Deeside and Mount Keen. Views of Lochnagar can also be admired after a short uphill walk. It is situated on a 36-acre farm with ponds, small burns and woodland - an area where many different species of birds can be found, along with many pathways for walking, relaxing and enjoying the peace and tranquillity. Numerous outdoor activities are readily available, and Aberdeen is nearby with its many amenities. An ideal location for the Whisky, Castle and Victorian Heritage Trails. Balmoral, Castle Fraser, Drum and Bramar Castles within easy reach. Golf, fishing, walking, riding, gliding, cycling, skiing all available. Shop 11/2 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove, laminate floor and French doors to patio. Compact well-equipped kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with 5ft bed.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large garden with patio and furniture
  • 36 acres of natural farmland and woodland
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • NB: Step to patio. Pond and stream in woodland

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3

Ideal touring base

These three holiday cottages (W42841, W43174 and W43309), set on a working beef farm, offer a relaxing base in a beautiful area of Deeside and are only a half hour drive from Aberdeen. With panoramic views of the countryside these cottages provide everything you could need for a holiday. The owners own the Deeside Activity Park, 1 mile, and guests have use of all the amenities which makes it an ’all weather’ entertainment option for the family. A premier outdoor playground for lovers of adventure sports, Deeside also boasts several castles and stately homes including Balmoral. There are an abundance of scenic walks and cycle trails to suit all levels and many picturesque towns and villages to explore. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 double (zip and link) bedrooms, one with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet.

Biomass underfloor central heating included. Freeview TV. Decked area and furniture. Cycle store. Wheelchair access.

All properties: Woodburner in living room included. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Pets welcome (to be kept on lead at all times, working farm). No smoking.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Pine Lodge East Ref: W40390

Views over Aberdeenshire farm lands

Situated on the Green Park Leisure Complex with open views over Aberdeenshire farm lands, this detached pine holiday lodge is set in a rural location, approximately 2 miles from the town of Banchory. The surrounding countryside is steeped in history and tradition. Visit Braemar, Royal Deeside and Balmoral Castle (the Queen’s private residence). Fishing and golfing are popular, skiing in winter at The Lecht, pony trekking, walking and cycling are also available. The Whisky Trail is also nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

Living/dining room with patio doors, cathedral ceiling and wooden floor/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (5ft zip and link), with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric central heating and electricity included (£15per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Cot. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: River close to property.

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£506-£506
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Thornton Cottage 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
  • Friday to Friday

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£370-£956
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Kelpie Ref: 15552

Spectacular scenery

Banchory is a large village set on the River Dee amidst spectacular hill and mountain scenery much loved by tourists. Royal Deeside with its Crathes and Balmoral Castles and gardens never cease to intrigue. Aberdeen with all amenities 16 miles. Golf course (18 holes) and bowling green ½ mile. Excellent rambling and hill walking. An ideal holiday base. Shops, pubs and restaurants 400 yards.

Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Small garden. Garage (1 car). Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack.

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£227-£584
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
3
The Cottage Ref: 25437

This charming, 19th century, semi-detached cottage is peacefully situated on a quiet lane at the edge of the coastal village of St Cyrus, 30 miles south of Aberdeen with international airport. The completely natural garden provides a haven for local wildlife, birds and plants and backs onto open farmland at the rear. The holiday cottage retains many quaint features giving it a unique character and a welcoming atmosphere. The village shop, cafes and hotel are within walking distance, as are the miles of golden sands for which St Cyrus is renowned. The cliffs and dunes surrounding the beach are a National Nature Reserve where a plethora of wildlife including peregrine falcons can be spotted. Shops, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Dining/sun room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with corner bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine.Telephone-incoming calls only. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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£148-£446
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

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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£244-£707
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Lairds Cast Ref: S99

In an area renowned for superb fishing and golf, this wonderful property, one of a pair, could not be in a better location! Just 50 yards from the rushing waters of the lovely River Dee and very close to Banchory Golf Course, this spacious and very comfortable accommodation makes full use of its situation, with patio doors from the living room offering an uninterrupted view of the river itself - where fishing may be arranged with the owner (subject to availability). With all modern facilities, it ensures a very relaxing stay in total comfort.
Banchory is a superb base for a varied holiday with Crathes Castle and garden, and Castle Fraser both well worth a visit. Also boasting two golf courses in the town, there is a wider choice in the surrounding area with excellent hillwalking and skiing available in the Cairngorms just a short distance away. A short drive leads to Ballater, where Queen Victoria first arrived in Desside in 1848. Although the line has long since closed, visitors can still visit the elegant train station in the heart of the town centre. Ballater is also an excellent base for local walks and outdoor activities. A popular walk leads to Lochnagar, the much painted and written about mountain by the current Prince of Wales.
Balmoral is easily accessible for the day and the local distillery at Lochnagar is well worth a visit, with tours and tasting of the local malt available. For an alternative day out, Aberdeen - Scotland’s third largest city, is well worth a visit. Many of the parks have been transformed into ‘flower gardens’ and are some of the most beautiful in Britain. There is also an excellent choice of restaurants and pubs and the livley city harbour comes alive in the evening with a number of theatres. Shops ½ mile.

Spacious open plan living/dining room with open fire, patio doors and views over River Dee. Modern kitchen. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms, both with views over river. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Shower room. Separate toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Gardens with furniture
  • Parking (3 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Sunday to Sunday
  • NB: Bank in garden leading to unfenced
    river

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£388-£1302
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