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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
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Crovie Cottage Ref: 23956

This attractive holiday cottage is situated in a superb position within the conservation village of Crovie, on the rugged coastline of the north east. Very well presented with a sea view from the twin bedroom and all modern conveniences. Guests can sit out on sunny days literally yards from the sea and look for dolphins, whales and other marine and bird life ever present in the vicinity. Excellent walking, sea cruises and fishing are available in the surrounding area. Golf 5 miles. Beach 2½ miles. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

10 steps to entrance. First floor: Living room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings.

Woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD recorder. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: The sea is 5 yards away.

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£212-£716
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Crovie Ref: 26036

This lovely holiday cottage is infused with the character of this delightful conservation village, strung out along the base of the rugged cliffs at Crovie. Formerly a fishermans cottage, the rooms are tastefully furnished in a traditional style. Situated almost at the end of the village, it has a private, secluded feel with spectacular views out to sea and the headlands beyond from the rear garden, may reward you with glimpses of dolphins and other marine life, ever present in the area. Golf, fishing, swimming, a gallery and quaint harbours are all within a short drive. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room with stone floor. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with Velux, 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings.

Open fire in living room and dining room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher.Telephone-incoming and emergency calls only. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Public car 400 yards. No smoking. NB: Garden is raised and set over 2 levels.

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£327-£643
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Kirkton Ref: 27039

A former shepherd’s bothy, this cosy detached holiday cottage is in an ideal location for walkers and lovers of wildlife. Very peacefully situated within the hamlet of Glenbuchat, just inside the Cairngorms National Park, it is surrounded by stunning scenery with a sense of remoteness. Well located for touring this stunning area, and popular in winter for skiing. To the southeast is Royal Deeside, home to fine castles, including Balmoral and several National Trust for Scotland properties. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Step down to kitchen with dining area. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms with sloping ceilings.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Payphone. Large, enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking.

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£211-£534
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Mar House Ref: UWR

Nestling in a secluded, wooded position overlooking the River Dee valley, this superior stone house has been totally restored to offer the finest facilities and provide every comfort to ensure an enjoyable stay. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and fine views, and the drawing room has an open fire making the property ideal for all year round holidays. Herds of red deer, stags and hinds, graze by the river during the evenings giving a feeling of tranquillity amidst the beautiful Highland scenery. It is situated in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within the Cairngorm National Park and offers access to some of the best walking and climbing in Scotland, with the challenging Cairngorm mountains within easy reach. Fishing, stalking and shooting may be arranged through the estate. Winter sports are also catered for with skiing at Glenshee only a 20-minute drive.
For the less energetic a visit to the 16th-century Crathes Castle and Gardens at Banchory (40 miles) offers an exciting day out. The gardens provide a wonderful display at any time of the year with great yew hedges and a fascinating presentation of the art of topiary dating from 1702. There is also a children’s adventure playground. Closer to Mar House is Balmoral Castle – the Royal family’s Highland residence which offers the opportunity to pony trek and the chance to view various exhibitions, including one on the local wildlife. Golf is available at Braemar only 4 miles away and there are also excellent courses at Ballater and Aboyne.
Inverness is within easy reach and offers many attractions for all the family. Unusual places of interest include the Kiltmaker Centre, where a small visitor centre explains the whole process of making tartan, and the novel Balnain House, which explores the development of Highland music. Inverness Castle, perched above the river, offers the Castle Garrison Encounter, an entertaining interactive exhibition in which the visitor plays the role of a new recruit in the 18th-century Hanoverian army. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Drawing room with open fire. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast table. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Four bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet; two double (one with 5ft bed) and two twin.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Acres of grassed land surrounding the property
  • Parking (for 3 cars)

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£513-£1772
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Strowan Ref: 30638

Situated close to the village centre and just a short walk to all of Ballater’s excellent amenities, this very attractive, comfortably furnished, end-terraced holiday property has been lovingly restored to a very good standard throughout. Great for families or couples who enjoy a varied holiday, there is a multitude of activities on the doorstep; Ballater is a popular area with walkers and cyclists, and is close to both Glenshee and the Lecht for skiing. There is a gliding airstrip near Aboyne within a 15-minute drive. Ballater golf course is a 5-minute walk away, and the area is renowned for its stunning scenery and fantastic walks and wildlife. A picturesque Victorian village in the heart of Royal Deeside, Ballater is surrounded by glorious countryside, including Craigendarroch Hill, the Dee River, and is located in the Cairngorms National Park. Ballater is 43 miles west of Aberdeen and 8 miles from Balmoral Castle. Renowned for its royal connections, the village has many shops and businesses displaying the Royal warrants of the Queen and Prince Charles. A short drive will take you to the slopes of the Lecht, a popular, seasonal destination for skiers and snowboarders. If you prefer a more sedate holiday, there are plenty of shops, cafes and eateries just a stroll from the house. An ideal destination at any time of year. Beach 43 miles. Shop, pubs and restaurants 300 yards.

Ground floor: 2 steps to living room/kitchen with laminate floor. Dining room with patio doors and laminate floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft) with sloping ceiling, 1 twin, 1 single with additional pull-out single and sloping ceiling. Separate toilet. Second staircase to first floor: Study/play room.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs (one Smart TV). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in external utility room. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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£444-£1088
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Cottage Ref: 23105

A very characterful holiday cottage, situated in an elevated position on a working organic farm with views over the countryside. Set close to farm buildings, in the heart of the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside with an abundance of walks, golf courses, stately homes and castles and access to the Whisky Trail. An easy drive takes you to the coastline around Banff. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen. Bathroom with bath, wet room shower and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (4ft) with additional single (2ft 6in for child), both with sloping ceilings and Velux, both rooms separated by a door, screened off from stairs by curtain (no door). Stairs divide into 2 for direct access to each bedroom.

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Range. Combi microwave/oven. Washing machine. Large shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared use of 130-acre grounds. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: There is a pond 280 yards from the property.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Crovie Cottage Ref: CC512064
Crovie Cottage is situated in the heart of the unique fishing village of Crovie. Perched on a narrow ledge at the base of the Gamrie Bay cliffs, this historic preservation village is the epitome of unspoilt seaside locations. The only village in Britain where it is impossible to use a car (visitors park at the far end of the village and walk the few yards along the sea front). It offers a unique and utterly charming seaside holiday experience. Crovie Cottage has been completely gutted, renovated and refurbished throughout. This delightful fishing cottage now provides a very high standard of accommodation just yards from the sea. The main living area is open plan. The cottage door opens onto the lounge area, with original flagstone flooring and a large welcoming wood burning stove at the far end. Divided by a low wall, the kitchen has been beautifully built, with Belfast sink, integrated units and in the adjoining alcove a solid wood dining table with wooden bench pews.The steep cottage stairs lead up to two pretty bedrooms, accommodating up to 5 people. There is a superb modern wet room on the ground floor.

Ground Floor: The property has electric radiators and comprises:
Open plan lounge/ dining/kitchen
Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, satellite Freeview TV, DVD, Wi-fi, radio/CD
Kitchen/Dining Area: With electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, wine cooler, fridge and washing machine. A delightful cottage kitchen with Belfast sink, flag stone tiles and separated from lounge by a half wall. Dining area with wooden pews
Wet Room: With shower, WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With two single beds plus spare bed (for +1)

All electricity, bed linen and towels included.Bench. No car access as cottages built before cars and straddle the shoreline just yards from the sea. Limited on street parking available at one end of the village approx 100 yards walk to cottage along the shoreline. Otherwise, 300 yards car park at the top of the hill and walk down to village via a purpose made small path. NB: The sea is immediately below the wall outside the property.

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£300-£630
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Sea Holly Cottage Ref: 30681


This gorgeous little semi-detached cottage has been lovingly and carefully restored by the owner to make a wonderful choice for a holiday by the sea. It retains many of its original features such as beams and wood panelling, which have been carefully incorporated into the individual style of the cottage. Situated just a few hundred yards from the shore of the Moray Firth, there are lovely sea views from the living room and the bedrooms, and there is a small, pretty garden to the front and side of the house, offering guests the chance to enjoy the sunshine after a day out. The immediate area has a wealth of attractions, including Macduff Marine Aquarium is just across the road, an award-winning attraction that is both informative and entertaining. Puffin cruises operate from the harbour, offering visitors the chance to see the gannets at Troup Head, the only land based gannet colony in the UK. Other marine life, such as dolphins and seals, can also be regularly seen. For golfers, there is a wealth of choice, with Royal Tarlair just up the road, which has wonderful sea views over the fairways, or Duff House Royal which is a couple of miles away in neighbouring Banff. There are good eating places here and lots of little interesting shops, as well as supermarkets. Further afield, explore the other quaint fishing villages and lovely beaches strung out along this magical coastline. Beach 200 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Some rooms with low sloping ceilings.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking.

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£351-£848
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

WAS
NOW
£388-£1302
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Ceomara Ref: 24662

Set in a superb elevated position in the village of Gardenstown, this lovely terraced holiday cottage has beautiful uninterrupted views over the sea below and beyond. Built into the old red sandstone cliffs the villages along this coastline have a quaint atmosphere and it is possible, in certain conditions, to walk to the neighbouring village of Crovie. Wildlife watching and other activities are nearby. Boat trips are available from the harbour where you may catch a glimpse of the dolphins that often swim in the bay. Shops 800 yards, pubs 1/4 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room with bidet and toilet. Shower room with bidet and toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms with sloping ceilings and Velux.

Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in outbuilding. Dishwasher. Freezer.Telephone-incoming calls only. Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Fenced cliff beyond garden and steps in garden.

WAS
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£268-£643
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
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Cornmill Ref: CC512042
Originally built over 150 years ago, The Cornmill is a beautiful old stone mill that has been lovingly and sympathetically converted to make a cottage style house in a rural location.  The property provides an exceptionally high standard of accommodation whilst retaining a wealth of original features. Situated in its own natural grounds amidst open farmland it offers the height of modern living inside and the romance of an old stone cornmill outside - even the remains of the old mill wheel has been retained. The main accommodation is open plan. The superb reception room has high vaulted ceilings and large French windows and glass panelled walls that drink in the light. It has been superbly furnished and decorated by its artist/ owner. Many of her wonderful vibrant paintings adorn the walls and the good sized bedrooms also have an artistic theme, such as Rococco in the main double bedroom on the first floor. There are two modern bathrooms and a well equipped modern kitchen area. The garden grounds lead out onto unspoilt open farmland and, whilst quiet and secluded, it is just a short walk to the pub and restaurant in the charming small village of Auchleven in the Aberdeenshire countryside.

Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
Lounge Area: With Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD and French windows opening onto the garden area.
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and wash basin
Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
Second Lounge: With French windows opening onto the garden area.

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed and wash basin
Bedroom 3: With two single beds
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All electricity, bed linen and towels included.Enclosed garden with rockery area and original mill wheel on the side. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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£350-£725
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