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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 0 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
The Breakers Ref: CC512060
Perched on the cliff side above the charming fishing village of Collieston, The Breakers is the ultimate seaside cottage. The large picture windows drink in the uninterrupted sea views across the harbour and down to the pretty horse shoe shaped beach and cove. This unspoilt seaside village seems untouched by time. Small fisherman’ s cottages straddle the hillside and look down onto the picturesque sand and shingle beach. Small craft bob in the bay and lobster pots line the shore side. The Breakers has a large lounge with recessed sun lounge area which looks out across the sea from every angle. The original open fireplace proffers a warm welcoming ambience. There are three attractive bedrooms, a bright, modern kitchen/dining room and a modern family bathroom. A door from the lounge leads out to an elevated decking area with uninterrupted views across the sea. Here puffins can be seen nesting on the rocks, seals play in the bay and on occasions whales and porpoises have been spotted close to shore. Simply idyllic!

Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge: With open fire, satellite Freeview, TV, DVD and radio/CD; sofa bed (for+ 2) with stunning views out to sea with harbour and pretty beach below
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/ dryer. A good sized modern kitchen with fold out dining table and chairs.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
Steep narrow stairs lead to.....

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed
Bedroom 2: With double bed
Bedroom 3: With single bed
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of coal for open fire provided. Cot and high chair available.Enclosed elevated decking area with furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars. NB: There are significant drops within the grounds of the property.

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£350-£725
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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
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Chaumer Ref: 27371

Set in the Banffshire countryside, with views across open farmland, this converted semi-detached chaumer and dairy makes a secluded holiday hideaway, yet is only 2½ miles from Portsoy, renowned for its summer boat festival and 17th century harbour. The coastline is home to many fishing villages where boat trips are available. Dolphins, seals, puffins, gannets and other marine and birdlife can be seen. Inland, tours are available in many of the fine distilleries on the Whisky Trail. Photography or art lessons are available by arrangement with the owner. Golf, cycling, kite surfing, touring and walks are available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with tiled floor/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with step up to bed area. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating (controlled by owner), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Playstation and small library. Electricity 2-ring hob/oven. Shared orchard. Lawned area with sitting-out area and furniture. Summerhouse. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Indoor motorcycle parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£0-£0
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Starfish Cottage Ref: 30024


This delightful, single-storey, detached holiday cottage sits at right angles to a quiet lane, which runs between Portsoy’s quaint harbour on one side and the sandy beach on the other. Well furnished throughout, providing good quality accommodation, it is a great base for exploring the delights of the area. Portsoy is a bustling village renowned for its wonderful Boat Festival each summer. Enjoy freshly caught fish from the local shop just a few hundred yards away at the harbour, or sample the famous Portsoy ice cream further up on the high street. Take a boat trip to glimpse the diverse marine life in these clean waters. There are several fine golf courses nearby, and the Whisky and Castle Trails beg to be explored. The rugged coastline of this stretch of the Moray Firth has many gems, including interesting villages, historic properties and fine beaches waiting to be explored. Beach 300 yards. Shop and restaurant 400 yards, pub 300 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed and dining area. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Smart TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Small garden. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£194-£478
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Cranna-by-the-Sea Ref: 27499

With uninterrupted sea views from every window, this semi-detached holiday cottage, is only 30 metres from the seashore. Enjoy the most beautiful sunsets or look out for dolphins in the bay. Climb up to the old ruined churchyard of St John’s on the headland, or take the stone steps around the cliff at low tide for an interesting walk to the pretty hamlet of Crovie. A further selection of larger shops and eateries can be found in the historic town of Banff just 9 miles away. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with shower cubicle, 1 twin. Bathroom with jacuzzi bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. On road parking (30 yards). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. NB: Significant drops at side and rear of house.

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£298-£684
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Woodside Ref: CC512063
Woodside is a spacious, detached single storey cottage situated in open countryside with lovely views across the sea. This modern bungalow is set in its own large gardens. With lawns, mature shrubs and patio areas it offers peace and seclusion in a pretty country setting. All the rooms are generously proportioned and have a warm, welcoming and homely feel. The main lounge has patio doors that open onto the gardens, with fields and sea views beyond. There is a separate dining room adjoining. The spacious kitchen is well equipped and looks out across the bay. There are two good sized bedrooms, one en suite and a large family sized bathroom. This is an ideal cottage for two couples or a family holiday.

Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has gas central heating and solar panels and comprises;
Lounge/Diner: With gas fire, satellite Free view TV, DVD, radio/CD and Wi-fi. Dining area. Patio doors lead to garden.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer
Utility: With washing machine, tumble dryer and sink
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en suite shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: With king size bed
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. One well behaved dog welcome (Sorry  no cats)Garden grounds with patio area and outdoor dining furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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£285-£555
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Buttery Ref: 27925

The former servants wing of this B-listed 18th century house attached to the owner’s home, now forms a holiday cottage with its own sitting-out area. Guests are welcome to use the main garden with free range chickens. Ideal for touring the Moray Firth and Scotch Whisky Trail. There is an all weather golf driving range nearby, with two courses, 4 miles. Visit Duff House, one of Britain’s finest Georgian houses, or the many castles within driving distance. Banff is an historic Royal Burgh with many historic buildings. Fishing, sailing, bird and dolphin watching locally. Shops, pubs and restaurants within 5 miles.

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

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD (small library). CD. iPod dock. USB player. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available . Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Use of ½-acre garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£170-£523
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Stable Cottage Ref: 28579

This delightful, Grade B listed, holiday cottage is set in 8-acre grounds near the historic ruin of Glassaugh House, ancestral home to the Abercrombie, Duff and Ogilvy families. Attached to the owner’s home, it is sympathetically furnished with extensive lawns, where guests may spot the deer which pass through the grounds. Close by is the fairytale conservation village of Fordyce, where preserved cottages cluster round the ancient church and castle. Visit Sandend and enjoy freshly caught fish or stroll along the sandy bay. Tour Moray, Aberdeen and Inverness. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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

Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sunken terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. 8 acres of shared lawned grounds. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Public footpath passes through end of grounds.

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£219-£735
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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

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£298-£981
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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.

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£268-£643
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Symbister Suite Ref: B4267

Historic accommodation, set in tranquil locationHistoric accommodation, set in tranquil location


Delgatie Castle sits peacefully amid fields and forests, on a large country estate. It has a long and chequered history, dating back from 1050 and was once home to the late Captain Hay - a feudal baron. Now open to the public, the castle provides a wealth of interest for visitors, plus the opportunity to sample delicious home baking in the cosy tea room. Symbister Suite is located in the north wing of the castle, and has, as you would expect, all the style and ambience of a real stately home. Turriff, 3 miles, is home to a host of activities and interests. River fishing, with brown trout and salmon both available at cost. You can play golf on any of the several 18-hole courses in the area, or enjoy some time on a boating lake or even a putting green. Alternatively, play tennis, bowls, or go riding or shooting. Try the indoor sports and swimming pool complex. Nearby there are stately homes and castles to explore, museums and heritage centres, picturesque coastal villages, nature reserves and colourful parks, as well as famous distilleries. Advance grocery service available on request.Delgatie Castle sits peacefully amid fields and forests, on a large country estate. It has a long and chequered history, dating back from 1050 and was once home to the late Captain Hay - a feudal baron. Now open to the public, the castle provides a wealth of interest for visitors, plus the opportunity to sample delicious home baking in the cosy tea room. The properties on offer here have been tastefully renovated and refurbished to provide spacious holiday accommodation; which still retains much individual character. Ashwood and Elmwood are two of the four cottages, which form The Coach House; whilst the elegant Symbister Suite, located in the north wing of the castle, has, as you would expect, all the style and ambience of a real stately home - master bedroom. The ground floor of Elmwood (B4272) has been adapted for guests with disabilities, and also has a classification for unassisted wheelchair access. Turriff (3 miles) is home to a host of activities and interests. River fishing, with brown trout and salmon both available at cost. You can play golf on any of the several 18-hole courses in the area, or enjoy some time on a boating lake or even a putting green. Alternatively, play tennis, bowls, or go riding or shooting. Try the indoor sports and swimming pool complex. Nearby there are stately homes and castles to explore, museums and heritage centres, picturesque coastal villages, nature reserves and colourful parks, as well as famous distilleries. Advance grocery service available on request.

All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with vaulted ceiling. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster), 1 twin, 1 single. Shower room. Separate toilet.

Heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair on request. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Private garden area. Shared, enclosed, lawned area. Shared use of estate grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: There is a small, unfenced pool in the garden, 100 yards away. Visit Scotland 3 star.

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£225-£775
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Harbour View Ref: CC512014
Harbour View is a sea view apartment in the idyllic and picturesque fishing village of Gardenstown. Occupying an elevated position above the pretty harbour the accommodation is on three levels, maximising the breathtaking views across Gamrie Bay. The property has been renovated to an exceptionally high standard. The bright open plan living area with large windows overlooking the harbour and sea beyond is a real feature of the property. A  beautiful bathroom with deep Jacuzzi bath and three lovely bedrooms on the various levels complete the picture. Outside there is large decking area built into the hillside. A wonderful place to eat, drink and savour the incredible views and amazing sunsets across the bay below. Gardenstown oozes charm and tranquillity. The small winding streets, picturesque harbour and old stone fisherman’s cottages seem untouched by time. It truly is the quintessential fishing village.

Ground Floor: Accommodation is split over three levels, has electric heating and comprises:
Lower Level
Lounge Area: With 42" TV with BT sports, DVD, radio/CD and sofa bed (for + 1 at £25)
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine. A lovely modern kitchen with built in appliances throughout. Large deep-silled windows look out across stunning seascape with harbour, rock island and surrounding hills straight down to the sea.
Bedroom: With double bed .
Bathroom: With shower over Jacuzzi bath, WC and wash basin.
Ground Floor
Bedroom: With  two single beds

First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed. This lovely bedroom is accessed via its own staircase and enjoys amazing sea views. Please note, some restricted height space due to sloping ceilings.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Wifi internet access. An additional put me up bed may be made available (at additional charge) to accommodate 8 in total - please request on booking.This property is accessed by 10 steps from the side and 25 steps leading from Harbour Road below. Large decking area. There is also a fenced grassed area beyond. On street parking.

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£285-£555
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