Buchan House Cottage
Strichen, near FraserburghGuest Rating
This is a real little jewel of a cottage which sits quiet, without being overlooked in the grounds of Buchan House, near Strichen, in lovely countryside 35 miles north of Aberdeen.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Once a simple old stone cottage, it has received loving attention from the owner to make it into the most charming, characterful and downright romantic holiday home for two people.
It stands in its own enclosed grass garden, with trees round about and views over the surrounding countryside. There is a large, gravel turning area and ample parking to the side.
The cottage is configured on the 'upside-down' principle, with downstairs having a beautifully furnished king-size double bedroom with French doors on to the garden and an en suite shower room.
Upstairs are the living quarters with a well-equipped and presented modern kitchen and a living area. Inevitably this has a coombed ceiling to one side, so taller guests should exercise some caution. However any such considerations are likely to fade into insignificance when you see the patio doors which open on to a full length balcony!
From the cottage you are within easy reach of two coasts, the Aberdeenshire and the Banff, both with plenty of attractions for holiday makers. Along the Banffshire coast you can visit the string of enchanting little fishing villages, Gardenstown, Pennan, Crovie, Findochty, to name but a few, each with their own particular charm and character.
Both coasts offer sandy beaches - there is a particularly fine one at St Combs, a drive of about half an hour from the cottage and with an abundance of wildlife. Visit the RSPB centre at Troup Head, the Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay, or take a cruise from Macduff, where there is also a marine aquarium.
There is plenty of scope too for active pursuits - a whole string of good golf courses, fishing either in the sea or the many excellent rivers in the area (including the famous Spey itself), excellent country walks, or, if you fancy something more challenging, you can head for the Cairngorm National Park.
The former Formartine and Buchan railway line, which passes close to the cottage, is now open for walking and cycling. Royal Deeside is within easy driving distance and there are a whole string of stately homes, castles and gardens to visit in the area.
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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Open plan living area with TV/DVD and CD player, electric cooker, fridge, microwave, washer/drier etc.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electrical storage heaters. WiFi is INCLUDED. Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 small or 1 medium). No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% - Half Term 2017 From 14/10/2017 to 20/10/2017
- Save 15% - Half Term 2017 From 21/10/2017 to 27/10/2017
- Book now - Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
- Book now - New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017||£375.00|
|29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£275.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£445.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£445.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 10 Feb 2018||£295.00|
|11 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018||£315.00|
|25 Feb 2018 - 03 Mar 2018||£295.00|
|04 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018||£315.00|
|01 Apr 2018 - 14 Apr 2018||£375.00|
|15 Apr 2018 - 05 May 2018||£315.00|
|06 May 2018 - 26 May 2018||£375.00|
|27 May 2018 - 02 Jun 2018||£465.00|
|03 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018||£375.00|
|01 Jul 2018 - 01 Sep 2018||£465.00|
|02 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018||£375.00|
|23 Sep 2018 - 06 Oct 2018||£315.00|
|07 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018||£375.00|
|28 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£295.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£465.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£465.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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Good value for money. Very comfortable cottage, although the shower was a bit cramped.
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Fantastic place. We would definitely recommend.
A lovely little clean and tidy holiday cottage in a lovely location with walks through the woods to the lake just across...Read More
The cottage was a cosy cottage we enjoyed the peace and quiet we managed to do lots of sightseeing