Huntly, AberdeenshireGuest Rating
In a peaceful wooded setting 7 miles from Huntly (all facilities, railway station) in Aberdeenshire is Miller's Cottage.
|Sleeps: 2/6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Tue, Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
This charming, traditional, detached holiday home has the additional benefit of being very centrally situated for touring. Inside, the well-furnished and comfortable living area is open plan, with an oil-fired stove which runs most of the heating, while from the well-equipped separate galley kitchen there are lovely views of the surrounding hills.
Upstairs are two en suite double bedrooms and a large landing which has been made into an attractive study area with desk, seating and bookshelf.
From here, an open-tread metal staircase leads to a further attic room which (because of height restrictions and the size of the beds) would be suitable for children between 4 and 10 years old, who could manage the stairs safely and who would certainly enjoy this lofty retreat.
The cottage stands in 1.5 acres of well-maintained garden grounds, shared with the owners' house which is its only neighbour. This affords both properties plenty of space. The cottage is not overlooked and has a delightful suntrap terrace to the front, ideal for warm lazy days reading or enjoying an evening drink.
Once comfortably settled here, you certainly don't have to look far for things to do, for the National Trust of Scotland's Leith Hall property, with its elegant house and lovely gardens is within just a few minutes' walk.
In fact the area really has more than its fair share of castles and stately homes that are all well worth a visit - Huntly Castle (7 miles), Craigievar Castle (15 miles), Fyvie Castle (21 miles), Haddo House (24 miles) and Pitmedden Gardens (24 miles), to name but some. Indeed the cottage seems to be within 25 miles of an awful lot!
If you fancy a day on the sunny Moray coast, the picturesque wee fishing village of Portsoy is 25 miles away, or in the other direction, you can be on beautiful Royal Deeside at Aboyne in 25 miles. Braemar is a little further at 45 miles, with Tomintoul, the highest village in Scotland, 39 miles away.
Lovers of Scotland's national drink will find that they are within easy distance of the Whisky Trail, with the Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries at Dufftown (14 miles) offering tours and tastings.
For some heavy duty hill walking, the Cairngorms can be reached in an hour or so and the local mountain, Bennachie (pronounced Benn -a- chee), is just a few miles down the road. There is good fishing on the local rivers, notably the Deveron and Bogie and in winter skiers will find they are only 32 miles from the Lecht ski centre. Huntly has the country's only year-round Nordic Ski Centre as well as a golf course, swimming pool, mountain biking and pony trekking, Of course, the 'Granite City' of Aberdeen is only 34 miles away.
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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.
Open plan living-dining area with Oil fired stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine and microwave.
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower, WC and basin.
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and basin.
Twin bedroom (only suitable for children of 4-10).
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil stove central heating (INCLUDED during Autumn and Winter) and electric panel 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 (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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).
From 08/07/2022 to 11/07/2022
From 20/12/2022 to 22/12/2022
From 27/12/2022 to 29/12/2022
From 01/07/2022 to 04/07/2022
From 15/07/2022 to 18/07/2022
From 22/07/2022 to 25/07/2022
Changeover Day: Tue, Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 6|
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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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Lovely location, well kept grounds cottage needed upgrade.
The bathrooms were a little cramped for my wife as she is visually impaired, other than that the cottage was fine
Idyllic surroundings, quiet, peacefu and secluded.l. My cairn terrier loved the freedom to go out on his own and explor...Read More
The cottage was spacious with lovely gardens for morning coffee and a glass of wine in the afternoon. Kitchen was well e...Read More
Very comfortable and enjoyable, a lovely setting
'We all loved staying in your gorgeous cottage. It is so cute and comfortable, we didn't want to go home! The attic room was great for the kids. We hope to come back.'
'We have had a wonderful time in the idyllic Millers Cottage. What a beautiful and peaceful part of Scotland.'
'Absolutely delightful stay. Cosy, warm cottage and a great base to explore local castles and Scottish history. Very highly recommended.'
'Have had a lovely relaxing week in this glorious cottage - so cosy! We hope to return.'
'We so enjoyed our stay in your cottage. What a lovely respite from the busyness of everyday life. The walks around Leith Hall were very enjoyable.'
'What a beautiful spot to destress. Cottage is well equipped and comfortable - we really felt at home. This is really a special part of Scotland.'