"The best cottage we've stayed in"
Set among the beautiful scenery that the North East of Scotland offers, and only an hour's drive from Aberdeen, Garden Cottage is ideal for families, couples or a group of friends.
The small village of New Pitsligo is 5 miles away and Turriff, offering a larger selection of shops including Tesco, the Co-Op and Costcutter supermarkets, is a 10 minute drive. We have several very good butchers in Turriff and a nice selection of coffee shops and restaurants.
Garden Cottage is on a family run working farm, is graded 4 Star by VisitScotland, and is a neutrally decorated well equipped home from home.
Surrounded by mature chestnut and beech trees and overlooking a large fenced pond, Garden Cottage really is the perfect place to come and relax in beautiful surroundings.
The detached cottage has a private entrance, large parking area and a fantastic garden, laid mostly to lawn, for children to play. You can enjoy a leisurely breakfast or barbeque (provided) on the patio, which is in full sun for most of the day, or go for a walk and spot some some local wildlife including deer and pheasants.
Garden Cottage is well situated for exploring castles and tucked away coastal fishing villages. You can follow the Whisky Trails, play golf at one of the excellent nearby golf courses or enjoy some great fishing and shooting - all within easy reach.
Pack and picnic (there's a basket for your use in the cottage) and enjoy the beautiful nearby beaches, some of which are award winning, at Balmedie, Inverboyndie, Cullen, Fraserburgh, Banff, Findhorn and Hopeman.
The nearby towns of Turriff, Banff and Inverurie all have excellent restaurants and the village of Pennan, where scenes from Local Hero were filmed, is a short drive away.
Garden Cottage has a large open plan living/kitchen/dining area with wood laminate flooring, a wood burning stove, TV, video/DVD player and music centre. The table seats 6 and doors from the lounge area lead onto the patio.
Centrally heated throughout, there is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom (all with electric blankets) plus a sofa bed in the living room (a fold-up bed and cot are also available) and there's lots of hanging and folding space for clothes. The bathroom has a shower over bath.
The utility room has a washing machine and separate dryer. There is also an outdoor drying facility and ample space for coats and boots in the front porch.
The well equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, electric cooker and a good selection of cooking utensils, pans and crockery. Essential kitchen supplies (tea, coffee etc) and cleaning items (dishwasher tablets, washing powder) are provided as well as a welcome basket. The items in your welcome basket vary but will always contain bread, eggs, milk, butter and a bottle of wine.
The cottage has Wi Fi Broadband.
Linen, towels, electricity, heating and logs are all included in the price.
Pets welcome, but we do ask they stay within the main living area in the cottage.
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Getting away for a relaxing break has never been easier or more affordable. Offering some of the most competitive rates in the area we also offer discount on stays of longer than two weeks as well as discounts at certain times of the year.
Short breaks are available, please call for details
A warm welcome awaits you at Garden Cottage and Harvey, our black lab, will come and say hello often (especially if he gets a little treat every now and again!)
We are very proud of the fact that we welcome returning guests year after year and look forward, equally, to welcoming all new guests.
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