"The best cottage we've stayed in"
Have you ever gone away only to find the accommodation isn't what it looked like in photos? Rooms in the photos looked bigger and brighter than they actually are and the big fluffy towels folded nicely in the photos were replaced with ones that have seen better days?
Set among the beautiful scenery that the North East of Scotland offers, you'll find Garden Cottage matches the photos, the rooms are light and bright and the towels really are big and fluffy. There's no hidden extras and we even provide "the little things" such as washing powder, dishwasher tablets and extra binbags. Oh, and not forgetting logs if you'd like to light the wood burner.
Garden Cottage is on a family run working farm, it's graded 4 Star by VisitScotland, is a neutrally decorated very well equipped home from home welcoming new and returning guests (several of whom have returned every single year since the cottage was built!)
Surrounded by mature chestnut and beech trees, and overlooking a large fenced pond, Garden Cottage really is the perfect place to come, recharge and relax in really beautiful and peaceful surroundings.
The detached single level cottage has a large parking area and a fantastic garden, laid mostly to lawn, where children can play safely. In full sun for most of the day, you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast or barbeque on the patio, go for a walk and spot some of our local wildlife including deer and pheasants, or maybe the Heron on the pond who, like our guests, keeps returning.
Garden Cottage is well situated for exploring castles and country houses, tucked away coastal fishing villages and beautiful unspoilt golden sand beaches, follow the Malt Whisky Trails, visit sites from the popular Outlander series, play golf at one of the excellent nearby golf courses, pop along to the Turriff Swimming Pool or enjoy some great fishing and shooting - all are within easy reach.
Pack a picnic (there's a basket and a roll along cooler for your use in the cottage) and relax on a beautiful nearby beach, some of which are award winning, at Balmedie, Inverboyndie, Cullen, Fraserburgh, Banff, Findhorn or Hopeman.
The small villages of New Pitsligo, Strichen and Cumminestown are a short drive while Turriff, which is 7 miles away, offers a larger selection of shops including Tesco, the Co-Op and Costcutter supermarkets. There's also a couple of excellent butchers, various coffee shops, independant local shops and restaurants.
Garden Cottage has a large 27ft x 18ft (7mtrs x 5.5) open plan living/kitchen/dining area with wood laminate flooring, a wood burning stove, TV with Freeview and a music centre. The large dining table seats 6 and doors from the lounge area lead onto the patio where there's a bbq, picnic beach and a table with 4 chairs.
Thanks to the installation of a biomass boiler the cottage is wonderfully warm throughout 24/7. There are two double bedrooms: 1 with a double bed and 1 with twin bed (all with electric blankets) there's also a z-bed which is suitable for young children and a cot. There's lots of hanging and folding space for clothes. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room and the family bathroom has a shower over the bath.
The utility room has a washing machine and separate dryer as well as a freezer. 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, coffee machine, fridge, electric cooker and an excellent selection of cooking utensils, pans and crockery. There's tea, coffee, sugar etc and we also provide a welcome basket.
The cottage has Wi Fi Broadband.
Linen, towels, electricity, heating and logs are all included in the price.
Well behaved dogs are very welcome, we do not charge extra for your dog/s, but please let us know at time of booking if you're bringing your pet/s with you and as consideration to other guests we ask they stay within the main living area in the cottage and don't go into the bedrooms.
ARRIVAL AT GARDEN COTTAGE IS ANYTIME AFTER 4PM AND DEPARTURE IS BY 10AM
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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 at certain times of the year short breaks, discount on stays of longer than two weeks and a weekly Check In/Out day rather than Saturday-Saturday. Please email or call for more details.
A warm welcome awaits you at Garden Cottage and Dexter and Lola will come and say hello often.
We are onhand should you need us, but very aware this is your holiday so do our best to not intrude.
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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