Garden Cottage

"The best cottage we've stayed in"





Scotland is magical, offering you amazing scenery, fairytale castles, marvellous mountains, rushing rivers, beautiful beaches, fabulous local produce and history - lots and lots of history!  


Have you ever gone away 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 stunning scenery of the North East of Scotland, 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 or fire pit.


We are Graded 4* by Visit Scotland, and in July 2020 became a Travelers's Choice Award Winner (which is based on the reviews of guests) on Trip Advisor.


Garden Cottage is on a family run working farm and is  neutrally decorated throughout with everything you need.


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, walk on the farm and spot some of our local wildlife including red and roe deer. There's also plenty of outdoor storage for bikes and an area where you can hose them down or wash your car.


Garden Cottage is well situated for exploring castles and country houses and tucked away coastal fishing villages.  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,   Hopeman or hidden Cullykhan Cove. 


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, banks, hairdressers, beauticians, clothes shops, coffee shops, independant local shops and restaurants. 


If you're looking for a relaxing break, in a peaceful setting, book now!  Come, recharge, relax and make magical memories.


The Cottage

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 comfortably and double doors from the lounge area lead onto the patio.


On the patio there's a bbq and a table with 4 chairs. There is also a wooden bench seat which has outdoor toys stored in the seat.  In the lower cottage garden you'll find the fire pit (logs supplied) with a couple of Adirondack chairs and a picnic table.


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.  Both bedrooms have a wardrobe, chest of drawers and 2 bedside tables.  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.  Lots of space for coats and boots in the front porch and if you're bringing bikes we have plenty of dry outhouses where they can be safely stored.  


The well equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, electric cooker and an excellent selection of cooking utensils, pans and crockery.  


The cottage has free Wi Fi. 


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.




Regarding Covid-19 we want to assure our guests that we have implemented additional cleaning and disinfection measures to help prevent its spread and help ensure the safety of our holidaymakers. 


We have implemented social distancing policies during check-in and check-out.


We have provided cleaning and disinfecting products for guests to use, along with antibacterial hand wash.




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Offering some of the most competitive rates in the area we offer you a peaceful and relaxing break in this beautiful part of'll not want to leave!




Find out about our affordable rates and make a reservation today


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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