The Great Outdoors

We've got some great beaches in this area!


A short drive away is the coastal town of Cullen....walk along the beautiful beach with a home-made ice-cream from the shop on the main street after a fantastic lunch in the Rockpool Cafe. 


Take a picnic and head to the beach at Balmedie or stop at the Cock & Bull and enjoy lunch before you attempt the massive sand dunes.


Sandend is popular with families and surfers and Inverboyndie just only a short drive away.

Inverurie is about 3/4 of an hours drive from Garden Cottage, and as one of the fastest growing towns in the UK it has many shops, restaurants and a garden centre where you get everything from fantastic food to wellies. 


The Famous Turra Coo

Known locally as Turra, Turriff has everything you need. 


There are several supermarkets - Tesco, The Co Op & Costcutter, two very good butchers, two chemists, several coffee shops as well as clothing and shoe shops.  Turriff also has several hairdressers, beauty salons, doctors, dentists, banks and a swimming pool.  


The Haughs (where the Turriff Show is held) is a large park with boating pond and in the town centre there's Celebrations where you can buy everything from clothing to pots & pans and then enjoy some local produce in their very good restaurant.