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The Bothy is a fantastic little Scottish gem for couples seeking a countryside self-catering holiday in North East Scotland at any time of year. Some 12 miles from Aberdeen, this comfortable rural retreat has been completely modernized, but retains the original stone wall as a feature in the bedroom which uniquely has a log burning stove. It is a perfect place to tuck up in bed with a good book, or sit in a chair and simply contemplate the garden. The Bothy has total control oil-fired Central Heating to provide a cosy retreat all year round.

In addition to the double bedroom, the rest of the accommodation comprises a sitting room/ kitchen and a new bathroom with shower. The combi-boiler means you can have a bath anytime of the day or night! The kitchen is very well equipped and has a dining table and chairs, as well as comfortable seating within The Bothy.

Beautiful and homely bothy by Laura on January 14th 2018

Lovely location, beautiful walks, amazing food @ Eat on the Green. Very comfortable sleep, beautiful and homely bothy. Thank Jim and Martha for your wonderful hospitality.

Fantastic little place! by Keith, St Helens on January 11th 2018

Fantastic little place that I will definitely use again. Great base for when I’m working in the area and everything you need for a place to stay when you are fed up of hotels! Village is fairly quiet but Coop, Craft bar and takeaway all within a few minutes walk!

Beautiful Accommodation by Uschi & Rudi, Germany on September 3rd 2017

Thank you for the beautiful accommodation - we liked it here very much. We visited Newburgh, Collieston, Cruden Bay, Peterhead & Fraserburgh. Everything was wonderful, especially the great landscape. Thank you very much!

Ideal Base! by Stephen & Marcia, Suffolk on August 26th 2017

Up from the South visiting family and friends again. The Bothy makes an ideal base and we feel very lucky to have found you! Very comfortable, weather great - all we could have asked for!

A lovely week! by Rose, Cornwall on August 12th 2017

A lovely week with family who live at Ulaw. I celebrated my big 70th Birthday - wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else! Second visit for me - just great as before.

Lovely Cottage by Kerstin & Matthias, Germany on August 9th 2017

We really appreciated our stay in your lovely cottage! We really felt at home. You prepared for us such a warm welcome. Thank you especially for all the advice on where we could go to see the great beauty of your beloved country. It was like a refreshment for body and soul to be here. Probably we will see each other again. We will recommend you to our friends and family at home.

Great Week! by Janet & Alan, Stoke on Trent on July 22nd 2017

Thank you for the Welcome. We have had a great week. The Bothy has been a great base to tour from and a lovely comfortable place to come back to every night!

Lovely Week by Terry,Laura and Millie on July 16th 2017

We have all had a thoroughly lovely week at the Bothy. Thank you for everything Martha!

Wonderful week! by Liz & Hugh, Cardiff on July 1st 2017


Enjoyed our stay by Robert & Georgina, Kirkcaldy on June 17th 2017

We enjoyed our stay at the Bothy. There is a large park and ride in Ellon opposite Tesco, good service to Aberdeen City Centre. Good food at the Newburgh Inn, Newburgh then down to the beach to see hundreds of seals! In Huntly, try the Cafe/Bistro at Deans Shortbread Factory.

First visit to Aberdeenshire! by Geraldine & Adrian, Cheshire on June 10th 2017

This was our first visit to Aberdeenshire. We have really enjoyed our stay in a warm, cosy and comfortable cottage with everything we need provided. It is also well situated for many activities. Enjoyed visits to many NTS Castles, enjoyed the wildlife and walking, and a train journey gave us the opportunity to see the landscape from a different perspective. We now leave the comfort and space of the Bothy with many thanks to Martha!

Cosy, clean and fully equipped cottage by Sue & Jon, Isle of Skye on June 3rd 2017

Thank you for providing such a cosy, clean, well decorated and fully equipped cottage. We enjoyed visiting some of the many beautiful castles and gardens in the area. We couldn

Cosy and Peaceful by Betty & Terry, Lancashire on May 26th 2017

Thank you for the lovely warm welcome - we really enjoyed our stay. It was cosy and peaceful - just what we needed!

Springtime in Aberdeenshire! by Rick & Suzi, West Yorkshire on May 19th 2017

Springtime in Aberdeenshire is lovely! The charms of the area grow on you

Fantastic Stay! by John & Kath, Dunfermline on April 18th 2017

Had a fantastic stay at the Bothy. Martha made sure our stay was stress free

Third Visit to the Bothy! by Debs, Eric and Poppy the Spaniel, Coventry on April 8th 2017

This is our third visit to the Bothy and we have found it as comfortable and welcoming as always. We love this little cottage. We can recommend Wynford Farm at Kingswells

We have really enjoyed our stay at the Bothy! by Liz & Ian, London on October 19th 2016

We have really enjoyed our stay at the Bothy. It

Nice & Cosy! by Pete & Sue, Essex on October 14th 2016

We booked the Bothy at short notice as my sister lives in Ellon. Martha & Jim were extremely helpful in getting this sorted. We had a lovely week away visiting a new area for us. Nice & cosy to return to. We will be back!

A lovely break by Paula & Jeremy, South Wales on September 13th 2016

After travelling up from South Wales, we were delighted to receive such a warm & friendly welcome from Martha, who had also provided a welcoming tray enabling us to have a cuppa without having to hunt high & low for supplies. The Bothy is ideal for two people providing a comfortable base for touring the area. We did not cook whilst staying at the Bothy as we had made a decision to take in the local eateries whilst exploring the area, so on our travels we enjoyed a wonderfully cooked sirloin steak in the Cornkist in Ellon, as well as an excellent Sunday Carvery in the Buchan Hotel in Ellon. We visited a range of lovely fishing towns & villages taking in both the Coastal Route and the Castle Route, visiting Fraserburgh, Stonehaven, Falls of Feugh, Dunnottar Castle (need to be fit for this one!!), Inverurie, Banchory, Ballater and as far afield as Arbroath to enjoy fresh hot smokies out of the kiln in the delightful harbour in the town. The area is peaceful & relaxing and provided my husband and I with an opportunity to recharge our batteries. Thank you Martha for a lovely break

So glad we found the Bothy! by Stephen & Marcia, Suffolk on August 27th 2016

So glad we found the Bothy. Up from the South to visit friends and family and it was an ideal base for us. Plus great weather, breakfasts at the front of the Bothy, and every kindness from Martha. Do hope to come again!

We have enjoyed this cosy and comfortable wee Bothy.... by Kayleigh & Robert, Newry on August 22nd 2016

Huge thanks to Martha for having us for a few days. We really, simply needed a break away from it all and we certainly have enjoyed this cosy and comfortable wee Bothy. Originally from Methlick, we enjoyed this wee home from home

Enjoyed our stay! by Malcolm & Shirley, Cornwall on August 9th 2016

Enjoyed our stay at

Delightful Stay! by Matthew & Megan, Oxfordshire on August 9th 2016

Had a delightful stay at The Bothy this week. Saw many local things including the Newburgh Nature Reserve & beach, the seals at the mouth of the Ythan, Tolquhon Castle (definitely worth a look!), Haddo House and especially the grounds where we saw 2 red squirrels. The Prop of Ythsie (first right after Tolquhon Castle, it is a tower open to the public which is a steep climb but the views from the top are amazing!) and the stone circle across the road from this and we also visited Pitmedden Gardens and Ellon. Further afield, we visited Slain

Wonderfully comfprtable & well equipped by Janet & Brian, Dunblane on May 28th 2016

The Bothy has been a wonderfully comfortable and well-equipped base for a most enjoyable week. Despite mixed weather, we have been out and about every day. Visited 3 National Trust properties

Warm Comfortable and So Much To Recommend by Debs & Eric, Conventry, April 2016 on May 17th 2016

Our return visit has been really comfortable and warm, much appreciated as the weather has been quite harsh this week. Many thanks to Martha for the welcome tray on our arrival and our grand-daughter loved the Fredo Frog chocs when visiting the pretty wee hoosie once again. This visit we can recommend a visit to Torry Battery on Thursday and Saturday mornings with the RSPB from 11am for a few hours Dolphin Watching with the Rangers. They provide binoculars for a small donation in their collection box and provide you with lots of info about the Bottle Nose Dolphins and other harbour visitors. Follow the coast road a bit further and you come to Doonies Farm, a rare breed centre for farm animals and well worth a visit. We will be back! Thanks once again.

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Cottage added 29th January 2016

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