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Nestled within the picturesque northeast corner of Scotland lies Aberdeenshire, a destination that beckons travellers to partake in unforgettable Highland self-catering holidays. This captivating haven seamlessly blends natural beauty, a rich heritage, and a diverse range of activities, all while offering the charm of Aberdeenshire holiday cottages.

A Highland Country House surrounded by wooded parkland.
Sleeps
24
Bedrooms
17

Baronial Bliss is a large, luxurious holiday home on sumptuous grounds near Roughpark in Scotland. The regal castle sits among woodlands and ponds and offers majestic views, delightful outdoor entertaining areas and exquisite furnishings with log fires. The 17th-century property promises special memories.

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Entry arch and adjoining granite-built cottage overlook a castle courtyard.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The National Trust for Scotland offers Courtyard Cottage, a romantic apartment inside Drum Castle in Drumoak. The pet-friendly holiday cottage in Aberdeenshire dates back 700 years and boasts antique furnishings in keeping with its history, as well as an open fire, contemporary comforts and beautiful grounds.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Craig Lodge is a beautiful holiday home located near Banff that sits beside the River Deveron, providing a perfect fishing spot for salmon and trout. This secluded holiday home is surrounded by stunning wooded countryside and is an excellent choice for fishing enthusiasts and those who enjoy walks on the Moray Firth Coast in Aberdeenshire. The area offers amazing scenic walks for both two and four-footed guests right from the front door.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Keltie is a former fisherman’s cottage now offering contemporary accommodation in Portnockie in Moray. The large coastal cottage in Aberdeenshire offers a south-facing patio, sea views and lovely décor. It sits in the seaside fishing village of Portknockie, close to the little harbour, beaches and the Moray coastal trail. Pets welcome.

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Aerial photo of a large holiday home nestling between mature woodland and fields overlooking a wide river.
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6

Craig Alvah Lodge is a luxurious holiday home located near Banff in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. It is perfect for groups and can accommodate a large number of guests. The lodge is situated in a secluded rural location near the Moray Firth and offers many facilities such as a heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub, games room, and a trout and salmon fishing beat on the Devoran River.

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Exterior of a two-storey holiday cottage in Banff
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

15 Waters Edge: Your Seaside Holiday Haven in Banff, Aberdeenshire

Nestled on the edge of Banff Bay, 15 Waters Edge is more than just a holiday cottage – it's a fantastic detached property in a prime waterside location perfect for your next unforgettable getaway with family or friends. This large waterside holiday cottage sleeping 8 has all the charm and amenities you need to make your trip truly special, all within the enchanting Mory Firth coastal town of Banff.

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A small holiday cottage in St. Abbs sits behing a flourishing garden of small trees,sshrubs and a winding garden path.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Originally built for lighthouse keepers, Near Bank Cottage is a traditional end-terrace, stone-built cottage near St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve and offers guests an open fire and calming views. The pet-friendly property connects to the reserve and the fascinating Scottish Borders region.

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8
Bedrooms
4

This four-bedroom, rural holiday home in the Borders town of Coldstream welcomes families and friends. Carriage House resembles a castle with its four-storey tower and expansive grounds. A regal stay is assured at a large holiday cottage bursting with character and finished with modern comforts.

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Tiny islands, silhouetted against a setting sun on a calm sea on the Moray Firth in Scotland.
Sleeps
30
Bedrooms
13

Take a look at three luxury waterside cottages sleeping from 6-18 guests on or near Banff on the Moray Firth. The Old Customs House sits on the shores of the Moray Firth, while Craig Lodge and Craig Alvah overlook the Devoran River in an idyllic and remote rural location a few miles inland. All are exquisitely furnished. Montcoffer Cottages are perfect for walking or fly-fishing holidays in the Scottish Highlands and feature a choice of amenities, including hot tubs and an indoor pool.

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The region's expansive landscape spans from rugged coastlines to tranquil countryside, promising a getaway that lingers in memory. Explore majestic castles and their interiors adorned with antique furnishings, a testament to the County's storied past and a hallmark of cottage holidays in Aberdeenshire.

For those with an affinity for the outdoors, Aberdeenshire proves to be a paradise. The Cairngorms National Park's rolling hills invite hikers, mountain bikers, anglers and nature enthusiasts, providing endless adventures within reach of Aberdeenshire holiday homes. Discover forest trails and conquer lofty peaks, knowing your cottage awaits at day's end.

The coastline boasts treasures aplenty, featuring expansive beaches, dramatic cliffs, and idyllic fishing villages, all within easy access to Aberdeenshire holiday cottages. Witness the raw power of the North Sea or unwind on sandy coves, each experience accompanied by the thought of your Aberdeenshire holiday home.

Aberdeenshire stands as an exceptionally attractive destination for both angling enthusiasts and those with a penchant for exploring whiskey distilleries. The region's combination of pristine rivers and renowned distilleries creates a unique and appealing blend of experiences.

Anglers are drawn to the rivers of Aberdeenshire, with the River Dee and the River Don being two prominent names in the angling community. The River Dee, known for its sparkling waters and stunning surroundings, is a paradise for salmon fishing. It's renowned as one of the most famous salmon rivers in the world, attracting fishermen seeking the thrill of the catch amidst the picturesque landscape.

The River Don offers a diverse angling experience, with opportunities to catch salmon, trout, and grayling. As it winds through Aberdeenshire's charming towns and lush countryside, the River Don provides a tranquil backdrop for a relaxing day of fishing.

For whiskey enthusiasts, Aberdeenshire boasts a selection of distinguished distilleries that add a layer of allure to the region. The GlenDronach Distillery, nestled in the Highlands near Huntly, produces rich and robust single-malt Scotch whisky. It's celebrated for its traditional production methods and sherry cask maturation, resulting in a distinctive and memorable flavour profile.

Meanwhile, the Glen Garioch Distillery, situated in Oldmeldrum, offers visitors the chance to explore the production of an unpeated Highland malt. This distillery's heritage dates back over two centuries, and its welcoming atmosphere invites guests to delve into the intricacies of whisky production while enjoying the serene Highland landscape.

Aberdeenshire's calendar is punctuated by vibrant annual events and festivals that showcase its vitality and cultural depth. From the Highland Games that echo with tradition to the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival honouring maritime heritage, each event offers a chance to immerse in local life during your cottage holiday in Aberdeenshire.

Savour the region's culinary delights, from seafood to traditional fare, in village pubs and renowned restaurants alike. And as daylight wanes on days filled with castle exploration, hiking, and coastal escapades, return to the embrace of your chosen cottage be that a romantic rural retreat for two or a lofty country house shared with family and friends, where you can unwind and cherish the memories of your day's exploits.

Aberdeenshire's enduring allure, amplified by the presence of Aberdeenshire holiday cottages, guarantees an enriching and unforgettable holiday. Whether you're delving into ancient castles, embracing outdoor adventures, or becoming part of local festivities, the region's offerings make your experience truly exceptional, embracing the essence of cottage holidays in Aberdeenshire.