Aberdeenshire is a county in East Scotland. It covers more than 2,000 square miles and borders Perthshire, Angus, Banffshire, Kincardineshire and Perthshire, with a wild stretch of coast facing the North Sea. Aberdeenshire holiday cottages in the county’s west are a stone’s throw from snowy mountains, peaceful farmland and rolling hills, while properties in the county’s east benefit from having vast, sandy beaches, clifftop walks and breathtaking sea views on their doorstep. The coast is one of the best places in Scotland to spot dolphins and rare seabirds, while the city of Aberdeen is a wonderful place to explore, with a remarkable industrial heritage and iconic granite architecture. Inland, the rivers Dee, Don and Deveron are superb spots for salmon and trout fishing, and are overlooked by pretty towns and villages which time seems to have forgotten.
This dog-friendly countryside cottage is located within Douneside's beautifully maintained grounds (all available for guest to use), as are facilities such as the swimming pool, tennis courts, putting green, children’s play park, health club and restaurant.
Craig Alvah Lodge will take your breath away. it is a large 6 bedroom luxury country house with large heated indoor pool in an area of natural beauty. This large holiday cottage near Banff nestles in 3-acres of private gardens on the Moray coast.
A large and spacious holiday retreat, Birch Cottage near Braemar has room for ten guests and an open plan living space with dazzling Highland views. An entire wall of windows admits plenty of natural light and offers panoramic views of the surrounding Cairngorms National Park. Sleeps 10.
Carriage House resembles a castle with its four-storey tower and expansive grounds, and a regal stay is assured at a large cottage bursting with character and finished with modern comforts. The four-bedroom, rural holiday cottage in the Borders town of Coldstream welcomes families and friends.
Craig Cottage is a historic 3 bedroom 2 bathroom holiday cottage in a beautiful rural location close to the Moray Firth coastline near Banff. It's perfect for fishing (with its own salmon and trout beat), walking and wildlife spotting holidays. Pets welcome.
3 bedroomed luxury fishermans cottage, with stunning views over beautiful Sandend beach near Banff on the Moray Firth. Enclosed, elevated terrace with a summer house, ideal for BBQs, dogs and children. WIFI enabled. A real 'home from home' for a 'get away from it all' experience.
The Gatsby is a grand late-Victorian house, tastefully restored to offer luxury self-catering accommodation for large groups or dual-family holidays in, Torphins, an Aberdeenshire village that can boast up to 55 castles and 300 whiskey distilleries and the coast within day-trip range.
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 to the fascinating Scottish Borders region.
Don’t miss Cairngorms National Park during your stay in a holiday cottage in Aberdeenshire, a rugged expanse of vast woodlands, towering mountains, tumbling rivers and lochs. Aberdeenshire is dotted with ancient sites including 263 castles, Balmoral and Dunnottar being two of the most famous. The county is a paradise for outdoor activities, with huge areas of unspoiled countryside, several of Scotland’s best ski centres and world-class gold courses. The city of Aberdeen is famous for its grey granite buildings, which sparkle like silver and earned it the name, the Granite City. Aberdeen has a rich industrial heritage of paper-manufacturing, fishing, shipbuilding, and oil. The streets of Old Aberdeen are a must-see on self-catering holidays in Aberdeenshire, with many of the city’s most impressive historic buildings, a variety of independent shops, and plenty of opportunities to sample a dram of local whisky. The Aberdeenshire coast is famous for its cruises into the North Sea, where bottlenose dolphins, white-beaked dolphins and even minke whales are often spotted.