The charming village of Drumoak is located in North Deeside, in the county of Aberdeenshire. It lies on the banks of the River Dee, with the Cairngorms National Park to its west, and a rugged stretch of coast to its east. Exploring this rural community from your holiday cottage in Drumoak, you will find a bowling green, a church, and a small grocery. The Irvine Arms offers a range of local whiskies and has a reputation for serving delicious food prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Drumoak, the castle is a magnificent building on the edge of the village. It was the seat of the Clan of Irvine for centuries and is now managed by the National Trust, with a fascinating collection of portraits and artefacts to explore. Incredible walking and wildlife-watching can be enjoyed in the wild, mountainous countryside of the Cairngorm National Park, a scenic drive away from Drumoak. Ancient fishing villages, rocky bays, and clifftop walks are just a few miles from the village, on Scotland’s spectacular east coast. The historic city of Aberdeen is also nearby, with some of the region’s best restaurants and shopping.


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

Recommended Places to Visit From Dumoak Holiday Cottages


Den and the Glen  Meet the nursery rhyme and fairy-tale characters, and explore the waterfalls and gardens at this family-friendly attraction.


Culter Heritage Museum  Delve into the fascinating history of rural life in Aberdeenshire, before treating yourself to a refreshment at the tearooms.


The Royal Deeside Railway  Take a trip along the banks of the River Dee, on this steam and diesel-hauled heritage railway.


Rothiemurchus  Don’t miss the chance to visit this magnificent Highland estate, with a 13th century island castle, wildlife, and outdoor activities.


Landmark Forest Adventure Park  This Cairngorms adventure park features a roller-coaster, a high-wire course, raft rides, a maze, and a climbing wall.