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Druminnor Garden Cottage,

Rhynie, Aberdeenshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Splendid holiday home dating back more than 300 years
  • Sharing grounds with beautiful, 15th century Druminnor Castle
  • Character features, such as exposed stone walls and fireplaces
  • Surrounded by historic Pictish landscapes, with vitrified forts and stone circles
  • Well located for walking, fishing, cycling, skiing and playing golf
  • Perfect for exploring Speyside and the Moray coast, and following the Castle Trail
Property code: CA111

This unique, stone-built house is set within the immaculate grounds of Druminnor Castle, close to the village of Rhynie, in Pictish, Aberdeenshire surroundings, known for their vitrified forts and stone circles.

Lose yourself in the magnificent Scottish landscapes near your traditional holiday home, soak up the sunshine in your exquisite garden, with its glorious shades of colour throughout the year or enjoy the great outdoors by going hiking, riding and cycling or even taking part in winter sports and water-skiing. Follow Scotland's Castle Trail through Aberdeenshire and visit 19 impressive historic buildings or take the Pictish Stone Trail to see the ornate work of the community who lived in this area between the 4th and 9th centuries AD. Visit the town of Huntly, about 10 miles away, with its shops, restaurants and castle.

Your handsome, stone property was built around 1700 and has a colourful past as a mill and coach house, as well as a gamekeeper's home and gardeners' cottages. Today it makes an outstanding, four-bedroom holiday home, set in the manicured gardens of 15th century Druminnor Castle. Enter your character-filled cottage, with its handsome, exposed stone walls, to find your open-plan kitchen/diner at ground-floor level. Prepare meals in this generous space then dine together at the table, with the wood burner exuding a cosy heat. Retire to the lounge, where you might light the open fire, or switch on your TV to enjoy Freeview or a DVD for a few hours. Bask in the natural light while you are here: this streams in through an impressive arched window. Discover your cottage has two staircases, one leading up to a family bathroom and two bedrooms (one of which has a shower cubicle) and the other rising up to two equally pretty bedrooms, each with its own shower plus shared access to a separate WC.

Settle down in the sunshine on the patio and perhaps light the BBQ to cook your fresh Scottish produce. Enjoy dinner or lunch out in the fresh air, stroll round the garden and visit the babbling burn at the end. Supervise children at all times because of the open water. The cottage comes with private parking.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double, 2 singles, 1 zip-and-link king-size
  • 1 bathroom – plus shower cubicles in 3 bedrooms
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • 2 cots available upon request
  • Open fire and wood burner - starter pack of logs included
  • TV, DVD, CD and radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • A small river runs through the grounds at the end of the garden which is private but unfenced, children must be supervised at all times
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Garden furniture
  • Private water supply
  • Private parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Small shop 1 mile away, convenience store 4 miles away, supermarkets 10 miles away

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sue, 18th October 2019

The cottage was lovely- comfortable, welcoming and convenient for castles and countryside (including the Cairngorms). We enjoyed the log burning stove and open fire and were supplied with plenty of (free) logs. We highly recommend the Balmoral winter tour and visiting the NTS castles nearby. Excellent for groups or couples travelling together as yoRead moreu each have your own staircase, bedroom and bathroom. Excellent communication from the owner and friendly, helpful castle employees. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Von Schaper, August 2019

The Garden Cottage at Druminor Castle was amazing and even more amazing were the surroundings. The Cottage itself was really spacious and had a very castle-like atmosphere. The Cottage Garden was very a nice place to have your breakfast in the morning and you can easily spend half a day exploring the Castle Gardens and Woods. Most fascinating, thouRead moregh, was all the history that surrounds the place of which the owner gave us an interesting tour. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Kooij, July 2019

We stayed at Driminnor garden Cottage for one week. And we have enjoyed our stay very much. The cottage is well equipped and is nicely decorated. It was very clean and comfartable and the setting is absolutely stunning surrounded by beautifull gardens and nature. And still plenty to do in the surrounding area. If you like walking there are many natRead moreure trails at an hours distance. For instance in the Cairn Corms or along the east coast. If you are more interested in culture and history there are many castles close by and Aberdeen is worth visiting at less than an hour away. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Hide

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