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Unique Hideaway Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage


About the property

Relax and unwind in the most tranquil of woodland settings, this beautiful Scottish bothie allows you to switch off and escape the hectic run of everyday life. A truly unique open plan set up allows you to relax in an original cast iron victorian bath while reading your favourite book!

Easily reachable from the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road. 10 minutes from the thriving market town of Inverurie, ideally located for visiting some of the best castles in Scotland (including Wardhill Castle on the same estate!) the Speyside whisky trail, the Moray coast and everything that idyllic rural Aberdeenshire has to offer.

The bothie has a wood burning stove to keep you warm and a beautiful king size bed to snuggle into with an electric blanket. There is a walking map to guide you around the estate so you can take in the beautiful surroundings.

There is no wifi or television so you can disconnect and recharge your own batteries!

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Aberdeenshire in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Unique Hideaway Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Lincoln,Nebraska. USA

Very remote, very quite, nice rustic stone house

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Hideaway Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed it! Please come back soon!
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Delightful but for door screen.

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay, and our only complaint is the screen for blacking out the door windows. It felt inadequate to be honest and very out of line with the cost of the property. A pair of shutters on the outside would be sweet.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Property but Several Snags Encountered.

  • 4 of 5

We booked Unique Hideaway Cottage because it offered simple bothie-style accommodation in a rural setting; the perfect combination for a relaxing break.  Although the property undoubtedly oozed antiquated charm, we felt that there were several modifications required in order to justify the nightly rental rate of £107 (including fee's).

Whilst acknowledging that ours was a late booking (made the day before arrival), we didn't receive any communication from the property owner until 4 hours prior to check-in.  Neither of us are mobile phone owners, so we couldn't leave home first thing in the morning to explore Aberdeenshire, as we'd actually planned; but instead spent our time manning the pc and landline. Not only was this frustrating, but it was also completely unnecessary ~ Owners Direct have a perfectly adequate Hospitality App which would have given us all the information required, had the owner uploaded it.

Upon arrival we found a bucket of kindling for the log burner, but no newspaper or firelighters.  A great excuse for my husband to play at boy-scout while I put the kettle on; which is when I discovered a half-used one-pint milk carton in the fridge.  I do understand the concept of self-catering and had brought along my own provisions, but feel quite strongly that if you are going to leave me milk ... either leave me a full carton or decant a small drop of milk into a jug, don't leave me a half-used carton as that makes it look like I'm getting someone else's left-overs.

Our second problem was that the listing clearly stated that the facilities included a microwave and a hob.  We shopped accordingly and then found that our microwave meals were useless ~ there was no microwave there!  Other inaccuracies in the listing include the bed being king-size (it's double) and the lovely animal skin in front of the fire had also gone walk-about. 

None of these things were deal-breakers as we went there to have a nice time ~ and that's exactly what we had.  I suspect that the issues encountered were oversights due to the hosts' inexperience in hospitality ... and given time, they'll find their feet.

It would be helpful if the listing stated only one bath-sheet & one face-cloth is allocated per guest; had I known then I'd have brought an additional towel for my hair. Maybe a clock so non-mobile-owners can tell the time? And perhaps a curtain over the glass-panel door to block-out light early morning? Small things that are easily sorted :)

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place for a few days in Scotland, Will and his family were very gracious in sharing the history of his estate. Thanks so much for sharing your home and of course your lovely family

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Great location nice and peaceful also nice little welcome present of proseco and home made fudge was really nice lovely property will be back here again loved it

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic news! We are really happy you both enjoyed it! Please come back soon!
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The cottage was absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Place is absolutely beautiful. Will, the owner, was very responsive and accommodating.

The cottage is in a large estate within the castle grounds. Feel free to roam in the large walled garden across from the cottage, and walk around the property which has a number of sheep and beautiful vegetation.

The cottage was very comfortable and clean. Perfect to disconnect from everything.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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