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Pitmedden Bothy - Holiday Cottage with Central Heating + Wood Burning Stove

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cottage in Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK - Tranquil Location Within Village

The Bothy is a charming self-catering holiday cottage providing excellent accommodation for two people in the village of Pitmedden. In a peaceful rural location at the end of a private road, yet only 12 miles from Aberdeen, the Bothy is also close to some of the best beaches in the North East of Scotland. The Bothy is a fantastic little gem which has been completely modernised but retains the original stone wall as a feature in the bedroom which uniquely has a log burning stove. A perfect place to tuck up in bed with a good book, or sit in a chair and simply contemplate the garden. Private parking for one car. Newly installed oil fired Central Heating throughout included in the price.

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Martha Simpson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 September, 2018

About Martha Simpson

As a family we've had many holidays in self-catering accommodation. I understand how important the little things are in making a holiday cottage enjoyable and memorable. We make it our business to provide you with spotless accommodation, a warm welcome, and a commitment to making sure you enjoy your stay with us. Our visitor feedback tells us we're doing just that!

Martha Simpson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Martha Simpson chose Ellon

Pitmedden is a lovely rural village well positioned for enjoying the fantastic beaches of the North East of Scotland. There are 17 castles in Aberdeenshire, a great Coastal Trail, and we are near the Whisky Trail. Although it has country feel to it, it is only 16 miles to the vibrant city of Aberdeen, although best loved for its access to the sea on the east, and the mountains in the west of the area.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is at the end of a private road. It is a truly peaceful oasis, and the addition of the log burning stove in the bedroom means you can tuck up with a good book at any time of the year. We have recently installed central heating as we continue to make it the perfect getaway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks Martha for another most enjoyable stay! Such an ideal base for us to visit family and friends in the area.
Sep 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Ellon around the Aberdeenshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Modern bathroom with shower over bath, wc and sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, woodburning stove and comfy chairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: In addition to the wood-burning stove, there is newly installed oil fired Central Heating making it as cosy as toast for all year round enjoyment! There is access to freezer space in the owner's garage. There is also access to a washing machine for a small additional charge. Bikes can be stored in the owner's garage. Outside: The bothy has an outside patio/seating area, rotary clothes drying area, and space to barbeque. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: We are committed to ensuring the property is spotless for your arrival. All bed linen is included and is changed weekly if your stay is for longer. Towels are not provided although can be if requested for a small additional charge.


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Pitmedden Bothy - Holiday Cottage with Central Heating + Wood Burning Stove
average rating of 4.65625 based on 78 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and were able to see a great deal. Martha was so helpful. The Bothy is just right for two and is close to many things we enjoyed seeing.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Walks beer and whisky

  • 4 of 5

lovely place to stay for 2. Nice host and we have no problem at all

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place to chill and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Hi we where looking for a place to chill and have beaches nearby. The Bothy was amazing. a well kitted out kitchen also comfy sofas tv and radio

In the bedroom there's a log burner which was a bonus made it really cosey the bathroom was modern and the whole bothy was a home from home it was just soo relaxing sitting outside in the sunshine with a small refreshment after a hard day walking on the beaches I'm definitely going back next year

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Plenty more beaches to walk I'm sure! Keep following our blog to see what else we recommend in the area. Glad you had such a great time and look forward to seeing you next year.
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Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Up from the South visiting family and friends again. The Bothy makes an ideal base and we feel very lucky to have found you! Very comfortable, weather great – all we could have asked for!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we delighted you found the Bothy very comfortable, and hope we will get the pleasure of welcoming you some other time.
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Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely treasure is Bothy cottage. Immaculately clean, all the essentials you need & beautifully peaceful. A great place to relax and enjoy the simple things in life. Thank you to the lovely Martha for letting us rent her cottage. X

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed the Bothy so much. That's our hope for our guests. Look forward to welcoming you back sometime.
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Quite, peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The Bothy provided an excellent base to visit a part of Scotland we were unfamiliar with. Having previously explored islands, mountains and lochs, on first arrival we were a little underwhelmed. How wrong we were! With castles, coast, seals, beautiful gardens, hassle-free driving and most of all, a wonderful feeling of space... we quickly realised what a great place this area is live.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you succumbed to the beauty of the North East and our beautiful coast and castles!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Aberdeen International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Old Meldrum
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The owner is an experienced and fully qualified Executive and Personal coach. Retreat weeks are offered which can either be self-directed using the materials provided, or can include one to one coaching sessions. Prices on application.


Easy access to many beautiful white sandy beaches. Balmedie beach is 10 miles, Aberdeen beach is 16 miles, Cruden Bay 30 miles.


The nearest bus stop is a few minutes walk. The nearest airport is Aberdeen (Dyce) 14 miles


Pitmedden village centre is a few minutes walk, Aberdeen city is 16 miles, Inverurie 10 miles, Ellon 5 miles. The National Trust Pitmedden Gardens are within walking distance, and the National Trust Castle Trail can be followed by car visiting a number of castles on the way. The Formartine Way (long distance footpath/cycle way) is 2 miles from the cottage. A range of outdoor activities are within easy reach.

Further Details:

There are good restaurants to suit a number of tastes nearby, including Gluten Free recommendations from the owner.

There are also a number of castles and other historic buildings in the area, including several National Trust properties.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
After contact a completed booking form and deposit of £100 secures the booking. A full terms and conditions of booking is then sent to the guest. Balance is required 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. Cancellation Insurance is strongly recommended.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday. Arrival from 3pm, departure by 10am.
Short breaks and other changeover days considered off season

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are charged at £70 per night - minimum 3 nights. Christmas and New Year short break prices on application.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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