Cosy Royal Deeside Retreat with Hot Tub


Private room in cottage hosted by Lisa

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
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Originally a dairy cottage, our 100 year old home is located in a rural area of Royal Deeside. The private guest suite has its own entrance, en-suite bedroom & living area with Smart TV, WiFi & open fire. Ideal for sport, history & nature enthusiasts, it offers a quiet retreat close to Aberdeen Airport, Balmoral Castle, Cairngorm National Park & ski slopes. Within the communal garden area there is a hot tub commanding spectacular views, a hammock & fire pit. Self check-in available on request.

The space
You will occupy a private suite in the east wing of our property in a quiet rural spot in the country, surrounded only by fields. Whether you enjoy scenic rural walks, skiing, cycling, fishing, kayaking, a day on the slopes, exploring local attractions or a cosy evening by an open fire, our tranquil retreat offers the perfect escape for a short break. Return after a busy day and spend an evening star gazing from our hot tub as you sip on a glass of bubbly or laze in our 2 person hammock and listen to the bird song!

The suite forms a part of our family home where a warm welcome awaits. While guests have exclusive use of it when in residence there are personal photos on display. You may also come across our 2 teenage sons, 2 friendly cats and elderly ‘sled’ dog! We relocated to Aberdeenshire 10 years ago in pursuit of a quiet life in the countryside and we are delighted to share our peaceful haven.

Guests are very welcome to make use of our outdoor FIRE PIT for toasting marshmallows (see photos) as well as our BBQ and garden furniture for outdoor dining. Please specify when booking if either are of interest, so that we can ensure they are prepared for use. Please note there is a BBQ fee of £5 per use for charcoal and cleaning, payable on arrival.

Our primary aim is your comfort and enjoyment. Not only do we offer the luxury of a king size superior sprung mattress with Egyptian cotton linen and towels, we also pride ourselves on cleanliness, being frequent AirBNB users ourselves. We also like to keep things simple - no pricing gimmicks or tricks - our nightly price remains the same throughout the year regardless of school holiday dates or season!

Note there is NO KITCHEN, but tea/coffee making facilities are available and there is a fridge in the summer house should guests wish to store beverages or meat for the BBQ. A simple breakfast is provided consisting of fresh fruit and cereal in order that guests can enjoy these to their own schedule. There are also cafés opening early in nearby villages of Lumphanan and Dess offering a cooked breakfast. A list is available in the suite of all the local eateries, supermarkets, walks etc along with tips and leaflets on the many attractions in the area. Note some of these are still operating with restricted hours. Booking is always advised in order to avoid disappointment.

Storage space is available for sports equipment in our summer house, as well as off street parking. Table and chairs are available for a laptop, breakfast or the enjoyment of a take-away meal.

Finally, if you are celebrating or I can do anything to make your stay extra special please let me know! Examples of extras that previous guests have enjoyed include:

* Valentines Day / Birthday balloons
* Champagne / Prosecco
* Chocolates
* Fresh flowers

All either payable in advance by PayPal or in cash on arrival.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free driveway parking on premises – 1 space
Private hot tub
42" HDTV with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video
Paid washing machine – In building
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Luggage drop-off allowed

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Where you’ll be

Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire , Scotland, United Kingdom

We live in a peaceful, rural neighbourhood surrounded by farmland and cattle. Our neighbours include cows, sheep, red squirrels, pheasant and deer! There are plentiful walking and cycling routes on our doorstep including the Deeside Way, which follows the beautiful River Dee from Aberdeen to Ballater. We are also just 45 minutes from beaches, ski slopes, the Cairngorm National Park, Lochnagar Distillery & Balmoral Castle among many other visitor attractions.

There’s a shop in our local village of Lumphanan just over a mile away. 1.5 miles in the opposite direction is the Deeside Activity Park where you can have a go at quad biking, archery, fishing and go-karting. There are also several walks you can take from it, including the stunning Falls of Dess. We are 5 minutes from Torphins, 10 minutes from Aboyne and 15 minutes from Banchory all of which have supermarkets, cafés and pubs. In Tarland, just 10 miles away, there is an indoor spa with swimming pool and gymnasium. It costs £10 for a day pass. Please note these may have Covid restrictions in place as we emerge from lockdown. We recommend telephoning ahead or checking their websites for info.

We would love to share the beauty that’s on our doorstep and look forward to welcoming you :)

Hosted by Lisa

  1. Joined in January 2014
  • 45 Reviews
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During your stay

We like to give our guests privacy, but we are right next door and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. It is our aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible! When away from the property we will answer any text messages or calls as soon as we are able.
We like to give our guests privacy, but we are right next door and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. It is our aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible!…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Climbing or play structure

Cancellation policy