Rural, luxury Scottish retreat perfect for sightseeing

In this issue of Community Update, we are proud to announce East Kinknockie Cottage as the recipient of our Commitment to Excellence Award. 

Aberdeenshire, north-east Scotland is regarded for its beautiful coastlines, nature reserves, castles, whisky distilleries, golf courses and is popular with people looking to explore the Cairngorms National Park.

Nestled in Udny, Aberdeenshire close to Newburgh beach and the river Ythan, is a stunning luxury cottage for hire: East Kinknockie Cottage. Situated on the quietest part of a farm, the cottage offers an idyllic haven for families and groups.

Airbnb Superhost Fiona Sinclair and owner tells us more,

“The cottage is high-spec: two spacious bedrooms, comfortably sleeping four people and welcomes two canine friends!  There is a log burning stove, a fully fitted modern kitchen and all the home comforts you would expect from a five-star cottage. There is a fast broadband connection and electric car charging facility.

The secluded cottage shares its stunning views and open space with wildlife such as deer, buzzards, owls, foxes and hare, which can be spotted regularly grazing and flying in the surrounding fields.

We host guests from all over the world who enjoy a cottage which is secluded in the countryside but close to amenities and places of interest.”

The original farm building was renovated during Lockdown into the current holiday haven and regularly receives glowing, five-star Airbnb ratings such as this one,

“This property exceeds expectations and much more. It was absolutely perfect for us and our anxious dog: loads of space for us to explore with no intrusion from anyone. There are lovely birds visiting the bird feeders and we were greeted by deer on the front lawn one morning when we woke up.”

With a high rate of returning guests, the cottage is popular for those looking for a historical, rural retreat. The nearby Forvie National Nature Reserve has 1,000 hectares of sand dunes and dune heath, popular with Oystercatchers, Eider colonies and seals. For history-lovers, Tolquhon Castle has one of Scotland’s best Jacobean ‘glorious tombs’ and Haddo House is a stunning 18th century stately home. East Kinknockie cottage is surrounded by many interesting places as Fiona demonstrates,

“We are located 16 miles north of Aberdeen, with a wonderful art gallery, harbour and museums.  The cottage is a car journey away from Royal Deeside, the home of Balmoral, perfect for a day out.  For golfers, we have world-class golf courses on our doorstep and for whisky lovers, a choice of whisky distilleries.”

For more information, or to make a booking, see the website below:    (Airbnb East Kinknockie Cottage, Udny)