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Dubston Cottar House


Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

The Living room stills features the original "New Joy" fireplace and granite surround.

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Cottar House is a recently refurbished cottage in the peaceful Coreen hills of rural Aberdeenshire. It is ideally placed at the heart of the Castle Trail and all that Donside and the North East of Scotland has to offer, but secluded enough to be the perfect retreat for peace and tranquillity. There are trails across the Coreen hills immediately behind the cottage. As well as hiking and hill running, these are also used by horse riders and mountain bikers. Fishing is very popular in the area.

The cottage comprises 2 bedrooms (sleeps 5), kitchen, living room with open fire, bathroom and hallway. It has it's own private garden with beautiful views over open countryside. Heating, linen, towels and welcome basket included in price. Travel cot and booster table seat available.

Local shops are available in Alford which is 4 miles away. Further afield, Inverurie and Huntly can be reached within a 30 minute drive. Aberdeen and the airport are a 40 minute drive away.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aberdeen Airport 45 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Aberdeenshire region

Aberdeenshire is located in the North East of Scotland, with spectacular scenery stretching from the Cairngorms down to the sea.

The region is well know for its variety of Castles, but also has other features including Pictish stone circles and earth houses. The region also contains two prominent salmon rivers, the Dee and the Don. In the winter the area provides excellent skiing at several ski resorts. Aberdeenshire is also the gateway to the Whisky trail. The city of Aberdeen is nearby with its striking granite architecture.


Alford is a small country village located in the heart of Aberdeenshire, situated on the river Don with its Salmon fishing and close to a variety of castles including Kildrummy, Craigievar and Huntly. It is well positioned for anyone wishing to see all that Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Buchan have to offer. Throughout the year there are regular shows and games nearby, including the famous Lonach gathering. Close to the Cairngorms, Alford is also surrounded by many easily accessible trails and mountain biking routes.

As well as being the ideal central base for a holiday in the North east of Scotland, Alford has many attractions of its own including the transport museum, Heritage Centre and Haughton Country Park. As well as many restaurants and cafes.

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Review 1-9 of 9

25 May 2014


"Very pretty cottage"

This cottage is in a beautiful location, very tastefully decorated and clean. Alison was most helpful with any questions we had. It was lovely to have our little visitor by the name of Flossie (Alison… More

18 May 2014


"Fantastic service and location"

Spent a week at Dubston Cottar, 10-17th May.Beautiful location, welcome pack, directions to get there, comfy/warm beds (a definate plus from us!), dog friendly, reasonably close to family and friends.… More

12 May 2014


"Great holiday rental"

Excellent self-catering cottage. Very well equipped, clean and comfortable. Have stayed in quite a few holiday cottages and the bed here was the most comfortable I have ever known! Good central locati… More

28 Apr 2014


"Lovely house, lovely lady, lovely area!"

All great. Had a lovely time working in Aberdeenshire for the week and this was a great base from which to do it. All mod-cons, warm house, good area for walking. Thanks very much.… More

24 Mar 2014


"thought of everything!!"

Beautiful setting, exceptionally well equipped & incredibly comfortable. I travelled with the in-laws, 2 year old and 5 month old, the cottage was perfect for all generations. The beds were very comf… More

30 Sep 2013


"Perfecto para vacaciones familiares y hacer estupendas excursiones"

La casa está bien muy bien preparada para una familia de 4 e incluso de 5 personas. Es muy cómoda y acogedora, remodelada con muy buen gusto manteniendo el estilo original. No tiene lavavajillas, si… More

15 Sep 2013


"Wonderful Accomodation"

We were fortunate to stay during the July 2013 heatwave and enjoyed an amazing few days at the Cottar House. The peace and tranquillity of the area is to be experienced and it is a great place to get… More

27 Jun 2013


"Ideal accommodation"

I was returning to Scotland to visit family and friends and was looking for accommodation for myself and 2 young boys age 3.5 and 2Dubston Cottar House was ideal. Travel cot, booster seat and toys we… More

30 May 2013


"Lovely stay, will definitely come back"

I stayed there with 3 friends plus my dog and loved this cottage. The landlord is very welcoming and was very helpful for the queries/ questions we had.The cottage is an old farm house very nicely ren… More

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Calendar last updated:12 Nov 2014

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