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Excellent 5/5 11 reviews

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Bungalow | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Greenways is a fabulous well equipped holiday cottage situated within the heart of Banchory, a historic town in Royal Deeside. The views from the property are to the south across the hills of the lower Grampians such as Scolty and Monearn.

The cottage has four bedrooms: one ground floor master room with king size bed and one downstairs twin/super king bedroom, and two doubles with family bathroom upstairs. This allows up to 8 people to be accommodated in comfort.

There is a superb spacious open plan fitted kitchen/dining area with patio doors and access to the secluded sunny rear garden. In addition, there is a separate living room area with an open fire, a further ground floor toilet and utility room with full washing facilities. To the exterior of the cottage is an large front garden with childrens play house and parking for up to five cars. The rear garden is complete with garden furniture, gazebo, BBQ and a weeping willow water feature . Greenways is a gorgeous holiday home fit for anyone wanting to visit this historical part of North East Scotland and is perfectly located for access to the shops, bars and restaurants of bonnie Banchory.

The current owners have owned the property since 1999, extending it to meet the needs of their family from the original two bedroomed 1950's bungalow. Now living abroad the owners enjoy sharing this lovely house with holidaymakers and appreciate being able to come home for holidays.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aberdeen 25 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aberdeen 28 km, Nearest railway: Aberdeen 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Full gas fired central heating, underfloor heating in kitchen/dinning room and open fire in living room. Range style cooker with two electric ovens, electric grill and, gas seven burner hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 3 colour TV's, Freeview ( not satellite) , DVD, CD/radio. Fuel and power, wifi, local telephone calls, towels and bedlinen are provided in rent.

Further details outdoors

There is off road parking for 4/5 cars a secluded and sunny back garden with patio areas, outdoor seating and charcoal BBQ. Pets are welcome by arrangement (please note that gardens are not gated). The rear garden is elevated by around 30cms, and the weeping willow water feature is closed water system.

The property is centrally located within Banchory, while still being in a quiet residential area. The centre of the village with a wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants cafes and parks is a short ten minute walk away, down the hill.

The nearest eating place/pub is the Banchory British Legion Club just 50 metres along the road, which is open to non members for meals and entertainment.

The Aberdeenshire region

The River Dee flows from its source high in the Cairngorm Mountains through 85 miles of some of the world’s most stunning scenery, to finally reach the sea at Aberdeen, passign through Royal Deeside.

The valley got its name as it was Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday spot. The Royal Family are still regular visitors to this day, so you’ll be following in Royal footsteps when you explore the area. You can even choose to follow the Victorian Heritage Trail which will take you through towns, landmarks, beauty spots and attractions with a special connection to Queen Victoria.

Much of Royal Deeside lies within the Cairngorms National Park; an area protected because of its outstanding natural beauty. Explore the colourful grouse moors, native forests of Scots Pines, peaty highland rivers and misty blue mountains. There are 52 mountains over 900m, including Queen Victoria's favourite, Lochnagar, called the jewel of all mountains.

Travelling along Deeside you’ll come to the towns of Banchory, Aboyne, Ballater and Braemar. Although all the towns are individual, they all offer a great range of things to see, friendly locals and a rich history and culture. Also in this area are numerous castles, Crathes, Drum, Fyvie and Fraser to name but a few. Of particular interest is Craigievar Castle, a recently refurbished original Z-plan stronghold that remains rooted in the turbulent past.


Often called 'The Gateway to Deeside', Banchory is approximately half hour's drive west of the city of Aberdeen and a favourite of many Aberdonians who fancy getting away from the buzz of the city for a few hours. Plenty of bars, restaurants and shops mean it has the quiet calm of a country village with enough facilities to keep everyone content.

Down by the large and well-maintained park, Banchory has a mini-amusement park - perfect for keeping small children happy for a while. Banchory acts as a suntrap in the summer and the park is thronged with sun worshippers.

Banchory's history dates back to around the 5th century when St Ternan sought refuge among pagan Picts before converted them to Christianity. The churchyard marks the spot where he established a small monastery.

Banchory is a superb base for a varied holiday with Crathes Castle and garden, and Castle Fraser within easy reach and both are well worth a visit. Also boasting two golf courses in the town, there is a wider choice in the surrounding area with excellent hillwalking and skiing available in the Cairngorms just a short distance away.

A short drive leads to Ballater, where Queen Victoria first arrived in Deeside in 1848. Although the line has long since closed, visitors can still visit the elegant train station in the heart of the town centre. Ballater is also an excellent base for local walks and outdoor activivites. A popular walk leads to Lochnagar, the much painted and written about mountain by the current Prince of Wales.

Balmoral is easily accessible for the day and the local distillery at Lochnagar is can provide tours with tasting of the local malt available. For an alternative day out, Aberdeen - Scotland’s third largest city, has serious shopping, parks, the beach and a range of other activities.

Explore the region by following one of Scotland’s unique heritage trails, or by taking a short journey on the Royal Deeside Railway. Mountain biking, fishing, river canoeing, gliding and horse riding are all available, while ski slopes are only an hour away. For a relaxing adventure, visit the Falls of Feugh to watch the salmon leaping or explore local galleries and specialist shops.

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Review 1-10 of 11

20 Apr 2014


"A beautiful, well looked after home in the heart of Banchory."

Excellent holiday let. Beautifully refurnished home from home. Plenty of room, large kitchen/diner. Couldn't be better! Thank you very much.… More

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

20 Mar 2014


"Well appointed and equipped comfortable home"

We were a party of anglers fishing the nearby River Dee. The house is conveniently located for both the river and town. Prior to the visit I was concerned that the house looked from the photos rather … More

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We do call the house a tardis as it bigger than it looks! Glad you didn't have to drink out of teacups and well done on the parking, you do have to be clever and park close to the dividing wall, sometimes we make the passengers get out before reversing. Our housekeeper does a great job I will let her know you think so too.. Thank you.

11 Nov 2013


"Excellent vacation rental"

We received wonderful service from the owner and the housekeeper. The place was spotless when we arrived, and it is extremely well equipped.

We were traveling with two infants under one and the house was perfect. The adults could hang out in the large kitchen-dining room without disturbing sleeping babies. Cots and high chairs were provided.

I would definitely stay here again if in the Aberdeen area. Highly recommended.

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you had a good time and were happy to organise the extra baby equipment you needed. We try to make sure that there is everything needed for our guests, and so that we have this when we stay there, too! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future if you are ever back in this area again.

19 Oct 2013


"Fabulous family home, sleeps 8 but could fit more - excellent!"

Had wonderful holiday with three generations of family and everyone loved the hones to bits. Everything was thought of to make the stay perfect. We would love to stay in future.… More

Thank you so much, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will book again.

27 Jul 2013


"Beautiful home, perfect customer service, would definitely recommend."

our party consisted of myself, my partner, our 16 & 9 yr olds plus our 7month baby and my parents. This home (I use the term "home" deliberately) was superb. The pictures do not do it justic… More

So glad you enjoyed yourselves, it helped that the weather was fantastic. Your comments are very kind, we were happy to rearrange our own stay to help out, it just meant I had to do the housekeeping before I could leave and I'm pretty sure I was not up to the usual standard....

23 Jun 2013


"Great house"

Five of us stayed for nearly two weeks. We felt at home straight away.
It was a great setup and a perfect location for us to explore the area and also be close to family.

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.

15 Jun 2013


"A great week away"

We had a fantastic stay in this property. It was a spacious, well fitted and well planned property. The best part of the stay was the fantastic customer service which was provided by the owner of the property. I would definitely recommend it to anyone staying in Banchory, particularly for families.

We are glad you had a good time, this was our family home for over 13 years and we want to make sure people have a good time when staying there. We will be home in July and are looking forward to it :)
Thank you for your kind words about the customer service!

4 May 2013


"Fantastic Property"

We stayed at Greenways for our Family Wedding, after a 6 hour drive we arrived to Flowers, champagne and a wedding card for me and my now husband, which was so perfect. The cottage was clean, all the… More

We are so glad you had a great time, our housekeeper is a real star and does it all so well, I just co-ordinate it all from afar....I hope that the weather was kind for you.

5 Apr 2013


"Beautiful Home, Brilliant Location!"

My friends and I go salmon fishing every spring on the River Dee, we normally fish around the Banchory area and normally book into a hotel. This year however we all agreed that it would be much more r… More

We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to welcoming you again next year. Hopefully the fish will be more willing to be caught!!

3 Apr 2013


"Very Nice House"

Very nice house with good location in Banchory. Walking distance from restaurants. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds.… More

Thank you.

Review 1-10 of 11

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