Macbeth's Retreat
Banchory, Deeside,

rural holiday cottage

Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms is Scotland's crowning glory. The village of Lumphanan is located inside one of Scotland's most enchanting landscapes. Explore the timeless beauty of this refreshingly different destination. Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms attract travellers from far across the world - and all are lured back by the colourful grouse moors, native Scots pine, highland rivers and misty blue mountains. The scenery here truly soothes the soul and captures the imagination. The landscape is ideal for walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits.

The Royal Deeside area is nestled between the Cairngorms National Park and Aberdeen, Scotland's third largest city, where this regal landscape rests in the magnificent valley of the River Dee. Rising high into the rugged Cairngorm Mountains, the river flows 85 miles through some of Scotland's finest backdrops.

Follow royal footsteps on the Victorian Heritage Trail in Royal Deeside which will take you through towns, landmarks, beauty spots and attractions with a special connection to Queen Victoria. Balmoral Castle, summer home of the Royal Family, rests in the shadows of Lochnagar, known locally as the jewel of all mountains.

Outdoor activities include hill walking, fishing, mountain biking, skiing and running. Hosting unique traditional Highland Games and festivals, the area even attracts Hollywood celebrities! Royal Deeside is home to much rare wildlife and plant species - exploring the nooks and crannies of the varied landscape will uncover capercaillie, red squirrels, roe deer and golden eagles. Rich in its history, music and culture, the ancient sites that can be found around the scattered settlings are full of mystery and folk lore. Lumphanan is closely linked to Macbeth: the Peel Ring, Macbeth's Well and Macbeth's Cairn are all located within 2 miles.

farm view
  • Sleeps - 4/6
    (sofa bed in sitting room)
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 king, 1 super king/twin)
  • Bathrooms - 1 with bath and separate shower
  • Dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave
  • Woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating
  • Flat screen TV with DVD player
  • ipod docking station in bedrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Garden with decking
  • Garden furniture and barbeque
  • Private parking area
  • Pets welcome
  • Short breaks available
  • Banchory - 9 miles
  • Aberdeen airport - 26 miles
  • Nearest pub/restaurant - Lumphanan 2 miles
  • Golf - Lumphanan 2 miles, Aboyne 6 miles
  • Walking and hillwalking
  • Deeside Activity Park (quad biking,
    off-road driving, archery, shooting,
    fishing, go karting) - 3 miles
  • Deeside Gliding club - 8 miles
  • Victorian Heritage Trail
  • Balmoral Castle
  • Highland games
  • Cairngorms National Park
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Macbeth's Retreat is a recently renovated and extended granite cottage nestling beside Lumphanan burn. It has its own parking area, garden and decking. The rooms are all very spacious and the flooring is tiled or wood, both with underfloor heating.

The accommodation comprises of an entrance area which leads into the circular sitting room with wood burning stove and doors onto the decked seating area. The siting room is decorated with Scottish fabrics and paintings and one of the comfortable leather sofas doubles as a sofa bed, providing additional sleeping space for two. There is a large dining area with a modern fully fitted kitchen complete with built in oven and microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, coffee machine and large fridge freezer.

The master bedroom has a superking bed which can also be arranged as 2 singles, and the second bedroom has a kingsized bed. Both bedrooms have wooden floors and plenty of storage space in wardrobes and chest of drawers. The family bathroom is spacious with a bath, shower cubicle and heated towel rail.


From Aberdeen, take the B9119 towards Tarland, turn left at Crossroads Hotel onto A980, Perkhill Holiday Cottages are 2 miles on the left.

From Banchory, take the A93 to Raemoir, turn left onto A980 to Lumphanan, turn right into village then carry on A980 for 2 miles, Perkhill Holiday Cottages are on the right.

What's included:

Heating, electricity and logs for the stove are all included in the rental price. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Free WiFi. Welcome pack provided.

Cost and availability:

Macbeth's Retreat is rented out year round. Change over day is Saturday, 10 am check out, 4 pm check in. Short breaks on request.

To book this fabulous self-catering cottage on Royal Deeside, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental rates.

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Macbeth's Retreat, Perkhill Holiday Cottages, Lumphanan, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 4RB Scotland

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Deeside country cottage

This gorgeous country cottage is well situated to explore Royal Deeside and offers fabulous holiday accommodation near Banchory. There are lots of sites closely linked to Macbeth nearby and the Victorian Heritage Trail is well worth exploring.