Self-catering holiday cottage near castles, golf
and blue flag beaches sandy beaches in Royal Deeside.

The perfect self-catering accommodation to rent in a pretty Aberdeenshire village ideally located for the seaside town of Stonehaven and Montrose in Royal Deeside. Outdoor activity breaks inlcude cycling, golf, fishing and hillwalking, or an itinerary of visiting historic castles, whiskey distilleries and walking along sandy beaches.
Suitable for two couples, a family or group of friends - be assured by reading reviews:
'A beautifully equipped holiday home which lacks nothing....'

This Holiday Cottage in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire is no-longer available for holiday lets and the entry is due to be removed - please search cottages in Stonehaven and Montrose, Deeside above.

Visitors have lots of great attractions and activities in the local area to keep them entertained and happy. There are Denlethen Woods to explore and the Cairn O' Mount with its breathtaking viewpoint. A visit to the spectacular Dunnottar Castle is not to be missed. When it comes to castles you will be spoilt for choice in Aberdeenshire - Royal Deeside is closeby and the Castle Trail provides a fascinating day trip. There is also Stonehaven’s Open Air Pool – with heated clean sea water which makes for a special and exhilerating dip! The nearby pretty villages of Fettercairn and Edzell are delightful to stroll around.

East Coast Scotland beach

If you like a dram or two there is the Fettercairn Distillery (one of Scotland's oldest and nestled at the foot of the Cairngorms), which offers guided tours and a chance to sample its fine malt whisky. The Grassic Gibbon Centre at nearby Arbuthnott celebrates the life and works of the local Mearns novelist and author of the Sunset Song (one of the most popular Scottish novels) - there's also an excellent cafe! The beautiful Montrose Basin is well worth a visit and its visitors centre is popular with all ages.

The cottage is just 7 miles from the beautiful St Cyrus beach - one of many blue flag beaches in the area and usually very empty. If you prefer to be more active then there are many excellent golf courses nearby and at Auchenblae there is a small 9 hole golf course known locally for being a bit demanding! You are surrounded by beautiful countryside so there is plenty to do for the outdoor enthusiast - fishing, cycling, riding, sailing and hill walking to name just a few activities available.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom – 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms – 2
    (1 ensuite and 1 family bathroom
  • Bosch washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Gas central heating
  • Wood burning stove
  • TV and portable digital radio
  • Free WiFi
  • High chair
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Private raised suntrap patio
  • Suntrap patio
  • Garden furniture and barbeque
  • Private off street parking for two cars
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Short breaks available
  • The cottage is in Laurencekirk - 10 miles
    to Montrose, 16 miles from Stonehaven
  • Airports: Aberdeen - 36 miles,
    Edinburgh - 94 miles
  • Laurencekirk station - 10 minute walk
  • There are pubs in Laurencekirk and
    an Indian Restaurant, Chinese Take Away,
    Fish & Chips and a Coffee Shop
    (plenty of homebaking).
  • There are a number of coffee shops
    and restaurants in the local area
  • Golf: Edzell and Montrose – 10 miles,
    Auchenblae – 6 miles,
    Stonehaven – 18 miles
    Trump International Golf Links,
    Balmeadie – 41 miles
  • Fishing - River Esk
  • Clay Shooting at Drumtochty Castle - 7 miles
  • Co-op supermarket, chemist and a few other
    independent shops in village
  • Play park
  • Castles
  • Beaches
  • Grassic Gibbon Centre
  • Montrose Basin Visitors Centre
  • Fettercairn Distillery


Cedar Holiday Cottage is a delightful, spacious, newly built cottage for 4 people, all on the one level. The house has a wonderful open plan, social space for guests to relax in together.

There are two bedrooms (a double and a twin) both with ample storage – the double has a luxurious ensuite shower room. Also there is an equally gorgeous family bathroom with separate bath and shower.

The cottage has an amazing open plan living/dining/kitchen area which is perfect for relaxing in, with a wood burning stove, a large glass end window, well equipped kitchen and a dining table for up to 6 people. There is a separate utility room with Bosch washing machine, Bosch tumble dryer and also a clothes pulley.

To the front of the property there is private off street parking for two cars. At the back there is a private raised suntrap patio to relax in, with your own gate into the Memorial Park. The far reaching views over the surrounding countryside from the back of the house are stunning.


The cottage is in Laurencekirk, directions will be provided on booking.

What's included:

Gas central heating, logs and briquettes for wood burner are included.

Bed linen and towels, tea and coffee and some milk for arrival. Nothing like a cuppa when you reach your destination! Washing powder and softener, Scottish Fine Soaps toiletries are also included.

Cost and availability:

No specific change over day, the owners prefer a more flexible approach. Check in 4pm and check out 10am - though the owners are flexible when at all possible.

Short breaks all year round, minimum stay 3 nights.

To book this delightful self-catering holiday cottage in Laurencekirk, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental prices.

Cedar Holiday Cottage, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, AB30 1AN

Aberdeenshire cottage for 4 - visit Royal Deeside

This newly built 2 bedroom house is in a pretty village and is very well designed and comfortable. If you're looking for an Aberdeenshire country cottage then this is ideal - the area offers everything you might want to see and do on a Scottish holiday; from castles and distilleries to golf and beaches!

Testimonials from guests who have stayed:

We have spent here a wonderful week. The cottage is perfect and location allows to visit unforgettable places. Marina and Walter, Italy

Thank you for a fantastic stay. You can be very proud of having created Cedar Cottage as the perfect home from home. We will do an "R and R" Return and Recommend. Carola and Tom, Germany

We could not have picked a more beautiful place to stay to celebrate the Scottish Hogmanay. We have stayed in many self-catering cottages in the UK and have to say that Cedar Cottage is by far one of the most comfortable & well equipped. Beautiful Frances and Ray, England

Cedar Cottage proved to be a gem of a find, high quality finishes throughout with an exceptional attention to detail. Everything has been thought of from the practical and thoughtful welcome pack; the well equipped kitchen; gorgeously comfy sofas with lovely home furnishings through to decent toiletries in both bathrooms, board games and a decent book collection. The log burner adds to the experience. In truth you would hardly want (or even need)to leave at times! Heather, Scotland

What a fantastic cottage! We stayed for the week over Christmas and had a wonderful time. The cottage is beautiful, the attention to detail with both the build quality and finishing touches second to none. Cedar Cottage is far more than a holiday let, it’s a home from home! Iain and Angela, England.

We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Cedar Holiday cottage. The cottage itself is superb, a real high quality home from home. We loved it. Exactly what we needed after a week travelling and hotel rooms.

The cottage itself is immaculate, spotlessly clean, very spacious and tastefully decorated with all mod cons. We can thoroughly recommend Cedar cottage and will be definitely be booking to return here again. Congratulations to Alison and Neil, its great to find a hidden gem like this and proper, professional hospitality, super job all round. Gary and Kate, Spain