Aboyne village is in the heart of Royal Deeside and offers a wide range of excellent visitor attractions such as fishing on the River Dee, water sports on the Aboyne Loch and swimming and cinema at the local community centre.
Why not try your hand at archery, quad biking, clay-pigeon shooting among other sports at nearby Deeside Activity Park or get a birds-eye view of the stunning landscape with a trial lesson at Deeside Gliding Club, a 5 minute drive west at Dinnet. Skiing and snowboarding at Glenshee and The Lecht are easily reached by car, with equipment and clothing available to hire at both centres.
Lock Muick on the Balmoral Estate, home of the Royal Family since 1852, is a great place for a day out in the Cairngorms. It's a haven for wildlife including red squirrel, grouse and herds of red deer, and you can enjoy scenic walks and picnic at Glas-allt Shiel House, built as a retreat for Queen Victoria after the death of her husband, Prince Albert.
To sample some true Scottish culture, including Scottish Country Dancing, Pipe Bands, stalls selling local produce and crafts, the annual Aboyne Highland Games takes place on the first Saturday in August on the village green, and has been a popular attraction for both visitors and locals since 1867. Other world famous games held annually and worth a visit are the Lonach Gathering at Strathdon (18 miles) held on the 4th Saturday in August and the Braemar Highland Gathering (27 miles) on the first Saturday in September and attended by members of the Royal Family.
The city of Aberdeen, famous for its beautiful granite buildings, the North East Coast Line with its rugged cliffs, pretty seaside towns and sandy beaches to Speyside, the 'Malt Whisky Capital of the World' are just some of the many places that are easily reached on day trips.
- Sleeps - 4/6
- Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin,
double pull-out bed in dressing room)
- Bathrooms - 1 shower room
plus TV/DVD in the bedrooms
- Free Wifi
- Oil fired central heating
- Cot and high chair available
- Mature garden with a Summer House
- Garden furniture and barbeque
- Private off street parking
- All on one level
- Sorry, no pets
- Short breaks by arrangement
- The cottage is in Aboyne
- Banchory 12 miles, Ballater 11 miles,
Braemar 27 miles, Aberdeen 30 miles
- Airport - Aberdeen 30 miles
- Pubs/restaurants - 5 minute walk
- Golf - 18 hole course
- Quad biking, archery,
clay-pigeon shooting - 4 miles
- Gliding - 3 miles
- Castles and gardens
- Highland Games
Set on the main road through Aboyne and tucked away behind mature trees, Westwood Cottage offers warm and welcoming accommodation and comfortably sleeps up to 6 people. It's all on one floor so ideal for those less mobile.
The bright and airy dining kitchen is well equipped and has a built in cooker, hob, microwave and fridge and the dining table can accommodate up to 8 people. Bi-fold doors can be opened between the kitchen and living room to create an open plan feel.
Two bedrooms, dressing room and shower room are all accessed from the hallway. There is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a pull-out double bed can be put up in the dressing room. A separate utility room has an extra sink and houses the dishwasher, washing machine/dryer and freezer. There is access from here to a patio area which is perfect for alfresco dining.
From Aberdeen, travel along the A93 North Deeside Road to Aboyne. On entering Aboyne, continue through the traffic lights passing the village green on your left. Continue along Ballater Road and turn left at the Red Post Box onto Balmoral Terrace then take the first right onto Balmoral Lane. Westwood Cottage is the last property on the right hand side.
All heating and electricity is included in the price.
Bed linen and towels are provided along with a selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs and free WiFi.
Cost and availability:
Change over day is Saturday - check in 4pm / check out 10am.
Short breaks by arrangement.
To book this delightful self catering cottage in the picturesque Royal Deeside town of Aboyne, please click the enquiry button below to see availability and prices.
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Westwood Cottage, Ballater Road, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5HY