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3 Star self-catering holiday cottage

The Old School
Arbuthnott, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland

3 Star self-catering holiday cottage
3 holiday cottage 2 sleep 6 people; 1 sleeps 5/7 with sofa bed

These three delightful holiday cottages have been converted from The Old School on the Arbuthnott Estate near Laurencekirk. The design is clever so that each cottage has a different outlook and is very independent and private. Two of the cottages sleep 6 and one sleeps 5-7 - all are beautifully appointed and tastefully decorated. Also recently renovated detached and secluded Garden Cottage with its 4 bedrooms can sleep up to 7 people. Arbuthnott House is open to the public at certain times but the beauty of the surrounding garden can be enjoyed all year long for a small charge.

There is plenty to do in the area - the sea is just a few miles away, with sandy or rocky beaches at St Cyrus and the neighbouring villages. Royal Deeside is on the doorstep with its fine houses, castles and gardens to visit. There is excellent hill walking, pony trekking and cycling on Deeside and in the gorgeous Angus glens. It is also a great region for nature reserves and there are numerous golf courses nearby (including Montrose, Edzell, Auchenblae and Stonehaven). Fishing is another popular holiday acitivity in the area with sea-fishing from Stonehaven and a free fishing permit on River Bervie if you are staying in the holiday cottages. The well known salmon rivers of the River Dee and the North and South Esk are nearby and fishing can be arranged. This is Lewis Grassic Gibbon country (he was born in Aberdeenshire) and the fascinating Grassic Gibbon Centre with its home baking is closeby. The holiday cottages are named after some of his best known books. The list of activities in Deeside is endless and this holiday accommodation offers a peaceful and quiet retreat from the stresses of 21st century life.

  • 2 cottages sleep 6 people;
    1 cottage sleeps 5 (or 7 with sofa bed)
  • Bedrooms - 3
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Additional WC
  • Central heating and electric blankets
  • Dishwasher and washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Payphone
  • TV/video
  • Cot/high chair
  • Fresh flowers weekly
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets welcome by arrangement
  • Garden
  • Aberdeen Airport - 1 hrs drive
  • Railway station - 20 mins
  • Good food pub - 5 miles
  • Shops - 3 miles
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf - number of courses
  • Caretaker on site

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These three star cottages are very pretty and offer excellent holiday accommodation in Royal Deeside. They all have well equipped, modern kitchens (with a dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and fridge) and comfortable sitting rooms. 'Sunset Song' has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom as well as a double sofa-bed. The other two cottages (Grey Granite and Cloud Howe) have a double bedroom and 2 twin rooms and Garden Cottage has 1 king size en suite, 2 twins and 1 single bedroom.

Outside there is lots of off-road parking, a fenced off, secure garden round the Old School, a children's play area and football pitch next door. There is also a useful locked storage area for bicycles etc.

By Road: The directions to the holiday houses are as follows. We are approximately one hour north of Perth or half an hour south of Aberdeen. The best way (coming from the north or the south) is to leave the A90 dual carriageway at Fordoun where there is a large sign to Inverbervie and Arbuthnott (B967). After about 3 miles you drive through Arbuthnott, past the Grassic Gibbon Centre and the playing field, and the School is next on the left behind the beech hedge.

What's included:
All bed, bathroom and kitchen linen are provided. £30 of electricity is included in the rental price.

Cost and availability.
The cottage is rented out year round.
Rental periods are generally Saturday-Saturday, arrival 4pm and departure at 10am.
Prices are for the whole cottage.
Dogs are welcome see charges per dog.

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Arbuthnott Holiday Lets, The Old School, Arbuthnott, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1PA, Scotland

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