About this listing
Luxury in the wilds, with a stay at No 4 & No 5 Steading Cottages both sleep 7 – your own 30,000 acre private playground on the Glen Dye estate, Aberdeenshire; wild swimming, BBQ, wood fired outdoor hot tub, castles, walks, wildlife and highland hygge abounds. In prime position on the banks of the River Dye amidst forest and wilderness these two superb historical heritage escapes are equipped with all the mod cons and fun stuff too including bean bags, record players, wood burning wood chip stoves and an alfresco Swedish wood fired hot tub.
No4 has uber design credentials being designed by Young Architects of the Year NORD in 2012 as part of a full conversion of a set of then derelict Victorian farm buildings. The holiday home was born in 2012 after a set of derelict Victorian farm buildings were converted to become a superb escape sleeping up to seven guests.
A semi-detached quirky cottage, fresh and modern with retro fittings heated by a central wood chip burner. Sleeping seven in two king size beds, one twin room and one single with a large kitchen/dining room perfect for social get together with family and friends. There’s a large sitting room, two bathrooms. No detail has been overlooked to make this a perfect holiday home. No4 & No5 are perfect to hire together creating an amazing combination of spaces to suit all ages. To the back of No5 (and for your exclusive use) lies The Smiddy – a beautiful stone building housing a fabulous games space for you and your guests. And to the back of The Smiddy you will find an amazing, secluded outside entertaining space complete with a Swedish wood-fired hot tub, a Big Green Egg BBQ, firebowl and seating for you to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Glen Dye.
Situated right next door to No4 and equipped to the same high standard you’ll find No 5 Steading Cottage. This semi-detached Victorian house also sleeps seven in two king size beds, one twin room and one single. With large social spaces kitchen/dining room, large sitting room, two bathrooms there’s plenty of room for everyone to stretch out. No detail has been overlooked to make this a perfect holiday home, and for larger parties No4 & No5 are perfect to hire together creating an amazing combination of spaces to suit all ages.
Glen Dye is remote but easily accessible which is part of the magic of your wilderness stay. Aberdeen is 40 minutes away, Edinburgh with easy train connections is 1 hr 40 minutes. Nearby Dunnottar Castle is a stunning example of medieval castle ruin about 2 miles south of Stonehaven. There is a steep path to negotiate and you’ll need to pay to enter, but it’s worth it. A short, 30-minute drive will take you to the small and picturesque fishing harbour of Stonehaven close to Dunottar castle and the cliffs. The perfect place for a walk, fresh fish and chips and a cosy pint in a pub with some traditional music on occasion. At New Year you can watch the ancient fireball swinging ceremony which takes place every Hogmanay through the streets cleansing the village of the Old New Year and welcoming in the new one.
From £945 – £1295 per week minimum stay 4 nights.
“After dinner, we toasted the marshmallows, drank red wine and listened to Fleetwood Mac on their vinyl player. They had a great record collection and this whole experience was the ultimate Sunday night.” – Tatler Magazine
“The Glen Dye Estate is truly a Peter Pan place – a landscape that whispers adventure.” -The Telegraph
“The place to go for complete quiet and other such underrated luxuries.” – Stylist
“Glen Dye is relaxed about walkers, cyclists and runners, and positively encourages foraging, embracing Scotland’s right-to-roam rules. Taking on the terrain is welcomed, whether that’s climbing mountains or a gentle stroll to fire up the hot tub.” – Homes & Interiors
“Best place to stay & things to do in Scotland.” – The Times
“The cabins bring travellers into the great outdoors – but not without a luxury or two. Guests can stargaze from personal wood-fired Swedish hot tubs or even just go swimming in the River Dye.” – Lonely Planet
“The Danes gave us Hygge, that buzzword for a feeling of cosy contentment. Now, the Scots have come up with ‘coorie’, the act of embracing the great outdoors, especially by wild swimming in natural waterways.” – Daily Mail
- Guests: 4 | Bedrooms: 4 | Beds: 4 | Bathrooms: 2
- Baby Cot
- Barbecue Area
- Coffee Machine
- Dog Friendly
- Family Friendly
- Free Parking
- Hot Tub
- Music System
- No Smoking
- Open Fire/Woodburner
- Tumble Dryer
- TV Cable
- Washing Machine
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: No
- Pets allowed: Yes
- Party allowed: Yes
- Children allowed: Yes
- 2 Bedrooms
- 4 Guests
- 1 Bedrooms
- 2 Guests
- 3 Bedrooms
- 6 Guests