About this listing
Be wowed by this stunning new hot tub cottage hidden away up its own private tree lined lane where wild woodland scenes surround your hot tub and castles, history and culture abound; an easy commute to the vibrant City of Aberdeen.
This enchanting hidden property located in Aberdeenshire close to Stonehaven, Aberdeen and Banchory is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Newly completed it is situated on an elevated half acre site giving a stunning plateau effect with woodland only 100 metres away. The large Beachcomber hot tub delivers relaxing massage jets and mood lighting, ideal for starlit soaks. Seating up to 7 guests at anyone time with variable settings and at a constant 40 degrees, on demand.
The property enjoys high quality furnishings throughout with an an open plan living room and kitchen area to allow maximum use of space and light, ideal for relaxed family holidays. There are three generous sized double bedrooms sleeping 7 guests, one also has a bunk arrangement ideal for families with children. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could possiby need during your stay including T.V’s in every room with Freeview Channels for multiple viewing. There is good 4G mobile coverage.
Five Star Fun at Smiddy Cottage
A stay at Smiddy Cottage offers you the perfect base to relax and recharge yet has easy and direct access to many fun activities, historical venues, iconic castles, nature trails. Dip in and out as you please or tailor make a week of mini- adventures with something to occupy everyone in the family during their stay. There is excellent mountain biking, walking and pony trekking taking you into the local woods, with a direct route from Smiddy Cottage. Fetterosso Forest is highly rated on the MTB Circuit with three natural trails to choose from, Three Stones, Feterosso Forest and The Mongour.
Choose to visit Dunottar Castle steeped in history, this romantic and haunting ruin is a photographer’s paradise, a history lover’s dream and an iconic tourist destination for visitors the world over. An impregnable fortress that holds many rich secrets of Scotland’s colourful past. Stonehaven swiming pool offers the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in one of Scotland’s few remaining outdoor sea water swimming pools. Huge Olympic-sized, 50m long pool and lido with clean sea water @ 29oC – that’s 84oF and with Sheltered sun terraces and cafe, often warmer than the Med!
Take a stroll through the traditional small fishing port of Stonehaven harbour, this semi circular harbour was built in the 1600’s and destroyed twice by fierce storms before being rebuilt in the 1800’s. A popular place for a stroll, fish and chips by the pier and watch the boats bob while traditional music spills from the local pub. The Tolbooth museum displays Stonehaven’s heritage, linked to the days when it was originally a prison. View an original cell door, the Inverbervie stocks (one of the few seven hole stocks in the UK) and the Crank – a punishment device which was weighted down and had to be turned by prisoners.
Mineralwell Park has picnic tables and a playpark for youngsters being popular with dog walkers and with a circular path suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Look for the model car racing track and walk alongside the River Cowie with lots of wild flowers in summer, fireworks in November and a 5k run every Saturday morning. Seek out St Kiernan’s Well under the railway where the healing waters dripped through the rocks. At the west end of Mineral Well Road, immediately below the Glenury railway viaduct, is an elegant fountain of Peterhead granite into which once ran the water of Chalybeate Spring for many years famous for its health-giving properties. The fountain was built in 1860 on the site of the old holy well of St Kieran.
If you go down to Dunottar Woods aside from offering beautiful natural trails theis pretty treescape also reveals the magical Shell House. A tiny domed building with internal walls decorated and completely covered with different shells. Explore the deciduous woodlands of Dunnottar House and discover its intriguing history at the Shell House, Lady Kennedy’s Bath and Gallow’s Hill.
Riders will be delighted to learn that Smiddy Cottage has partnered up with neighbouring livery Swanley Livery and guests (subject to availability) can bring their mounts with them. Leaping salmon never fails to impress and you can watch this at Falls of Feugh in season near where you can the roar of the Dee. Visit Drum Caste and Crathes Castle or take a day trip to Royal Deeside and Balmoral where the Royalty’s summer residence lies. The area captivated Queen Victoria with its characteristic Scottish blend of moody mountains, lofty crags, tumbling rivers and moors and forests. The rarefied Royal air still pervades the neat chocolate box towns and villages of Deeside, such as Ballater and Braemar famous for its Highland Gathering – one of Scotland’s best. Deeside offers excellent opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, biking and wildlife watching, and many accommodation options. Don’t forget to pack your golf clubs as there area number of great courses to play. Cruden Bay Club, the acclaimed Trump International Course on the dunes at Cruden Bay, Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Stonehaven Golf club and a great driving range at Aberdeen links offers plenty of golfing variety. Aberdeen Beach also has an icerink and swimming pool with flumes and wave machines for the little ones with excellent high street shopping, cafes and dining out opportunities for the grown ups.
A holiday at Smiddy Cottage can be as relaxed or adventurous as you choose with activities for all ages just a stones throw from your front door and perfect luxury hot tub stay.
Short breaks of 3 night min or weekly or fortnightly stays are available. Deposit 10% of your total stay balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Prices from £150 per night 2022. New Year & Xmas is £300 per night. Pets welcome on request (pet surcharge £10/night per pet).
Terms and Conditons :
Three night minimum stays available. Up to 2 well behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement only. (small pet housekeeping charge applicable on request).
“Smiddy Cottage is beautifully situated amongst the pine forests and farmlands with spectacular views across the valley. The cottage has loads of room, which we used to full advantage and was fantastic for our large family get together. The beds are the most comfortable we have ever slept in, with fluffy, feather duvets perfect for a cosy morning sleep in. We loved the large kitchen and dining area and were lucky enough to see Red Deer in the field out the back while eating dinner. There are many walks in the area that Scott informed us of, with a few curious cows that were very happy to have their photos taken. We would highly recommend staying at Smiddy Cottage and are already looking at dates to come back in the near future. Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing stay.”
- Guests: 6 | Bedrooms: 3 | Beds: 3 | Bathrooms: 2 | Rooms: 4
- Baby Cot
- Barbecue Area
- Disabled Access
- Dog Friendly
- DVD player
- Family Friendly
- Hot Tub
- Induction Cooker
- Music System
- No Smoking
- Outdoor furniture
- Secure Bike Storage
- Smart TV
- Tumble Dryer
- TV Cable
- Washing Machine
- Free Parking
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: No
- Pets allowed: Yes
- Party allowed: No
- Children allowed: Yes
- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Guests
- 3 Bedrooms
- 6 Guests
- 1 Bedrooms
- 2 Guests