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Kilnary Cottage

(Ref. 1075185)

Udny near Pitmedden, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful week at Kilnary Cottage."

    It was a wonderful, spacious cottage, which was beautifully maintained and had everything we needed. Despite being there in February, it was cosy and well heated. The property was in a great location for exploring Aberdeenshire and we would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Feb 2024

  • "The Cottage was very comfortable and spacious, the underfloor heating was great and we didn't need to use the log burner."

    Mattress in main bedroom was a bit hard for us and needs a blind on the on-suite bathroom window. We really enjoyed ourselves as we were there for a family wedding in Schivas Steading.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Oct 2023

  • "Location of the cottage and cottage itself were absolutely amazing."

    The cottage is nicely decorated, spacious, clean, well equipped. Yes there was no welcome pack but we always have our own supplies so not a big deal. The road to the cottage is a bit worn but again not something that could put us off, experienced much worse ones. Close enough to lovely beaches and there are many attractions from National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland to visit. Pitmedden Garden is within a walking distance and definitely worth visiting and so is Haddo House and their estate (not so close though) Lovely walking areas. Cafe 48 in Pitmedden serves really nice breakfast, with nice service - shame we only discovered it on our last day. When the weather is not that great please visit David Welch Winter Gardens in Aberdeen. Flowers breath-taking and the food in the café reasonably priced and delicious. Please be aware of the New Gate system for buses in Aberdeen as you may get yourself a fine. Seriously considering rebooking, the only thing is that we have been in the area so many times that we may book somewhere else in Scotland. Thank you for letting us stay in this lovely place.

    Reviewed by Justyna5.0Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage with fabulous views of the countryside and we loved looking out for hares and deer from the huge windows."

    Very clean and well-equipped. A great base for exploring the area. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cottage with view on the countryside."

    Only a short walk away from Pitmedden garden. The house is well equiped, and the hosts are very friendly.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cottage was absolutely beautiful but there was no complimentary welcome pack ..."

    Cottage was absolutely beautiful but there was no complimentary welcome pack such as tea and coffee after a long journey

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was amazing and everything perfect."

    The only thing that could be improved is the road up to the cottage.It is in a very bad state.I now that its a farm and tractors go in and out but it really isn't great for your everyday family car

    Reviewed by Anne Marie4.7Jul 2023

  • "There was no heating upon arrival."

    Contacted owner and heating oil was delivered Monday morning. What we would have appreciated was a small welcome pack with grocery items eg milk, bread, tea, sugar. The cottage was quite isolated and had we not brought items with us we would have has to find a shop.Virtually all the cottages we've been to have left a few basic items. Also some garden furniture and a barbecue would have been good so we could sit outside and enjoy the sunny weather. Some minor points, heating controls: some simple instructions needed, hooks on backs of bedroom/bathroom doors. Plus points, cottage very comfortable and warm, quiet, spacious, beautiful views , well maintained. Lots to see and visit in the area. We would certainly come again.

    Reviewed by David3.8May 2023

  • "Kilnary Cottage is a lovely holiday retreat, nicely decorated and maintained."

    Although we had mixed weather our accommodation had underfloor heating that kept us warm. There was a log burner but we didn't need to use it. We enjoyed watching the birds and wildlife and there are plenty of nice places to visit. Can certainly recommend Alan and Jean

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, the cottage is lovely and beautifully furnished, we would not hesitate to stay again."

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic,shame about the weather."

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2023

  • "A fantastic holiday cottage that was truly a home from home."

    During our stay there was nothing we thought was missing. The area is very picturesque with some stunning countryside and coastal scenery.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Feb 2023

  • "Lovely house, recommended, will be back thank you"

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location."

    Equipped to a very high standard with great underfloor heating throughout & a log burner Spacious & private with a good access road and within easy reach of lovely villages & the coast. The beds are extremely comfortable & the bathrooms modern with good showers and plentiful hot water. We will definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    You need to go through the farm to get to the cottage. Furnished to a high standard and has everything you could need for your stay. Once the heating was fixed, which the owners sorted quickly, the stay improved

    Reviewed by Liz4.4Dec 2022

  • "In an excellent location and very isolated and quiet despite being next to the farm and owners."

    The log burner was a bonus as it was a cold week with plenty of logs supplied from the farm. We were not bothered about lack of a welcome pack, took our own tea, coffee with us but a pint of milk in the fridge would have nice to make a cuppa as soon as we arrived after a 5 hour drive. Would have been longer had we not stopped over half way overnight from Yorkshire. Had to drive back to Pitmedden, another 3 miles round trip for milk. Otherwise an enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, would love to come back."

    The owners are friendly and so helpful. House is absolutely stunning.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2022

  • "A delightful comfortable and warm cottage."

    Wonderfully equiped for our every need and exceptionally clean. Really helpful notes on nearby attractions and practical info for shops take aways etc. We would most definitely like to come again.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very good cottage."

    Spotlessly clean, well equipped. Comfortable beds, and furniture. Take note, the cottage is 500 metres away from a working farm, access is via the farm. The setting is faultless, with wonderful views. Every day we had close up views of deer, grouse, a lot of bird life. Shops, supermarkets and restaurants etc within 15 minute drive. Very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great week."

    The cottage was very spacious, clean and warm with everything we could have asked for. Location was great and the cottage is very well situated for exploring the area. There is so much to see - lots of national trust properties close by as well as prehistoric sites etc. Inverurie is a short drive away and also has a train station for exploring a bit further away. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our second visit to this cottage and certainly won't be the last."

    It is perfect and like being home from home. Immaculately clean and superb facilities. The location is superb and an excellent base to visit the local beaches and attractions. The people in the village of Pitmedden all very welcoming. Thanks for yet another great week, didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Billy5.0Jul 2022

  • "The only fault was there was no tea or coffee for a drink on arrival."

    We had traveled a long way a d had to go out to the shop right away. Other than that it was the best Cottage we have ever rented.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful."

    It's quiet, clean and the owners are lovely and very helpful. It is close to supermarket, coffee shops etc. Many thanks for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2022

  • "Your holiday cottage is a slice of heaven."

    It was spotlessly clean and the facilties were phenomenal. We felt at ease from our arrival until our departure. We are huge animal lovers, therefore we loved driving past your cows every morning and were lucky enough to spot a deer or two in the gardens. Thank you for an amazing stay. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    Really comfy home from home. Had everything you could possibly need set in stunning countryside. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful views and house built to very high standards."

    Excellent base for touring.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week at the cottage."

    It was an ideal base to explore the surrounding areas. The cottage exceeded all expectations. Particularly enjoyed sitting i the conservatory watching the swallows and on occasions seeing the wild deer! It was immaculately clean and had all the home comforts, we will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely and well located for visiting local attractions."

    Had everything we needed for our stay.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory/dining room
  • Electric underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1,3 miles

The property

Pitmeddon 1.4 miles.

Kilnary Cottage is a one-storey cottage built on private farmland.

Set in stunning open rolling fields as far as the eye can see, the property sleeps six and would be perfect for a family break or a getaway with friends. After a long day exploring the beauty of Aberdeenshire - enter the cottage and head to your left, a large living room awaits – enough room for all to sit down on the plush sofa and warm up in front of the woodburning stove.

Head into the kitchen where you will find everything you need for your self-catered break.

The contemporary kitchen is complete with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric oven – the utility room is where you will find the washing machine and tumble dryer.

The kitchen area even has under floor heating to keep the chill away.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a lovely conservatory area with dining room table seating six, the perfect spot to sit down and reconnect with friends and family with a home cooked meal whilst looking at the beautiful view.

If its time to hit the hay, head to the three bedrooms down the hallway.

You will find a master bedroom with double bed and very sleek and spacious en-suite shower room with a WC and a basin.

There is another double bedroom and finally a twin bedroom where you can rest your head ahead of another adventure.

Guests will also benefit from a shared bathroom with separate bath and shower, along with a WC and basin.

This cottage has everything you and your fellow guests will need.

The conservatory has French doors which lead out into the garden area, with lots of grass for outside activities and a patio with garden furniture it’s a beautiful spot to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and the unparalleled views of Aberdeenshire.

The property has private off-road parking with room for ample cars.

Now you’re here in Bonnie Scotland – its time to explore!

Cairngorms National Park is the UK’s largest National Park and home to some of the biggest mountains in the UK, making it a nature and wildlife lover’s dream.

The stunning views and hiking trails will leave you quite literally breathless!

However, there are paths for all walkers no matter your ability.

Explore wildlife, nature and history in this stunning location – its not to be skipped! Steeped in history, Dunnottar Castle is a photographer’s paradise, a history lover’s dream and an iconic tourist destination for visitors the world over.

This dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress was the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in Scotland.

Sitting on the edge of a clifftop overlooking the north sea, one of the UK’s most beautiful spots is just scenic drive away from Kilnay Cottage.

Aden park is just over 30-minute drive away from Kilnary cottage.

Aden, often referred to as “the jewel in the Buchan crown” has been recognised, year on year, as one of the country’s best green spaces with the prestigious Green Flag Award.

Facilities include a Farming Museum, café/restaurant, gift shop, children’s play area, picnic and BBQ sites, walks and trials, Hareshowe Farm, and Book of Deer visitor centre, fun for all the family.

If you want to know more about Aberdeenshire's history The Garioch Heritage Centre is a treasure trove of artefacts, photographs and information relating to the Garioch – the heart of Aberdeenshire – many displayed in a series of exhibits in the upstairs gallery.

Entry is free and there is a café for refreshments and lunch!

A perfect afternoon for history buffs.

There is so many beautiful views, parks, and things to to see in Udny, but don’t take our word for it- book Kilnary Cottage and visit the stunning Aberdeenshire for yourselves.

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00240-P

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About the location


Ellon 6 miles; Aberdeen 14.9 miles; Peterhead 23.5 miles.

Pitmedden is a rural village resting within the parish of Udny in Aberdeenshire, surrounded by rolling countryside and around seven-miles from the coast at Newburgh, making it a great base for touring this north-eastern area of Scotland. The village's local amenities include a café, small supermarket, a pub and a takeaway, offering all the essentials for a self-catered stay. Pitmedden's most renowned attraction is the National Trust for Scotland Pitmedden Garden, comprising five-miles of immaculate boxwood hedging planted to create intricate patterns, with 80 different varieties of apple tree here and beautiful fountains to admire, it's a lovely must-see attraction. The Museum of Farming Life offers an insight into the local farming history of the area and is full of agricultural artefacts, whilst around twenty-miles away lies the fairytale castle of Fyvie Castle, another National Trust for Scotland property, you can take a tour around the opulent rooms and hear of the legends and even ghost stories that live on today. The ancient village of Tarves is nearby and is thought to have been founded back in 600AD, now home to a traditional butcher where you can pick up some locally sourced ingredients for your self-catered cooking. Venture out to Newburgh to visit the Newburgh Seal Beach and explore Foveran Links Nature Reserve, with a golf course here too. Enjoy a fantastic break to the delightful Pitmedden.