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The Bothy

(Ref. 1085012)

Cammachmore near Newtonhill, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "It was a lovely cottage, well equipped and extremely comfortable."

    One of the best holiday properties we have been to. Stunning views and location was great for a relaxing break, which was what we were looking for. No negatives in this property.

    Hi Tricia, thanks for lovely feedback. We are delighted that you liked The Bothy, and hope to welcome you back sometime. Neil & Irene. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0May 2024

  • "Comfortable cosy and well equipped property."

    Fantastic views from the Bedroom balcony, only wish we had more appropriate weather to make use of it. Lots of nice walks to be had. Train line is very close but we did not find this any sort of problem. 2 walkable pubs with very friendly locals.

    Hi, Thank you for your positive feedback, so glad that you enjoyed your stay, Neil & Irene. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Bothy which was very comfortable & had lovely views."

    I was a bit disappointed that the local beach (which was very close) was not really very good for swimming and also that the train line was so close to the Bothy and the trains were quite regular.

    Hi Kay, Firstly my apologies for the slow feedback response. We are delighted that you had a lovely stay at The Bothy. Sorry if the beach caused disappointment, we have had one or two very brave souls who have gone in swimming here, but admittedly North East Scotland does not compare with the Med for sea bathing. It may be worth a comment that our location is surrounded by farmland and spectacular sea views, but also adjacent (across valley) to Newtonhill with it's attendant transport infrastructure. We are 12 minutes from central Aberdeen and roughly the same to Stonehaven, so amenities and places of interest are close at hand. Best Wishes, Neil & Irene. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property and we had a restful weeks break"

    Hi, Sorry for slow reply here, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very beautiful, well equipped cottage with exceptional views."

    Reviewed by Jaime5.0Jun 2023

  • "One of the best cottages that I rent in UK for the last of my 7 years here."

    I would like to thank Irene and Nail for this beautiful cottage and for their support during my week there. We had very nice week even it was raining most of the week ,but the view outside make it perfect for relaxing. The sea is near from the bothy and it is very nice place for hiking and walking around. Also, we meet with the many neighbors and all of them friendly. Thanks again for Irene and Nail and we will visit this place again.

    Hi Ahmed. Thank you so much for your feedback, we were delighted to welcome you to the Bothy and it was a pleasure having your family here. It will be great to welcome back and we hope the sun is shining next time! Best wishes, Neil and Irene. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ahmed5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely 4 night stay at the Bothy."

    The facilities are excellent and the cottage was very clean and cosy. The own came round to say hello which was lovely. Thank you for the Prosecco what a lovely touch. We would definitely recommend a stay at the Bothy. We loved the beaches at Black dog Sands and seal sands. The seals were e very entertaining!! Thank you for such a lovely few days. The weather was good and exploring Scotland was amazing we will be back. Wolf & Carole

    Hi, thank you so much for you positive words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Bothy. You never know we might bump into one another this weekend as I’m down your way Best wishes, Neil and Irene. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2023

  • "This was our third stay in the Bothy in a year…."

    Excellent…..good to see Neil and Irene again

    Hi Rebecca, lovely to see you back, thanks for the wonderful comments. Best wishes,Neil and Irene. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2023

  • "A wonderful few days spent at The Bothy."

    The weather has been pretty good apart from one very windy day so we have managed to explore a lot of the area. The Bothy is very comfortable and had everything we needed for a lively stay. So jealous of your amazing view! Would love to visit again and hopefully take advantage of the balcony and view over our morning coffee.

    Hi Derek, Glad you had a good time, thanks you for your feedback. Look forward to seeing you back next time. Best wishes, Neil & Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Mar 2023

  • "This is a fabulous property."

    So warm and comfortable. It had everything you could possibly need for a week away. Easy access to shops albeit via a busy bypass but no problems. Owners Neil and Irene are on hand if needed. I would have no hesitation to return and also to recommend this property. Thank you for a wonderful stay. PS The bathroom is downstairs.

    Hi Brenda, thank you for your kind words, we are that delighted you enjoyed your stay, Best Wishes, Neil & Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was was really nice!"

    Clean and comfy! Its was also in a lovely area !

    Hi Keith, Sorry about the long delay in replying to your feedback! We are delighted that youy liked the Bothy and enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2022

  • "I can't fault this property and the owners as we have just had an amazing time."

    The Bothy sits on a hill overlooking the sea with very easy access to walks down to the sea and the hills surrounding . We will definitely be returning when we are next in the area visiting family. I can't recommend highly enough.

    Thank you so much for your positive remarks. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Bothy and it’s surroundings, and hope to see you back again soon. Best wishes, Neil and Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "My daughter and I had a lovely relaxing few days at The Bothy."

    Just enough walks nearby for our dog. Plenty of things to explore in the surrounding area. Thanks for sharing your property with us. Linda

    So glad that you enjoyed your stay here, thank you for your kind remarks. Best wishes, Neil and Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the stay."

    Walks and wildlife seen by cottage brilliant

    I’m so glad you both loved the bothy it was a pleasure meeting you. Best wishes Neil and Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a great break staying at The Bothy."

    It is a lovely little house in a beautiful location and the owners Neil & Irene provided all the modern amenities you might need. The Bathroom is modern, clean and fully fitted with bath and shower over the bath. One thing to note is the bathroom is on the ground floor and the bedrooms are on the 1st floor just in case this may be an issue for anyone. There is a nice little area around the house with a secluded bench seat and table, a small decked patio area at the front of the house and a nice little balcony on the main bedroom. The surrounding area is really beautiful, we travelled with our dog and he loved the long morning and evening walks along the stunning coastline cliffs and hillsides. The house is nice and secluded and peaceful with no noisy neighbours only Neil & Irene the owners who live in the neighbouring Steadings house. They are friendly and helpful but never intrude upon your visit in any way.

    Hi Keith, we are delighted that both of you and also Winston enjoyed your visit to the Bothy so much. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this feedback, which I'm sure will be of interest to others contemplating a stay. We'd be delighted so see you again in the future. Best Wishes, Neil and Irene. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jun 2022

  • "A lovely, warm, cosy cottage in a lovely area."

    Owners were lovely and welcoming. Would definitely recommend.x

    Hi Nicola, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted that you liked "The Bothy" and enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Neil & Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Bothy, the cottage was equipped with everything we needed and was very clean and tidy."

    I loved the little safe, something I have never encountered at any other holiday let, what a fantastic idea. I also loved that the owners are on site in case of any queries, but with privacy respected at all times. We hope we can visit again in the future. :-)

    Hi Jenny, It was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you very much for your positive feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed staying at "The Bothy". We hope that you will indeed be able to visit again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0May 2022

  • "Delighted. to return to the Botha and to meet Irene and Neil"

    Hi Rebecca, A pleasure to see you again and we look forward to your next visit. New blinds up in the bedrooms now! Best wishes, Neil & Irene. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2022

  • "TV upstairs does not work."

    Could not find a can opener? Tiles at kitchen area and bath need regrout as looks a bit mouldy. Good size bedrooms with beds OK. Downstairs very snug if there had been 4 people. Nice enough wee place just.wee details to fix

    We feel it necessary to provide a response to this feedback, on reading our other guest reviews it is very evident The Bothy scores highly regarding cleanliness, we have provided Sykes Cottages current pictures of the tiles in the property to show no mould present, if any future guests have any concerns, they are welcome to contact Sykes to view these. We have found no issues with the TV upstairs, this is working correctly. On inspecting the property we were unable to find the tin opener, this has now been replaced. In the event of any issues arising during a guests stay, there is normally someone resident next door at The Steading's who can attend and assist. The owners mobile phone numbers are provided in the property, and guests are most welcome to call or text so that issues may be quickly resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William3.8Mar 2022

  • "Loved everything about this property"

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a great stay in the cottage."

    Peaceful location with some great walks in the area. Very friendly owner. Comfortable accommodation we would recommend to everybody.

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property, home from home, hosts extremely friendly and helpful, would certainly visit again."

    Thank you for your nice remarks. It was a pleasure to meet you, and we would be delighted to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely and tidy place, contains all equipment you may need after all day spent outdoors."

    Thank you for your positive review, Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Indre4.4Jan 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at The Bothy."

    It was very comfortable and well equipped. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your nice comments, it was a pleasure to meet you both, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Dec 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with balcony, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.4 miles, beach with rocky bay 0.3 miles
  • Note: The garden is not fully enclosed.

The property

Newtonhill 1.8 miles.

The Bothy is a detached, stone property sitting on an elevated position, overlooking beautiful farmland, a stunning coast and the neighbouring village of Newtonhill.

Located next to the main house, The Steading, this property is a lovely spot to call home while exploring the northeast of Scotland with friends and family.

After a day of rambling, get comfortable within the open-plan living space, housing a welcoming sofa for three, an armchair and a TV for entertainment, plus a dining table for mealtimes.

Order in a local takeaway or take advantage of the kitchen appliances, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and even a washing machine, so you can put your muddy clothes on a quick spin.

Completing the ground floor is the family bathroom with bath and shower over, so you can enjoy lazy soaks and refreshing rinses as you please.

Heading upstairs you will find two bedrooms, including the master with French doors leading out to a private balcony with outstanding views, while there is also a twin which is perfect for children.In total the Bothy affords 60 square meters over two floors.

The Bothy's private outdoor space is a secluded spot to dine alfresco at the outdoor seating, admire the views of The Steading's attractive ponds with Koi Carp, Guests are welcome to make shared use of The Steading's extensive garden grounds.

The popular Cammies Seafood restaurant serving local cuisine is in the village of West Cammachmore located a 20 minute walk away.

Your nearest amenities can be found a short journey away in Newtonhill, home to a supermarket, café, convenience store and pharmacy, as well as two welcoming pubs and a rocky bay to explore caves, rock pools and admire the surrounding fisherman huts.

Be sure to visit Stonehaven during your stay at The Bothy; Dunnottar Castle is a fascinating, historic site with stories to uncover, stroll along the scenic harbour or take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool.

The wonderful city of Aberdeen lies in the north, where a bustling harbour welcomes you for an afternoon at the Maritime Museum, a wander through one of 45 parks and gardens, or take a spooky tour of the city with Aberdeen Ghost Walks, stopping off at some of the most historical landmarks in the area and learning about their exciting past.

Before returning to The Bothy, visit Banchory, the start of the Royal Deeside boasting two golf clubs, the 16th-century fairy-tale like Crathes Castle, and The Barn, an intimate space staging traditional and contemporary events.

The Bothy is a lovely little property, well-placed for touring north-east Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Stonehaven 6.2 miles, Aberdeen 10.9 miles, Banchory 17.6 miles

Due to its location, Newtonhill is a popular commuter town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The coastal town was originally known as Skateraw, a fishing village, and is home to an active community spirit with many events happening throughout the year. Perfect for self-catering holidays, Newtonhill is home to a Tesco supermarket, coffee shop, convenience store and a pharmacy with a weekly Post Office. The town is home to two traditional pubs, Quoiters and The Newton Arms. Newtonhill shore offers adventurous guests a rocky bay to scramble over, with plenty of rock pools and caves to explore. Aberdeen sits to the north, a fantastic city famed for its 45 parks and gardens, a fascinating Maritime Museum and an Old Town for historic walking tours. Heading south from Newtonhill takes you to Stonehaven, offering visitors the incredible Dunnotter Caste, an open swimming pool and a stunning harbour to stroll along and admire the scenic town. Newtonhill is a great location for exploring the ancient Scottish coastline.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas