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Mintlaw, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful. Thank you so much"

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2023

  • "Just got back for an excellent stay at the hayloft in mintlaw."

    Was up for a long weekend and the place was ideal for what we needed. Plenty room for 2 adults 2 boys & a Frenchie. The place was warm and cosy every evening. The place was clean and had everything we needed inside for our stay. Outside was beautiful and the park next door was brilliant. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2023

  • "What a fantastic property."

    We loved every aspect of The Hayloft. We especially liked the dog friendly touches such as leaving us a dog toy, on the supplied dog bed. We brought our own bed with us but the dog ignored it for the one supplied by the owners of The Hayloft. The location is remote enough to be quiet & you feel very out of the way, but the Aden Country Park is literary accessed across the road. We spent most of the week in the park as the beaches at Cruden Bay & Peterhead were struggling with avian flu. The local shop was a few minutes drive away & could be walked to through the Country Park if preferred. I highly recommend The Hayloft & only wish we owners had not been away (Seattle USA) during our stay as I would like to have expressed my thanks personally. Awesome place & we would not hesitate to revisit or recommend to others. Thank you.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2023

  • "Very well presented modern property with everything provided for a comfortable stay."

    Welcome pack very much appreciated. Very attentive and obliging owner. Having dog with us there was a bonus having the fantastic Aden Country Park literally on the doorstep!.

    Reviewed by RonnieSep 2023

  • "Wonderful large loft conversion style flat."

    Great kitchen, dining and seating areas cleverly separated in one large space. Good size rooms and bathroom. Everything necessary was provided so anyone staying need only take personal items like shower gel etc. You might want to take washing up liquid but we managed without by using the small dishwasher (tablets provided). Spotlessly clean, plenty of towels, bottle of fizzy, Aberdeen batteries, milk and dog bed all there waiting. Fantastic area and Aden Park was brilliant for dog and children. Would be delighted to return.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2023

  • "Clean comfortable property in an excellent location."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage warm clean and quiet the shower brilliant."

    So near to park for Susie I will come back.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2023

  • "Had a lovely week at Hayloft."

    Clean warm and very comfortable. Very dog friendly with Aden country park just across the road. Will definitely return and recommend.

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2023

  • "Very comfy, thank you."

    Everything we needed. Great location for easy wet dog walk in Arden Park, and stunning coastal walks in sunshine! Thanks for the tip to keep dog on the lead: the cliffs are surprising when they drop away aren't they . . He adored his dog bed and toy for our stay.

    Reviewed by LindsayDec 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely property in a quiet location, we have had a blast, the dog ..."

    Absolutely lovely property in a quiet location, we have had a blast, the dog loved the country park at the bottom of the driveway and we loved exploring the surrounding areas by car, watched beautiful sunsets at St Combs beach, newburgh seal beach, ate out easily as family of vegan/vegetarians Highly recommend

    Reviewed by DeeAug 2022

  • "Everything was great including lovely welcome pack."

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2022

  • "This accommodation was immaculately clean and in a great location for accessing bike trails and Aden park."

    Kitchen furnishings excellent for self catering (no freezer, though) and comfortable sitting room with nice TV. The bed in the double room is a small double.

    Thank you for your kind words, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Just to note for the avoidance of doubt, the bed in the double room is a standard UK size double bed. Thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlexanderJun 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation, well equiped and clean."

    In a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2022

  • "A lovely place to be, tranquil but with enough to do nearby for those that want it."

    We're expecting our first child soon so couldnt travel abroad and just wanted somewhere comfortable and relaxing for a change of scene. Lovely touches abound, from welcoming cookies and bubbly to chew toys for the dog. Well done Morag and Phillip for getring the customer experience just right.

    Reviewed by ArnieMay 2022

  • "Lovely setting and spacious and comfortable."

    We really appreciated the extras, the cava and butteries etc. Not sure if it was an error but there was no handwash or soap which meant we were stuck for washing our hands until we got to the shops -given covid and everything it would have been appreciated. Also a few instructions would have been helpful for the heating etc. But we enjoyed our stay at the Hayloft and found the hotel food and service at Saplinbrae very good.

    Reviewed by BridgetApr 2022

  • "Comfy, well equipped and decorated holiday apartment - Perfect location for exploring the Formartine and Buchan Way by bike."

    Reviewed by EdwardApr 2022

  • "The Hayloft was absolutely perfect, beyond our expectations!"

    The house is charming and incredibly well equipped. Morag and Philip are lovely people and made us feel at home. We enjoyed our stay and we'd recommend the Hayloft to anyone looking to spend some time in the attractive Aberdeenshire.

    Reviewed by FedericoDec 2021

  • "Superb! Couldn't fault this lovely property."

    Modern, comfortable and spacious with everything you need. The location is beautiful and quiet and opposite the gorgeous Arden Park, ideal for dog walking. Mintlaw village is a short drive away or you can walk through the park to it. It has all the necessary shops. Location wise you are close to the coast and the glorious little bays of Banff and Portsoy, and you are spoilt for choice for castles, distilleries and walks. Extremely nice owners. Highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by MeganSep 2021

  • "The Hayloft did not disappoint, it was clean, comfortable and well presented."

    It is set in an ideal location, next to a country park and not far from a lake, which offer lovely scenic walks. There are shops not too far away (although a car is recommended for this), and the coast is only 10 miles away. There are plenty of National Trust for Scotland sites nearby. Morag was a great host, and was there if we needed anything. We would definitely recommend this place. Thanks Morag, for sharing this wonderful property with us. We wish you all the best in the future.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

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  • Split-level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility with basin
  • central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Private patio with seating area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.3 miles

The property

Mintlaw 1.6 miles.

This splendid cottage is set over a garage in the pretty village of Old Deer, in the county of Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Ideal for a family getaway, Hayloft is a lovely base for uncovering all that Aberdeenshire has to offer, within easy reach of the port city of Aberdeen.

The property is adjacent to the main owner’s home, and provides off-road parking directly outside.

As you enter, there is a small utility, along with two sets of stairs leading to separate parts of the property.

Follow the right-hand staircase to the open-plan living area, uplifted by natural lighting due to several velux windows, creating a delightful space for socialising, entertaining and cooking.

At one end lies a sumptuous settee and TV, in the middle presents a dining table and at the other lies a fitted kitchen, providing all the necessities for home-cooking.

When you’re getting sleepy, find the first bedroom off the main living area, offering twin beds, while the double bedroom can be found up its own small staircase, along with a shower room where you can prepare for the day.

Just a mile away lies a Co-op Food where you can pick up any essentials, while a little further afield lies the Saplinbre House hotel with an on-site bar and restaurant serving fine local food a place to relax for a coffee or grab afternoon tea.

Head to the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, where you can relive the story of Aberdeenshire’s colourful farming history, or stroll around Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, offering 230 acres of wonderful parkland with its own arboretum and the remains of a ruined mansion, providing scenic walks along the banks of the lake and through the towering woodland.

You are also within close reach of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire's biggest settlement, with plenty of sights and attractions worth visiting, including a wonderful stretch of golden sand.

Alternatively, visit Cruden Bay and see its pretty harbour and the 16th-century ruins of Slains Castle, a picturesque fortress overlooking the cliffs.

Once you’ve completed these charming rural towns, the city of Aberdeen awaits, home to a plethora of amenities including museums, art galleries, gorgeous parks, shops and the popular Codona’s Amusement Park, which is sure to be loved by the little ones.

Hayloft provides a delightful spot to discover this wonderful county, all-year-round.

EPC Rating: Band E

Please Note - This property only accepts a minimum of 2 night bookings

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location


  • Peterhead 8.8 miles
  • Aberdeen 28.8 miles

Nestled in the picturesque county of Aberdeenshire, a stone's throw away from the bustling town of Peterhead and the tranquil east coast, rests the charming village of Mintlaw. Home to a number of traditional country pubs alongside a handful of delicious eateries and shops, including a number of well-stocked convenience stores, Mintlaw provides all of the essential amenities to ensure an enjoyable staycation in Scotland. There's plenty of attractions to keep you entertained nearby, with the fascinating displays of agricultural history at Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, and Aden Country Park, home to an arboretum and the remains of a ruined mansion, providing a scenic stroll along the banks of the lake and through the towering woodland. Within easy reach is the the town of Peterhead, Aberdeenshires biggest settlement, with plenty of sights and attractions worth visiting, including a beautiful stretch of golden sand. Within touring distance is the charming landscape of the Cairngorms National Park, boasting a plethora of walking, cycling and hiking routes, and the port city of Aberdeen. Mintlaw is perfectly positioned for an unforgettable escape to Scotland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas