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Old Deer near Mintlaw, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic cottage would highly recommend it to friends"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Feb 2024

  • "Had a lovely time at Mavisbank with family & friends over New Year."

    The house was warm on arrival and the welcome pack was such a nice touch. The house is beautiful, spacious and very well equipped. We all loved it. We didn’t get to sample the garden or outside sauna due to the weather but plan to remedy that in June as we’ve already booked up again. There is also a beautiful country park close by which we were able to visit on New Year’s Day. In summary, a great house and would thoroughly recommend! The owner, Morag was also very helpful.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2023

  • "10 of us had an amazing stay, the house and gardens are beautiful and we had everything we needed - even things we didn't think we would need or want."

    Reviewed by Cheryll5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house is so, so beautiful."

    Everything was perfect and the owners have taken such care to unsure that everything is finished to a really hight standard. Can’t recommend Mavis Bank enough.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a fantastic house Mavisbank is."

    A great garden for the kids and dogs to play in safely. Also the outdoor seating was a lovely treat on a warm evening. The house itself was cosy and very welcoming, with loads of space for adults and kids, with great facilities available in the bathrooms, bedrooms and a well catered for kitchen. Location is great too, with the country park across the road for dog walks, and visits to the play park and museum.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Mavisbank the house was amazing as was the area."

    The host had everything perfect for us highly recommended just wish we could have stayed longer

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely, peaceful stay in this fantastic property, which was perfect for our family gathering."

    We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed relaxing in the beautiful garden. The welcome pack was much appreciated by all. We had an interesting visit to the farming museum in Aden country park, just across the road and enjoyed walks with the dogs to Pitfour lakes. Thank you to Morag for being such a wonderful host. We hope to come back soon!

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our stay at Mavisbank was wonderful."

    The house has everything you need and with two living rooms and two kitchens, can easily accommodate two families. We loved exploring Adens Park. It was the perfect base for our Scotland adventure! We are already planning our return trip :)

    Reviewed by Ebony Amber5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic house in a lovely setting."

    I couldn't find any faults with this property it had everything that anybody needed. I will definitely be coming back to this house again.

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2023

  • "Mavisbank is an amazing house to stay at without a doubt ."

    Morag is a wonderful host anything you need she is at hand with the answers . There is nothing you will want for at Mavisbank it’s the most relaxing place beautiful decor & everything you need for your stay . Children’s toys games for the family for indoors & out also something for your pets . Across the road is a country park & there are some fabulous walks all to hand !! We really didn’t want to leave this lovely place & it’s beautiful garden which means we will be back again . Highly recommend it’s amazing .

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2023

  • "Morag was a fantastic host."

    Answered any questions we had very quickly. Also any request we had from her was dealt with in a speedy and very efficient manor. Would definitely recommend to anybody looking to book.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2022

  • "5 star all the way."

    Fantastic house, the pictures on the website do not do it justice. Our family had an amazing, relaxing time it almost felt like my home (I wish lol). Getting ready to book again for next year, I cam see this becoming my annual retreat! If you are looking for a large space to bring friends or family together, then I00% come here, you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful house and gardens."

    Lovely presented rooms and furnishings, everything and everyone catered for. House always warm and cosy .

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a fantastic place, it worked really well for our two families."

    It was well equipped for people and dogs and there are some lovely beaches to visit all within 20 minutes. Also a great country park across the road. We would highly recommend Mavisbank if you are looking to stop in this area.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was beautiful and very comfortable, it did take us a day to get to grips with the quooker tap and another day to find the controls for the extractor fan."

    Maybe the instruction booklet could be on display so found easier rather than on the shelf. Our only other issue was with the very thick pillows. Very luxurious but too deep for sleep. We really did enjoy our stay.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in Mavisbank."

    Such a well equipped, clean, spacious house, ideal for family generational get together. The garden was the ideal spot to relax in, very private and lots of space for the dogs to run around in. Lovely walks from the property and deer spotted in the garden in the evenings. Owners have thought of everything.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "We booked Mavisbank for a family get together - there were 10 of us ranging in age from 6 to 80 accompanied by a couple of dogs."

    It was perfect. The garden was beautiful and safe for dogs and children. The house was beautifully decorated and well-maintained. There was lots to do in the area. Even the weather was good! Would highly recommend and would be happy to visit again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2022

  • "It is a stunning property in a stunning location."

    The house has everything you need for your stay. The only thing is there is a lack of instructions for the hob which is induction and we had no clue and had to Google how to use it! So some step by step instructions would be great for that otherwise great house! Morag also very helpful :)

    Reviewed by Karin5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a beautiful house with a magnificent garden."

    The house had so many facilities especially for families. The owners had thought of everything for users comfort. Only slight problem was we could have done with step by step instructions on how to work hot tap and modern cooker and had to revert to you tube to find out how it works BUT besides that we had a wonderful time in a wonderful property with plenty of space for all. and the sauna was a luxury. So good young grandson did not want to leave the house to go home.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0May 2022

  • "An excellent well equipped pet friendly property in a good location."

    This welcoming 5 bedroom house was a pleasure to stay in and met all our needs. The hosts were first rate and available for any additional requests or support, they provided good knowledge of the local area. I would easily stay here again and I have recommended this property to my family and friends.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2022

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  • Five bedrooms: 3 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and seating area with open fire
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Boot room/utility
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Large enclosed garden with gravel, patio, lawn, furniture and sauna
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300
  • Note: The bedrooms are set over a split-level landing, please take care

The property

Mintlaw 1.6 miles.

Nestled on the outskirts of Old Deer near Mintlaw in Aberdeenshire, is this superb, five-bedroom Victorian house, Mavisbank.

Set in extensive acres of woodland along with a large, enclosed garden and with easy access to the local amenities, Mavis Bank is an excellent family-friendly dwelling for a family of 10 plus their two canine companions, who are wanting to explore this beautiful part of Scotland.

Park-up on the driveway with space for four cars, before unloading your bags and taking in your peaceful surroundings.

Be welcomed into a boot room, where you can discard any coats and shoes after your journey.

Discover the open-plan living area, sure to be the social hub of the home during your stay, here you can look forward to conjuring up delicious feasts in the well-equipped kitchen, with handy dishwasher ensuring a fuss-free clean-up!

Take your pick of dining areas, from the table of three, the generous dining room with woodburning stove on those chillier evenings, or out in the enclosed garden where you can soak up the sun and your canine companions can stretch their legs.

Take advantage of your large outdoor space, where you can wander the lawns and expansive woodlands, or melt all your troubles away in the indulgent sauna.

As the evening cools, retreat inside to the sitting room, where you can snuggle up on the sofa for a family film night, courtesy of the Smart TV as the open fire crackles nearby.

Completing the ground floor is a handy cloakroom, ideal for avoiding those morning queues!

Make your way up to the first floor, where you can pour in the bubbles and enjoy a blissful soak in the beautiful free-standing bath or a refreshing rinse in the shower, before choosing from five well-appointed bedrooms to catch your rest in, three doubles and two twins, all set over a split-level landing.

Explore your local surroundings, where you will find the delightful restaurants of the Public House and Aden Country Park Restaurant right on your doorstep, offering a welcoming atmosphere, tasty meals and local ales, perfect for those evenings when you fancy a night off from cooking!

Nearby is the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, where you can learn more about local life and the farming industry, as well as the fascinating Aden Country Park which houses arboretum and historic remains of a former mansion.

The large village of Mintlaw is a short drive away and offers all the amenities you could need during your stay, including well-stocked convenience stores for picking up any last-minute essentials, a Chinese and fish and chip takeaway, a bar and a Bangladeshi restaurant.

Keen walkers will delight at the Nether Aden River walk, where you can enjoy leisurely walks through the park with riverside views.

Make your way over to Peterhead, where you can explore the Arbuthnot Museum, wander the Peterhead Trail, picnic in the picturesque Eden Park, step back in time at the 19th-century Peterhead Museum or test out your clubs at the excellent Craigewan Links golf course.

For a taste of city life, make the drive to Aberdeen, home to a maritime museum, the glorious Greyhope Beach overlooked by Girdle Ness Lighthouse, and a magnificent promenade.

For an adventure to Scotland like no other, choose Mavisbank.

EPC Rating: Band E

Please Note - This property only accepts a minimum of 4 night bookings

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AB-12345-C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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