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Schoolhill Croft

(Ref. 932522)

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


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great stay at this cottage,has a real home from home feel."

    Great property in a beautiful location.Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2024

  • "Our group of 10 have just had a great week at the cottage."

    Spacious and very homely and comfortable. Beautiful setting and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a great property for a large family, however as a couple it was still cosy and a great base for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic Cottage."

    Very well presented and lots of space. Kids loved the games room and the garden.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2024

  • "We were three generations and three households gathering for Christmas."

    The house ticked ALL our boxes - multiple areas to hang out [not all on top of each other], ground floor for elderly parents, three full bathrooms. Kitchen was well equipped. Host was really responsive and helpful when storm Gerret took the electricity down. We were greeted with lovely Christmas trees too. The area is rural BUT only 10 mins drive to Ellon and short drive to Ythan, Slain Castle or or Bullers of Buchan (beautiful coast line). Benachie is worth a slightly longer drive for a fabulous hike. We had a wonderful winter break. Will be awesome in other seasons. Thank you Gaz !!

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Amazing property."

    there was so much space for my little one to run around both inside and outside of the property and as there was so much space it meant we could all have our own spaces to relax in the evenings if needed. Gary the owner was lovely and very helpful and insightful. A wonderful place to stay for bird watching and coastal walks. The pool table was an added bonus :)

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2023

  • "Schoolhill Croft was the perfect place for our family holiday, we all loved the comfort , cleanliness and spaciousness of this beautiful house."

    So good to have two sitting rooms and a games room, everyone could have their own space. It was the ideal base for all of our activities, there were lots of things to do with our nearly two year old grandson - a farm visit, seal watching, Haddo country park , Aberdeen Science Centre were all within a reasonable distance-and lots more. We would love to return soon!

    Reviewed by Isabelle5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful home."

    We had our 91 year old mother with us and she had no problems whatever. Superb

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful house, in a stunning location, perfect for a family stay!"

    The owners were lovely too!

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful large property that is ideal for large group."

    Two separate lounges and bedrooms on ground and upper floors so very good for not getting under each others feet. Huge grassed garden for kids to play that is gated from the main road. Great views from the outside decking. I would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2023

  • "A fabulous, very spacious and comfortable house."

    5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a bonus for our family holiday. Teenagers loved the huge TV and games room with pool table, and novelty of American fridge/freezer! Enormous garden for outdoor activities. Delightful!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a wonderful house the owner was helpful and kind and available if needed."

    The interior is of a high standard and the grounds are well kept. All in. All a great location and home. Thank you

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property and well looked after, pictures don’t do it justice."

    House very clean and well equipped. Gary the owner very helpful, and friendly he even made us a ramp so my mum could access the decking area. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is the second time we have stayed, and we loved it just as much this time round."

    The rooms are well furnished with beautiful views from any of the many windows you can look out from. Personally I love the kitchen it is magnificent with a great family dining area and sufficient equipment and appliances to cook up something great, the only thing I could suggest would be a few baking trays rather than the deep dish trays and maybe a pizza tray. We had 4 adults and 4 kids from 6 - 14 and they enjoyed the massive garden and games room. A little something outdoors for the kids would be a great addition. Would definitely recommend this property, it is a spectacular house and the towns around are picturesque.

    Reviewed by Susanne4.4May 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Already discussing rebooking!

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0May 2022

  • "One of the best places we ever stayed."

    The hosts were quite friendly as well.

    Reviewed by Md Arafat5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful property, very clean and warm."

    Great place to spend time with extended family. We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Anne Marie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Amazing home, so clean and had every we could need and more."

    Helpful host and hopefully we will be back again! Everything was immaculate we can't Thankyou enough!

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Mar 2022

  • "Just a really good stay, we were very impressed with the size and spaciousness of the property and all the rooms - the public photos really don't do it justice."

    Gary was straightforward, helpful and considerate in all matters start to finish, including at the end when we'd left a couple of items behind.

    Reviewed by Esmond5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great property comfy beds great showers amazing surroundings, plenty parking."

    Will definitely come back

    Thanks for the great review, Hopefully see you back sometime in the future. Kind Regards Gary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Schoolhill croft is a fantastic place to stay ."

    Everything you could possibly need.would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent property, clean and well equipped."

    Great location and views. A great holiday was had by all!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely loved this property."

    Fantastic place to stay .I never got to meet the owner Gary due to covic . but was just at the end of a phone.I will definitely be going back to this property even though this is for 10 people I will be going back with my husband again just. the 2 of us.that how much I love this property.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful house in peaceful surroundings, owner friendly and helpful."

    Good base for exploring Aberdeenshire.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage ideally situated for travel to places of interest in any direction- the Cairngorms, the beaches of the north coast, the city of Aberdeen itself, etc."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2021

  • "The accommodation was first class."

    Very clean and had all the facilities we needed. Would absolutely recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was a wonderful house and we spent a great week there in July."

    It’s lovely and spacious and the addition of the games room is great for kids. The garden is lovely and big and we all had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2020

  • "Everything was exactly as we have come to expect from a Sykes Cottage we will be booking next years some time soon."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "This stay was not actually a holiday."

    Our company was exhibiting at SPE Offshore Europe event at the new TECA exhibition centre in Aberdeen and we decided to book the cottage for myself and 3 colleagues rather than stay in a hotel. We could not fault the facilities and comfort of the cottage and I would love to return with my family for a proper holiday in the area.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2019

  • "Schoolhill Croft is the best property that we have ever stayed in."

    The property has a four star rating, however, in our opinion it deserves five! The property is spacious and easily accommodated the 7 adults and 3 children in our party. The property is spotlessly clean and a real home from home. The owner is really helpful. We highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Aug 2019

  • "Might be worth pointing out total lack of eating out places within reasonable range!"

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Aug 2019

  • "A fantastic property in great location for exploring local beaches, castles and coves."

    The house itself was furnished to a high standard. Games room and second lounge is a bonus and a lovely place to unwind after a long day. The owner is very helpful and thoughtful touches like a book explaining how all the machines work, even though he does explain it all on the walk through when you arrive, also the bottle of fizz for the adults and milk for the children was greatly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2018

  • "Booking online through Sykes from U."

    S.A. was great. Having a seven hour time difference we didn't have to worry about business hours etc.. Any and all questions were promptly and courteously answered via email. This house was awesome. Everything advertised is true. We (5 adults) really enjoyed our time here. Too many positives to list! You just have to come see for yourself!

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jun 2018

  • "This is a first class property, excellent in every respect."

    Beautifully designed, well equipped, clean and comfortable; a real treat!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2018

  • "Absolutely stunnig propperty and the views aren’t half bad either Arrived a ..."

    Absolutely stunnig propperty and the views aren’t half bad either Arrived a little early on the saturday only for the owner Gary to be waiting for us at the front door Very warm and friendly greeting from Gary Gave us a quick tour of the place and then left us too it Cannot fault the propperty in anyway We will be back Thanks again Gary

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Feb 2018

  • "This house was top notch for space comfort and was extremely well equipped - it had everything needed for a relaxing stay."

    The surrounding area had great coastal walks and fishing, a Parkrun in nearby Ellon as well as Brewdog brewery. What's not to like. Even the teenagers were impressed which really says it all.

    Reviewed by Linda4.8Aug 2017

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with dressing room and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Two sitting rooms
  • Games room with snooker table.
  • Oil central heating
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio with iPod connection, Wii, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • One acre garden to front with raised decked area and furniture and large courtyard to rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub 4 miles
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Note: This property has a £150 refundable good house keeping bond

The property

Ellon 4 miles.

This simply stunning house occupies a lovely well maintained garden area extending to an acre and has fabulous far reaching views across the lovely Aberdeenshire countryside and over to the famous hills of Bennachie.

With so much space, Schoolhill Croft would ideally suit a family or group of friends who want to explore Aberdeenshire and have a superior holiday home as a base.

The accommodation is over two floors with five spacious bedrooms, two with en-suites and also two sitting rooms.

There are large televisions all around the house and a very special extra is the games room complete with snooker table and Wii.

The garden is mostly laid to lawn and is fully enclosed providing a great and safe outdoor space for children to play.

The large decked area is ideal for an early evening BBQ and visitors can simply gaze at the stunning vista.

A very well equipped kitchen means that home cooking is easy with everything a chef could possibly require.

However the villages of Cruden Bay, Ellon and Newburgh offer opportunities for guests to venture out for a meal with a choice of hotels and restaurants.

This holiday home is perfect for families who love beaches as Collieston Beach is just a mile away and is a sheltered beach with a small harbour, and Newburgh, just 4 miles away also has a wonderful sandy beach and is home to an extensive sand dune system at the mouth of the Ythan River.

For Golfers the area is simply quite rich, with the Trump International Golf Links almost on the doorstep, along with many other courses close by.

The granite city of Aberdeen is within a 30 minute drive and there is so much to see and do that guests will simply run out of time.

This stunning house ensures a simply wonderful holiday for all.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00103-F

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Collieston 6.6 miles; Whinnyfold 10 miles; Cruden Bay 11 miles; Aberdeen 16.2 miles; Inverurie 14.4 miles

The small but lively town of Ellon is some 16 miles from the City of Aberdeen and is situated on the River Ythan. It provides excellent local services with a good selection of shops, hotels and restaurants offering varied cuisine to suit all tastes. The Riverside Park offers walkways alongside the River Ythan, from which herons, salmon, trout and otters may be observed and the river banks are a favourite with wildlife enthusiasts. Or visit the ruins of Ellon Castle dating from the 16th Century and take a wander through the pretty gardens. The town of Cruden Bay is well worth a visit as it boasts a sweeping expanse of pink sands approximately 2.5 km in length. The beach is popular with water sports enthusiasts as is Balmeadie Beach for the stunning scenery and views.

This property has a £150 refundable good house keeping bond