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Cortes House

(Ref. 1110825)

Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire & Angus Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 30 Guests

  • 12 Bedrooms

  • 10 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was ideal for our family holiday with ourselves (grandparents) and three families (our children and their children), so 8 adults and six children in all."

    The location is good for the whole of NE Scotland, although the main road outside the property is used by fast traffic so has to be approached with care. There is plenty of space for sleeping, playing, working, chilling out and most importantly for simultaneous food preparation for fussy kids using the multiple sinks, fridges, dishwashers etc. The house was clean and well presented when we arrived. The grounds are lovely with space for games, barbequing, eating and exploring. The caretaker John was helpful and attentive. He was very friendly. There were some minor negatives we have already informed John about: The matresses are badly worn and need replacement. The timeswitch on the tumble dryer is broken - it didn't switch off. And small children have to be watched on the upper landings as the bannister rails are widely spaced. But thank you - we had a great holiday. Everyone loved it.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2023

  • "Excellent all round."

    Helpful comment: Sat Nav took 3 out of 5 cars to the wrong Cortes House, up a v difficult farm track. Can this be solved?

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great time at Cortez."

    Accommodation great. Not ideal for disabled people with the stairs. Dining room was fantastic for our family dinner and party. Only thing the kitchen, which was the hub of the house, could have had more work space for food preparation. Kids had the best time in the games room and tv room. Lots of space outdoors for our dog and kids to run about. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was a wedding."

    No furniture was moved. There was no hand from the house keeper to move things. If you have other wedding bookings this is not acceptable. I was lucky enough to have people at hand or this would have been a disaster The management really need to get their act together and provide a better service if they expect weddings to be held here.

    Reviewed by Stacey4.1Nov 2022

  • "Excellent stay."

    Excellent property. Ideal for our party size - we were a group of 28 including 12 children. The house was so spacious everyone had their own area. The stairs will keep you fit too!! Very well equipped and immaculately clean. Well worth it 10/10.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2022

  • "Cortes House was perfect for our stay, the space was great for us and the owner ..."

    Cortes House was perfect for our stay, the space was great for us and the owner and his housekeeper were very helpful - would love to return

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a really lovely time, the property was so clean and well-equipped."

    The rooms are beautiful with lots of space. The kitchen is ideal for cooking for a large group. I would highly recommend. We would love to go back!

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week at cortes house."

    everybody enjoyed the house and especially the garden as well. the kitchen could have been equipped a bit better but besides that everything was just great. thanks for having us.

    Reviewed by Laurin4.4Aug 2022

  • "The property was great - only slight negatives were the kitchen wasn't well equipped for catering (no scissors and lack of sharp knives frustrated us most) and the double bed in Papillon was uncomfortable to sleep in (so much so the occupant ended up sleeping in the single bed in that room)."

    But we had a fantastic holiday and really enjoyed the house and the location.

    Reviewed by Robin4.1Jul 2022

  • "We booked this property for our wedding weekend."

    We had 20 guests who all got their own bedrooms. We had our wedding in the Secret Garden outside -it was perfect. The kitchen was big enough to bring in caterers and the dining table was great for having our wedding meal together. We had dancing in the large room downstairs as well. It was even better than we remembered when we viewed it earlier in the year! We used the games room and the kids loved the cinema room! All the bedrooms were lovely. We spent a whole day outside on the front grass playing games. We hope to come back again! It was exactly what we wanted for our wedding. An amazing venue in a great location.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

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  • Four floors
  • Twelve bedrooms: 2 x lower ground-floor family rooms (with a double and a single) with en-suite with bath, basin and WC, 2 x king-size with en-suites with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room (with a king-size and a single) with en-suite with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room (with a double and a single) with en-suite with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size, 2 x second-floor doubles with en-suites with baths, basins and WCs, 1 x second-floor family room (with double bed and single) with private bathroom with bath, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor family room (with double bed and two singles) with private bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Drawing room
  • Library
  • Games room
  • Cinema room
  • Gas central heating with three woodburning stoves
  • Two electric ovens, grills and hobs, microwave, two fridges, two freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, two dishwashers
  • Smart TV, cinema with ceiling-mounted projector, DVD player, WiFi, table tennis, collection of outdoor games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Three highchairs and five travel cots inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Extensive gardens with lawns, shrubberies, patio area, furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, this is a non-smoking property
  • Shop 3.9 miles, pub 5 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental

The property

Fraserburgh 5.1 miles.

Nestling in a beautiful rural location near Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire, is this unique and spacious country house, Cortes House.

Able to accommodate up to 30 people, the property is just perfect for large groups or family reunions or a gathering for a special event; the possibilities are endless.

The sheer size and grandeur of Cortes House can be glimpsed from the drive up to the property and it just gets better and better as you enter the house.

Built in 1810 the house boasts a wealth of regency period features which have been lovingly restored and which come to life as you wander through the living quarters where you can choose from the main sitting room, drawing room or snug, all of which offer a sumptuous yet welcoming ambience.

Imagine gathering around a roaring log fire, cosying up on the opulent sofas and really making the most of quality time with friends and family.

Despite the grandeur of the house it still manages to feel warm and inviting and nowhere more so than the spacious kitchen which is extremely well-equipped.

For a truly wonderful backdrop to your fantastic culinary creations take a seat in the magnificent formal dining room which comfortably sits 30 people.

The house might date back to the early 19th century but the entertainment is bang up to date with a dedicated games room with a table tennis table and a wonderful cinema room.

By the time night falls you’ll be wanting to know where you are going to sleep and there is certainly no shortage of bedrooms and all are wonderfully appointed so choosing one will be hard though the king-size with the four-poster bed is always popular!

Stepping outside Cortes House and the grounds are as impressive as the interior with sweeping lawns, well-maintained shrubberies and an attractive patio area all providing the ideal location for happy hours spent alfresco.

There is even an obstacle course for the kids (and big kids!).

It will be hard to leave Cortes House but there is so much to see and do in the region it would be a shame not to explore.

There are some wonderful coastline and beaches to explore just a short distance away and the picturesque seaside town of Fraserburgh is just a short drive and has loads to offer its visitors including shops, bars and restaurants, an award-winning beach and a popular 18-hole golf course.

The area is steeped in history with ‘Cortes’ actually a Celtic word for circle and there are loads of stone circles worth discovering some of which date back to the Bronze Age.

Check out Memsie and Strichen which both boast fine examples of Celtic history and are a short drive from Cortes House.

Aberdeen is not far and is a great place for a day trip with sites of historical interest and loads of shops perfect for picking up gifts to take home to loved ones.

For a trip of a lifetime, a visit to Cortes House has to be top of your bucket list.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Peterhead 17 miles; Portsoy 33 miles; Aberdeen 40 miles.

Fraserburgh is situated just along the north east coast from Aberdeen and borders the mouth of the Moray Firth. Whilst it is still a busy fishing port the number of boats has decreased dramatically over the years, although todays boats are far bigger than they were in bygone days. The town itself is a real community with a strong Football team and impressive 18 hole golf course, the 7th oldest club in the world believe it not, established in 1777. With its modern clubhouse vistors are most welcome and can enjoy the bar, dining room and lounge areas that overlook the course and sand dunes. The mueseum of Scottish Liighthouses is based in Fraserburgh and is well worth a visit and gives a real insight to the history of the Lighthouses in the north of Scotland. Fraserburgh is a beautiful seaside town with a rich history and an award winning beach. Inverallochy 18 hole golf course is within walking distance of Fraserburgh. Nearby is the RSPB Loch of Strathbeg which is one of the best places for wildlife in the UK as well as Aden Country Park within easy reach with 230 acres of parkland to enjoy.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season