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Aberchirder, Aberdeenshire & Angus Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic wee place to stay and relax."

    Really enjoyed my time there, owners are friendly and welcoming.

    Thank you, Jennifer, so pleased that you and Willow enjoyed your stay despite the weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2023

  • "First we would like to give a big thank you to Pat and Raine for allowing us to stay."

    They were very friendly and thoughtful and would give any information required. The cottage is laid out for easy use for people with disabilities and all extremely clean. Very comfortable accommodation and we do not have disabilities but found very comfortable and plenty of space. We sat down one evening and tried to think of anything that was missing BUT could not think of anything because the cottage is so well equipped. There is plenty of easy parking and beyond the parking area there is a good size fenced off field to allow a dog to run but please pick up after your dog. We noticed in the visitors book that visitors keep returning and we know why. This is a over looked part of the country with some beautiful views especially around the coast and this cottage is well situated as about 15 minutes drive. We would love to come back for another visit. Thank you again to Pat and Raine.

    Thank you so much for your very positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage comfortable and well equipped. It is always lovely to have repeat guests and we would love to see you all again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • One super-king-size bedroom
  • Wet room with shower, basin, WC, grab rails and shower seat
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV, DVD player, Amazon firestick and selection of DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Side patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: Ramp access available
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: This is an adult-only property
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed
  • Note: There is an enclosed field for dogs, adjacent to the property

The property

Aberchirder 1.6 miles.

Resting on the outskirts of Aberchirder in Aberdeenshire is Bide-a-While, a delightful, one-bedroom bungalow.

Enjoying rural views, nestled by rolling countryside, Bide-a-While offers a homely base for a couple, looking to escape the hustle and bustle with their furry companion in tow.

Park up off-road and take in the stillness of your new surroundings.

Head inside to be greeted by a well-equipped kitchen, with a range of appliances to ease your self-catered stay, where you can prepare meals to be enjoyed in the living/dining room, or alfresco upon the patio area.

Cosy up upon the plush sofa, with two recliner armchairs also on offer, whiling the night away before climbing into the sumptuous super-king-size bed.

A wet room is available to refresh and prepare for your coming days, with grab rails and a shower seat, ideal for those with limited mobility.

For some local produce, head to nearby Littlefield Farm Shop, whilst further amenities lie in Aberchirder, where you can dine out, stock up on the essentials and enjoy a tipple or two.

Head to the coast for a day out in Banff, where you can tour the magnificent structure of Duff House, stroll alongside River Deveron, or people watch from Banff Marina, there you will also find access to the coastal path where you can stroll along miles of golden beaches, whilst Portsoy Shorehead is a wonderful area to discover for stunning sea glimpses.

Bide-a-While is located close to the Whiskey Trail, with 3 distilleries within a 10 mile radius of the property.

Outdoor enthusiasts and birdwatchers will relish in the chance to hike up to RSPB Scotland Troup Head, offering a cliff top vantage point, or continue towards Cullykhan Beach, where you can also discover the former site of Cullykhan Fort.

Head inland to explore the ruins of Huntly Castle, before reaching the town centre, where you can sample some local menus at The Bank Cafe & Restaurant or enjoy brunch at the Dean's of Huntly, before returning home to recount your memories.

Whisk your loved one away to Bide-a-While.

EPC Rating: Band D

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

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About the location


Banff 9.3 miles; Huntly 12.1 miles.

The village of Aberchirder can be found amongst the beautiful rolling countryside of north-east Scotland, with a small but bustling village community and a selection of amenities. Home to a Co-Op convenience store and a pub amongst other local businesses, this Scottish settlement can provide you with all you need to enjoy an excellent self-catered stay. Enjoy walks in the countryside, or travel over to the River Deveron for riverside strolls, or for rugged coastal views travel to Banff, the bustling coastal town offering a host of activities. Visit the grand Duff House, an 18th Century mansion with a café and a children's play area, discover the Macduff Marine Aquarium, or delight in some excellent golf courses scattered around the outskirts.

Note: This is an adult-only property
Note: The garden is not enclosed
Note: Ramp access available

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas