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Beechgrove Cottage - Pitmedden Gardens

(Ref. 1060431)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (7)
  • comfortable (7)
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15 Customer Reviews

  • "An idyllic rural cottage on the edge of a village with co-op, chippie, pub and cafe."

    Loads to see and visit in local area. Cottage really comfortable and clean and warm. New carpets and nicely furnished. Comfortable beds. Hard to fault given it was such great value for money. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by John William5.0Apr 2024

  • "We have stayed at this cottage many times over the past 15 years."

    Apart from during Covid times this was the first time we arrived at the cottage to find absolutely nothing left not even a toilet roll. Perhaps you could tell me what we are paying for when there isn't even a toilet roll in the property. In the past there has always been a tray with teas, coffee, biscuits etc. and a pint of milk in the fridge. The fire place although very clean was not layed ready to light (as it has always been in the past) and there was no fire materials left in the cottage. The fact that is was pouring down with rain and blowing a howling gale didn't help matters trying to find fire materials in the shed and although we managed to find papers and logs there was no kindling what-so-ever. I know the National Trust is struggling financially but surely they can afford toilet rolls !!!!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Dec 2023

  • "No hot water and not much cold in kitchen."

    Outside light stuck on. I have told housekeeper. Very good cottage in lovely spot, well fitted out and very warm. Excellent working fire

    Thank you for your feedback, and thank you for letting the housekeeper know about the light. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely warm comfortable cottage."

    Lots of walks nearby and easy access to Aberdeen and surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and homely."

    The only problem we had was that the TV couldn't get sub titles on and I need these as I am partially deaf. Someone came on the Sunday but even they couldn't sort it. We would definitely return if the tv was sorted.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was ideally situated-it was private but close to attractions and amenities."

    It had all that was needed for a couple of weeks stay. We would return.

    Reviewed by Brid5.0Jun 2023

  • "We spent an amazing week in this cottage."

    Great location to visit castles, beaches, very good family cycles all around. On a rainy day you can had to Aberdeen to visit the museums, excellent family day out. Very active and fun family holiday. The kids loved just to play around the cottage in the evening. If you are a National Trust for Scotland member you can really take advantage of your membership at this location. The cottage was clean, the furniture comfortable, especially the beds. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by James4.7Apr 2023

  • "Overall the cottage was lovely and cosy and perfect for our requirements - however a lot of the kitchen items were dirty and needed washing again."

    I know it is an old cottage, but the water pressure and hot water in the kitchen was very poor, it took a long time for the hot water to come through and when it did, it took forever to fill a washing bowl to enable us to wash up. We also tried to contact the property owner, prior to our stay, to see if we could purchase wood / coal from them for the fire - but no one got back in touch with us.

    Reviewed by Kelly3.1Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    It was very c[ean and comfortable. One of the nicest we have stayed in.Directions were spot on found it very easily.Visited a few places and had some nice meals.The fish and chips in Ellon is lovely. Thank you very much for a lovely holiday. Muriel. Nov22.

    Reviewed by T5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property manager was unable to supply a solution to the failure of the back up battery in the main smoke alarm, which squawks very loudly every 5 minutes until the battery is replaced."

    This happened at around 8 pm of the last night of my stay. Just after 10pm I packed up and left for alternative accommodation, as I had a long journey next day. I have received no apology nor offer of refund.

    We are very sorry that we were unable to resolve the situation in a timely manner as our guest had hoped, but we were working towards a solution and we are sorry that you felt you needed to leave at 10pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah C2.8Aug 2022

  • "One of the best locations we have stayed at with lovely walks in the evening."

    The hot water to the kitchen needs a rethink but otherwise fine. The nearby Pitmedden gardens are wonderful and the farm museum a pleasant surprise. The Coffee Apothecary serves a good breakfast nearby. The internet is reliable. Great base for exploring recumbent stone circles and nearby National Trust properties.

    Thank you for your feedback and great to read that you appreciated the gardens and location. We will improve the information about the water heating, improving the flow is a bigger job that we need to investigate the cost of the work. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and warm and the location in the woodlands by the Gardens was ideal for short walks."

    Pitmedden Gardens are a delight. We enjoyed our stay. A small point is the kitchen hot tap is so slow to as be useless - but there is a very large electric kettle. It is worth noting that most of the Castles in the area are closed for three days in the week at this time of the year - a fact not clear from the NTS Guide Book.

    Thank you for your feedback, good to read that you were warm and comfortable. We will ask the staff to check the water pressure from the tank. It is always worth checking our website for up to date information on the properties in the locality as we are still working within the certain Covid advice and staff availability. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain5.0May 2022

  • "Fine. The cottage was as described, decent layout, comfortable chairs."

    Only downside was the deep walls and small windows, so it was a bit gloomy inside. But we were out most of the time, so not a huge issue. The only poor thing as the instructions to find the place. A small map + grid reference would be so much easier. The instructions were a terrible, text only, involved us needing to get detailed maps out and still getting the entrance wrong the first 2 times, and walking for 20-30 minutes around a builders yard then muddy footpaths in pitch dark, and us shining bright light through the wrong cottage windows.

    Thank you for your feedback. There is very little we can do about the construction of the cottage and the size of the windows. We will re-assess the directions to the property with the staff at Pitmedden to see if we can make them clearer for future clients. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful time at beechgrove cottage again, this was our third visit and it is the most cosy, welcoming and well furnished cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Many thanks to the owners for its spotless condition and unlimited firewood!

    Many thanks for your lovely comments, it's great to read that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.1Oct 2021

  • "The directions to the cottage were hard to follow and we needed to ask for help."

    We phoned both phone numbers listed but got no answer. Eventually a local dog walker guided us to the cottage. The cottage was comfortable and clean. It was well resourced. It had a good sized and we'll kept garden. The woodland walks around Pitmedden Garden were lovely.

    Thank you for pointing out the problem with the directions and they have now been clarified. We are not sure if you rang the office number or the mobile number so unsure why you were unable to contact us. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the cottage and the gardens. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Felicity4.1Aug 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer
  • TV, radio, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and enough coal for first fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars, Parking in Visitor Centre car park
  • Enclosed garden with garden table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

The property

Nestled within the beautiful wooded grounds of Pitmedden Garden, a spectacular National Trust for Scotland attraction, is this delightful single-storey dwelling, Beechgrove Cottage.

Offering four guests a ground floor base from which to enjoy the delights of Aberdeenshire, Beechgrove Cottage is the perfect pick for a break to Pitmedden.

Enter this picture-perfect cottage and be welcomed by the homely and contemporary style, finding two plush sofas to relax on in the living/dining room, encompassed with hints of traditional Scottish tartan, accompanied by an open fire to light up as you settle in front of the TV after a day of adventure.

Unfold the quaint dining table and set up for your evening meal; whether a couple sharing a romantic table for two, or a group of four reminiscing over a bottle of wine, there's a seat for everyone.

Head into the well-equipped kitchen to find all you need for cooking up a storm, as well as a handy washer/dryer for your convenience.

Both bedrooms ensure each guest has a tranquil space to retire, with a double and a twin room each boasting complimentary neutral hues along with quality furnishings and linen to create a homely setting for your escape.

Completing the interior is the sparkling bathroom, here you can wind down with a relaxing soak in the bath, or feel refreshed with a shower using the overhead shower attachment, picking up your toasty towel from the heated rail afterwards.

Delight in having your own enclosed, south-facing garden area for dining alfresco, providing a pretty spot to breathe in the crisp morning air.

Discover the beauty of Pitmedden Garden with your loved ones from Beechgrove Cottage in Aberdeenshire.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1060679, together sleeping 11 guests.

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00104-F

Pitmedden Garden Cottages

Set within the charming, rural village of Pitmedden in Aberdeenshire, are these two enchanting properties, Beechgrove Cottage and North Wing (North Wing launching in Spring 2021), presenting a group of eleven guests welcoming accommodation for a relaxing country retreat to north-east Scotland. Sitting amidst the wondrous National Trust for Scotland Pitmedden Garden, this pair of properties offers natural splendour to explore all-year-round, including flora and fauna aplenty and picturesque picnic spots. Delight in the best of both worlds with luscious rolling countryside in all directions, as well as being within easy reach of the coast at Newburgh and Aberdeen. Sir Alexander Seton initially created Pitmedden Garden in 1675, but following a fire, the design plans were lost, and in the 1950s National Trust for Scotland set about restoring the gardens to their former glory, using the garden at Edinburgh's Palace of Holyroodhouse as inspiration for the reconstruction. Marvel at the present-day beauty of five miles of immaculate boxwood hedging, creating intricate patterns that weave through the grounds, with over 80 varieties of apple grown here accompanied by elegant fountains offering the tranquil sounds of flowing water, it's a truly idyllic place. Adjacent to Pitmedden House is the Museum of Farming Life, telling the history of the local area and home to fascinating agricultural artefacts, great for any history lovers. The village of Pitmedden itself has all you need for a self-catered stay, with a handful of amenities including a local shop and pub, while the surrounding area is teeming with more wonderful attractions like the sprawling Georgian country mansion of Haddo House, another National Trust for Scotland-owned property near the ancient village of Tarves, while around 20 miles away is the regal Fyvie Castle. Venture over to the coast at Newburgh to go seal spotting at Newburgh Seal Beach, or head into the 'Granite City' of Aberdeen, where a host of restaurants, bars and waterside attractions await. Discover a peaceful retreat in Aberdeenshire at Pitmedden Garden Cottages.

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About the location


Ellon 6 miles; Aberdeen 14.9 miles; Peterhead 23.5 miles.

Pitmedden is a rural village resting within the parish of Udny in Aberdeenshire, surrounded by rolling countryside and around seven-miles from the coast at Newburgh, making it a great base for touring this north-eastern area of Scotland. The village's local amenities include a café, small supermarket, a pub and a takeaway, offering all the essentials for a self-catered stay. Pitmedden's most renowned attraction is the National Trust for Scotland Pitmedden Garden, comprising five-miles of immaculate boxwood hedging planted to create intricate patterns, with 80 different varieties of apple tree here and beautiful fountains to admire, it's a lovely must-see attraction. The Museum of Farming Life offers an insight into the local farming history of the area and is full of agricultural artefacts, whilst around twenty-miles away lies the fairytale castle of Fyvie Castle, another National Trust for Scotland property, you can take a tour around the opulent rooms and hear of the legends and even ghost stories that live on today. The ancient village of Tarves is nearby and is thought to have been founded back in 600AD, now home to a traditional butcher where you can pick up some locally sourced ingredients for your self-catered cooking. Venture out to Newburgh to visit the Newburgh Seal Beach and explore Foveran Links Nature Reserve, with a golf course here too. Enjoy a fantastic break to the delightful Pitmedden.

Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas