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Stable Cottage

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


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Another fantastic location in Scotland added to our list!"

    Beautifully maintained property, the outside area and the rest of the farm. Our children loved playing with dogs and meeting all other animals. Thank you Anne for being such a welcoming, friendly and caring host! Everything was perfect - we had such a good night sleep - exactly what we needed! It was hard to leave and we are hoping to be able to return soon :-)

    We loved having you , thank you for the great feed back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malgorzata5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had fantastic stay at Stable Cottage, our only complaint being it was too short, something we will be sure to rectify next time."

    Great house, well equipped and in a beautiful setting complete with ponys and chickens- and a couple of new puppies. Would certainly recommend and we will be back

    Thank you for the great review , we loved having you to stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Feb 2024

  • "Excellent location and clean comfy stay well equipped"

    Reviewed by Kavitha5.0Feb 2024

  • "Stable Cottage was one of the best holiday rentals we have stayed in."

    Spacious, comfortable, with a real feel of home from home. The kitchen was well stocked with every utensil/pan you could need. Lovely beds and bedding, clean bathrooms. The living space works perfectly, we could all be together whilst preparing dinner and also sit out on the patio enjoying the views and the animals. The location was stunning, with beautiful views from every window. Well positioned for easy access to both Aberdeen and the Grampians , we visited some beautiful places like the Linn of Dee, Crathes Castle, Dunnotar Castle, Footdee and Aberdeen Harbour and even saw the salmon leaping at the Bridge of Feugh- what a privilege! Loved the chickens gently roaming around, the braying donkeys and, of course, Leroy, the dog, stole our hearts. He was an impeccably behaved visitor! Our host, Anne, was wonderful. She was very welcoming, there if you needed her, but completely non-intrusive. A lovely lady. We would recommend Stable Cottage to anyone looking for a peaceful, but still full of life, holiday in a beautiful part of Scotland. Hidden gem!

    Thank you for your lovely comments , we loved having you here . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had fantastic stay here the cottage and its location are stunning."

    Anne is fantastic and very approachable. But the highlight for me was the animals the four donkeys, Leroy the dog and Henrietta the chicken. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Stable Cottage."

    Anne was very welcoming along with her gorgeous doggies! The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. The goody basket was delicious! We couldn't fault our stay - just wish it had been longer!!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great place."

    Cottage and grounds are very well looked after by an amazing lady called Anne. Perfect location for seeing all that Aberdeenshire has to offer. One not to miss!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Stable Cottage, enjoyed the space and setting and it made a great base for exploring Aberdeenshire."

    We felt immediately 'at home' and didn't want for anything. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Stable Cottage to others and would certainly book it again if we decide to revisit the area. And thank you for your warm and friendly hospitality.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Anne was a fantastic host!"

    Stable cottage was beautiful, clean and had everything we needed. Our family loved the farm; playing in the garden and at the swings, walking around to say hello to all the animals and sitting out on the patio with a cup of tea (or glass of wine) looking out at the beautiful views. Anne was so kind in letting our kids feed the animals and pick eggs-a real treat! There was so much to do in the area for our family. It really is a special place and we will be back!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Stable Cottage."

    The welcome basket was really appreciated and the house is stunning. Lovely hosts and love the inquisitive chickens and dogs who came to visit us in the morning.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful place in the Scottish countryside."

    The host Ann was amazing. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a great stay at the cottage, Anne was a fantastic host and looking forward to going back to stable cottage."

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely clean comfortable cottage."

    Very much appreciated the hamper with goodies on arrival & the supply of sticks & offer of top up of firewood. Very much enjoyed the rural setting on the farm & my daughter loved playing with the.dogs & having the opportunity to feed the horses with Anne

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely stay at the cottage over Christmas."

    Beautiful cottage in a great setting with great facilities including a lovely open fire. Very relaxing stay and very welcoming host.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very nice cottage."

    Comfortable & clean. Very good location - near many castles & easy distance to Cairngorms plus near shops / petrol stations etc

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful two weeks at Stable Cottage in Aberdeenshire."

    Ann was a very welcoming and helpful host. We had a slight problem with a power cut, but she did everything she could to supply us with alternative lighting and kept us informed of what the electric company were doing.. The property was in a great location, Very comfortable and roomy. It was great having the animals about the places- horses, donkeys, chickens and dogs. We had a happy and peaceful stay there. Plenty to see in easy reach.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Stable Cottage."

    The cottage itself was very clean, comfortable and well-equipped, and our children loved being on the farm and seeing all the animals. Our host, Anne, was welcoming, friendly and helpful. I hope we are able to return there sometime and I have no hesitation in recommending Stable Cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "Such a welcoming, warm, homely cottage."

    Lovely, friendly owner. Though on the same property as the farm/main house, the cottage and outdoor area felt very private. The donkeys and ponies were an absolute hit with my toddler, as was the swing and slide by the pond. Views were lovely to look out at and the stay felt very relaxing. Owner went above and beyond to buy us an outdoor umbrella on what was undoubtedly the hottest few days of the year!! Would 100% recommend and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Jul 2022

  • "A great place to stay from the personal welcome at the start, the care and attention to detail to ensure that our stay was as homely as possible, everything was just right for us."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Stables Cottage, absolutely love it."

    Beautifully decorated, beds and sofas very comfy, super clean throughout and Anne is a fantastic host, always happy to help.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2022

  • "A very comfortable, well equipped, stylish property surrounded by picturesque farmland."

    We enjoyed the lovely garden patio overlooking the donkeys and horses fields. With the hens pecking around. They were a delight to watch. As were the four friendly dogs. A great holiday home.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at Stable Cottage."

    Beautiful cosy cottage with evertything you needed for a comfortable stay. Fixtures and fitting were lovely and would recommend this cottage. Owner was lovely and the welcome hamper was appreciated.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage and the owner Anne who is on-site is the most wonderful host."

    Cottage is very clean, cosy and has everything we needed. Great broadband too which was handy as we had to work a few days. Kids loved all the animals too and had a great time helping out, really can’t fault it and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was exactly as advertised and perfect for our needs."

    We had a lovely week and had everything we could possibly need. Anne looked after us and being on a farm was great allowing the kids to see animals up close. The location was also great as it was centrally located to everything we wanted to do.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic , best cottage we have ever !"

    !!! Stayed at if your thinking of bookin it , book it worth every penny , Anne is a star ⭐️ Animals , fire and surrounding priceless . Mark Giles

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful property, with lots of nearby activities including walks and beaches."

    Anne, the owner was extremely welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our break.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a great location."

    The host is also very friendly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent location and beautiful, cozy property."

    Friendly host. Enjoyed our stay and the kids enjoyed meeting the farm animals and pets. Thank you for the lovely fresh flowers and fresh eggs. Much appreciated. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful property in a beautiful location."

    We had a lovely holiday,would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Oct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Stable Cottage, beautifully and tastefully decorated and the underfloor heating kept us warm and cosy in a very spacious converted stable that sleeps 6 people."

    In the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside it made a great base for exploring and just relaxing if we didn't feel like going anywhere. Anne is a wonderful host who made sure we had everything we needed and even introduced us to the delights of the Aberdeen Butteries. I highly recommend booking Stable Cottage if you're looking for top notch self catering accommodation with views of the beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor and an open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with lawn, patio, pond and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.1 miles
  • Note: Garden is not enclosed
  • Note: Property is on a working farm

The property

Dunecht 4.1 miles.

Nestled in the quaint village of Sauchen near Dunecht, is this wonderful, stone-fronted property, Stable Cottage.

Resting on a working-farm, home to donkeys, chickens and a lovely pond, this detached cottage is an idyllic base for a family of six looking to explore the rolling countryside of Aberdeenshire.

Be welcomed by three off-road parking spaces before stepping out and breathing in the earthy air, as well as admiring the luscious greenery encompassing Stable Cottage.

Step inside to discover the hexagonal hallway, where you can house your walking boots and raincoats ready for an adventure in the splendour of nature.

Moving through the cottage, find the beautifully presented open-plan living space, with two leather sofas settled near a cracking open-fire, here you can unwind with a compelling book or enjoy some television.

Rustle up heart-warming meals in the lovely kitchen area, prepare your food on the wooden worktops and make use of the fantastic facilities, including an electric oven and hob, as well as a washer and dishwasher to assist with the cleaning.

Gather around the rustic dining table to savour a meal together and catch-up on the excitement of the day.

The outdoor furniture in the garden offers alternative dining arrangements when the weather is nice, unwind on the patio to absorb the sunshine with a refreshing glass of wine.

There is also a swing set for the little ones to enjoy and a pond, surrounded by an abundance of greenery.

As the sky grows dark, retreat inside and indulge in a soak amongst the bubbles in the ground-floor bathroom or opt for a refreshing rinse in the walk-in shower.

The ground-floor also hosts a pretty, king-size double bedroom, ideal for those with limited mobility.

Climb the light-grey carpeted stairs to discover another double bedroom and a twin bedroom, with feature chic grey walls for an elegant look.

Embark on an adventure to the historical sites of Sunhoney Stone Circle and Whitehill Stone Circle for a peaceful walk, stepped in history where you can take photos of the ancient stone circles, as well as the medieval Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate, for a tour of the Victorian home.

A scenic drive will lead you to the lively town of Aberdeen, here you can explore the maritime museum, admire the tropical plants at Duthie Park Winter Gardens or sample the superb selection of Whiskey Distilleries for an insight into the production of the spirit.

The cottage is 12 miles from Alford where you can enjoy a visit to the Grampian Transport Museum or the heritage Centre.

Visit the attractive town of Inverurie, known as ‘Heart of the Garioch’ and boasting majestic castles to explore, five shopping centres to indulge in some retail therapy, as well as quaint cafes on the high street for a spot of lunch.

For a splendid getaway to the unspoilt countryside of Aberdeenshire, stay at Stable Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00232-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Westhill 6 miles; Kingswells 8.9 miles; Aberdeen 13.6 miles.

Formerly known as Waterton, and renamed in the 1820s, the slightly linear village of Dunecht rests south west of Aberdeen in Aberdeenshire. Hosting a post office & general store, along with the bar/restaurant of Jaffs, where guests can enjoy fantastic dishes, along with friendly a service and atmosphere. The village also enjoys access to the Corskie Burn river, where visitors can embark on a leisurely stroll to the idyllic lake of Waterton Loch; a little further afield another lake can be found, Loch of Skene. Dunecht is also home to the stately home of Dunecht House, a category A listed building, that sits within one of the largest private estates in Aberdeenshire. Visitors can additionally find the castle of Fraser and its stunning gardens and estate nearby, along with the historic wonders of Midmar, Sunhoney and Cullerlie stone circles south of the village.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas