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Knowehead Bothy

Insch, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 980561)

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  • Customer Rating: 3.9 / 4 out of 4

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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    “This has been one of our favourite holidays by a mile, and this is owed entirely to the spectacular house that is Knowehead Bothy.”


    On entering the property we could not believe the sheer size, attention to detail and facilities on offer; not to mention the beautiful countryside views. The house was immaculate and equipped with anything we needed for our stay - the owners have thought of everything; from DVD's, books, games & a kitchen with every glass, plate, pot and pan you could think of. Even the art work was stunning. We spent our days either exploring the scenic area of Insch (highly recommend the nearby forest walks, as well as food in Lil C's) or tucked away in one of the living rooms watching films by the fire. We were lucky enough to have clear skies a few nights we were there, and enjoyed some champagne under the stars in the gorgeous big hot tub (the hot tub is top of the range, as is everything else!) We've done several lodge/hot tub holidays and this exceeds anything we've ever been to before and probably ever will again - we'll just have to come back! Perfect location for a big party of guests (there were 10 of us) but also I wouldn't rule it out as a relaxing retreat for a couple. The owners are lovely and very approachable via email, which again, is a positive experience compared to places we've stayed before. 10/10 in every aspect!

    - Miss Mcgeoghegan, November 2018


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
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The property

Insch 2.5 miles.

This sublime, contemporary stone & larch clad property rests amid wondrous rolling Aberdeenshire countryside, near the lovely village of Insch.

Offering accommodation of the highest quality for up to ten guests, bring your friends and family together and make the most of this one-of-a-kind, sumptuous retreat.

Upon entering Knowehead Bothy, spot a useful boot room with a shoe rack and coat hooks before heading into this first-class holiday home.

Step down into a luxuriously large kitchen/diner/family room which comes fully equipped with the finest fittings while also offering a stylish breakfast bar and a dining table looking out towards the encompassing countryside and Bennachie Hill range.

The ground floor offers several seating areas to suit all moods, choose from a spacious and social family room with a rustic woodburner, a more modern sitting area and a heart-warming little snug based in the old stone bothy which this superb home was built around, topped off with a modern woodburner for a warming effect.

The ground floor concludes exquisitely with an immaculate double bedroom which benefits from fitted wardrobes and a lavish Jack-and-Jill en-suite also accessible from the main hallway.

Upstairs provides a further four tastefully decorated bedrooms made up of a twin, two doubles and a spectacular master superking-size bedroom dominated by floor-to-ceiling picture windows overlooking rolling countryside, along with a remarkable en-suite with the shower doubling up as a steam room.

The interior concludes with class as a family bathroom features an elegant, contemporary freestanding bath and a separate shower cubicle.

Relish in this serene rural location by strolling the beautifully landscaped lawns.

Access the patio through sliding doors and enjoy the BBQ with a refreshing drink in hand.

Insch village is a peaceful holiday base boasting a selection of local shops and takeaways as well as a golf course.

Nearby, well-stocked towns including Inverurie and Huntly, while the striking port city of Aberdeen is also accessible via train and is well worth the journey.

The awe-inspiring Cairngorms can also be reached by car for you outdoor enthusiasts.

A holiday home of tremendous fashion, placed perfectly for exploring this marvellous region of Scotland.

The property is located close to the Bennachie Hill Range offering many different walking routes offering fantastic views over the countryside with the property being approximately an hour's drive from the Lecht and Glenshee ski centres.

Knowehead Bothy is also within a short driving distance of local distilleries, Whisky trails, the Moray Coast and the famous Trump International Golf Course which includes a 18-hole championship Links golf course and two stunning restaurants.


Five bedrooms: First floor: 1 x super king-size with en-suite shower/steam room, basin and WC and walk-in wardrobe, 1 x double and 1 x king-size, both with fitted wardrobes, 1 x twin, 1 x bathroom with separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor: 1 x double with en-suite (Jack-and-Jill also accessible from the main hallway with main corridor) shower room with basin and WC). Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and five steps down to sitting area with woodburner. Sitting room. Snug with woodburner. Boot room.


  • Oil underfloor heating throughout, 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, coffee machine, full height fridge and freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TV, surround sound, Alexa, DVD, WiFi, Sonos, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ, lawn
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles, award winning restaurant 2 miles
  • Note: property has private water supply
  • Note: This property has a £200 Good Housekeeping bond which Sykes have authorisation to take costs out up to 7 days of your departure if any reported issues.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Inverurie 11 miles; Huntly 14 miles

Insch is a village in the Garioch region of rural Aberdeenshire and is centrally placed between the larger towns of Huntly, Inverurie and Alford. The village itself offers good local services, with a selection of shops and take away's offering an international cuisine. Insch also boasts its own museum located in the former ticket office of Insch's historic working railway station, which is full of interesting artefacts and everyday stories of how life was lived in this area. The Dunnideer Hill Fort and nearby stone circles are well worth a visit and after a short climb up to the fort, the views over the rolling Aberdeenshire countryside are quite breathtaking. Golfers are well provided for as Insch has its own well established 18-hole course with undulating greens. A wonderful base for a break exploring this beautiful area of Scotland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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