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Thistle Mill Cottage

Aberchirder, Banff, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 1072173)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “Fantastic garden and lovely house, fab welcome pack .”

    In easy reach of great beaches and walks

    In easy reach of great beaches and walks

    - Mr Harkness, September 2021

About the property

Enveloped by the glorious Scottish countryside, yet within striking distance to the coast is Thistle Mill Cottage.

This converted mill with overlooking views of a nearby stream has been wonderfully transformed to provide you and your family a special base to call home as you enjoy the many wonders of this part of Scotland.

From your off-road parking space, take a moment to savour your peaceful surroundings before heading inside, via the porch, where you can store walking boots and rain coats.

From here, discover a quaint snug area, where you can comfort those post-walk soles before finding the sitting room, with a striking woodburning stove takes centre stage.

The kitchen suite is complete with everything the chef of the group could possibly need to cater family-favourite dishes, with a dishwasher for keeping the space clutter free and a washing machine for convenience.

Sociable moments can be spent within the light-filled dining room, boasting a spacious dining table, where the entire group can gather to tuck into meals, pop open a bottle of fizz or while away fun-filled hours playing board games.

Take the staircase to the first floor landing, which grants access to three exceptionally-appointed bedrooms, the master suite notable for its sumptuous king-size bed.

The second bedroom boasts a plush double, whilst the final bedroom houses two single beds, allowing for a range of party types to enjoy this part of the country.

The garden at Thistle Mill has been designed as an extension of the house itself, with a sunny seating area to bask in the sunshine, whilst admiring the soundtrack of the nearby stream.

If you can tear yourself away from this oasis, head into the centre of Aberchirder, where you will find a number of shops and The New Inn to linger over a pint one evening.

Alternatively, head for the coastline to visit the town of Banff, where you will find even more superb amenities, as well as the former royal Banff Castle, which boasts a distinctive yellow façade, a pre-Reformation market cross, a fine Biggar Fountain and a museum donated by Andrew Carnegie.

Another local attraction is Duff House, a Georgian stately home, which houses a range of art work and large grounds, providing great parkland walks.

Here, there is also two spectacular golf courses, Duff House Royal Golf Course and Royal Tarlair Golf Club, so that you can practice your swing, whilst beachcombers can venture to Sunnyside Beach, Hopeman East Beach and Findhorn Beach for some pristine sands and awe-inspiring views.

Other attractions within the area to suit all ages and tastes, includes the Macduff Marine Aquarium, the Museum Of Scottish Lighthouses and the Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre.

With all of this and much more to enjoy, bring your loved ones to Thistle Mill Cottage to share a memorable holiday in Scotland.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with decked area with seating and barbecue
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 3.4 miles

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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