Mintlaw 1.6 miles.
This splendid cottage is set over a garage in the pretty village of Old Deer, in the county of Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Ideal for a family getaway, Hayloft is a lovely base for uncovering all that Aberdeenshire has to offer, within easy reach of the port city of Aberdeen.
The property is adjacent to the main owner’s home, and provides off-road parking directly outside.
As you enter, there is a small utility, along with two sets of stairs leading to separate parts of the property.
Follow the right-hand staircase to the open-plan living area, uplifted by natural lighting due to several velux windows, creating a delightful space for socialising, entertaining and cooking.
At one end lies a sumptuous settee and TV, in the middle presents a dining table and at the other lies a fitted kitchen, providing all the necessities for home-cooking.
When you’re getting sleepy, find the first bedroom off the main living area, offering twin beds, while the double bedroom can be found up its own small staircase, along with a shower room where you can prepare for the day.
Just a mile away lies a Co-op Food where you can pick up any essentials, while a little further afield lies the Saplinbre House hotel with an on-site bar and restaurant serving fine local food a place to relax for a coffee or grab afternoon tea.
Head to the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, where you can relive the story of Aberdeenshire’s colourful farming history, or stroll around Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, offering 230 acres of wonderful parkland with its own arboretum and the remains of a ruined mansion, providing scenic walks along the banks of the lake and through the towering woodland.
You are also within close reach of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire's biggest settlement, with plenty of sights and attractions worth visiting, including a wonderful stretch of golden sand.
Alternatively, visit Cruden Bay and see its pretty harbour and the 16th-century ruins of Slains Castle, a picturesque fortress overlooking the cliffs.
Once you’ve completed these charming rural towns, the city of Aberdeen awaits, home to a plethora of amenities including museums, art galleries, gorgeous parks, shops and the popular Codona’s Amusement Park, which is sure to be loved by the little ones.
Hayloft provides a delightful spot to discover this wonderful county, all-year-round.