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Mintlaw, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 1080786)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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2 Customer Reviews

  • "Superb! Couldn't fault this lovely property."

    Modern, comfortable and spacious with everything you need. The location is beautiful and quiet and opposite the gorgeous Arden Park, ideal for dog walking. Mintlaw village is a short drive away or you can walk through the park to it. It has all the necessary shops. Location wise you are close to the coast and the glorious little bays of Banff and Portsoy, and you are spoilt for choice for castles, distilleries and walks. Extremely nice owners. Highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by MeganSep 2021

  • "The Hayloft did not disappoint, it was clean, comfortable and well presented."

    It is set in an ideal location, next to a country park and not far from a lake, which offer lovely scenic walks. There are shops not too far away (although a car is recommended for this), and the coast is only 10 miles away. There are plenty of National Trust for Scotland sites nearby. Morag was a great host, and was there if we needed anything. We would definitely recommend this place. Thanks Morag, for sharing this wonderful property with us. We wish you all the best in the future.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

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The property

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.


  • Split-level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility with basin
  • central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Private patio with seating area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.3 miles

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About the location


Peterhead 8.8 miles; Aberdeen 28.8 miles.

Nestled in the picturesque county of Aberdeenshire, a stone's throw away from the bustling town of Peterhead and the tranquil east coast, rests the charming village of Mintlaw. Home to a number of traditional country pubs alongside a handful of delicious eateries and shops, including a number of well-stocked convenience stores, Mintlaw provides all of the essential amenities to ensure an enjoyable staycation in Scotland. There's plenty of attractions to keep you entertained nearby, with the fascinating displays of agricultural history at Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, and Aden Country Park, home to an arboretum and the remains of a ruined mansion, providing a scenic stroll along the banks of the lake and through the towering woodland. Within easy reach is the the town of Peterhead, Aberdeenshires biggest settlement, with plenty of sights and attractions worth visiting, including a beautiful stretch of golden sand. Within touring distance is the charming landscape of the Cairngorms National Park, boasting a plethora of walking, cycling and hiking routes, and the port city of Aberdeen. Mintlaw is perfectly positioned for an unforgettable escape to Scotland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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