St Combs 2 miles.
Cairness Lodge rests within a charming former gatehouse, just over two miles from the fishing village of St Combs in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Resting comfortably on the ground floor and in a lovely Scotland location, use this cosy retreat to get away from the hustle of bustle of everyday life.
Access this whitewashed hideaway through the striking gates and be welcomed in by the charming open-plan living area, this spacious yet snug space is enhanced by the warmth of the open fire so you can enjoy this delightful cottage in the cooler evenings.
Make the most of the comforting sofa, romantic dining area and slick, modern kitchen to make this a fine relaxing spot when you're not out adventuring.
The double bedroom at Cairness Lodge is furnished peacefully, you also have the choice of a pleasant bathroom and a compact shower room to get yourself ready before a night of fine wining and dining in the Tufted Duck hotel in nearby St Combs.
A tranquil gravelled seating area and a lawn lie just outside of the property, making a lovely spot to sit and unwind in the warmer months.
The two and a half mile trip to the coast will lead you to friendly St Combs, a fishing village hosting a wonderful beach, as well as a hotel/restaurant and a general store.
The long sandy beach at St. Comb's is one of the best-kept secrets in Scotland, with the feeding gannets a spectacular sight as well as seals and the occasional dolphin.
The adjacent waters at Philorth and Fraserburgh are popular with surfers.
Shops, pubs, restaurants and excellent museums can be found close by at the coastal towns of Fraserburgh and Peterhead, including the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is at Fraserburgh.
Closer to Cairness Lodge, keen golfers can enjoy a round on the beach-side Inverallochy Golf Course on the outskirts of St Combs, Fraserburgh has the 7th oldest golf course in the world, while those at Cruden Bay and the Trump course at Balmedie are in the top rank nationwide.
The RSPB nature reserve at the Loch of Strathbeg, Britain's largest dune loch, is a must for bird-watchers, only 2 miles away.
In the autumn, up to one-fifth of the world's population of pink-footed geese migrate there.
Cairness Lodge is just a short distance from the North East Coastal Trail, including the picturesque fishing villages like Crovie and Pennan, which featured in the film 'Local Hero' with Burt Lancaster, and which now have artist colonies.
The Castle Trail is also within an easy drive: Fyvie Castle is one of the most impressive in Scotland.
Fans of Bram Stoker will enjoy the spooky ruins of Slains Castle near Peterhead, believed to be the inspiration for Count Dracula.
Duff House at Banff is an outpost of the National Galleries of Scotland, perfect for art lovers.
There are famous National Trust for Scotland gardens at nearby Pitmedden and a little further at Crathes.
The charming Maggie's Hoosie in Inverallochy is a perfectly preserved fisherman's cottage of the 19th century, virtually untouched.
Cairness Lodge is the ideal base for a holiday in Aberdeenshire.
All ground floor. One bedroom: 1 x double. Bathroom with a hand-held shower, basin and WC, shower room with basin and WC. Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
About the location
Fraserburgh 5 miles; Peterhead 13.5 miles
This small, welcoming fishing village rests on the east Aberdeenshire coast in Scotland, offering a hotel with a restaurant as well as a general store, a shop serving fish, chips and ice cream and a wonderful sandy beach. The Inverallochy Golf Course rests just north of the village. Head five miles north to reach the pretty Parish town of Fraserburgh, a place excellently equipped and home to the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. Travelling south down the coast will take you to another attractive and well-stocked town, Peterhead, where you will find a stunning quay.