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Rhynie near Huntly, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


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  • 13 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a blast - the house was huge and had everything you could possible need."

    It was clean and modern inside but still a traditional old Scottish house - kids loved it and we had a bunch of friends with us - plenty of room.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2024

  • "This was our fourth time at Newseat."

    A lovely location for relaxing or to tour around the area, which is also very attractive. The owner makes every effort to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable stay in great comfort.

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2024

  • "We were very spoilt with this property, it had everything we needed as well as being beautiful."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful when we needed to contact them

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was a really comfortable property - a great size for the 10 of us staying there to celebrate a family birthday."

    We all thought it was one of the most well-equipped properties that we'd stayed in. The photos don't do it justice! A great location too in the lovely Aberdeenshire countryside - we never had to travel too far.

    Reviewed by Ginny4.4Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous house, fabulous location, couldn’t ask for any more."

    We’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our third year at Newseat."

    A relaxing quiet area which is a real attraction. We have met the owner before and have a good relationship. Will start looking at next year shortly.

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning home in beautiful surroundings."

    The beds were the comfiest we've ever slept in, even the children stayed in their own beds all night! Everything is catered for and we met the owners who were lovely and so helpful. I'm sure it is somewhere we will visit again. Perfect for big groups x

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful big house."

    Perfect for our needs. Would definetly stay here again

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property, amazing views, very comfortable clean and well appointed, ..."

    Lovely property, amazing views, very comfortable clean and well appointed, garden spacious and very well maintained, mixed group of friends who all loved it

    Reviewed by Jinty5.0May 2023

  • "Accurate ad, good accommodation, a bit far from different activities but considering that it accommodated so many people good solution."

    Will book again!

    Reviewed by Emmanuel3.8Apr 2023

  • "A lovely house…well equipped, warm and cosy feel."

    Beautiful countryside views, plenty space for our large family.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful, spacious house, with beautiful views, which was spotlessly clean, well equiped and ideal for our large family gathering."

    Plenty bathrooms and plenty space to chill out. Loved the wood burners which made the house cosy and relaxing. Felt remote but was in fact in easy distance of shops etc if needed. Added bonus of meeting the owner who explained some of the history of the house.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2023

  • "The house was fantastic."

    Great views and spacious for 3 families to share. We thought the house was very well equipped for cooking. A good number of baths and showers and 2 comfy places to relax meant that there was space for everyone.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely house in pretty location."

    Very comfortable for 2 families sharing.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Newseat."

    The house was spacious, yet cosy at the same time with log burners in the dining room and living room. Our family enjoyed gathering in the dining space on the sofas around the fire while dinner was being made, while the kids loved the window seats. The kitchen was really well equipped with everything you could need for cooking. The garden was great, perfect for the kids to run around and play. Newseat was located in a great spot for visiting the surrounding area. I would definitely recommend a visit to Aberlour for lunch at The Gather’n, food was great and the staff were really lovely.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1Oct 2022

  • "Bath towels a bit thin - but it's the end of the season."

    The bike store had a massive BBQ in so couldn't be used.

    There is secure storage for bicycles in an out building that is available for clients. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Newseat property was very clean and big with everything you could need and more and the property its self has a lovey garden perfect to relax in we would love to stay again."

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent large property which is situated in stunning Aberdeenshire countryside ."

    Private gardens which look onto rolling fields and various wildlife. The house is well equipped with everything you need and easily accommodates 3 families. We had a wonderful holiday and will be booking again soon to further explore this beautiful part of the country. Thanks .

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very relaxing holiday, two weeks this time, and met the owner for a good chat."

    Plenty of accommodation with excellent views all round, even the skylight for a view of the hill behind, to add to the ambience. All appliances worked well but we always take our own coffee machine to cottage/farmhouse holidays! There was a coffee machine in the house though.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jul 2022

  • "Newseat is a fabulous house."

    Really well equipped and in a great location for exploring this part of Aberdeenshire. We had two teenage boys with us and found plenty to keep them occupied within an hour of the house. Go ape in Banchory(45mins) Lochter outdoor Centre( in Oldmeldrum30mins) & TheNordic Ski Centre in Huntly(15mins) are all great places to spend an afternoon. The bike trails at Glenlivet are within an hour and if Whisky is your thing Speyside is easily accessible! Huntly has a must visit butchers for all foodies in Forbes Raeburn, fabulous selection of local produce- the Sirloin Steaks were amazing! and really friendly staff. The local shop in Rhynie run by Sandy & his wife is well stocked and has beautiful fresh bakery everyday so if you don’t feel like going anywhere you can always get something here and if you just want to chill in front of the fire the house is perfect for relaxing with two lovely areas so the kids can have there own space. Ann the owner couldn’t have been more helpful and for anyone considering this area I couldn’t recommend highly enough! A fabulous stay look forward to returning in the future the Maclennan’s.

    Jamie MaclennanOct 2021

  • "We booked Newseat for a long awaited summer holiday of three family groups."

    The place was immaculate, kitchen very well equipped which was great for us as we mostly cooked and ate in. The large dining table created a lovely central hub and we thought the dining space worked really well. There were plenty of bathrooms, comfortable beds, cosy furnishings: generally a great large country house that didn’t ever feel like a squeeze or that anyone got a short straw with the bedrooms. The location is quite simply stunning. The view from this house is astonishing, we were lucky enough to have wonderful weather and just sitting in the front garden surveying the terrain was a special treat. Our host was very accommodating and allowed one of our party in early to drop off luggage. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area: we loved the falcon centre at Huntly, Leith Castle gardens, a trip to Aberdeen and the world class art gallery, trips to Findlatter and Sandend beach and fabulous drives to Ballater, the Cairngorms and Findhorn. Good for Pictish relics and circles as well as Tap’o North fort which you can climb and sits majestically just behind the house. We would love to return.

    Geraldine LynchSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in Newseat."

    House is very well supplied for self catering. Beds all comfy and plenty space for 4 generations to enjoy. Would highly recommend.

    MhairiAug 2021

  • "We had a fabulous holiday in this lovely secluded farm house, sitting in the middle of acres of farmland."

    The house was spacious and had the mod cons needed for a large family holiday. It is a great location for exploring the countryside and east coast.

    Mrs Jane ForbesAug 2021

  • "We stayed in Newseat in June 2021 and we had a wonderful holiday."

    The house was far larger than it looked in the photos. There was one twin bedroom downstairs with an ensuite and all the other bedrooms were upstairs. This house was the best equipped house we have stayed in, with everything you could imagine in the kitchen. The 2 fires were wonderful and the garden was fully enclosed which was perfect for our two 4 year olds. I was lucky enough to meet the owner Anne who was lovely and had lots of great suggestions. We walked to the top of Tap O Noth (even the 4 year olds) which rewarded us with amazing views. We shall definitely return to Newseat with another 2 families as there is so much space for everyone.

    JoannJul 2021

  • "Great weekend - lovely weather, immaculate house, comfortable beds."

    Everything we could ask for - 17 - 85 year old - everyone enjoyed it!

    MMNov 2018

  • "I would like to say that my family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful property."

    The house is beautiful and contained everything we could possibly have needed, it was clean, comfortable, and extremely cosy with the two wonderful log burners and a generous supply of logs to keep us going! The location is fabulous with the most beautiful scenery from every window, what more could we have wanted! We met the owner Anne on the morning of our departure and she seemed to be a very nice lady. I will certainly be looking to book again in the future with LHH as browsing your website I have already spotted a few possible places to stay in the future. Many thanks for your service Fabulous house in a beautiful location! We spent a wonderful week with family celebrating Johns 60th Birthday, the house was everything we could have wished for, warm and cosy with wonderful log burners and comfy beds. A great time was had by all, we hope to return one day!

    Aileen & John WeatherittNov 2018

  • "We would very much like to recommend this property."

    Excellent with beautiful views. Accommodation had everything you need and was clean and beautifully presented. We will return. Kathryn

    KathrynNov 2018

  • "This house has exceeded our expectations!"

    It's simply stunning with a lot of detail and perfect for a large gathering.

    FGNov 2018

  • "Everyone enjoyed their week here at Newseat - found the accommodation very comfortable and well equipped."

    Lovely to have the woodburner.

    NTSNov 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday!"

    Beautiul house - didn't want to leave. Thanks for letting us rent here - would love to come back. There was lots to do for adults and children and Oscar the dog.

    CollisterNov 2018

  • "Fantastic stay in a beautiful and comfortable house."

    Was a lovely way to celebrate a 40th birthday. Children loved playing hide and seek throughout the house. Loved the scenery and would definitely recommend to amily and friends!

    CoulsonNov 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation, beautiful location, fun had by all."

    Kids loved being able to roam throughout the house as well as the surrounding gardens. Would recommend Newseat to friends and family for future holidays. Thanks for the wine and shortbread - a really lovely touch!

    Mark And YvonneNov 2018

  • "Very nice house in a beautiful location - hope to come back someday!"

    I enjoyed sitting on the window seats looking nout of the window and reading by the fire. Very comfy bed and bean bags!

    MaggieNov 2018

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  • Six bedrooms: 1 x super-king (zip/link, can be twin on request) and additional single bed, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x double with en-suite with shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Solar panel heating with oil central heating and two woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs, iPod dock
  • Fuel, power and starter kit for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, baby bath and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Walled garden with lawn, patio, furniture, playground and bike storage
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 9.9 miles
  • Note: Bring own linen for travel cot
  • Note: The bed in bedroom 1 is a king-size zip-link as standard
  • if you require this to be a twin, please contact us to advise

The property

Huntly 9.8 miles.

A beautiful, renovated farmhouse, Newseat rests in the countryside of Rhynie, near Huntly in Banffshire and is the perfect base for a group or family who are ready to explore the great outdoors and get a taste of the local area.

Surrounded by trees and rolling countryside, this beautiful stone house welcomes you into a fantastic driveway where you will be able to unpack your bags with ease.

Following on from a large entrance hall, discover a sitting room with pretty floral wallpaper and leather sofas add a contemporary feel to the space, whilst guests can recline and plan their day whilst enjoying the warmth of the woodburning stove.

Next, you will find a kitchen with all of the amenities needed for your stay, and a fresh wooden floor links the kitchen to the dining room, where a generous table offers seating for all, noting the lovely window seat with a view across the countryside, reflected in the pale and relaxing green of the walls.

When it comes to sleep, this house offers an abundance of rooms just waiting for you, with two twin rooms, two double rooms with en-suite shower rooms, a ground-floor double with an en-suite shower room and a king-size with an en-suite shower room, all with ample storage and décor that adds a fresh and airy feel to the space.

Outside you will be met with a beautiful garden that offers storage for bikes, a lawn for picnics and a patio with furniture, where you can recline with your favourite beverage in hand as the children make use of the climbing frame available.

In the local area, there are so many activities for you to fill your days with, including local fishing on arrangement, a variety of trails for hiking or cycling including the Malt Whisky trail, where you will be able to sample local whisky at seven working distilleries.

There is also the option to head further afield to Huntly, a local town, where you will find more convenience stores, as well as a variety of ships, pubs and restaurants and from here you will have easy access to historical sites such as Maiden Stone and Huntly Castle, or you can head over to the nearby local outdoor ski centre for a more adrenaline filled activity.

Shrouded in countryside, it is no wonder that Newseat will make a perfect Highland holiday for you and your family and friends.

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00113-F

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

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About the location


Elgin 28 miles; Banff 21 miles.

The pretty town of Huntly is located in Speyside, and is surrounded by rolling Scottish hills and open fields. The town has an interesting history, and the Standing Stones of Strathbogie lie in the centre of Huntly just beside the Brander Museum which is well worth a visit. Of course, the whole area forms part of the famous Whisky Trail and there are seven working distilleries for those interested in sampling a true taste of Scotland! Apart from whisky there are excellent hotels and pubs to appreciate, and Huntly also boasts an 18 hole golf course. A visit to the outdoor centre allows for the opportunity to participate in some roller skiing, or perhaps just enjoying the simple pleasures of cycling and walking in the wonderful Clashindarroch Forest is more your taste. Some 10 miles away is the town of Keith, gateway to the 'Malt Whisky Trail' and home to Scotland's oldest working malt whisky distillery. Keith is a pretty and very typical Scottish town with an excellent selection of shops and dining out opportunities.

Note: The bed in bedroom 1 is a king-size zip-link as standard. if you require this to be a twin, please contact us to advise Note: Bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter