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Dunnottar Woods House

(Ref. 963209)

Stonehaven, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The cottage is beautifully kept and had everything that we needed. Stonehaven is a lovely little town with shops, cafes, a coop supermarket, 2 pharmacies and had enough ice cream and fish and chips to keep everyone happy. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage which is clean, well maintained, comfortable and cosy."

    Lovely woods and town nearby, which is walkable. Also the castle is very close. Thank you for an amazing stay.

    Thank you so much forsaking the time to write a lovely review. I am very pleased to know you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Nov 2023

  • "The downstairs toilet didn't flush properly and the little knobs on the upstairs handbasin tap kept coming undone , so it would be good if these were fixed."

    It would also be good if there were some outdoor furniture or a picnic bench, and a draining rack in the kitchen. Otherwise, the cottage was spacious, well equipped, and very clean and comfortable. It is in a quiet and pretty location. We enjoyed walking through the woods and had a lovely stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Just to confirm the flusher has now been replaced and works perfectly and the knobs on the taps upstairs have been tightened as on seemed to have worked it’s way loose. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed thank you."

    Reviewed by Kerri5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very nice property, off the beaten path but near Stonehaven."

    Cozy and comfortable. We loved the gas fireplace in the lounge!

    Reviewed by Aaron4.4Jan 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Great if you want somewhere quiet. Lovely walk to and from village passing the woods.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Oct 2022

  • "Clean & comfortable."

    We would go back.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2022

  • "My sister and I had a lovely stay at this cottage , it was very comfortable and the area was so quiet."

    We would definitely stay again if we were to visit the area again. On our visit we could not find the owners fact file to explain heating instructions , internet password etc…this did not spoil our visit as we worked things out ourselves but others may have struggled .

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Sep 2022

  • "Excellent location, accommodation, clean, beautiful views and surroundings, really comfortable beds."

    We Will defiantly be back again Thank you

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "The property was very clean and in an excellent location for Stonehaven and Dunnator castle and other National trust for Scotland properties along with Balmoral."

    The property needed in my view to change the mattress on the main bed soon as this is uncomfortable and put out some garden chairs to sit out in the garden.

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. Guests are most welcome to take kitchen chairs onto the patio. I can confirm the bed in the main bedroom has been replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7May 2021

  • "An excellent location."

    Lots of options to walk directly from cottage. Equipped as needed and comfortable. Parking easy. Sykes as always quick and personal response to requests.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2021

  • "A nice cosy base for exploring Aberdeenshire."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2020

  • "Having viewed this cottage on the internet and carefully picking the location in the woods, we had high expectations."

    It was everything we expected in a lovely location in the woods on the outskirts of Stonehaven. The town centre was reasonably close although there was limited eating choices, we would recommend Number 44 and the Royal China. The Ship Inn in the harbour was very noisy and expensive for average food. Excellent access to the main roads (A90 and A92). The residents at number 1 were over protective about the parking spaces and considered them their private property as they have lived there for 20 years.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Aug 2019

  • "The weather (being Scotland) was not good!"

    The cottage was very warm, cosy and well equipped for a very 'chilled out' week as we spent more time indoors rather than outdoors! Very quiet location which suited us. The cottage being situated in the woods with walks from the doorstep when weather allowed, very enjoyable. Within easy reach of the town, good shops and eateries and beach (15 minutes) walk, with historical Scotland, Dunnottar Castle walkable from cottage.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0May 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    It was a perfect location for visiting our family in Aberdeen and such a peaceful and beautiful place to stay. We enjoyed spending time in the wood, spotting fairy doors, and walking down to the beach. We had such a lovely time that we've already booked to come back again in the summer!

    Reviewed by Susie5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely property and very comfortable to stay in."

    I'm pleased I used a Sykes adviser, prior to travelling, as the property is a little hard to find being in the middle of a wood and off an unmarked track (decent tarmac surface though). The adviser gave me very clear directions including a satellite view. The only things missing for us were a welcome pack, a cottage manual with details on local services etc, a visitors book (you can always get good tips from previous visitors) and there was only a very small selection of leaflets on what to do locally.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2018

  • "Cottage was great albeit not within easy walking distance from the town centre"

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Jun 2018

  • "This cottage is set in a spectacular wooded area."

    It had all amenities you could wish for and was a very short drive into Stonehaven. Lots of interest in the surrounding area including many charming coastal villages. Also good for bird-watching. Would recommend this either for couples or a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Nanette5.0May 2018

  • "This cottage is in the most idyllic location."

    Very quiet, but very central to go to lots of places with 3 primary aged children. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Feb 2018

  • "Picked this spot to enable us to revisit places we had gone to many years back and some which had not been there before,like the Lewis Grassic Gibbon centre."

    We had good weather which was a boon.

    Reviewed by Mary4.6Oct 2017

  • "Stonehaven is my home town, I grew up there."

    Sharon the owner makes for a good host, she values feedback and we found her very helpful. Beautiful cottage within former Steading quadrangle, surrounded on all sides by wide lawn perimeter then mixed woodland. Property well located for A90 access. Stonehaven itself is close by and affords a wide range of amenities including a Sea water outdoor swimming pool (Summer) the town also boasts a stunning natural harbour with two very good pubs both of which offer carefully and attractively presented meals, both also offer Real Ales. If you wish to relax and enjoy a few drinks with your meal then the local Taxi service is both efficient and friendly fare circa £5.60 each way. You may wish to visit the Internationally renowned and multi award winning Fish & Chip shop called "The Bay" which is owned by someone I have known since I was a boy, the Owner Calum is IMO a credit to Stonehaven and I am proud to call him my friend. Additionally an excellent Indian restaurant (near the town Square) Cafe's and further takeaways. For grocery shopping there is a good sized and well stocked Co-Op in town, a large Asda in Portlethen and a Sainsbury's and a further Asda at the Bridge of Dee in Aberdeen. All easily accessible. Banchory on Royal Deeside is approximately 30 minutes drive away and close by this you'll find Crathes Castle both well worth a visit. My home town would be a great place to base your holiday in North East Scotland and this lovely cottage will comfortably accommodate a family of five or five adults.

    Reviewed by James4.6Sep 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double
  • 1 x three singles
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan kitchen and dining area
  • Sitting room with gas woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with gas woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking is located at the front of the property on a private drive way
  • Lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.6 miles. This property is pet free from the 8th July however there is one more booking in April 2021 that has a pet.

The property

This idyllic cottage is tucked away in a traditional stone former steading, set in old established woods with well maintained trails, on the edge of the town of Stonehaven.

The quiet location is perfect for families or a group of friends to escape from their everyday routine.

Step into the well equipped kitchen and you will also find a table and chairs which makes it an ideal place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or an evening dinner.

Moving round, a sitting room features a welcoming gas woodburning stove, comfortable seating and patio doors which open out to the courtyard.

A ground floor basin and WC lies just before the stairs.

Wander up to the next floor, and there is a comfortable, bright, spacious double bedroom with extensive views through the front window and courtyard views at rear window.

To the other side, another room holds three single beds, enhanced by natural lighting.

Lastly, a family bathroom is a signature part of this layout, containing a comfortable bath and a separate shower to meet your needs.

After relaxing inside, why not step into the gardens when the sun is shining and make the most of your surroundings.

You will be spoiled for choice during your stay, with the city of Aberdeen accessible from Stonehaven by train, bus or car and whiskey trails nearby.

Travel to the famous Dunnottar Castle on the land train tour from Stonehaven's Market Square, or spend a day exploring the museums including infamous Peterhead Prison Museum.

For those who love the outdoors, mountains, hills, Lochs and Glens with all levels of walking and hiking, bird watching, National Parks, Royal Deeside, berry farms, beautiful beaches and dolphin watching trips are in the surrounding area.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Aberdeen 15 miles.

Formerly the county town of Kincardineshire, Stonehaven is a resort town, set in a sheltered position where the Carron Water and the Cowie Water empty into the North Sea. This attractive seaside resort, with heated open-air Olympic size swimming pool and 18 hole golf course, has a picturesque and sheltered harbour, busy with sailing yachts. The Tolbooth Museum is a notable building situated on the quayside, and the great fortress of Dunnottar Castle (whose origins date from the 11th Century) is situated on the sheer 160 foot cliff tops to the south of the town. Close at hand, Fowlsheugh RSPB Seabird Colony is home to the largest seabird colony in mainland Britain, and is well worth a visit. Stonehaven also boasts a fine selection of shops, hotels and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering great opportunities to hike, cycle, walk, ride or even ski! With the amenities of Aberdeen within an easy drive, this is a great location for exploring all that this lovely part of Scotland has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas