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A word of advice: if you like Lorne sausage, go to Browns' butchers in Turriff - world class! Reviewed by Tim5.0★Aug 2023 "At the time of writing I can confirm and dispute some of the previous reviews." I had mixed feelings about what to expect after reading the photos are inaccurate, the property is tired, the place needs a deep clean, a cupboard door is missing in the kitchen, there are no cleaning things, pegs to hang laundry, oven gloves, the lights trip out, the internet doesn’t work etc etc. I literally turned up prepared with a bag full of stuff and relatively low expectations. I could have saved myself the trouble because clearly the owners had listened to a lot of the feedback. Logs were stacked by the door with matches and fire lighters provided, there was a vacuum cleaner, dish washing capsules, soap capsules for the washing machine, pegs to hang clothes, fairy liquid in the kitchen along with a dish cloth, sponge, tea towel, oven mitts, kitchen towel and a fully equipped kitchen, no kitchen door missing. There was an ironing board, iron and travel hairdryer in the bedroom and hand soap, toilet paper in the bathroom. The place was easy to find and proved to be a great base for exploring the Moray coastline or venturing a bit further for a day out in Aberdeen/ Peterhead/Elgin. Shopping for supplies at the local Tesco’s ( open until 11pm every day day except Sunday when it closes at 8pm) was super easy and only a short drive away. I booked at very short notice and the owner Jamie was very accommodating in allowing me to have 2 larger dogs at the property (for a small additional fee) when one is the usual policy. Arriving at the property I see why it doesn’t make a good impression. The first thing I saw looking for the key was an ugly green curtain hanging on a string at the front door and walking immediately into the Orangery it has to be said it’s not the same as the advertising photos. However there’s this wonderful warm feeling that immediately envelops you and you instantly know you’re going to love spending time in this place. The cottage in my opinion was clean where it needed to be. The kitchen was spotless as was the bathroom, bedroom. It’s easy to forget that these properties are rented back to back with only a few hours in between to prepare. If the skirting /floor boards are dusty, there’s a stain on the wall,the odd cobweb, leaves floating around I’m certainly not going to loose any sleep or let it effect my stay. The one issue we did have was we struggled at times with the internet ( to be expected considering the location) it could be very slow and we found it did work better in some places than others. We also noticed neither of our mobiles had network coverage in the cottage. Overall I can say we had a wonderful week staying here. It ticked so many boxes I could happily have stayed longer and if I was to return to the area I wouldn’t hesitate to stay again. Jamie and his Mum are the best kind of hosts. They are there when needed but otherwise respect you’re on holiday and leave you to it Reviewed by Julia3.8★Jul 2023 "This is a little gem!" The cottage is gods, but it is the orangery that makes the place. Great place to hang out in and just chill! The property has everything you need for self catering. The bath tub is the icing on the cake, but it took us three hours to heat, so start on time if you’re going to use it. The only negative things are that the cleaning could have been more thorough and they where some lightbulbs out in the bathroom, which made it a bit dark. Reviewed by Viktor4.4★Jul 2023 "The property was well maintained and very clean our only need was for my wife to have a mirror in the bedroom." Most enjoyable stay. Reviewed by Dennis4.7★Jul 2023 "If you are after peace and tranquility you will find it here." The Orangery is a well equipped cottage that caters for all your needs. It is a fantastic base to explore the surrounding area. It promotes a very relaxing holiday. It is in a rural area but is close enough to local communities that we had fun exploring when out and about. We didn’t need to contact Jamie but when he and his partner visited to ensure we had everything we needed they were very welcoming and friendly. Definitely recommend Thank you for a fab time Lesley Reviewed by Lesley5.0★Jul 2023 "Electric tripped out several times,heating never worked,several lights out,very small sofa in living room,spent most of time in orangery as more comfort,lock on sliding door from orangery to appartment did not work." We are very disappointed to see you did not enjoy your stay at the Orangery. Unfortunately there was a lightning strike nearby, effecting the power. We did discuss the electrical issue over the phone, and we were under the impression you were comfortable without the heating. Due to the high temperatures we did not think the heating would be an issue, being the hight of summer and with previous guests commenting on how the heat from the Orangery gives the rest of property a very comfortable temperature. We have never had any negative comments regarding the sofa and most of our guests enjoy the cosy feel of the property. As for the sliding door, there are two external doors from the Orangery that lock, which makes the property very safe and secure. Property Owner Reviewed by Colin2.2★Jul 2023 "We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and would love to return." The area is rural which we love yet accessible to other amenities with a short drive. Jamie and Mimi were there if you needed anything. We wanted to unwind and relax and this holiday home certainly fulfilled our needs. Thanks once again. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we'll see you again. Property Owner Reviewed by Morag4.4★Jun 2023 "Perfect, peace, tranquillity and nature!" We absolutely loved our stay at the Orangery, it was simply perfect, from the comfortable living room, with smart TV, to the fabulous bedroom (with a wonderfully comfortable bed) and double doors looking out to the woods, to the fully equipped kitchen (literally everything you need to cook or even bake is there!), but my favourite room to relax in was the Orangery (lovely and warm with amazing views outside and fabulous light, a real little sun trap) We generally spent most of our time in there (apart from the time we spent in the brilliant wood-fired hot-tub). The icing on the cake was listening to the birds singing in the evening and a rare spotting of the elusive Pine Maten. Absolutely fantastic, can't rate the Orangery highly enough! Five star plus!!!!!!! Jamie was the perfect host and the welcome treats were devoured almost immediately. Really can't wait to return to the Orangery! Thank you Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again. Property Owner Reviewed by Maria5.0★May 2023 "The best vacation ever." Jimmy and the others are very friendly, helpful and are involved so that you have a nice stay. The place is simply magical and it is close to many attractions: beach, mountains and towns and landscapes taken from fairy tales. 100% recommended. Reviewed by Yaritza5.0★May 2023 "Disappointing to read the other comments and note that still many of the same issues with the cottage." Dishwasher left big puddle on the floor, kitchen cupboard door missing, no kindling for the fire, light above mirror in bathroom (only mirror) not working. Place generally a bit tired and could do with some tlc. It’s a lovely quiet spot and you definitely feel away from it all. Reviewed by Jennifer2.8★Apr 2023 "We had a lovely stay and were very lucky with the weather so we weren’t in the property all day." Few things to note for improvements: 1. Missing kitchen cupboard door was unsightly 2. Cob webs throughout the property and poor cleaning- plaster wrapper was in the living room when we arrived 3. Lack of utensils for self catering- I.e pepper, oven mitts (we bought and left a salt and pepper grinder and sea salt) 4. No clothes pegs so couldn’t hang washing outside 5. The dishwasher leaked and had a puddle every morning in the kitchen floor, we never used the dishwasher once because of this but it was still happening 6. No cleaning products or instructions for the hot tub, if we had this we would have used it more as it got a bit dirty after each use 7. Only seating outside was 2 fairly rickety upright chairs, if there were lounge chairs it would be better as it was lovely weather when we stayed 8. Bathroom could use a good deep clean- grout in tiles was very dirty 9. We had a power cut when we were there and the instructions must have been for the fuse box in the main part of the house and not the Orangery, if this could be updated that would be a big help. Luckily power came back when we were looking for a solution but we didn’t have phone signal to call for assistance when the power went out Reviewed by Melanie3.1★Apr 2023 "Stunning place, ideally located for access to the great walks in the area." The owner responded quickly to any issues we raised (no freeview and dishwasher not working). Property had everything we needed. Great place for a relaxing holiday away from it all. Reviewed by Jane3.8★Mar 2023 "I really enjoyed my stay, the building has real character and soul and I loved the outside for dog walks, I think my dog enjoyed the stay even more than me!" Very comfortable bed, this really is important for me as I have a joint condition. I liked the kitchen and spent a lot of time there, the high ceilings in there with those upper windows are beautiful. I would return again, this place ticked a lot of boxes for me. Thanks to the owner for the welcome pack. Reviewed by Deborah5.0★Feb 2023 "It was just very beautiful and cosy." Romantik and very nice. So good to make fire and enjoy the warmness. Reviewed by Antonius3.8★Feb 2023 "Another great week at The Orangery." We love the hot tub, a real treat at the end of an outdoorsy day. We explored the coast again and did some cycling from the door. Cycled to Delgatie Castle, should have set off a bit later as we were too early for their wonderful Cullen Skink. Jamie called round on our first night to check all was ok and invited us to Shepherd's Loch's Open Day. We used our National Trust membership to visit Fyvie Castle, and whilst the guided tour was geared up to those with an interest in the paranormal there was lots else to interest us and a good café. We explored the grounds, saw red squirrels and an enormous flock of pink footed geese. We love this cottage and the surrounding area and feel sure we'll be back again Reviewed by Val5.0★Oct 2022 "I would recommend this property to everyone , the photos don't do it any justice , it was certainly our type of stay." We lived in the Orangery , lighting the log burner for the whole week. Kitchen well equipped, bed comfy , easy to find we drove from Dorset. Lovely area and great hosts We never used the hot tub but our choice nothing wrong with it. Quirky , warm and comfortable - thank you. Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0★Sep 2022 "Really enjoyed our time away, very relaxing & comfortable" Reviewed by David5.0★Sep 2022 "Feel like the cottages was tired and needed up dating , also missing a few basic essentials which would improve guests stay at the cottage , The cottage needs to be cleaner ( windows, floors , stains on carpet etc!" ) There are no cleaning products provided and with the cottage been a dog friendly one it could really do with a hoover left at the cottage . The photo on your site are well out of date as quite over grown outside so need up dating . We spoke to Jaime the owner about a few of these things , Reviewed by Lesley1.9★Sep 2022 "We loved The Orangery!" Quirky, comfortable and in a very quiet setting but within easy reach of Turriff for supplies. Yes-TV reception was sometimes a touch unreliable but that didn't bother us! (Would have loved to have seen the twinkly lights working in the orangery itself -maybe next time! Reviewed by Sarah3.8★Aug 2022 "The photos on your site the Oranery is nothing like the photos on your site we did enjoy our time away but the cleanliness was not that good had to clean thr kitchen before I could cook anything." Reviewed by Sylvia1.9★Jul 2022 "Nice owner, but more of a man of the big picture than of the details." For example on arrival, the lighting above the mirror was broken, the sink clogged and the kindling for the wood stove was missing. All electric equipment is present and it functions well. On the other hand, the chairs in the conservatory and the garden furniture in particular, need to be replaced. And what may be positive in autumn and winter, is a clear negative point in summer: the conservatory gets hot after some time in the sun and is then difficult to ventilate. Finally, it is positive that there is now well-functioning WiFi (not listed on Sykes Holiday Cottages-site). Reviewed by Erik4.1★Jun 2022 "Great accommodation and lovely owners who couldn't do enough to ensure we got the best from our stay." peaceful and quirky could of been 100miles from anywhere but wasn't as local town provided everything we needed and location is a great base to discover Aberdeenshire. Reviewed by Deborah5.0★Jun 2022 "Not up to Sykes Standards, as we have previous cottages." Reviewed by Sandra2.8★Apr 2022 "Great place very relaxing" Reviewed by Andy4.1★Apr 2022 "We loved The Orangery!" Jamie was very helpful! Perfect for a relaxing week away. Hope to return sometime soon. Reviewed by Tracy5.0★Mar 2022 "Loved our stay here." On the owners advice we went to the northern coast which was stunning. If you are looking for somewhere to kick back, relax and get away from the rat race, this is ideal. Loads of countryside to walk around by the cottage itself and surrounding area. The dog had an absolute ball. Could have done with additional seating in the lounge but other than that, the facilities were spot on. Had everything we needed. Look forward to visiting again later in the year for sure. Reviewed by Nicola4.7★Jan 2022 "We had a lovely stay over Christmas at The Orangery." We had everything we needed. Jamie was very welcoming and popped by a couple of times to make sure all was OK. We didn't get around to visiting his farm so will look forward to that next time. We really loved the conservatory space. It was beautifully lit with lots of twinkle lights and was nice to sit at the wood burner in the evening while our dog ran about with his toys. The eco hot tub was fantastic, we were in it most nights. It took a few hours to heat up, but well worth your patience, just keep stoking it up as it burns through the wood pretty quickly. We found using smaller logs produced more flame which heated up the water quicker. We felt the living area would benefit from adding an armchair. There are lots of walks around the area, the forest walks were amazing and our dog had a great time investigating every inch along the way. All in all we loved our stay and will definitely be coming back. Reviewed by Gwen4.7★Dec 2021 "Lovely place, really pretty, Jamie was super helpful and easy to get hold of." Reviewed by Shannon4.7★Nov 2021 "The property is charming." Very French in style. Solid wood doors and thick walls. We didn't get to meet the owner Jamie but a quick call to him regarding logs and bedroom curtains was soon solved. Logs delivered so we could light the wood burner in the orangery and new bedroom curtains installed which changed the whole room from looking unkempt to plush. There was no armchair in the lounge and the settee was quite small. We brought one of the chairs in from the orangery which helped but neither were very comfortable. The bed was huge and so comfortable I had the best night's sleep ever. We didn't use the hot tub as we had read how long it takes to heat up and the weather was cold and wet but the bath in the bathroom was huge and lots of hot water. We would have liked more cleaning equipment a soft brush to sweep the orangery as grapes and leaves kept falling down. There was a large outside sweeping brush but it was too course for inside. There was no vacuum cleaner. Our dog doesn't she'd but I can imagine if you had a dog that did you would not be able to clean the hairs up. Overall we got to love the cottage and in better weather would love to visit again. The scenery and night sky was amazing. It is a bit remote but that gave it it's charm. Reviewed by Nuala3.8★Oct 2021 "Just returned from a fabulous week at The Orangery after booking it over 12 months ago as our 'light at the end of the tunnel' - we were not disappointed!" The accommodation is as shown in the photos, it has a homely feel and we appreciated our welcome pack of wine and shortbread. Jamie called first evening to check all was well and gave tips on running the hot tub stove - the secret is to really fill the firebox, it seems to burn from the back so use the poker to push the wood back each time you refill. Managed to get upto temperature in 2hrs, sometimes needing to top up with cold water. We were able to watch bats and saw shooting stars on the clearer evenings though it's still just as relaxing in wind and rain :) The Orangery location is a good base for exploring, we particularly liked Delgatie Castle and it's tea room and woodland walks as well as Cullen. Would love to come back. Reviewed by Val5.0★Oct 2021 "Lovely quirky cottage with all the amenities you need." The orangery was absolutely lovely with the gorgeous lights, open fire and grapes... The kitchen was well equipped and the owner helped with a dodgy door. The outside space was lovely and the dog loved the enclosed garden. Great having WIFI as was able to keep family updated on our holiday and for them to know we arrived safely as our journey was very long and arrived late at night. Hot water and heating always available. Bath was big enough to drown in!.. I'm quite short! The shower wasn't very powerful but there was always plenty hot water. Bed very comfy, maybe too comfy some days... French doors in the bedroom opened on to the secluded little area with the hot tub, we didn't try that on this stay. Very happy with our stay and we would definitely book again were we in that area again. Reviewed by Sally5.0★Oct 2021 "Thank you so much for a delightful stay!" It was so nice to feel at home so far away from the United States! It was a pleasure meeting the owners and getting a tour of their farm. I was so thrilled to be invited into their home to print off documents that I needed to return to the states after my stay. It so nice to be treated so kindly! If I return to Scotland, I will definitely be returning to The Orangery. Thank you again for everything. I am still working on my accent. :) It may be a work in progress for a while. Hope to come back soon! Reviewed by Jessica4.7★Oct 2021 "Although very cosy, quiet and relaxing it could be much better." hotos on site out of date. Cottage needs a serious overhaul in decoration, deep clean and repairs. Hardly any visitor information and out of date RA and fire equipment. Nothing to clean up with. Hot tub takes nearly 3 hrs to heat. Reviewed by Shirley2.5★Sep 2021 "The Orangery is a fantastic place to stay and is an idea base for the surrounding area." We will return to the Orangery in the future Reviewed by Bernie5.0★Aug 2021 "We visited The Orangery as part of our honeymoon celebrations." We had read lots of the reviews and were looking forward to our stay. What can I say - wow. The photos don't do the property justice. It was quirky and rustic and a wonderful place to stay with all facilities you could need. We enjoyed the hot tub - the hubby sorted that out and whilst it did take time to warm up, once ready, it was lovely. We enjoyed time playing board games in the orangery part of the property and it was a great place to get our washing dried - we made a make-shift washing line and clothes were dry within the day. Jamie, the owner, was really friendly and helpful. Came to check we were managing okay and his son took a shine to our dog, Lucy. We ordered an Asda grocery delivery for the day of arrival and this turned up no problem. We also ordered a couple of board games from Amazon and these were delivered. There is a small Tesco supermarket in Turriff where we picked up extra bits of shopping. Whilst staying here we visited Delgatie Castle, Gardenstown, Bullers of Buchan and Aden Country Park. All lovely places for walking with our dog. Would love to visit again some time in the future. Absolutely loved it. Reviewed by Jane5.0★Aug 2021 "The Orangery is a beautiful, querky little haven." It has been made with so much love. It was a joy and a privilege to be there. The coast line is genuinely awesome and a bird watching paradise. Reviewed by Georgina4.1★Jul 2021 "Serene and peaceful Jamie is a great host" Reviewed by Garry5.0★Jul 2021 "Lovely location and accommodation, perfect for exploring the Moray coast." Reviewed by Mark4.7★Jul 2021 "We spent a week at The Orangery it's a good location for exploring the beaches and coastline, However the cottage was dirty and not as described on Sykes website I did speak to the owner's colleague regarding this she seemed surprised and said they thin on ground but surely it was shut during lockdown which would have given time to do the issues Its very tired needs an update, new kitchen equipment and a good clean the deep clean for Covid was not existent, the shower screen had the seal missing so water poured on the floor which was dangerous very slippy, we didn't use the hot tub as it takes around 3 hours to warm up and the wood is £5 a bag so quite costly on top of your holiday, the locks on the doors are faulty, it just generally needs some money spending on it, I'm sure people will still book it as its quirky but I wouldn't return, I did leave feedback in the visitors but I doubt anything will be acted upon while the money is coming in." Reviewed by Kara2.8★Jun 2021 "It was a lovely place to stay." Everything we needed. Only thing I would say hot tub took to long to heat up and wasn't as hot as would of liked. Other than that amazing. Thank you. Dog loved it. So relaxing. Reviewed by Jackie4.7★Jun 2021 "Holiday was fantastic." Jamie the owner was on hand if needed and very helpful. Hot tub was great once you get the hang of the wood burner. Would highly recommend a visit and will definitely return Reviewed by Joan5.0★May 2021 "The standard of the cottage." The extra touches that the owner has added. Lovel tranquil spot .Full of character. Definitely recommend Reviewed by Jennifer5.0★May 2021 "We have recently returned from a week stay at The Orangery which is in a beautiful secluded and peaceful setting." We had a very enjoyable week, exploring the surrounding area, finding lots of gorgeous beaches, coves and villages. We arrived on Saturday, after a 9 hour journey, to find there was no heating and the TV and wifi were not working. Jamie and his team acted promptly to attempt to resolve the problems, restoring the heating later that evening. The TV was replaced with a new one the following day and the Wifi was up and running by Tuesday evening. Overall cleanliness of The Orangery was good, however, the curtains in the bedroom were very badly stained and there were obvious signs of wear and tear, such as broken door handle on sliding door, the foot pedal on the bin was broken, there was chipped crockery and glassware, and obvious signs of paint work requiring attention. Comfort was good overall, the bed was extremely comfortable and we both slept very well all week. Our stay overall was very enjoyable, we just felt that attention to detail was somewhat lacking, considering the four star (tick) rating. Reviewed by David3.1★May 2021 "Our weekend away was lovely, very quaint and comfortable cottage in lovely surroundings." The host Jamie was so friendly and helpful and the hot tub was so relaxing once we got it going! Would definitely go back again! Reviewed by Wendy4.7★Dec 2020 "The accommodation was lovely, The orangery part was past its best with bunches of grapes and leaves falling all around." We had a visit from a little mouse who enjoyed the falling grapes. The hot tub was log fired and took over four hours to get up to low temperature , but was very enjoyable. Overall the break away was good. Reviewed by William4.4★Nov 2020 "The cottage was absolutely fabulous lovely all round" Reviewed by Jackie5.0★Nov 2020 "The Orangery is a fabulous cosy cottage in a beautiful location." It was spotlessly clean and a warm and comfortable place to stay for a week in Aberdeenshire. Jamie is lovely and he couldn’t do enough to ensure our stay was fabulous. There was a bottle of wine and chocolates upon our arrival which is a really nice gesture. The grapes growing in the Orangery are delicious and the plants add to the character of the room along with the wood burner. We would certainly recommend the Orangery and Aberdeenshire is a truly amazing part of Scotland. The coastline/beaches are breathtaking and there are lots of woodland to explore, our dog enjoyed himself very much. The property is a credit to Jamie and we will definitely be revisiting. Elaine and Steve Edwinstowe Nottinghamshire Reviewed by Elaine5.0★Sep 2020 "We went on our second holiday in the Orangery a couple of weeks ago." It really is a beautiful little cottage with lots of character and features. Jamie recognised us from last year on arrival and showed us changes within the property - along with the abundance of grapes growing in the Orangery garden room! There were lovely little touches like the wine, chocolate and flowers left for us and the tealights on the old stone wall. Everything was very clean and tidy inside and out when we arrived, exactly as we remembered it last time. We discovered so many lovely walks, castle ruins and areas for mountain biking but there is so much to do we'll have to go back again to discover it all! We are more than happy to book the orangery again for our next holiday in 2021. Thank you once again Jamie for a lovely stay. Reviewed by Jennifer5.0★Aug 2020 "Quirky cottage in a beautiful setting with the added benefit of a hot tub." Ideal location for exploring Aberdeenshire and its fantastic coastline. Reviewed by Alan5.0★Jul 2020 "I was gutted having booked the week when the Scottish lock down was enforced." I could have stayed here for more than a week very easily. The cottage was very clean and had everything that was needed. So sorry I never managed to use the hot tub, but I just felt Covid19 looming over me.... will definitely rebook once the world has found a vaccine. James, the owner was very friendly while affording the privacy needed. Reviewed by Sabine5.0★Mar 2020 "Turned up everything in place clean though out." One phone call neaded to Jamie or owner for help with hot tup sorted out straight away with now problem.fantastic braek Thank you all. Reviewed by Derek5.0★Feb 2020 "The Orangery was fantastic!" One of the best experiences I've had for a short break. The cottage was excellent, cosy, comfortable, clean and well equipped and the hot tub was great fun and easy to use. Jamie was a fantastic host and had the fires lit for us arriving. Would definitely recommend and will be back to stay at the Orangery again. Reviewed by Boyan5.0★Feb 2020 "We really enjoyed our week at The Orangery!" Jamie is an excellent host and the cottage itself was lovely and homely - we were gifted a bottle of wine, eggs and bread which was a lovely touch. He provided us with wood and was on hand if we needed anything. The cottage *does* have WiFi and the internet connection was really reliable. TV signal was hit and miss during storm Ciara, but we rarely watch it anyway. Great heating system! Plenty of bath and beach towels provided, so you don’t need to bring any. Loads of books, jigsaws and puzzles to occupy you if you forget anything! The bed was really comfy and the wood burning hot tub was amazing! As others have mentioned, it takes a couple of hours to heat up, which wasn’t a problem for us at all: leisurely supper, game of Scrabble, music, then into the hot tub to see the stars - bliss! Thanks again for your hospitality Jamie. Reviewed by Nicole5.0★Feb 2020 "My partner and I stayed here for 3 lovely night!" The place is just lovely! Cozy cottage but also has an outside in area with a log burner which was just lovely! It had everything you needed and Jamie the host was just awesome! He left us some welcome gifts as we didn’t arrive until later that night. Fresh flowers, music playing, hot tub ready! Could not have asked for a better welcome! The wood burner hot tub was Fab! We were in 2 minds about it at first but if you know how to get a fire going you will have no issues and in 2 hours the hot tub was toasty and ready to use! It was perfect and so relaxing! Thought we would miss the bubbles but we didn’t! Sitting in the hot tub in the cold January weather with a glass of wine was bliss! Jamie also popped over just to make sure we were managing with the hot tub and that all was ok! He is a lovely man that works very hard! He took us on a tour of his farm and upcoming projects! We loved this. He is very passionate! We also visited Pennan and found a few hidden Gems in the surrounding area! Beautiful peaceful place and it was just what we needed! We will defo be returning in the future! Reviewed by Lynsey5.0★Jan 2020 "My husband and I had a wonderful 5 nights at The Orangery near Turriff." We arrived to a really thoughtful basket of essentials (bread, eggs, milk etc.) and the cottage was lovely and warm and clean. Jamie, the owner, was really friendly and we can't thank him enough for his hospitality. He was on hand to answer any questions we had and made really good recommendations of places to eat and visit. The Orangery is in such a peaceful and beautiful setting, and I would be happy to recommend it to anyone who is looking for a relaxing break in Scotland. Reviewed by Morgan4.4★Jan 2020 "A huge thank you to Jamie for giving us a much needed getaway at the Orangery." The cottage is wonderfully cosy, and set in such an idyllic location that gives you the feeling of seclusion yet only a 5 minute drive from all the amenities in Turriff. The wood-fired hot tub was particularly lovely on a crisp, clear evening! To top it all off, Jamie invited us to his farm to see the awesome projects he has on the go, and even arranged a guided tour of the nearby Craigston Castle. We will definitely be returning! Reviewed by Portia5.0★Dec 2019 "The hot tub and the fresh wood delivered to the door" Reviewed by Jane5.0★Nov 2019 "Was a great break and would defo go back but wouldn’t go back to the orangery ..." Was a great break and would defo go back but wouldn’t go back to the orangery as the hot tub didn’t work no matter how hot we got that fire but we did get full use of other hot tub so will defo book mill town 2 bed apt for next year Reviewed by Lynne3.8★Nov 2019 "Absolutely gorgeous little cottage." The pictures don't do it justice. It's homely, unique, the orangery is absolutely stunning, both in the morning for breakfast, and softly lit at night with the fire on - very cosy. Jamie, as everyone else has mentioned, goes out of his way to make your stay enjoyable. All in all, we'll definitely be back. Reviewed by Nicky5.0★Sep 2019 "The cottage is very peaceful and quiet." All you require for a relaxing break Jamie, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. My wife and I had a great time there, in the hot tub, And visiting the local area. Portsoy is a must. I would recommend the Orangery very highly. Intend to return next year. Reviewed by Robin And5.0★Aug 2019 "Excellent location, and gorgeous unspoilt scenery." The orangery is perfect to get away from hectic lives and unwind in perfect surroundings. A truly unique place to stay. Reviewed by Michelle4.4★Jul 2019 "Perfect setting,the Orangery and cottage were superb!" ! Very well equipped everything you needed was at hand from cleaning products to shampoo and conditioner. The hot tub and barbecue were used regularly and plenty areas to sit,eat and enjoy the views. The owner Jamie is the kindest most hospitable man you could ever hope to meet and does everything he can to make sure you enjoy your holiday. It was a magical week and would highly recommend this place for a peaceful relaxing break!!! Will definitely go back as we had the best holiday ever ,so much to do and the area is beautiful and spotlessly clean. Reviewed by John5.0★Jul 2019 "We really liked the cottage, both for it's location and because it satisfied all our requirements and was very comfortable." The unusual layout with the entrance through the Orangery added to the experience..The cottage was very clean and well set up. We really appreciated the milk in the fridge and the french baton and fruit that awaited us on arrival. Most of all we appreciated Jamie's friendly welcome, help and advice on the area. Reviewed by George5.0★Jun 2019 "Absolutely stunning cottage, Orangery was brill, we sat in it every night in front of the log burner after enjoying the hot tub, walks nearby are really good and perfect for wildlife spotting." Jamie who owns the cottage is super friendly and couldn't do enough for us offering advice on where to visit and eat. Perfect for a quiet get away for two and your dog Reviewed by Carl5.0★Jun 2019 "First of all we would like to thank Jamie for being the perfect host, nothing was too much trouble for him, such a friendly down to earth guy." We arrived pretty late on our first evening and the welcome pack was gratefully received and the fresh flowers too. The cottage is absolutely stunning and has lots of quirkiness about it. It is very warm and in our opinion very well equipped. The orangery is fabulous, especially if the weather is having an off day as you still get the feeling of the outdoors but with the benefit of a log fire if needed. Now the hot tube is a perfect bonus, it might take a little time to get the water to temp but we quickly learnt how to plan our day to ensure that we made full use of it and lots of fun was to be had chopping up the logs and setting the fire. There are miles and miles of walks to be found and right outside the door is a woodland walk perfect for a stroll with the dog after tea. Reviewed by Keith5.0★May 2019 "It seems to be a much forgotten part of Scotland, but is a must visit, and there is plenty to see and do." We had a stay at the Orangery while doing the NC500 touring route, with a detour, and it was well worth doing so. We were delighted with both the stay and the host Jamie, who was warm, welcoming and helpful. The photos and description are perfect, and it is a quite unique place to stay. It was well equipped and homely, with nice touches such as the food and wine awaiting us, and the use of the wood-fired hot tub. The neighbouring woods were full of wildlife, with sightings of deer and buzzards on every walk through it. It was all superb, and we would like to thank Jamie for happy memories of a wonderful stay. Being able to bring our dog along was essential, and he enjoyed the woodland walks too. Reviewed by Stephen5.0★May 2019 "We already had high expectations because of the pictures and reviews, however the orangery was even better than we’d imagined!" It’s such a beautiful place, surrounded by beautiful places to explore. It has the coast and countryside close by and just being in the cottage if the weather is bad is wonderful. James was a lovely host, he had fired up the log burners for us when we arrived and the map he’s drawn that’s in the cottage is so helpful and was on hand if we need help with anything or any information. We’re already planning to go back with family next summer. Reviewed by Samantha5.0★Apr 2019 "Exceptional- Wonderfully rustic." What a welcome- On arriving the fire had been lit, the flowers had been freshly cut, we had a lovely surprise of a bottle of wine and other fabulous food items, music on in the background and from the moment we arrived we truly did not want to leave. We can not decipher whom we are in love with more, Jamie’s Mum, Cuckoo or the man himself Jamie. When leaving here after a week we were due to continue for a few more days on to the borders-however because we knew nothing would compare we went home and started planning for our return. This property does have a wood burner hot tub which due to poor health was unable to use-however even this was fired up and ready to go- phone Jamie first if you have accessibility questions or maybe an arrival time if you wish your tub to be just the right temperature. Thank You Jamie Reviewed by David5.0★Apr 2019 "We had a fantastic week at the Orangery." Jamie, the host, could not have done more to make us feel welcome and share all the great things to experience in Aberdeenshire, including providing a personalised map of the area. The cottage had everything needed for a short break, was ideally located to travel around the area and Jamie bent over backwards to accommodate us, including light our fires for our return. Thank you for a relaxing, enjoyable week. Reviewed by Kevin5.0★Apr 2019 "The Orangery is absolutely gorgeous, with its rustic and quirky decor." Everything from the cottage itself to the location is spectacular (close to Turriff and a short distance from the coastal towns). The host, Jamie, was so friendly and most accommodating. He went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. We would highly recommend The Orangery to everyone. Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0★Apr 2019 "The cottage was exactly what me and my girlfriend were looking for, The owner Jamie went above and beyond to make our stay fantastic." Reviewed by Norrie5.0★Mar 2019 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all Summary All ground floor One bedroom: 1 x king-size Bathroom with bath and shower over, supply of hot water plentiful for showers, limited for baths; basin and WC Kitchen/diner Sitting room. Eco biomass heating, woodburning stove Electric oven and ceramic hob, kettle, fridge, dishwasher, freezer, washing machine TV with freeview Fuel and power inc. in rent Starter bag of fire wood provided, £5 charge per bag thereafter Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off-road parking for two cars Enclosed decking area with furniture and wood fuelled hot tub One well-behaved pet welcome Sorry no smoking Shop 5.2 miles and pub 5.4 miles Note: Though all rooms are on the ground floor, there is one step up to the bathroom Note: Check in is after 4pm The property The Orangery is a romantic property located on the outskirts of Turriff, Scotland, in the heart of the countryside. Set in a courtyard, with other properties - this dwelling offers unique accommodation for couples. An orangery sits at the front of the property, with a vaulted ceiling, large glass windows and a decking-style floor. It is home to a cosy woodburning stove and a range of seating, including a delightful dining area where you can enjoy a romantic meal together of an evening. The main house offers an open-plan kitchen and breakfast bar area, with plenty of modern appliances on-hand. The sitting room has a sofa and armchair, and a wall-mounted TV - where you can relax and unwind of an evening with your favourite TV shows. With all rooms being on the ground floor, guests have easy access to a family bathroom, with a bath and shower over. The property boasts a large king-size bedroom with a lovely feature stone wall, and has French doors leading out to a decking area and has a table and chairs provided, as well as a large Lazy Spa Hot Tub which takes 2-3 hours to get to temperature. Take a relaxing soak of an evening to get rid of those tired muscles. There is off-road parking available for two cars. Turriff is within driving distance of many tourist attractions including Delgatie Castle, which dates back to 1030 AD. Most of what remains was updated in the 16th-century, with an additional chapel added in 1743 - showcasing a piece of local history and wonderful architectural sites. The Orangery is the perfect property for a peaceful and tranquil holiday. EPC Rating: Band C Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00145-F View on map About the location TURRIFF Aberdeen 34 miles. Turriff is a busy and popular town and the main shopping centre for the surrounding farmlands. Set in the heart of Aberdeenshire, the town has excellent shopping and leisure facilities and a very good selection of restaurants offering both Scottish fare and international cuisine. The town is situated on a bend of the River Deveron and is surrounded by castles and woodlands. For golfers there is a good choice of clubs in the area, with the Fyvie Golf Club enjoying stunning views over the north east countryside. Nearby Bennachie is a distinctive hill with several tops and a great place to visit for young and old alike, with excellent footpaths and a popular visitor’s centre. The Banffshire coastline is a short drive away and from where you can take boat trips to spot dolphins.