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Stable Cottage

Dunecht, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 1086839)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful property, with lots of nearby activities including walks and beaches."

    Anne, the owner was extremely welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our break.

    Reviewed by LeeDec 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a great location."

    The host is also very friendly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DerekDec 2021

  • "Excellent location and beautiful, cozy property."

    Friendly host. Enjoyed our stay and the kids enjoyed meeting the farm animals and pets. Thank you for the lovely fresh flowers and fresh eggs. Much appreciated. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2021

  • "Beautiful property in a beautiful location."

    We had a lovely holiday,would highly recommend

    Reviewed by VanessaOct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Stable Cottage, beautifully and tastefully decorated and the underfloor heating kept us warm and cosy in a very spacious converted stable that sleeps 6 people."

    In the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside it made a great base for exploring and just relaxing if we didn't feel like going anywhere. Anne is a wonderful host who made sure we had everything we needed and even introduced us to the delights of the Aberdeen Butteries. I highly recommend booking Stable Cottage if you're looking for top notch self catering accommodation with views of the beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2021

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The property

Dunecht 4.1 miles.

Nestled in the quaint village of Sauchen near Dunecht, is this wonderful, stone-fronted property, Stable Cottage.

Resting on a working-farm, home to donkeys, chickens and a lovely pond, this detached cottage is an idyllic base for a family of six looking to explore the rolling countryside of Aberdeenshire.

Be welcomed by three off-road parking spaces before stepping out and breathing in the earthy air, as well as admiring the luscious greenery encompassing Stable Cottage.

Step inside to discover the hexagonal hallway, where you can house your walking boots and raincoats ready for an adventure in the splendour of nature.

Moving through the cottage, find the beautifully presented open-plan living space, with two leather sofas settled near a cracking open-fire, here you can unwind with a compelling book or enjoy some television.

Rustle up heart-warming meals in the lovely kitchen area, prepare your food on the wooden worktops and make use of the fantastic facilities, including an electric oven and hob, as well as a washer and dishwasher to assist with the cleaning.

Gather around the rustic dining table to savour a meal together and catch-up on the excitement of the day.

The outdoor furniture in the garden offers alternative dining arrangements when the weather is nice, unwind on the patio to absorb the sunshine with a refreshing glass of wine.

There is also a swing set for the little ones to enjoy and a pond, surrounded by an abundance of greenery.

As the sky grows dark, retreat inside and indulge in a soak amongst the bubbles in the ground-floor bathroom or opt for a refreshing rinse in the walk-in shower.

The ground-floor also hosts a pretty, king-size double bedroom, ideal for those with limited mobility.

Climb the light-grey carpeted stairs to discover another double bedroom and a twin bedroom, with feature chic grey walls for an elegant look.

Embark on an adventure to the historical sites of Sunhoney Stone Circle and Whitehill Stone Circle for a peaceful walk, stepped in history where you can take photos of the ancient stone circles, as well as the medieval Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate, for a tour of the Victorian home.

A scenic drive will lead you to the lively town of Aberdeen, here you can explore the maritime museum, admire the tropical plants at Duthie Park Winter Gardens or sample the superb selection of Whiskey Distilleries for an insight into the production of the spirit.

The cottage is 12 miles from Alford where you can enjoy a visit to the Grampian Transport Museum or the heritage Centre.

Visit the attractive town of Inverurie, known as ‘Heart of the Garioch’ and boasting majestic castles to explore, five shopping centres to indulge in some retail therapy, as well as quaint cafes on the high street for a spot of lunch.

For a splendid getaway to the unspoilt countryside of Aberdeenshire, stay at Stable Cottage.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor and an open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with lawn, patio, pond and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.1 miles
  • Note: Garden is not enclosed
  • Note: Property is on a working farm

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Westhill 6 miles; Kingswells 8.9 miles; Aberdeen 13.6 miles.

Formerly known as Waterton, and renamed in the 1820s, the slightly linear village of Dunecht rests south west of Aberdeen in Aberdeenshire. Hosting a post office & general store, along with the bar/restaurant of Jaffs, where guests can enjoy fantastic dishes, along with friendly a service and atmosphere. The village also enjoys access to the Corskie Burn river, where visitors can embark on a leisurely stroll to the idyllic lake of Waterton Loch; a little further afield another lake can be found, Loch of Skene. Dunecht is also home to the stately home of Dunecht House, a category A listed building, that sits within one of the largest private estates in Aberdeenshire. Visitors can additionally find the castle of Fraser and its stunning gardens and estate nearby, along with the historic wonders of Midmar, Sunhoney and Cullerlie stone circles south of the village.

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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