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A former water mill completely renovated

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms

Mill of Tilquhillie is a former water mill which has been completely renovated to provide comfortable and characterful holiday accommodation . This charming, listed cottage is situated in a peaceful country setting about two miles from the county town of Banchory and twenty miles from the City of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Airport.

The Mill of Tilquhillie makes ideal and characterful accommodation for up to four people looking for a peaceful base from which to enjoy the beauty of Royal Deeside.

Accommodation is on two floors. The main door opens on to a landing with stairs leading up to the open plan kitchen and the main bedroom which can be arranged as twin beds or one Super King Size bed depending upon requirements.

The kitchen is a lovely galleried room overlooking the main living area. It is very well appointed and includes a microwave cooker, a dishwasher and a table and seating for four.

The stairs leading down from the door take you into the main living area. This is a very light and spacious room containing two big comfortable sofas, TV/DVD with Freeview Digital Channels, a selection of DVDs and a CD player. There is also a large wood burning stove which, when lit in the Winter, gives the cottage a lovely cosy atmosphere.

Opening off the living area is a shower-room containing a modern electric shower, hand basin, WC, and a heated towel rail. There is also a large cupboard which houses the washing machine.

There are electric storage heaters throughout the ground floor of the property, and electric panel heaters upstairs. Due to the thickness of the granite walls the cottage stays very warm especially if the wood burning stove is lit.

The second bedroom opens off the rear of the main living room. This room was originally where the fire was set to toast the grain etc. in the mill. As a result of this, the room is in fact in the style of an upside down pyramid of granite. Inspired by the interiors of boats, the owners have built one full sized bed into either side of the room, both about four feet off the ground with three steps up to each bed. There are also ‘lee-boards’ - slings of material- which are attached up to the ceiling at night time. There is also another TV/DVD player. This small but unique and delightful room has been adored by children and adults alike.

To the front of the cottage is a small, private garden, by the mill lade, with a patio table and chairs to enjoy the morning sun. To the rear is another larger patio which lies within a few yards of the waterfall from the mill stream and with a view of the large wildlife pond; a favourite visiting spot for herons, wild ducks and Roe deer. There is a picnic table, sun umbrella and barbeque ideal for eating outside during the Summer months

The Mill of Tilquhillie is situated within the garden of the owners' house with its own ample parking area. Although it has its own small, enclosed garden, older children are very welcome to explore the woods and rough ground next to the cottage. However there is a lot of open water on the site and so, although young children are most welcome, they would have to be closely supervised at all times


More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely house and a great location- peaceful and comfortable. We enjoyed our short break immensely - thanks.
Jul 2012
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Banchory Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , or 1 Super King Size
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
Kettle Fuel and Power included Cot and High Chair by arrangement


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Car: necessary

Follow the River Dee upstream to explore Aboyne, Braemar or perhaps visit Balmoral Castle. There are some wonderful areas to walk and enjoy the spectacular scenery or, if you prefer, there are many National Trust castles within easy travelling distance, including our local Crathes Castle, world famous for its gardens.

In the Winter you may choose to spend the day skiing or snowboarding at the Lecht – an hour’s drive away – or a little further and you and your family could experience the Cairngorm Mountain Railway.

There are a number of golf courses and driving ranges within easy driving distance and whisky distilleries just waiting to offer up their secrets as to how one of Scotland’s most popular exports is created!

Throughout the Summer a number of Highland Games take place if you fancy seeing just how far a caber can really be tossed!


Rates & Availability

Banchory Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 4
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Rate 1
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.31

We do do short stays on request.

November and December rates excluding Christmas and Hogmanay weeks. Availability and prices for Christmas and Hogmanay weeks on application.

Weekend availability and rates on application

Dogs extra: £15 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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