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Cosy Cottage in the Heart of Rural Aberdeenshire

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom.

** New to the holiday letting market as of May 2015 **

Cosy 2 bedroomed cottage set in a beautiful location near Alford in Aberdeenshire. Completely refurbished. Garden and parking for several cars.

Smithy Cottage is situated in a beautiful part of Donside commanding superb countryside views over the Howe of Alford and beyond. There are a wealth of things to do and see in Donside and nearby Deeside. Walking, fishing, bird watching, horse riding and cycling. Skiing in the winter months with the Lecht 45 mins drive, Glenshee and The Cairngorms 1.5hrs drive. Alford also has an open all year around dry ski slope where tubing is also offered. Local attractions include The Grampian Transport Museum and Alford Heritage Centre. Alford also has an 18 hole golf course and swimming pool. Smithy Cottage is situated in the heart of the Castle and Whisky Trail with some of the oldest distilleries in the world. Take part in the many events including Lonach Games in August and the various Highland Games held throughout the region. Aberdeen airport is only 40 mins drive and Aberdeen is only 50 mins drive. There is also a direct train from Insch, 10 mins away, to the popular shopping mall in Aberdeen, Union Square.

We provide a welcome pack - milk, bread, butter, crisps, biscuits, ground coffee and of course wine.

PLEASE NOTE THE COTTAGE HAS LIMITED SATELLITE WI-FI. IN ORDER TO ENSURE SUFFICIENT DOWNLOAD CAPABILITY IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL GUESTS THROUGHOUT EACH MONTH, WE REQUEST GUESTS TO LIMIT THEIR USEAGE. NO DOWNLOADING OF LARGE FILES OR FILMS. A CHARGE WILL BE MADE FOR EXCESSIVE USE.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About The Owner

We are Alan and Karen Brunnen. We live 5 mins from Smithy Cottage with our 2 daughters, Labradoodle, Westie, 2 cats and 3 chickens.

We have lived in Keig for nearly 10 years and love this area with its spectacular views.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2014

Why The Owner chose Aberdeen & Grampian

We bought Smithy Cottage in 2014. The previous owners had it for over 40 yrs and used it as an escape from city life. It only had open fires and candles for light. As tempting as it was to leave it this way we went ahead and installed electricity which gave the cottage lighting, heating and hot water for the first time in its circa 250 yr life. The cottage was the local Smithy for many many years, some of the stonework in the garden is the original workshop. Many generations of the same family are buried in Keig Churchyard.

We fitted a new shower room, new kitchen and appliances, new flooring throughout. A new log burner was also installed and heaters in every room. After 11 months we were finally ready for guests in July 2015.

Amenities

Alford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly installed shower room with good quality fittings.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Two bedside cabinets and chest of drawers.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bedside cabinet and chest of drawers
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • skiing

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Dyce International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Alford
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Alford Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Insch
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Alford
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
The Lecht
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Alford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Rate
May 27 2017 - Aug 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$97
$640
 
 
Xmas/New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$97
$679
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$97
$640
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $64.68
Pet Fee $0

Rates are subject to change for 2018 bookings

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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