Smithy Cottage is located in a stunning rural position to the north of Alford in Aberdeenshire, a picturesque village set in the heart of Upper Donside. The cottage commands superb countryside views over the Howe of Alford and beyond.
Smithy Cottage sits in a large mature garden with steps up from the ample parking area.
There are a wealth of things to do and see in Donside and nearby Royal Deeside. The cottage offers a quiet retreat to escape the pressures of modern living. The local countryside also provides an abundance of outdoor pursuits most notably hill walking, fishing, bird watching, horse riding and mountain/road cycling. If you like cycling why not book with Grip Tours who offer guided cycling in Deeside and Donside - tel Derek on 07784 153850. Skiing in the winter months with the Lecht 50 mins drive, Glenshee and The Cairngorms 1.5hrs drive.
The nearest village of Alford has a large supermarket, swimming pool, library, coffee shops, Bistro, gift shops, an open all year round dry ski slope where tubing is also offered.
Local attractions include The Grampian Transport Museum, The Alford Valley Railway (a real hit with the kids) and Alford Heritage Centre. Alford also has an 18 hole golf course.
If you enjoy fishing, a permit can be obtained from the Forbes Estate Office which is a 5 min drive away.
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 Union Square shopping mall in Aberdeen.
We provide a welcome pack - milk, bread, butter, crisps, biscuits, ground coffee and of course wine.
We also provide washing liquid, washing powder, dishcloths, dishwasher tablets, dish towels, kitchen towel, hand wash and toilet roll.
We allow dogs for an additional fee of £20.