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"THE BEST COTTAGE WE'VE STAYED AT" 2B 2B pet friendly cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely 2B 2B cottage in a beautiful setting near Turriff with wood burner

Have you ever gone away only to find the accommodation isn't what it looked like in photos? Rooms in the photos looked bigger and brighter than they actually are and the big fluffy towels folded nicely in the photos were replaced with ones that have seen better days?

Set among the stunning scenery that the North East of Scotland offers, you'll find that Garden Cottage matches the photos, the rooms are light and bright and the towels really are big and fluffy. There's no hidden extras and we even provide "the little things" such as washing powder, dishwasher tablets and extra binbags. We also provide logs if you'd like to light the wood burner.

An hours drive from Aberdeen, 5 miles from the village of New Pitsligo, 8 from the market town of Turriff (Gaelic for Place of Round Hills) and a very short drive to the beautiful beaches and hidden coves around this area Garden Cottage lies within the grounds of our family run farm. We are far enough away from the noise (but close enough to be on the main A98 Fraserburgh to Banff road in under a minute!) and you will find Garden Cottage a tranquil, relaxing and recharging place to be.

The recent installation of a bio mass boiler means this detached cottage is wonderfully warm and offers you a home-away-from-home holiday rental you'll not want to leave.

Garden Cottage welcomes returning guests year after year, has neutral colours throughout, is double glazed, very cosy and extremely well equipped with everything you need.

Offering total privacy, Garden Cottage has a private entrance with large parking area as well as a large sheltered garden and lawn.

Set among mature chestnuts trees you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast or barbeque on the patio, which is in full sun for most of the day, overlooking the large (fenced) pond and garden.

The centrally heated cottage has a large (27ft x 18ft) open plan kitchen/dining/living area with a wood burning stove and the kitchen is very well equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric cooker as well as a good selection of cooking utensils etc. The utility room, just off the kitchen, has a washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board and a freezer.

The lounge/dining area has 2 leather sofas with a matching footstool and a bucket chair, coffee table, side table, large dining table with 6 chairs, a flat screen TV, small stereo and there are books & cd's.

There are two bedrooms: one with a double bed and the other with twin beds. Both bedrooms are garden facing and have wardrobes and chests of drawers. There is also a z-bed & airbed which are suitable for young children.

The cottage has an ensuite shower room in the double bedroom and there is a bathroom next to the twin room. This bathroom has a shower over the bath.

We put in a welcome basket and there's tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper etc in the pantry.

Linen, towels and electricity are all INCLUDED in the price and free wifi is available in the cottage.

Garden Cottage is just a couple of miles from the small villages of New Pitsligo, Cumminestown and Strichen. Turriff, where you will find the larger supermarkets such as Tesco, Costcutter and The Co-Op, is a short 15 minute drive. Turriff also offers a very good selection of coffee shops, restaurants, butchers, gift shops and hairdressers.

Garden Cottage is well situated for visiting the nearby fishing villages and beautiful beaches - some of which are award winning. The Castle and Whisky Trails are within easy reach and there are several excellent golf courses within a short drive. Fishing and shooting locations are also nearby.

For eating out in the area, Turriff and Banff have excellent restaurants, the small fishing village of Pennan, where you'll find a cosy little pub, is a short drive away. A little further along the coastal route there are lovely little cafes and pubs in Portsoy, Gardenstown, Whitehills and Cullen.

The cottage is Pet Friendly and we would ask that guests let us know at time of booking if any pets are accompanying them.

Guests are welcome to arrive anytime after 4pm, and to allow us to get ready for our next guests we ask that you vacate by 10am.


More Details

Anthony & Carrie Windsor
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

Why Anthony & Carrie Windsor chose Turriff

We welcome returning guests back year after year .... we think that speaks volumes.

What makes this cottage unique

Spending time in this idyllic place .... you'd be silly not to!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Not easy to leave this wonderful cottage, for sure we'll be back
Dec 2015
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Turriff Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets are welcome, please advise at time of booking number & breed and please keep on lead when out walking
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is ensuite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , Family bathroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • z bed and a blow up single bed (both suitable only for children) and a cot are also available
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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"THE BEST COTTAGE WE'VE STAYED AT" 2B 2B pet friendly cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had high expectations because we read the reviews but we very pleasantly surprised to see how big and well equipped is this cottage. The property is well cared with attention to details, spacious, warm, high standard equipment, quiet and bright. Everything works well. The owners are lovely, helpful and welcoming. Best family holiday ever.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay here at Byth. Anthony and Carrie
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We cannot praise Garden Cottage highly enough. It is simply perfect in every way. Gorgeous, cosy, comfortable, spotlessly clean, decorated to a high standard and well equipped with everything you need for a home from home. The cottage is also perfectly located in a peaceful yet very convenient location on the owners farm. Despite the very cold and wintery weather, we loved exploring the cottage garden with its lovely pond, the fields and making friends with Dexter and Doodle the dogs, cows and roe deer. Carrie and Anthony are so friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. Little extras such as the welcome hamper and the wee birthday present for me were the icing on the cake. We loved our days out visiting the many beaches and attractions on the beautiful Moray coast, which is literally a 10-15 minute drive from the cottage. We instantly fell in love with Garden Cottage and we are already planning our next trip. Thank you Carrie and Anthony for everything and we hope to see you again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your really lovely review. We feel reviews are a huge help for future guests so, again, thank you. We look forward to welcoming you both back to Byth. Anthony & Carrie
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The Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

Cottage spacious, very comfortable,well equipped with everything included. Great outside space, especially for dogs. Hosts welcoming and helpful but not intrusive. Beautiful, peaceful location but easily accessible. Great for staying in or going out. Good value. Strongly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for your lovely review, it is very much appreciated by us both as we know, when we go away ourselves, how important reviews are in making a decision. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here at Byth. Anthony & Carrie
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Pretty, Peaceful and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is a really lovely place to stay at. The cottage is very nice and has everything you need for a break. The owners are a very pleasant couple who are extremely welcoming but not intrusive during your stay. It's the little things that really stand out such as fresh flowers and a welcome basket on arrival. Our dogs loved it as well and made friends with the owners dogs. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very happy you all enjoyed your holiday here at Byth and the personal touches which all added to make your stay so enjoyable. Anthony & Carrie
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Well equipped and so very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Garden Cottage was everything we hoped for. Clean, comfortable and in lovely surroundings. Bonnie our young Labrador had great fun with Dexter. Plenty of good walks for humans and dogs. Unseasonably wet weather forced us to stay indoors more than usual but we enjoyed watching the Paris Open tennis and watching videos. We would have no reservations about recommending this holiday home to friends or family.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here, unfortunately the weather for June was pretty awful, which is unusual, but hopefully if you visit again it'll be bbqs and sunscreen. Anthony & Carrie
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Magnificent property

  • 5 of 5

Can't rate this property enough. Been recommending Garden cottage to everyone I've spoke to.

Thanks again for the splendid stay!

Welcome basket was of a generous proportion.

Can't wait to book back up.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Paula for your lovely review. We're so glad you all enjoyed your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back. Anthony & Carrie
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4.8 Miles
New Pitsligo
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Car: necessary

Garden Cottage is well situated for visiting coastal fishing villages and award winning beaches. The Castle and Whisky Trails are within easy reach and there are several excellent golf courses as well as fishing and shooting locations nearby. The nearby towns of Turriff and Banff have excellent restaurants and the village of Pennan, made famous in the movie Local Hero, is a short drive away.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Rates Vary From £300 - £550 per week. No hidden costs as heating & electric is included in your rental cost.
Discounts are offered for stays of longer than 2 weeks
During low and mid season we may be able to offer short stays of less than 1 week & any day arrival so please email us for more details

Weekend & Short Breaks are available, at certain times, throughout the year

Late Availability discount offered

Guests may arrive anytime from 4pm and in order to get ready for our next guests we ask that you vacate by 10am

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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