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Martha Simpson

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Speaks: english

Pitmedden Bothy - Holiday Cottage with Central Heating + Wood Burning Stove

22 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Ellon Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage in Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK - Tranquil Location Within Village

The Bothy is a charming self-catering holiday cottage providing excellent accommodation for two people in the village of Pitmedden. In a peaceful rural location at the end of a private road, yet only 12 miles from Aberdeen, the Bothy is also close to some of the best beaches in the North East of Scotland. The Bothy is a fantastic little gem which has been completely modernised but retains the original stone wall as a feature in the bedroom which uniquely has a log burning stove. A perfect place to tuck up in bed with a good book, or sit in a chair and simply contemplate the garden. Private parking for one car. Newly installed oil fired Central Heating throughout included in the price.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Martha Simpson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Martha Simpson

As a family we've had many holidays in self-catering accommodation. I understand how important the little things are in making a holiday cottage enjoyable and memorable. We make it our business to provide you with spotless accommodation, a warm welcome, and a commitment to making sure you enjoy your stay with us. Our visitor feedback tells us we're doing just that!

Martha Simpson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Martha Simpson chose Aberdeen & Grampian

Pitmedden is a lovely rural village well positioned for enjoying the fantastic beaches of the North East of Scotland. There are 17 castles in Aberdeenshire, a great Coastal Trail, and we are near the Whisky Trail. Although it has country feel to it, it is only 16 miles to the vibrant city of Aberdeen, although best loved for its access to the sea on the east, and the mountains in the west of the area.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is at the end of a private road. It is a truly peaceful oasis, and the addition of the log burning stove in the bedroom means you can tuck up with a good book at any time of the year. We have recently installed central heating as we continue to make it the perfect getaway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After travelling up from South Wales, we were delighted to receive such a warm & friendly welcome from Martha, who had also provided a welcoming tray enabling us to have a cuppa without having to hunt high & low for supplies. The Bothy is ideal for two people providing a comfortable base for touring the area. We did not cook whilst staying at the Bothy as we had made a decision to take in the local eateries whilst exploring the area, so on our travels we enjoyed a wonderfully cooked sirloin steak in the Cornkist in Ellon, as well as an excellent Sunday Carvery in the Buchan Hotel in Ellon.

We visited a range of lovely fishing towns & villages taking in both the Coastal Route and the Castle Route, visiting Fraserburgh, Stonehaven, Falls of Feugh, Dunnottar Castle (need to be fit for this one!!), Inverurie, Banchory, Ballater and as far afield as Arbroath to enjoy fresh hot smokies out of the kiln in the delightful harbour in the town.

The area is peaceful & relaxing and provided my husband and I with an opportunity to recharge our batteries. Thank you Martha for a lovely break.
Sep 2016
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Reviews

4.7
based on 22 traveler reviews

Pitmedden Bothy - Holiday Cottage with Central Heating + Wood Burning Stove
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 38 reviews
Suffolk England
5

Ideal base for touring this part of Scotland

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Very clean, comfortable, peaceful place to stay.

Martha, the owner, lives next door and couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Bothy is a wonderfully comfortable and well-equipped base.

  • 4 of 5

Despite mixed weather, we have been out and about every day. Visited 3 National Trust properties – Haddo, Leith Hall and of course, Pitmedden Garden. Enjoyed nearby deserted beaches and woodland walks. Most amazing sight of the week was a colony of hundreds of seals (no exaggeration!) on a sandbank in the Ythan Estuary. Thanks to Martha & Jim for making us feel welcome. The welcome tray on arrival set the tone for the whole week!” The Bothy lacked on site freezer and washing machine.which for the price we would have expected.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great week and enjoyed the National Trust properties despite the weather. Apologies you didn't realise there was access to a washing machine available, and freezer space in our garage as the Bothy is not big enough for these to be provided within the cottage. This information is on our website and portals - we will add this to our welcome letter so it is not overlooked by future guests.
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Our return visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this delightful property. The owner Martha had left us a welcome afternoon tea complete with Scotch Pancakes, Freddo Frog chocolates for our grandaughter and Tunnocks chocolate mallows delicious. The cottage is well maintained very comfortable and cosy. We had dreadful weather during our visit but we loved coming home to this lovely warm cottage at the end of the day. During this visit we went Dolphin watching with the RSPB at Torry Battery, our grandaughter loved this. Drive a little further along the coast to Downies farm, a rare breeds farm a lovely place to visit with children. The Bothy has become part of our annual visit to Aberdeen we will definately return.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. A cosy retreat is what we aim to provide - so glad you were able to relax and enjoy it. Also glad there are many things to do in the area even when it rains. Look forward to welcoming you back next year!
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Had a lovely stay at bothy

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay, well equipped kitchen, very cosy, we had fab weather for the time of year... so didn't get to use the wood burner but we SO wanted to, logs were provided, extremely comfortable bed sleep better than at home, would definitely recommend this bothy for a short or long stay, I can say we will definitely be returning, Martha was lovely very welcoming and happy to help, fabulous anniversary meal on her recommendation, thanks for a lovely stay, karen & Paul x

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time Karen & Paul. Eat on the Green is a super option for a special meal - glad you enjoyed it, and a great bonus that it's less than a mile away!! Look forward to welcoming you back.
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Valentine Weekend Treat at Pitmedden Bothy

  • 5 of 5

Arrived earlier than expected,we were greeted like long lost friends lovely warm welcome. Bothy has everything you need for a short or long stay.Easy to get to,plenty to do in the area.We went to Cruden Bay and Slaines Castle and had fantastic weather for February.Would recommend the Bothy as there is so much to do and see .Hope to go back in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you were able to enjoy the Bothy and visit one of the 17 castles in the area! Look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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An utterly perfect wee retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the lovely welcome and introduction to such a perfect wee place. It has been ideal for visiting family, who I don’t see as often as I’d like. We've revisited my childhood haunts and loved every minute of it.

The Bothy is a cosy, warm retreat and the log fire wonderful. There are too many fantastic places to mention – get out there and have an adventure! Debbie and Craig, Lancashire, October 2015.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Aberdeen International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Pitmedden
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Old Meldrum
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Inverurie
Nearest Restaurant
Pitmedden
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Newburgh
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The owner is an experienced and fully qualified Executive and Personal coach. Retreat weeks are offered which can either be self-directed using the materials provided, or can include one to one coaching sessions. Prices on application.

Coast/Beach:

Easy access to many beautiful white sandy beaches. Balmedie beach is 10 miles, Aberdeen beach is 16 miles, Cruden Bay 30 miles.

Travel:

The nearest bus stop is a few minutes walk. The nearest airport is Aberdeen (Dyce) 14 miles

Distances:

Pitmedden village centre is a few minutes walk, Aberdeen city is 16 miles, Inverurie 10 miles, Ellon 5 miles. The National Trust Pitmedden Gardens are within walking distance, and the National Trust Castle Trail can be followed by car visiting a number of castles on the way. The Formartine Way (long distance footpath/cycle way) is 2 miles from the cottage. A range of outdoor activities are within easy reach.

Further Details:

There are good restaurants to suit a number of tastes nearby, including Gluten Free recommendations from the owner.

There are also a number of castles and other historic buildings in the area, including several National Trust properties.

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Rates & Availability

Ellon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 5
Aug 27 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$91
$486
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$91
$512
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
After contact a completed booking form and deposit of £100 secures the booking. A full terms and conditions of booking is then sent to the guest. Balance is required 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. Cancellation Insurance is strongly recommended.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday. Arrival from 3pm, departure by 10am.
Short breaks and other changeover days considered off season

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are charged at £70 per night - minimum 3 nights. Christmas and New Year short break prices on application.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ellon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Modern bathroom with shower over bath, wc and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, woodburning stove and comfy chairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: In addition to the wood-burning stove, there is newly installed oil fired Central Heating making it as cosy as toast for all year round enjoyment! There is access to freezer space in the owner's garage. There is also access to a washing machine for a small additional charge. Bikes can be stored in the owner's garage. Outside: The bothy has an outside patio/seating area, rotary clothes drying area, and space to barbeque. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: We are committed to ensuring the property is spotless for your arrival. All bed linen is included and is changed weekly if your stay is for longer. Towels are not provided although can be if requested for a small additional charge.

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