We recently had our 4th stay at Cairnton Farm Cottages and our most recent visit was as fantastic as the previous ones. Our kids love the Bothy and its hot tub as do we. They love playing with Skye and Boo, the resident labradors and seeing the other farm animals. The Bothy is lovely and cosy in autumn and winter due to the underfloor heating and log burner and the surrounding area is perfect for outdoor activities such as cycling and hillwalking.
We managed to book at short notice for a mon - fri stay for a family of 4 inc 2 children aged 11 and 13. The cottage is ideally suited to accommodate 6 people but with our 2 at that teen stage we preferred they had their own rooms. The location is remote but close enough to areas such as Aboyne, Lumphanan and Banchory to stock up or visit. We were greeted by Skye the friendly labrador who enjoyed a game of football with our youngest son. The barn was very clean and very spacious with lots of room for us all and superking beds in each of the three bedrooms. The kitchen is more than adequate for making meals and the log burner was a welcome addition. There was a table and chairs for sitting at the front of the barn and a hot tub at the back. The hot tub was great and we made use of it every night we stayed. We also met Boo (Skye's dad) who was lovely and enjoyed lots of claps. Both dogs were super friendly and very well behaved. We really enjoyed our time at Cairnton and will probably look to book again nearer Xmas if travel isn't restricted. We would also love to stay in the summer to take full advantage of the views at the front of the property.…
We had an excellent stay at Cairnton Farm cottages, it was a very relaxing few days. The hosts were very welcoming and a great mix between being on hand, and also leaving you to enjoy your cottage. The facilities are second to none and were very clean. There are lots to see and explore within a short drive of the farm, or you can start your day with a walk around the local country roads and a soak in the hot tub. Deeside is a great part of the country.
We took our daughter and future son in law to the Byre for the week that they should have been getting married!! We also had a few more family members and some 4 legged friends (as Cairnton farm, never had enough 4 legged animals 🤣 ) The Byre cottage was spacious, comfortable and clean. The owners (and staff at Deeside Activity Centre) could not do any more for us, which added to our holiday. We all had the best week ever, from start to finish, it was amazing, we really could have stayed longer. We are counting down the days to August 2021 for our return with the newly weds 🤞🤞 Thank you Team Howie & staff xxx
The cottages are converted farm buildings and very characterful. It is a great place from which to explore Royal Deeside and is convenient for the Deeside Activity Park too. I loved my 4 days in the Bothy which is comfortable and has fantastic views from the triple aspect living room and south facing terrace. The private hot tub provided welcome relaxation after a day's walking. The owners, Farmer Ken and Margaret, made me very welcome and their two dogs are very friendly. I will definitely be booking again.