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Cairnton Farm Cottages

Banchory, Lumphanan AB31 4QP Scotland
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Cairnton Farm Cottages are 3 superbly finished self catering cottages set within the grounds of The Cairnton Aberdeen Angus beef farm on Royal Deeside, with stunning views across the Dee Valley. The cottages have a 4star Visit Scotland Rating. Royal Deeside is a premier outdoor playground for lovers of adventure sports, such as Clay Shooting, Quad Biking, 4x4 off Road Driving even Archery and also boasts several castles and stately homes including the The Royal family’s Scottish home, Balmoral. Alongside world class whisky and gin distilleries with an abundance of scenic walks to suit all levels, many picturesque towns and villages, and only a short drive from Aberdeen city. Our cottages are ideal if you are looking for a home from home in the country with access to the outdoors in the surrounding area, such as Fishing. All of our luxury cottages have log burning stoves, under floor heating, free wifi and their own private hot tub. We are also pet friendly.
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Claire M wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom30 contributions18 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Ken Howie, Owner at Cairnton Farm Cottages
Responded 23 Oct 2020
Dear Claire, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was grand to see you back again, and I'm sure the labs enjoyed seeing again too. It is always very much appreciated when folk take the time to write, and particularly good to see repeat visitors. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Cairnton sometime soon. Cheers ! Ken
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mickymoo wrote a review Oct 2020
Fife, Scotland7 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Ken Howie, Owner at Cairnton Farm Cottages
Responded 17 Oct 2020
Dear Mickymoo, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm pleased Skye and Boo behaved - they love having visitors to the farm as much as me ! You taking the time to write the review is very much appreciated, by us all, and especially so this difficult year. I am very pleased to hear that you are considering coming back to Cairnton, and surely there will be no more restrictions for us in Aberdeenshire. Thank you again. Cheers ! Ken
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C MacK wrote a review Sep 2020
Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Marina S wrote a review Aug 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom7 contributions8 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Trish W wrote a review Jul 2020
Colchester, England, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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US$138 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cairnton Farm Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Cairnton Farm Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Craigievar Castle (3.5 miles), Deeside Activity Park (1.7 miles), and Platform 22 (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cairnton Farm Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Cairnton Farm Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cairnton Farm Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cairnton Farm Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cairnton Farm Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nurtaj Indian Restaurant, Platform 22, and The Boat Inn Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Cairnton Farm Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Cairnton Farm Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tomnaverie Stone Circle (4.5 miles) and Kincardine O'Neil Old Parish Church (3.5 miles).
Is Cairnton Farm Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.