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"The Best Cottage We've Stayed At" 2B 2B detached cottage with private garden

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Renovated throughout in February 2023 and set on over 350 acres, you'll find Garden Cottage offers you total privacy to relax and recharge in the stunning scenery of the North East of Scotland. Overlooking the private garden the large open plan kitchen/dining/living room is complete with wood burner. From the lounge area you'll be able to open the French doors onto the patio and enjoy a coffee as you plan the day ahead. Sleeping four in two Super King sized beds (the second bedroom can be made up as twin beds but please let us know if this is required at time of booking), we also have a z-bed for a young child (up to age 6), but please be aware this does reduce floor space considerably. There's a family bathroom with shower over the bath and an en-suite shower room. The utility room ha...Renovated throughout in February 2023 and set on over 350 acres, you'll find Garden Cottage offers you total privacy to relax and recharge in the stunning scenery of the North East of Scotland. Overlooking the private garden the large open plan kitchen/dining/living room is complete with wood burner. From the lounge area you'll be able to open the French doors onto the patio and enjoy a coffee as you plan the day ahead. Sleeping four in two Super King sized beds (the second bedroom can be made up as twin beds but please let us know if this is required at time of booking), we also have a z-bed for a young child (up to age 6), but please be aware this does reduce floor space considerably. There's a family bathroom with shower over the bath and an en-suite shower room. The utility room has a washing machine, tumble dryer, under the counter size freezer, iron and ironing board. The recent additional of an environmentally friendly bio mass boiler means the cottage is lovely and warm 24/7. There are no other holiday rentals here so you'll be able to enjoy the cottage in a beautiful and peaceful setting. There's no hidden extras and we even provide "the little things" such as washing powder, dishwasher tablets and extra bin bags. Oh, and not forgetting logs if you'd like to light the wood burner or fire pit. Garden Cottage is ideally situated for relaxing (doing nothing!) or exploring castles and tucked away little coastal coves. Follow the Whisky Trails, play golf at one of the excellent nearby golf courses or enjoy some great fishing and shooting - all are within easy reach. Pack a picnic (cooler & basket provided) and enjoy the beautiful nearby beaches, some of which are award winning, at Hopeman, Inverboyndie, Cullen, Fraserburgh, Banff and Findhorn or visit the lovely old fishing villages of Pennan, Crovie, Gardenstown, Portsoy, Sandend and Whitehills which are all a very short drive away. We are Pet Friendly and welcome two well behaved dogs. We do not charge for pets, but guests must let us know at time of booking if they are bringing a pet/s with them and do ask you respect our house request to keep pooch out of the bedrooms. Guests may arrive at the cottage anytime after 4PM and departure is by 10AM PLEASE NOTE Our rates DO NOT include the charging of electric cars. If you wish to use the cottage electric to charge, please speak to us prior and at this time we will check the daily rate with our supplier and let you know the cost GUEST COMMENTS: This is an outstanding property. Equipped with everything you need, even for the dog! We arrived to a warm, cosily lit (better than) home from home, music gently playing and a very generous welcome hamper plus birthday gift for my partner. Spotlessly clean with all the comforts including dog blankets, scented candles and fully stocked wood basket. There is a spirit of generosity throughout the home. I cannot recommend this place enough. We arrived late to a very welcoming cosy cottage with the wood fire roaring, lights on and a lovely bottle chilling in the fridge. Anthony and Carrie could not have done enough for us, they are excellent hosts and have a really wonderful property. We can't recommend it enough. Look no further! The many touches (often forgotten) from the fire, welcome basket and hot radiators are important, immediately letting you know it's "their place" - not something you often find When I made the booking I mentioned it was my wife's birthday - a very nice gift was left cooling in the fridge with a hand written note. Nice personal touches here, not just the birthday bottle but from the very welcoming owners who were extremely friendly Two flat living city families staying and everyone agreed they LOVED their stay here. There is a HUGE garden for the children to play safely while we watched them enjoying drinks on the patio. Marshmallow toasting at the firepit was a real treat for the children. Everything about our stay was unforgettable and we would love to return. We all have great memories of our stay, thank you The photos don't do the cottage justice, it is larger than we anticipated. The owners are extremely friendly & helpful and we would just love to return Lots of personal touches here make this a cottage where the owners care really stands out. The attention to detail, along with the very well equipped kitchen made it very easy to feel at home I cannot recommend this cottage enough. It is so lovely, so peaceful and so refreshing to find it was as described (not all our places visited have been!) We loved the cottage was on one level, with easy access for my husband who struggles with stairs. Anthony and Carrie are the most welcoming hosts who greeted us warmly and supplied a wonderful welcome basket We are a family of 5 and we just love it here. So peaceful and MUCH better than other places we have stayed at! This is our second visit and we have just booked for next year I wish I could stay forever Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: AS00548F
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
We have taken great care and upgraded the cottage throughout so, if there's any damage or breakages accidently caused, please let us know before your departure. Please ensure all crockery/glasses etc are clean and placed back in the relevant cupboard. We are pet friendly here and we do not charge for pets, nor do we ask for a additional pet clean fee, but please advise at time of booking if you are bringing along your pet. We MUST know this prior to arrival.
Bedrooms
2 Super Kings1 Single
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Anthony & Carrie W
Hosting since June 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsKeeping everyone safe we no longer meet and greet guests, and we are also very aware of your privacy, so while we are here if you need us we will not pop in unless you need something - but are only a phone call away.

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FarAway44117020283
FarAway44117020283
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing cottage
This beautiful cottage as everything and more, set in a very quite and stunning estate, ideally situated for exploring the areas of Aberdeenshire
Visited September 2023
Written 30 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Karen R
Karen R
Thanks so much for your lovely review.
Written 3 March 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Connor R
Connor R
Aberdeen, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a find!
Garden Cottage exceeded our expectations, it was, possibly the cosiest cottage we’ve ever stayed in with everything we needed for our very comfortable stay. As we live in a flat the wood burner was a real bonus and we were very pleasantly surprised to be told logs would be provided throughout our stay unlike other rentals we’ve stayed at who either gave us none or just a basic starter pack. There's a biomass boiler so the cottage was lovely and warm when we returned at the end of our days exploring. We have already booked to return in the summer months. Thank you for an amazing experience!
Visited March 2023
Written 20 March 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Karen R
Karen R
Thanks so much for your lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you both back soon. Anthony & Carrie
Written 22 March 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dianne S
Dianne S
Stirling, United Kingdom25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb Garden Cottage
We had a wonderful week in this superb cottage. The location is ideal for exploring North Aberdeenshire, Speyside and Moray. The cottage is set in a picturesque, secluded rural area with superb trees and lovely secluded garden and patio. The cottage is very cosy and comfortable thanks to biomass heating and log burner with ample logs. The beds are so, so comfortable too with quality bedding. We were made to feel very welcome with such a generous welcome box of tasty goodies, wine chilling in the fridge and sloe gin on the coffee table. Our hosts were so welcoming and helpful. We felt so relaxed and "at home " here. It was ideal for my elderly mum with limited mobility. We both had a great week with many happy memories made. Thank you.
Visited September 2022
Written 11 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Karen R
Karen R
Thanks so very much for visiting and for your lovely review Dianne. We are really glad to hear you and your Mum had such a great week and we'd love to welcome you back.
Written 23 September 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kim W
Kim W
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Garden Cottage - what a find!!
We had the most FANTASTIC week at Garden Cottage over the new year. We cannot rate it highly enough. Everything about the whole thing was perfect from the initial booking to our departure. Carrie (owner) was extremely informative and very prompt with her replies to any questions we had before we arrived. The cottage is absolutely beautiful. It is warm, spotlessly clean and even more well equipped than our own house! It has everything that you could possibly need. We had a superb welcome hamper full of bread, soup, coffee etc and a fridge with milk, wine and cheese. The homemade sloe gin was a really welcome gift too. We even had a bottle of bubble left for us as we had a special birthday in our party! The cottage is in a great location, and the grounds are perfect for walks with or without dogs. Owners close by and on hand for anything you need. They are both so friendly and welcoming you just know that nothing would have been too much trouble. We would DEFINITELY visit again and highly recommend staying here. Thank you Anthony and Carrie! We will return! Hopefully with some snow next time!
Visited December 2021
Written 11 January 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Karen R
Karen R
Hi Kim, thanks so much for your amazing review. We are so glad you all enjoyed your time here - it's just a shame the snow arrived the week after you left. We look forward to welcoming you back and will get the snow ordered :) Anthony & Carrie
Written 21 January 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cristalline208
cristalline208
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent cottage!
This is one of the best appointed cottages that we have ever stayed in. The owners have paid a lot of attention to small detail in an effort to make this property a home from home. We were fortunate enough to get good weather during our stay so were able to make good use of the outside seating areas consisting of lower garden with fire pit and a secluded patio area with table chairs barbecue and even sun loungers for those who want to kickback and relax. Beautifully peaceful location . We would highly recommend.
Visited June 2021
Written 12 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Karen R
Karen R
Thanks so very much for your review, we're so happy you enjoyed your stay here at Byth, and were able to make full use of being outside in the glorious weather we've been enjoying, and we'd love to welcome you back!
Written 18 June 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Simon S
Simon S
Crowborough, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Don’t go looking any further ! ...........
So, aside of all of the many and enormously deserved reviews of Garden Cottage, we find with any reviews that it’s always useful for people to hear about why we chose this location. We wanted peace and tranquility for a week, but to be able to head out and explore / walk if the weather was good. However, if the rain or snow fell, it’s really important to be able to stay in and feel cosy and curl up with the fireplace if necessary. From the start to finish, Anthony and Carrie could not do enough for yo7, or to make you feel welcome and at home. The many “touches” (often forgotten) from the fire, to welcome basket, warm welcome (and the radiators on) are important as it immediately let’s you know it’s “their place” .... not something you often find from many of the managed properties. Garden Cottage and the estate is all about helping you to relax from the get-go, is incredibly peaceful, and for us .... with all of the fantastic walks and scenery nearby ...... a little piece of Scottish heaven. We’ve come in a week that’s been blessed with sunshine, and have walked all of the local recommendations (walkhighlands a great research tool), from Banff to Buchan, Gardenstown to Crovie, Pennan (naturally) and slightly further afield at Inverallochy. Today however was Cruden Bay, where - if you’re as lucky as we were - could pass the ruins of Slaine’s Castle and sit on the headland looking out to sea in glorious sunshine for an hour. However, this was surpassed by the dolphins who joined us and gave us the display of our lives !! All we can say is bookmark Garden Cottage, don’t look further, and who needs to travel to Disney to be able to see dolphins eh ?? 😁
Visited March 2020
Written 3 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anthony W
Anthony W
Thank you so very much for your amazing review of Garden Cottage. We were thrilled you enjoyed your stay here - and of course that you brought the glorious weather with you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Byth in the not too distant future. Safe trip home. Anthony & Carrie
Written 6 March 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura
Laura
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely amazing!
An absolutely beautiful cottage on a lovely family farm! We where visiting family August 2019 with our 2 boys and 2 dogs, and had a wonderful stay. The cottage has absolutely everything you could need! Whether the weather is beautiful or even raining there’s so many lovely walks and things to do! We went to the aquarium at Macduff, pedalow boats in Turriff and a beautiful visit to cathes castle! And the dogs and kids enjoyed the lovely walks on Banff beach every evening. Couldn’t of asked for a better week! Thank you 😊 xxxx
Visited August 2019
Written 25 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anthony W
Anthony W
Thanks for the lovely review, so lovely seeing you all again. Looking forward to welcoming you back in December. Anthony & Carrie
Written 26 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kssinclair1
kssinclair1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Attention Golfers
I have stayed at Garden Cottage many times with my family but this review is about the fabulous golf courses within easy reach of this fabulous cottage (Best cottage I have stayed in). Within 20-30 minutes drive you have an array of super courses such as Turriff, Duff House, Fraserburgh, Royal Tarlair and Cullen. You can also purchase something called the Banff Pass which costs £45 and this gives you 3 of the courses mentioned above. Fraserburgh is also part of the James Baird society and so discounted fees are available to you if your course is a member. This trip we played course slightly further away, Aboyne and Huntly and these two courses are definitely worth a visit. By using the Banff Pass and shopping around for deals we had 5 rounds of golf for about £70 and all the courses were very different. Definitely coming back to this super cottage next year and using it to explore more of the great courses within easy reach.
Visited May 2019
Written 27 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anthony W
Anthony W
Thanks so much for your review. We're very happy you all enjoyed your stay with us and for highlighting the wonderful golf courses within easy reach in this beautiful part of Scotland. Anthony & Carrie
Written 28 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Charlottelucy
Charlottelucy
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Garden cottage
The most beautiful place, we had an amazing week here. Very peaceful and the owners were lovely, thank you so much, we may have to book again :)
Visited April 2019
Written 22 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anthony W
Anthony W
Thank you very much for your lovely review Charlotte, you were wonderful guests and we'd love to welcome you back to Byth. Anthony & Carrie
Written 5 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Culture59035
Culture59035
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely cottage
Very comfortable cottage which feels like a ‘home from home’. The owners, Carrie and Anthony could not be more helpful and on arrival are kind enough to leave a welcome basket of food and a bottle of wine. There are lots of amenities and we particularly enjoyed the real fire in the property and the very peaceful setting. The location is perfect for exploring the many outstanding attractions and dramatic coastline. I travelled with my mother who has Alzheimer’s and was worried about the challenges this might pose but the cottage has good wheelchair access and the bed is easy to get into and out of. Again Carrie and Anthony were very understanding of particular equipment that I required for my mother and helped with delivery to their garage etc We thank them for a lovely stay, all their help and hope to visit the cottage and this beautiful area, again.
Visited October 2018
Written 12 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anthony W
Anthony W
Thank you so very much for the excellent review Laura, we are both very happy you enjoyed your time with us and would love to welcome you both back in the future. Anthony & Carrie
Written 21 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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Map
Getting there
Dyce Airport
27.5 mi
Restaurants
Blakeshouse Restaurant
2.8 mi

Four Cs Tandoori
3.5 mi

Sunshine Chinese Takeaway
3.3 mi
Attractions
Waulkmill Menagerie
5 miZoos

Gamrie Gardens Farm Shop
4.4 miSpeciality & Gift Shops
About the neighbourhood
Stunning!! Lots of festivals, Highland Games and shows for everyone to enjoy. Hidden coves, beautiful beaches, heather covered hills, far away forests and nearby walks. Our favourite seaside village is Cullen, less than 40 minutes along the coast, which has lovely independent shops, superb eating places (our favourite is Rockpool) and a stunning beach. Or, head to Banchory via Inverurie (stop off at The Dreamy Goat for a yummy coffee) and browse the Raemoir Garden Centre then lunch on the banks of the River Dee, at Banchory Lodge Hotel, before visiting the independent shops on Banchory High Street and heading back via Crathes Castle or the Milton of Crathes shops and an afternoon coffee.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
We are just off the main A98 Inverness/Banff to Fraserburgh road, about 7 miles out of the market town of Turriff. Coming from Turriff when you turn right onto the A98, you will pass a house with brown fence on your left, a gate lodge house on your right, and we are on the left just around the corner. Coming from Fraserburgh or Peterhead we are on your right just past the sign/turnoff for New Byth. Coming from Ellon you will drive through the village of New Byth, coming onto the A98. Turn left and we are on the right hand side. White sign on the right hand side of drive, just under the trees, says Byth House and Home Farm and there is a blue Visit Scotland sign next to it.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
During low season we offer any day check in/out day. Mid & high season are Saturday arrivals only Discounts are offered for stays of longer than 2 weeks Return guests offered a discount

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