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Buttermere Cottage near Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum 
Cottage
Every guest can expect high standards of accommodation and cleanliness. Buttermere Cottage is a beautifully modernised country cottage. A contemporary living space with every imaginable comfort. Set in a stunning location, between the coast and rolling hills of the Aberdeenshire countryside, Scotland. Beautiful décor, luxury soft furnishings and a very well equipped kitchen, ensure you feel right at home. The changeover day is Friday. Enter a Friday as a start date, for 4-7 night duration to find availability. Pets are no longer accepted. Sorry. Nature lovers will enjoy spotting our local wildlife. In the immediate vicinity of the cottage there are many deer, bats, owls, badgers, rabbits and birds. Dolphins and seals are often seen on this stretch of the coast, particularly in the warm...Every guest can expect high standards of accommodation and cleanliness. Buttermere Cottage is a beautifully modernised country cottage. A contemporary living space with every imaginable comfort. Set in a stunning location, between the coast and rolling hills of the Aberdeenshire countryside, Scotland. Beautiful décor, luxury soft furnishings and a very well equipped kitchen, ensure you feel right at home. The changeover day is Friday. Enter a Friday as a start date, for 4-7 night duration to find availability. Pets are no longer accepted. Sorry. Nature lovers will enjoy spotting our local wildlife. In the immediate vicinity of the cottage there are many deer, bats, owls, badgers, rabbits and birds. Dolphins and seals are often seen on this stretch of the coast, particularly in the warmer months. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: AS-00341-P(PROVISIONALSHORTTERMLETLICENCE)
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Smoking is permitted in the garden.
Bedrooms
2 Kings
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Rachel N
Hosting since February 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe normally greet guests on arrival. We live in the steading behind the cottage, so are on hand should guests require assistance. However, as we have a different driveway and come and go from the other side, this does not impose on the privacy of the guests staying in the cottage.

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Linda W
Linda W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous!
We have recently stayed for two weeks at Buttermere Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. The cottage is spotlessly clean, very comfortable and equipped with everything you could possibly need. There’s a lovely outdoor seating area in a fully enclosed garden where we enjoyed sunny afternoons and the dog was safe there to enjoy them with us. The owners Rachel and Graham live next door so are on hand if needed. They are very friendly and welcoming and a pleasure to deal with. All in all this place is a wee gem and we would love to go back.
Visited August 2022
Written 27 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek631990
Trek631990
Thank you so much for your review Linda. We are pleased the cottage suited you all. It does work very well for two couples on holiday together, or a family group like yours. I hope you will return one day and further explore the area. With best wishes, Rachel & Graham
Written 30 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Victoria P
Victoria P
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely Cottage Stay
We stayed at Buttermere Cottage, a two bedroom, two full bath (with excellent water pressure) self-catering with easy access to Banff and directions south throughout Aberdeenshire. The large, fully equipped kitchen included a toaster, microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine, in addition to the expected kettle, stove, and, here, plates and cutlery service for eight. A lovely welcome basket awaited us in the kitchen with local product samples. For being on a major road (A97), traffic noise in the morning was minor. Rachel and Graham were extremely helpful to us “gringos” right up to texting us the night we were arriving about a road closure so we could reroute. Throughout our stay, they were very responsive if needed, but not at all intrusive at other times. We will happily plan to return to Buttermere Cottage when we return to northern Aberdeenshire.
Visited May 2022
Written 25 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek631990
Trek631990
Thanks so much for your review. We are glad you were happy with the accommodation and had everything you needed. We would be delighted to see you, if you ever venture our way again. You're very welcome here. Regards, Rachel & Graham
Written 29 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jolanda266
jolanda266
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Charming Cottage - warm and friendly hosts
This is a charming cottage in the Scottish countryside, very well decorated with everything you might need for your stay. We stayed a month with our dogs, and the location close to dog friendly walks and beaches, with a safe and enclosed garden was perfect. The owners were warm and friendly and really accommodating Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to explore this beautiful part of Scotland.
Visited March 2022
Written 16 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek631990
Trek631990
Thanks so much for your feedback and choosing Buttermere Cottage for your extended stay. We hope to see you again sometime! Best Wishes, Rachel & Graham
Written 17 April 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Happiness63146360267
Happiness63146360267
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
lovely cottage in superb area
Lovely well equipped cottage great picturesque coastal harbours and beaches Inland castles lots of local produce excellent hosts would return again
Visited August 2021
Written 14 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek631990
Trek631990
Great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the local area and staying in the cottage. You are very welcome to return anytime. Many thanks for your feedback. Regards Rachel & Graham
Written 1 October 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brian Duffus
Brian Duffus
Aberdeen, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic break
Another great week at one of our favourite dog friendly places we visit. Always a friendly welcome from Rachel and Graham. A cosy wee clean cottage, well heated, a fair sized cottage for our 2 fur babies to have their mad half hours in. Always plenty places around to visit , and dog walks aplenty (forest, beach or harbours) just remember to take a camera for the scenery and views you will see
Visited September 2020
Written 2 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek631990
Trek631990
Hi We love hearing you enjoyed your 3rd stay! Thanks so much for the review. Definitely need a camera round here. You and the pups are welcome anytime. Best regards, Rachel
Written 4 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

susdazhutch
susdazhutch
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful, homely, clean and comfortable dog-friendly cottage
We have just returned form a week at Buttermere cottage. It was above the best of the cottages that we have stayed, in a lovely location. The cottage is well equipped with everything you may need whilst on holiday; the kitchen is well stocked with equipment in full working order, and the gift pack and pint of milk in fridge on arrival was welcomed after a long journey. There was even equipment and treats for the dog. The information pack is clearly presented with information that you require which mitigates the need for unnecessary notices that you find in some holiday lets. The bathrooms are immaculate, tastefully presented and as if new. Lovely, soft towels are available for use. The bedrooms (we only used one) are beautiful, with luxurious bedding which was very nice as you don’t usually find this when self-catering. The temperature was well controlled - we were lucky with the weather so didn’t need to use the heating. The garden is just lovely. It is well-maintained, again, which is another positive factor as this is not always the case in holiday lets. The garden is safe for the pooch and the quirky little touches were fabulous. The recycling system is fabulous and clearly set out. The owners were welcoming and happy to assist with anything that you may need. The cottage is pretty central for visiting the beautiful surrounding areas, particularly the local harbours and beaches. There are small towns with quirky little shops, many farms producing and selling fresh food which was lovely. There are the usually supermarkets within driving distance but you don’t need to visit these as you can purchase all that you need locally. Overall, we cannot fault this cottage and the surrounding areas. We have loved our holiday and will be returning in the non too distant future. Thanks Rachel and Graham.
Visited August 2020
Written 22 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek631990
Trek631990
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We work hard to make sure the cottage is well equipped, properly organised and clean. Our aim is to make guests feel comfortable and to ensure settling in is easy. I appreciate the comments about the garden. We spend time weeding and tidying each week so it is a pleasant space in which to relax and of course for visiting dogs to enjoy! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you all again sometime. Best wishes Rachel & Graham
Written 5 September 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James C
James C
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic
We have just spent a week here in this beautiful cottage. The cottage is spotless and very well cared for with all the quality home comforts that you require. We would highly recommend and we would return. Definitely 10/10 thank you Rachel and Graham
Visited July 2020
Written 30 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek631990
Trek631990
Thank you so much for this lovely review. It means a lot, especially during these times when people need to know the property they are considering will be clean and comfortable. You are welcome anytime.
Written 3 August 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elizabeth V
Elizabeth V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Buttermere Cottage
Absolutely stunning time in the beautiful Buttrmere Cottage, perfect for a girly retreat away from the city. Two absolute beautiful hosts, gorgeous scenery, could not ask for anything more. If you’re looking for a lovely comfortable retreat in the Scottish countryside then this is your place! Will definitely be back!!
Visited February 2020
Written 8 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek631990
Trek631990
Hi Liz Good to know you both enjoyed a break away from the city lights! The countryside can be therapeutic and the light here is amazing. Big starry skies in winter unspoilt with light pollution, long light evenings in the summer! I'm glad you found the cottage to be comfortable. You are welcome here anytime! Thanks for taking the time to add a review. Best Wishes Rachel & Graham
Written 10 March 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andrew Laurence F
Andrew Laurence F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great cottage for a getaway with the dog.
Myself, my girlfriend and our Jack Russell stayed in this cottage over New Year's. The cottage was warm and cosy with a brilliant information book of local things to do. The garden is secured for the dog and a very nice beach 10 minutes away. Host were very helpful and friendly. We will definitely return.
Visited January 2020
Written 3 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek631990
Trek631990
Hi Andrew, Good to hear you were cosy in the winter and enjoyed relaxing in the cottage.You would certainly be most welcome to return anytime. Thanks for your kind review (sorry I didn't see it earlier!) Best Wishes Rachel and Graham
Written 10 March 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John H
John H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning cottage
This is a beautiful cottage that is tastefully furnished throughout. Everything is of a good standard and provides all home comforts. We stayed with our dog and it is an ideal location to explore the local coastline. There are also good walks nearby. The owners live behind the cottage and are very helpful. The information pack gives lots of good advice on places to visit and eat. We will certainly plan a return visit.
Visited July 2019
Written 15 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek631990
Trek631990
Thanks for your feedback John. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Best Wishes Rachel & Graham
Written 16 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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

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About the neighbourhood
The area is well known for it's beauty and friendly locals. The coast and beaches in particular are not spoilt by tourism. You will often find you have the beach to yourselves even through peak season. Everywhere you drive are plenty of option for walking through forests and along coastal paths. If you're interested in history you will enjoy the vast quantity of castles to visit. The area is also very well known for it's whisky distilleries, most of which offer a guided tour and tasting. If sport is more your thing, there are many golf courses to choose from, plenty of river fishing and surfing at Banff and Sandend. If you love fish, you'll be in the right place. Fresh fish and local fish suppers!
Getting around
As I said previously, a car and a sat nav are your best bet to get around. The roads are excellent and everywhere you drive is beautiful.
Access
Car required
How to get there
A car is a necessity in this area. If flying in from elsewhere, the nearest airport is Aberdeen (45 miles) and there is also Inverness airport(75). Although this is a few miles further it is an easy direct route along just a few roads. Both airports offer car hire. The cottage itself, although considered quite rural is actually on a good road, the A97. It makes an easy base for exploring the area. The coast and lovely beaches are a short drive away. Just 4 miles to Whitehills and 5 miles to Banff. Provisions are available in nearby Aberchirder (3 miles)
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
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Buttermere Cottage near Banff, Aberdeenshire

Buttermere Cottage near Banff, Aberdeenshire is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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