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In summer guests can utilise the dutch barn with woodburner and pool table
Take a stroll through the grounds to experience the open views
The Auld Kirk at the centre of the village
Childrens play park only a short walk away
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28 / 31  In summer guests can utilise the dutch barn with woodburner and pool table
29 / 31  Take a stroll through the grounds to experience the open views
30 / 31  The Auld Kirk at the centre of the village
31 / 31  Childrens play park only a short walk away

Headhouse Farm

Huntly (9mls SE), Aberdeenshire
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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set in the Aberdeenshire village of Clatt, surrounded by excellent cycling, walking and hiking trails through unspoilt Scottish countryside
  • Visit the distilleries of Speyside to do a spot of whisky tasting and explore the quaint seaside villages on the Moray coast and spot the dolphins
  • Within driving distance of the ski slopes of the Lecht as well as the Nordic Ski Centre in Huntly
Property code: 57368

This delightful conversion is situated on a non-working farm surrounded by the rolling countryside. Ideal for those who want a peaceful holiday and want to get away from the bustling city life.

Located on a non-working farm, this wonderful stone cottage boasts spacious accommodation for families seeking a peaceful base from which to explore the Aberdeenshire countryside. Situated within the historic settlement of Clatt, visit the ancient kirk at the heart of the village, dating back to 500AD. Lace up your walking boots and join The Gordon Way at Suie Hill (3 miles) for a day hiking the forests and farmlands of Bennachie. Golf enthusiasts have a number of courses to choose from, including the scenic course at Alford (7 miles) and the famous courses of Royal Aberdeen (33 miles) and Trump International (32.5 miles) within easy reach.

Adjacent to the owner’s home, your spacious cottage has been tastefully converted to create warm and welcoming accommodation with a rustic and homely feel. Open-plan living space is ideal for family evenings together, playing board games or sharing sociable suppers around the dining table. The windows of the cottage overlook the gardens and farmlands, creating a sense of peace and tranquillity, making this the ideal destination for a restful break.

Enter the cottage and step into the spacious porch, where you can leave muddy walking boots and outdoor clothing. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is a lovely space for gathering together to watch a family film or share a tasty meal. The stylish shower room is on this level as well as the first of the three bedrooms, a spacious room with a single bed and futon.

Take the stairs to the first floor where you will find a further two well-appointed bedrooms, both light and airy doubles, and the family bathroom with a bath and WC.

Step through the lounge’s patio doors into your private garden where you can fire up the chimenea and chat late into the evening. Beyond the garden is a large grassed area for family games of football. For al fresco dining there is a bespoke BBQ hut with seating area, perfect for a leisurely evening meal. There is also a dog kennel available and ample off-road parking in front of the cottage.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 double and 1 single with sofa bed
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, washing machine, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Restaurants 10 miles, pub 6 miles and shops 2 miles
  • Sleeps 5+1
  • TV in lounge
  • Barbecue grill hut
  • Outdoor giant games and snooker table available to guests
  • Short Term Let license number: STL-00502-23
  • EPC Rating: C
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

With a choice of farmland walks from the doorstep, step out of the front door and stroll the grounds to meet the resident ducks, horses and hens, or wander among the soft fruit fields. Head into the Bennachie Hills (15 miles) where waymarked trails lead through peaceful woodlands and past ruined settlements. Discover the Pictish fort at the summit of Mither Tap for superb views across the heather moorland and across to Oxen Crag. Climb up to the impressive remains of the second highest hillfort in Scotland on Tap o'Noth (11.5 miles) dating back between 1000 and 3000 years.

 

A little further afield, explore the castles of Aberdeenshire and uncover some of the violent history and family feuds of the area. Rumoured to have inspired Walt Disney's Cinderella castle, the pink walls and multiple turrets of Craigievar Castle (13 miles) are not to be missed. Explore the artefacts and weapons on display within the castle and wander around the impressive grounds seeking out rare plants and wildlife. Admire the impressive portraits on display at 800-year old Fyvie Castle (22 miles) and picnic on the banks of the loch. Open during certain months, the royal residence at Balmoral (37 miles) is well worth a visit, where you can explore the fabulous gardens and grounds and tour the public rooms, including the magnificent ballroom.

 

Join the Whisky Trail and discover how Scotland's most famous drink is produced. Visit the Glendronach Distillery (18 miles) on the edge of Huntly to see their whisky production process which has barely changed since the distillery's founding in 1826. Head to Dufftown (23.5 miles) where you will find 11 distilleries in and around the town alone, including the world-famous Glenfiddich where you can learn about the brand and sample some of the finest malts.

 

Lee Davies

This property is personally managed by Lee.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kay 2nd December 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage in a rural location, good base for exploring the surrounding countryside. Was covered in snow when we arrived so that gave it all an added beauty

Reviewed by Daphne 30th September 2023

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A wonderful experience. A warm welcome with lovely touches including home produce. The cottage is thoughtfully equipped for families and couples. The hosts exceptional and could not be more helpful.

Reviewed by Edward 18th September 2023

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Lovely cottage and in a beautiful spot some 20 minutes from Huntly itself. Close proximity to the east coast towns is a huge plus and worth visiting as many of these as you can fit in. Cullen in particular is an interesting town with the excellent Rockpool restaurant a must. However, book ahead.

Reviewed by Susanne 9th September 2023

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Reviewed by Sheila 2nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Carole 22nd July 2023

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Great week in a cracking spot. The cottage has lovely grounds and Sue and Brian are the perfect hosts. The welcome pack we were given was exceptional with warm bread and newly laid eggs the icing on the cake. The cottage was spotless and well equipped The ducks are very entertaining and a peaceful stay is guaranteed.

Reviewed by Annette 11th June 2023

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We loved staying at Headhouse Cottage. Everything about it suited us perfectly. Sue and Brian were so welcoming and had thought of everything from the kitchen to picnic to barbecue (the BBQ hut is FAB)! The welcome goodies were delicious and much appreciated especially the fresh strawberries and eggs! The setting is so beautiful and it was quiet anRead mored peaceful which is just what we wanted. We had great days out and a great place to relax in. Highly recommended (especially for families). Hide

Reviewed by Laura 3rd June 2023

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We stayed at Headhouse Farm cottage for a few nights at the beginning of June 2023. The house was lovely and the area very peaceful. The house was immaculate and there were a lot of lovely touches in the house that made it feel welcoming - it's clear the owners put a lot of thought into their guests and their comfort! Our 3 year old loved the park Read morenearby and the fairy doors, and feeding the ducks and seeing the horses. A lovely place to stay, would stay again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Shannon 27th May 2023

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Reviewed by Vanessa 21st May 2023

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We instantly felt relaxed walking into Headhouse Cottage and it was so quiet and peaceful that we enjoyed every moment we spent there. From watching the playful characters of the ducks in the back garden to the really thoughtful touches around the house that had been left out, we would have been perfectly content to spend our week in the cottage. TRead morehere were lots of things to do and places to explore quite close to the area so we are planning a retreat trip in the near future to explore more! Hide

Reviewed by Craig 13th May 2023

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This property is in a perfect location for just getting away to a tranquil spot. But just a 17 minute drive for every amenity, Will definitely be back

Reviewed by Julie 29th April 2023

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What a fabulous place to stay! The hosts Sue & Brian made us so welcome with fresh baked bread and eggs and other goodies - totally unexpected. The cottage was lovely - spotlessly clean and well equipped. The private field for our dog to run freely in was the biggest bonus of all. He had the best time and is missing it already! Clatt is perfectly lRead moreocated to explore the NE coastal towns and villages as well as the glorious Aberdeenshire countryside. Remember to feed the ducks! Hide

Reviewed by Allyson 15th April 2023

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Fabulous stay, Sue & Brian were very good hosts and provided homemade bread, coffee, milk, fresh eggs, bacon plus much more. Have never been anywhere that provided all of this within your package. The house was amazing, modern, clean and warm with full complement of kids toys a crib and a substantial book library. Location was quiet and relaxed butRead more not distant from local or surrounding attractions. Would definitely recommend and go again. Superb Hide

Reviewed by Lyssa 13th February 2023

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We had a fabulous stay, loads of fab things to do round about, and a lovely and peaceful location. Fed the lovely ducks every morning! Owners couldn't have been more accommodating. We had fresh bread and eggs on arrival. And during a big storm on our last night, the whole surrounding area had no power but Sue made us breakfast and brought it over fRead moreor us as she had facilities she was able to still cook on. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Linzi 16th October 2022

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We had a lovely week, kids enjoyed chatting to the ducks and horses, The cottage was clean, cosy and well equipped ,the hosts were lovely , we had some tasty treats when we arrived The village is lovely and quiet, there is about a 20-30minute country road drive to shops/pubs/places to eat, we didn't mind that at all was worth it for the peace. If yRead moreou go make sure you try out the bbq hut, loved toasting some marshmallows in there. We would definitely recommend and I would go back in a heart beat Hide

Reviewed by Clinton 20th August 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at Headhouse farm! Beautiful location, comfortable beds and the cottage was extremely clean. Extra touches were a lovely touch ie fresh home cooked bread on arrival, strawberries and eggs laid the day we arrived!! Yummy!! Sue and Brian have thought of everything and were very friendly and welcoming! Children enjRead moreoyed meeting the pony and Shetland pony aswel as the ducks and made good use of the park within a shot walking distance! Would love to revisit one day Hide

Reviewed by Jane 13th August 2022

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A beautiful cosy cottage with peaceful surroundings. Amazing views from the doorstep and lots of local walks to keep us busy. Perfect hosts who were very generous with their fresh bread, vegetables and strawberries. All those little things like tea and milk provided too. We loved the BBQ hut and spent an hour or so in their every evening with a firRead moree and beautiful candlelight. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 16th April 2022

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Great location, very tranquil, clean throughout, 1st class hospitality. Park round the corner for the grandkids. Ducks in the garden which was lovely. Everything you need for a relaxing time. Definitely stay again.

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