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The Don View Suite

Cairngorms (30m west), Aberdeenshire
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Visit Scotland Quality Assurance Scheme - 5 Star Graded Luxury Self Catering
  • Welcoming Short Breaks, this luxurious and spacious150m2 apartment offers breath-taking views over the countryside
  • Explore the stunning 65 acres then enjoy cosy nights in front of the roaring wood burner
  • Get competitive with the whole family in the billiards room and dine al-fresco with the outdoor pizza oven and BBQ


Property code: 89718

This luxury top-floor apartment within a country house on a private 65-acre estate is the perfect place for families and friends to enjoy quality time together. With countryside views down to the River Don, you can immerse yourselves in the rural tranquillity and soak up the natural beauty of Aberdeenshire with long country walks or bike rides. Despite its peaceful, secluded position, you’re only 3.5 miles from the historic town of Inverurie, with its collection of independent shops and eateries. At the end of the day, return home to curl up in front of the wood burner, take a soak in the free-standing bath, or enjoy a game in the shared billiards room.

As a top-floor apartment, this property benefits from far-reaching views. A top-quality finish throughout makes this a special place to stay, with careful attention to detail and original features adding character and comfort.

Located in the west wing, head up the staircase from the courtyard to the second floor and enter the hall. From here, head into the light and airy open-plan living area. Whether you’re reclining on the sofa in front of the TV, playing a game of chess at the table or whisking up some treats in the kitchen, you can all luxuriate in each other’s company.

When it’s time to retire for the evening, head to one of the three beautifully presented bedrooms. The king-size has an exquisite en-suite complete with a free-standing bath and hand-held shower, whilst the two double rooms share the family shower room.

On the ground floor, guests have access to a shared utility room and billiards room.

Outside, you can explore the 65 acres of estate, which includes landscaped lawns, formal gardens and ancient woodland, with plenty of places to sit and soak up your surroundings.  Onsite wellbeing activities are available onsite including yoga and reflexology as well as Scottish native breed experiences.  Please refer to the need to know section of the webpage for further information

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 2 doubles
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 shower room with WC, and 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, handheld shower and WC
  • Electric hob and oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Laundry  room on the second floor with shared washing/drying machine
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • 65 acres of estate to explore with seat areas to enjoy the views
  • BBQ and Pizza Oven
  • Outdoor play area with sunken trampoline (children age 10 and under)
  • Beach 20 miles; shops, restaurants and pubs 4 miles
  • Shared billiards room
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Secure bike storage and bike washing facilities
  • The Gordon Suite (sleeps 4) and The Sutherland Suite (sleeps 3) are situated within the same mansion
  • Onsite wellbeing activities are available on request including yoga, reflexology, Reiki and other alternative therapies.  Group or 1-2-1 sessions can be accommodated.  Advance booking required.
  • Scottish native breed experiences available on site - learn all about the Highland Ponies and Cows that live on the estate, the history and caring for and preservation of the breeds and even get to feed, brush and stroke the animals if you-re feeling brave! Advance booking preferred.
  • Whisky tasting experiences and full distillery tours can be arranged directly
  • Arrival: 16:00 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 £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Known as the ‘Heart of the Garioch’, Inverurie is packed with history, which you can find out about in The Garioch Heritage Centre in the town itself. As you’d expect from this area of Scotland, there are many castles nearby, such as Disney-like Craigievar Castle (18.5 miles), or further afield, even the royal residence of Balmoral (43.5 miles). Only 5 miles from the town, you’ll find the site of a Roman battlefield, and an atmospheric East Aquhorthies Stone Circle is only 2.5 miles away.

Keen walkers will be spoilt for choice as the property is surrounded by unbridled countryside. The Bennachie Hills (9.5 miles) are particularly popular, with the Visitor Centre offering vital information about the forest and hills.

For a stark contrast to rural life, head to the coastal city of Aberdeen (19.5 miles) which boasts historical buildings, museums, galleries, shops and eateries. It also has its own beach, with stunning coastal walks and views. The coastline either side of Aberdeen is also worth exploring with far-reaching sea views, a range of links courses for golf enthusiasts and towns with beaches, shops and eateries. A little off the beaten track, Newburgh (20 miles) is one of these towns with a relatively untouched sandy beach backed by dunes, a golf course and some independent shops and cafes – well worth the drive.

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Alasdair 23rd September 2023

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One of the best places weve stayed and we were sad to leave, the owners have done amazing work to restore it to this level. Thankyou to you both and we hope to be back again.

Reviewed by Shreshth 25th August 2023

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An absolutely fantastic place to holiday at. The area is wonderful, the seal beach at Newburgh exquisite and trips into historic Aberdeen very easy. We were amazed at the hosts' welcoming and their house (you stay in the West Wing) is amazing. We will easily go again.

Reviewed by Neil 27th June 2023

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Manar house. We were in the Don View, the largest of the 3 apartments. Dean and his family were most welcoming, making out stay all the more enjoyable. It was a great base for us as we have family in the area. Would definitely visit again, either in the same suite, or in one of the two other suites, the Gordon and Read morethe Sutherland, if it was just the two of us. A lot of work has been done converting the west wing of the house into these three suites, worth a stay Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 31st March 2023

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So much work has been put into renovating and modernising this beautiful house. The apartment is beautifully presented and incredibly comfortable; truly one of the best places we have stayed in. An hour from the Aberdeen Coast or the Cairngorms, the biggest challenge is deciding whether to go and explore or stay home and relax in luxury! The billiRead moreards room was an added bonus and much used during our stay. We will return! Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

2 more properties at this location

The Sutherland Suite

The Sutherland Suite

Sleeps: 3 | Bedrooms: 2

£1,627 - £2,152

The Gordon Suite

The Gordon Suite

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£2,158 - £2,858

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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