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Craigfall Steading

Huntly (7mls S), Aberdeenshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A former mill built in 1868 that has been converted into a beautiful steading for four guests
  • Visit the nearby ski centres including The Lecht, Glenshee and Nordic Skiing at Huntly Outdoor Centre
  • Located near Huntly, with views of the Tap o’ Noth hill and fort
Property code: 81306

A 19th century stone steading in rural Aberdeenshire, nestled away from the hustle and bustle up a quiet track. A romantic escape for keen walkers and cyclists.

Located amongst the rolling hills near the little town of Huntly, relax and slow down in beautiful Aberdeenshire and enjoy the tranquil countryside, quiet lanes, rich history and fantastic places to explore. Ideal for couples and small families that love the great outdoors, walking, cycling, skiing and fishing are all readily available on your doorstep. When the day is done, return to the warm welcome of this charming and quirky steading conversion to relax in front of the roaring wood burner.


High ceilings and cream walls give a sense of space and light, with smaller door frames throughout a charming quirk, simultaneously creating a cosy atmosphere. The interior layout is unusual, with steps in various rooms adding to the overall character, one of contemporary elegance with an authentic twist.


Up steps and into the hall, exposed brickwork leads you to a small dining area for four people to enjoy sociable mealtimes. The kitchen, compact and simple, has a beautiful Belfast sink within a wooden dresser. From here, steps lead to the patio and garden area, so open those doors and let the fresh air flood in. The elegant, and at the same time, homely lounge entered at mezzanine level has high ceilings yet remains cosy once the wood burner is lit. Perfect for resting walk-weary limbs, settle on the comfortable sofa for a movie night. Wake refreshed in tastefully decorated king-size bedrooms, furnished with soft pastel colours and grey hues. There is an additional fold-out bed in the master bedroom if required, and a soak in the roll-top bath is a daily event not to be missed.


Attached to the owner’s property, the steading is also close to a babbling stream which leads down into the shared, woodland area. There is a separate garden for guests with a picnic bench and BBQ ideal for al fresco dining during the summer months. Children will love following the path from the main lawn into a ‘fairy garden’, perfect for hours of exploring and play. Parking is available for two cars.

  • Sleeps 4+1 (additional single fold up bed in double bedroom)
  • 2 bedrooms – 2 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as 2’6” twins on request)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Enclosed garden with picnic bench and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • 7 miles to shops, restaurants, pub
  • Private water supply
  • Please note the property is accessed via a country track not suitable for low profile/sports cars

With rolling hills, open farmland and imposing mountains in the west and sweeping beaches, coastal cliffs and panoramic skies in the east, Aberdeenshire has something for everyone. The little town of Huntly (7.5 miles) has a selection of shops, restaurants and pubs whilst the market town of Inverurie (18 miles) has craft and gift shops and little eateries. Take a day trip to the bustling city of Aberdeen (40 miles), and visit art galleries, shops, restaurants, and the Maritime Museum. There are plenty of walking trails on your doorstep, including Tap o’Noth (8 miles), the site of the second-highest hillfort in Scotland with superb views over rural Aberdeenshire. Craigfall viewpoint climbs above the stately Leith Hall (1 mile) through woods to reach a vantage point over the Correen Hills, whilst The Lecht Ski Centre is 32 miles away. For those who enjoy life at a slower pace, hop on the Malt Whiskey Trail and visit Knockdhu Distillery (16 miles), Ardmore Distillery (2 miles), and Strathisla Distillery (17.5 miles) while golfers can play a round at Huntly Golf Club (8 miles), Insch Golf Club (7.5 miles) and Alford Golf Club (11 miles). Find stunning beaches along the Moray coastline for day trips of picnics, sand and sea at Inverboyndie Beach (28 miles), Cullen Beach (29 miles) and Lossiemouth East Beach (38 miles). Aberdeenshire is unbeatable for historic ruins and fully functioning castles. Castle Fraser (22 miles) has tours of the medieval Great Hall and Victorian bedrooms, plus tower-top views and a walled garden, whilst the preserved ruins of Huntly Castle (9 miles) date back to the 12th century.

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.


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Reviewed by Gurnam 16th October 2021

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Beauitful,perfect in every way.

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