Set within verdant, mature gardens, this sizeable Scottish holiday home overlooks the River Deveron and is an excellent base for fishing, walking and enjoying the very best of Aberdeenshire.
Set in the village of Aberchirder, locally known as Foggieloan, this beautifully-styled period house sleeps 13 guests across eight bedrooms. It’s close to the borders of Aberdeenshire, Moray, and Banff, with the River Deveron running by the property’s garden, so there’s plenty of opportunities to fish for a good catch or to paint this enchanting landscape. The surrounding countryside and coast boast pretty beaches, fine distilleries and mighty fortresses. It’s the ideal place to catch up with friends and extended family in a relaxed family-friendly setting while exploring this magnificent corner of Alba.
Head up the long beech-tree-lined driveway where a warm ambience awaits you at this elegant home. Step inside the property to find refreshingly bright and airy, elegant interiors where tasteful traditional style blends perfectly with contemporary touches. There’s magnificent period furniture, an abundance of wall art and authentic antiques adding charm and character throughout the property. The bedrooms have fabulous garden and river views and there are many activities to enjoy in the surrounding countryside – head north to enjoy the pretty Scottish fishing villages and beaches or west for the whisky distilleries and castles of Speyside.
The cook in your party will love the traditional Aga set in a contemporary-style kitchen which has a breakfast area and is well-equipped for family feasts; there’s a separate dining room for more formal meals. Relax and watch films together in the living room where there’s an open fire and doors leading out to the garden; or curl up with a good book in the quiet drawing room where there’s a library and a warming open fire to keep toes toasty. You’ll also find a convenient cloakroom, a utility room, and a fishing rod storage room on the ground floor.
When night falls, head upstairs where you’ll find all eight bedrooms. There’s a king-size bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, two double bedrooms (can be adapted to twin beds), two twin bedrooms and three single bedrooms. There are also four family bathrooms on this floor.
Outside, there’s a large private garden leading back towards the steep riverbank where there’s salmon fishing along a 1-mile beat, available for early bookings. Sit outside on sunny afternoons and enjoy the sight of red squirrels and birdlife in the garden, or enjoy a game of croquet, swingball or table tennis.
Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.