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Newton House

Methlick, Aberdeenshire
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 7
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Family friendly
Party houses
Wedding venues
Hen parties
Stag Parties
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully restored detached period property with private hot tub
  • Surrounded by serene Aberdeenshire countryside
  • Explore Aberdeenshire from your comfortable base and enjoy woodland walks, golfing and local distilleries  
Property code: CA249

With views out across rolling fields, this impressive stone Aberdeenshire holiday house has been renovated to offer airy, stylish accommodation for large groups of guests.

Set in the heart of Scotland’s ‘castle country’, this spacious holiday home, sleeping 14 guests, is surrounded by spectacular rolling countryside and picture-perfect views. It’s the ideal spot for friends and family to gather together and enjoy a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings with wonderful historical attractions, sporty adventures and family-friendly activities nearby. The house has been lovingly restored to its former glory and is well-equipped with everything you need for an incredibly comfortable stay.

Inside, you’ll find three storeys with wonderful views over rolling fields and traditional country-style furniture alongside contemporary touches in calm inviting tones. There’s at least one bedroom on each floor, and ample room for everyone to spread out and find their own favourite nook of this handsome home.

On the ground floor, you’ll find the heart of the home: a bright and airy kitchen and dining area with a dining table for 12 and a charming Aga – perfect for the cook in your party. There’s also a separate formal dining room with a smaller dining table and a warming wood burner. After dinner, head into the living room where another toasty wood burner (first basket of logs supplied), a TV and comfortable sofas all call for relaxed evenings together. There’s a king-size bedroom (zip-and-link) with an en-suite bathroom, and a double bedroom with an en-suite wet room on this floor.

As night falls, climb the magnificent sweeping staircase to the first floor. You’ll find a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room which has a spectacular feature stained-glass window, adding a stylish splash of colour to the space.

As you reach the second floor, you’ll find the four remaining bedrooms, all bright and airy. Each one is individually designed with its own colour theme and has its own en-suite. There are two double bedrooms and two king-size bedrooms (zip-and-link and easily adapted to twin beds).

Enjoy morning coffee outside in your own private garden, where you can all relax and enjoy the views along with your four-legged friends. Walk down to the nearby pool house and enjoy a dip in the heated pool.  Plan great group adventures for the day and, on your return, enjoy a long soak in the hot tub as you all relax and gaze up at the stars. Private parking is available for guests.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • April/May/June 2021 bookings the owners have chosen to make 3 of the bedrooms available. They are happy to offer a mix of bedrooms to best suit your party’s needs.  The reduced occupancy is reflected in the lower rate.
  • 7 bedrooms – 3 zip-and-link king-size and 4 doubles all with white Egyptian cotton bed linen
  • 7 bathrooms – 1 ensuite with separate shower, bath with hand held shower and WC, 1 ensuite wet room with WC, 1 ensuite with shower and WC, 1 ensuite with bath and hand held shower and WC, 3 ensuite with shower over bath and WC 
  • 2 log burning stoves, Aga, electric double oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Highchair and travel cot available upon request
  • Woodburner - starter pack of logs provided
  • TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • The garden is private but not enclosed
  • Ample private parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • The ground floor bedroom has been designed to accommodate wheelchair users and contains an ensuite wet room
  • Private Hot tub (please bring own towel)
  • Private water supply (tested and UV filtered)
  • Supermarket, restaurants, pub and Post Office 3 miles away in Methlick
  • Pool House - Heated pool available on site - please book time slots directly with owner prior to arrival and please bring own towel
  • 1 day fishing permit included to fish on the River Ythan - Rods hired through Ythan Field Sports


Challenge fellow guests to a round of golf on the fairways of nearby Ellon Golf Club (6 miles); Newburgh on Ythan championship links (12 miles); or Aberdeen Royal Golf Club by the Bridge of Don (20 miles).

If you enjoy nature and wildlife, head to the National Nature Reserve at Forvie Sands, a rugged landscape of wildflower trails, shifting sand dunes and mudflats, attracting a variety of seabirds including diving terns, eiders and wading oystercatchers.

Aberdeenshire is a haven for history buffs with more than 260 historic landmarks to visit in the region. The Castle Trail is a great way to embark on an adventure to see 19 of the best highlights. Visit the fascinating ruins of 16th-century Tolquhoun Castle which bears the initials of its maker (6 miles); 13th-century baronial Fyvie Castle with its spectacular art exhibits of portraits and antiques (12 miles); and 11th-century Delgatie Castle in the Grampian Highlands with its sturdy exteriors, turnpike stairs, and interesting painted ceilings (19 miles).

Closer to your doorstep, you'll find the former residence of Lord Byron at Gight Castle ruins (7 miles); and the Palladian-style Haddon House, the 400-year home of the Gordons with opulent Victorian interiors, and dog-friendly gardens to explore with your pup pals (3 miles). There's also a shop, pub, restaurant and village amenities at Methlick (3 miles).

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Guy 3rd June 2021

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Fantastic place for a getaway!! stunning location, the property is lovely with great views and well equipped for everything you might need, cant recommend enough

Reviewed by Yamika 31st May 2021

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What a lovely property! Genuinely couldnt have asked for more in terms of the house - the views, the hot tub, the pool, the amazing kitchen - it really had everything and it felt like a luxury break. Nicola was really helpful throughout our stay and we would recommend this property to anyone. We definitely want to return in the future.

Reviewed by Cristiano 17th October 2020

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There was not room for improvement, the house is superb very clean and Cousy, our family was very comfortable from the first day to the last day, excellent support from Nicola she was always prompt to help and gave us the best support to locate us the best Holliday ever. We felt very welcome from the beginning to the end. We will definitely be backRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Jen 10th October 2020

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We had a wonderful family holiday at Newton house with our 2 young boys, the place was superb in terms of facilities and a "get away from it all" holiday, and exceptional value for money for all that you get. On top of that Nicola and her team were absolutely fantastic to deal with. The boys are already asking when we can go back and we are trying Read moreto arrange it. Have also recommended to a friend. Hide

Reviewed by Barry 24th July 2020

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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.

From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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