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Mill of Old Mains, Aberdeenshire - Sleeps 8

This beautifully restored watermill set in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire, makes a very spacious and attractive holiday retreat, set within 4 acres of grounds with a small stream babbling through, and of...

This beautifully restored watermill set in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire, makes a very spacious and attractive holiday retreat, set within 4 acres of grounds with a small stream babbling through, and offering extensive views over bordering hills and pastureland of the surrounding countryside. Very comfortably furnished throughout, with all modern conveniences including satellite TV, open fire and oil fired central heating it offers complete privacy and being set on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park makes a superb base for exploring the surrounding area. Historic Kildrummy Castle is a 5 minute drive away and Balmoral Castle and Lecht Ski Centre are reached within 30 minutes. The village of Glenkindie is nearby, with a shop, post office and hotel serving good pub food, as well as restaurant cuisine. The town of Alford which is approximately 12 miles east, has further amenities, while local attractions and leisure pursuits include Castle and Whisky Trails, Stone Circle Trail, hill-walking, mountaineering/climbing, fishing, golf, ski-ing (wet and dry), Lonach highland games, and many historical points of interest. Shop and pub 3/4 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio door. Kitchen with slate floor. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with French door, 3 twin, one with en-suite shower room and toilet (can be accessed by hall), all with sloping ceilings.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH inc (£50pw Oct-Mar). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. 4 acres with large enclosed lawned garden, terrace, patio and furniture. Balconies. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Small, unfenced stream close to property.

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Customer Reviews of Mill of Old Mains, Aberdeenshire - Sleeps 8

1st comment:  We have been to the Mill of Old Mains on six previous occasions. We are looking forward to our next visit. We have been renting holiday cottages for 16 years and this is by far the best one we have ever stayed at. March 2012.

2nd comment: This property is the best we have stayed in by far, fantastic lots of space inside and out lovly views around you nice and quiet and very relaxing. would highly recommend. Sept 2011.

3rd comment: Extremely comfortable cottage, very modern kitchen, amazing scenery and lots of places of interest to visit. Enjoyed a quiet, peaceful week with glorious weather to boot. Sept 2011.

4th comment: Beautiful high specification cottage. Total luxury. Lots of grounds and play area to keep the children busy. Very safe and child friendly house. Just missing a BBQ outside for those summer evenings! In the middle of nowhere. Nearest takeaway 10 miles. Nearest restaurant 3 miles away but didn’t accept families! Other hotels 10 miles away very child friendly and perfect meals. Aug 2011.

5th comment: Spacious, cosy and picturesque. Extremely well equipped for a wonderful family holiday. Not too far to visitor attractions, whisky distilleries, etc. Overall a stunning property! Fantastic value for money. Nov 2010.

6th comment: Excellent for families taking dogs - large enclosed garden. Large TV with SKY which was great. Lovely house - no complaints at all. Oct 2009.

7th comment: The best cottage we have stayed in during our 15 years renting cottages - home from home. Sept 2009.

8th comment: A fantastic, spacious property, well furnished & equipped in beautiful, quiet countryside. Nov 2009.

9th comment: Very spacious and clean. Well equipped. Aug 2009.

10th comment: Beautiful, spacious and clean. Fantastic space and play area for the kids outside. Sky and TV reception very poor! Had to reset several times. Hot water settings insufficient for a house sleeping 8!-perhaps dishwasher plumbed into it. July 2009.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: 19328
  • HMG Ref: 1108411
  • Number of Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps Suit: 8
  • Features: Nearby Pub, Wood Burning Stove, Spring Fed Water, Mature Garden
  • Facilities: Cot, High Chair, TV, Satellite, Wifi, Broadband, DVD player, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave
  • Location Features: Rural
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 3 Cars
  • Pets: 2
  • Things to Do

    • Aberdeenshire Farming Museum

      Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, located in the Aden Country Park is well known for top quality of its Aberdeen Angus coos (Cattle).

    • Arbuthnot Museum

      See how sea played a major role in the history, wealth and development of Peterhead.  Find out how people lived at sea, detailed models in one of Aberdeenshire's oldest museums.

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    • Kildrummy Castle

      13th century castle in ruinous state that remains a fine example of the 13th century stronghold. Open to visitors

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