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The Bothy is a charming self-catering holiday cottage providing excellent accommodation for two people in the village of Pitmedden. In a peaceful rural location at the end of a private road, yet only 12 miles from Aberdeen, the Bothy is also close to some of the best beaches in the North East of Scotland.
The Bothy is a fantastic little gem which has been completely modernised but retains the original stone wall as a feature in the bedroom which uniquely has a log burning stove. A perfect place to tuck up in bed with a good book, or sit in a chair and simply contemplate the garden.
Private parking for one car. Newly installed oil fired Central Heating throughout included in the price.
Had a much needed rest in this lovely cosy cottage – a home from home and perfect for visiting family who are 2 minutes away. Apart from a very wet Boxing Day, the weather was perfect for winter walks – cold and sunny. We visited Haddo, Forvie Sands, Pitmedden and Udny woods – up the old drove road in Tarves which was very familiar to me as a break from studying for Highers in the ’60’s! I will look forward to doing these walks again next time I am in Aberdeenshire.
I was here visiting my very sick mother and as I was born here, I just came home. The Bothy was my sanctuary after having many stressful days. My husband and my dog joined me for the last 3 nights and he also loved it. Thanks for the comfort Martha and for all the little touches that you provide. It was a pleasure to meet you and we will see you again.
Excellent place as a base for seeing everything that is worth seeing. I loved it.
Great little cottage ideal for a couple. Hosts were both welcoming and accommodating, with some thoughtful touches such as milk in the fridge and cake and biscuits. Highly recommended, bit gutted I didn’t have time to try the log burner, maybe next time.
A week isn’t enough! We’ve spent a busy week visiting friends and relations. The weather has been kind to us – some time to sit out at the front and read but not enough! The Bothy as comfortable and convenient as ever. Hope to be back next year!
The Bothy was everything we hoped for and we particularly appreciated the welcome tray. Thanks for a lovely week.
Thank you for providing such wonderful accommodation. We had all we needed and we’ve enjoyed a lovely week, with brilliant weather. This is a very good centre for exploring the area. We have been to the Garden (twice), Haddo House, Tolquhon Castle (a little gem!), The Prop of Ythsie (for the fantastic views), the monument at Tarves churchyard. We’ve walked along the coast and seen the Bullers of Buchan (amazing!), Slains Castle and Cruden Bay, and we’ve walked around The Forvie Nature Reserve (we think we walked 8 miles that day!) with its wonderful coastal views. And we visited Castle Fraser en route. And now we know what else there is that we didn’t have time to do. Its been an amazing week!
Thank you for a very comfortable stay. Enjoyed visiting “The Craft” and Haddo Park. Hope to visit again.
A lovely Scottish cottage! There was tea/coffee and even Scottish shortbread to greet us on arrival! There was a folder of local information, including leaflets and menus for nearby/recommended places, that had been very thoughtfully put together by Martha. Fresh bed linens on request and regular fresh towels, made us feel like we were in a hotel! Unfortunately I had to have some emergency dental work during our stay, and Martha thoughtfully made some delicious vegetable soup for me! I was, and still am so touched by this kind gesture. Martha truly is an exceptional host. I would recommend it for anyone after a simple Scottish get away!
Many thanks Martha for another most enjoyable stay! Such an ideal base for us to visit family and friends in the area.
Enjoyable little spot to unwind and enjoy the local attractions. We saw a great dal while we were here including the beautiful gardens, a castle, some highland games and much more.
We had a lovely stay at the Bothy and in this area of Scotland is a lovely Distillery in Oldmeldrum. There is also a very fine hotel to dine. Brewdog is a must if you like beer! Loved the walks in the Bennachie Hills so we had a lovely week and it is a good place to stay. .
Had a wonderful time here in NE Scotland: visited Tolquhon Castle, Haddo House, The Cairngorms National Forest, Culloden and Clava Cairns as well as the Loanhead Stones at Daviot and several pretty villages and enjoyed dinner at Eat on the Green! Only disappointed to have missed Pitmedden Gardens because they don't open until 10.30am which would have caused us to miss something else! Martha has been a great hostess and this little Bothy has housed us very well! Thank you Martha!
Spent a few peaceful days in my childhood home, having lived in this cottage from 1943 to 1968 (cottage has changed somewhat from those days - great improvement!) Caught up and reminisced with some "old" acquaintances. Remembering many happy memories. Martha and Jim are very welcoming and friendly as were their neighbours. Would love to come back again. PS see post from our son and daughter-in-law of February 2018. Syd & Frances, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Being a Dundee lad myself, I packed a couple of jumpers to come North. This was our first holiday back in Scotland in over 40 years when it was short sleeved shirts all the way! How lucky were we? We did most of the castles, all very different but well worth a visit and Eat on the Green on a Thursday night is well worth a booking - you will not be disappointed! The Bothy was the star though - very comfortable. We felt at home and well placed to go round the lovely countryside around. A visit to the Glen Garioch Distillery allows me to take home a wee momento. We would love to come back when Aberdeen gets its by-pass going.
We loved this Bothy, so comfortable and had everything we needed. Very comfortable bed. We visited Haddo House, Fyvie Castle and Pitmedden Gardens. Slains Castle, Collieston and Newborough for lovely walks. Went to the Craft Pub in the village and The Old Post Office which is now the Coffee Apothecary (lovely breakfast!). Had a meal at the Hotel and coffee at more places than I can remember - all good! We also went to the Aberdeen Highland Games and walked along the old railway line at Udny Station. As well as all this, we visited friends and family most days, even had visitors at the Bothy (they loved it!) A busy week for us! Thank you Martha for the "goodies on arrival" - just what we needed. Hope to be back sometime.
Thank you for a very comfortable weekend. We made good use of our NTSD and HES memberships. Need to come back to see Pitmedden garden in it’s full summer glory but the azaleas at Haddo and Fyvie made up for that absence of colour. Well worth timing your visit to Haddo to catch a tour of the house. Rounded off the weekend with a trip to Duff House, magnificently restored.
Lovely cottage, great village 2 mins walk with craft beer pub, shop and friendly locals. Martha was very welcoming and the cottage was ideal for long weekend. Can highly recommend.
A busy week for us this week visiting and spending time with our daughters and granddaughter. Bothy perfectly placed between all family members for ease of travelling. Visited a few National Trust properties all within short distance, lots of walking, returning after to the comfort of the Bothy. Really comfortable armchairs and bed. Probably return again in the future to visit family. Thank you Martha for the warm welcome, biscuits and cakes and also for the loan of the towel - much appreciated!
Thank you so much for a very enjoyable stay in your lovely bothy. We enjoyed lots of walks in the village and further afield. The meal at “Eat on the Green” was perfect! We had a very relaxing time with many coffee stops. The Bothy is very cosy and would recommend it to anyone. Hopefully return again.
Enjoyed our stay despite the wintry weather! Visited Pitmedden Gardens for the Easter Egg Hunt with grandson and family. Also had a great time at Balmedie Beach. The Bothy is really cosy and we loved relaxing here doing jigsaws and crossword puzzles… it is so peaceful. Thank you so much for this beautiful place
Fantastic Break in a wonderful location. The Bothy is very comfortable and the Craft Bar, Linsmohr Hotel (both excellent) and Co-op is very handy. Great days out at Cruden Bay (Kilmarnock Hotel very cosy) and Ythan Estuary. Bullers of Buchan very worthwhile. Log fire and welcome goodies were a real treat!
It's hard to believe that the Bothy was once home to a family with 6 children! My father was one of those 6, and lived here from the late 40s to the 60s when he then married and moved to Australia. Thank you Martha for affording me a single night stay to help connect with my father’s youth.
Fantastic little place that I will definitely use again. Great base for when I’m working in the area and everything you need for a place to stay when you are fed up of hotels! Village is fairly quiet but Coop, Craft bar and takeaway all within a few minutes walk!
Lovely location, beautiful walks, amazing food @ Eat on the Green. Very comfortable sleep, beautiful and homely bothy. Thank Jim and Martha for your wonderful hospitality.
Had a lovely relaxing stay in the cottage. Even the weather was good for October! Loved the log burner – it totally made us warm and snug! Thanks again. Steven, Lynn & Remy, October 2017
Thank you for the beautiful accommodation – we liked it here very much. We visited Newburgh, Collieston, Cruden Bay, Peterhead & Fraserburgh. Everything was wonderful, especially the great landscape. Thank you very much!
Up from the South visiting family and friends again. The Bothy makes an ideal base and we feel very lucky to have found you! Very comfortable, weather great - all we could have asked for!
A lovely week with family who live at Ulaw. I celebrated my big 70th Birthday - wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else! Second visit for me - just great as before.
We really appreciated our stay in your lovely cottage! We really felt at home. You prepared for us such a warm welcome. Thank you especially for all the advice on where we could go to see the great beauty of your beloved country. It was like a refreshment for body and soul to be here. Probably we will see each other again. We will recommend you to our friends and family at home.
Thank you for the Welcome. We have had a great week. The Bothy has been a great base to tour from and a lovely comfortable place to come back to every night!
We have all had a thoroughly lovely week at the Bothy. Thank you for everything Martha.
We’ve had a wonderful week – thank you for the shortbread and carrot cake! We’ve been with family who live nearby to Haddo House, Pitmedden Gardens, Fyvie Castle, the amusement park in Aberdeen and the Maritime museum in Aberdeen! Our grandson enjoyed finding the hidden green lady ‘doll’ in each room at Fyvie. We’ve enjoyed sitting out for breakfast and watching all the birds. Many thanks once again and we hope to return.
We enjoyed our stay at the Bothy. There is a large park and ride in Ellon opposite Tesco, good service to Aberdeen City Centre. Good food at the Newburgh Inn, Newburgh then down to the beach to see hundreds of seals! In Huntly, try the Cafe/Bistro at Deans Shortbread Factory.
This was our first visit to Aberdeenshire. We have really enjoyed our stay in a warm, cosy and comfortable cottage with everything we need provided. It is also well situated for many activities. Enjoyed visits to many NTS Castles, enjoyed the wildlife and walking, and a train journey gave us the opportunity to see the landscape from a different perspective. We now leave the comfort and space of the Bothy with many thanks to Martha!
Thank you for providing such a cosy, clean, well decorated and fully equipped cottage. We enjoyed visiting some of the many beautiful castles and gardens in the area. We couldn’t fit them all in – so we must come back!
Thank you for the lovely warm welcome - we really enjoyed our stay. It was cosy and peaceful - just what we needed!
Springtime in Aberdeenshire is lovely! The charms of the area grow on you – the more you look, the more you see!! The Castles, the coast, the gardens, seals, birds and flowers were beautiful but the space is…………. !! A lovely place to live (lucky Jim and Martha).
Had a fantastic stay at the Bothy. Martha made sure our stay was stress free – even the shortbread, tea and milk were there when we arrived! We will definitely be back.
This is our third visit to the Bothy and we have found it as comfortable and welcoming as always. We love this little cottage.
We can recommend: Wynford Farm at Kingswells – we had food there too. Also if you like wild life a visit to Newburgh Beach – the seal colony is enormous. Cruden Bay is also worth a visit. An absolutely beautiful beach, cliff walk and Slains Castle. Lunch is easy too as there are 2 hotels – both provide excellent food. Thanks again Martha and Jim. See you again soon.
We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. The cottage was was ideal for our stay in the area. We were greeted by the owner Martha and she was great with everything
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Very clean, comfortable, peaceful place to stay. Martha, the owner, lives next door and couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Thoroughly recommended.
Despite mixed weather, we have been out and about every day. Visited 3 National Trust properties – Haddo, Leith Hall and of course, Pitmedden Garden. Enjoyed nearby deserted beaches and woodland walks. Most amazing sight of the week was a colony of hundreds of seals (no exaggeration!) on a sandbank in the Ythan Estuary. Thanks to Martha & Jim for making us feel welcome. The welcome tray on arrival set the tone for the whole week!” The Bothy lacked on site freezer and washing machine.which for the price we would have expected.
This was our second visit to this delightful property. The owner Martha had left us a welcome afternoon tea complete with Scotch Pancakes, Freddo Frog chocolates for our grandaughter and Tunnocks chocolate mallows delicious. The cottage is well maintained very comfortable and cosy. We had dreadful weather during our visit but we loved coming home to this lovely warm cottage at the end of the day. During this visit we went Dolphin watching with the RSPB at Torry Battery, our grandaughter loved this. Drive a little further along the coast to Downies farm, a rare breeds farm a lovely place to visit with children. The Bothy has become part of our annual visit to Aberdeen we will definately return
We had a lovely stay, well equipped kitchen, very cosy, we had fab weather for the time of year... so didn't get to use the wood burner but we SO wanted to, logs were provided, extremely comfortable bed sleep better than at home, would definitely recommend this bothy for a short or long stay, I can say we will definitely be returning, Martha was lovely very welcoming and happy to help, fabulous anniversary meal on her recommendation, thanks for a lovely stay, karen & Paul x
Arrived earlier than expected,we were greeted like long lost friends lovely warm welcome. Bothy has everything you need for a short or long stay.Easy to get to,plenty to do in the area.We went to Cruden Bay and Slaines Castle and had fantastic weather for February.Would recommend the Bothy as there is so much to do and see .Hope to go back in the future.
Thank you for the lovely welcome and introduction to such a perfect wee place. It has been ideal for visiting family, who I don’t see as often as I’d like. We've revisited my childhood haunts and loved every minute of it. The Bothy is a cosy, warm retreat and the log fire wonderful. There are too many fantastic places to mention – get out there and have an adventure! Debbie and Craig, Lancashire, October 2015.
An ideal place to stay when visiting Aberdeenshire and also Aberdeen itself where accommodation for a couple is limited and ridiculously expensive. The bothy is clean, very comfortable and well equipped. The bothy was warm as electric heating was provided and this was needed in a chilly July. The owner, Martha, lives next door and is very friendly and attentive but not at all intrusive. There are many interesting places within easy reach - especially Pitmedden Garden with a great tea room. We did not have the best of weather but NTS castles provided cover and lunch facilities! The Co-op in the village is well stocked and there is a large Tesco at Ellon where petrol is cheaper! Well recommended.
Charming little property. Not remote as picture may suggest but hidden away and quiet though central for visiting many areas. The owner has supplied most things needed but if not, you only have to ask. There are some lovely walks around the area. I would recommend and would visit again.
Lovely stay in the Bothy. The weather has been very kind. The cottage was lovely, clean and warm, very cosy. We have visited National Trust houses, loved Pitmedden Garden. We’ve followed the coastal trail from Stonehaven to Banff – over a few days. Forvie is a wonderful place to visit and we’ve had a couple of days there. Seen seals, hundreds of birds, and on Friday the Pink Footed Geese have been flying over from Iceland. Fabulous… Thank you. I would certainly recommend the Bothy and the Aberdeenshire area to friends and family.
The accommodation is lovely all as described and really cosy. We had a super week there we were visiting our Daughter who had just moved close by. However the bothy you is also really handy for sightseeing etc. Would recommend to family and friends and will hopefully stop there ourselves in the future.
We’ve had a lovely four days at the Bothy. Martha was very welcoming when we arrived. It was great to come back to the Bothy at night after visiting relatives and friends. Pitmedden is a lovely “wee” village. We have sent photo’s of the Bothy to friends in America, who are all impressed with it. May be one day you will have visitors from Missouri!. Once again thank you Martha for your hospitality. We would certainly come back again and will recommend it to friends and family in Australia".
Many thanks for the use of the cottage. Thank you for the welcome tray. Ideal base for us. Enjoyed the wind blown visit to the beach and saw hundreds of seals and many eider ducks. Hope to return.
We really enjoyed our stay in the Bothy while visiting relatives in Ellon. It was very comfortable and well heated which was welcome at this time of year. Our dog Holly enjoyed the beach walks.
We were made to feel welcome with cake on arrival. The bothy is warm and clean with everything you need. We enjoyed our stay there. The location was handy for exploring the area.
My wife and I stayed for a month whilst I was working in Aberdeen. It's dog friendly so that helped, handy spot and plenty to keep my lady and pet busy whilst I worked!
Visitor Book Text: "It has been great here! The Bothy has everything you need. We were here for five days and it is all excellent. Very easy to get to Aberdeen and the village is very nice. Will come back again. It was nice to have tea and cookies ready for you after a long drive and a long flight! Thank you".
We had a great week of boogie boarding (Fraserburgh), hiking (Mither Tap), exploring (Banff to Dunnotar) and rambling about. We loved the trees and green and easy going folks. Watched the seals near Newburgh, fought the traffic in Aberdeen, and scoped out pubs! – Pitmedden, Old Meldrum ((Jocks), Ellon (Brew Dog and Toll House). We loved exploring the castles and the gardens of Pitmedden and Haddo House. The Bothy was top notch and very comfortable for 2. Our hosts were kind and accommodating. Hope to return here again to this Scottish Paradise.” Lesley & Linda, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 2015
We were made to feel very welcome at Pitmedden Bothy which we found to be very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The property was extremely well situated for easy exploration of most of the important National Trust properties in the area. Every one of these is well worth a visit. Unfortunately Pitmedden Garden was closed during our visit, so we will have to go back again!”
Warmly welcomed at the Bothy by Martha.Had a lovely stay for the week always warm to come back to and all the home comforts you could want. Will definitely return.
“We absolutely have loved our stay in the Bothy or the ‘pretty wee hoosie’ as our granddaughter age 7 has described it when visiting us during our stay. The Bothy is well equipped, very comfortable and well located for Tourist attractions. The cottage is well heated with the addition of a Log Burner in the bedroom and an electric blanket on the bed for cold people but we barely needed the central heating during our visit. Upon our arrival Martha left us a selection of lovely Scottish biscuits and afternoon tea including a bottle of milk in the fridge. Just little touches like this make this an exceptional stay. Thanks Martha for making us so welcome. We will definitely book again! Debs & Eric, Coventry”
Very many thanks to Martha for arranging our short notice stay at her brilliant 200 year old Bothy. We had a peaceful and comfortable stay and we intend to revisit in the future. The Bothy was spotlessly clean and we have already recommended it to friends and family when they are in the area. Peter & Mary King
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