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Sleeps 10 adults
+ 3 children
Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms 5 Pets 4 Welcome Region Aberdeenshire Town/village Huntly
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Riverside Holiday House, near Huntly (130)

Unspoilt and undiscovered, this beautiful country house sits above the river Deveron, and is an ideal place for a family holiday, to cast a line or just to enjoy the peace and quiet

Set in beautiful mature grounds, this traditional country house is a perfect retreat for a large family holiday. Built in 1936 in a traditional and elegant style the property enjoys a fantastic aspect and is accessed by a magnificent tree lined drive. The elegant drawing room is the ideal place for adults to gather whilst the comfortable sitting room is a great space for the children to relax and play. The kitchen is well equipped for your needs.

The 8 bedrooms are spread over the first floor are each are uniquely decorated in a comfortable style. There is plenty of parking available at this large holiday home for 8 cars. This secluded site was well chosen as it overlooks a bend in the river and takes in the rolling countryside. There is fishing that can be taken on the one mile of river, which is for both banks, for two rods, which is by separate arrangement.

The impressive drawing room bay windowsThe classic dining room can seat 10

Living Space

Reception rooms

The elegant drawing room is situated at the front of the house with an impressive bay window which overlooks the lawn, with comfortable seating, an open fire and a TV. With the feel of a family home, even with touches of grandeur, this is a room you can definitely relax in. Next door is a small study, which is a small scale version of a sitting room, with an open fire and comfortable armchairs, and this is a great room to hide away to read the morning papers in peace. On the top floor, the second floor, is a an old games room, which is relatively unfurnished, but there is a table tennis table there for the entertainment of children.

Kitchen / Dining

The kitchen is a large room, with enough space for the kitchen area and a seating area. In recent years it has been upgraded and with the granite work top space on the work-island and unit tops, there is plenty of room to prepare meals. For cooking there is the choice of using the AGA or the integral electric hobs and oven, or both. With a fridge/freezer, a microwave and 2 dishwashers, the catering side of things is catered for, so to speak. Breakfasting at the table by the window can seat 12 people. The dining room is next door and is a classic room, with dining capacity for up to 10 people. A utility room is next door to the kitchen,

  • Aga
  • Dishwasher, 2
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Garden Furniture
  • Heating, Central
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Open Fires
  • Oven, hob, electric
  • Sporting activities available
  • Study
  • Telephone, Honesty System
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • TV, Freeview channels
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Wooded area
The second double bedroom shares a bathroom

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 10 + 3

All the bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the floor above, with the river facing section of the house with the principle bedrooms. 

The four bedrooms at the front are Green, Blue, Colonels and Master.

Bedroom 1 Green twin bedroom

Bedroom 2 Blue - twin bedroom 

Bedroom 3 Colonels - double bedroom

Bedroom 4 Master - double bedroom is located above the drawing room, with an en-suite bathroom, which is also accessible from the corridor.

Then there are four rooms down the spine of the house

Bedroom 5 Yellow single bedroom

Bedroom 6 Black single bedroom

Bedroom 7 Smithy Croft single bedroom

Bedroom 8 Upper Back twin bedroom

All the bedrooms share five bathrooms, of which one of these is the en-suite to the master double room, which is accessed off the corridor.

  • 3 Single Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 3 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
This tree lined driveway leads to the houseThe house sits above the river Deveron

Grounds & Surrounds

It is located in the countryside 47 miles to the north west of Aberdeen, 12 miles from Huntly. The nearest major supermarket can be found in Huntly, as well as other good general stores. However there are some simple shops including a Co-op at Aberchirder which is only 4 miles away. 

For golfers, there is a good local course at Huntly, with Royal Aberdeen and Trump International Links course within an hour. Aberdeen is the oil capital of Scotland, with many restaurants, shops, clubs and museums. The “Castle Trail” is a must, with Fyvie Castle being the nearest. Other activities include fishing on the river Deveron and a falconry centre in the area. Glendronach is the nearest distillery


Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 4 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen, towels, electricity and heatingand an initial supply of fuel for the open fires

Notes & Warnings

Please note a housekeeper comes in daily and works on behalf of the house.

Stag and Hen bookings may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval. Neither the Owner nor the Agent will accept any liability should a booking be confirmed as a consequence of non-disclosure of the above which may later result in a booking cancellation by the Owner. For more information on this matter please speak to a member of our staff.

Additional pets (over 4) are restricted to external kennel only - no access to house allowed.

There is a private water supply at this property, which is checked and approved on an annual basis by the local authority.


Nestled in the Aberdeenshire countryside is the pleasant town of Huntly. The town’s main attraction is the magnificent ruins of Huntly Castle, the 12th Century motte and bailey style castle served as a residence for many centuries, and is said to have sheltered Robert the Bruce in the 14th Century. Leith Hall provides beautifully maintained gardens to enjoy a stroll, and a number of marked mixed woodland walks. Huntly Golf Club is set in the rolling parkland between the Rivers Deveron and Bogie, with the castle providing a magnificent backdrop to the 2nd hole. The town is situated on edge of the Speyside Whisky trail, and a few miles north east is the Glendronach Distillery, offering tours of the facilities. For those looking for a bit of adventure, take a trip to the Huntly Nordic Outdoor Centre, offering a range of activities, including recreational skiing, and mountain biking.    


Aberdeenshire, located on the north east of Scotland’s mainland, boasts a unique array of landscape and heritage.  The historic county of Banffshire on the north coast is now commonly considered to be part of Aberdeenshire. The many miles of easterly coastline offers rugged cliffs as well as sandy beaches and appeals to watersport enthusiasts. The inland westerly border incorporates the Cairngorm National Park, attracting walkers and explorers. The region is home the Lecht Ski Resort, and Glenshee Ski Resort, so really can cater for a massive range of sports! Investigation of the Castle Trail is a must – the trail takes in 17 of the best castles Aberdeenshire has to offer, including Balmoral Castle, seasonal home to the Royal Family. Aberdeen plays a part in the oil and gas industry forming a land base for the North Sea oil rigs, however don’t be deceived by what you may find here – the city has won the ‘Britain in Bloom’ award a record breaking 13 times, thanks to its incredible number of parks and gardens, and is home to a beautiful stretch of sandy beach. Its nickname the ‘Granite City’ is courtesy of its quarrying history, and the famous 'Granite Mile' (Union Street) is home to many shops. The traditional neighbouring towns of Banff and Macduff sit on either side of the River Deveron, a popular fishing river, and nearby you will find the magnificent Duff House. Other large towns in the area include Peterhead and Fraserburgh, both fishing towns on the north east coast, and the market town of Inverurie. 

Highlands and Islands

This region takes in Inverness-shire, Ross-shire, Sutherland, Caithness and the islands include the Inner and Outer Hebrides as well as Orkney and the Shetland islands. For spectacular scenery the Highlands of Scotland provides some of the best, with a huge expanse of area full of mountains, lochs and glens full of romance, wildlife and scenic beauty. The heritage of this area includes Culloden, taking the ferry to the Isle of Skye or just taking in one of the many castles like Eilean Donan. There is also an immense range of wildlife to be found. 


Area Aberdeenshire Type of location Countryside Nearest shop 12 miles Nearest supermarket 12 miles Nearest pub 5 miles
Nearest Airport
Aberdeen 43 miles
Inverness 67 miles
Nearest Train Station
Huntly 12 miles


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