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Spacious Beautifully Furnished Rural Property In Picturesque Historical Scotland

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage on the outskirts of Rothienorman, Nr Inverurie, Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland - Peaceful Location, Beautiful Views And Within Easy Reach Of Airport, and Tourist Attractions

Baikiehill No.2 Steading is set between the villages of Rothienorman and Fisherford which provide all local amenities and restaurants and is close to the busy town of Inverurie. Walks or cycle rides from your front door take you into beautiful countryside with spectacular views of unspoilt, undulating farmlands. Located in central Aberdeenshire, and within easy reach of main cities such as Inverness and Aberdeen, there are numerous leisure activities nearby to keep you busy including golf, fishing, mountain biking, go karting and skiing at Aviemore and the Lecht. The local mountain, Bennachie, provides a number of walking trails to suit all or simply spend your time bird watching or spotting red squirrels. Set on the castle and whisky trails, this property is ideal for families or couples alike. The nearest coast is at Newburgh just a 30 minute drive away, where seal watching on an unspoilt beach provides fantastic photo opportunities. A drive to nearby Huntly or a day trip to Balmoral provides a plethora of Scottish history. For peace and tranquility remain at the cottage and light the BBQ whilst enjoying the views.

Property Manager
Darren and Sharon Hall
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Darren and Sharon Hall

Sharon and Darren Hall live with their two children in the adjacent Farmhouse. Both are retired from the Royal Navy and Darren now works as a civilian Helicopter Pilot and Sharon as a Tutor for Dyslexia Scotland. Having also relocated from the Middle East, the family have enjoyed discovering the beautiful sights that Scotland has to offer as well as its deep rooted history and variety of outdoor activities and, as a result, decided to provide a base for others to enjoy it too!

Our first year in the holiday let business went well, our guests were pleased with the cottage and its facilities as well as its location. We have enjoyed meeting some amazing and fun people and look forward to sharing our home with this years guests.

Darren and Sharon Hall purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Darren and Sharon Hall chose Inverurie

Baikiehill gives us the opportunity to enjoy beautiful scenery and a peaceful lifestyle whilst within reach of fun things to do for the kids. We have the best of both worlds!

Our family favourites include Portsoy, especially for its amazing ice cream, Pitmedden gardens are just stunning, Leith Hall has a beautiful setting and lovely walks and Loch Muich, Ballater has stunning scenery and deers roaming freely.

Now in our second year at Baikiehill we are in the process of designing our gardens and updating parking areas. The new driveway is complete and trees have been planted. We have met some great people from as far afield as Canada and have enjoyed sharing stories with some ex Naval personnel!

What makes this cottage unique

There is so much to see and do from this location. The castle and whisky trails are close and there is so much to learn about Scotland's heritage right on your doorstep.

We particularly enjoy Fyvie castle with its amazing history and the cafe has lovely cakes! The Glenfiddich distillery is extremely welcoming and the tour very professional. Haddo House and gardens are spectacular all year round and has just updated its play areas and gardens.

A day trip to Aviemore gives breathtaking views from its funicular railway or walking in the summer and skiing in the winter for the more active. Balmoral is within easy reach (seasonal) with its beautiful gardens and distillery.

We are still being tourists after nearly four years here and still have so much more to discover.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Inverurie in Aberdeenshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite toilet and sink to main bedroom. Wet room with shower, basin and toilet downstairs. Towel radiators and under floor heating.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , This can be altered into two single beds as required
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed and en suite toilet and sink. Bedroom 2 can be set up as a King size bed or two singles. Child's cot and cot bed available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Due to its rural location a car is required. Accommodation is on two storeys. There is a farm track on the entrance to the property. Outside: Large patio area and garden furniture with charcoal BBQ provided. Gardens extending to 3/4 of an acre. Large driveway. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels provided. Changeover day is Saturday or different on request.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Very comfortable cottage with total peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my elderly but active, mum while we visited relatives in the area. We were very comfortable and felt very at home. Having a toilet on same floor as master bedroom was very important but wet room down stairs worked well for us all. I always discount cottages with showers over baths for my over 80 year old mum!

Owners were very responsive during the lead up to our visit so we were clear on how to find the cottage and what to expect.

Nice restaurant in Rothienorman only 4 miles away called the "Steadin", who even do meals to take away, therefore negating the need to go to Inverurie to find restaurants every night.

Thank you Sharon and Darren for a teapot....not always included and vital for homely ambiance!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janice thank you so much for your kind review, I am only sorry we didn't get to meet you. The earrings are in the post! Hope to meet you soon.
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First rate holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

Darren and Sharon, the owners, rushed out to welcome us on arrival and showed us round the property to make sure we understood how everything worked. They had left us bread, biscuits, milk and fresh flowers as well as all the basic necessities. They were very hospitable and friendly and we got the impression that nothing would be too much trouble for them. We felt very comfortable and relaxed in this lovely, light and spacious property.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely home from home

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful and just what the doctor ordered

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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If you want 5 star accommodation but without the price tag, this is the place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The property has everything you would need for a relaxing holiday. It's size makes it all the more appealing, we've never stayed in such a large holiday property that has everything you would need to make it comfortable and enjoyable.

The views are stunning and it's so peaceful we've never had such a restful nights sleep, even with the odd Owl 'hooting' at night. Easy access to all local roads to get your groceries and get to all the touristy things you do when on holiday.

The owners are the best hosts we've ever rented from and we can highly recommend their efforts to make our stay a pleasant and enjoyable one.

We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a Scottish holiday and we will definitely consider booking here again.

Thank You.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible,sheer enjoyment

  • 5 of 5

amazing accommodation and we were treated like family, nothing was too much trouble for our hosts. we would certainly recommend a stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barry and Anne, it was great to see you both, glad you enjoyed it. Please come again and tell the girls to come up whenever they want. See you next Summer!
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Wonderful Break

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well maintained property, nothing was to much trouble for the owners and we were well looked after. We where a little late. But milk in the fridge and bread very welcome, thanks for the chocs Sharon we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: necessary


There are a variety of beaches to chose from the nearest being Newburgh and Cruden Bay, a harbour and fishing town, which is a 30 minute drive. Further North the beautiful coastline can be admired from Fraserburgh to Lossiemouth with small harbours and stretches of beach. Portsoy on the Banffshire coast is a family favourite with breathtaking views and fantastic cafes. In nearby Aberdeen the long esplanade stretches along a sandy beach ending in a busy harbour at the mouth of the river Don.


Nearest Airport is Dyce, just a 35 min drive.

Train stations at Inverurie and Insch, both 20 mins away, have regular trains to Aberdeen and further afield.

Use of car is essential to reach Baikiehill Farm.

Baikiehill is located at the end of a short farm track.


Nearest villages are Fisherford(2miles) and Rothienorman(3miles).Oldmeldrum has a small variety of shops and a village square just 12 miles away and is home to the Garioch whisky distillery.For excellent shopping, pubs and restaurants nearby Inverurie is 15 miles away and has a train station with regular trains to Aberdeen, the hub of dining and shopping. Historic Huntly boasts its beautiful ruined castle and a town square with a variety of shops, hotels and cafes only 30 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Oldmeldrum has a variety of restaurants including Indian, Thai and Bistro. Inverurie provides all major shopping requirements and has three large supermarkets to choose from. There is a variety of restaurants to suit all palets including Chinese, Indian, Italian and bistro type food. Banks, Post Office, hairdressers, doctors and dental surgeries are also to hand as well as traders selling local produce. A farmers Market occurs once a month and there are often theatre productions at the Town Hall. Eat on the Green is a famous Michelin Star restaurant which comes personally recommended and requires booking, only a 15 minute drive away.

Further afield in Aberdeen all shops and department stores can be found in three major indoor shopping malls, also housing cinemas, restaurants and bowling.

In the harbour there are numerous leisure activities, including swimming, ice skating, dry slope skiing, cinema and a funfair (seasonal). There are also a variety of theatres to choose from with a multitude of different productions.

Only 15 minutes away from Baikiehill, the Lochter Activity Centre offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits including fishing, archery and shooting. Booking in advance is advised.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Must be 18 or over to book.
A 5 night stay will be charged for one week.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is preferred as changeover day but can be flexible. Arrival between 3pm and 8pm, departure before 10 am unless otherwise arranged.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available on request. A 3 day break will be charged at 75% of the weekly cost.
4 nights or more will be charged at the full weekly price.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.