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Buttermere Cottage

Buttermere Cottage

Homely and cosy cottage set amongst wonderful scenery in rural Aberdeenshire. Perfect for family holidays. 

Ideal for Family Holidays

Greeted by ample parking space, easy access and our welcoming hosts. Rachel and Graham have performed a miracle of refurbishment to make Buttermere such a warm and welcoming environment that makes you feel at home within minutes of arriving. The refurbishment has protected the ethos of the original cottage with use of sympathetic colours, materials and furnishings. The thick walls are helped by effective double glazing to keep the weather at bay when required, this also minimises any road noise.

Home from Home

The original cottage has been extended down the slope to provide an additional quiet and airy double/twin bedroom. This would be ideal to host a second couple, or indeed the children (who would be delighted with the separate environment downstairs) The property has a good sized garden which would provide an excellent space for alfresco dining or play in the summer months.

This is a simple cottage but this belies the effort that has gone into making it so. It starts with the welcome; milk in the fridge, teabags, homemade cakes in the fridge and biscuits on the table. Pristine and interesting mugs, teapot and cafetiere. A well equipped kitchen has every required utensil and quality stoneware crockery that will make a week of self catering a stress less experience.

Technology is quietly unobtrusive but the digital TV stations are a welcome addition to the DVD player and the playstation. The USB sockets in the kitchen are useful addition and the effective wifi is one of life’s essentials!

Home comforts extend to board games, DVDs and books available too. I was particularly impressed with the sign saying that any half-read books could be taken home at the end of one’s stay. A very thoughtful touch and characteristic of the thoughtfulness of our hosts.

High quality towels, bedding and soft luxurious mattresses make for a relaxing bedtime experience to soothe away the exertions of the day, and there is so much to do in the area….

Perfect Days

First time visitors to Aberdeenshire will be amazed at the variety of things to do in the rolling and coastal landscape.

Cycle or walk along part or all the Formatine & Buchan Way  which passes through the area

Drive down the steep zigzags of Gardenstown to reach a traditional north coast fishing harbour. Visit the excellent Harbour Restaurant at Gardenstown

Visit the elegant and wonderfully restored Duff House, take a picnic and stroll through the woodlands in search of the Ice House and Mausoleum before returning to the House for scones and cakes.

Hire some clubs and visit any of the many excellent local golf courses.

Visit one of the many distilleries on the whisky trail to sample the local delights

Wonder at the skills of the coopers at they make and repair casks in the traditional way.

Castles abound, we loved the ruined splendour of Huntly Castle.

Take a stroll round Fraserburgh and respect the bravery and dedication of the lighthouse keepers at the excellent Lighthouse Museum.

Go for a cruise to spot dolphins, minke whales and seabirds.

Sample some authentic cullen skink at Cullen.

Shop at Bert Fowlie Award-winning butcher 


How to book

Call 01466 780 471  or complete the form.


  • Two Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
  • Wifi
  • Credit Card Payment Welcome
  • Minimum Price – £380.00
  • Maximum Price – £560.00
  • Pets Welcome by arrangement
  • Changeover Day – Friday
  • Short Breaks Welcome
  • Fire/Stove No
  • Owners’ Website