Alford 5.4 miles. Originally built as a home for the workers of the National Trust for Scotland’s 18th century Craigievar Castle estate, North Mains Cottage is a charming semi-detached dwelling offering four guests a wondrous base for an adventure to Aberdeenshire. After a stroll around the parkland, take a seat on the inviting sofa, beside the traditional woodburning stove in the living/dining room, soaking up the delightful décor of the room. North Mains Cottage has been carefully furnished in an antique, country style, in keeping with its history, and there are plenty of unique delights to find, including a beautiful antique chest, which houses the TV. Head into the bright and spacious kitchen, with sunny yellow walls and a host of appliances to assist you in cooking up a feast for your loved ones, as well as a handy washing machine and dishwasher. Serve up your home cooked feast in the dining area at the classic round table, before retiring upto one of the two bedrooms for your night’s rest. Choose from two lovely twin bedrooms, with plenty of storage for your things and Scottish tartan blankets, they offer the perfect setting for waking up to views of the splendorous castle's pink turrets and stunning estate grounds. The charming ground floor bathroom features traditional wood-panelled walls and is home to a bath with an overhead shower, where you can freshen up and prepare for the day ahead. Spend quality time with your loved ones in this idyllic setting at North Mains Cottage. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1060434, 1060436, together sleeping 15 guests.
Electric central heating with wood burning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher. TV, DVD player, CD player. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off-road parking for 2 cars beside the cottage. Access to the castle grounds. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5.3 miles, pub 2.4 miles. Note: There is no WiFi at this property. Note: Dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture, you may like to bring an old towel to wipe muddy paws. Note: Fuel for the wood-burning stove is not provided, logs and coal are available locally at petrol stations and shops, we kindly ask that you do not collect wood from the estate. Note: The beds in each room cannot be made into one large bed, please consider this when booking. Note: If the Accommodation becomes inaccessible due to bad weather the National Trust for Scotland will take all reasonable steps to inform you and to offer an alternative National Trust for Scotland property. Note: There are 3 steps up to the path leading to the entrance of the cottage. Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here .
Note: Check-in from 5pm, check-out by 9:30am
Two first floor bedrooms, 1 double, 1 twin. Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Living/dining room with woodburning stove
Alford is a small rural town resting in Aberdeenshire sitting by the River Don and the hills of Bennachie and Coreen. The town boasts a rich history as it is home to the Battle of Alford battleground, Alford Heritage Centre and the Grampian Transport Museum. Alford has a variety of shops, with a local butcher and a pub, as well as local fish van visiting every Tuesday and a fish and chip van every Thursday. Just outside the town is the spectacular Craigievar Castle, while Alford also has Alford Golf Course and Haughton and Murray country park.