Private Estate Cottages

Private Estate Cottages

In the heart of Scotland lies the magnificent valley of the River Dee. Rising high in the Cairngorm Mountains and running east to its mouth at Aberdeen the river flows through some of Scotland's finest scenery.

Royal Deeside is home to many fine castles, including the Queen's Scottish residence Balmoral Castle and several National Trust for Scotland properties. Overlapping the Cairngorms National Park, the region abounds with beautiful scenery, picturesque sites and special nature reserves.


Take a country break with tradition at any time of year in one of our hand-selected cottages located in some truly spectacular settings. All our cottages chosen are for their character, luxury and heritage, and are all graded 4 star and above.

By choosing to stay in one of the exclusive private estate cottages, you will have an idyllic base from which to explore some of Scotland's unspoiled landscape: championship links courses, national parks & historic castles all await you.

Private Distillery Tours

There is also a long tradition of whisky-making in the surrounding area especially in the Speyside region. Here, you will find the world's largest concentration of whisky distilleries and the ultimate Scottish experience following the Malt Whisky Trail. As you explore, you’ll meet the craftspeople who make the whiskies you love and discover some of the secrets of malt whisky country.

Country Persuits

Scotland is justifiably famous for its country sports and our cottages are a great base from which to enjoy the best that the countryside has to offer including; clay and game shoots, as well as famous fishing rivers nearby, stocked with salmon and trout. The region also boasts the famous ‘castle trail’ with more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK.