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Proctor's Cottage

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7 Nights  

  • £2310
    All year


Short Breaks From

  • £400 p/night
    (3 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Proctor's Cottage

Proctor's Cottage is a large, private holiday home for eight people to sleep in four beautiful bedrooms. The location close to Royal Deeside and the Loch of Skene is ideal for outdoor adventures. It's incredible to think that this quiet slice of Highland heaven is only nine miles from the busy city of Aberdeen and a mere seven miles from Aberdeen airport. Before you know it, you can be practising your swing on your private all-weather putting green with its four holes, two driving cages and chipping areas. Or maybe you'll be perfecting your fly-fishing technique on the lawn in preparation for the following day's fun. The layout is perfect for families, but it also suits extended families and groups of friends, with each bedroom having its own bathroom.

Although Proctor's Cottage feels remote, all of the amenities you need are nearby in the village of Skene. Tesco and Ocado both deliver to the house, making your holiday even more stress-free. You'll want to try some things before you buy, so it's handy that the cottage is close to the famous Malt Whisky Trail. Rather than draw straws to identify the designated driver amongst your group, local tour and taxi companies are happy to provide a minivan and a driver for guests at Proctor's Cottage. If you're feeling a little wobbly the following day, swap a game of golf for a full Scottish fry-up followed by a walk through Royal Deeside, admiring the magnificent landscape that was such a favourite of Queen Victoria's.

Many guests who stay at Proctor's Cottage choose it for its proximity to fantastic golf courses that include Royal Aberdeen-Balgownie, Trump International Golf Links, and Cruden Bay, which are rated 9th, 10th and 11th out of all of Scotland's golf courses. Other local courses include those at Banorchy, Duff House Royal, and Meldrum House. With more than 550 golf courses in Scotland, you're certainly not short of choice!

Other activities popular with guests of Proctor's Cottage include fly-fishing for salmon on the River Dee, hillwalking and mountain biking, and visiting historic houses and castles such as Drum Castle, Crathes Castle, and Huntly Castle. If you fancy a spot of shopping or a meal out, Aberdeen is less than half an hour's drive.

Proctor's Cottage is available for bookings all year round. The owners have transformed the 130-year old barn into the perfect place to gather with friends and family, with all of the space and privacy you crave.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Tom Byrne joined Independent Cottages in May 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Aberdeenshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Proctor's Cottage is a deceptively simple name for what is quite a sophisticated dwelling. Entry is through electric gates and via a 120-metre private driveway, and the interior boasts modern conveniences like underfloor heating. Accommodation is all on one level.

  • Open plan living area, dining space and kitchen, designed to encourage people to socialise and relax together. Log into Netflix or Amazon on the big flat-screen TV for movie nights, or crack the seal on a fresh bottle of whisky and laugh long into the night.
  • Fitted kitchen well equipped for self-catering with high-quality appliances and all of the equipment, utensils, crockery and glasses you'll need to serve delicious meals.
  • Bedroom 1 has a flexible layout with either a double or two single beds, to suit your needs. The tiled ensuite has a large shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Bedrooms 2 and 3 are both lovely twin rooms with two single beds and proper storage. Each has an ensuite shower room.
  • Bedroom 4 is another twin room with two single beds and storage. It is next to a family bathroom with a bath, separate shower, WC and handbasin.

Outside: The house has an L-shaped floor-plan that wraps around a courtyard where there is garden furniture and a barbecue. Extensive grounds have a putting green, chipping baskets and driving cages. There is ample off-street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. Short breaks (minimum of three nights) are possible, depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Proctor's Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (1 Double/Twin, 3 Twins)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £2310
To £2310
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7718 800902 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Tom Byrne
Member Since May 2021

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