The Coo Hoose

Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
Self-catering


Warm, stylish and immaculate Royal Deeside retreat. Peaceful, rural and only a 15-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Aboyne

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

In a serene woodland setting is this old Scottish steading – converted by owners who have a background in restoration and design. They live with their children in the big manse 30 yards away, are full of enthusiasm for their new project, and love the wildlife that surrounds them: woodpeckers, owls, red squirrels, roe deer. Your stylish, light-flooded retreat is a high-spec, architect-designed conversion, with a large expanse of glazing on both sides of the living area, and bedroom windows – at either end – appropriately discreet. Colours are soothing, sofas are leather, and the wood-burner comes stocked with logs, guaranteeing good nights in. Fresh flowers, recipe books and novels add a homely feel, there’s a barbecue on the patio and Cowshed toiletries by the bath (you get a fabulous shower room, too). You’re walking distance from Aboyne, its shops, restaurants and impressive village green, focus for the Highland games. Prosperous Royal Deeside is famous for castles and fishing (the river Dee is a stroll away) – and munro-baggers are spoiled for choice!

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
After 4.00pm the day of your arrival
Check out
Before 10.00 am the date of your departure.
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 4 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £140
Weekly price
from £980
Damage deposit
No damage deposit required.
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £30-£100 per person per week.
1 Cottage for 4
From £1403 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

We have just returned from a week at the Coo Hoose, It is a wonderful, cosy cottage in a great location on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. The cottage has been completed to a very high specification with many thoughtful details and we had everything we could possibly need for a wonderful break. The welcome pack, for example, included eggs, fruit, biscuits and the most wonderful brownies in addition to the usual tea and coffee. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone wanting to visit this part of Scotland and we hope to return.

Marcelle

Fantastically well-appointed cottage, furnished and decorated to a very high standard. Comprehensive welcome pack and the log burner on in advance of our arrival made for a superb arrival. Owners very helpful and the cottage contained DVDs, maps and lots of information regarding local attractions. We had a relaxing stay and fully intend to return in the future.

Sandy

We came to The Coo Hoose from Providence Rhode Island (U.S), and it was money and time well spent. Lovely hosts who thought of every imaginable detail, and a gorgeous cottage that was perfect in every way. We loved the heated floors, the beds and beddings, the fireplace, and the full kitchen. The location is perfect (secluded and private, yet practically in town). The decor is modern and quirky (not twee), and was from out of a magazine. Loved the hens, and the countryside. It has set the standard so high, that no other rental/hotel will be able to come close. We loved it and hope to return.

Angela

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Catriona & Richard Elson

  • Aboyne is a charming village on the River Dee, set in the magnificent back drop of Royal Deeside and lies at the edge of the Cairngorms mountains. A perfect and peaceful retreat for romantics, castle explorers, and Malt Whisky distillery enthusiasts.
  • The location is famous for its micro climate and often on the national news for both the warmest and the coldest place in the UK. Whatever the weather there is something here for everyone or just curl up on the sofa in front of the roaring log fire.
  • The Boat Inn our local pub is just a short walk away on the banks of the River Dee. Wonderful Aberdeenshire local produce and can be found in restaurants and farm shops for the foodies, Upper Deeside offer some of the best game, fish and beef in Scotland.
  • The River Dee is a stone’s throw away for the fisherman and Deeside can claim some of the most picturesque golf courses in Scotland. Local outdoor pursuits for the active include; Skiing, Cycling, Munro and Corbett bagging, Horse Riding, and Gliding.
  • The Royal family love Deeside and spend the summer months at Balmoral or Birkhall with the family. There are Z-plan Scottish Castles, beautiful walled gardens, art galleries, the Granite City – Aberdeen and much more for the castle explorers.
  • Deeside is surrounded by terrain suitable for all abilities. Explore forest trails, single track desents and quiet roads. The area is a walkers paradise and offers some of the best walking in Scotland. There is no less than 24 Munros (mountains over 3,000.

Introducing

Catriona & Richard Elson

Richard and Catriona Elson live in the village of Aboyne with their teenage children. They have two self-catering special places: Coo House (in the grounds of their manse) and No. 2 (40 minutes from Aboyne; the key is left in a keysafe although there is someone on hand in the village if needed). Catriona studied antique furniture restoration at art college and has a great eye for interior décor – you’ll find striking and individual furnishings in both houses. Richard is a keen fisher and rugby aficionado.