Five Scenic Escapes with Sykes this Spring
3 May 2022
Sykes Holiday Cottages are an award-winning cottage rental agency with over 30 years of experience in the industry. If you’re seeking an escape this Spring, look no further than Sykes’ top five scenic escapes in Aberdeenshire.
Sleeping up to six guests, this unique property can be found sitting amidst 60 acres of private grounds in the Cairngorms National Park. Westertown has been thoughtfully styled with a Japanese-inspired interior, with eco-friendly elements alongside plenty of space for you and your loved ones to unwind. This bright and airy property is perfect for those seeking a remote escape with magnificent views.
Nearby attractions: Settled in Strathdon, this property is ideally placed for touring the many wonders of the Cairngorms National Park. Other notable places to visit include the Victorian village of Ballater, beautiful Braemar, and Glenshee for its skiing opportunities.
The Salmon Bothy
This pet-friendly property also sleeps 6, making it a delightful stay for families or friends in pursuit of a coastal break. Overlooking the estuary and beach of Cruden Bay, it offers unrivalled views from which to dine alfresco and spend quality time together. Expect sea birds, sunsets, and sandy paws galore!
Nearby attractions: Other than its fantastic adjacent beach, The Salmon Bothy is in close reach of the Forvie National Nature Reserve, and the towns of Ellon and Peterhead for a range of amenities, while a drive along the coast will bring you to all the excitement of Aberdeen.
Davroz is an exceptional second-floor apartment overlooking the beauty of Banff and the North Sea. This self-catering abode is well-suited to those wanting an action-packed escape, with plenty of walking, cycling, fishing, and golfing nearby.
Nearby attractions: Situated on what is known as the ‘dolphin coast’, there are plenty of opportunities for wildlife watching close by. The town of Macduff is just a drive away with its Marine Aquarium, while Cullen to the west is also well-worth a visit for golfing.
This cottage makes a wonderful rental for those wanting to escape with the whole family. Sleeping up to 10 guests, you can bring everyone along on an adventure to the charming village of Old Deer. Roam the beautiful woodlands that surround the property, or make the most of its exceptional interior with the open-plan living space making the ultimate social spot.
Nearby attractions: Although the property is located in a remote location, there are still plenty of things to see and do. Find the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum and the Aden Country Park on your doorstep, or venture slightly further afield to find Mintlaw, Peterhead, and Aberdeen.
Nestled on the outskirts of Portsoy, Bullpens offers an unforgettable stay for a group of eight. Floor-to-ceiling windows let an abundance of natural light into the open space, while outside the private garden makes a glorious spot to dine alfresco on sunny days.
Nearby attractions: The Malt Whisky Trail offers a unique way to explore the area, with plenty of history, heritage, and local delicacies to uncover. The nearby fishing village of Sandend makes a lovely day out for a day filled with watersports, while Banff and Macduff are also just a drive away.
With so much to explore in the region, be sure to browse the whole catalogue of cottages in Aberdeenshire to find the ultimate escape for you.