Prospecthill House ref: UK5207

Whitehouse, near Alford, Aberdeenshire

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This detached, whitewashed cottage commands a wonderful position on the Whitehouse Estate. It boasts spectacular views over the Coreen Hills from the front of the house and is nestled in a truly peaceful spot, which is perfect for guests looking to relax. The cottage, adjacent to the owners home, has been sympathetically furnished in a traditional style and offers a good level of comfort throughout, including open fires in the living and dining room, and a sun room to the front of the property where you can soak up the beautiful views.
Whitehouse is a small hamlet just a short drive away from the bustling market town of Alford, which is in the heart of Aberdeenshire. Nestled on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park, this property has great walks from the front door, with plenty of other activities nearby, including golf, fishing (salmon and trout), mountain biking, walking, climbing, bird watching, sailing and wildlife watching. Alford has many amenities including a swimming pool, library and sports centre. There are also pubs, shops, restaurants and craft shops.
Skirted by the beautiful River Don and surrounded by the hills of Bennachie and Coreen, the area is a great place to relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Alford boasts two museums, a narrow gauge railway and a huge country park area, which are great for family days out. There are also many walks to enjoy, with a historic battlefield and a golf course along the way. Alford Heritage Centre has an extraordinary collection of objects, books and images, housed in the old auction mart, whilst Grampian Transport Museum is a treasure house of transport history, displaying working exhibits and DVD presentations illustrating the history of travel and transport.
Three miles south of Alford is Craigievar Castle. This is a unique tower house built in the 1580s and was converted to its current form in the early 1600s. Craigievar Castle is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub 6 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire, Freesat TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With open fire, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Sun room.
Bathroom:
With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and sloping ceilings.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and sloping ceilings.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating and electricity, bed linen, towels and logs for open fires included. Stairgate. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 800 acre mixed arable and livestock farmland with woodland (shared with Whitehouse Estate). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring. There is a small farm dam in the grounds, 300 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Alford
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Insch
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    9.0 miles
  • Lake
    13 miles (loch)

About the local area

Aberdeen is a city of many names but it is often referred to its most popular one - The Granite City

The striking gothic Marischal College, the world's second largest granite structure, is one of many fine examples of Aberdeen's most famous export. Visitors to Aberdeen should make sure they visit the three main free attractions in the city Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Shop on the famous Granite mile where there are over 800 shops showing off everything from traditional Scottish Crafts to upmarket designer stores. Get out and explore some of the many gardens and parklands including Hazlehead Park and Winter Gardens in Duthie Park - Europe's largest gardens under glass. Just next door is the amazing sight of 100,000 rose bushes on the Parks rose mound. You also won't be short of places to eat out with food from all corners of the globe - Mexican, Italian, Greek, Indian, Thai, French, Hungarian and of course native Scotland!

Sport enthusiasts can take part in their favourites sport. Relax in the great outdoors where you'll find an irresistible mixture of golfing, fishing, wind-surfing, tennis, horse-riding and walking. But if you rather just sitting back and being entertained Aberdeen has a wide range of entertainment and events including galas, ceilidhs, world renowned festivals and Highland Games.

Nowhere will you find natural terrain more suited to golfing than in Aberdeen City and Shire. There is a choice of over 50 wonderful course set in beautiful parkland and lush greens. Try out some of the best, Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay, Hazlehead or Royal Deeside. Whatever your notion of perfect golf, you will have a truly special time golfing in this region.

If you prefer to get away from the hustle and bustle of this lively city then there are some great little towns and villages to explore nearby as well as the large expanses of rugged coastlines, a selection of tranquil lochs, and inspiring glens.

Some of Europe's finest and most unspoilt coastline awaits you on the North East Coastal Trail which starts at St Cyrus in the south and finishes at Forres to the north. Craggy cliff tops with secret cove, glistening beaches, tiny picturesque towns and secluded bays all await you along the Coastal Trail. The path covers over 80 miles of magnificent coastline with many attractions along the way such as Dunnottar Castle, Tolbooth Museum, Balmedie Country Park and Ugie Salmon Fisherings. The path also crosses many nature reserves such as Donmouth, St Cyrus and Findhorn. Being right by the sea front you can be guaranteed premium quality fresh seafood served at a top range of restaurants as well as small harbour pubs full of character.

Sitting between the dramatic east coastline and the towering peak ridges of the Cairngorms National Park are the hills and glens of Aberdeenshire. This area has a range of habitats that is matched only by the variety of wildlife that lives in them. Whether you're a keen nature enthusiast or just want to spot wildlife when on one of the many superb walks and cycle routes through Aberdeenshire this is a region that is alive with nature! Sit at the picnic area in the Huntly Peregrine Wild Watch Centre and look out for the area's residents including voles, great spotted woodpeckers, butterflies and roe deer.

Things to do nearby

Storybook Glen

The Den and The Glen (formerly Storybook Glen) offers the most magical day out for all the family.

The Cairngorms National Park

Home to over 17,000 people and extremely popular with visitors all year round, the Cairngorms is Britain's largest national park and is home to an extraordinary range of landscapes, wildlife, history, people and activities.

Alford Valley Railway

Originally built in 1859 and restored to its former glory in 1979, the Alford railway is perfect for rail enthusiasts and children alike.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

The award winning Maritime Museum in Aberdeenshire, set amongst a marvellous viewpoint over the harbour, tells the history of ship building, fishing, ports and ships.

Aden Country Park
Aden Country Park

Winner of the prestigious Green Flag award, this 230 acre country park is regarded as one of Scotland's best parks with its well-maintained green spaces and superb facilities.

The Great Inverurie Bike Ride

This fantastic 25 mile route is perfect for those wishing to explore the sites that trail along the Inverurie.

Balmedie Beach

Situated just north of Aberdeen and within the Balmedie country park, this alluring and tranquil beach is renowned for its clean golden sands and grassy dunes.

Aberdeenshire's Castle Trail

If it's castles you're into then look no further than Aberdeenshire Castle trail, a unique selection of 16 castles running throughout the historic heart of North Eastern Scotland.

Satrosphere Science Centre

This interactive and hands on science centre is a great place to entertain the children whilst on holiday. With science shows and hands on exhibitions the Satrosphere allows for a fantastically fun exploration of the world of science.

Provost Skene's House
Provost Skene's House

Dating from 1545 and furnished in the styles of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, Provost Skene's house is one of the more popular visitor attractions in Aberdeenshire.

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