Guest Information

Arrival & departures

Check in is from 16:00 and check out is by 10:00.

Welcome hamper

On arrival at your accommodation, you’ll find a complimentary Scottish themed welcome hamper to help you settle in after your journey here. It contains:

Starter pack

Because we are in a very rural location, the closest shops might not be open when you arrive. So to make life that little bit easier, you can also pre-order a ‘Starter Pack’ for £10 (we’ll email you before arrival with more information).

Each one contains:

  • Milk
  • A small loaf of bread
  • Butter
  • Half a dozen eggs
  • Orange juice.

Breakfast pack

Something else guests treat themselves to is a breakfast pack, to really help you set yourself up for your first day of exploring. Supplied by our local butchers, you can pre-order and we’ll pop them in the fridge at your holiday cottage.

It’s one pack per person at £2.45 each one containing:

  • 2 pork sausages
  • 1 slice of beef lorne sausage
  • 2 rashers of home cured bacon
  • 1 slice of black pudding


Hand soaps from the Highland Soap Company are supplied in all the holiday cottages, along with a basket of handy items in the kitchen. These contain Ecover products including washing up liquid, Multipurpose sprays, washing detergent and dishwasher tablets. Black bags, cleaning cloths/sponges and a sewing kit are also provided.

Firewood is also included, so you’ll be nice and toasty during your time here.

Baby & toddlers

  • All of the holiday cottages with stairs are fitted with stairgates (Tornahatnach, Home Farm & The Brow).
  • Cottages that have woodburning stoves have access to full surround fireguards (Brae Morlich, Tornahatnach & The Brow).
  • Highchair and/or travel cot both available on request (nb. extra mattress supplied but please bring your own cot bedding)

On-site Fly fishing

Fishing permits are available to purchase before arrival by contacting the estate’s Gillie (Gamekeeper). Please call us in advance to check availability during your stay

  • Brown Trout £10 per rod per day
  • Salmon £20 per rod per day (not available on Sundays)

It is Fly-fishing only and we do not have any equipment available to hire, so please make sure to bring your own with you.

Nearest filling station, shops and supermarkets

Alford is nearby, it’s a pretty market town with a good selection of shops and eateries. We are a bit off the beaten track, but not too far. There’s a shop just 1.5 miles down the road and a pub and restaurant a little bit further on (5 miles).

The Central Garage and Shop in Glenkindie and The Spar Shop in Ballabeg are both open seven days a week. Supermarkets are a little further away, there’s a Co-op in Alford (14 miles away) or Aboyne (19 miles); it’s a little bit further to Huntly (21 miles away) where you’ll find Asda and Tesco.

If you fancy a takeaway during your holiday or want to treat yourself to a meal out, have a look at our Food & Drink suggestions on Things to do.