Our normal place of residence on trips to this side of Scotland was being refurbished, so I looked around for a reasonable standin. Well what I found was more than reasonable! Everything that is rated about a B+B gets 5/5. Location, comfort, food, host's, value etc. Enjoying the first rate fresh produce in the breakfast room whilst looking out over the lovely views was an excellant start to the day. Then having Sue greet us on our return late at night with a jug of fresh milk and a carafe of iced water was such a lovely thoughtful touch. I cannot recomend Sue and Phil enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you are just passing through or staying longer we welcome you to Denhead Steading set amidst two acres of garden ground surrounded by Aberdeenshire farmland. We would like to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Denhead Steading has two en-suite bedrooms and a family bedroom with private bathroom. All rooms have a television with DVD, hospitality tray and safe deposit box. There is an iron and ironing board upon request. A guest lounge and open fire and free wi-fi is available throughout the house. There is ample off road parking and lock up facilities for bikes if required. We are situated halfway between the historic towns of Huntly and Inverurie in the Northeast of Scotland. There is easy road access from the A96 for guests who drive. The airports of Aberdeen and Inverness are respectively 45 and 90 minutes away by car. Trains run regularly from Aberdeen to Inverness with stops at Inverurie, Insch and Huntly where local car hire services can be arranged. Ideal for walkers, photographers or just sightseeing. Fancy a spot of fishing, there is the River Deveron or Loch Insch Fishery which has three lochs, providing trout fishing. Or for the more adventurous there is the Nordic Ski Slope in Huntly. Come and explore and follow our beautiful coastline (165 miles of it!!) which boasts spectacular cliffs, pretty coves, empty beaches and old fishing towns. Castle Trail - There are over 300 castles to choose from! Many within an hour's drive from Denhead. From spectacular, fairy-tale, romantic or Royal splendour to ruins. Slains Castle, known as Dracula's Castle (at present declared unsafe to go round but can be seen easily from the roadside), is believed to be the author Bram Stoker's inspiration for his famous novel Dracula, it is believed early drafts had Dracula coming ashore at nearby Cruden Bay! Or perhaps the beauty of Fyvie Castle with its 13th century beginnings to the grandeur of its Edwardian interiors, well-manicured gardens and tea room. This is just a few, please feel free to ask for more information on the whereabouts of other castles and I will endeavour to help. Distilleries too numerous to note! Glendronach being the closest to us approximately 10 mins away has superb tours and was one of the first licensed distilleries in Scotland and was one of the last to heat the stills by coal fires. Garioch Distillery half an hour away which is one of the oldest operating distilleries in Scotland and Glenfiddich Distillery about 40 minutes away, a family run distillery for generations. Please feel free to ask for further information. There is a local pub and a restaurant which serves wholesome food 15 mins away, I would be glad to book and make reservations for you. There are numerous eateries in the various towns, again I would be only too happy to advise. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Denhead Steading B&B Huntly, Scotland