GLENDYE cabins & cottages

Glen Dye is a private estate of around 30,000 acres of wilderness forest and moorland set in ‘bonnie’ Kincardineshire, 25 miles South-West of Aberdeen.

Glen Dye is a private estate of around 30,000 acres of wilderness forest and moorland set in ‘bonnie’  Kincardineshire, 25 miles South-West of Aberdeen.

Surrounded by magnificent hills and forest, you will find ‘The Sawmill’ which is described as “a private outdoors paradise” – and we couldn’t agree more! The Sawmill is just one of three choices of accommodation that Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages offer, alongside the ‘North Lodge & River Cabin’ and ‘No 4 Steading Cottage’.

‘The Sawmill’ is far from just accommodation, it is an adventure! This outdoors retreat is your very own part of the wilderness for you to call home. All set up with a fully refurbished 1955 Airstream Safari caravan where you will sleep on a giant comfortable bed! Guided by the twinkling lights you will find a cosy bathroom with hot shower, and further along the path sits your kitchen, dining room and sitting room in a wonderful wooden building originally created in the late 1800s as a kitchen, refuge and seed store for the estate foresters and now completely updated inside.

You will also enjoy your own outdoor wood-fired hot tub and a wonderful outdoor shower created in the bones of the abandoned sawmill. An opportunity not to be missed is cooking outdoors on ‘The Big Green Egg’ barbeque.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA

Finzean Estate Farm Shop

Banchory AB31 6PA Scotland GB

The Clachnaben Hill

The Clachnaben Hill is a 589 metre Marilyn (hill of any height with a drop of 150 metres) near Banchory in Aberdeenshire.
Banchory AB31 6LT Scotland GB

Corgarff Castle

Strathdon AB36 8YP Scotland GB

Balmoral Castle

The Scottish home of the royal family, it has been a firm favourite with monarchs since 1852. Purchased by Prince Albert, husband to Queen Victoria, the castle remains a private property and is not owned by the Crown.
Ballater AB35 5TB Scotland GB

Stonehaven

A pretty town south of Aberdeen, this harbour is postcard picture-perfect.
Stonehaven Scotland GB

Dunnottar Castle

Dramatic. Evocative. There is something mystical, almost unbelievable about the ruined cliff top fortress that is Dunnottar Castle. But there it is, perched on the edge of a cliff, open to the elements of the sea.
Dunottar Mains Cottages
Stonehaven AB39 2TL Scotland GB

Aberdeen Beach

All you need to make everything right in your world is to take in the salty sea air and a gentle stroll along a windswept, sandy beach.
Beach Boulevard
Aberdeen AB24 Scotland GB

Craigievar Castle

You will recognise this castle because it is the shape of castles that we see over and over again in fairy tales.
Alford AB33 8JF Scotland GB

Fyvie Castle

Castles always have a rich and turbulent history – Fyvie Castle won’t disappoint. 800 years of life and politics dominate within its walls, along with some impressive artworks by Hoppner, Raeburn and more. There is the ice house to be discovered in the garden, as well as the bird hide and the bowling alley.
Ellon AB53 8JS GB

Tolquhon Castle

There are some who say that Tolquhon Castle, open from April to September, is one of the finest, noble residences. Not surprising when you see the ornate carvings and detailing of the castle, once home to Sir William Forbes and his wife.
Ellon AB41 7LP Scotland GB

Donmouth Local Nature Reserve

Designated a Local Nature Reserve in 1992, this beach site is in the historic Old Aberdeen of the city.
Donmouth Road
Aberdeen AB23 8DR Scotland GB