Self-catering holiday rental accommodation

'An excellent week. The cottage is probably the best we have stayed in. An ideal home-from-home.'

C&MM, from North Yorkshire, England. September 2020

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: 3rd January 2021

In compliance with Scottish Government legislation, we are currently unable to offer Acorn Bothy as tourism self-catering accommodation. We may be able to offer short-term self-catering for work-related accommodation for those who meet the eligibility criteria. 

However, in anticipation of restrictions easing, you can still book your advanced holiday with us, requiring only a 50% deposit to secure the booking. If you or we are unable to proceed because of anything COVID-19 related, we would refund any deposit and/or balance in full. 

Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you soon! Rick & Kirsty

This website will be updated as and when the situation changes. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Acorn Bothy offers you low-cost, high-value self-catering accommodation in rural Aberdeenshire.

We have a 100% guest satisfaction rating and the increasing number of visitors returning, demonstrates how much our guests enjoy staying at Acorn Bothy.

Check out the 'Guestbook' for the lovely comments our guests have kindly given us.

It's ideal for holiday lettings and holiday rentals throughout the year or as short-term accommodation whilst working in the North East of Scotland.

We have kitted out Acorn Bothy with everything we think you'll need for a 'home-from-home'. In fact one of our guests claimed Acorn Bothy had more facilities than their own home!

Acorn Bothy is a holiday cottage close to Aberdeen, Dyce, Altens, Peterhead, Inverurie, Huntly, Alford, Westhill, Aboyne, Banchory, Kemnay, Kintore, Cults, Newmachar and Insch.

The 'Local Area' section of this website gives you a snapshot of things to do in the area.

If you enjoy any specific hobbies, pastimes, sports or interests, we'll try to give you some pointers locally - there are loads of excellent and varied walks in the area, as well as world-renowned salmon and trout fishing beats, mountain-bike trails and idyllic golf courses. Alford is also home of the famous Aberdeen Angus beef, so you're sure to get a choice cut nearby.

We can certainly recommend some of our local whiskies, including Ardmore, Glen Garrioch and Glen Moray. The distilleries are all close by and on the well-established and popular Speyside whisky trail.

If you would like to stay at Acorn Bothy, please check the 'Availability' page and do get in touch with us.

We look forward to welcoming you to Acorn Bothy soon!

Rick & Kirsty


  • Free unlimited WiFi
  • Kerosene oil heating
  • Cooking by gas
  • Bath and hand towels
  • Crisp cotton bed linen
  • Summer and winter duvet
  • Selection of pillows
  • TV with DVD player
  • CD player, radio and MP3 player
  • Dishwasher & washing machine
  • Tea bags, instant coffee & sugar provided
  • Microwave with grill function
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Access to library of books, CD's and over 60 DVD's
  • Hulstra designer king-size bed