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

Read other testimonials HERE


Yay! We're open again!

We are blocking out at least 3 days before and after each booking so that we can air and clean the property, and minimise potential COVID transmission risk. In most cases this effectively means a week blocked out between bookings. Unfortunately, this means we have significantly less availability. But please check back as this policy might change. 

We ask all guests to take a lateral flow test as close as possible to the day of their visit, and we will do the same. 

We will retain our flexible cancellation policy. If you or we are unable to proceed because of anything COVID-19 related, we would refund any deposit and/or balance in full but would not meet any additional costs incurred by you as a result of a need to cancel by either of us. 

Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you soon!

Rick & Kirsty

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/CD 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
  • Outside decking with table and chairs