There are endless opportunities for exploring within a short drive, cycle or walk from Cottonhillock

35-minute drive to Aberdeen City Centre

30-minute drive to Aberdeen Dyce Airport

20-minute drive to Inverurie Train Station for direct trains to Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Inverness


Close to highly rated secondary schools in Oldmeldrum, Ellon & Aberdeen


Twenty minutes from the sandy beaches (and golf courses!) of Newburgh and Cruden Bay. Explore hidden coves such as Cullykhan Bay, the unspoilt former fishing villages of Pennan and Collieston, or spot puffins at the dramatic Bullers of Buchan. You can also nip round the AWPR to reach Stonehaven and Dunnottar Castle


Home to over 260 castles, stately homes and other heritage sites, Aberdeenshire is a treasure trove of history and adventure. Close to Cottonhillock you can enjoy fabulous family days out at Tolquhon Castle and Fyvie Castle, while Haddo House and Country Park is just a walk or bike ride away


The North East is a food and drink destination like no other. Within twenty minutes of Cottonhillock, you’ll find the Brew Dog headquarters, the UK’s best butcher (Davidson’s in Inverurie) and the Glen Garioch distillery, plus excellent restaurants like Formartine’s and Eat on the Green


The vibrant bustle of Aberdeen is a quick half hour away. Catch comedy and arena gigs at P&J Live, see an exhibition at the new-look Aberdeen Art Gallery, or enjoy a show at the Music Hall, Lemon Tree or His Majesty’s Theatre. Throw in the shops, parks, universities, cinemas and museums, and there’s something for everyone

With thanks to Sandy Cowie A.R.P.S. for providing some of the pictures of Methlick and the local area

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