The Coo Hoose


Warm, stylish and immaculate Royal Deeside retreat. Peaceful, rural and only a 15-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Aboyne


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


In a serene woodland setting is this old Scottish steading – converted by owners who have a background in restoration and design. They live with their children in the big manse 30 yards away, are full of enthusiasm for their new project, and love the wildlife that surrounds them: woodpeckers, owls, red squirrels, roe deer. Your stylish, light-flooded retreat is a high-spec, architect-designed conversion, with a large expanse of glazing on both sides of the living area, and bedroom windows – at either end – appropriately discreet. Colours are soothing, sofas are leather, and the wood-burner comes stocked with logs, guaranteeing good nights in. Fresh flowers, recipe books and novels add a homely feel, there’s a barbecue on the patio and Cowshed toiletries by the bath (you get a fabulous shower room, too). You’re walking distance from Aboyne, its shops, restaurants and impressive village green, focus for the Highland games. Prosperous Royal Deeside is famous for castles and fishing (the river Dee is a stroll away) – and munro-baggers are spoiled for choice!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from £131
Weekly price
from £920
1 Cottage for 4
From £1312 bedrooms


We have just returned from a week at the Coo Hoose, It is a wonderful, cosy cottage in a great location on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. The cottage has been completed to a very high specification with many thoughtful details and we had everything we could possibly need for a wonderful break. The welcome pack, for example, included eggs, fruit, biscuits and the most wonderful brownies in addition to the usual tea and coffee. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone wanting to visit this part of Scotland and we hope to return.


We came to The Coo Hoose from Providence Rhode Island (U.S), and it was money and time well spent. Lovely hosts who thought of every imaginable detail, and a gorgeous cottage that was perfect in every way. We loved the heated floors, the beds and beddings, the fireplace, and the full kitchen. The location is perfect (secluded and private, yet practically in town). The decor is modern and quirky (not twee), and was from out of a magazine. Loved the hens, and the countryside. It has set the standard so high, that no other rental/hotel will be able to come close. We loved it and hope to return.


Fantastically well-appointed cottage, furnished and decorated to a very high standard. Comprehensive welcome pack and the log burner on in advance of our arrival made for a superb arrival. Owners very helpful and the cottage contained DVDs, maps and lots of information regarding local attractions. We had a relaxing stay and fully intend to return in the future.


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