Self-catering accommodation for two on Royal Deeside

Quiet, rural retreat with wildlife on your doorstep

Local Area

 Located in Banchory

Sandy's is  located in a quiet, rural location just outside of the lovely town of Banchory, On Royal Deeside, the town boasts a variety of businesses, including  a butcher, a bakery, bank, bike shops, outdoor shop and a range of supermarkets, pubs, takeaways and restaurants. Banchory is within easy reach of whisky distillery trails, castle trails and Victorian  trails.

Walking, Biking, Exploring

There are excellent walks straight out of the house, including the magnificent Falls of Feugh, half a mile down the road. Banchory is on the North East 250 route. With Scolty Forest just a mile away, you have access to outstanding mountain biking. Some of the finest Scottish gravel and road routes are also on our doorstep. And of course, then there is the whole of Aberdeenshire within easy reach. 

Historic Aberdeenshire

If you are not a hiker, biker or runner then Royal Deeside boasts excellent fishing, golf and all forms of outdoor activity as well as being home to many interesting historic castles and other buildings. The King’s summer residence at Balmoral Castle is 30 miles to the west.

River, Mountain, City & Coast

The world famous salmon river, the Dee, is two minutes from Sandy's. Our first guest to catch this elusive fish in 2024 is pictured right.

Cairngorm National Park begins in Dinnet, a thirty minute drive away, opening up superb mountain vistas. Aberdeen City and harbour are also a thirty minute drive away, giving access to art galleries, museums and lots of shopping opportunities. And then there is the magnificent Aberdeenshire coastline with  picturesque fishing villages such as Stonehaven which has Dunnottar Castle perched on its clifftop.

Guest Review

"Very clean, comfortable and cosy accommodation that has been beautifully restored. Great secure garden area where you can watch red squirrels & woodpeckers etc on the feeders. Quiet rural location within easy walking distance of Banchory with lots to do & see nearby. The owners Sarah and Simon are very friendly, knowledgable about the local area and helpful whilst giving you privacy. A great find and would book again."