Self-catering accommodation for two on Royal Deeside

Quiet, rural retreat with wildlife on your doorstep


In The Heart of Royal Deeside

Banchory is situated in the heart of Royal Deeside on the A93 running from Aberdeen west into the Cairngorm National Park

By Road

Sandy's is located minutes away from Banchory. The major cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are around two and a half hours away by car. The route from the south over Cairn O' Mount on the B974 is spectacular but can be a challenge in poor weather. Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands and start of the NC500, is a beautiful two and a half hour drive through the heart of the Cairngorms. Electric vehicle charging is available in Banchory in various locations.

By Rail

The nearest train station is in the lovely seaside town of Stonehaven but direct public transport links from Stonehaven to Banchory are currently not available. There are regular bus services from Aberdeen train/bus station to Banchory.

By Air

Aberdeen Airport is situated about 20 miles north of Sandy's, an easy 30 minute drive.

By Bike

We are blessed here at Sandy's. The Deeside Way passes within 1 mile of the house. The increasingly popular cycling route of The North East 250 (both road and gravel routes) pass through Banchory. The ever popular Cairn O' Mount and 'Slug' road routes come within a mile or two of the house. The Deeside Trail, a challenging backpacking route, starts and finishes in Banchory, So, why not treat yourself to a couple of days R&R, a hot shower, and a bike clean at the end of your adventure?

Guest Review

"We loved everything about Sandy’s and could of easily stayed forever. So much to explore and even just the tranquility of the garden and all it’s inhabitants was worth the visit just for that. Every room is so comfy and beautifully finished, it really felt like home and there was not one thing missing from the stay. Scolty hill is a short walk away and after a good hill walk the warm shower and warm flooring heated me right up on a Winters day. Brilliant walkable distance from Banchory and there’s also beautiful woodland to explore which is so pretty at any time of year. Thank you, we couldn’t of been more delighted, the underfloor heating / garden made the dogs not want to come home and I’m sure they told me to say thank you for their tasty treats. Sarah,Simon and their wonderful dogs were so welcoming and helpful."