Smithy Cottage is situated in a beautiful part of Donside commanding superb countryside views over the Howe of Alford and beyond.
There are a wealth of things to do and see in Donside and nearby Royal Deeside. Walking, fishing, bird watching, horse riding and cycling. Skiing in the winter with The Lecht 45 mins, Glenshee 1.5hrs and The Cairngorms around 1.5hrs drive.
Alford also has an open all year round dry ski slope where tubing is also offered. Local attractions include Grampian Transport Museum and Alford Heritage Centre. Alford also has an 18 hole golf course and swimming pool. Smithy Cottage is situated in the heart of the Castle and Whisky Trail with some of the oldest distilleries in the world. Take part in the many events including Lonach Games in August and the various Highland Games held throughout the region. Airport 40 mins drive, Aberdeen 50 mins drive. Alford is only 3 miles away with a supermarket, newsagent, pub, restaurants and takeaways.