Cottage reviews

The Most wonderfully Romantic Place

Rated 5 out of 5
June 28, 2022

Everything is so perfectly organised and beautifully done.

Giles Lawson Johnston

Lakeside cottage

Rated 4 out of 5
June 28, 2022

Really enjoyed our stay. Absolutely loved the walled garden. Spent time there every day. Loved the lake and the wildlife and variety of walks. Found the cottage very comfortable and cosy..

Christeen Anderson

Simply stunning…

Rated 5 out of 5
June 15, 2022

We had a lovely relaxing stay at The Courtyard Cottage at Gordon Castle recently. The views out the front were of the beautiful gardens. The kitchen was well equipped and there was an abundance of hot water for showers and baths. The beds were very comfy and plenty clean fresh towels. We were able to walk around the stunning grounds and play tennis on the tennis courts. The staff were friendly and very knowledgable about the Castle and surrounding area when we were looking to explore. We would definitely stay here again.

Deborah McCarthy

A very comfortable place to stay

Rated 5 out of 5
June 13, 2022

Kennels Lodge has recently been renovated and completely redecorated, making it a wonderful place to stay. All the beds are extremely comfortable, the bedlinen is good quality and the bathrooms are excellent with the fantastic Gordon Castle toiletries.. The new dining room is a particular highlight and the sitting room is extremely cosy and full of super comfortable sofas. The enclosed garden with drying room for wet fishing kit is ideal and well thought out. It was a treat to be staying within the stunning Gordon Castle Estate and to be able to explore the estate on runs and dog walks. Everything was very well organised and all staff members that I contacted were great and very helpful.


A tranquil and beautifully appointed hideaway.

Rated 5 out of 5
June 9, 2022

The Quarry Gardens Cottage sits in a blissfully quiet backwater of the Gordon Castle grounds, hidden away amongst mature woodland and far from the madding crowd.
. The cottage is supremely well equipped and its wide range of facilities cover every aspect to ensure a comfortable stay. The bedroom and bathrooms are delightfully comfortable and have clearly been carefully designed by a very tasteful hand.
As a base to explore the wonderful gardens at Gordon castle and the glorious Spey side area, it could not be better placed. The nearby village of Fochabers has a wide range of shops and, I must add, an award winning fish and chip shop, which I throughly recommend!
I cannot speak too highly of this charming hideaway and very much hope to return there in the future.

Jonathan Yule, Breckles, Norfolk.

Lovely well appointed cottage

Rated 5 out of 5
June 2, 2022

We stayed in the Quarry Garden Lodge, which is delightful the bath and the wood burner being particular highlights. But the setting on the edge of woodland, by the “lost” quarry garden is magical and we had a wonderful stay.

Andrea Jane Nicholls

Response to week at Gordon Cottage

Rated 5 out of 5
May 29, 2022

Just has a wonderful week in garden cottage whilst enjoying the fishing on Brae Water. The cottage was excellent and perfect for what we needed.
Although only one salmon caught for the week the setup and rotation system was brilliant allowing a real mixture of fishing whilst being so well looked after by all the ghillies who in my opinion were he best I’ve ever had in 20 years of salmon fishing. Would I come back ABSOLUTELY!

Mark Russ

Lakeside Cottage, Gordon Castle Estate

Rated 5 out of 5
May 27, 2022

A wonderful drive past the Lake to our cottage. Lovely walks. We really enjoyed the Walled garden too. The cottage was good value for money. The kitchen was great,modern amd good stock of tea, coffee, sugar. Lots of pots amd pans etc. I would say the rest of the cottage needs a wee facelift nothing major, perhaps new couch and dining chairs. And curtains in twin room held by paperclip. However, I am sure their will be plans to update cottages at some stage. This didn’t take from our stay and we enjoyed it. Will plan another trip to and another cottage at some point in the future. Would reccomend staying at Gordon Estate cottages. Scenery was amazing, saw squrrels, deer, and duckilings with mother duck!

Lesley Wilson

Kennels Lodge

Rated 5 out of 5
May 16, 2022

A super stay. The house is very well appointed, tasteful and extremely comfortable.. The layout highly flexible and ideal for extended families staying together with a good combination of shared space and privacy with the two separate upstairs areas. The location is secluded and private whilst affording easy access to the surrounding area. No hesitation in recommending.

Charlie Betts

Very comfortable stay

Rated 4 out of 5
April 23, 2022

Very comfortable and well appointed. Staff were helpful with any issues that arose. Clean and tidy. All slept very soundly. Lovely grounds and setting. Well worth visiting the walled garden too.

Imogen Hunsley

Relaxing weekend break - Courtyard Cottage

Rated 5 out of 5
April 19, 2022

Beautiful setting, comfortable and quiet. Had a fantastic weekend. Would book again.

Nicky Wirral

Gardeners Cottage

Rated 5 out of 5
April 4, 2022

As always a very comfortable stay at garden cottage, very comfortable and always spotlessly clean on arrival.
Many thanks

Fred Stroyan

Simply beautiful

Rated 4 out of 5
March 24, 2022

The grounds are quite beautiful. I can only imagine how much more so in the spring and summer when the leaves are back and things are blooming. The washer and dryer would’ve been a great convenience, had the dryer worked properly. All in all, a wonderful stay in a beautiful guest house.


Peaceful luxury cottage

Rated 5 out of 5
March 17, 2022

Beautiful cottage, recently renovated and very well equipped. Excellent base for local activities , lots to do. Or you could stay in the cottage, light the fire, relax and when you want some fresh air enjoy the fantastic estate and grounds. We visited the Walled Garden every day and found it inspiring. The cafe and shop also lovely. We’ll be back.

James and Anne-Marie

January 2022

Rated 4 out of 5
January 11, 2022

We had a lovely stay at Garden Cottage. Great location within the Grounds of Gordon Castle and it felt very special to have private access to the beautiful walled garden. The house had everything we needed and was very comfortable.

Gemma Hopkinson

The most luxurious stay we have ever had

Rated 5 out of 5
October 31, 2021

Cottage was a hideaway so well appointed and cosy.
Nothing was too much trouble for the Estate office.
Scenery superb.

josephine rowling

3 Kennels Cottage Oct 2021

Rated 5 out of 5
October 27, 2021

Lovely location, super accommodation.
Staying as part of wedding party on site – really well organised; Kyra and the team had everything arranged and the venue was perfect.
Only improvement I would suggest is a map of the grounds for night-time arrivals; we arrived after dark and really struggled to find the cottage.

Richard Davies

Excellent place to stay.

Rated 4 out of 5
October 11, 2021

Very comfortable no 3 kennel cottage. Everything we needed and more in kitchen. With only 3 of us staying, a room and bathroom each.(suggest a hook on passage bathroom door)
Much enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone wanting somewhere to stay.

Mrs Marney Swan ( guest of Mr Richard Warner)

Great accommodation

Rated 5 out of 5
October 6, 2021

Stayed at Kennel cottage for 3 nights. What a fantastic, well equipped, cosy, spacious cottage. The garden was totally dog proof with out buildings for drying out wet clothes if required. Nice walks and the walled gardens and cafe is only a 10 minute walk away.
Julie @ Inverurie

Julie Cheesewright

Very comfortable with bathroom or shower attached to each bedroom.

Rated 5 out of 5
October 4, 2021

Good to find tea, coffee etc already in place. It would be helpful to have one or two mobile telephone chargers. Excellent rod locker. Altogether excellent!

Richar Warner