Glen Tanar Cottages

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Free WiFi
Dog/Pet friendly
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Escape the every day with a stay at Glen Tanar. The cottages offer a luxurious home-from-home that is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Around an hour's drive from Aberdeen Glen Tanar is a 25,000 acre estate in Royal Deeside, at the eastern edge of the Cairngorms National Park offering visitors outdoor activities or a stunning place to just relax.

STLL Licensed Properties

AS 00193F, 00194F, 00195F, 00196F, 00198F, 00199F, 00201F

What makes a stay at Glen Tanar Cottages unique?

The estate works in close partnership with the Scottish Natural Heritage, the Forestry Commission of Scotland and the Cairngorms National Park. Michael and Claire place a great deal of emphasis on conservation and responsible land management in this internationally important site. Theirs is a culture of gradually investing, of constantly improving, of sensitive adaptation to changing times. In this way, they aim at balancing the needs of a growing business with those of a rural community and a unique natural environment.

What is the capacity for Glen Tanar Cottages?

There is a range of 9 luxury cottages sleeping from 2 to 11 persons. Each cottage has its own unique character, and several of them are listed buildings. Warm, inviting and authentic, they are decorated with paintings by local artists, and handmade curtains and cushions in carefully selected fabrics, which reflect the natural features of the Glen outside.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Aboyne area?

Glen Tanar provides some of the best fishing and deer stalking in Scotland, with one of the world's greatest salmon fishing rivers flowing through its heart and a thriving deer population roaming its heather-clad hills. Within an hour drive of Aberdeen and just over an hour from Dundee, the estate is easily accessible. Walk through the purple-clad hills and towering ancient pines, breathe in the scent of pine-trees and sap, hear the soft crunch of footsteps on the trail, and the gurgle of the Tanar, as you head for Mount Keen.

Facilities & information


Smoking permitted

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Conference & Meetings




Gas / Electricity Details

High Chair

Parking Available

Spa Offsite

DVD player


Bicycling, Cycling


Flying, Hang gliding, Paragliding, Hot Air Ballooning

Horse Riding, Equestrian

Motor racing, go-karting, quad bikes, tanks

Shooting, Clay Shooting, Stalking

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks


Extra info

Room Details: Luxury, cosy cottages with a garden and plenty of outdoor space. Log burners in every cottage.
Gas & Electric Included:
Number of rooms: 2
Number of room to: 11
Price Per Week From: 330.00
Price Per Week To: 1,840.00

Arrival information & directions

Address: Glen Tanar Estate, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AboyneAB34 5EU, United Kingdom

By car - From Ballater drive East along the A93 to Dinnet; turn right to Dinnet bridge then left after crossing the river onto the B976; after three miles turn right at the Bridge and Tower of Ess into Glen Tanar; after two miles bear right at Glen Tanar House and proceed up the hill with the Equestrian Centre on your left. Follow this road round the next corner and past the 'end of public road' sign. You will enter a yard area where the Estate Office (Brooks House) is located on the left hand side. There is parking for a few cars outside the office. From Aboyne drive South over the River Dee at Aboyne Bridge turn right onto the B976 to Bridge and Tower of Ess; then as above. By air - The nearest airport is Aberdeen Airport. You have the option of either hiring a car at the airport or getting a taxi. A taxi journey to Glen Tanar will cost approximately £65 upwards. If you wish contacts for local taxi firms please call for a recommendation. A drive from the airport to Glen Tanar takes about one hour's drive, following the A93 to Aboyne. By train- You can get a train to Stonehaven or Aberdeen and either get a taxi or hire a car. 


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