A relaxing retreat on the windswept, nature-infused Aberdeenshire coast, with sweeping panoramic views of the Ythan Estuary.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

You’ll discover the bespoke, larch-clad Beekeeper’s Bothy – one of three – perfectly positioned in the village of Newburgh, on the atmospheric Aberdeenshire coast.

Surrounded by wild, unspoilt nature, and sleeping up to four guests, you can gaze at  the Ythan Estuary (designated a Site of Specific Scientific Interest for its diverse plant and wildlife) through the floor-to-ceiling window, as you snuggle cosily up inside.

You’ll also be surrounded by everything you need to hole yourselves up in tranquil comfort, so all you need to do is bring some essential holiday supplies, and get ready to relax!  

There’s a peaceful, daylight-flooded living area with a double sofa bed, and a stylish kitchenette with a countertop electric hob, microwave, toaster, and all the utensils you could possibly want.

The shower room is ideal for morning freshen-ups, while the cleverly designed mezzanine sleeping space sits just above the living area.  

You’ll find this dreamy space furnished with a downy superking mattress, and a huge window that means you can watch the twinkling stars before drifting off, then wake to an awe-inspiring sunrise.

After a lazy lie-in, it’s time for the serious business of putting the kettle on, whipping up a hearty breakfast, and deciding how you’re going to spend the rest of the day!

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At a glance

  • A bespoke, larch clad bothy sleeping up to 4 guests, self-contained and secluded on the Aberdeenshire coast with exceptional views of the Ythan Estuary.
  • The superking mezzanine sleeping space is accessed from the living area via ladder, and there is a double sofa bed for 2 guests.
  • There is a full kitchenette and shower facilities in the bothy.
  • Take a five-minute walk to observe the local grey seal colony, visit nature reserves, play golf, follow a castle trail, or take a distillery tour… the list is almost endless!
  • The site offers a ‘Horse on Holiday’ package during the summer months, with accommodation for your equine companion (the beach is perfect for a hack.)


  • Family Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Bespoke bothy with estuary views, sleeps 2 guests.  Living area: double sofa bed with linen, coffee table, floor-to-ceiling window, kitchenette with fridge, sink, microwave, kettle, toaster, countertop electric hob, cutlery, glasses, utensils, dishes.  Shower room with WC and washbasin.  Ladder from living area to mezzanine sleeping space with superking mattress.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, horse riding, nature watching, beaches, castles, distilleries, golf, restaurants

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You certainly won’t have to stray too far… in just a five-minute walk, you can view the Newburgh grey seal colony at the mouth of the Ythan river. The vast, sandy beach and dunes will then lead you all the way to Aberdeen, if you walk for long enough!

(If you’re lucky enough to own a horse, you’ll find that the beach is a wonderful setting for a hack… and you can even take advantage of the bothy’s ‘Horse on Holiday’ package in the summer months, which offers accommodation for your equine companion.)

To the north, the Forvie Nature Reserve offers wonderful walking and cycling trails that lead to charming bays, and into the picture-perfect village of Collieston.   

Oh, and since you’re holidaying in Scotland, castle and whisky trails are surely a must! Luckily, you can discover some of the very best right here, from the majestic clifftop fortress of Dunnottar Castle, to the Glen Garioch distillery – one of Scotland’s oldest.

Wear out your senses with the never-ending charms of this magical area, before returning to The Beekeeper’s Bothy to restore them again…

… just in time to pour a glass of wine, and watch that captivating sunset.

Things to note

Check in from 3pm – 10pm, check out by 10am. Please note that the bothy is not suitable for very small children, and regrettably pets are not permitted.

Where you'll be staying

Newburgh, Aberdeenshire

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