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The Hay Loft

Banchory, Aberdeenshire

A beautifully converted farm building on a private estate in Scotland with spectacular views and plenty of peace and quiet, perfect for couples or family escapes.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
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from £1345 per week

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

How to book

The Hay Loft is owned and managed by Rachel Sedgwick.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Rachel Sedgwick.

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The highlights
  • Cleverly converted by NORD, winners of the Young Architects of the Year Award, this old hay loft is now cosy accommodation for up to four guests, retaining the window through which hay was once passed as the central feature.
  • The house is furnished in a distinctive contemporary style. Bold uses of colour and materials that reflect the natural surroundings create a cosy atmosphere alongside vibrant splashes of pink.
  • The Hay Loft also has access to an outdoor space, the estate’s custom-built wood-fired sauna and The Glen Dye Arms.
  • Located amidst spectacular scenery, with plenty to do in the way of outdoor activities, from hiking to fishing. If you fancy a change of scene, take a day trip out to Balmoral or visit the charming fishing village of Stonehaven.

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  • Dogs are welcome, however, guests are asked to ensure that they do not disturb any livestock, deer or game birds.

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The detail

Located in the heart of a private 15,000 acre estate in Scotland, The Hay Loft is a beautifully repurposed farm building, thanks to the work of Young Architects of the Year winners, NORD. The most striking element of this cosy house is the window which was once used for moving hay from the loft to the cattle below. It’s now a sitting room window with wonderful south-facing views over fields and forest. Surrounded by wild woodland and moorland and overlooked by the majestic granite tor of Clachnaben, this is a magical location to reconnect with the outdoors.

The Hay Loft is set over two floors. On the ground floor, you’ll find a double bedroom with its own private bathroom and vibrant colour scheme. Head upstairs and you’ll find the spacious sitting room which enjoys fantastic views through that south-facing window. This is an especially cosy space, with decor in rich blues and greens, echoing the colours of the surrounding landscape. Curl up on the squishy sofa in front of the wood-burner while you get stuck into a good board game or a book.

Also on the first floor, you’ll find a fully-equipped kitchen, designed in a clean, contemporary style and with plenty of natural light coming in through the rooflight above. The second double bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and has been furnished using blues and natural wood tones which complement each other beautifully.

There’s an outdoor space where you can enjoy a picnic or get a barbecue going. There’s also plenty of room for your outdoor gear, such as wellies and bikes. If you’ve been out on a long walk in the surrounding countryside during the day, a moment in the estate’s wood-fired sauna might be required. Follow this up with a trip to The Glen Dye Arms, an atmospheric BYOB pub with a gorgeous old bar, log fire and a record player.

The Glen Dye estate is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, or just those looking to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet amidst some natural scenery. You’ll find seemingly endless miles of tracks to explore by bike or on foot through ancient forests and wild moorland. The River Dye also makes its way through the estate and is perfect for fishing or a swim. If you’re visiting after a spell of rain, a canoe trip might also be on the cards. There are also plenty of places to head out for a day trip, such as Balmoral Castle, the picturesque fishing harbour of Stonehaven or the ruins of the medieval Dunnottar Castle.

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Essential
  • EV Charging Point
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Dog Friendly
  • No Smoking
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Strictly No Single Night Stays
  • Heating
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Games/Books
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Washing machine
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Tumble dryer
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  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Hairdryer
Tech
  • Sonos/Smart Speaker
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  • BBQ
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Sauna
Nearby
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Mountain Walking
  • Zoo/Wildlife park
from £1345 per week
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

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How to book

The Hay Loft is owned and managed by Rachel Sedgwick.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Rachel Sedgwick.

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Short Breaks - Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday are £1045

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