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   We enjoyed our stay at the Bothy while visiting relatives in Ellon.  Warm and comfortable and very central for touring around Aberdeenshire.  Holly loved the beach walks!   Joyce and Tom, Glasgow, November 2014

   It has been great here!  The Bothy has everything you need.  We were here for five days and it is all excellent.  Very easy to get to Aberdeen and the village is very nice.  Will come back again.  It was nice to have tea and cookies ready for you after a long drive and a long flight! Thank you.   Jeff & Gillian, Pennsylvania, USA, October 2014

   We’ve had a lovely four days at the Bothy.  Martha was very welcoming when we arrived.  It was great to come back to the Bothy at night after visiting relatives and friends.  Pitmedden is a lovely “wee” village.  We have sent photo’s of the Bothy to friends in America, who are all impressed with it.  May be one day you will have visitors from Missouri!.  Once again thank you Martha for your hospitality.  We would certainly come back again and will recommend it to friends and family in Australia.
Helen & Les Mathieson, Melbourne, Australia, September 2014.

   Wonderful stay in the Bothy.  Enjoyed exploring the area including seeing the seals.  Spectacular scenery along the coastline and inland.  It was nice to come back to the Bothy each night and relax in such comfortable, peaceful surroundings.  Thank you for the welcome tray!     Sue & Jeremy, Yorkshire, September 2014

   Stayed here for 7 weeks whilst waiting to move down to Carnoustie.  Enjoyed the peace and quiet and managed to get some good work on my new photography website under my belt.  A warm welcome and Martha is ever friendly!.   Paul Robertson, August-September 2014

   Have enjoyed a lovely week in the comfortable little ‘home from home’ Bothy.  Good weather has been a bonus although we’re not too keen on ‘The Haar’ which has apparently been quite plentiful in Aberdeen compared to the usual!  Nice to have a good view and seat to enjoy it outside.  The ‘welcome’ cakes were much enjoyed! Very quiet place!            Roy & Gill, Bristol, July 2014

   We’ve had a lovely week at the Bothy.  Lots of walks and the weather has been a bonus.  Hope to bee back again.  Thanks for everything.    Robert & Olive, Co Tyrone, N. Ireland, July 2014

   Thank you for a very comfortable stay… and to Jillian for help with the washing.  A lovely retreat after great days out in Fyvie Castle, Haddo House, Portsoy, Gardenstown etc. and also a chance to meet up with relatives living in this area – the Gordon clan.      Richard & Wilma, Norfolk, July 2014.

   The Bothy is a wonderful place to relax after days exploring this beautiful area.  Collieston, Ellon along the river, the sand dunes at Balmeddie, Tarves, Inverurie, Pitmedden Gardens etc! Thanks Martha for all your help.  Ron and Glenda, Melbourne, Australia, June 2014

   I was travelling from Cornwall to Ellon to help my son and family move house and having stayed at The Bothy before, emailed Martha.  I was lucky and she arranged a 3 night short-notice booking for me.  The Bothy was far more suitable than a hotel or guest house, as I could bring my grandchildren there, giving them some time away from the disruption of the house move back at their home.  Conversely it gave me time to myself in a relaxing atmosphere.  I hope to stay again with husband:  it really is an ideal place and so nice to be able to self-cater rather than the regime of hotel or guest house.              Rosemary, Cornwall, June 2014

   Well, what can I say!  The Bothy became our home as we relocated to Aberdeen – we loved the area so much we bought a house just up the road.  I have to say that this little place became our haven as we started a new job and went house-hunting.  We were glad to get back each night to our cosy retreat.

Martha & Jim have been so kind and nothing has been too much trouble for them  They have certainly gone above and beyond.  I don’t think we could have done any of the massive changes if they hadn’t been so helpful.

We will always remember our time here and the lovely introduction to Aberdeenshire. (Don’t tell anyone how good the weather is – they never believe you anyway!  Thank you!     Tracy & Steve, Feb-May 2014


   What a lovely place and made even more special by Martha’s hospitality.  An ideal base to visit Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and I hope that we will be back.  Thank you!   Neil and Anne, Strathaven, January 2014

   We had a lovely, cosy little get away with our newborn son.  Thank you – it is a charming little Bothy!   Jake, Hanna and Arwyn, Aberdeenshire, December 2013

   Thank you again.  It’s a pity it is always work that brings me here but at least we have a cosy quiet place to come home to at night!  The Nazina Indian restaurant in Ellon opposite the library is excellent!    Jean & Tom, November 2013

   Wonderful place to stay.  Thank you to Martha for her fantastic hospitality.  The log burner has been lovely and very relaxing in the evenings.  We have enjoyed visiting the amazing beaches, the stunning cairngorms, Loch Ness, Inverness, Aberdeen and the lighthouse at Fraserburgh.  The weather has also been amazing with mostly blue skies throughout our stay.  Thank you so much again!  Laura & Charlie, October 2013.

   Thank you for your hospitality and the warm welcome.  The sweets were delicious – thank you for that.  The Bothy is a nice place to stay for two people.  It has everything a couple needs.  You can reach many places from here.  There are a lot of beautiful golf courses in the neighbourhood when you like golf! As we do!  Thank you for all and till another time…   Cecile & Arlie, The Netherlands, October 2013.

   Beautiful Bothy, well equipped and the perfect location!  I can’t tell you how nice it was to have a tea, biccies and chocolate ready for us after our long drive!  Would definitely recommend it to our stressed out city friends.      Lorraine, Joe & Dylan, October 2013.

   We enjoyed a relaxing, comfortable stay in this cosy Bothy.  The weather has been kind and we have had some lovely walks – a visit to Dunnottar Castle, climbing Bennachie, and enjoying the long beaches and sand dunes at Forvie.  Many thanks.   Elly & Jim, Fife, October 2013

   Very relaxing break – peaceful but with plenty to do in the area.  Appreciated a return visit to the beautiful bay at Forvie and other areas along the scenic/stunning coastline.  The tennis club is very hospitable (contact the secretary beforehand) & John enjoyed his cycling in the area.  The Bothy was/had   everything we needed: hospitality much appreciated.      Shirley & John, Kilmarnock, October 2013.

   First in with the new heating system!  Very cosy and welcoming.  Enjoyed our walks, looked up old friends – and the weather has been a bonus! Thanks Martha!   Christine & Iain, Kelso, September 2013

   Truly enjoyed our stay at the Bothy!! Pitmedden is a lovely village and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed and fallen in love with Aberdeen!!  Thanks Martha!  Sue & Chris, Wakefield, September 2013

   We very much enjoyed the welcoming peacefulness of Pitmedden Bothy in this beautiful area, and the warm welcome extended to us by Martha.    Ian & Maureen, Stranraer, September 2013

   Have had a lovely few days at the Bothy!  Very warm welcome and will be back for sure!!  Thanks once again.    Kenny & Callum, Kilmarnock, August 2013

   Very enjoyable week based in the Bothy.  Certainly plenty to se and do.  We managed to take in castles, beaches, distilleries, walking the peaks and enjoying the wildlife.  Dunnotter Castle was magical especially with a piper!  The coast at Collieston, Cruden Bay and Rattray were so quiet and peaceful.  Rattray Head was reached by a trek along a long track but was well worth the trek!  Seabirds were the only population on the deserted miles of sandy beach.    Peter & Julia, Wantage, August 2013.

   Late availability weeks beginning 12th and 19th July 2014 due to cancellation.

   Only here for a few days but felt very at home straight away.  A lovely quiet getaway.  Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.      Jo & Martin, Hove, August 2013

   Very pleasant stay.  Had a lovely week and we had a very warm welcome.  Would come back.  Thank you Martha & Jim.      Kevin & Linda, Darlington, August 2013

   The Bothy was a nice base for us to look at the Grampians and the Highlands.  We travelled right up to John O’Groats – the coast road was beautiful and a run over to Loch Ness on all the B roads was a delight!  Thank you Martha for your warm welcome and the goodies – much appreciated… a memorable stay.         Kay & Graham, Canberra, Australia July 2013

   We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bothy and wish we could have stayed one more week!  We did quite a lot of travelling around and enjoyed every bit of it!  The sun shone throughout our two-week stay and it was lovely.  We will be going back to France with our minds full of sweet memories!  We will gladly recommend this cosy, peaceful retreat!  Many thanks again for your hospitality!   Frederique and Kenny, France, July 2013

   You can do a lot from here!  Cruden Bay, Loch of Strathbeg, Tolquhon Castle; Acquorthies Stone Circle, Bennachie, Leith Hall Gardens, Fyvie Castle, Pitmedden Gardens and Loanhead of Daviot Stone Circle (see Bill’s poem on our Blog Page) …Terrific and we ate out!  Many thanks to Martha & Jim who have been most kind.      Bill and Anne, Cumbria, July 2013

   Wonderful place to stay – goodies on arrival much appreciated.  Thoroughly enjoyed all our visits to the National Trust properties.  This Bothy was a really good base for all the travelling around that we did.  Thanks once again.  Elizabeth & Graham, June 2013

   Thank you Martha for your welcoming hospitality.  A very peaceful and cosy place to stay after a long day’s work. Will gladly recommend.
 
Richard, Buckinghamshire, May 2013
 
   Thank you Martha for your gift of hospitality in your welcome and the food.  We enjoyed our time in the wonderful home of peace and sanctuary you have created in Pitmedden Bothy, as we reconnected with family.
 
Carol & Gerry, London, Canada, April 2013.
 
   Thank you Martha for the warm welcome.  Our second time here, and we have enjoyed our stay at the Bothy, and  being able to explore the lovely area around here.  The Bothy has been the perfect retreat to come home to.
 
Barb & Steve, Staines, April 2013

   Beautiful little Bothy!  Was just what we needed, perfect in every way.  Peaceful location – was great to get away from the busy city life.  Thank you.           Laura & Gez, Edinburgh, November 2012.

   A friendly host.  Much appreciated welcome tray.  Comfy bed with toasty electric blankets!                  Elaine & Campbell, York, October 2012

   The Bothy is a unique little detached cottage perfect for two.  A quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  Pitmedden handy for grocery shop, pub, restaurant – all within walking distance. Hope to return next year.           Richard and Rose, Cornwall, Sept 2012



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