The Scottish Highlands are a popular destination for keen golf fans, and luckily five golf courses can be accessed within 10 miles of your doorstep. Spend a relaxing afternoon on an 18-hole course, then enjoy a drink or two at the local clubhouse.
A popular visit for all the family is Fyvie Castle, just 8 miles away. This National Trust property is an 800-year-old fortress with historical artefacts and stunning portraits. Wander around the Loch of Fyvie and keep your eyes out for ospreys, otters, herons and even bats – an excellent hotspot for nature photographers.
Those looking to spend some time in a city can head to local Aberdeen (25 miles). Spend an afternoon mooching around the Maritime Museum or the exciting Tolbooth Museum, a former 17th-century jail. The city naturally offers a host of options for drinking and dining, as well as a long, sandy beach with a leisure centre and family funfair.
The area is, of course, made famous by its iconic Scottish whisky, and you'll find yourself staying in the heart of the Malt Whisky District. This area boasts the world's largest concentration of whisky distilleries and is a must-visit area for fans of the liquor. Various distilleries offer both tastings and tours and you can rest assured that you'll find plenty of quality whisky bars in the area. The majority of the Malt Whisky Trail can be found 30 miles away, but your closest whisky distillery is just 6 miles from home.