This is a fantastic rural part of Scotland, ideal for those who want to make the most of being in the great outdoors while still being within easy reach of plenty to do. Head to the Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre (11.5 miles) for skiing and roller skiing no matter the weather, or get friendly with owls, eagles and more at the North East Falconry Centre (13 miles). Little imaginations will love the Grampian Transport Museum (22.5 miles) that has ever-changing exhibits and multi-media presentations.
Enjoy plenty of walks around the area, whether you want a leisurely stroll or a more challenging hike. Complete a 6-mile route starting in Huntly (9 miles from the property), through Kinnoir Wood (8.5 miles) and around the Hill of Mungo before looping back into the village. While you're there, take a look at Huntly Castle (11.5 miles), the ruins of the ancestral home of the chief of Clan Gordon, Earl of Huntly.
Less than a mile from the house, the GlenDronach Distillery is well worth a visit with its regular daily tours, showing visitors how its whisky has been made since it opened in 1826. After sampling some single malts, head to Turiff (9.5 miles) where there are plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from. Further afield, yet within easy reach is Aberdeen (35 miles) where you'll get the taste of city life if you crave the hustle and bustle. Take some time out for retail therapy, walk the cobbles of Old Aberdeen or watch at the harbour mouth to see if you can spot any dolphins.