As well as its own grounds, this family home near Tarves villages is only 2.5 miles from Haddo House. A grand manor, this Victorian home has 240 acres of country park to explore, as well as a famous deer park, meaning walkers and wildlife watchers will be able to easily satisfy any cravings for fresh air and rambling paths. There are also a huge number of outdoor activities to have a go at such as biking, fishing and golfing
To top up on supplies and learn more about the local area, Tarves village is 2 miles away and home to its own Heritage Centre. As well as fascinating Edwardian and Victorian pieces, the centre also exhibits some much older artefacts too, including an incredible bronze age sword and flint arrowheads.
If history is your thing, you're in the right place. 11 miles away, you can take a trip to Fyvie Castle on Scotland's magnificent castle trail, while closer to home is Tolquhon Castle (3.5 miles). At 21 miles away, you can also visit Castle Fraser.
For a breath of sea air, Newburgh (10.5 miles) has a lovely sandy beach which is home to a 400-strong colony of seals at the mouth of Ythan River. If you'd prefer to hit the bright lights for a while, the city of Aberdeen is 18.5 miles away and boasts a plethora of restaurants, bars and attractions, including the Aberdeen Maritime Museum and the old fishing village of Footdee.