Dining & Accommodation
While you’re in the Buchan area there are a number of superb café/restaurants, hotels, B&Bs or self-catering options. For further details follow the website links.
Saplinbrae House Hotel
Family run country house hotel. Situated in the heart of the Buchan countryside we are perfectly placed for your holiday or business trip. We offer top class accommodation at reasonable rates and provide quality food in our comfortable restaurants, whether you're staying with us or just fancy an evening out.
Pitsligo Arms Hotel
A superb restaurant, comfortable dining room, friendly bar, excellent place to eat, great venue to relax, and clean, spacious bedrooms are just some of the advantages of visiting The Pitsligo Arms in New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire.
Buchan Braes Hotel
Located in the village of Boddam, a five minute drive from Peterhead Town Centre, Buchan Braes Hotel is a contemporary stylish 4 star hotel decorated to the highest standard. Guests walking into the Reception area will be greeted with the open plan restaurant and lounge. Boasting 44 en-suite bedrooms, 3 suites and a ballroom and only 45 minute drive from Aberdeen City Centre, this hotel the perfect place to stay when visiting the North East of Scotland.
Located on Scotland's stunning north east coast, the Waterside Inn is a purpose built hotel set in extensive gardens on the banks of the estuary of the River Ugie. With 105 en-suite bedrooms and suites, and extensive conference and banqueting facilities, the hotel makes a perfect venue for any occasion. Our on-site spa and Leisure Club, with swimming pool, sauna and steam room ensures you get the opportunity to relax during your stay, whilst our gym equipped with an array of cardiovascular and resistance equipment will help keep you fit.
Set in the idyllic serenity of the North East of Scotland, The Station Hotel Maud is the perfect location for the perfect get away. The Hotel Bar is open to non-residents and open for bar lunches every day and bar suppers Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Our restaurant, Henry’s, is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays both for lunch and evening meals. With fish caught in local waters, steaks from cattle reared locally and home cooked Scottish classics, there is something for everyone. Children are catered for with a children’s menu available.
Country Park Inn
The Country Park Inn is ideally situated less than a mile away from Aden Country Park, Mintlaw. It functions as a hotel, restaurant and function hall. It has an extensive bar, lounge menus, children's menu, en suite bedrooms and family rooms. The function suite can be used for conferences and weddings. Sunday carvery is a speciality.
Café at Aden
Located in the courtyard area, next to the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, a warm welcome awaits you at the recently refurbished Café at Aden. With the unique backdrop of Aden Country Park, the Café offers the perfect place to stop and relax over a delicious coffee and home bake.
Happy Plant Garden Centre
The Happy Plant Garden Centre is the largest Gifts and Garden Centre in the North East of Scotland. Nestling in the Buchan village of Mintlaw, less than a mile from Aden Country Park, a visit to The Happy Plant Gift and Garden Centre - renowned for its quality products and service - is an absolute must.
The Old Mart Café
The Old Mart Café in Maud is open on weekdays 9.30-4pm. There are paintings on display in the café, by a local artist Janet Ollason that can be purchased, either the originals or prints. Also on sale are local post cards. If you have not already visited the café please come along we are sure you will enjoy the food on offer in the pleasant surroundings.
Aden Caravan & Camping Site
The Old Shooting Lodge (B&B and Self-Catering Lodges)
Relax and unwind in our comfortable home offer B&B or alternatively in one of our self-catering holiday lodges set within generous grounds in the heart of the Buchan countryside in rural Aberdeenshire.
Buchan Ness Lighthouse Holidays
Imagine the view, smell the sea air, feel the freedom of staying in a lighthouse cottage. Now think comfort and luxury and you’re on your way to a Buchan Ness Lighthouse Holiday. With the breath-taking scenery of one of Scotland’s best kept secrets, the Buchan Coast, our lighthouse is less than an hour drive from Aberdeen. With miles of empty beaches, some of the best Golf Courses and surfing in Britain, and within easy reach of Castles and Whisky, our holidays offer something for everyone.
Durie House B&B
Durie House B&B is a cosy family house 10 miles west of Peterhead. It is an ideal stop for visiting North East Scotland with its beautiful unspoilt beaches and walking, cycling, golfing, fishing and bird watching opportunities. Nearby Cruden Bay have a championship golf course, lovely golden beach and Slains Castle. At Crimond you have Loch of Strathbeg RSPB reserve. Bullers o’ Buchan has spectacular sea cliffs where you can see breeding sea birds including puffins. Pennan famous for the film Local Hero. There is also the Formartine and Buchan Way which is 54 miles long and suitable for walking and cycling.
Greenbrae Bed and Breakfast is a 19th Century Farmhouse that has been extended and modernised to provide excellent ground floor accommodation. In 2004/05 we received a Highly Commended Certificate in the Visitor Experience in the Northern Lights Awards. Greenbrae lies in the rolling farmland of Buchan. It is minutes from the sea with spectacular cliff top walks, sandy beaches, small harbours and busy ports of Peterhead and Fraserburgh to explore.
The Old Bank House B&B
A warm welcome awaits you at this former Victorian bank house built in 1864 in the quiet village of Old Deer, approximately 9 miles west of Peterhead. The village nestles in the heart of Buchan farmland close to the River Ugie and is steeped in a wealth of religious and domestic history, dating back to St. Columba of the 6th century. The Old Bank House offers an ideal retreat from the stress and strain of city life. As if caught in time, there are delightful original architectural features at every turn. And yet it is styled with contemporary flair and equipped with all the facilities you want for a wonderful time in the heart of Scotland.
Pond View B&B
A four star Bed and Breakfast in the North East of Scotland. Pond View is a modern bungalow with a wonderful view of the Aberdeenshire countryside. We are fifteen miles from the coastal towns of both Fraserburgh and Peterhead. Three miles from Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, numerous golf courses and fishing facilities close by. Situated on the National Cycle Number One Route - something for all age groups.