Lynturk is at the heart of Aberdeenshire with both private and National Trust castles and magnificent gardens close by in every direction. The local village of Alford is home to the Grampian Transport Museum, a heritage centre and a country park with its own miniature railway. Aberdeen is close by, as is the fascinating northern coastline with its pretty fishing villages. Westward, you'll find Speyside and the whisky distilleries and Royal Deeside is 15 minutes away to the south.

Just a 20 minute drive from Aberdeen airport. This listed farmhouse, built by hostess Veronica's McCombie ancestors in 1762, nestles in its own 300 acres of land where cattle, sheep and horses feed and roe deer wander.

Inside, through the impressive galleried entrance hall, you will find the gracious drawing room, furnished with family antiques and portraits, with a roaring log fire in colder weather. Delicious candlelit dinners and massive breakfasts are served in the tranquil dining room, twinkling with Georgian family silver and glass.

In the morning, you will wake to the sound of the birds and the sight of the deer from your comfortable en suite bedroom with spectacular far reaching hill views in two directions.