Rates & Availability

From 1st May 2019 we can have all our bookings done at



For rates and availability please contact:



and type "Arbuthnott" into the search engine

Cottage identification

Sunset Song  UK11130

Cloud Howe UK11132

Grey Granite UK11131

Garden Cottage UK11129

If you would like help with the booking, ring us on 01561-320417 or email keith@arbuthnott.co.uk


TERMS AND CONDITIONS (when booking directly with us)


The Tenant warrants that the subjects of let are to be used for the purposes of a holiday and so accepts that the letting is a holiday let to which Section 12(2) and paragraph 8 to Schedule 4 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 apply, namely, "a tenancy the purpose of which is to confer on the tenant the right to occupy the house for a holiday."

Firm bookings should be made with Arbuthnott Holiday Lets (AHL) on the internet or Booking Application Form and accompanied by either the deposit or, if booking less than 2 calendar months in advance, by payment in full. 

A full payment will be treated as both an initial and balance payment in the system outlined below.

Initial Payment

A deposit of 20% of the hire charge is required before a booking can be accepted.  This should be made by BACS, cheque or credit card and will be refunded if the accommodation is not available.


Balance Payment

On receipt of your completed booking form and deposit or full payment, we shall send you an invoice/receipt for the balance and confirm your booking.  Any balance is payable 2 calendar months before your holiday.  On receipt of your final or full payment, we shall send you details on how to get to your holiday house and the welcoming arrangements.  A £200 Good Housekeeping Deposit will also be made and returned as appropriate within 7 days of the end of the rental period.


Arrival and Departure

Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday, unless agreed otherwise.  The accommodation must not be entered before 1600 hours on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 1000 hours on the day of departure. The Tenant binds and obliges himself to vacate the hired premises without demand at the termination of the period of hire. 


Once a booking has been confirmed by AHL a contract has been made; the deposit cannot be refunded thereafter, and the balance of the hire is due not less than 2 months before the start of the let.  However, if written notice of cancellation is received AHL will attempt to re-let the accommodation, although no guarantee of successful re-letting is given.  In the event of re-letting taking place the deposit only will be retained and any balance will be returned to the Hirer.



Dogs are allowed by prior arrangement only, at a cost of £15 each.  All pets are to be kept under strict and proper controls at all times and are not to be left alone at any time in or near the accommodation.


Responsibilities of Hirer

The Hirer takes full responsibility for ensuring that the accommodation must not be sub-let or occupied by more people day or night, than is stated on the booking form.  The accommodation must be left clean and tidy and AHL reserve the right to charge for any additional cleaning required.  The Hirer undertakes to leave the hired premises secure if left unoccupied during the period of let and do nothing else which might vitiate the Landlord’s Insurance Policy. The Hirer is responsible during the period of hire for any losses or damages to furniture, fittings or structure, or any other property of Arbuthnott Estate, whether caused wilfully or not.  Any such loss or damage must be repaired, replaced or paid for by the Hirer to the satisfaction of AHL.  In the event of any damage occurring please notify the Estate Office (Tel. 01561-320417) immediately.  AHL, their agents or employees, accept no responsibility for loss, injury or damage to any member of the Hirer's party of their property, howsoever caused, arising in any manner out of the let of the premises.



We are a completely non-smoking properties; this is strictly in line with our Fire Certificate and Aberdeenshire Fire Regulations. Guests who breach Fire Regulations will be asked to leave the premises and a surcharge for specialist cleaning and loss of income will be posted to the final account.



Cheques or credit card instructions should be made to "Arbuthnott Holiday Lets" and sent to:-

Arbuthnott Holiday Lets, Estate Office, Arbuthnott, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire AB30 1PA

BACS to “Arbuthnott Holiday Lets”, Royal Bank of Scotland, Sort Code 83-24-17, Account 00148631.