Breda Estate with Farmhouse

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Breda Estate with Farmhouse


Cottar House lies at the heart of Breda Estate, a small Highland Estate with Mansion House (Breda House), farmland, commercial & amenity woodland, a heather moor and the River Don which borders on, and runs the length of, the Estate. The 1200 acres / 485 hectares Estate has been in the ownership of the McLean of Breda family for four generations. Breda House is a beautiful Scots Baronial style late Victorian Manson House built of Pink Granite. Breda House could function as a setting/backdrop for film/video or product launch.

Breda Estate’s open spaces provide an opportunity for the guest to become more composed. Breda’s calming environment could facilitate a focusing of purpose, can be the catalyst for creativity and the achievement of the outcome to which the artist-in-you aspires. Celtic legend speak of immortals who have been adream since time immemorial; yet whilst the ages come and go it is the dreaming that endures, for the dream is the thread of reality. We invite our guests to manifest ‘their dream’.

Through sustainability management of both habitat and wildlife the current Laird and his wife have encouraged diversity on Breda Estate. Red Deer, Schedule 1 and Schedule 5 protected species and songbirds abound. The opportunities to observe, be inspired or just beat one with the environment of the estate are as myriad as those provided by it. Vistas along the River Don, panoramas from heather clad Breda Hill, intimate moments in the ‘Narnia ofthe North’ Breda’s Caledonian Pine wood c/w 10’6” London lamppost or reflections in the
designed landscapes of Breda Estate, all this is easily accessible to the Wellbeing guest for creative inspiration or contemplation.

The recreational walker has footpaths at their doorstep and there is easy access to a maintained walk along the banks of the River Don. Breda Estate is close to ‘Royal Deeside’, on both Visit Scotland routes for the Whisky Trail and the Castle Trail, in easy reach of the Lecht & Glenshee ski centres, with the Cairngorm Massif nearby for those whoseek the challenges of the wilderness experience.

Salmon fishing, deer stalking, shooting and simulated bird shooting can all be arranged for sporting and experiential guests on nearby Estates.

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Cottar House’s ambient décor has been created by an Interior Designer with a feel for space& light. The house is functionally comfortable for the guest with dishwasher, washer/dryer, Nespresso coffee machine and Freeview TV. There is a cot available for babies but guests must bring their own cot linen with them. It’s quiet location belies its accessibility for BredaEstate is just 3 hours drive from Edinburgh/Glasgow, 40 minutes from Aberdeen City & railway station, some 25 minutes from Aberdeen (Dyce) Airport. The Estate is 3 miles/5 kmwest of the country town of Alford and 20 minutes from the Cairngorm National Park


Cottar House is a three bedroom detached farm cottage on Breda Estate. It is fully furnishedwith open plan fitted kitchen/sitting room, an open plan dinning room/lounge area in sun porch, 3 double bedrooms, bathroom c/w shower, utility room, boot room and private lawn garden area. Cottar house is carpeted & double glazed throughout, has oil fired central heating and has been fitted out to a high standard for the discerning short stay Creative Rentals bed & breakfast or self-catering holiday guest. The Laird and his wife who live nearby will host you. Children are welcome but no pets are permitted due to us having an allergy free policy. No smoking is permitted in the house.

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  • Filming Location
  • Walking
  • Salmon fishing
  • Deer stalking
  • Shooting and simulated bird shooting
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Photography
Minimum stay 2 nights for 1-6 persons.
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