The welcome, the interior design, the lighting, the heating, The Wi-Fi, The comfort and the provisions supplied could not be better.
Highly recommended for a stylish home from home in the middle of outstanding countryside
Really enjoyed my stay at the Pine Cone whilst on a short motorcycling break in the Cairngorms. The accommodation was very comfortable and warm - however, the sense of welcome provided by Mati and Bill was even warmer still! I arrived on my first day absolutely soaking wet, and Mati could not have offered more help to get me dry and settled - Bill even drove me to Tescos and back to avoid me having to put all my wet things on again!
The Pine Cone overlooks a well-kept garden and the woodland space below is quite enchanting, making me want to have a wood of my own! Banchory is a great little town with plenty of interesting shops and cafes.
My only small gripe would be about the doors on the kitchenette, which do make a good job of screening the sink, hob and fridge off. However, when using the kitchen, one seemed to be always moving the folded doors around to get to the fridge and then the sink. Maybe a blind would be more practical.
I would recommend the Pine Cone to any solo traveller or couple who want a quiet place to stay with lots to do nearby.
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We enjoyed a recent wonderful stay at the Pine Cone - a perfect, tranquil retreat with its own woodland at the end of the garden. The accommodation was very attractive, comfortable and cosy. Matti and Bill, our hosts, were so welcoming, friendly and helpful and extremely hospitable, providing plentiful provisions for breakfast, as well as tea and coffee etc. for their guests. We cannot recommend the cottage highly enough and hope very much to return.
We recently stayed for 3 nights at The Pine Cone and we found this to be a great little place for stay. Bill and matti were very welcoming and accommodating. Self contained kitchen, good size bedroom and living area. Great location too, including your own little parking space! Definitley recommended!
We had a lovely time staying at the Pine Cone. Bill and Mattie looked after us very well, even to the extent of supplying non-dairy mild and marg for these two vegan travellers. We had a mix up over payment and Bill and Mattie were very understanding and patient while we sorted it out. We'd definitely stay here again and recommend it as a bas for anyone exploring Deeside.