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Perched on the riverside overlooking the boat pool, Ferry Cottage provides excellent 3* (Visit Scotland) self-catered accommodation for up to 7 guests.



Ferry Cottage was originally built for the ferryman who operated a ferry service crossing the River Deveron in a wooden rowing boat until as recently as the early 20th century.


Perfect for anglers and holiday-makers alike, the cottage is ideally located in the heart of the Upper Netherdale fishing beat, enjoying beautful views across the River Deveron.


The cottage has a wonderful warm and welcoming, quintessentially Scottish feel. The cosy living area is the perfect place to warm up after a long day outdoors, with a working fireplace and comfortable seating area. The separate dining room in the centre of the cottage provides a sociable area to share tales of the day while the kitchen comes fully equipped with utensils, tableware and modern appliances including dishwasher, fridge and oven. The kitchen and adjoining shower room also enjoy the benefit of underfloor heating.


The cottage comfortably sleeps 5 guests but can host up to 7, with 4 bedrooms in total. In the main cottage, there is a single bedroom on the ground floor and two small double bedrooms upstairs which share a modern bathroom. To the front of the cottage, the separate annexe provides fantastic accommodation for two additional guests in a twin room with beautifully timber-clad walls and it's own private shower room.


During the Summer months, the picnic area to the front of the cottage is a wonderful spot to enjoy al fresco dining and beautiful views across the river. Guests can access the riverbank directly via a track which leads down to the original ferry mooring.


Ferry Cottage is located a 15 minute drive away from the nearest town, Turriff, where there is a Tesco supermarket, petrol station, pharmacy and many other shops and amenities. The local area offers a fantastic variety of attractions and activities - take a look at our Local Area & Activities page to find out more.


The cottage is provided on a self-catered basis, fully equipped with cooking utensils, tableware bed linen and towels however our talented cooks may be available by separate arrangement to cook evening meals as required. To find out more or to enquire about catering for special occasions, please contact us directly.


Please note we have a no smoking policy inside Ferry Cottage.


We are happy to welcome up to 2 well behaved dogs at Ferry Cottage.  Please bring your own dog beds etc.



Booking your stay


Ferry Cottage is available to let throughout the year, making it perfect for Summer fishing trips and Winter getaways. The cottage can be let with or without fishing.


Please contact us to enquire.


Ferry Cottage - Riverside Self-catered Accommodation on the River Deveron, Aberdeenshire
Ferry Cottage - Riverside Self-catered Accommodation on the River Deveron, Aberdeenshire
Ferry Cottage - Riverside Self-catered Accommodation on the River Deveron, Aberdeenshire
Ferry Cottage - Riverside Self-catered Accommodation on the River Deveron, Aberdeenshire
Ferry Image Gallery

|   GALLERY    |


Perched on the riverside overlooking the boat pool, this original Ferryman's Cottage has been beautifully renovated to sleep up to 7 guests.

Click each photo to view it in larger detail.


|   LOCATION    |


Waterside Lodge is located on the Upper Netherdale beat, a 15 minute drive away from Turriff in Aberdeenshire. Click here for detailed directions. 

Ferry Location
Ferry Facilities

|   AMENITIES    |


The following amenities are available for guests at Ferry Cottage. Please contact us if you have any special requirements.



Dining Area

2 Double Bedrooms 

1 Twin Bedroom & En Suite (Annexe)

1 Single Bedroom




Bed Linen


Ironing Board


Shower and Bath



Freeview TV

Electric cooker




Chest Freezer


Washing Machine

Tumble Dryer

Tableware and cutlery

Pans and cooking utensils

Outdoor barbecue

Picnic table


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