Quarry Croft

Bed and Breakfast

Across to Bennachie with Dunnideer left of centre.
Quarry Croft and the Hill O'Noth with the Tap O'Noth behind.
Dunnideer and Bennachie range in Winter.

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Quarry Croft is a family home situated in Aberdeenshire, in the centre of the North-east of Scotland, with breathtaking and spell-binding views of the Bennachie range and the Hill o'Noth, near the 'archaeological island' of Dunnideer. The house is a renovated croft, formally part of the estate of the GORDONS OF WARDHOUSE, members of the world famous Gordon Clan, and home of the 'Spanish Gordons'. We have around three acres of land where we are currently creating woodland, orchard, hedgerows and meadowland.

The land around, known as the Garioch (pronounced gee'ree with a hard 'g' as in golf) and the province of Marr, is steeped in the history and pre-history of this area. We are well situated for those seeking quiet and peaceful surroundings with plenty nearby for those who are interested in drawing and painting; birdwatching and natural history ( we are visited by badgers and wildcats); walking,, cycling, golf, skiing and other outdoor activities.

Those interested in fishing are amply catered for at nearby LOCH INSCH trout fishery and excellent river fishing is available on our four local rivers the Spey, Don, Dee and Deveron.

Archaeology and Antiquarian sites abound here, pictures and information on the stone circles, hill-forts and Pictish sculptured stones scattered all around this area can be found on web pages on this site and represent our particular interest in this subject.

The famous Castle and Whisky trails are right on our doorstep visiting the many, many castles and distilleries this area is famous for. Visits to Royal Deeside and Balmoral; the Moray coast and Inverness, and the city of Aberdeen would each fit neatly in to a day trip! Other local places of interest include - Archaeolink, a prehistory park with 'hands on' exhibits along with full-scale replicas of an iron-age working farm with round-house and much more and demonstrations of how our prehistoric ancestors lived; Bird of Prey centre; many Forestry Commission forests and woodlands; heritage and farming, lighthouse and sea-fishing museums, art and craft galleries, studios and potteries, etc,etc.


We are open all year round and have two double rooms available ( one with additional single bed), both with central heating, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, television and radio. We also have a static caravan available, which can accommodate six to eight people. There is ample parking and well-behaved pets are welcome and may be exercised in the field.

We have an extensive range of reading material covering the local history, archaeology and architecture, and natural history of the area, as well as a wide variety of other reference books and reading matter which can be made available on request.

The accommodation is all on one floor and should be accessible to people with a disability.

Breakfast need not be confined to the 'fried' variety and can be tailored to request!!( within reason!) Supper with wholesome local produce can be available by arrangement.

If you are considering a visit to the North-East of Scotland and would like to stay with us at Quarry Croft at please contact -

Peter and Julie Reeman

Quarry Croft, Wardhouse, Insch, Aberdeenshire, AB52 6YH


Telephone 01464 831339 / Mobile 07909 796153

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