Top rated rentals — Alford
Destination guide

Why people love visiting rustic Alford

Enjoy the history and other features of Alford. This welcoming city is known for its gardens, restaurants and bars. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Alford

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Alford has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Deeside Activity Park (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Ballater Golf Club (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Lecht Ski Resort (18.9 mi / 30.5 km)
  • Dean's of Huntly (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Newmachar Golf Club (21 mi / 33.7 km)
  • The Den & the Glen (22 mi / 35.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Alford

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Alford is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Crathes Castle and Gardens (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Mount Keen (19.7 mi / 31.7 km)
  • Bennachie Centre (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Falls of Feugh (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Alford

The nearest airport is in Aberdeen Airport (ABZ), located 20.8 mi (33.5 km) from the city centre.

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Alford?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to take a holiday. It's time to pack your suitcase and head to one of these top holiday rentals in or near Alford:

  • Around 5 miles from the centre of Alford, you'll want to keep coming back to "A Beautiful Steading Conversion On A Working Farm In Rural Aberdeenshire". It has 2 bedrooms and a host of amenities including an electric kettle and an iron and ironing board.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Stunning 1 Bedroom Fishermans Cottage Located In The Beautiful Village Of Pennan". Located around 35 miles from the heart of Alford, it has 1 bedroom and features internet services and a stovetop.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Alford holiday rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Alford?

Pick a stunning log cabin from the many scattered in or near Alford and you'll soon be inside your timber-clad hideaway, coffee in hand, unwinding in front of a crackling fire. But adventure is right outside your door too. These cabins offer the perfect blend of comfort and fun:

  • "A Cosy Log Cabin Nestled In The Woods. Next To The River Deveron": This fabulous cabin is the perfect base if you're an outdoorsy type. Surfing and boogie boarding and mountain biking are two activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your comfy cabin.
  • "A True Log Cabin Experience Built With Scottish Douglas Fir Trees. Pet Friendly": After a long day of trying out some local activities, such as cycling and hiking and biking, put your feet up at this cosy getaway.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near Alford?

If you're longing to relax and completely switch off for a few days, you'll find lots of amazing weekend getaways in and around Alford. Sneak in a well-deserved break at one of these top options:

  • Book a couple of nights at "3 Bedroom Accommodation In Glenkindie", around 6 miles to the west of Alford, and you've got yourself the best kind of weekend break. You'll have nature hotspots like Forvie National Nature Reserve and Den of Maidencraig Nature Reserve nearby and amenities like off-street parking options and a kitchen to take advantage of.
  • Another great option is "3 Bedroom Accommodation In Whitehouse", which is around 7 miles east of Alford. When you're not chilling in your rental taking advantage of heating and off-street parking options, be sure to visit Aden Country Park and Balmedie Country Park.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Alford?

Experience the lifestyle and culture of Alford from the comfort and privacy of a studio apartment. Whether you want to take time out on your own or live it up with buddies, you'll find the ideal studio apartment for rent in or near Alford:

  • Wake up, go exploring and then do it all over again at "1 Bedroom Accommodation In Oyne". This property is a superb base for seeing the sights and offers amenities including golf and off-street parking options.
  • "1 Bedroom Accommodation In Glen Deveron" is another appealing choice. Get comfy and take advantage of a barbecue grill, off-street parking options and more.

There are plenty of highlights around Alford to put on your to-do list. Nourish the culture vulture within with a visit to Banchory Museum and Woodend Barn.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Alford?

From time to time, you've just got to get away from it all, even if it's only for a few days. Enjoy a pleasant mix of relaxation and adventure at one of these short-term rentals in or around Alford:

  • Close to the heart of Alford, "3 Bedroom Accommodation In Whitehouse" is great for a whirlwind getaway. While you're around, make sure you visit leading sights like Craigievar Castle and Grampian Transport Museum.
  • Eat, sleep and explore from "The Stables", another good option. Bennachie Centre and Haughton Country Park should be on your to-do list when you're ready to see the sights.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near Alford?

Peep these large group holiday rentals in or near Alford where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • A wealth of amenities including a fireplace and a kitchen make "Historic Fairytale Lickleyhead Castle" a favourite with groups. This property has 8 bedrooms and accommodates up to 16 guests. From the heart of Alford, it's around 8 miles away to the northeast.
  • "The Tillows Stylish Self Catering Accommodation In Aberdeenshire" is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 17 miles to the northeast of Alford, has 5 bedrooms and welcomes up to 12 guests. A swimming pool and a kitchen are just a couple of things that'll help make your group holiday more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Alford?

Of all the amenities a holiday rental can offer, a pool is without a doubt the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Alford and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget your inflatable flamingo:

  • Pack your swimsuit and book a few days or more at "Haven Retreat Scotland - Beautiful Large House". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including childrens activities and snowsport activities.
  • Alternatively, recharge your batteries at "Craigen Cottage, Detached Victorian House". Along with a refreshing pool, you can also make use of a toaster and a dishwasher.

Alford has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 45null to 60null. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Alford holiday rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in or near Alford?

Every catch-up with the family should be a memorable one. Whether you're planning a break with the kids or a party with relatives, our large family holiday rentals in or near Alford offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Sleeping up to 7 guests in 4 bedrooms, "The Stables" is the ideal place to enjoy some family time. This popular escape is 7 miles to the south of Alford and has amenities that include a microwave oven and a TV.
  • "Historic Fairytale Lickleyhead Castle" is also popular with families. It's about 8 miles to the northeast of Alford, has 8 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 16 guests. Useful amenities here include a kitchen island and coffee and tea making facilities.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to look far. Codonas Amusement Park, Macduff Marine Aquarium and Curl Aberdeen offer fun for all the gang.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Alford?

Cosy up with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Alford and create some unforgettable memories together. Here's just a taste of what we've got:

  • "Cabin - Unique Tiny House With Wood - Fired Roll" - This popular escape offers a garden and coffee and tea making facilities and is located approximately 16 miles to the southwest of the centre of Alford.
  • "A Cosy Log Cabin Nestled In The Woods. Next To The River Deveron" - This cabin is another family favourite and is around 20 miles north of Alford. Offering a kitchenette, a stair gate and more, it'll get everyone's tick of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Alford holiday rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Alford?

Nothing says "glamorous getaway" like your own indoor pool. Pack your favourite bikini and splash around in the privacy of one of these roomy holiday homes in or near Alford:

  • With 5 bedrooms that can sleep up to 12 guests, "The Tillows Stylish Self Catering Accommodation In Aberdeenshire" is the ideal place to hang out with the people that matter most. Make use of this getaway's range of amenities, including a swimming pool and a kitchen.
  • Alternatively, treat your gang to a stay at "Stunning Country House With Heated Indoor Pool In An Area Of Natural Beauty", which has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 guests. Along with that chic pool at your fingertips, a swimming pool and a kitchen will keep everyone comfortable and happy.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find more wonderful Alford holiday rental options for your next big getaway.