Retreat , Relax and Reconnect at Forglen

‘ Forglen is an all-round, outstanding designed landscape that makes a major contribution to local scenery through the sheer extent of its wooded policies and striking architectural features. It provides the setting for Forglen House(private) and two scheduled monuments.’

Historic Scotland 2011 .

The Estate offers breathtaking views in a truly wonderful setting, and invites you to enjoy the slower, gentler pace of country life in North East Scotland . Here you can retreat for a perfect holiday , relax in the peaceful surroundings and take time to switch off from the outside world and reconnect with family , nature and yourself .  Unfortunately , alongside many other estates in Aberdeenshire , our woodlands and forests sustained considerable damage during Storm Arwen and the subsequent storms of Winter 2021 . Our forestry clear up operation will be ongoing through much of 2022 and at times some of our forest walks will be closed for safety reasons.  There remains however much to explore around the estate .

Forglen, formerly the seat of the Ogilvies and Abercrombies is one of the most beautiful country estates in NE Scotland.  The privately owned  estate has the River Deveron running through it and acres of woodland with paths which you can explore during your visit .  Expect to see deer, badgers, Highland Cattle, ferrets, red squirrels,  ducks, buzzards, sparrow hawks, osprey, herons and many other birds during your visit. If you’re very lucky you might even see a Scottish wildcat or a European Pine Marten. It is a working estate with barley grown for the malt whisky trade and managed forestry .

Forglen provides a  magnificent base for your holiday , whether you have come to the area to enjoy some fishing on the Deveron , to visit family nearby or to explore the wider area around Aberdeenshire . Forglen is just on the outskirts of the vibrant small town of Turriff ( also referred to locally as Turra in case you get confused !)

Forglen  is an excellent base from which to explore all that Aberdeenshire has to offer , from castles to coasts , golf to surfing , whisky to gin and some of the best food in the land from Aberdeenshire’s natural larder .

Estate Features

Ideal For Families & Couples & Groups

Our properties are suitable for 6 to 8 people and are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Pet Friendly

We are happy to welcome the well behaved 4 legged members of your family to share the living areas of our cottages.

Local Area

The private estate, woodlands, gardens and river Deveron are wonderful for walks, expect to see plenty of wildlife.

Relax & Reconnect

Take time to relax and reconnect with family, friends, nature and yourself. Take time to walk in our ancient woodlands.