Speaking from experience, I can say that Deeside is an absolutely stunning part of Scotland. But where to station yourself to explore the area? Aboyne is an obvious choice, because it’s a picturesque little village with a handful of good restaurants nearby and the vast and stunning estates of Glentanar and Ballogie to explore. It is delightfully positioned along the Dee river. Lys-na-greyne is the perfect accommodation choice within Aboyne should you require a relaxed and refined ambiance. With enormous bedrooms and huge, new bathrooms - this grand house feels like so much more than a bed and breakfast – more of an exclusive boutique luxury guesthouse. It is immaculate! The area is fantastic for walks, National Trust castles and magnificent scenery – you even have a direct view of the river Dee from the house. Treat yourself to a short break, holiday or even just one night if you are touring. You won't be disappointed. Paradise found! Just don’t bring the dogs or the kids, you deserve some peace and quiet.