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About Us

Hilton self-catering was started in 1999 by Mike & Brenda McDonald who found good-quality short-term accommodation in Aberdeen was in short supply. So with one 2 bedroom property in Cults the journey started.  

100 Kirkview

Our Story

Over 20 years later we now offer 4 properties from 2 – 3 bedrooms in the Aberdeen suburbs of Cults & Peterculter Mike & Brenda’s oldest son. Ewan, and daughter in law, Angela, own and manage 2 of the properties so we really are a family business. 

All properties are self-contained and offer a ‘home from home’ experience with fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge with TV and unlimited WIFI.  

98 Hillview

Our Properties


Cults is a west end suburb of Aberdeen on the A93, Royal Deeside route, 5 miles from the city centre. It lies on the banks of the River Dee and is ideally situated for commuting to Aberdeen or for touring the surrounding castle, whisky or coastal trails. 

Cults offers a comprehensive range of local amenities: supermarkets, chemists, dry cleaners, post office, hairdressers, hotel and churches.  

Cults offers a range of walking routes ( ) and cycle trails (

A regular bus service runs eastwards to Aberdeen city and westwards along Royal Deeside to Braemar.  



Peterculter is a suburb of Aberdeen on the A93. It is a popular established residential area, at the gateway to Royal Deeside, and is 9 miles from the centre of Aberdeen. It offers an abundance of amenities including an M. & S. Simply food, a supermarket, post office, chemist, hairdresser, pubs, Chinese restaurant, chip-shop, take-away, florist, health centre and church.  

The area is also well served by recreational and sporting attractions including a library, sports centre, 18 Hole Golf Course with Club House, hill walking and fishing.  

A regular bus service runs to Aberdeen city and westwards along Royal Deeside to Braemar. Peterculter is particularly well located for quick access to the Aberdeen Peripheral Route which provides fast access to the south and north of Aberdeen. 



Aberdeen is often nicknamed the Granite City due to the extensive use of locally quarried grey granite for its buildings. It is also known as the Oil Capital of Europe due to its importance in the Oil industry following the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s. 

The city's two universities, the University of Aberdeen, founded in 1495, and Robert Gordon University, which was awarded university status in 1992, make Aberdeen the educational centre of the north-east. 

Aberdeen has several shopping centres offering a wide range of retail units, food and entertainment experiences. 

Aberdeen’s superb sandy beach stretches  for two miles between the mouths of the River Dee (at Footdee) and the River Don. The beach promenade has cafes, shops and visitor attractions. 

Aberdeen is easily accessible by air, train, bus or ferry. 

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