Aberdeenshire / Banffshire
Cot on request.
Sorry no pets.
Weekly prices from £450 - £695.
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Reload this mapThis superb holiday cottage in the conservation Seatown area of Gardenstown, was originally a fisherman's cottage, built in the 19th century, and is directly on the Moray Firth seafront, where if you are fortunate, you can see the local school of dolphins. Lie in bed listening to the sound of the waves lapping on the sea wall, directly below you. We have just completed a full modernisation of the property yet still retaining the traditional features. Our lounge now features three windows looking at the Moray Firth approx 3 metres from the gable of the house. There is also a large eating kitchen; bathroom with bath and shower over; and upstairs, one double bedroom and one twin bedroom.
Gardenstown is an ideal base for touring this unique corner of North East Scotland or the castle and whisky trails. The village has a small harbour, restaurant, a hotel with pub and food all within a few minutes walk of the cottage.
- Gannet Cottage was upgraded in summer 2015 and features a sitting lounge with stunning sea views; two bedrooms; one double and one twin; as well as a separate bathroom and fully equipped eating kitchen.
- Features include: Egyptian cotton bedding; wood burning stove with a basket of kiln dried firewood; stunning sea views; Wi-Fi; 40" flat screen wall mounted TV with freeview; fully equipped kitchen with microwave/fridge - freezes; oven and hob; washing machine etc.
- Our prices are fully inclusive.
- Although Gannet Cottage has many modern features, we have tried to keep its original traditional charm, with low doors; steep staircase with entrance to the main bedroom off the top step etc.
- The cottage sleeps four, or is ideal for an away from it all "romantic" break for two, surrounded by stunning scenery in a very quiet location.
- In a stunning location directly on the seashore.
- Situated in a quiet area of natural beauty.
- Traditional fisherman's cottage in a conservation area.
- Sea views in two directions from the cottage windows, directly out to sea and over to the harbour entrance.
- Wood burning stove supplied with a basket of kiln dried logs.
- Wi-Fi and telephone for incoming calls.
- Large wall mounted flat screen TV with free view.
- Fully fitted modern eating kitchen. Oven, hob, microwave, washer-dryer, coffee machine etc.
- Fully fitted modern bathroom with bath and shower over.
- Sleeping up to four people in one double bedroom and one twin bedded room.
- Egyptian cotton bedding.
- Bath and hand towels provided.
- Viewing scrope for viewing the wildlife.
- Directly on your doorstep you have the seafront. Walk along to the end of the road, join the beach and walk along the seashore under the sandstone cliffs. Climb up to the ancient graveyard up on the hill to St John's Church (built in 1513) and enjoy the view back over Gardenstown and Gamrie Bay.
- Walk in the other direction pass the harbour and round the coastal path to the village of Crovie.
- Free parking is approx 100 metres away, but you can stop to unload directly at the door.
- Geocashing friendly area.
Weekly bookings only on a Saturday to Saturday basis. Prices for rental are fully inclusive. (linen, towels, electric, a basket of logs for the stove, etc) Sorry, we don't allow pets.Gardenstown
- Situated at the bottom of sandstone cliffs, Gardenstown was founded in 1744 and in the days of sail was a busy fishing port. The harbour now caters for small fishing vessels and pleasure boats.
- The traditional fishing cottages of the Seatown area of Gardenstown are now a conversation area and Gannet Cottage has a seafront position in Seatown.
- The small winding streets, picturesque harbour and old stone fisherman's cottages seem untouched by time.
- The spectacular views, headland and bays around the village have made it a haven for artists, photographers and bird watchers.
- Sandy beaches and rocky coves and pools make it an ideal location for all ages. Dolphins and seals are regular visitors and the area is renowned for its wealth of sea-birds and even the occasional whale has been spotted close to shore. There is plenty to see and do in the area and Gardenstown also hosts a number of special events and activities during the summer months.
- There are numerous castles and distilleries on the renowned "Whisky and Castle Trails".
- There is an abundance of superb golf courses in the area all within a reasonable drive from small local links courses from Duff House in Banff to Cruden Bay and Trump International Golf Course.
- Wonderful coastal walks abound - there is a lovely walk direct from the property along the shoreline to the pretty seaside village of Crovie and in the other direction along the beach and if you are feeling energetic, up to the "Vikings" graveyard.
- The nearest town is Macduff which has an excellent aquarium centre.
- Joined to Macduff by a bridge, Banff is a lively town with shops, restaurants, golf course, pleasure harbour and Duff House, designed by William Adam and now open as a "Country House Gallery" of the National Gallery of Scotland.
- Sea fishing trips can be booked locally, from a couple of hours mackerel fishing, to whole days fishing for bigger fish to fry!