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Buckie 5 miles; Elgin 20 miles.
The popular coastal village of Portknockie occupies a stunning, cliff top position overlooking a natural picturesque harbour on the striking Moray Firth Coast. Explore the craggy cliff tops, beaches and secret coves or absorb the dramatic views from the Bow Fiddle Rock, or look out for the dolphins, seals and sea birds that live in the Moray Firth. National Cycle Route 1 also passes through Portknockie. Why not visit the delightful town of Cullen, situated beneath spectacular railway viaducts and renowned for its hearty Cullen Skink (smoked haddock and potato soup) or enjoy a spot of golf at the remarkable golf course? Take a pleasant drive to the lively market town of Elgin, home to an imposing cathedral, museums and the mesmerising Biblical Gardens. With the whole of the Moray Coast to explore, with its Whisky Trail, abundance of historic houses and gardens, sparkling golden sands and hospitable inns, this is a superb base from which to enjoy the delightful north east coast of Scotland.
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A traditional, stone-built, former fisherman's cottage, situated just 3 minutes’ walk from the harbour and beaches of the picturesque coastal village of Portknockie on the Moray Coast. Stylishly furnished throughout, this spacious and comfortable semi-detached cottage affords sea views across the roof-tops from two of the four lovely bedrooms, whilst the extra convenience of two well-appointed bathrooms and a large, south-facing patio garden, ensure the property is perfect for families. Enjoy a relaxing stroll to Portknockie's unspoilt harbour and absorb the striking views over the glistening ocean from Bow Fiddle Rock or head inland to explore the area's historic castles. Call in at the many whisky distilleries for a dram or two, or simply relax and unwind on the miles of golden beaches that line this mostly undiscovered part of Scotland!
Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor family room with single bed and adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, basin & WC. Large shower room with shower cubicle. Separate WC & basin. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and living flame gas fire.
Full gas central heating with additional heating from living flame gas fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, large widescreen plasma TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD, CD player etc. Small library of books/games/DVDs. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Cot, highchair & stairgate. Roadside parking for 3 cars. Enclosed patio garden with garden furniture & BBQ. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub & beach 5 mins walk. Note: Dogs allowed in garden & kitchen only.
Previous visitors' comments about Keltie:
The cottage was beautiful, clean and homely. There were 5 adults and 2 children in our party and we had plenty of room. Portknockie is one of the nicest locations I have visited and would love to return. I would not hesitate to rebook Keltie.
Mrs Jaundrell, Warrington, June 2012
I enjoyed the fact that the cottage had plenty of space; there were 7 of us staying and we did not feel at any time that we were tripping over each other. The village was fantastic and very friendly and there were some fantastic walks. The village is in good place for visiting other local attractions.
Mrs McKeown, Glenrothes, September 2011
The Location of the cottage was so scenic and peaceful. The hospitality of the staff at the local Seafield Inn was very endearing and the food and friendly welcome by staff and locals at the Three Kings Pub in nearby Cullen is a must!
Miss Austin, Coventry, July 2011