Benjamin's Cottage

Gardenstown near Banff, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 30552)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

Features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Full of character and just a few paces from the sea, this detached fisherman's cottage is located in the pretty Seatown area of Gardenstown, known locally as the Moray Riviera.

Nicely renovated and extremely comfortable, this cosy cottage is ideal for a couple who will appreciate this quaint seaside village and the good local services within easy walking distance of the cottage.

The ground floor has an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, a spacious dining area and comfortable seating in front of the welcoming multi-fuel stove.

On the first floor there is a shower room and a bedroom with a beamed ceiling, a double bed and lovely sea views.

The pretty courtyard at the front of the cottage, although shared with the holiday cottage opposite, has its own space and seating area; a wonderful place to enjoy a quiet read whilst listening to the waves rolling in.

Gardenstown benefits from fabulous views across the Moray Firth and stunning sunsets on summer evenings too!

The village has a quiet ambience about it, with footpaths winding between cottages down and up from the shoreline and along to the tea rooms, galleries and popular harbour restaurant.

Visitors who enjoy wildlife will certainly have much to see and do here!

A trip to the Troup Head RSPB gannet colony close by is a must and of course, the Moray Firth coastline offers wonderful opportunities for dolphin spotting whether on land or on one of the official boat cruises.

There is something here for everyone; fabulous scenery, fresh air, wildlife, great walks and a cosy fisherman's cottage to return to at the end of a magical day!

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 28793, together they sleep 6.

Accommodation

One double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove.

Amenities

  • Electric heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Load/unload outside property only
  • Small free of charge car park 100 yards away, plus roadside parking next to harbour 150 yards away
  • Shared front enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach and harbour less than 1 min walk
  • Note: Poor mobile reception at cottage
  • Note: Stairs are 3/4 width
  • Note: No children under 5, including infants

About the location

GARDENSTOWN

Banff 8 miles; Fraserburgh 17 miles; Aberdeen 32 miles; Elgin 43 miles.

The port village of Gardenstown is often linked with neighbouring Gamrie and Crovie as one community, and was founded in 1720 by Alexander Garden as a fishing village. Gardenstown borders a small sandy bay with stunning scenery flanking both sides. The village has a pub serving food all year and a restaurant, galleries and several tea rooms in season. A steep road leads you through the ancient, narrow and winding streets to the harbour where many small boats are moored. The neighbouring town of Banff boasts a relaxing sandy beach and a variety of fascinating architecture in contrasting styles, exemplified by Duff House, an impressive Georgian mansion open to visitors and home to paintings and artefacts from the National Galleries of Scotland. Banff and the surrounding area also have a good selection of shops, restaurants and hotels, which serve a fine selection of local sea foods, whilst nearby Pennan, a beautiful old smugglers village, was the location for the movie 'Local Hero'. The whole area is an ideal tourist destination, being on the North East Tourist Trail, with easy access to coastal paths and the Whisky and Castle Trails, as well as numerous golf courses, fishing, sailing, dolphin watching, surfing, climbing, great walking and of course, stunning sunsets and fabulous scenery. The Grampian and Cairngorm mountains are easily accessible for day excursions, and the North East of Scotland is protected from prevailing winds and has the driest Scottish climate with virtually no midges.

Note: No children under 5, including infants.