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Failte

Portknockie, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 921533)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Mr Schwarz
    June 2017
    “This is the best self-catering ...”
    This is the best self-catering accommodation that we ever visited in 11 years Scotland! Best beds, best equipment in kitchen, bathroooms, TVs, Hot tub.... and an unbelievible welcome basket. Thank you for everything

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

An absolutely stunning stone cottage, centrally located in the charming fishing village of Portknockie on the beautiful Moray Firth coast.

Presented to a very high standard with great attention to detail, this cottage provides a simply perfect holiday home for a large family or group of friends.

Oozing style and comfort, 'Failte' (meaning ‘welcome’ in Gaelic) has three superb bedrooms, with a beautiful super king-size double on the ground floor, complete with an en-suite shower room and stone feature wall.

The upper floor has two further generously-proportioned bedrooms, both benefiting from large bay windows, plus a cosy snug with a second TV and double sofa bed, providing that little extra bit of flexibility.

The spacious sitting room with its woodburning stove is ideal for relaxing in at the end of a busy day, and just a step up leads you to the very well-equipped kitchen, with quality kitchenware and a table for family dining.

From the kitchen guests can access a very private, south-facing patio area, just perfect for a quiet morning coffee or pre-dinner glass of wine, or why not relax in the 6 seater hot tub after a busy day out and about?

The storage shed to the side is equipped with six cycles and helmets, so visitors can venture out on wheels if they so wish, as there are many lovely routes to be explored.

Portknockie has a pretty harbour with its own slipway, outdoor children's pool and also boasts good local services.

The Moray Firth coastline is quite dramatic and the famous dolphins can be seen regularly as they pass by.

This east coast has many small fishing villages dotted along the edge of the sea, all well worth a visit.

For whisky lovers, it is easy to access the Malt Whisky Trail and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Visit nearby Cullen with its white sandy beach and popular links golf course.

An area of unspoilt beauty, and a quality cottage guaranteeing you a great holiday.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove. First floor snug with double sofa bed.

Amenities

  • HIVE controlled gas central heating (underfloor in kitchen, en-suite and bathroom) with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, 5-burner gas hob, combination microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one Ultra HD TV and one Smart TV, both with Freeview and BT Sport), Netflix, Blu-ray/DVD players, HD media players, Sonos sound system (in sitting room, kitchen, snug and master bedroom) with iPad mini for control and unlimited Napster subscription, PlayStation 3 with large selection of PS3 games, WiFi, selection of books, games and movies
  • Fuel, power and all fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and beach towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking for 3 cars beside cottage, on first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed patio with 6 seater hot tub, furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Storage shed with 6 bikes and helmets provided
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Coast 2 mins walk.

About the location

PORTKNOCKIE

Cullen 2 miles; Findochty 2 miles; 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 of 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 and Castle 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas