Two Bears Cottage

Gardenstown near Banff, Moray Coast, Scotland (Ref. 22505)

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Cottage features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Rating


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


The property

A charming link-detached fisherman's cottage situated on an elevated site with uninterrupted sea views in the village of Gardenstown, near Banff on the Moray Coast. This Gardenstown cottage offers deceptively spacious accommodation and is ideal for a family or friends who will appreciate the great views and abundance of bird life that can be found on the cliffs close by. Boasting sea views from all the rooms, this cottage in Gardenstown has two bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities and there is a well-equipped kitchen with both a breakfast area and three steps down to a split-level formal dining area and a cosy sitting room. At the front of this Moray Coast cottage there are two spacious patios, both with seating, from where you can relax whilst admiring those sea views. Within walking distance are good local services and the town of Banff has enhanced facilities, along with excellent beaches. Fishing is easily available and you can fish from the harbour wall in Gardenstown, or in nearby MacDuff, plus boat trips can be enjoyed in order to view some amazing sea life. Your Gardenstown cottage is the perfect base at any time of the year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with electric fire.


Oil central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in shed, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking beside cottage. Front patios with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 3 mins walk. Coast 2 mins walk. Note: Mobile phone reception is limited, but there is a pay phone in the village. Note: There are 3 steps leading to the dining area from the kitchen.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


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 and a bakery/grocers. 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 has 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 both the coastal paths and the Whisky and Castle Trail, as well as numerous golf courses, fishing, sailing, dolphin watching, surfing, climbing, great walking and of course, stunning sunsets and scenery.