- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
88 Customer Reviews
"This was just perfection."
Very comfortable and well equipped. The bedding Particularly was just great. Lovely welcome through emails checking re my needs and a great welcome pack for me and the spaniels. 2 minute walk to a huge wild beach. Loved everything about this place. Can't rate it highly enough
"Lovely cozy cottage with a beautiful kitchen."
Perfect yard for the dog. Over the top welcome package. Short simple walk to the beach.
"Wonderful time in a delightful cottage."
Dogs loved the short walk to the beach and running in the sand. Cottage had every thing we needed dogs loved the treats as did we. Beds comfortable, lots of books if you need one. Just had a wonderful time Thank you Sean and Victoria
"Home from home for us and our two collies Thank you"
"Lovely little cottage, and so close to a great beach."
The garden was full of birds! So many wonderful walks nearby too. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable, with everything you need. The welcome pack was special and included homemade bread. Sean.Victoria were great communicators and gave us a call to make sure all was ok. They even left dog treats!
"Gardens to property very overgrown struggle to walk up the paths."
Not as shown on the advert.The stairs inside were in need of handrails top and bottom and not safe for the elderly or infirm, I feel this should be mentioned in the advert. Overall clean and tidy with a nice welcome pack.
"5 Distillery Cottages was a lovely place to stay."
It was comfortable, well-equipped & in the perfect location for the things we wanted to do & only a short stroll from a beautiful dog-friendly beach. There was the best welcome pack we've ever experienced, which even included treats for the dog. Sean & his wife (whose name now escapes me, sorry) had really put a lot of thought into making this a lovely holiday let. Would definitely recommend.
"We have been in many holiday cottages over the years and this cottage was the ..."
We have been in many holiday cottages over the years and this cottage was the best equipped yet It had everything required to have a great holiday
"2nd visit to Distillery cottage, lovely hosts."
Superb location. Lovely home from home accommodation, everything you could possibly need is provided and more. Hosts go above and beyond to make your stay as memorable and happy as possible.
"Has a lovely week."
Cosy cottage with everything you need. A lovely welcome pack too! Thank you
"A delightful cottage, beautifully presented and appointed."
It was warm, clean, comfortable and very well equipped. It was dog friendly with an enclosed back garden, ideal for the pooch. The owners were first class - a welcoming phone call, very generous welcome packs for both myself and the dog, and a follow up text to check that all was well. The cottage is ideally positioned for stunning beach walks and exploring Moray and Aberdeenshire. I would highly recommend this holiday cottage
"Fantastic time had by us all,everything about the cottage was amazing."
Such a beautiful part of the country,we couldn't have asked for anything more, it was absolute bliss,wouldn't hesitate to return to no5 distillery cottage,perfect in every way, thank you so much Sean and Victoria was an absolute pleasure to be there...
"An excellent and comfortable property."
It has everything one could possibly require and is well located close to the beach with many walks around.
"Lovely cottage very comfortable with everything we needed, fantastic location, best welcome pack for us and the dog!"
"Very comfortable and cosy property."
Fantastic welcome pack for both us and our 4 legged friend. Bed was so comfortable that once my head hit the pillow I was out for the count. Lovely hearing from owner Sean to see we were OK and if we needed any help at all. The stairs are a bit tricky as I do have arthritis in my knee but,the hand rail helped
"We had a fantastic stay at the cottage Our dogs just love the back garden and being able to walk down to the excellent beach every day ."
Hope to be back over soon .
"Sean and Victoria were so kind and left us welcome gifts which were really appreciated."
Great location, nice and warm home with a comfy bed and sofas. The kitchen was well equipped. We certainly recommend it and will definitely go there again if we need a dog friendly place to stay on the area.
"A beautifully well equipped cottage with a very thoughtful welcome pack!"
Everything you need, and more, for a weeks break, with an enclosed garden fir your dogs. Well situated with only a short walk to a beautiful beach, well recommended!
"Really enjoyed our stay at Distillery Cottage."
Cottage was very clean and comfortable. The welcome pack was amazing. Host even called on Saturday night to make sure everything was okay for us. Would highly recommend and we will definitely book again.
"An exceptional cottage in a peaceful location yet just a 5 minute walk to a spectacular sandy beach (a walk down late at night to view the Northern Lights is a must!"
). The cottage was very well equipped with absolutely everything we could possibly need for our stay, very tastefully decorated and furnished, cosy throughout, well maintained and a good size kitchen/dining area. The owners were amazingly friendly and helpful, on hand for any queries or concerns of which we had none at all. Everything was absolutely perfect and we will definitely book again when we next visit this stunning and very unspoilt part of Scotland. Thank you so much
"Fantastic cottage in a great location - if you have a dog its a dream."
Very peaceful. Owners were great and called hs to check everything was ok. The gift of prosecco, sweets and chocolate biscuits upon welcome was a lovely surprise!
"This was our second stay in this property."
It is an extremely comfortable house very conveniently located for the beach and coastal walks. Everything one could possibly need is provided and all in good working condition and easy to operate. There is a lovely farmhouse type kitchen. Both front and rear gardens are natural and filled with bird life!
"Excellent week spent in distillary cottage."
Very nice friendly couple.
"A warm, comfortable cottage in a great location."
Lovely homely touches which made us feel as if a kind friend had let us use their home for a week. Welcome package was the best we'd ever come across and we enjoyed all the goodies.
"Lovely cottage, comfortable clean, everything you need."
Owners help and consideration beyond compare to anything previously experienced. One very small point, mirror in downstairs bedroom would have been useful. Again a lovely place to stay.
Thank you for your comment. I will get this sorted and put in a mirror. We are glad you had a lovely holiday and thank you for booking with us. Property Owner
"We had a great stay, the cottage is clean, cosy and well equipped."
A great location for exploring the coastal villages in and around Banff. And a few minutes walk from the most beautiful beach.
"Lovely base from which to explore the Moray Firth coastline."
"Very comfortable cottage everything that I needed only downside was the stairs not ideal for elderly very good welcome pack and for dog loverly walks Beach only 5 minutes away which I enjoyed walking."
With the dog very quiet and friendly neighbours
"Excellent cottage, the best we've ever stayed in."
Fantastic welcome pack for adults & dog, including a huge basket of logs for logburner - which we didn't use as weather was gorgeous. Excellent cleaning, my dog is usually the first to sniff out where other dogs have been but she didn't. Could really have done with a downstairs toilet, maybe change where the back door is & put one in the utility room? That's me trying to find fault, congratulations to the owners
"The cottage was extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated."
Everything needed was provided including a very thoughtful welcome pack for us and our dog! The owners couldn't have been more helpful and kept in touch throughout the process. It might be good if the information leaflets about the local area and amenities could be refreshed. Some of these were quite old and no doubt much has changed since pre-pandemic days. But this is a very small point and in any case guests have the use of excellent wifi at the cottage so can do their own research. We loved our stay and would highly recommend No 5 Distillery Cottage.
Everything we needed. Excellent location
"The cottage was lovely very comfortable everything u needed in the kitchen owner ..."
The cottage was lovely very comfortable everything u needed in the kitchen owner left a nice welcome pack for us and the dogs very handy for beach would certainly recommend cottage Robert king
"We found the cottage clean and tidy welcome package one of the best we have had even treats for the dog."
Bed very comfy .Kitchen has every thing you need plus more and a cooker to die for. Sitting room comfy sofas and easy to light wood burner. Old railway line 100yds from the cottage perfect for the dogs morning walk so would highly recommend
"We had a fantastic stay ."
On arrival we we're left some treats by the owners, nice touch. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equiped. Whilst we we're there we had some snow, the cottage stayed warm for our return. The option for using the log burner was great. We could walk to the shore in two mins this was great for the dog. All in all a great cottage that we would use again. Thankyou.
"A lovely little gem of a cottage."
With a beach & coastal path are just a short walk from the stay, ideal for our new year break with dogs. We were thrilled when walking into the well decorated house, the kitchen is excellent. It was a great location to explore the magnificent beaches and a visit to the Cairngorms. Highly recommended, the welcome parcel was also well received.
"Best pet friendly cottage we've stayed in so far."
Location,150m from beach makes this a great place to get to Whitehills and Banff easily.The House is well equipped to self cater and the bed and sofas are really comfy.The staircase is steep at the top, but you get used to it.The owners welcome phone checkin is a great touch and they kept in touch through the storm . Highly recommended.
"Gorgeous property real home to home feeling, cosy lounge comfy beds."
Stone throw away from lovely coastal walks. Super for relaxation and stillness just what we needed. Thank you
"A truly excellent property in a perfect location for beach and coastal walks."
"Another great holiday at the Distillery cottage."
Lovely beach close at hand and good walks too. Cottage was very clean and comfortable as always.
"The cottage was perfect, clean and fully equipped."
The welcome gift left for us and our dog was a lovely touch and so thoughtful. We had a great stay, we very much enjoyed the quiet rual location and close proximity to the Banff beach. We will certainly be booking this wonderful cottage again!
"A nice neat cottage close to beach, very clean and comfortable."
"The welcome pack was fantastic to receive, the location of the cottage was so ..."
The welcome pack was fantastic to receive, the location of the cottage was so well placed for walks with the dogs even if you did not want to drive, the owners were very welcoming and also attentive to our needs, I would definitely go back and would recommend it as a place to stay
"Had a fantastic stay at 5 distillery cottage."
The location is excellent, with only a 5 minute walk to the amazing beach. The log burning fire was a great to have on in the evening and Maisie our cockapoo was in the secure garden most of the holiday. Will definitely be back.
"We had a lovely stay at this cottage and would visit it again, the cottage was very clean and had just about everything you could look for."
The location was superb for walking. The birdsong in the morning was really lovely. I would mention that customers should be wary of the stairs as they are not very safe at the top due to the curve and there only being a banister on the one side.
"Easy access to scenic, clean, white, sandy beach."
Lovely coastal walks to Banff and Whitehills and a short drive to picturesque fishing villages Portsoy, Gardenstown and Pennan. We sampled tasty fish and chips and other takeaways. I would specially commend Sean and Victoria for the effort and thoughts to detail which made our stay at 5 DISTILLERY COTTAGES one which will be long remembered. Maisie our wee dog enjoyed her special treats. As did we the home made bread. Having stayed in many cottages this was exceptional!! Thank you both.
"Fantastic property with the most well equipped kitchen including kit for the dog."
Also fabulous welcome pack which really set the tone for our holiday. Very relaxing week with lots of time on the beach and finding different walks ending with evenings in front of the fire. Highly recommend this accommodation owners are so attentive.
Close to the sea. Wonderful welcome pack.
"Lovely, homely cottage in beautiful surroundings."
We have visited 3 times already and certainly would go back
"The cottage couldn't have been more perfect."
It was so clean, comfortable and warm and the kitchen in particular was equipped to the highest standard with everything and more that you would need. The welcoming package was exceptional. Even the dog had been thought of! The location was ideal for a quiet getaway in a small hamlet with the beach just a couple of minutes walk away. It had, however, close access to all local facilities, amenities and sights. We had a wonderful, relaxing 7 day stay and wouldn't hesitate to return.
"A very comfortable cottage in a gorgeous, quiet location."
Extremely dog-friendly, well equipped with everything you need and clean. One of the nicest places we’ve stayed, we felt at home straight away. We would highly recommend this cottage!
"We have been holidaying in cottages for over 15 years with our dogs and can honestly say this is the best cottage we have stayed in."
Very very pet friendly. Will definitely be revisiting.
"Brilliant cottage ."
Owners were very very generous with welcome basket of goodies . Fresh bread, wine, biscuits, fresh milk and couple of packets of treats for our dogs. Cottage was amazing very clean and very cosy . All in all a great long weekend.
"We had a fantastic holiday in this super little cottage."
It was comfy, clean and very cosy.The welcome pack was extremely generous, both for humans and dogs! The cottage is ideally situated for long coastal walks, via glorious beaches. We would highly recommend a visit. Thank you to Sean and Victoria for helping to make our holiday so enjoyable.
"Cottage was really cosy, heating easy to operate."
Owners left a much appreciated welcome pack - chocolates, wine, homemade bread, and other basics. This was our second visit to this cottage and we will return at some future date.
"Looked lovely upon arrival until closer inspection."
Everything in kitchen was sticky, windows needed cleaning, plants needed water, and dead leaves taken off. Pans needed replacing, frying pan rusty. Sheets needed ironing (unless not changed) Foisty smell in living room(unless it was because of dogs been allowed) The actual sea view is from the bathroom window upon opening, as its frosted, Also you have to push the wheely bin from the back, all the way round to the front, and leave across the road upon weekly emptying. Not great for elderly folk.
"Distillery cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable."
The kitchen was amazing with every appliance and equipment that could ever be needed . The bedrooms were large and airy and we can not find a negative to the whole package. We were delighted to find a fabulous array of welcome gifts , including beautiful flowers and there were bowls , toys and treats for the dogs . We were able to walk to the beach in five minutes ( and did so every day ) and could easily walk into Banff and Whitehills . Victoria and Sean are considerate , concerned hosts and we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this beautiful cottage for a relaxing holiday .
"Lovely cottage in a superb location close to the beach and many attractions."
Perfect for dogs.
"The cottage is fantastic"
"A very well equipped cottage with generous welcome pack."
"Fantastic cottage, very well equipped and comfortable."
Superb location close to the stunning beach and within walking distance along the coast to both Whitehills and Banff (approx 20-30 mins walk). Perfect!
"Lovely cottage in a perfect location!"
5 Distillery Cottages is a comfy, cosy cottage with everything you could possibly need. Great for beach walks and so much to see and do in the area. Recommend the Seafield Arms in Whitehills for pub grub, and the Hooga Cafe in Cullen is fabulous, so welcoming and the Cullen Skink and homemade bread and cakes were amazing. Thank you Sean and Victoria, your cottage is lovely and the Welcome Pack was much appreciated (and for the dog too!).
"Everything areas cottage welcome pack for humans and hower friendly Button hower ..."
Everything areas cottage welcome pack for humans and hower friendly Button hower little dog walks on the beach just up the road in Banff shopping facilities brilliant we luv it that much we booked it for next year and thank Sean for the phone call welcoming us again BRILLIANT
"Fabulous cosy cottage, everything we needed!"
The best welcome pack we have ever had! We would definitely return.
"Not the first visit to this beautiful, homely, comfortable cottage and hopefully not the last."
We love the coastal walks with our dogs.
"The expectation on the cottage has been completely satisfied."
For us who have dogs following the use of this cottage located in a beautiful area of the Scottish coast was the most exciting from the emotional point of view. The cottage is really exciting to experience it both internally and externally. I stop here with my comment because I do not know what else to add .... I, my wife and our dogs we hope one day to return to the Distillery for a new holiday by the sea in the north ....sorry for google translate....
"This is an excellent cottage, very comfortable, warm with everything we needed and more."
Many thanks to the owners for the welcome pack and all the extras. Much appreciated. We had a great week and were sorry to leave. Two minutes to the beach with walks to Banff, Whitehills and beyond. Meals are availble at the pub, Galley restaurant and Rockfish chippy - all in Whitehills. We will return but not soon enough.
"This is an exceptional cottage."
The welcome offered by the owners should be used as an example to others. In addition a great deal of thought has been put into the practicalities of the contents. For dog owners, the location is ideal as is the actual cottage itself.
"This is a great cottage."
We loved it. All the extras were much appreciated. We can't praise it enough
"Hello! 5,Distillery Cottages was wonderful."
It was super-well equipped-fantastic welcome pack(best ever) for dogs too-lovely friendly phone-call from Sean,the owner ,to find out if all was to our satisfaction.It has a lovely big kitchen( dogs kept there)-very cosy house-just cannot praise it enough.Needless to say we will be back soon !!
"The owners went to some length to welcome us - a very generous welcome pack, fresh flowers throughout the house, shower ‘poofs’, very comfy bed with good quality cotton bedding."
Tha heating was very effective and easy to use and plenty of hot water. The situation of the cottage was excellent - just a couple of minutes from a lovely beach along which was easy walking to Banff and Whitehills where The Galley provided superb meals.
"A terrific cottage in a lovely location for exploring Aberdeenshire and Morayshire."
Very comfortable and well equipped accommodation with the bonus of a garden (our Labrador loved the garden and the walks / runs on the beach and old railway line.
"One of the best ever."
The most caring owners of the property even down to thinking of our pet! The most thoughtful people ever. Very clean cottage with everything you could possibly want. We even had a telephone call checking to see we were settled and had everything we wanted. I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend the cottage
"Location and fabulous cottage"
"Big thank you to the owners , we left some items in the Cottage which they contacted us about and posted them home."
Lovely Cottage and Lovely people !
"Couldn't have asked for a better location to relax with family."
The surrounding beaches are very clean, and the kids enjoyed body boarding at Sandend Beach as well as fishing for crabs at the harbour. We especially enjoyed our day out to Spey Bay to see the dolphins. The cottage itself is in the perfect location, and is beautifully well looked after, the welcome pack on our arrival was a very nice touch. Will definitely recommend to our family and friends.
"Excellent location with plenty of good walks nearby."
Cottage was lovely with a secure back garden.
"The cottage was excellent the only concern we had was the lack of information about recycling our rubbish."
We feel that every cottage should have clear instructions on what we can or cannot recycle.
"The cottage was was clean, tidy, comfortable and nicely decorated, with a neat secure back garden."
The kitchen had tea, coffee, milk and bread to get us started, along with some nice extras for us and treats for our dog, which was a very nice touch, and more than met our expectations. This combined with the location, a 5 minute walk to a stunning beach and coastal walks, made for a great holiday. All in all I thoroughly recommend the cottage and will visit again.
"We found the cottage to be very clean and comfortable."
We appreciated the welcome pack for ourselves and our dog. The location was excellent and we all enjoyed our walks along the beautiful beach. Great restaurants and shops in Banff and Whitehills. The only point l would make is l think it should be made clearer in the description that the only bathroom is upstairs and that the stairs are quite difficult to negotiate, especially for an elderly person or young child.
"Superb cottage, very comfortable and extremely clean."
We had a fantastic holiday and will definitely try to rebook the cottage we stayed in.
"This cottage is well located in the Central area for the beautiful Moray coastline, Salmon fishing and whisky trail ."
Banff is a short walk along a nice coastal path suitable for Kids and dogs alike. There is direct public access to the beach on an adjacent path with scenic walks in East and West. The cottage is spacious and very comfortable with all necessary items available to make a great holiday possible The dog safe rear garden is large ,with nice garden furniture to relax and enjoy the healthy sea air. The owners were very helpful and their welcome pack was exceptional . Great location fantastic property and great owners 110% +++
"An absolute gem of a cottage."
In 30 years of staying in self catering cottages this has to be one of the most comfortable, well equipped and lovely cottages my wife and I have had the pleasure to stay in. Certainly the best of any of the ‘dog friendly’ cottages with dog treats, dog food bowls, new dog toys and dog towels supplied. We were aptly looked after by the kind owners with wine, chocolates, bread, milk, biscuits etc. A minor issue with an appliance was quickly rectified by the friendly owners. The cottages situation is only a couple of minutes walk from the fantastic beach which was immaculate with no litter or detritus. Brilliant walks for the dogs. Loads to see and do nearby. Would absolutely recommend this cottage; just fantastic!
"Fantastic holiday let."
Pet friendly,owners left treats and games for our dog and also a generous welcome pack for us. The house is brilliant location very quiet and just around the corner from the beach and lovely easy walks.
"We both thought that the cottage was fantastic."
It was tastefully decorated, warm and comfortable and situated in a very peaceful location just about five minutes walk from the shoreline. There are fantastic coastal walks which I undertook every day. The welcome pack which was provided by the owners and included wine and chocolates was very thoughtful. The WiFi was also very good and I know this is important for a lot of people. I would definitely go back.
"Loved this cottage."
Beautiful decor and spotless. Generous welcome goodies for me and Donald the dog. Would like to think I'll be back some day.
"Fantastic cottage in a beautiful part of scotland."
Only 2 mins walk to the beach and situated perfectly for exploring the Moray coast. The cottage itself had everything we needed and more and the welcome pack was greatly appreciated. We will definitely be back but get the feeling we may need to book early as this cottage will be very popular. Thank you.
"This cottage was beautiful."
It had been carefully renovated and had everything we needed for a relaxing break. The beds were super comfy.Everything felt new and fresh despite the cottage being old. The location was great. Only five minutes walk from an extensive beach which was a joy to walk each morning with the dog. The owners were very welcoming and had left a lovely welcome pack and goodies for the dog too. The Moray coast is a fantastic area to explore.I recommend this cottage highly.
"Great little beach cottage."
We were a party of 2 adults and two pre-teens and the property was perfect. The rooms are large enough and it had all the equipment we required for the week and was only a few minutes walk to the beach. Only negative comment is the shower in the bath is quite small so it was bathes for the children. It may not be suitable if the children are very young as the twin bedroom is downstairs with the other bedroom is upstairs but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage for slightly older children if a beach holiday is what you want, although, there are lots of other local attractions to keep everyone happy. Great welcome pack which was much appreciated. And we were surprised by the frequency of the buses for such a small village.
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- Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor twin
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Kitchen with dining area
- Sitting room with woodburning stove.
- Gas central heating with woodburning stove
- Gas oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 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
- Off road parking for 3 cars
- Gardens to both front and rear with patio and furniture
- Shed storage
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shops and pubs 1.5 miles
- Beach 5 mins walk.
Banff 1 miles.
This absolutely charming mid terrace stone cottage offers deceptively spacious and pretty accommodation.
Ideal for a couple, family group or group of friends this cottage is just minutes from a lovely sandy beach and the clear crystal waters of the Moray Firth.
A very pretty pathway and front garden lead up to the house and there is a bedroom at ground floor level as well as one on the first floor.
The sitting room has a big comfy corner sofa and welcoming woodburing stove, ideal for those colder evenings in.
The very well-equipped kitchen/dining room has everything required for visitors to make a lovely meal to be enjoyed together around the table.
At the rear is a fully enclosed garden and a gate leading to the rear parking area.
Inverboyndie is a small village that is situated neatly between the larger village of Whitehills and the small vibrant town of Banff, both within easy reach and both providing excellent local services.
The village of Whitehills can be access via a coastal path and after a pleasant walk visitors should pop into the local pub and restaurant for a nice meal before the walk home.
You could also take your car of course!
Banff is a bustling town with an excellent selection of shops and restaurants along with the Marine Aquarium which is well worth a visit!
The north east coastline is a great area to explore with the many fishing villages dotted up its dramatic coastline each with their own history and atmosphere.
From this cottage there is an excellent bus route and if guests want to leave the car they can simply hop on the bus and enjoy the scenery!
This pretty cottage ticks all the boxes and ensure a relaxing and comfortable holiday for all!
EPC Rating: Band D
Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00606-P
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.
About the location
Fraserburgh 25 miles; Elgin 35 miles; Aberdeen 40 miles.
Banff is a former county town and a Royal Burgh, having received its charter from Robert the Bruce in 1324. The town has been designated an Outstanding Conservation Area and is famous for its outstanding architecture. Banff contains a variety of architecture in a number of contrasting styles, including Georgian architecture that can be found in the upper part of the town. Banff Harbour is now a recreational harbour and marina, and the town boasts spectacular sea views, sandy beaches, shops and seafood restaurants. Duff House, built between 1735 and 1740 is situated in the Deveron Valley, and is thought to be one of Britain's finest Georgian houses. Close by is Duff House Royal golf course and two miles away the neighbouring town of Macduff offers the Royal Tarlair golf course and award-winning Marine Aquarium. Nearby, the old smugglers village of Pennan was used as the location for the movie Local Hero, and its famous phonebox is a listed historical monument. The area also boasts sandy beaches, forest walks, cycle routes, whisky trails, pony trekking and dolphin watching, along with the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses in Fraserburgh and the Portsoy Boat Festival and Turriff Show.
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