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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic base from which to enjoy our holiday."

    This house is perfect with luxury aspects we didn’t expect. There are a few areas in the house in which you can sit and relax and enjoy different views that really help you relax and take it easy. The hot tub was brilliant as you could sit in this lovely heat watching the sun set on the horizon on the sea, absolutely beautiful. Another aspect that helped was that Paul (the owner) was on hand with great advice and general friendliness but not at all pushy. In summary I would encourage this as a holiday accommodation as it’s one of the best we have ever experienced and we have been to quite a few.

    It was so lovely to meet you. It’s very important to us for you to know we are on hand if any problems should arise. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2024

  • "Just home from craignure and can't recommend this home high enough, simply fantastic."

    With some homes the photos shown hide the truth but not here, everything is exactly as shown. Top quality furniture, bedding, towels no expense has been spared in making this a home from home. The views from the house are fantastic and with the living space being upstairs you have stunning views of the bay from the windows and balcony, sometimes we would be watching TV and then find ourselfs just looking out the window over the harbour. The hottub was great and also has views out over the harbour to sea and a great place to relax after a long day exploring the fantastic coastline and beautiful walks in the area. There is plenty of outside space which is on terraces but is well guarded by fences making it a safe home for children and animals. Sorry to go on a bit but we both enjoyed our stay so much we can't wait to return. Many thanks David & Caroline

    David & Caroline, it was an absolute pleasure to have you stay in Craignure. We agree the views are a bit special and to sit on the Balcony with a coffee in the morning is a joy. We really appreciate you taking the time for the positive feedback and hope to see you guys again soon. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "We had a fantastic week away in Craignure."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and has everything you could need. The views are stunning from the balcony, sitting room and hot tub. We enjoyed relaxing and watching the view of the harbour and had a beautiful view of the sunset. The harbour is a very short walk away. Gardenstown is a peaceful place with a little dog-friendly pub, cafe and a couple of shops for groceries. It is a perfect little place for a relaxing holiday. Also the bird watching here is great, with gannets and other types of birds being spotted daily. The host was very friendly and welcoming and even texted to let us know there was going to be Northern Lights one evening. Lots of other places to drive to not too far away, including the local RSPB with hundreds of nesting gannets in May! Would definitely come back.

    Aw we are so glad you had a lovely time at Craignure. It was a pleasure to have you stay. There is so much to do round about and were delighted you got to visit some places. Take care and hope you see you again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0May 2024

  • "The property is stunning."

    So modern and has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. The views from the house are beautiful and the place is so peaceful. Would definitely go back.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at Craignure. Hope to welcome you back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had the most perfect stay at craignure."

    I could not recommend it more . Everything was just perfect . The owners have pulled out all the stops to ensure your stay is memorable . The standard of accommodation is more than excellent . Thankyou. We will definitely return. Dogs loved it too

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Craignure. Gardenstown is great for dogs, so many walks round about. Can’t wait to welcome you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2024

  • "We were lucky enough to be one of the first guests at Craignure which was a lovely surprise."

    The house is very well thought out with many home comforts thought in advance. I loved the instructional videos, making it easy to get set up and relax into the holiday. This was our first visit to Gardenstown and the town itself is really quaint. The location of the Craignure is close to the harbour, affording fantastic views regardless of the weather. The town is well equipped with a shop (with pretty much everything you would need), pub and cafe. The local beach and coastal walks suited our dog perfectly. The house itself is lovely and was perfect for me, my hubbie, kids and dog. The kids enjoyed the huge TV in the living room as well as the hot-tub, participating in the latter every night of our stay. The harbour and bay views along with dark skies making that experience all the better. I enjoyed having the second seated area with the wood burner as a retreat at the end of the day, but also took advantage of the balcony in the morning for breakfast at sunrise and at night with a lovely glass as the sun went down. Some of the luxury features were very appreciated and we are now looking at getting our own boiling water tap! There are some basic provisions provided, so if you intend on using the dishwasher and washing machine during your stay, remember to bring some extra products. The hosts we also very helpful and only a call way. Our only disappointment was having to leave at the end. We would love to return and have already recommended Craignure to friends.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It was so lovely to meet you. Glad the videos helped, and maybe gave you a wee laugh. The views are very special all year round. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Take care x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay for 7 nights, could've stayed longer great bed ..."

    We had a very enjoyable stay for 7 nights, could've stayed longer great bed great shower great views great hot tub, host was a phone call away

    Thank You for your feedback. We are just delighted you enjoyed your stay at Craignure. The hot tub does have great views. ‘Haste ye back’ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2024

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  • Reverse-level
  • Two ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x super king-size
  • Ground-floor Jack-and-Jill bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate are available
  • Hot tub
  • Roadside parking available
  • Private terrace
  • Dog-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are steeps steps in the garden, please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 11am
  • Hot tub is use on request, please contact owner or Sykes if you would like to use it, there is no extra charge for this.

The property

Welcome to Craignure, a delightful reverse-level property nestled in the quaint coastal village of Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire.

Craignure, boasts stunning views of Gardenstown harbour, and the wonderful harbour life of the boats coming and going.

From Craignure you can also see the beach and St Johns, which are just a range of local amenities in this stunning location, Craignure is a dog-friendly delight for families, friends or couples looking to explore the wonderful Aberdeenshire coast.

Upon arrival, discover two well-presented bedrooms on the ground-floor, each with plenty of storage to house your personal belongings.

Ascend the stairs to the open-plan living space, boasting a well-equipped kitchen, dining space and a sitting area with Smart TV and woodburning stove, perfect for cosying up on cooler evenings with a glass of wine.

If you prefer to maximise your time outdoors, make use of the private patio where you can delight in an alfresco affair or admire your tranquil surroundings as the sun sets in the distance with a glass of your favourite beverage in the sitting area as you reflect on your day or take a relaxing soak in the bubbling hot tub to get rid of those tired muscles.

When sleep calls, head back downstairs to treat yourself to a soak in the bath and complete your evening routine, before hunkering down in your chosen bedroom, ready for another day of exciting adventures.

When it comes to exploring Aberdeenshire, you'll find a wealth of attractions within reach of Craignure.

Venture to the delightful town of Banff and discover its old-fashioned charms, the traditional harbour of Fraserburgh, or the town of Elgin with its beautiful architecture.

For a city break, take the scenic drive to Aberdeen and experience its world-class shopping, pubs and restaurants, in addition to the Aberdeen Art Gallery, Nigg Bay Golf Club and the Aberdeen Science Centre.

You can even take a tour of the city's Scotch whisky distilleries or for something more hands-on, explore the beach at Kings Links.

From fishing trips to guided walks, Craignure provides the ideal base for a holiday in the Aberdeenshire coast, making your stay one to remember.

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00859-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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 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.

Hot tub is use on request, please contact owner or Sykes if you would like to use it.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas