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Lobster Pot Cottage

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Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire & Angus Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (5)
  • lovely (4)
  • beautiful (3)
  • well (3)
  • garden (3)
  • bed (3)

7 Customer Reviews

  • "Had to delay holiday 2 days due to Storm Babet, cottage lovely and well equipped; beds very comfy, issue with tv channels not working; only got iplayer programmes."

    Went to Duff House to let dog have a run. Weather warning for Thursday-Saturday so left day early to get home safely. Weather was against us unfortunately.

    Reviewed by LynOct 2023

  • "Lovely wee cottage but a few niggles."

    On arrival, opened fridge to stock up, floor under fridge was dirty. The bathroom 'lock' is unsafe as being a bathroom, the lock should be double-sided enabling someone to enter should the person in the bathroom have an accident (see earlier point about the shower) - the initial wood supply for the wood burner was two huge logs, just as well we had taken our own with us. One bed in the twin room was VERY noisy/squeaky and moving in it constantly woke the other person sharing the twin. As I said, minor niggles. Gardenstown is a terrific wee place and I will miss my morning walk to Crovie and back with the dog.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2023

  • "Excellent Property - owners responded quickly to a request."

    The house is exactly as described and we have just booked a return trip!

    Hi there Gordon, lovely to get such a kind review! Great to hear you are returning. Thanks again, Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by GordonAug 2023

  • "Exceptional property with everything you need for a stress free break."

    Can’t recommend it enough.

    Thank you so much for such a great review! Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location."

    Owners checked in with us without being intrusive, garden is great wee secluded place - the weather did not allow us to make full use of it, so we will have to go back :)

    Thank you very much for such a lovely review. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and village."

    Loved staying there, amazing views for watching birds and from the other side of the room you could catch the sunset over the sea - perfect! We are looking forward to a return visit.

    Hi Andrea, thank you so much for such a great review! It was lovely to meet you both and your little dogs. Look forward to seeing you back in gardenstown again! Take care Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaJun 2023

  • "Lovely, well appointed cottage with a private garden, in a beautiful villiage."

    So peaceful and relaxing. Minutes from beach and harbour. Highly recommended.

    Hi Gillian, was fantastic having you as our very first customers and meeting your adorable puppy dogs. Thank you so much for such a kind review! Hope to see you in the future. Take care Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x first-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, counter-top dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Roadside parking with a public car park nearby
  • Enclosed, rear multi-level garden with patio, decking, furniture, fire pit and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.4 miles, Gardenstown Harbour 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are steps in the garden; please take care

The property

Nestled within the port village of Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire, is Lobster Pot Cottage, a delightful, two-bedroom fisherman's cottage.

Resting paces away from the beach and a selection of amenities, Lobster Pot Cottage features a pet-friendly garden, a homely interior, and sea glimpses, ideal for four guests and their furry companions.

Park up on the roadside before heading through the stone-fronted exterior of your new home.

Be greeted by the colourful kitchen/diner, complete with all the appliances for a self-catered stay, where you can rustle up delicious meals and dine indoors.

If the weather allows head to the multi-level garden to dine alfresco or light the barbecue whilst basking in the Aberdeenshire sunshine.

As the sun sets, head upstairs to the first-floor sitting room, to enjoy elevated vistas whilst the woodburning stove offers a gentle glow throughout the space.

Catch some rest from one of two bedrooms, consisting of a ground-floor double, and a first-floor twin, before awakening to a refresh in the bathroom.

Take a short stroll down to the breath-taking landscape of Gardenstown Beach, or enjoy people watching near the marina, whilst Eli's Crafts, Cakes & Coffee, Garden Arms Hotel, and a convenience store rest nearby to ease your stay; be sure to visit RSPB Scotland Troup Head whilst in the vicinity, for a day of bird watching and hiking from its clifftop setting.

Travelling towards Banff, firstly stop off at the Royal Tarlair Golf Club or the Macduff Marine Aquarium, depending on your interests, before touring the magnificent grounds of Duff House, following the Bridge of Alvah walking trail, or enjoying a coffee near Banff Marina.

Round off your break by travelling towards Fraserburgh, with the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses awaiting to tour, or opt for another day at the beach at Fraserburgh beach or the Waters of Philorth Beach, before returning home for supper.

Experience the delights of rural Aberdeenshire at the Lobster Pot Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00119-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season