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49 Crovie Village

(Ref. 932561)

Crovie near Gardenstown, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful place and the perfect getaway for a few days over New Year."

    We loved the character of the property and the village. The cottage itself was really well appointed and finished to a great standard. The beds are as comfortable as they looked, which is a rarity in holiday lets, but a very welcome surprise here. We can't wait to return and explore the area more in the summer months and would recommend you try it too!

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "Outstanding cottage in an exceptionally special location … the service from the owner was to a very high standard with the cottage perfect in every way … highly recommend !"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a brilliant time - with amazing weather throughout the week."

    The house felt homely and had everything we needed. The staircase to the bedrooms was narrow and would probably be difficult for someone with mobility problems. We thoroughly enjoyed the red wine and Tunnocks left by the owners which was a lovely surprise. The road to the village was very steep but we got used to it quickly and always found somewhere to park at the bottom. Having the sea right outside the cottage was amazing. We often sat outside and watched the sun set.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely awesome awesome place to stay."

    Extremely clean, had everything we needed. Living room was so cosy with fire on, kitchen was spacious, large bathroom, good boot room, bedrooms spacious for lots of bags. Listening to the waves crash against the cottage at night – priceless. We were very impressed. Steve looks after this place brilliantly, is very friendly, super accommodating, answers emails quickly, let us say an extra night last minute – we would not hesitate to book again. In fact, we can’t wait to come back! Only thing I’d recommend you say to guests is to not arrive hour either side of high tide – they may get wet LOL!

    Reviewed by Dominique5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very comfortable house in a very special place."

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Mar 2023

  • "An absolute AAA property in the most magical setting."

    49 Crovie Cottage has stolen a piece of my heart, I really didn’t want to leave. The cottage was warm and cosy and the bottle of wine and tea cakes were a wonderful welcoming touch. Everything was so clean and the log fire was all set up for lighting when we arrived. New Years Eve was so lovely with the pipers piping past our cottage. We followed them a short distance to the bonfire and midnight fireworks on the beach. Would highly recommend especially if you like to drift off to sleep listening to the sea. The property owners communication was prompt and friendly. Will miss you Crovie.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Cottage was exactly as described in the add."

    It was clean and everything was provided - including towels. Please note that especially during colder times the road up the hill can be very challenging to go up and leave the area. But other than that it was a very lovely stay (and not my last) and communication with the owners and locals was very good.

    Reviewed by Hannes5.0Dec 2022

  • "A very enjoyable stay."

    We settled into 49 very well for our 3 night stay. The ceiling heights upstairs are a bit of an issue but we were careful and avoided any head bumps! The kitchen area and dining area was particularly spacious and well equipped. Overall we loved our seaside hideaway.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Nov 2022

  • "Excellent cottage with great facilities."

    Loved the location and the layout. So nice to hear the sea at night when you are falling asleep. Stephen has set up a great cottage. He has also rekindled our love of teacakes, thank you

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great week in this lovely cottage."

    It had everything you could need for a comfortable, relaxing stay. Crovie is such a special place and we will definately return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything about the cottage and surrounding area was amazing,I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage."

    My elderly mother-in-law struggled to get to the cottage and up and down the narrow staircase. Maybe the limited accessibility and very low ceilings upstairs should be highlighted in the cottage information.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2022

  • "The house and location is perfect."

    Probably one of the best we have ever stayed in. The house is immaculate and the views are truly unique. Only suggestion for improvement would be to make check in/out times of 4pm/9am a little earlier/later. All things considered, 49 crovie is an outstanding place!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2022

  • "Another fabulous holiday at this cottage in Crovie."

    I keep returning again and again. Crovie has a charm of it's own, cliff walks, amazing views, and close proximity to the sea!! Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Don’t tell anyone about this cottage, it needs to be a secret between the owners and us."

    Perfect situation, cosy, comfortable, and we were blessed with a week of sunshine and beautiful sunsets.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback, we are lucky to have the cottage and glad you liked it Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2022

  • "We loved our time at Crovie, the house was everything we expected and more."

    Would happily recommend to anyone wanting a unique, tranquil and remote holiday.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Stunning setting, The owner Mr Rennie was very helpful, Definitely will be back again."

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Crovie and the surrounding area is fantastic and this cottage is a real gem."

    We'll be back.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable & spotlessly clean on arrival."

    It was so peaceful but for the sound of the sea...just what we needed for a relaxing holiday. The cottage was in a great place for exploring the beautuful coast.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jun 2021

  • "I found the staircase horrendous, ( you should hilight that this is incredibly narrow, steep & stairs are not deep for fet larger than size six)."

    Also the height of doors entering bedrooms & lack of room height in bedroom ( i had to crawl into bed ) I am a 6' 3" man in my mid 50s & had to visit the bathroom several times each night ( which was absolutely ridiculous trying to manage all these hazards I have stated ) plus the fact how far away the bathroom actually was . I really feel this should be detailed to future potential renters . P. Crockford

    Reviewed by Peter2.5May 2021

  • "We have been visiting Crovie for over 30 years and this is the best cottage we have stayed in"

    Reviewed by Val5.0May 2021

  • "We had the best week at 49 crovie village."

    The cottage was cosy, warm and homely-we especially loved the kitchen area. Going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the sea was so lovely and peaceful. The most perfect destination for much needed r and r. We loved our daily walk to gardenstown along the sea-lovely cafe and pub and harbour and beach. Crovie itself was like nowhere else we have ever been-friendly and true escapism. Our children especially loved using the wheelbarrow for transportation. We will definitely return ❤️

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Crovie is a gem of a place and being so close to the sea was amazing!

    Reviewed by Andi5.0Aug 2019

  • "I have been to this cottage three times now."

    I just love it! A fabulous cottage, well appointed with everything you might need, wifi etc and even Netflix! But the scenery is awesome, and its wonderful to be so close to the sea in any weather. However some glorious hot weather on my last stay there (early May), fabulous sunsets every night. Well worth a stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "Crovie is a wonderful place to visit, even in the middle of winter, and No."

    49 is an excellent base. It's well-equipped and comfortable. Needless to say, it's quiet, apart from the waves which are a pleasure in themselves. You can enjoy the wildness and beauty of the North Sea coast with only a handful of steps from the front door before popping back inside to re-warm by the fire. I loved it.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2019

  • "Perfect in every way and plan to book again this year."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage had everything that you could ever need and was cozy and welcoming."

    The village itself is just the best place for 'stepping off the world' and being right next to the sea is amazing.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was very much as described."

    We were very impressed with the quality of the work that had been involved to get it to its current standard and that attention to detail was continued in the fixtures and fittings. We had no issues at all during our stay and the welcome gifts were really appreciated and got our honeymoon off to a great start! Many thanks and we look forward to a return visit in the future. Mark and Tracy Salisbury

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2018

  • "My second time at this lovely cottage in a year."

    I just love Crovie, one of the most scenic places I have visited, being so close to the sea in all weathers is wonderful. I would go again and again!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2018

  • "A fantastic cosy cottage by the sea, what more can you wish for!"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2018

  • "Had a wonderful week in this lovely cottage."

    Fantastic location, and the cottage was very well appointed, tastefully furnished, log burning fire etc............just perfect. We got the good weather and with the scenic location, it was fabulous. I would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2018

  • "Amazing place and the owner was extremely helpful, we will definitely be back."

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fantastic property in a spectacular location."

    We had a great time albeit too short.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2018

  • "It was a relaxing chilled out few days"

    Reviewed by June4.6Feb 2018

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in this quirky, cosy, beautiful cottage."

    The village is very picturesque and just a little different from anywhere else we’ve stayed. 10/10. Thanks

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2017

  • "The owners have put a lot of effort and thought into their lovely cottage at Crovie."

    Beautiful position and everything thought out to make a really comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2017

  • "Great cottage, great location, simple to book and would recommend and book the cottage again."

    Reviewed by Ann4.8Jul 2017

  • "It was all superb!"

    ...Thankyou Crovie...Thankyou Sykes!

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2017

  • "Fantastic"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jan 2017

  • "The cottage was outstanding for location, comfort and cleanliness."

    Thank you so much to the owner who was at the end of the phone should we require anything. Fantastic location great place to stay..

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2016

  • "The cottage was beautiful, quirky, well equipped and extremely clean."

    We loved the location and on the last day there was even a seal in the harbour. What an amazing find.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2016

  • "Amazing holiday cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Crovie is a unique village and really offers the complete get away from it all experience. The cottage is really comfortable, clean and well equipped, we will be back

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2016

  • "Beautifully modernised holiday cottage in a fantastic location!"

    Reviewed by John4.8Aug 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage in a very interesting location."

    Real home from home, the owner saw to it that we wanted for nothing. Beds very comfortable. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking available in two public car parks
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Narrow and steep cottage stairs, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms.

The property

A characterful and quirky fisherman's cottage nestling between the base of the cliffs at the rear and the open sea to the front in the small village of Crovie.

A pathway runs along the shoreline giving pedestrian access to this row of charming cottages and the hustle and bustle of daily life is left far behind!

49 Crovie Village is a typical cottage with its gable end to the sea and quirky interior and would be ideal for a couple or small family group who want to spend carefree days walking along the rocky foreshore, watching the wonderful wildlife and soaking up the special uniqueness of the location.

There are two lovely bedrooms on the first floor both with sloping ceilings and skylight windows and the ground floor is modern and spacious.

A lovely open plan and well-equipped kitchen/dining room leads through to a cosy sitting room with a welcoming woodburning stove ensuring cosy nights in around the fire after an active day.

There are no local services in Crovie but the neighbouring and larger village of Gardenstown is just over a mile away and here there is a well-stocked village shop and local pub/restaurant.

A very pleasant walk on a good day is following the path from Crovie to Gardenstown to pick up essentials and then a return journey with different views.

The north east coast is dotted with many villages and small towns all worth a visit and the bigger towns of Banff and MacDuff offer excellent local services.

For wildlife lovers a visit to the RSPB reserve at Troup Head is a must and of course boat trips onto the Moray Firth will ensure a good view of the famous dolphins as they pass by.

This is a special cottage in a unique location ensuring an unforgettable holiday for all.

EPC Rating: Band G

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About the location


Gardenstown 1.6 miles.

The small village of Crovie is not only pretty but is also quite unique as no vehicles can drive through the village and access to the single line of cottages is via a path that borders the sea. Vehicles are left at a car park at the start of the village. A one time busy fishing village it is now a peaceful retreat for visitors who love the charm and gentle ambience of the community. Crovie faces west onto the Moray Firth and in the summer fabulous sunsets can be enjoyed whilst in the winter months the Northern Lights can sometimes be seen. Although a real retreat Crovie is close to the many atmospheric fishing villages all along the north east coastline each with their own history and well worth a visit.

Note: Property does not accept bookings within 2 days of arrival due to rural area

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas