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Old Cooperage

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Cruden Bay near Peterhead, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • lovely (20)
  • conservatory (19)
  • views (17)
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43 Customer Reviews

  • "The house is really lovely, comfortable and cosy."

    The Conservatory is a huge bonus because we had bad weather and we could watch the rain. The only problem for me was the feather duvets, anyone with allergies has problems with them, other than that a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very spacious beautifully furnished and great location if you like open spaces, nature and peace and quiet."

    We'll equipped cottage with lots of comfy sofas and chairs. The beds all have firm mattresses which we found difficult to sleep. Providing mattress toppers might help for those of us who prefer a softer mattress. Larger bath towels to would be nice.

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Sep 2023

  • "A splendid cottage and great location!"

    Cannot fault the views from the conservatory out over the bay! We even enjoyed watching the helicopters heading out offshore! There is a splendid walk up to the north of the village along the coast, and plenty of spots for our dog, Harris, to enjoy some serious sniffing fun! As others have mentioned though, be very, very careful about whether you consider allowing your dog to roam off-lead, given the precipitous nature of some of the cliffs. The only minor drawback was that we found a few ceiling spotlight bulbs to be out of action; not so much of a problem in the lounge, as there are other lights, but it did make for a slightly "dull" showering experience in the first floor bathroom. There was also a damaged drainage grating at the entrance to the driveway, which should either be removed or replaced, so that it does not spring up underneath a car and cause any damage.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Sep 2023

  • "Our stay at the old cooperage was fabulous."

    The property is of a very high standard and the photos reflect the quality of the house. The kitchen had everything you need and more. The views from the conservatory over the bay are spectacular and the beach really is just a two minute walk from the property. I loved the property. Loved Cruden Bay and the surrounding area I will definitely be back. The only thing that would make the property more perfect is an enclosed garden for our fur babies. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Alex, thank you very much for your feedback it is very much appreciated and I’m glad your stay was so enjoyable. Hopefully you will be back sometime. Patrick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage In wonderful location."

    Loved sitting in large conservatory watching the changing sea views across the bay. Fantastic facilities with downstairs bedroom and bathroom for nanny. Lovely food at Kilmarnock Arms hotel and village shop only short walk away. Beautiful area to explore. Love to return. Our only wish would be that the garden had gates and fencing at top to stop our dog escaping then it would be perfect.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Aug 2023

  • "This holiday cottage is fabulous and really needs a 5 star plus rating."

    The owners really have done a fantastic job, when you walk through the door everything is immaculate. The location in Cruden Bay is perfect. Great views of the bay and a quick 5 minute walk to the beach. We have 2 dogs and that easy access was great. The beach is lovely and on early morning walks you have it all to yourself. The garden isn’t fully enclosed so please be aware of that if you have dogs. We don’t leave ours in the garden without supervision, so this wasn’t an issue for us. The cottage surpassed our expectations and we wished we had booked a longer stay. We had a great holiday and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at the Old Cooperage."

    We loved the house it has so much space and the most amazing views, plus it was very well equipped and everything was immaculate. It was a perfect base for exploring the area and every day we went to the beach and walked on the cliffs. I couldn't recommend staying here enough, everything was perfect. We love Cruden Bay!

    Gillian, thank you very much for your extremely positive feedback about the house and Cruden Bay. It is much appreciated and I’m glad you all enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you will return some day. Regards. Patrick Sheared Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful property with stunning views of the sea ."

    Very spacious and well equipped . We had lovely weather and were able to enjoy sitting out. We and the dog enjoyed long walks on the beautiful and very clean sandy beach . Thouroughly enjoyrd by all ! We will be back

    I am glad you all enjoyed your week at The Old Cooperage and were able to get onto the beach. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Thank you Patrick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "My family, 6 adults and 2 children, had a wonderful stay at the old cooperage."

    Plenty of space and very comfortable. Beach and facilities within walking distance. Even when weather was poor there was plenty to do in the house. Overall fantastic.

    Excellent. Glad you enjoyed your stay and your feedback is very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "The old cooperage cottage is a lovely cottage."

    Very spacious, well equipped very clean. In a great location 5 minutes from the beach. Cruden bay as a couple of pubs and a little shop. 15 minutes drive away is newburgh, a great beach with seals on. Amazing to see. I would highly recommend the old cooperage cottage.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, it is very much appreciated. Patrick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Old Cooperage is a fantastic property with everything you could wish for in a holiday home."

    The huge conservatory with views of the beach is a lovely, warm place to relax. The well equipped kitchen/dining room is a very social place for all the family. With plenty of room in the lounge and bedrooms and a two minute walk to the beach this really is a first class property. There is plenty to see near by. We visited Peterhead Prison Museum, Slains Castle, Bullers of Buchan and the seals at Newburgh. Our guides, Brian, at Fraserburgh Lighthouse and Ali at Deep Scan Loch Ness cruise made the trips really interesting. Lossie Chip Shop is worth a visit for a quick takeaway meal.

    I really appreciate your feedback and am glad you had a good holiday. Patrick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Property was all we could have hoped for and more."

    Perfect location for a nice relaxing break with excellent facilities thrown in. The conservatory was massive and a very relaxing space with great views of the bay. This holiday was exactly what we were looking for and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2022

  • "Superb property."

    Plenty of space for the 4 generations of the family with the Conservatory being everybody's favourite room. The view from the property was astounding, with a very short walk to the nearest beach. The proximity of the golf links was also appreciated. The ruins of Slains Castle was a highlight, as were the seal beaches at Forvie Nature Reserve and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation's HQ at Speymouth (which is close enough for an outing), while Frazerburgh's Lighhouse Museum, and Peterhead's Prison Museum provided entertainment on damp days. Excellent property, excellent, one of the best and most relaxing of family holidays that we have had in years.

    Carolyn, thank you very much for your extremely positive feedback which reflects well on the house and the area. Regards, Patrick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The house is so spacious and well equipped. Extremely comfortable. We would love to book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Location was brilliant and the outdoor area for the dog is perfect."

    Lots to do and see and you don't have to travel for miles. Aberdeen is only 30 mins away. The kitchen for cooking has everything your home would have. Loved the pulley

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2022

  • "Really comfortable bedrooms, fabulous conservatory with glorious views."

    Clean and comfortable living room. Well equipped kitchen and lovely bathrooms. We enjoyed sitting outside too as too hot indoors at times! Easy access to good walks from the house. Happy dog.

    Reviewed by Rose5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely, well equipped and spotlessly clean cottage in an ideal setting."

    Perfect for a family get-together with no distractions. Enjoyed the views, the walks and the wildlife. The Welcome Pack was a nice touch too! Thank-you!

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful, luxury house."

    Extremely comfortable with everything you need, furnishings, bed linen etc all of a really good quality. Fabulous views from the large conservatory. Good sound system in the Living Room, good WiFi, TV channels etc, perfect for March evenings. Delicious and generous welcome pack. Can't rate this highly enough. Cruden Bay is a great base for a relaxing holiday, with lots of great walks and beautiful beaches in the surrounding area. We truly did not want to leave!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2022

  • "Everything about this property was fantastic!"

    The conservatory was WOW and the views were great from nearly every window. 10 out of 10 for comfort and cleanliness. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. Would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a wonderful spacious home."

    The conservatory was the highlight for us and is where we spent most of our time, when not out and about. The beds were very comfortable, and the views from the bedrooms were great too. The house is ideally located for the beach and a number of walks. We hope to be back next year.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2021

  • "What an amazing cottage, facilitates and location."

    You couldn’t want for anything else. The location is amazing and the owner was great checking in to see if we had a nice time. Garden is lovely just not 100% dog proof but didn’t spoil anything. Thanks for a great holiday .

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time here, it was very comfortable, it’s a great beach, and that sunroom is the bomb!"

    The owner is also very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Nov 2020

  • "This cottage has everything you could ever need and more!"

    Never been to such a gorgeous place! All high tech features (had a Sonos but needed a subscription to use it which was disappointing) and equipped with all the kitchen equipment you could ever need if you like to cook! Very efficient brand new multi fuel stove which was a massive highlight for us! Lots and lots of space for 3 people and a Lab. Would sleep 4 couples which would make it even cheaper. Highly recommended and worth every penny!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is a beautiful place that has a lovely homely feel to it rather than it just being a holiday home."

    The home was clean and had everything we needed. Location was a great base for exploring the area and only a 2 minute walk to a really nice beach area. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay and would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic place."

    House was clean and owners went the extra mile to prepare it for our arrival for Christmas break. They decorated the house in a theme and even put the Christmas tree!!! That was the best welcome we had out of over 15 cottages that we visited so far. Great. House is very comfortable, located in a very lovely village and 10 minutes form a beautiful beach. Perfect spot for walks and water sports. House looked like it was just freshly redecorated and looked mostly new buy very stylish. The conservatory was a gem and we spent most of our time in it. Massive, very well build, clean, and most importantly, very warm in the winter. Local pub/restaurant serving fantastic food so we also recommend to pay them a visit. All about this place was perfect and we hope to come back again soon. Big thanks to Patrick who was very responsive and helpful. Marek with family and friends.

    Reviewed by Marek5.0Dec 2019

  • "The house is beautiful, and the location stunning."

    There is lots to do around the area and the owners suggested some nice places to see and only a couple of minutes walk to the beach, perfect for a family holiday or a quiet retreat with friends.

    Reviewed by Annabel4.7Oct 2019

  • "We have previously stayed at this truly amazing property and this our latest visit was as previous ones just wonderful, the property really has to be seen to be believed as pictures don't do it justice."

    From the stunning conservatory to the beautiful bathroom (downstairs one) to the views from the bedrooms and the lounge everything about this place is perfect and deserves 5 stars, The owner is a lovely man who is available to help with any questions you may have.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Old Cooperage is an absolutely fabulous cottage."

    The owner was so helpful as well. We couldn't have chosen better. Just a delightful experience all around.

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at the "Old Cooperage" at Cruden Bay."

    Even though the guests before us had left the house in a dirty condition, the owner managed to get it cleaned up in time before our arrival. Thank you for this! What could be better managed in the future: There is a lot of privately owned stuff in the house, which should be more clearly separated from the things the holiday guests are meant to use. (But this is only my personal feeling, of course.) Otherwise we enjoyed our stay very much, especially because the weather was wonderful sunny and warm. In fact, it was too hot to stay in the conservatory. Instead, we had wonderful walks with our dog on the nearby beach. Andrea + Bernd + Aiko (the dog) and Marie + Georg

    Reviewed by Andrea4.4Jul 2019

  • "The accommodation was excellent location excellent."

    Unfortunately the weather wasn’t the best but it didn’t matter as there was a selection of games etc. There is s good beach nearby. All in all it was a very good experience

    Reviewed by Winifred5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely dwelling which catered well for a 3 year old thru to a 83 year old."

    Would most definitely recommend and may well return in the future. The Sonos units and full BT TV (inc sport) were unexpected and very welcome. A BBQ would be a useful addition but we used a disposable one for some lovely steaks from a local butcher. The fish man's visit to the village on a Wednesday at 10:00 was also a treat but take care not to over-indulge.... that is easy to do!!

    Reviewed by Dave5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely roomy house with stunning conservatory and views."

    We all enjoyed our relaxing holiday overlooking the magnificent beach. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Mar 2019

  • "A really lovely house in a fabulous location."

    The beach is so close and safe - our dog is really missing his walks along it! It was great to be able to walk to the Kilmarnock Arms for a meal - can recommend the food and the friendly staff. Minor grumble was that we had to defrost the freezer before being able to use it. That said we had a fabulous week and would recommend the house to others.

    Reviewed by Grizel4.7Mar 2019

  • "Had a fantastic week at the Old Cooperage Cruden Bay , Lovely cottage Relaxing and looking over the bay"

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Feb 2019

  • "Old Cooperage was a wonderful place to stay, it was warm, comfortable and had great views out to the beach."

    The wine when we arrived was a really nice touch. There is plenty to see and do in the local area and a meal at the Kilmarnock Arms is a must. The only small disappoint we had was when arrived the dishwasher was full and needed emptying and there was a load of washing in the machine, not major issues but not what you expect when you arrive.

    Reviewed by Daria4.7Nov 2018

  • "Very very comfortable and cosy Cottage indeed."

    With a marvellous view over the Coast. A relaxing and quiet week... To be recommended!!!

    Reviewed by Steffen4.7Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was everything I expected it to be."

    Clean, comfortable and welcoming. Lovely place to come back to after a days exploring. Communication was good from Sykes cottages and the owners. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very comfortable and luxurious cottage."

    Perfect for us and the dogs

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2018

  • "Awesome place to stay."

    Beautiful views and great surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Jules5.0Jul 2018

  • "Due to a family breavement this was a last minute booking for our family and what a wonderful last minute booking it turned out to be for us, the cottage was in a word "Fantastic" in every way possible from the amazing view over Cruden Bay to the wonderful conservatory which in the sunshine that we had was a glorious sun trap from morning until evening."

    We as a family would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone who is thinking about taking holidays in the area.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0May 2018

  • "The Old Cooperage looked fantastic from the photographs but the cottage exceeded all our expectations when we arrived."

    The house was beautifully furnished, was so comfortable and the conservatory... wow! The location was ideal for us. It was close to the beach and there are a number of areas offering different types of places to walk. We thought that we would use the cottage as a base to explore the surrounding area, but in truth we spent more time in Cruden Bay than we had planned. With three generations of our family sharing the same cottage we also appreciated the space that it offered allowing for the opportunity for the family to spend time together and alternatively find space to do their own thing. This cottage made our holiday one to remember.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2018

  • "The huge conservatory was perfect on sunny days for a view of the beach or for watching the stars at night."

    Very comfortable spacious house and able to enjoy it with our dog. It is nicely furnished and has ample off road parking. Extra benefits include use of a washing machine and drier and house was wonderfully warm even on the coldest February days. The sandy beach at Cruden Bay is wonderful for walking the dog but does get quite busy at weekend's. The local shop and pub were handy and locals were friendly. We didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Feb 2018

  • "The Old Cooperage cottage is excellent."

    Family of four and dog in October 17. House very well proportioned, warm, clean, well furnished. Could not fault it and the view and location are amazing. Brilliant walks, beach, harbour and castle, good local pub/restaurant. Beautiful open fire and amazing conservatory. Plenty of room for all of us and more! Further afield lots to do in Aberdeen, Peterhead prison museum highly recommended. Lighthouse museum in Fraserburgh, then Pennan, Crovie, Gardenstown and Portsoy. You will have stunning beachs to yourselves. Magical walks at nature reserve at Newburgh with large seal colony. So much to see and do and then return to a superb cottage. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2017

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  • 5 bedrooms: 3 x double, 1x king ( doubles up as a child's playroom)., 1 x ground floor double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath and separate shower, basin and WC
  • Big shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan Kitchen./ dinner
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel log burner
  • Conservatory with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire and open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Rear lawn
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • No Stag/Hen parties or similar
  • Note: Property has wheelchair friendly front and back access points with big and open shower room that can accommodate wheelchairs

The property

A lovely detached cottage set in the stunning coastal village of Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Families and friends will find this the ideal spot for a holiday including walking, cycling, golfing and going to the beach.

Step up into this cottage and into the hallway which leads to the sitting room, a modern room with comfortable seating, a lovely brickwork open fire and a TV to sit and watch when you're not out exploring Aberdeenshire.

The sitting room leads onto a tremendous conservatory area with incredible views of the bay, cosy sofas and an electric fire; a great spot to sit on the colder evenings and enjoy a relaxing glass of wine.

The kitchen is of a high standard, it has all of the equipment and appliances you will need with some fabulous furnishings.

There is also a comfortable family bathroom and attractive tiling.

The ground floor is complete with a refreshing bedroom with white linen and more incredible views.

The first floor of 1 Hill Street offers three similarly decorated bedrooms, these are under the eaves and have Velux windows, as well as 'dormer' cottage style windows.

Also two of the bedrooms have fabulous views out across the bay from the windows.

The interior of the property is complete with a first floor shower room.

To the outside there is an extensive lawn area, perfect for the children to run and play on whilst you watch on from the conservatory.

Cruden Bay is famous for its golf course and also Trump International Golf Course, which is only a 15 minute drive away.

Old Cooperage is a wonderful cottage in an idyllic location.

EPC Rating: Band C

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About the location


Peterhead 8 miles; Ellon 10 miles; Aberdeen 23.5 miles

A beautiful village set on the east coast of Scotland in Aberdeenshire. Cruden Bay is built around breathtaking fields as well as many historical buildings including the well-known Slains Castle on the outskirts, which you can visit. This small village is a great base for a holiday as it provides a shop, Post Office, Chinese takeaway and a pub, not to mention an incredible beach. Cruden Bay is also home to a golf course, that is consistently ranked inside the world’s top 50; recognised as a architectural masterpiece for its dramatic dunes and stunning sea views. Nearby there are some fantastic places that you need to visit. Peterhead offers a great selection of shops and restaurants, as well as many things to do and see including a museum. A short drive in the opposite direction takes you to Ellon, also offering good amenities as well as beautiful parks and a golf course. Further afield is the city of Aberdeen, offering elite shopping and a maritime museum to enjoy.