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Grace Cottage

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Portknockie, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely setting."

    Well furnished and equipped, clean and cosy. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We did encounter an issue early on but this was quickly resolved by the owner at no inconvenience to ourselves.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Nov 2023

  • "Grace Cottage was lovely."

    clean, very well fitted out and much more spacious than we anticipated. The ground floor Kingsize bed was cosy and beautifully comfortable. The upstairs bedrooms were not used. For an October visit the heating system was easy to operate and very effective. The garden was useful when our two grandchildren visited from Buckie. We loved the antique furniture around the house.One concern was the knobs across the top of the oven which became dangerously hot on the one occasion when the oven was used. And a sieve to trap coffee grounds from going down the drain would have been helpful. Parking outside the cottage was useful if a little tricky. The owners were extremely helpful when we got trapped by Storm Babette (Which was not their fault of course). Apart from the storm it was a really good stay. Thank you owners.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2023

  • "Superb cottage the best we have ever stayed in, this is our second visit."

    Fabulous location, cottage has all the amenities you would need, spacious and very clean, very comfortable beds and sofas, good TV and great kitchen. Lovely garden to sit in and good parking outside the cottage. Would recommend to anyone who wants to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent holiday cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to visiting again."

    Really comfortable, clean and everything we could need. Excellent location in Portknockie with wonderful beaches and villages/ towns nearby.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property."

    Large bedrooms, had everything we needed. Would definitely stay here again if staying in the area again. Great location

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic place and will look forward to visiting again."

    Had a little issue with the plumbing but one phone call to owner and this was sorted straight away - excellent service with regard to this issue.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Apr 2023

  • "Best one we have EVER stayed in."

    We visit Sykes cottages several time per year and this is the best one by far we have every stayed at. Fabulous cottage, furnishings and kitchen appliances were superb, very clean and cozy. Lovely garden, we'll be back in the warmer weather to try it out! Good heating and comfortable bed. Great bathroom, separate shower was a plus, loved the bath. Charming village and surrounding area to explore, local chippy was superb and Chinese take away was very good. Harbour walks and lots to see on foot was just stunning. Overall a lovely weeks stay. Thank you you to the owners, you have done a fantastic job with this cottage :-)

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable, spotlessly clean and well equipped cottage with a convenient Spar grocers and very busy chip shop just along the road."

    The harbour is a few minutes walk away and Cullen beach less than 10 minutes by car.

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Jul 2022

  • "The kitchen is very dated and the cooker needs replacing."

    The bedroom windows need blackout shutters due to very light nights and early mornings. The blinds are virtually useless because they let so much light in. Some of the windows do not open easily. Would not stay again.

    We are sorry to hear that your stay was disappointing, especially since nothing has actually changed about the cottage since your wife's kind and positive reviews of previous stays there in August 2019 and May 2017. We do, however, appreciate the feedback of all our guests, who we want to have a happy time at the cottage. Thank you for the points you have made. We will consider them and make changes where necessary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ewan2.8May 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much."

    The house is lovely in a a very pretty village. Lots of great walks along the cliffs/beaches.

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0Oct 2021

  • "House was room, well equipped and comfortable."

    A quiet old fishing village, excellent fish & chip shop. The highlight was the walk to nearby Cullen along the beautiful beach, and seeing a pod of dolphins off the point beyond Salmon Bothy. The Tesco store in Buckie was also very useful. We all really enjoyed our week here. Very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "Nice cottage, comfortable beds with nice clean and fresh bed linen."

    Lovely scenic area.

    Reviewed by David3.4Aug 2021

  • "A very confortable house in a pretty village."

    Spar shop very close and the best Fish and Chips of the area just 2 minutes away.

    Reviewed by Igea5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable, well equipped cottage - really comfortable beds."

    Much more spacious than I expected and a perfect base for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2021

  • "We loved the cottage, it was fully stocked with all we needed and more some cases."

    The cottage itself was lovely inside and more than met our expectations. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Jul 2021

  • "This is a quality, cosy cottage with some lovely older pieces of furniture mixed with more modern fittings."

    The beds are very comfortable. Everything is provided - foil, tea towels, washing up liquid, hand wash, decent sharp knives, dishwasher tablets, sandwich bags, whisk, scales, even a pizza cutter! I had brought a few of these items as sometimes they are missing in holiday rentals but everything stayed in my bag. The only suggestion I would make is for some outdoor furniture to allow outside dining and proper blackout blinds in the bedrooms as it is very light on a summer’s morning.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Despite the weather we have had a lovely week, exploring the Moray Coast, for which this cottage is an excellent base."

    Lots of excellent restaurants and cafés with good quality local produce.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and excellent location."

    So much to see and do around Portknockie. Facilities were superb and the smart TV and fast WiFi great for keeping the youngsters entertained.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Oct 2020

  • "Comfortable, clean, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Grace cottage is an extremely cosy, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    The shower and beds were fantastic, best beds ever. Portknockie is a lovely village perfect for coastal walks. Only a two minute walk to a lovely bench overlooking the coast. The owner was very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week away in grace cottage,everything you could need was in the cottage."

    Shop two minutes walk away and so was the fantastic chip shop. Had a small issue with both toilets but the owner was aware and sent the plumber out the same day to repair,really friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic spacious comfortable property very well equipped with all you could ..."

    Fantastic spacious comfortable property very well equipped with all you could need High spec bed linen/towels etc Lovely bathroom and great kitchen with more crockery etc than you could ever need

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Grace Cottage."

    Cottage was lovely and comfortable and in a very accessable central location.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Aug 2019

  • "It was a lovely holiday cottage, the most beautiful bed linen and comfortable mattress."

    Spotlessly clean. Proximity to the local amenities was very good. If I had to comment on one improvement it would be a table for eating outdoors, it would be nice to have a table and 6 chairs.

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was one of the best we have been to in the Moray coast, we have holidayed there now for a week to fortnight these past eleven years."

    The description, location and standard of the property was excellent. One small failing was that the accommodation only provided on hand towel and one bath towel per person for the week, where most other properties we have rented provided enough towels for a week. As can happen we didn’t have particularly good weather, but I would recommend this property to couples or families and would consider renting again in the future.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7May 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean with every facility you would need."

    The beds were really comfy and we slept really well. The weather was brilliant which was surprising for the time of year. We would recommend this cottage and would go back.

    Reviewed by Elsie5.0Feb 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, fantastic fish n chip @ the famous Portknockie fish n chip shop."

    Tried the local dish Cullen Skink delicious. Lots to do for free like Duffus Castle, walking in the woods & along the coast & the seal sanctuary. Morayvia good value for money. Over all we had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Aug 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in GRACE Cottage."

    The accommodation is very well presented with lots of space in the lounge/dining area with a good sized kitchen. Every room was furnished beautifully and in spotless condition. There is plenty of information of what is happening locally and we tried out the coastal walks to Cullen and Findochty, which we would definitely recommend! Tried the fish and chips from the chip shop and they were delicious!! Also visited Lossiemouth – beautiful sandy beach – great to walk along and watch the jets doing “circuit and bumps”. Findhorn – lovely walk around the harbour and beach. 2 pubs serving local seafood as well. Cardhu Distillery – part of the Speyside Whisky Trail. It was our first trip to this part of Scotland and we can definitely say we will return.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2017

  • "We couldn't fault GRACE Cottage at all!"

    ! The lovely owner contacted me days before our arrival and gave us info and her contact details etc. She also kindly wished us a good stay. Beautiful accommodation, clean, well planned sizeable bedrooms, lovely bed linen, comfortable beds. Great living space with huge dining room table for a family meal. Well appointed kitchen including dishwasher and large fridge freezer, big cooker. You can see the sea from the landing window and the house is close to the lovely coastal walks locally. We would recommend Grace Cottage to anyone, it is a perfect base for families to explore the area. Thank you for a great stay

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0May 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking at the front of the cottage
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and coast 2 mins walk.

The property

Centrally situated in the popular coastal village of Portknockie, this smart fisherman's cottage is the perfect venue for a great holiday.

With lots of space and oozing comfort and style, it is ideal for a family or group of friends who will simply love the close proximity to the sea and the fabulous scenery.

There are three tastefully presented bedrooms with crisp white bed linen, one of which is on the ground floor.

The open plan living area has a dining area where guests will enjoy sharing meals and stories around the massive table before relaxing on the comfortable sofas at the end of an active day.

The well-equipped kitchen ensures that cooking these meals is an easy task.

On warmer days the private rear garden and patio will be appreciated as a place to enjoy a morning coffee or for dining alfresco.

Just a few steps away is the fabulous Moray Firth coast with its rocky cliffs, golden sands and numerous pretty little fishing villages dotted along its coastline.

From Portknockie visitors can take an easy walk along the shoreline into the larger village of Cullen with its golden sands and perhaps enjoy lunch out before retracing their steps home.

A holiday in Portknockie means that not only can you explore the wonderful coastline and watch the famous dolphins as they jump past, but it is ideally located to venture inland and perhaps pick up the famous Malt Whisky Trail or even visit the city of Aberdeen to the east and Inverness to the west.

The north east coast of Scotland is a truly perfect holiday destination with lovely scenery and fabulous wildlife and this charming cottage is a real home from home.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

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About the location


Cullen 2 miles; Findochty 2 miles; Buckie 5 miles; Elgin 20 miles.

The popular coastal village of Portknockie occupies a stunning, cliff-top position overlooking a natural picturesque harbour on the striking Moray Firth Coast. Explore the craggy cliff-tops, beaches and secret coves or absorb the dramatic views of the Bow Fiddle Rock, or look out for the dolphins, seals and sea birds that live in the Moray Firth. National Cycle Route 1 also passes through Portknockie. Why not visit the delightful town of Cullen, situated beneath spectacular railway viaducts and renowned for its hearty Cullen Skink (smoked haddock and potato soup) or enjoy a spot of golf at the remarkable golf course? Take a pleasant drive to the lively market town of Elgin, home to an imposing cathedral, museums and the mesmerising Biblical Gardens. Travel east where you will find the historic town of Banff home to an excellent golf club and the fascinating nearby Inchdrewer Castle. With the whole of the Moray Coast to explore, with its Whisky and Castle Trail, abundance of historic houses and gardens, sparkling golden sands and hospitable inns, this is a superb base from which to enjoy the delightful north east coast of Scotland.

Note: Families, couples, friends all welcome. Property does not accept work groups.