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Sandend near Portsoy, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Hi this is johann I stayed at ur cottage it was lovely how ever I left my laptop there good u get back to me pz 07927950585 thank you ."

    Reviewed by Johann5.0Mar 2024

  • "Perfect setting next to the harbour, fabulous views."

    Peaceful in March. The cottage had everything we needed and was comfortable and cosy. Wood burning stove was great. Local supplies and resources at Portsoy and Cullen. Banff great for shopping too. Enjoyed Sandend beach as well as the beaches at Banff and Cullen. A perfect break! Katie

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Overall the place is a good standard."

    Probably needs painted again as there were a few marks on the walls. Door in the utility room rubbing on the floor. Door into twin bedroom bottom hinge needs re-secured and door planed at bottom to stop it catching on the carpet. Oven door hinges need to be tightened as the door is dropping and is very difficult to close. The lack of plastic or silicone utensils for use with the non-stick pans was fairly annoying.

    Reviewed by Craig3.4Dec 2023

  • "Effective modernisation and Immaculate presentation sensible size wine glasses would be welcome"

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay and visit the Moray coast."

    We were just off-season so the village was quiet. It was fab to put the wood burner on as the storm raged outside. The cottage is clearly loved and we felt very relaxed.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Beautiful views in a beautiful location. Cottage clean and tidy. Very dog friendly

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property has a thoughtful interior design and very well equipped."

    And in a great location by the Sandend harbour. Couple of practical suggestions. I would agree with previous guests in the visitors' book. The wood burning stove probably needs a service. And larger-sized towels would be good. Overall, however, a charming cottage in a charming location. And highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage Beautiful location Absolutely perfect"

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great, relaxing week."

    Lovely cottage in an ideal setting. Plenty opportunity for coastal walks with stunning views and fishing villages to explore. Would definitely visit again and recommend.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback and glad you had a good time at our cottage. All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    Excellent views overlooking the harbour and the weather was perfect. Great beach area for surfing and paddleboarding, and dog walks. The cottage has everything you need but one downfall was the sofa it was not comfortable at all even with it pulled out. Apart from that was an excellent holiday

    Thanks for the wonderful comments and glad you had a nice time. It is a special place for sure. I have now replaced the sofa and also added two armchairs so hopefully this will be better for everyone staying. All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Aug 2022

  • "A perfect cottage for a perfect week."

    So comfortable, the key to the sofa is to extend out the trundle bed … amazingly comfy for relaxing evenings. We didn’t go any further than Portsoy as everything we needed for a fun, relaxing time was there. Neighbours super friendly too. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you x

    Thanks for the lovely feedback. Yes that is the key to the sofa and what we do when we stay there. Regardless when we are up there we will look to upgrade. Glad you had a nice stay. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Viv5.0May 2022

  • "Just back after 3 nights at the cottage and what can I say but WOW!"

    Sandend was exactly what the doctor ordered and the batteries are fully recharged. The views are literally jaw dropping, I think I spent more time sitting outside the cottage looking at them than sitting in the cottage. The cottage was as described and provided everything we needed, in fact the photos on the website and description probably do not do it justice as it was spotless and there are no bannisters on the stairs. We shall be booking again in the near future, rate it that highly but as always, some constructive feedback... Be aware the bins are round the side of the house, don't just place your black bins out on a Monday, use the proper bins. The sofa is most definitely not very comfortable. The smart TV can be a bit laggy, just switching it off and on again with the remote sorts it out. We didn't get any logs for the burner, just kindling but can get them at the other village garges.

    Hi Mark, Thanks for the kind and constructive feedback. yes certainly the sofa seems to be a topic that comes up regularly and I plan to change this when I can get up in the summer. It was all I could get at the time but now it's time to upgrade and I will do some maintenance also. I am glad you had a nice stay as it is certainly a great spot! Adrian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Apr 2022

  • "When I opened a kitchen cupboard door to get a pan the door fell off the top hinge."

    Perhaps no-one reported this before. It didn’t cause me a problem once I realised what was wrong. Then I picked up a soup ladle from the drawer and it fell apart. There was a china teacup in a cupboard which had been put away heavily stained. I tend to agree with other feedback that the lounge area seating is not particularly comfortable except for short periods. The location of the property tends to outweigh any negatives about the furnishings and equipment. For a cottage it was very light and being able to look out to sea was a joy. Local people I met in the other properties were very friendly. A memorable stay for the wonderful location.

    Reviewed by Christine2.8Mar 2022

  • "Amazing stay in the beautiful little cottage."

    We absolutely loved it. Only comments are the bed and sofa could be a little more comfy.

    Hi Ellie, Thanks for the lovely feedback. I have just realised I can actually respond on here. I have received numerous feedback on the comfort of the sofa and hope to do an upgrade this year all going well. Glad you had a nice stay as we love the place. Adrian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ellie4.7Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic little cottage, thank you for taking us at such short notice."

    Wonderful location, with everything we needed. Had a great relaxing break. Highly recommend, and as previous reviewer said, the stairs are fully balustraded! Sorry we didn’t have a pen to write in your visitor book.

    Hi Donna, Thanks for the lovely feedback and glad you had a nice stay. Yes I should update the pictures so that people are aware they do have hand rails. Thanks for raising this so hopefully people will be aware. Adrian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna4.4Oct 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage, in such a beautiful setting."

    Really well equipped, very clean, and everything has been thought of. Right by the little harbour and adjacent beach in an idyllic location. We were a little apprehensive about the staircase having no handrail, because that's how it appeared in the photographs online, but actually there are banisters so it is perfectly safe. The only thing we felt lacking was a proper door to cover the shower - we just needed to keep drying out the floor towel.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Aug 2021

  • "Perfect location right next to the sea in a lovely village."

    Very relaxing holiday and was a perfect base to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2021

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent."

    It was a very comfortable cottage with everything we needed. We had an amazing week.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7May 2021

  • "NO 11was a lovely cottage clean and tidy, lovely log burner, the cottage was situated at a lovely harbour and at the other end of the village was a lovely beach, it was a lovely place for our dog, surrounding area was beautiful, will definitely be back."

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2020

  • "Poor level of cleaning, for example dried food on cutlery and dried on rings of milk in fridge, note saying shower leaks and to ensure bathmat is put down to catch the water that escapes when showering."

    The bathmat was saturated for the duration of our stay as the volume of water escaping is excessive. The listing states there is central heating, this central heating, is in the main, plug in portable oil heaters, these were in my opinion inadequate when cold weather. There is only one mirror in the whole cottage, being a bathroom mirror, for such a highly rated cottage there should be at least one mirror upstairs plus there was no where to hang any clothing up in the main bedroom. Main lounge furniture was a sofa bed unit which wasn’t very comfortable for 4 staying. Only 3 glasses unless you use wine glasses. In its favour the cottage is in a perfect location with stunning views from most windows. The owners should make more of this in their listing.

    Reviewed by Fiona1.3Oct 2020

  • "The lounge furniture needs improving."

    At present it’s a divan bed. A sofa and small armchair would be a big improvement. My wife says a mirror upstairs would also be appreciated.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Sep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric Radiator Heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric ceramic hob, oven and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, freeview TV, WiFi
  • - Starter pack for log burner included in the winter months
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Note: Limited headroom in bedrooms, care to be taken.

The property

Portsoy 3 miles.

This well-presented, former fisherman’s cottage is based in the quaint fishing village of Sandend, near Portsoy in Scotland.

Situated right on the harbour front, the recently refurbished cottage boasts a wonderfully modern interior while still keeping in touch with the traditional roots of the property and location.

Entering through the back door, you will meet by the open-plan living area, comprised of a cosy sitting area with log burner, helping you unwind after a day out.

Into the kitchen area you will find a well-equipped setup to satisfy your culinary requirements, along with a dining table for mealtimes.

Completing the ground floor is the shower room and utility room, which houses a washer and dryer.

Upstairs are the two bedrooms, consisting of a double and a twin, with sloping, low ceiling and doorways.

Sandend has a beautiful beach with golden sands stretching across the wide bay, perfect for swimming and surfing.

Walkers will be delighted to know there are several foot path trails and from the adjoining cliff tops you can sometimes see dolphins, seals and Orca.

In the village there is a working fish-house where you can purchase freshly caught fish, or larger grocery shopping can be accessed in the Co-ops of Portsoy or Cullen.

After all the sightseeing, return to the comfort of this cottage to relax and plan for tomorrows outings.

EPC Rating: Band G

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00161-F

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About the location


Fordyce & Sandend 1 mile; Cullen 6 miles; Banff 8 miles.

Portsoy is a historic port situated mid-way between the towns of Cullen and Banff on the pretty Moray Firth coast and is one of the many atmospheric fishing ports scattered along this impressive stretch of the north east coastline of Scotland. Boasting two harbours, one old and one new and with excellent local facilities including hotels, pubs, and shops, Portsoy is a wonderful holiday destination as well as being near to the famous Malt Whisky Trail. The charm of Portsoy has led to it being used for filming multiple period series/films including Peaky Blinders and Whiskey Galore! The area is awash with quality golf courses with fabulous coastal views and the coastal path is perfect for walkers who want to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the area and roam freely on its lovely beaches. A visit to the Salmon Bothy is a must to get a real feel of the interesting history of Portsoy and hear the story of the area as a trading, fishing, and smuggling port. Portsoy also hosts an annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in late June/early July, worth adding to your itinerary.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas