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Sandpiper Cottage

(Ref. 1077769)

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

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage to stay in, the owner has clearly put thought and care into the property."

    It's in a great location with plenty of parking outside. Adults, kids and dog all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we were comfortable and warm throughout. It would have been helpful to have shelves in the bathrooms for toothbrushes, contact lenses, etc., otherwise we had pretty much everything we needed. We'd happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "We were contacted well ahead of scheduled arrival with instructions for key and use of cottage."

    We were party of 5 in our 70’s. Every one of us was highly impressed by the modernisation and decor of the cottage. It was spotlessly clean, beds comfortable, no noise. Plenty kitchen utensils mugs. dishes, pots etc Dishwasher, machine microwave all brand new. Bedding freshly laundered. All the home tastefully decorated. The owner was in touch a few times over the few days and proved very helpful. Especially appreciated is the en suite in every room plus one further bathroom upstairs. Just a few steps from the waterfront and harbour . Short walk to local amenities and a few excellent hotels serving delicious food and a few takeaway restaurants. Excellent and challenging 18 hole golf course yards away with lovely clubhouse and regular entertainment. Dolphin and osprey watch within 20 mile. Thoroughly recommend the cottage plus the 2 bedroom Eider Cottage attached. Thanks to the owner for making our stay so thoroughly enjoyable. We will revisit Sandpiper.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely - had everything we needed for a great week."

    Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2023

  • "This cottage was one of the best we have stayed in we have stayed in many Sykes houses over the years This house was very well equipped and extremely clean and comfortable,the water was hot and plentiful the fridge was cold in fact everything worked well."

    We can thoroughly recommend this property and the village of Cullen is beautiful a truly lovely holiday

    Hello! Thanks very much for your kind words. I'm glad you found the cottage super clean and comfortable. I do try my best to make sure everything is perfect for my guests. We hope to see you again. Louise x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2023

  • "We come every year to cullen staying in various cottages from various sites - never before have we had such a terrible experience."

    The stay itself was lovely although it was odd the owner turning up on our doorstep one day unannounced and felt like we were being checked up on. It was on our return that things turned very sour. We were blamed for multiple reports of a damage that we were not responsible for. In addition to this although we agreed to pay for repairs as we were unable to prove otherwise, the owner invoiced us for total replacement of these. Eg a few broken bed slats - invoiced for a new bed. Some biro on a cushion - invoiced for 2 new cushions. They took our entire £350 bond. We are shocked and disgusted that Sykes and the owner could be so unreasonable. Will never use either again.

    On reading this review we have received, it is evident that this does not mirror any of the other lovely reviews we have gained. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and I do like to check in on guests to ensure they do not need any assistance or have any questions, which, as you can see from other feedback is greatly appreciated. In between changeovers, the property is thoroughly checked, and as damages were found, these were reported and photographic evidence and invoices were submitted. As is the case with the vast majority of holiday lets any damages must be paid for as owners could simply not continue to offer this service if we had to swallow these costs. The actual amount of the damages surpassed the £350 good housekeeping bond, as there were other examples that you have not mentioned in your review and we as owners will need to cover these costs. We will continue to offer beautiful holiday accommodation to a high standard, and continue to welcome guests that respect and enjoy our lovely home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela3.1Jul 2023

  • "Our family had a lovely stay at Sandpiper Cottage."

    It was nice and spacious with everything a young family would need. Cullen is a beautiful place and the location of the cottage is great. Great beach which we spent a lot of time on and a nice little pub a 2 minute walk away. This is a great base for visiting the Moray coast.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I love the location too, it like it’s own wee world in Seatown. Glad to hear you had a nice relaxing time. Louise x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "Louise the owner was fabulous she made sure that everything was alright before and after we arrived."

    The house is spotless with everything you require on hand. The cottage is only a short walk from Cullen beach and centrally located to explore the area. I will definitely stay again.

    Thank you so very much for your lovely feedback. I do try my best to make sure my guests are happy with their stay. So sorry you had to cut your trip short. Please remind me if you do book again. Also, thank you for leaving the cottage lovely and clean! There is no need to hoover when on your holidays (-; Louise x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely spacious cottage, great wee outdoors space."

    Nice and cosy stay during very cold weather. Will return to this property.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. Glad that you guys were lovely and cosy and that you enjoyed the cottage. Louise x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very nice cottage and facilities."

    Location is perfect spot to explore the area. Cosy and comfy and everything we needed. Thank you.

    Aww, thank you. Glad you were cosy and comfortable. I like it when my guests are happy. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback, I appreciate it. Louise x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had the best family holiday booking both cottages gave us enough room for all of our family."

    They are both stunning inside with everything you need to have the best holiday. Our host was amazing too the communication and advice about the area was lovey.. Such a beautiful area to explore and discover with our kids and dog. Thanks again

    Thanks guys! Glad you enjoyed getting the family together by booking Sandpiper and Eider Cottage and the same time. Hope to see you back again. Louise x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property, Louise was a great host, everything that we needed at the property (but could have done with a microwave)."

    Hi Richard, Glad you guys had a nice stay. I have purchased a microwave, thank you for the feedback, it's important to me that my guests have everything they need. I also purchased one for Eider Cottage next door too. Hope to see you again. Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had the best week with the family at Sandpiper cottage in Cullen."

    It was so cosy, spacious, spotlessly clean and decor was lovely. The beds were all really comfy too. It’s only 2 minutes walk to the beach, so the ideal location to explore the local area. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. Louise was the perfect hostess and kept in regular contact with us throughout our stay to make sure we had everything we needed and also gave us lots of tips and ideas on best places to visit and eat out. It was our first time at the cottage and definitely won’t be our last. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and will be recommending it to our family and friends Thanks again

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved our stay in Cullen, the cottage is in a great location right next to the beach & harbour."

    There are easy walks along the coast & around town and loads of local activities for families. We saw the Moray dolphins playing just across the rocky beach from us when we walked along to the pet cemetery! We have already recommended Cullen to friends as a great holiday destination.

    Hello Mairi, Thank you very much for the feedback, its appreciated. I'm super happy that you and your family enjoyed staying in my cottage. I try my best to make sure that my guest are happy and have everything they need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Thank you for recommending to friends, that's nice of you. Hope to see you again. Louise xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mairi5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Sandpiper Cottage, plenty to explore in Cullen and the surrounding area and the accommodation was excellent!"

    Hi Andrew, Thanks for taking the time to submit feedback. I'm really happy to read that you enjoyed my cottage. Louise x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a super stay at beautiful Sandpiper Cottage, we had everything we needed."

    The cottage was super clean, the beds were comfortable and there was loads of space for us all. The area is lovely, the beach is so close and there are loads of nice places to eat.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Very clean and modern.

    Hi Helen, Thanks for the feedback I'm glad you had a relaxing time. Also, thanks for hoovering, really no need! Louise x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2022

  • "What an absolutely glorious cottage!"

    Louise was a wonderful host and very attentive with any questions we had. She also provided us with lots information on the area as well as activities happening at the time. The cottage itself was completely charming, decorated to a high specification and had the perfect location, just a stones throw from the sea. We will 100% be booking again next year!

    Hi Lucy, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I'm happy when my guests are happy and I'm delighted you liked my cottage. It’s important to me that my guest are comfortable and have everything that they need for a relaxing stay and a good night’s sleep. I really appreciated you leaving the cottage lovely and clean. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2022

  • "After looking for a last minute booking we came across this lovely cottage, and was over the moon to be the first ever guests!"

    We were greeted with coastal interior’s and welcoming finishing touches! Had an amazing few days with lots of walks and great places to eat!! Our host Louise was in regular contact to make sure we had everything we needed!

    Thank so much for your lovely comments and for being the perfect guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Mar 2022

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with Jack and Jill access to the ground floor bathroom, 1 x king -size double with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 x twin and 1 x bunk beds with en-suite WC and basin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room (seating 8 people)
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • Private, small, rear enclosed courtyard
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk
  • pub 1 mins walk, beach 1 mins walk Note: This property can be booked with 1077768 (Eider Cottage) to sleep a total of 12 people

The property

Sandpiper Cottage is a delightful, spacious semi-detached cottage resting in Cullen, Moray that is ideal for the whole family to enjoy.

It's very close to the coast where you can walk, cycle, swim or just sit and relax, whilst also being a short drive away from the Cuillin Hills, Forres and Nairn.

It has on-street parking so you can arrive and unpack with ease, before heading inside to find a tastefully decorated home-from-home.

The contemporary bright and airy kitchen offers integrated appliances, including a dishwasher and fridge/freezer, where the designated chef can get to work making mouthwatering meals.

The living/dining room is nearby and offers a pleasant space for you and your loved ones to dine and relax in.

When night falls, choose between three well-appointed bedrooms, with a ground floor king-size double that is accessible via a Jack-and-Jill bathroom, a king-size double and a family room upstairs both with en-suite cloakrooms.

Completing the interior is a utility with a convenient washing machine and storage space, and a first-floor bathroom.

Outside, the cottage enjoys access to a private courtyard, where you can soak up the sun's rays before venturing out to explore Cullen.

Choose Sandpiper Cottage for a break to remember.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1077768, together sleeping up to 12 guests.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Seatown Properties

The Seatown Properties consists of a lovely selection of two recently refurbished semi-detached cottages sitting in the delightful village of Cullen, Moray. This collection offers stunning, sea views, on-street parking and open-plan living spaces, making it a wonderful base for families looking to make the most of Moray's coastal settlements, while the surroundings enjoy picturesque seaside, where you can enjoy sunbathing Cullen's quaint beach, golfing at the local Links, or embarking on the Cullen Bay & Portknockie Coastal Path. If you don't feel up to cooking during your stay, venture into the village to find nearby eateries, including ice cream parlours, fish & chips shops, along with the welcoming Rockpool Cafe for sumptuous, seafood dishes. Venture further afield to discover the site of Findlater Castle or the eye-catching Bow Fiddle Rock along the rugged coastline, or perhaps make your way to Buckie or Banff for even more coastal delights! Make the most of this idyllic region from the fabulous Seatown Properties.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

CULLEN

Elgin 21 miles.

The Moray coastal town of Cullen is situated on Cullen Bay, an inlet of the Moray Firth, and is an extremely attractive town, originally built around the mouth of the Burn of Deskford. Modern Cullen comprises the delightful fishing village of Seatown and an ‘inland’ area, which stretches up an imposing main street from Seatown, underneath a spectacular viaduct. Although the wealth of Cullen was built on textiles in the 18th century, the town is best known for its fishing heritage, its name being given to a rich, creamy haddock soup known as Cullen Skink. Visitors can enjoy Cullen’s lovely sandy beach, the famous Ice Cream Shop, regarded by many as Scotland’s best ice cream parlour, a fine selection of shops and restaurants, and the historic city of Elgin is within driving distance.

Please Note - Owner only accepts changeovers for short breaks on Friday & Monday.
Please Note - Minimum 3 Nights for short stays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas