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Viola Cottage

(Ref. 1049354)

St Combs near Fraserburgh, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Viola Cottage only a couple of things I was disappointed with was the living room was a bit cramped & a chest of drawers in both rooms would be good also a chair in each room, but other than that the cottage was great very clean and tidy and the garden was amazing especially for our two dogs we would definitely go back again ."

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Apr 2024

  • "Lovely, cosy, clean cottage."

    Delightful garden which will be secluded in the summer when the shrubs are in leaf but not entirely dog proof for our escape artist hounds! Beach walks closeby are a huge plus. Short, easy drive to main shops in Fraserburgh. All in all would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2024

  • "Perfect cottage for a relaxing time with the family and my 2 German shepherds ..."

    Perfect cottage for a relaxing time with the family and my 2 German shepherds who were not happy that we had to go home they totally loved this place and especially the beach this cottage has everything u need for a relaxing time Tesco and lidl 6 min drive enclosed garden also and a special mention to the owners who were on hand if we needed anything itching a problem to them we will definitely be back thank you so much

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Delightful cottage, steeped in history in a lovely friendly village only a short walk from a long sandy beach."

    The cottage was cosy with a nice enclosed garden keeping kids or pets safe. Tall people need to be wary of low door frames typical of the age of the property. The kitchen was well equipped bed was comfortable. A real home from home. There is no local food shop so be prepared to drive out, although there is a chippy/Ice cream shop. We saw seals on the coast and even saw fish in the rock pools.

    Reviewed by Alma Katrina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with a great garden, a quick 5 minutes walk to the amazing beach"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was the second lovely week that we have spent in Viola cottage with our dog and worth our 400 mile trip door to door!"

    Excellent accommodation and great location

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a great week at the cottage"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "Worth noting that the doors are not that tall, for me as someone who is 6ft tall, I kept hitting my head."

    Ideal location in the village, the fridge freezer was excellent and helped greatly as there are few very local amenities.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage can't fault a thing Will be back."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay (again) at Viola, beautifully situated with enclosed garden."

    Love it there!

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Apr 2023

  • "A lovely wee cottage in a super wee village."

    The wonderful beach is a 3 minute walk away- our dogs loved their twice daily trips to it. The cottage is warm, clean and well equipped. A lovely welcome basket was much appreciated. Comfortable beds and a good bathroom. We loved the wee utility room for getting dogs dried and fed. They also loved the garden as did we. Beautiful sunrises! Would have attached a photo but function not available. Was super to sit in the kitchen talking about our trips out and planning our days. Loved the hoover- so many cottages do not have good hoovers but this was a good one to get up sand and crumbs. Visited Peterhead Prison Museum, the Museum of Lighthouses and Aden Country Park. We will certainly be back. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again. Linda & Alan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed our week's break."

    Walking on the beach with our two dogs was the highlight of our week . We will be back

    Reviewed by Diane3.8Feb 2023

  • "A superb, well furnished, well taken care of property."

    The owners at all times went above and beyond on more than one occasion. I could not recommend this property highly enough, if I’m ever back in this area, this would definitely be my first stop.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2023

  • "Immaculately presented cottage situated within a quiet coastal village and only a short walk to the fantastic local beach."

    Couldn’t fault the accommodation with its secure garden and handy outside washer room / store - ideal for bikes and wet clothing. Garden is secure for dogs and very private. Highly recommend the cottage with the owners going above and beyond re-uniting a left behind cuddly toy with our daughter.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage a real home from home, beach just a few yards from ..."

    Fantastic holiday cottage a real home from home, beach just a few yards from front door which is amazing, cottage has everything you need and welcome pack was great will definitely be back in the future

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2022

  • "Smashing cottage which worked well for us as we need to be one floor with few steps."

    Easy walk down to the beach. Friendly neighbours. Lovely countryside. Don't miss RSPB Loch of Strathbeg just along the road. And Museum of Scottish Lighhouses in Fraserburgh.

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Sep 2022

  • "Brilliant little cottage in a fabulous little village."

    Very comfortable and equipped, lovely welcome pack. Doorways are low as they are an original feature of the cottage, could be more local information like doctors, hospitals vets, walks local places to visit etc. We know it's impossible to say a garden is secure which this for a dog larger there are a couple of exits if you have a small escapee like we have he managed to get out and chase a local cat. But overall a brilliant little cottage.

    Reviewed by Kevin Thomas4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage cosy and everything you need for a holiday."

    Sea only 5 min walk away .. Very dog friendly with private garden... Alan was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely be more than happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by Martha5.0Sep 2022

  • "An excellent, lovely comfortable cottage in a great location."

    ..about five minutes from the beach! The cottage itself was clean and well maintained with an enclosed garden for the dogs. The owners are so friendly and helpful, will definitely be back, thank you !

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Mirror in bedroom would be good."

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Aug 2022

  • "To say we loved our stay at Viola Cottage, would be an understatement."

    The short walk to the beach. The peace and quiet of the village. The suntrap garden. Buchans Ices and fish & chips. It all made for a fantastic week away from it all, for us and our two dogs. We would recommend it to anyone and would have no problems coming back in the future. The welcome items were a very nice touch and after arriving slightly early, giving us the 'go get yourself inside' made us feel welcome. The only negative thing we could find was the surprise of the two gardeners that appeared without warning. If this has been highlighted in the welcome pack, we wouldn't have been so shocked.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with great welcome pack and wonderful beach close by and all the facilities you could possibly need for your stay."

    Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Kerr5.0May 2022

  • "Great cottage with all you need !"

    Brilliant for exploring and the beach - is just amazing. The cottage and gardens Was spotless and the welcome pack very nice ! Thankyou

    Reviewed by Gary4.7May 2022

  • "Had an absolutely brilliant holiday at Viola cottage."

    Lovely and comfortable, had everything you need for a weeks stay!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great little cottage that is cosy and warm."

    Fantastic location only minutes from the beach which stretches on for miles and miles.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Apr 2022

  • "This is a very quaint comfortable cottage just minutes from the beach."

    Lovely secure tidy garden with seating areas. We loved our stay there only criticism was there wasn't much to do in St Combs itself for my mother who can no longer go for long beach or country walks. The shop has closed down and the hotel no longer exists. Perfect though for those looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday and there is an ice cream/ chippy in the next street. We would definitely book again using the cottage as a base to explore neighbouring villages and beaches.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Mar 2022

  • "Very enjoyable holiday at Viola cottage very comfortable, outside garden was excellent for dogs to run about cottage wad spotless in every way could not find any faults."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Viola cottage."

    Received a much appreciated welcome pack on arrival. Cottage was clean and cosy. Three-minute stroll down the lane and on the most amazing beaches in the world. Harris, our dog, loved the freedom being on the beach gave him! We will mist definitely re-book for a return visit.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Feb 2022

  • "This cottage is in a very quiet and peaceful village with the beach at the end of the road."

    Our dogs loved running around and exploring. The cottage itself provided all you needed and was very comfortable. The owners were extremely welcoming and accommodating. I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage. You have Fraserburgh near by to get any supplies you need. We look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Josef5.0Feb 2022

  • "Cosy clean cottage, quiet area ideal to get away from everything, nice beach just a short stroll away."


    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Oct 2021

  • "Gem of a find."

    Very clean, tidy and comfortable. Two miniature daschunds enjoyed the secure garden and the short walk down the street to the fabulous beach. A very relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Sep 2021

  • "Well equipped and clean cottage in great location for exploring this area."

    Ideal for beach walks with our dog . Good selection of supermarkets in Fraserburgh itself which made self catering easy.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Sep 2021

  • "The place was so clean Alan and Linda was so helpful they made us so welcome just down from the beach"

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2021

  • "The only thing that I would have changed ,was the bathroom, the bath was a bit high to step into a walk in shower would be more beneficial if anyone a bit older , but saying that I would return to to this cottage again."

    Reviewed by Lydia4.7Aug 2021

  • "Firstly, looking at the price of Viola Cottage we were charged and the price it is being advertised this Autumn my daughter and I feel it was much too high."

    Last year we would have expected to pay about £600 for such a property and although we realise coronavirus has altered prices, at least I hope, temporarily - it was too high. A fairer price would have been around £700. The cottage itself was spotlessly clean but there were no bath towels and those that were there were like hand towels and in a cupboard in the utility room - the choice of crockery and cutlery fell short with nothing matching and there wasn't even a single wine glass in the cupboard and I am sure most people when on holiday may want a glass of something! As for the rather arrogant notice sent to us the day before we left instructing us how to leave the cottage I certainly took offence. My daughter and I have owned holiday cottages in the past and everyone's standards are different. I would not have dreamt of sending such a notice. I know how to leave a holiday cottage - just as I found it, spotless and tidy with the beds stripped and the linen folded in the bath. A sad ending for me not to be trusted.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Viola Cottage. We confirm there are now wine glasses at the property also. We are sorry for the issues you had with Sykes Cottages as the majority of your comments are aimed at Sykes and you find us not to be trusted. We do send out a note to all guests before they leave, it is only a courtesy we are sorry you took offence at this, many guests find this useful. The pricing is also managed by the pricing team at Sykes and this is very clear when anyone makes a booking. If you had let us know of any issues whilst you were away we would have liased with the owner to get these rectified. Thank you again for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda3.4Aug 2021

  • "Viola Cottage is a lovely cottage and we had a relaxing and comfortable holiday."

    It is well equipped and has all utensils you would need if preparing meals. There is a small store close to the cottage but the nearest supermarkets are about 4 miles away in Fraserburgh. St. Coombs has a lovely beach about a 5 minute walk away and if lucky you can see seal swimming offshore. I would have no problem recommending a holiday in this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Viola Cottage."

    The location is perfect, just a few minutes walk from a lovely beach. The cottage itself is comfortable and well equipped for a family holiday. There is plenty of room outside in the large and enclosed garden. We very much appreciated the welcome package of supplies. St Combs is perfectly located for exploring the Aberdeenshire and Moray coasts. Fraserburgh is only a few minutes drive away with its supermarkets and cafes, but there are also lots of lovely villages to explore.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage spotless lots of care and attention to detail making this a great ..."

    Lovely cottage spotless lots of care and attention to detail making this a great home from home our first but not last visit to Scotland, the owners left a lovely box of goodies and a vase of flowers all were truly appreciated many thanks for a wonderful stay x

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely little house close to a beautiful beach, made so many memories here would definitely would come back."

    The cottage is dog friendly which was good for us as we had a dog, our dog loved it here. The garden is a good size with a stunning view overlooking the sea and for the cottage it's clean and comfortable would come back!

    Reviewed by Sean5.0May 2021

  • "What a delightful cottage cozy, comfortable, clean, warm and spacious."

    With an enclosed garden for the dog. A stones throw from the beach, with a small shop and chip shop nearby. Totally ideal. Welcoming hamper and flowers were a lovely thought. Thank you. Will hopefully will return next year. Mr and Mrs Brown and Harris the cocker. 22nd -29th May 2021.

    Reviewed by Meryl5.0May 2021

  • "Another lovely stay here at Viola Cottage."

    Clean, cosy, comfortable and warm cottage.Fantastic walks on the beach and dunes. Looking forward to another stay soon.

    Reviewed by Julie4.1May 2021

  • "Lovely, quiet cottage with all amenities nice touch of food parcel on arrival."

    Close to beach and St Combs is a lovely village. Would definitely recommend this cottage and we will be back. Thanks for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Lachlan5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely couple of days in Viola Cottage."

    The cottage is beautiful and immaculate. Thank you so much for the basket of goodies, they were much appreciated. We will definitely be booking again in the New Year. Mr & Mrs Kirk.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2020

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  • One complete Cottage All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms with Smart TVs: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with Smart TV
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, filter coffee machine, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, 3 x Smart TVs with Netflix, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden with 5ft hedging, lawned area and patio, perfect for dogs and children
  • Large shed for bike/sports equipment storage
  • Bucket and Spade available for children to use
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 5.2 miles
  • Please note: You will need your own log in details to use Netflix on the Smart TVs
  • The very pet friendly Viola cottage can now add a complimentary use of 2 stainless steel bowls for your pet
  • Please Note: Viola Cottage is all one property The house is on one floor but there a single step into the kitchen from the living room
  • There is a folder with local information and interests in the cottage.

The property

Fraserburgh 5.5 miles.

Resting in the pretty fishing village of St Combs is this charming property, Viola Cottage.

Offering four guests a homely spot from which to explore the wonders of the Scottish coast, Viola Cottage is in a wonderful location for visiting Fraserburgh, Loch of Strathbeg and Banff, whether it be a last minute romantic getaway or family summer holiday.

With an all ground-floor layout, this cottage is ideal for those less able, with a sitting room with a sofa and two armchairs to relax on and a TV for entertainment after a busy day.

Discover the lovely fitted kitchen/diner with all the essentials for a self-catered stay, including an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge, you can rustle up some tasty meals and delight in an evening around the dining table full of conversation with your loved ones.

The bathroom is home to a bath with an overhead shower, so you can choose how best to prepare for the day, either with a relaxing soak or a quick shower!

Retire to one of the two neat bedrooms at the end of the day, with a double and a twin, both boasting storage for your things.

A spacious garden lies outside, surrounded by a five foot hedge, making a wonderful spot to enjoy in the summer months, with a lawned area and a patio with seating and providing a great place for your four-legged friend to stretch their legs.

Begin exploring the area with a walk along St Combs Bay, with a lovely 5-mile stretch of sands to ramble on, before coming to the outflow of Loch of Strathbeg, continue on to the Rattray Head Lighthouse, or cut the walk shorted by heading inland and coming back to the quaint fishing village via the dunes and farmland.

Loch of Strathbeg Nature Reserve is Britain's largest dune loch and is an RSPB site with a host of different bird species reliant on the loch as a wintering habitat, it is home to a visitor centre and is the perfect outing for any wildlife lovers!

Take a trip over to the town of Fraserburgh to find a host of interesting attractions; marvel at the full-size lighthouse built in the middle of a 16th century castle at Kinnaird Head Castle and The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, learn about the life of a fisherwoman in a lovingly restored cottage at Maggie's Hoosie, enjoy a scenic walk through woodland at Strichen Community Park, home to Strichen Stone Circle and delight in the stunning Fraserburgh Harbour and Beach earning a Green Coast Award and offering the chance to spot some dolphins too!

For a wonderful Scottish adventure head to Viola Cottage in St Combs.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00808-F

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About the location


Peterhead 17 miles; Portsoy 33 miles; Aberdeen 40 miles.

Fraserburgh is situated just along the north east coast from Aberdeen and borders the mouth of the Moray Firth. Whilst it is still a busy fishing port the number of boats has decreased dramatically over the years, although todays boats are far bigger than they were in bygone days. The town itself is a real community with a strong Football team and impressive 18 hole golf course, the 7th oldest club in the world believe it not, established in 1777. With its modern clubhouse vistors are most welcome and can enjoy the bar, dining room and lounge areas that overlook the course and sand dunes. The mueseum of Scottish Liighthouses is based in Fraserburgh and is well worth a visit and gives a real insight to the history of the Lighthouses in the north of Scotland. Fraserburgh is a beautiful seaside town with a rich history and an award winning beach. Inverallochy 18 hole golf course is within walking distance of Fraserburgh. Nearby is the RSPB Loch of Strathbeg which is one of the best places for wildlife in the UK as well as Aden Country Park within easy reach with 230 acres of parkland to enjoy.

Please Note: The house is on one floor but there a single step into the kitchen from the living room.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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