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Seaspray Cottage

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


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • views (7)
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  • location (5)

15 Customer Reviews

  • "Whitehills is a lovely small harbour village."

    It has a few restaurants one with a small bar, a well stocked local shop and a good chippie. It is advisable to book in advance as they are all busy and close early. The cottage is in a central location and has fantastic sea views. However, the cottage needs some upgrading. The lounge is very dark and feels quite closed in rather than cosy. The cooker has seen better days and is a bit temperamental. In saying that we had a good week and enjoyed the views including seeing dolphins, seals and many different birds.

    Thank you for taking the time and trouble to give us your feedback. We have taken your comments on board, and the cooker has now been upgraded. We're glad you had a good week, and hope that we will see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon2.8Sep 2023

  • "The mattresses were old, cheap and past their best."

    Our backs were sore for 5 days after leaving the property and we never got a decent night's sleep. Additionally the pillows were finished as well. Otherwise the cottage was fine, great views and very well appointed

    Thank you for taking the time and trouble to give us your feedback. We have taken your comments on board, and the mattresses have been replaced and there are new additional pillows available for our guests. We're glad that you otherwise found the cottage well appointed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric3.8Aug 2023

  • "Blissfully peaceful location."

    .I could have spent every day sitting on the patio watching the tide changes, with a book and a glass of wine.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped, great location and view."

    Friendly owner. Very many thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great location."

    Cottage clean, comfortable and well equipped. Certainly would stay again

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Aug 2022

  • "Owner was very helpful with loads of ideas of places locally to visit to get the most out of our stay"

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a great cottage by the sea with a great view of the Moray Firth - very relaxing to watch the boats coming in and out of Whitehills Harbour."

    The facilities are all great, love the kitchen dining area. Kevin is a great host and gave us plenty of tips about places to visit and some lovely coastal walks. You can park directly to the side of the property - makes it really easy to get unpacked. Get down to the Rockfish Cafe & Chip Shop - it's excellent!

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fab cottage, very cosy and comfortable."

    Great views out of the kitchen window. Heating and sound service easy to use. Managed to spot Dolphins swimming by. Sat outside a few times for breakfast and dinner. Table and chairs outside facing the sea. Lovely wee village, friendly locals. Only three eating places which stop serving food early but all three provided quality meals. Great pub. Cottage is well situated for access to coastal walks and has bus stop nearby which was very handy. Wee co op in the village for supplies also Downies and an ice cream place. We had a five star holiday.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Jun 2022

  • "We’ve just arrived home,from this cosy cottage."

    We had such an amazing time.What a fantastic place to escape everything and everyone. The views from the cottage are beautiful at anytime of the day or night. We didn’t want to come home. We will definitely come back here. Thanks

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0May 2022

  • "A snug place to stay with spectacular views and as close to wildlife, the sea and fishing heritage as you can get."

    Really appreciated the "no pets" policy -it makes a difference and is becoming a rarity. Very helpful owner who pointed us towards the fantastic local eateries and walks. Can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Paula5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely property right by the sea."

    Fabulous views from the house. Very comfortable home from home. Perfect base to enjoy the surrounding countryside. The sound system was enjoyed by all!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2022

  • "An absolutely stunning cottage, perfect sea views, situated in the lovely little fishing village of Whitehills."

    Mrs GrundyAug 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage in a stunning position with everything you could wish for."

    Superb communication from the owner including advice on places to visit which added to our whole experience. The cottage is so pretty and a pleasure to stay in. Would love to go back. Thank you.

    Mrs ChildsJun 2021

  • "Cottage is in a great location and the host was very friendly and helpful when we spoke with him."

    Mr FookesAug 2020

  • "Amazing place loved it!"

    No WiFi and that did us fine! Boys out in the fresh air! Absolutely loved this cottage and the feel of it! Wish we weren’t as busy too spend more time in it!

    Mrs FullerAug 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with icebox, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed back patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 1.5 miles
  • Note: There are steps within the property, excluding the stairs to the first floor, please take care
  • Note: Toddlers are not accepted at this property
  • Please Note: From August 30th 2024, bookings must either start or end on a Monday or a Friday

The property

Seaspray Cottage is a delightful detached former harbourmaster’s cottage which is situated on the sea front in Whitehills, Banffshire.

With fabulous coastal views and easy access to a range of the area's picturesque fishing villages, Seaspray Cottage has got everything you need to enjoy a wonderful break.

Off-road parking directly outside the cottage provides easy access, making it ideal for you to arrive and get unpacked quickly, before soaking up those views and the sea breeze!

Once inside you will walk into the charming kitchen/diner, a light airy space with wonderful views out over the Moray Firth.

The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you may need for your stay, and also boasts a large dining table which can seat the whole family.

After dinner, continue to the living room that contains a TV/DVD, a cosy woodburning stove and comfortable sofas, where you can curl up with a good book or watch TV in front of the fire.

Note that the kitchen and living room are split level, with 3 steps joining the two rooms.

There is a comfortable double bedroom on the ground floor, which is convenient for the family bathroom situated just off the kitchen.

Upstairs there is another double bedroom with far-reaching views over the sea (perfect for spotting passing dolphins), and a cosy single room.

Both the upstairs bedrooms have quaint sloping ceilings, adding to their character.

On sunny days, be sure to make the most of the enclosed patio, where you can watch the spectacular sunsets with a cold beverage in hand.

Venture out to explore Whitehills, a wonderful fishing village with a busy marina.

The village is served by a handful of amenities, including an amply stocked convenience store, a welcoming pub, a fish and chip shop, and a locally acclaimed restaurant.

Embark on a walk or a short drive to Banff, where a sandy beach awaits, along with Duff House and its esteemed golf club, and access to the Banff and Macduff Heritage Trail.

Banff also offers larger shops and general facilities.

Why not visit Macduff, with its beautiful sights, including the Tarlair Swimming Pools and Salmon Howie Beach, as well as the fascinating Macduff Marine Aquarium?

Portsoy, Cullen and Portknockie also aren't far and offer even more coastal activities for you to enjoy!

Whisk your loved ones away for a seaside break to remember - choose Seaspray Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00582-P

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Banff 3 miles; Portsoy 5 miles.

Whitehills is just one of the many atmospheric fishing villages dotted along the stunning north east coastline of Scotland. The village boasts a friendly local pub serving good food and a highly-regarded restaurant at the marina, as well as a grocer’s and a fish shop. The modern marina in the village is a busy destination for boats, especially yachts and pleasure crafts. Conveniently placed just three miles from Banff and five miles from Portsoy, this location has much to offer visitors who will enjoy following the rugged coastline that borders the shores of the Moray Firth, and away from the coast, the area is a mixture of rich farmlands and small hamlets surrounded by luscious green fields - a wonderful base for exploring this part of Scotland.

Please Note: From August 30th 2024, bookings must either start or end on a Monday or a Friday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas