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Seatown Cottage

Rosehearty, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 1010309)


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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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26 Customer Reviews

  • "A fabulous old fisherman's cottage right by the sea."

    Lovely to hear the crashing waves. Local people are largely friendly and genuine which helps make for a memorable stay. A welcoming local pub and well stocked shop. A great area that's not over touristed and provides a genuine slice of Scottish life. Good local bus service. Good pint of real ale to be found in Fraserburgh which is an easy 4 mile walk. Good haggis from Bruce's butchers there. Lots of local wildlife and places to explore. John who owns the cottage is a lovely gentleman and a font of local knowledge. Quite a unique and very memorable cottage and area in an increasingly corporate and unremarkable Britain. Good on yer John for creating a great place to stay. Very highly recommended, expectations and beyond. Thank you. Love Steven & Elizabeth. Stoke on Trent.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2021

  • "The view from the cottage was excellent."

    The cottage was very clean and tidy on arrival. Instructions on how to work log burner etc were clear and easy to understand. We had an exvellent week.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "Seatown Cottage was an absolutely delightful place to stay."

    Clean and comfortable and so lovingly restored by John the owner. The property is so close to the sea and you can just relax and watch the changing tide all day long. I particularly enjoyed watch the Gannets diving into the sea for fish and I also took dozens of brilliant photos every evening of the sun setting. The cottage is 8 hour drive from my home but it was well worth the lengthy travel. I would definitely return to Seatown Cottage and we are looking at dates for our return trip next year. Both my husband and myself think this is the best holiday we have ever had, it was so relaxing.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, second time of visiting and we have already booked back for August."

    Only thing we would have liked is a small washing line just to dry towels on, maybe a retractable one? We visited the Peterhead Prison for the second time and we were pleasantly surprised with the recent changes. Also took a drive to the nearby town of Elgin along the coast road. Missed seeing John this time but sure he will put in an appearance next time.

    Reviewed by NickAug 2021

  • "We passed a great week in this lovely fisherman's cottage which is renovated to the highest standard and beautifully decorated so it takes you back in time but all the facilities like toilet/shower and kitchen are modern."

    There's a great decking area where you can sit and eat and just enjoy the gorgeous sea view. There is so much to explore in the cottage itself, for example there is a camera in the hide (where you can sit in shelter and enjoy the view no matter how the weather is) which leads to a screen in the kitchen so you see the view in the kitchen too. Super area to explore castles, whiskey distilleries, lovely villages at the seaside and many more things. We will definitely come back!

    Reviewed by CarmenJul 2021

  • "This is a wonderful retreat right on the shore which has been restored in character with its fisherman roots."

    Sitting outside on the deck is like sitting above the sea when high tide. Host could not have been more helpful with booking.

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2021

  • "Just one thin, small (hardly bath size) towel each for 7 days was not really adequate and certainly not what we would use at home."

    They need upgrading both in quality and size. Should be made clear that you cannot park directly outside the property. TV channels were extremely limited , and whilst the remote has Netflix couldn't access this. No instructions for using the tv/dvd (I am pretty tech savvy so was ok and worked it out for myself) The village is extremely quiet but would recommend The Davron hotel for food, absolutely delicious. Ideal for those wanting peace and quiet and walking

    Reviewed by IreneJun 2021

  • "The host was very helpful."

    The property was spotless and easy to keep clean.. The heating was very efficient and flexible. The sea was wonderfully close. The outside space is very well organised and the house is beautifully renovated, without spoiling its character. For two peolpe sharing the lovely double bedroom, the accommodation is perfect, however it is advertised as suitable for four. Unless the four people are close family I think this might be a bit of a squeeze, as the kitchen is a narrow galley and the fold down bed in the living room is not very comfortable. There is no freezer compartmentt in the fridge and no oven. However the MagicChef in the cupboard is an amazingly efficient substitute of the oven. My daughter and I loved the place and we enjoyed a visit to Tarlair, as well as the coastal road from Bamff to Rosehearty. Glorious countryside and amazing coastal villages...

    Reviewed by LilianMay 2021

  • "Could not get closer to the sea."

    The view from cottage is mesmerising spent many an hour in hide.600 miles from home but would definitely go again

    Reviewed by TrevorOct 2020

  • "Spent a very enjoyable week at Seatown fisherman's cottage in Rosehearty."

    The cottage sits right on the beach in a beautiful location will definitely return in the future

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "Lovely peaceful little cottage, right on the shore , perfect for sitting watching the seals or basking sharks that we saw daily ."

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "The owner couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful and the cottage ..."

    the owner couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful and the cottage must visit again lovely views anc friendly and helpful neighbours xx

    Reviewed by JimSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful restful holiday in Seatown cottage."

    We loved sitting in the garden next to the sea watching the wildlife and even saw dolphins!

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2020

  • "This is not a five star en suite luxury pad, rather it is a lovingly restored fisherman's cottage maintaining a feel for the life of its original inhabitants whilst providing modern day comforts and facilities."

    We were able to eat dinner watching through the windows the waves 'crashing in' during a small storm and then spend time quieter time in the 'hide' watching birds. Great stay, friendly neighbours and can't wait to visit again! Thank you!

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2020

  • "What an excellent place to stay, its such a peaceful place, so clean tidy and quite."

    I loved the hyde by the way, I just sat in there looking at dolphins and ships going by without a care in the world. Pub is ten min walk and they serve great food. Fish and chips also a good choice, the village has 2 pubs, I just went to Davron as its better. The local SPA shop is round corner and asda is 4 mile up road next to homebargins in frazerBorough. All I Can Say Fill Ya Boot's

    Reviewed by NickAug 2020

  • "The photos do not do this cottage justice - it is so much nicer in person!"

    It is very cosy and full of character. The cottage has been beautifully restored to modern standards whilst retaining its original features. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owner, a friendly and dedicated gentleman who made sure we had everything we needed. This cottage is definitely one I plan to revisit and I have also recommended it to family and friends. Thank you for the wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by AlexJul 2020

  • "This was a lovely cosy cottage We loved the location and it had everything we ..."

    This was a lovely cosy cottage We loved the location and it had everything we needed The bird hide was a great bonus and we spent time looking for all the sea birds

    Reviewed by AgnesJul 2020

  • "So tranquil We are not bird watchers ,but we spent loads of time in the hide is lovely and warm with fantastic views , Can’t find any negatives about the cottage at all."

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2020

  • "Lovely retreat"

    Reviewed by MarionMar 2020

  • "Enjoyed our stay tranquil and relaxing"

    Reviewed by KurtJan 2020

  • "Fabulous location"

    Reviewed by KathrynNov 2019

  • "Ideal location especially if you were into birds!"

    Feel some things could be upgraded. Kitchen quite small and no oven is a minus point. No outside parking on a one way street could be awkward. Very warm especially with wall heaters but an information book would be useful telling you such things as no heating unless fire was on! John was very helpful delivering logs and very knowledgeable on the local area. Found it very therapeutic watching ships go by with provided binoculars.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2019

  • "Loved the cottage from the minute we got there and didn't want to leave."

    Not sure if it said before hand but had no oven in kitchen,which we thought was strange but had other appliances ie pressure cooker and slow cooker, which we used and were fine. Definitely worth going and hope to return

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2019

  • "The description really had poetic license in that the open plan kitchen wasn't really what you would expect of an open plan kitchen."

    The kitchen area was exceedingly small with a small table to one end. Also no oven!!!! It stated in the description the name of the oven but it turned out to be a portable table top appliance and not a standard oven as we expected. We were also a little perturbed that the owner felt he needed to be at the cottage on arrival, then came again to check the bins had been emptied by the weekly collection(why wouldn't they have been) and finally to check on log supply which was plentiful. We felt a little bit 'checked up on'. We did actually leave the property a day early. I will say though that it was very clean and warm although the shower was only warm not hot.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2019

  • "The cottage has a 'hide' hut built next to the shore with panorama style window looking straight out to sea."

    Comfy seats and warm. Great for watching out to sea, small boats, and gannets flying.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2019

  • "The cottage was charming and comfortable."

    We had everything we needed for a nice holiday. The views are amazing and the hide and binoculars offered a cherry on the cake! We loved the cottage.

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2019

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The property

Situated on the Moray Firth coast, in the pretty town of Rosehearty, is this stunning old fisherman's cottage.

The owner has extensively refurbished the property and has used a lot of reclaimed timber from the sea to give the property that period charm.

The open-plan kitchen is wonderfully appointed to the front of the cottage, housing all the modern appliances you could need to cook up a storm for the while family, whilst the dining area provides space to enjoy your lovingly prepared meals over a glass of chilled wine with a view with a sea.

Walk through to the adjacent sitting room, with a large sofa to sink into of an evening and delight in the provided TV, kept behind sliding wooden doors, to watch your favourite shows.

Delight in the warming woodburning stove, housed in an attractive stone fireplace to keep you warm during those colder months.

With all rooms being on the ground floor, you can easily access a well-presented double bedroom with a lovely window seat, where you can curl up with a good book and appreciate your lovely sea view backdrop.

Take a snack or a refreshing drink out to the rear patio area, and simply take in the outstanding coastal views.

While you're in the area, take a drive towards Pitsligo Castle, a half ruined castle, dating back to the 15th century and boasting a wealth of history inside, whilst the town of Rosehearty itself has plenty of tourist attractions to explore.

Discover the Rosehearty Community Boat Club, where you can have the opportunity to go fishing or boating on the harbour.

Or venture into the larger and livelier town of Fraserburgh for an array of attractions, including the first ever lighthouse to be lit by the Commissioners of Northern Lights in Scotland, Kinnaird Head.

Seatown Cottage is the ultimate choice for a couples to enjoy a relaxing break to the coast of Scotland.


  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • 1 x double sofa bed available
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric wall heaters, woodburning stove
  • Cleverchef digital multi-cooker/slow cooker, pressure king pro, red copper 5 minute chef, electric hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, TV, DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles and pub 0.5 miles
  • Note - property near rocky shoreline, please supervise children

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About the location


Sandhaven 2.3 miles; Fraserburgh 4.2 miles; Inverallochy 9.4 miles.

Rosehearty is a town and settlement situated on the Moray Firth coast of Aberdeenshire in Scotland, dating back hundreds of years. The town offers a picturesque country park, a lovely sandy beach and a Community Boat Club, with a local Spar and inn housing two pub rooms for your amenities. Discover the ruins of the 15th century castle tower of Pitsligo Castle on the outskirts of the town, perfect for those interested in history. It is just over four miles from the thriving parish town of Fraserburgh, where the first ever lighthouse in Scotland was lit by the Commissioners of Northern Lights, Kinnaird Head now forms part of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. Fraserburgh has a popular fishing port and commemorates this in the Fraserburgh Heritage Museum, which illustrates its illustrious history.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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