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Ellie-Ann Cottage

Gardenstown near Banff, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 8887)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Ms Branston-moir
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    “The cottage was clean and warm, the ...”

    The cottage was clean and warm, the location was brilliant. We had a wonderful relaxing family holiday with the beach being so close to the property.

    The cottage was clean and warm, the location was brilliant. We had a wonderful relaxing family holiday with the beach being so close to the property.


  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A charming detached traditional seaside cottage with some lovely sea views, in the popular Moray Firth village of Gardenstown.

This cottage has been stylishly refurbished throughout and is only yards from the seafront, tucked down a quiet alley.

The welcoming cottage sitting room with a decorative stove is comfortable and leads through to a fully fitted kitchen with breakfast area.

Two comfy bedrooms, a double with sea views and a twin, complete the accommodation.

To the rear and up seven steps is a seated terrace area with views over the bay and cliffs, a perfect place to relax and soak up the tranquil atmosphere around this charming cottage.

It is only a short walk to the traditional harbour and wide expanse of beach and cliffs, while a short stroll through the village streets, brings you to a collection of galleries, craft workshops, shops, a restaurant and a tea room.

Head to Banff, the smugglers' village of Pennan, go dolphin spotting on the Firth then return to your cottage.

An ideal Scottish base.

Sleeping arrangements

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x double bed
  • Bedroom 2

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    2 x single bed


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast area. Sitting room with sea view.


  • Electric storage heaters with oil radiator in sitting room
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, PlayStation 2 with games, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking, plus two FOC car parks one min walk away
  • Seated terrace to rear of property
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, with up to date flea treatment
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Property accessed via seven steps with no hand rail and several steep stairs without a rail to rear seating area.

About the location


Banff 8 miles; Fraserburgh 17 miles; Aberdeen 32 miles; Elgin 43 miles.

The port village of Gardenstown is often linked with neighbouring Gamrie and Crovie as one community, and was founded in 1720 by Alexander Garden as a fishing village. Gardenstown borders a small sandy bay with stunning scenery flanking both sides. The village has a pub serving food all year and a restaurant, galleries and several tea rooms in season. A steep road leads you through the ancient, narrow and winding streets to the harbour where many small boats are moored. The neighbouring town of Banff boasts a relaxing sandy beach and a variety of fascinating architecture in contrasting styles, exemplified by Duff House, an impressive Georgian mansion open to visitors and home to paintings and artefacts from the National Galleries of Scotland. Banff and the surrounding area also have a good selection of shops, restaurants and hotels, which serve a fine selection of local sea foods, whilst nearby Pennan, a beautiful old smugglers village, was the location for the movie 'Local Hero'. The whole area is an ideal tourist destination, being on the North East Tourist Trail, with easy access to coastal paths and the Whisky and Castle Trails, as well as numerous golf courses, fishing, sailing, dolphin watching, surfing, climbing, great walking and of course, stunning sunsets and fabulous scenery. The Grampian and Cairngorm mountains are easily accessible for day excursions, and the North East of Scotland is protected from prevailing winds and has the driest Scottish climate with virtually no midges.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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