This very cosy and welcoming semi-detached cottage occupies an elevated position in the village of Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire.
This lovely cottage is ideal for couples and families alike who will love the ambience of the village, and the close proximity to the rugged Moray Firth coast.
The well-presented accommodation, set all on the ground floor, has two bedrooms, a modern bathroom, contemporary well-equipped kitchen and sociable sitting room with dining area and a woodburning stove, making it a very relaxing and welcoming room.
A neat lawned garden surrounds the cottage, with a back door from the kitchen, which leads to a small slabbed patio area providing a perfect spot for a morning coffee, whilst soaking up the stunning views over the village and out to sea.
This delightful cottage is within easy reach of the excellent local services the pretty fishing village of Gardenstown has to offer.
The village nestles cosily between the cliffs and the sea, and is a great place to explore not only on land but on sea with a large RSBP Gannet colony at nearby Troup Head.
At the westward side of the village lies a small sandy beach where children can play safely.
The famous Moray Firth dolphins make regular appearances, along with a diverse selection of other wildlife including whales!
This is a paradise for walkers, as there are many coastal and inland pathways where the flower and fauna can be spectacular, so make sure to have your camera at the ready!
With many villages along the coast to explore, and the Malt Whisky Trail close by, time will simply fly by, but your cosy cottage will be a true home-from-home.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with pull-out stacker bed. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area (seats 4 with 2 folding chairs available) and woodburning stove.
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.