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Gamrie Brae Cottage

Gardenstown, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 926673)

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Ms Sattar

    “The cottage was very comfortable with all facilities that we might have needed.”

    However, we had asked Sykes for a place that would be easy to travel to from Stirling and we were told that the two towns are only 30 miles apart, when actually they were very far. So we had to take expensive taxis (difficult to travel by train as we had luggage and are over 60). Otherwise, it was a wonderful holiday. The owners were very friendly and had a welcome package with tea, biscuits and bread waiting for us and were always available for any help when necessary. There is a bus stop ...

    However, we had asked Sykes for a place that would be easy to travel to from Stirling and we were told that the two towns are only 30 miles apart, when actually they were very far. So we had to take expensive taxis (difficult to travel by train as we had luggage and are over 60). Otherwise, it was a wonderful holiday. The owners were very friendly and had a welcome package with tea, biscuits and bread waiting for us and were always available for any help when necessary. There is a bus stop right outside the cottage which would take us to Banff and other nearby towns and villages and we had taken a week "megarider" that was less expensive than daily rides. All in all, a wonderful, quiet place.

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

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.

Accommodation

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.

Amenities

  • Electric night storage and panel heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking at front of cottage
  • Private, enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 min walk, pub 10 mins walk
  • Coast and harbour 5 mins walk
  • Note: Limited mobile reception, dependant on provider.

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About the location

GARDENSTOWN

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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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