This nicely presented, semi-detached fisherman's cottage is situated in a quiet courtyard set back from the sea front in Seatown, a very desirable area of Gardenstown.
Sarah’s Cottage has been refurbished to a good standard and offers comfortable accommodation for groups of friends or families who will love the ambience of this cottage and its close proximity to the sea.
The spacious ground floor accommodation is divided by stairs leading to the first floor, with a cosy sitting room and welcoming multi-fuel stove on one side and a spacious kitchen with a dining area on the other.
The open plan layout of the ground floor makes this a very sociable cottage, where friends can chat together whilst preparing dinner.
On the upper floor, there is a double bedroom divided from the stairs and landing by a curtained doorway, a bathroom and a twin bedroom.
The pretty courtyard at the front at the cottage, although shared with the holiday cottage opposite, has its own space and seating area and makes the perfect spot for a quiet pre-dinner glass of wine.
Seatown itself is at the base of the village and is a quaint huddle of cottages built some 300 years ago during the boom years of herring fishing.
The pretty harbour is still a busy place today, with a selection of yachts and pleasure crafts.
Walkers can explore the path leading up to the ancient ruins of St John's Church overlooking Gardenstown, or follow the coastline to the tiny fishing village of Crovie.
Further along the coast, the RSPB reserve Troup Head, is the home of Scotland’s only mainland Gannet colony, as well as an abundance of other bird species.
Looking out to the Moray Firth, you may also spot seals, porpoises or dolphins!
Whether it be wildlife, walks or simply relaxation that you’re looking for, this atmospheric fishing village and charming cottage will ensure a wonderful holiday for all!
Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 30552, together they sleep 6.
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.
Note: No children under 5 including infants.