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'Why Not' Cottage

Macduff, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 1056252)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was great had a lovely stay only one slight problem we found both ..."

    Everything was great had a lovely stay only one slight problem we found both bathrooms to be on the small side but it didn't spoil our holiday in any way

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Enjoyed our week at Why Not Cottage."

    Ideal place for touring about. Cottage very comfortable and well equipped. Good communication with the owners and good to know they were on hand if any problems. Would definitely like to return it this cottage

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2022

  • "Lovely cosey wee cottage."

    Owner was very communicative and it was nice to know we could always text if we had a problem.

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2022

  • "Excellent location, easy to find."

    Lovely cosy cottage with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The welcome pack was a nice touch. We did find the downstairs shower a bit small for us so glad there was one upstairs. Bed was lovely and comfortable.

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 2022

  • "Why not cottage is a lovely cottage with lots of character."

    It has everything you need to have make your holiday enjoyable. It's situated close to many beauty spots. I will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2022

  • "Why Not cottage has everything and more for your stay."

    I truly did not want to leave. We were only here a week which really isn't long enough to take advantage of all the tips on places to eat and visit from the owners in there welcome pack. But also the locals we would meet simply by sitting on the lifted decking and watching the sun set over the sea. Perfection and a huge applause to the owners Margaret and John for providing a very well planned out, cosy holiday home.

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2021

  • "The location, welcome basket, fast repair and the communication with the owners."

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2021

  • "Perfectly situated, there was every thing needed in this clean cute cottage."

    Plenty to do in the area.

    Reviewed by GordonSep 2021

  • "Coombe ceilings upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms could be a problem for tall guests in cottage."

    However very quirky and owners have thought of everything to make guests feel comfortable. Plenty to do and see in area for all interests.

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2021

  • "Lovely spacious cottage, right on the beach."

    Very clean, comfortable and cosy. Quite low ceiling height upstairs so okay for young children, but my teenager hit her head a few times. Really thoughtful welcome pack, a good location to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Good location for exploring the North Coast. Very helpful owners

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and clean."

    However there were no local facilities we could walk too. We could not walk to a beer garden or pub for a beer, as there was nothing acceptable. The Chinese carry out was from Banff. We ate twice in a wonderful restaurant in Whitehills, called The Gallery, 5 miles away. The local fresh fish shop was superb, and the Aquarium was brilliant. Coast line was fantastic, and great selection of golf courses, beaches and walks. A good base, to see and enjoy the area. You need to be self sufficient. Overall we all enjoyed our holiday to both the cottage and area.

    Reviewed by IreneJul 2021

  • "Lovely quaint wee cottage with beautiful views."

    The owners were great and I would totally recommend a stay in their lovely holiday home.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Kitchen
  • External utility with WC and basin
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating and electric 'woodburning-effect' fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, dishwasher, external washing machine, TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking available
  • Enclosed private courtyard with decked area and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: this property may be best suited for 4 adults and 1 child/teenager, due to the smaller size of the 5th bed.

The property

Resting in an idyllic position, with all you could need for a wonderful self-catered stay just a short stroll away, 'Why Not' Cottage makes a fantastic escape for families or groups of friends in pursuit of a relaxing escape to the Scottish coast.

Resting in the wonderful town of Macduff with stunning sea views, this old fishing house is a true delight.

Park up in your off-road parking space and soak up the remarkable seascapes, before passing through the enclosed garden and into your inviting abode.

Make your way into the living/dining room where you can gather together on the sofas in front of the fire and create a fun-filled itinerary for your trip ahead, while the dining table makes the perfect spot to indulge in a homemade meal or get stuck into a board game!

Move through into the kitchen to find a good host of appliances to assist you on your self-catered stay, including a dishwasher and even a washing machine in the external building where you can also find a convenient WC and basin!

On the ground floor rests one of three bedrooms; a double served by a shower room, while the first floor hosts both a twin and a single resting beneath the sloping eaves of the cottage, accompanied by the stylish family bathroom.

Spend time together in the garden with your canine companion by your side, the raised decking making the perfect place to dine alfresco and make the most of your beautiful surroundings at any time of the year.

Take a stroll to explore your local surroundings; Macduff's very own aquarium is adjacent to the property where you can explore the UK’s one of a kind kelp reef exhibit, obverse baby sharks at the shark hatchery and simply make the most of the wonderful sea life of the Moray Firth, before exploring the old pier and harbour up close with some traditional fish and chips.

Macduff is home to a good selection of shops, pubs and eateries, as well as boasting the Royal Tarlair Golf Club with 18 holes of spectacular scenery, as well as the equally impressive Duff House Royal Golf Club resting beyond the River Deveron in Banff where you will also find the wonder of Duff House, an imposing Georgian manor house with rotating art exhibits alongside even more waterside eateries.

The RSPB Scotland Troup Head can be found via a scenic drive offering remarkable vistas and a plethora of nature awaiting to be discovered, as well as Elgin and even Aberdeen being accessible by car for those seeking adventure further afield.

In the perfect position for an idyllic escape to Scotland, whether it be a family holiday or a last minute weekend break, choose 'Why Not' Cottage for a memorable stay at any time of the year.

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About the location


Banff 1.5 miles; Whitehills 4 miles; Portsoy 9 miles.

MacDuff is situated on Banff Bay and overlooks its neighbouring town of Banff, just across the estuary of the River Deveron, on the Moray Coast in the north east of Scotland. Macduff enjoys stunning sea views and wonderful sunsets and the architecture reflects its maritime heritage. The north east coast of Scotland is a hidden gem, with its atmospheric fishing villages dotted along the coastline, making it a wonderful place for easy exploration. MacDuff has a busy working harbour. The town itself has a lot to offer with an excellent selection of shops and good restaurants and a visit to the MacDuff Aquarium is a must for seeing the species found in the waters of the Moray Firth. For Golfers, the Royal Tarlair course is a challenge as it is situated on precipitous cliffs and lost balls are never retrieved! Macduff is a wonderful town and an ideal holiday base.

Note: this property may be best suited for 4 adults and 1 child/teenager, due to the smaller size of the 5th bed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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