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'Why Not' Cottage

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


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Near a shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Pub Near a pub < 1 mile

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7 Customer Review(s)

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

    - Mrs Wakeman, October 2021

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.


  • 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

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas