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Bullpens

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Portsoy, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bullpens."

    It is a superb property with extensive grounds including a 'Fairy Wood' for children. The cottage itself is very modern and lavishly equipped, with every comfort catered for. The host was very friendly and there was a generous welcome pack. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2024

  • "Probably the best property we have stayed in."

    A small thing but we would have preferred bath sheets as opposed to bath towels as they are larger. We did experience the low water pressure which affected the electric shower downstairs. If this could be remedied it would be marvellous. Thank you for a lovely week.

    Dear Guest, thank your for your 5-star review and glad you enjoyed your stay at the Bullpens. We have placed an order for some bath sheets and they should be available for your next visit. The low water pressure will be harder to rectify as we may need a water tank outside. Lets see if our plumber can help on this one.. Hoping to see you again soon. Regards, The Owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Sometimes you do not want to write these reviews because it will increase the bookings and we might not get back, but that is selfish."

    The Bullpens for us is just perfect. Even with the Grandchildren this year. But when they left it returned to perfect peace and quiet, great walks up in the hills or around the shore, the beach at Sandend nice and quiet. The house was as it was in July 22, well maintained,the washing machine hood and cooking hob foxed us, top of the range technology where we are used to old school. Just as well we had the kids.A really lovely weekend.

    Dear Guest, thank you for your amazing 5-star review. Hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards, The Bullpens. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Feb 2024

  • "The Bullpens is an excellent property, the type of property you would love to own."

    Beautiful flowers and generous welcome pack were waiting for us on our arrival, a special touch. The property is located close enough to the sea front to walk both east and west of Sandend. Sandend itself is a picture perfect fishing village with an excellent beach. The beaches along this coastline were all looked after by the communities and very well kept, and so are the public conveniences. We came back to Bullpens after superb walks each day and warmed up with a roaring log fire. Our only slight discomfort was the sofa. Found it quite low and during the evening we sort of slid off it and have to reposition the cushions. We will definitely recommend this property.

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We will be in touch regarding the sofa for more information. Hoping to see you back soon. Kind regards, The Bullpens. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Nov 2023

  • "A lovely property, high quality fittings."

    Very comfortable. Situated close to various places. Dave and Yvonne very welcoming and happy to help, should we have required assistance. Will probably revisit Bullpens. A thoroughly enjoyable visit.

    Dear Guest, thank you for your very generous review. Hoping to see you back again soon. Kind regards, The Bullpens. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday home, beautiful grounds and facilities, we especially enjoyed the badminton & football pitch."

    Lovely location for exploring the local area and beautiful beaches within walking distance.

    Dear Guest, many thanks for your positive review and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, The Bullpens. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2023

  • "Amazing location and property location of the TV was a little awkward."

    Really beautiful and well equipped kitchen and lovely flow to the cottage with an exceptionally high standard finish.

    Dear guest, thank you for your feedback. We are glad you liked the Bullpens and apologies for the TV position. Due to the layout of the living area we were limited to installing the Smart TV on the wall. There is however, a heavy-duty wall bracket which permits adjustments to the tilt and horizontal swing. Kind regards, The Owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had the best holiday ever,Bullpens is a wonderful property in an idyllic setting, close to beautiful beaches."

    Dave and Yvonne were great, I couldn't recommend this property enough.

    Dear guest, many thanks for the positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards, the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very well designed property, with high quality fittings throughout."

    It was obvious that a great deal of thought had been given to the ambiance & comfort for the guests. Dave & Yvonne were especially welcoming & helpful.

    Dear guest, many thanks for the positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards, the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by S5.0May 2023

  • "We had a perfect stay at Bullpens for our family celebration."

    The house had everything we could have hoped for and more. It was fresh and clean with a touch of luxury. The children loved the garden with rope swings and fairy trail. It was close to the beach and other attractions. We would definitely return.

    Dear guest, many thanks for the positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards, the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful, stylish property, very clean, so relaxing and in a great location with so much to do."

    Highly recommended.

    Dear guest, many thanks for the positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards, the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2023

  • "We made a last minute booking and were very impressed by how quickly Yvonne and Dave had the house ready for us."

    The house itself is beautifully designed and furnished. Everything was exceptionally clean and comfortable. Our hosts really made it extra special with their kindness and genuine wish to ensure guests enjoy their holiday, recomending good local restaurants and even offering to drive us there. Never met such amazing hosts in any holiday home. Thank you Yvonne and Dave.

    Dear guest, many thanks for the very generous feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards, the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Apr 2023

  • "Loved the open plan and huge windows in this home."

    We had some snow but were lucky to have sun nearly every day which shone through the large windows. Underfloor heating was lovely but we loved the log burner. Lovely outlook with wildlife. Highlight was seeing a badger at night. Dave and Yvonne were lovely and very helpful. We loved Bullpens.

    Dear guest, many thanks for the feedback and we are very glad you loved the Bullpens. We've also seen the badgers very early in the morning. Very beautiful creatures. We have uploaded a video to our Google maps profile, taken right outside the living room window. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards, The Owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iris5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had an amazing time at Bullpens, everything that we needed as a family was made available to us by a very well equipped house, the kitchen was brilliant and allowed to cook and bake amazing meals and desserts."

    The kids had board games, a large TV and spacious garden area and so they were never bored and at the end of out trip they were very sad to leave. Overall, Bullpens gave us an amazing experience and Dave did an amazing job accommodating our needs. We will definitely be booking again.

    Dear guest, many thanks for the feedback and we are very glad your family enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards, the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shakeel5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful location and very comfortable property."

    Just the place to unwind and relax.

    Dear guest, many thanks for the feedback and we are glad you were able to relax at the Bullpens. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards, The owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent holiday home with everything you could wish for."

    It’s a beautiful house in a beautiful situation. Very clean and well presented. You could cook a celebration meal in the kitchen with no trouble; the kitchen is amazing! In fact the whole house is amazing. Grounds are very well kept and great for families. Highly recommend having a holiday here.

    Dear guest, many thanks for the very generous feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to having you back next time. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property is located in a beautiful area of Scotland with lots to do both locally and a little further afield."

    As a place to stay it is perfect. We were welcomed by David who was friendly, helpful and a pleasure to meet. The house is beautifully designed and the finishes are top quality. As we were 3 generations staying together the downstairs bedroom was very welcome for my mother but any of the bedrooms would have been ideal. Each individually decorated and very comfortable. The bathrooms were clean and modern; and the kitchen had everything you needed to cook every day or just to enjoy the recommended local fish and chips or local farm bought produce. We are already planning to come back and would love to bring more family with us next time. Thank you for having us!

    Dear guest, many thanks for the very generous feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to having you back next time. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful property with plenty of space for everyone and a fantastic wood burning stove."

    The outdoor area for children was amazing, our boys were very excited. A private garden, a shared garden with swing ball, a badminton net and another garden with football goals! We were working and heading to school while our house completed, but would have made even better use of these areas had we been on holiday. A lovely offering of wine, cheese and grapes on arrival, which was a nice touch. Ran by hosts who helped when we needed it from introductions, to information on the farm shop opening hours at the end of the drive, to bringing a hot water bottle when our child had earache. A great place!

    Dear guest, many thanks for the very generous feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to having you back next time. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Bullpens."

    The house comfortably accommodated our group of 4 adults and 2 children. The house was well equipped and immaculate inside and out. The house and the grounds look so much better in real life than they do on the pictures. David and Yvonne were fabulous hosts and went above and beyond to ensure we had a good break. We will definitely return and would most definitely recommend Bullpens. The only downside was that we had to leave this beautiful home set in an idyllic location at the end of what was a fabulous week!

    Dear guest, many thanks for the amazing feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to having you back next time. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amina5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property is of a very high standard."

    Beautiful location with plenty facilities. Close to a beautiful beach. A very welcome received from the owners.

    Dear guest, many thanks for the positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to having you back next time. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marj5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic home."

    Really clean and has loads of space to relax and unwind. It is finished to a high standard. Loved the location and how accommodating the owners were. It made us feel very welcome

    Dear guest, many thanks for the positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to having you back next time. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fergus5.0Jul 2022

  • "A wonderful, high-tech property with so many nice touches."

    We had a really relaxing two weeks here and very much enjoyed staying at Bullpens. Despite being semi-detached it was very quiet, and we appreciated the high quality of furnishings throughout the house.

    Dear guest, many thanks for the positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to having you back next time. Kind regards, Bullpens. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jun 2022

  • "This property is to be highly recommend not only for the amenities but as well as for the host’s and their exceptional friendliness and helpfulness."

    Dear guest, many thanks for the positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to having you back next time. Kind regards, Bullpens. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Monika5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was stunning and to finished to a very high standard."

    There was plenty of room for us and we loved exploring the grounds and surrounding area. It had everything we needed and more. The owner went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Our family loved staying at the bullpens and will definitely go back.

    Dear guest, many thanks for the positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the Bullpens. Looking forward to having you back next time. Kind regards, Bullpens. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV, 2 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine, wine cooler
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Secure storage for outdoor sports equipment
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 2.9 miles, beach 1 mile
  • This property can be booked in conjunction with property reference 971117 P'lace of Glassaugh which is immediately next door and also sleeps 8 people.

The property

Situated on the outskirts of Portsoy is this beautifully-appointed, semi-detached house, Bullpens.

With a stylish interior containing high-end amenities, the property offers a contemporary base for a family of eight to explore the wild landscapes of Scotland.

Find off-road parking on arrival and step inside your home from home; feel the warmth of underfloor heating on your feet as you kick off your boots and get settled in.

Locate the open-plan living space with floor-length windows bringing in plenty of natural light to relax on the sofas, watch the Smart TV, and catch up with your loved ones.

The kitchen area has pristine units, a breakfast bar, and fantastic facilities to whip up your favourite home-cooked meals, including a double electric oven, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer and a coffee machine.

Grab a bottle from the wine cooler and set the table ready for a family dinner after the day's adventures.

Just next door, you'll find a handy utility to throw bathing suits, towels and walking gear straight in the washer and dryer!

Step outside to make the most of sunny days in your private garden with a lawn, picnic bench for alfresco breakfasts, and storage to keep your bikes and outdoor equipment.

Unwind in the evenings with a rinse in the walk-in shower on the ground floor or head upstairs for a relaxing bubble bath.

Rest your head in one of four thoughtfully presented bedrooms with homely décor; the ground floor hosts two double bedrooms, whilst the first floor has a king-size with a Smart TV and a twin bedroom.

Take a scenic drive into Portsoy for classic fish and chips along the harbour, walking along the coast to the Dolphin Statue, and The Salmon Bothy Museum; Boyne Castle is also nearby to visit the ruins of a 16th-century courtyard castle!

The famed Malt Whisky Trail is a unique way to discover local history, heritage, and delicacies.

Grab your towels and head to Sandend, a small fishing village with a spectacular beach to while away the hours, with plenty of watersports opportunities such as paddle boarding and surfing.

Enjoy a round of golf at Cullen Links Golf Club followed by lunch in a quaint café and watch the sun set from Cullen's picturesque harbour.

There's also plenty to do at Banff and Macduff with Macduff Marine Aquarium, traditional pubs, and Royal Tarlair Golf Club for spectacular sea views.

Book your stay at Bullpens for a memorable family holiday along the Moray Firth coast.

EPC Rating: Band B

EPC Rating: Band B

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00132-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location

PORTSOY

Fordyce & Sandend 1 mile; Cullen 6 miles; Banff 8 miles.

Portsoy is a historic port situated mid-way between the towns of Cullen and Banff on the pretty Moray Firth coast and is one of the many atmospheric fishing ports scattered along this impressive stretch of the north east coastline of Scotland. Boasting two harbours, one old and one new and with excellent local facilities including hotels, pubs and shops, Portsoy is a wonderful holiday destination as well as being near to the famous Malt Whisky Trail. The area is awash with quality golf courses with fabulous coastal views and the coastal path is perfect for walkers who want to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the area and roam freely on its lovely beaches. A visit to the Salmon Bothy is a must to get a real feel of the interesting history of Portsoy and hear the story of the area as a trading, fishing and smuggling port.

This property can be booked in conjunction with property reference 971117 P'lace of Glassaugh hich is immediately next door and also sleeps 8 people