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24 Waters Edge

Banff, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 973678)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "This was one of the best holiday homes we have been with sykes cottages."

    Very clean views from apartment stunning. We'll kitted out everything we needed on hand. Teresa was lovely and helpful, the cake she left for us superb, baked by her self I may add. We will be returning again. Thank you Teresa and Alan for a great memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2022

  • "We had a great week and found the apartment ideal for visiting the area."

    The owners went out of their way to ensure our comfort and provided some essentials for our arrival. The views are great and you could watch Sunrises and Sunsets. We would recommend you go and stay but not when we want to go back.

    Reviewed by GeorgeJun 2022

  • "Excellent absolutely first rate no issues whatsoever views are incredibly"

    Reviewed by NicholasMay 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, cannot be faulted."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "What a beautiful apartment in a stunning location."

    Just sitting watching the sea from 3 windows is just bliss, and so relaxing. Everything you need is in the apartment and everything is of very high quality. It feels like home as soon as you enter, and Teresa was very welcoming and left us a beautiful cake and provisions. Banff is a very pretty town with lovely walks. However be aware restaurants in walking distance are almost non existent, but there are numerous takeaways with a huge choice on their menus.

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2022

  • "Could not recommend this property highly enough."

    It had the most wonderful views and had everything you could possibly need including very comfy beds. The hosts were amazing, providing lots of little extras including a home baked Victoria sponge which was delicious. They even allowed us to use their own garage to store our bikes. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2021

  • "Great location with lovely sea views."

    A well presented apartment with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2021

  • "The owners were just so kind & helpful , would have loved to have stayed longer, fabulous"

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "We were met by Teresa who showed us through the property."

    The flat was spotless and she had provided us with a welcome pack which included a delicious homemade cake. Both Teresa and Allan were friendly and more than helpful. We had a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2021

  • "The view from Water's Edge was absolutely fantastic and the accommodation was extremely comfortable."

    The owners were really helpful and friendly. We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by MichelAug 2021

  • "Great apartment overlooking the coast, Teresa the owner made us feel like it was a home from home."

    Very accessible place and lovely stay.

    Reviewed by LatifAug 2021

  • "The owners are lovely and very thoughtful."

    They made sure we had some food provisions on our arrival, even a scrumptious homemade chocolate cake. There was plenty of general essentials too. It was brilliantly clean and fresh. The bed and bedding all very comfortable and very good quality. The views were fantastic. A really enjoyable and comfortable stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MiraJul 2021

  • "Wonderful location, very helpful host, the sunset from the window meant we honestly didn’t want to leave the apartment most days!"

    Reviewed by MuniraMay 2021

  • "The most spectacular views over the coast at Banff so relaxing and restful even when the sea was rough its mesmerising, the apartment had everything you needed and the owner Theresa was so helpful."

    Don't forget a visit to the Spotty bag shop

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "Our 2nd time at Waters Edge and it won't be the last."

    Was supposed to go last year but because of Covid it was cancelled but well worth the wait. Didn,t have the TV on once as looking out of the windows and watching the sea come in and out was far better. Superb location and Teresa makes a great cake. Oh well back to reality.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

  • "This beautiful apartment was just awesome, the view from the front windows made it special."

    We had everything you could ever need for self catering, Teresa has thought of everything you would need, and made our stay so comfortable. This area has such stunning coastline, little fishing villages to visit, gorgeous beaches too, and lovely coffee shops on the way.

    Reviewed by JanetteOct 2020

  • "Amazing, everything and more."

    Lovely welcome pack including homemade cake, warm, spotless clean was sad to leave

    Reviewed by MyraOct 2020

  • "Great location and well equipped modern apartment right opposite the sea."

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2020

  • "The flat was very warm and comfortable."

    It was very clean when we arrived and the welcome pack was much appreciated. It would be a good idea if you had said there were 34 steps up to the flat. The location of the flat was excellent with amazing views.

    Reviewed by MoiraOct 2020

  • "Hosts were very helpful and willing to do anything for us,we could call them at any time for help, great and reassuring"

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2020

  • "Absolutely lovely place to stay."

    Everything was spot on and more. Beautifully decorated and had everything you needed. Warm, clean, covid19 free too!! Excellent views direct across the sea from the living room patio doors. Lovely quiet walks along the seafront, right upon your doorstep. Teresa made sure we had everything we needed, even baked us a delicious cake!! And left us essentials, bread, milk, butter, amongst other things. Definitely would go here again xx

    Reviewed by TriciaAug 2020

  • "Teresa and Alan's welcome were 5 star, the attention to detail is exemplary, waters edge was immaculately presented and the cleaning was off a 5 star hotel level , well done Teresa and Alan ,we will be back ."

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2020

  • "Lovely property with breathtaking sea views."

    Teresa and Alan were very welcoming hosts and provide everything you need for a comfortable stay, including the most generous welcome pack with delicious home baked cake! Banff was a great base to see the area around both the Aberdeenshire and Moray coasts. Highly recommend 24 Waters Edge and thank you to our very kind hosts.

    Reviewed by ShirleyJul 2020

  • "Fabulous apartment in a great location."

    Very clean, lovely helpful owner. Our second visit!

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2020

  • "Everyone was very helpful from start to finish."

    I booked with Sykes following recommendations from my sister Who works for Sykes, Kerry Murphy. I spoke with Tess to arrange the booking who was super helpful, found the perfect property for us, kind, professional and friendly throughout and even called to help me complete the booking after I’d had trouble finding the link when I know her shift had actually already ended. The property was perfect, the owner Teresa was lovely, Had bought bread and milk and left little cupcakes for us, made recommendations in the area and had the flat all warm and cosy for our arrival, couldn’t be happier! If I had one tiny thing that might be worth a mention, I’d say a bigger duvet wouldn’t go a miss, We kept getting cold feet, but maybe that’s just because we’re used to a bigger one. Thoroughly grateful to all.

    Reviewed by KateyJan 2020

  • "Excellent apartment, brilliant sea views, 10 minutes walk from town centre/facilities."

    Good walks / running / cycling on the doorstep. All very good.

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2019

  • "Amazing area, loved exploring all around, and we were blessed with sunny days and blue skies."

    We still got to see some Seals but the dolphins had gone for the season. The apartment views were the best way to enjoy a coffee in the morning.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2019

  • "Beautiful apartment in fantastic position on sea front would highly recommend."

    Apartment was spotless, with high quality and comfortable furniture and was well equipped with supply of coffee and tea as well as a generous ‘welcome pack’ of groceries. Beautiful area and ideal position for coast walks straight from the door. Teresa welcomed us at start of holiday and was only a phone call away if needed.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2019

  • "Flat was absolutely fantastic, facilities, views, comfort, cleanliness and added extras were 2nd to none."

    Teresa and Allan were very helpful, friendly and extremely considerate, and the sponge cake was a lovely welcome extra. Off road parking was perfect. Would definately recommend this holiday flat and plan to hopefully return next year.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2019

  • "Greeted personally by Teresa and Allan, who went out of their way to explain everything."

    There were flowers, wine,bread, milk and a delicious home baked cake. This apartment is in a good location, is well equipped and has a great ever changing sea view. There many interesting day excursions to be taken from Banff. Spectacular coastal scenery and many National Trust places. Seafood is first class.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

  • "The flat was beautifully and tastefully decorated."

    The walk in shower was a bonus. The views of the sea ,seabirds and the sunsets were wonderful. The owner provided bread , milk , butter and we were welcomed with a tasty Victoria Sponge as well as having a bowl of fruit left for us - all this was most unexpected and a great bonus. The flat was very quiet and gave us a peaceful holiday. There are many things to see and do in Banff as well as many quaint fishing villages to visit as well as larger towns if wished. I would highly recommend this flat as an excellent base for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by AileenAug 2019

  • "The situation of the property was in a perfect spot overlooking the sea and we never tired of looking at the view."

    The property was immaculate and the hosts had most generously provided many extras. The beds were tremendously comfortable and we had a wonderful week, made even more special by the superb weather. We have already recommended the property to friends.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2019

  • "What a fantastic location."

    The view over the Moray Firth was just stunning and we spent a lot of time just looking at the view. The flat was superb. Fully fitted with everything and more that you may need. Teresa, our host looked after us so well with the welcome goodies of cake, wine, flowers, bread, milk and butter, I really hope we will be there again next year, Enjoy all who visit it.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2019

  • "Superb views and equipped and lovely helpfully owners would highly appreciate if recommend"

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Lovely place great views just a bit hard work if u can’t walk far as no lift but enjoyable holiday"

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Superb apartment with sea views ."

    Superbly furnished and nice touch with fresh bread and milk and cup cakes on arrival .Keep up the standard and hope your lettings go well !

    Reviewed by AlmaMay 2019

  • "Very well appointed flat great base for exploring Moray firth coast."

    Teresa and Allan. excellent hosts. Weather was not to good last week but the changing sea made for a very relaxing time to have a cup of tea and a slice of Teresa's delicious Victoria sponge cake.Hoping to pay a return visit soon

    Reviewed by MurielMay 2019

  • "A lovely top floor flat overlooking the sea."

    It had everything that you could want from toothpaste to shower gel from sellotape to string nothing had be forgotten. It really was home from home. The owners were there when we arrived and nothing was too much trouble. Teresa had baked some lovely cakes for our arrival and there were groceries to get us started. It was a great base to explore the small fishing villages and beaches. Would definitely book to go again.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2019


    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2019

  • "Perfect flat overlooking sea in Banff at Waters Edge."

    Has everything you need and more. Hospitality second to none. Would go there again.

    Reviewed by DeniseApr 2019

  • "Every possible thing included at waters edge."

    Great place

    Reviewed by GeraldMar 2019

  • "Beautiful apartment in a stunning location."

    Banff is a lovely friendly little town and is an ideal base for exploring the area. Attentive owners who clearly go the extra mile to ensure guests enjoy their stay. Comfiest bed I’ve ever slept in. Allan met us at the apartment and showed us round. There was fruit, bread, butter and milk when we arrived along with some delicious buns baked by Teresa. Our only complaint is that we were only there 1 week.

    Reviewed by AlexandraMar 2019

  • "The owner is wonderfully helpful and left lots of basic supplies to set us off with a nice cup of tea and home made cakes."

    The town is small and friendly and everyone spoke to us on our various walks. I will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by KatrinaFeb 2019

  • "The apartment fully lived up to the description and photos,but there were also little extra welcoming touches, such as bread and milk , toiletries, and amazing home made cupcakes."

    Brilliant views as well!

    Reviewed by OliveJan 2019

  • "Lovely flat with everything you need."

    Friendly assistance from owner.

    Reviewed by DennisNov 2018

  • "This is a new build top floor flat (3) up."

    The facilities are first class with stunning views over the sea. Thank you Teresa for the welcome and ease of key collection. We used the apartment as our base to explore the north east coast and there is so much to see and do, both locally and a wee bit further afield. The accommodation is well proportioned for us three adults and a lively 9 year old who kept a lookout for dolfins, sadly no sightings this time. We would highly recommend this apartment it has everything you need for short breaks or longer. We will certainly consider a booking in the future.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2018

  • "Water front was a lovely venue and the owners were the perfect hosts."

    On arrival all of the basics were provided, ie bread, milk etc, even cold beers in the fridge. The apartment was very modern and very clean, a highly recommended venue. If you are looking for a base to explore Scotland, just outside the hustle and bustle, this is the perfect location.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

  • "Wonderful hosts!"

    So very pleasant and helpful! They really want you to have a great experience when staying in their flat. The flat is just beautiful, clean and modern and what a view! Remember to bring binoculars as we found them so useful with the wide expanse of the Moray Firth from the 3 windows. We weren't lucky enough to see any dolphins but various people who have stayed in the flat wrote in the Visitor's book that they did see them. There is a Tesco store about 15 minutes walk from the flat and also a shop called The Spotty Bag shop which sells almost anything you might be needing on your holiday. They also have a nice restaurant upstairs where you can have a meal or just pop in for coffee etc. Low Street and High Street are just up from Tesco but we were very disappointed with the lack of good shops there but if you drive to Turriff (approx 20 mins or half an hour on the Aberdeen bus) it has a lot of small shops to have a browse around and also a small department store called Celebrations who also have a good restaurant. The beds are very comfortable and there is plenty of hanging space in the built-in wardrobes. Good quality bedding, towels, crockery etc. The bathroom is just beautiful and the shower is wonderful. Makes me want to buy a new shower head now!! Our hosts have been very thoughtful in providing some useful items to start off with eg bread, milk, butter, tea, coffee, sugar etc which was excellent. They also provided plenty of lovely toiletries. Teresa also baked a gorgeous sponge cake for us and her baking is beautiful. So very kind! Ourselves and some visiting family members really enjoyed the cake and they commented that their sponges don't rise as well as Teresa's so that was a good compliment for her. We had a really enjoyable and relaxing week. It was also very quiet. Very many thanks to Alan and Teresa for being so helpful to us and for providing such a well equipped and beautiful flat for their guests. I'm sure anyone staying here will want to stay again in the future. We were sad to leave but all good things come to an end! Thank you both! Eileen & family

    Reviewed by EileenAug 2018

  • "The apartment is in a great location with fab."

    Views.We even saw some dolphins from our window.It is a good walking area with flat coastal paths and is a good base for exploring the North east coast of Scotland.The apartment being on the top floor may be a problem for any one who can not do stairs.Can not recommend the property highly enough for it's attention to detail and the lovely little extra touches the owners provided .Thank you to them.

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2018

  • "The cottage was great, wonderful location, very clean, very good facilities."

    It was a little small for a family of four, and would be better suited to a couple.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2018

  • "The owners met us on the day of arrival and showed us around the Apartment."

    Fantastic apartment, with Superb Views and Excellent Local facilities. The apartment had lots of lovley little touches including lots of towels and Cup Cakes on arrival!!!! Would highly recommend and would book again.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2018

  • "The apartment is extremely well equipped, spotlessly clean and in a great location - we had a very relaxing few days and were able to watch the sunset from the apartment windows."


    Reviewed by JimJun 2018

  • "The accommodation was first class, in a quiet location, within easy walking distance of Banff town centre."

    The views of the sea and surrounding area were fantastic, especially as the flat is located on the second floor, with easy to manage stairs. I was with my 84 year old Dad, who didn't find the stairs difficult at all. Our host Teresa, met us in Banff when we arrived and we followed her to the flat location. Teresa kept in touch, though the flat and the facilities were so good, we didn't need to make contact, other than to confirm everything was great!! I would definitely recommend staying at 24 Waters Edge and hope to be back, some time in the future.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2018

  • "We were the first people to book the property so everything was pristine."

    The flat was very well equipped with BT Sport too on the TV. The owners were exceedingly helpful and were in contact by text during our stay. It was great to be able to watch seashore life from the window or watch the sun set. The only thing to remember is that it is a top floor flat so two flights of stairs have to be negotiated. Also, while it was excellent for myself and my wife, I could see that it might seem a little claustrophobic for four on a wet day due to its compact modern style.

    Reviewed by StewartMay 2018

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  • All second floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with breakfast bar.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview and BT sport, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car and ample parking adjacent
  • 5 minute walk from the beach
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

Located in the historic town of Banff, the property has been constructed on the old railwayline.

This beautiful apartment is a breath of fresh air, appreciated for its unspoilt viewswith it being on the waterfront and heart-warming interior.

Perfect for couples, families or travellers, this...

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About the location


Fraserburgh 25 miles; Elgin 35 miles; Aberdeen 40 miles.

Banff is a former county town and a Royal Burgh, having received its charter from Robert the Bruce in 1324. The town has been designated an Outstanding Conservation Area and is famous for its outstanding architecture. Banff contains a variety of architecture in a number of contrasting styles, including Georgian architecture that can be found in the upper part of the town. Banff Harbour is now a recreational harbour and marina, and the town boasts spectacular sea views, sandy beaches, shops and seafood restaurants. Duff House, built between 1735 and 1740 is situated in the Deveron Valley, and is thought to be one of Britain's finest Georgian houses. Close by is Duff House Royal golf course and two miles away the neighbouring town of Macduff offers the Royal Tarlair golf course and award-winning Marine Aquarium. Nearby, the old smugglers village of Pennan was used as the location for the movie Local Hero, and its famous phonebox is a listed historical monument. The area also boasts sandy beaches, forest walks, cycle routes, whisky trails, pony trekking and dolphin watching, along with the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses in Fraserburgh and the Portsoy Boat Festival and Turriff Show.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas