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Gracemount

Portknockie, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 13672)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

29 Customer Reviews

  • "Gracemount was a well appointed house which provided for all our needs."

    The cleanliness was the best of all the many properties we have stayed in. I would happily recommend it.

    Reviewed by GanesOct 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation that was spacious and had everything we needed."

    Great situation just a few minutes walk from views over the Moray Firth and spectacular rock formations.

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 2021

  • "Excellent location."

    Comfortable house with all we needed. A great base from which to explore Moray and beyond.

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Gracemont, however, on arrival we were told by the owner we had to put out all bins for pick up on the monday that contained previous visitors rubbish - which we done - On leaving, whilst driving home we received a phone call from the owner to ask what she was supposed to do with all the rubbish - whilst we had filled the bins, all recycling was carefully sorted out, although there was bottles we where unable to put into the bottle box (box was small) we left all tidy in a bag beside the bin - the call from the owner was terrible, she was very judgmental regarding the content in the bins, indicating she had gone through our rubbish which made us feel our privacy had been invaded - I believe she should be arranging an additional uplift for bins prior to other visitors arriving."

    - I have been booking cottages for over 30 years and never experienced such an unprofessional, nasty manner towards us as customers, it was appalling and quite frankly not acceptable - please note that I left the house immaculate but would not book again due to the above experience which is a pity as everything else was ... Continue reading

    - I have been booking cottages for over 30 years and never experienced such an unprofessional, nasty manner towards us as customers, it was appalling and quite frankly not acceptable - please note that I left the house immaculate but would not book again due to the above experience which is a pity as everything else was wonderful up to the owners phone call. Regards WB

    Thank you very much for leaving a feedback, and we are delighted to hear that you loved the property. We are however sorry that our phone call has upset you, it was simply to double check that the recycling instructions had been followed, but we apologise if this has caused you any stress. However we are glad to hear that ... Continue reading Property Owner

    Thank you very much for leaving a feedback, and we are delighted to hear that you loved the property. We are however sorry that our phone call has upset you, it was simply to double check that the recycling instructions had been followed, but we apologise if this has caused you any stress. However we are glad to hear that you have enjoy your stay at Gracemount. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WilliaminaJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very well equipped."

    Nice garden to sit in. Lovely fish and chip shop a few minutes away. Best fish I have had.

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2021

  • "Gracemount is a beautiful house which is beautifully furnished and very comfortable."

    The house is located in the heart of the village and is within easy reach of the Moray coast. It was a very well equiped house and we would recommend Gracemount to anyone without hesitation.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent and the owners couldn’t be more helpful."

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "Excellent house with well equipped kitchen and plenty of space."

    Good location for walks along the beach

    Reviewed by NorbertJun 2019

  • "Excellent accomodation beautiful coastal trail walks lots of distilleries nearby"

    Reviewed by NorbertJun 2019

  • "The accommodation was first class and we were welcomed and shown round by the owners which was a nice touch."

    There are not to many amenities in the village but what is there is excellent especially the fish and chips which I would say I have never had better. The Victoria Hotel is very welcoming and serves up good food, children are also allowed in till 8pm. The nearby town of Buckie has a Tesco including petrol and a Lidl. From ... Continue reading

    There are not to many amenities in the village but what is there is excellent especially the fish and chips which I would say I have never had better. The Victoria Hotel is very welcoming and serves up good food, children are also allowed in till 8pm. The nearby town of Buckie has a Tesco including petrol and a Lidl. From the cottage there are a number of lovely walks and the one along the old railway line into Cullen and then back along the beach is particularly nice (around 4 miles in total). There are so many places to visit in this area and opportunities to see dolphins at Spey Bay and seals at Portgordon both of which we ticked off but with so many places to visit a week in October was just not long enough and we will definitely be back and hopefully the weather will be just as good. Autumn colours also added to the beauty of the landscape.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2018

  • "This cottage was first class for a rental holiday home but the rules and regulations of what you could do and could not do was beyond belief there was stickers every where a4sheet of paper in small writing with all the dos and do nots we left on the Wednesday but as I said the house was immaculate p."

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    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2018

  • "Very friendly and obliging owners who went out of their way to make our holiday enjoyable."

    Reviewed by AlastairOct 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Spotlesly clean and very welcoming owners. A real home from home. Beautiful area. A good holiday.

    Reviewed by GillOct 2016

  • "Nice location friendly people,great for kids"

    Reviewed by ArthurOct 2016

  • "This was a superbly furnished and equipped cottage and the location was excellent for exploring along the coast both to the west and to the east."

    The owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2016

  • "This was our second visit and won't be the last!"

    The house is wonderfully clean and homely. The owners and neighbours are so very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2016

  • "A superb and clean cottage with excellent facilities."

    In a quiet location, only a short walk to the harbour, cliffs and good walks to nearby villages.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2016

  • "The cottage was outstanding and the area was very quiet."

    The people we met were very friendly.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2015

  • "Lovely accommodation with everything anyone could ever need."

    We even saw dolphins at the end of the road!

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2015

  • "Gracemount is a lovely house, just very comfortable."

    There is everything you would possibly need and probably more. Would recommend it as 1st class.

    Reviewed by MarjorieMar 2015

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    Reviewed by EOct 2014

  • "Gracemount was ideally located for our holiday."

    It was clean and had all the facilities we needed for an excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by KarlAug 2014

  • "The cottage was family friendly and had everything required to make a holiday comfortable and relaxing."

    All the people we met were very friendly, helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by AnnemarieJul 2014

  • "The holiday home was lovely, and the location was great for touring the area."

    The village it is located in is pretty, quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by GeraldOct 2013

  • "Spotless house, a true home-away-from-home."

    It was obvious that much care and thoughtful attention had gone into setting up Gracemount as a welcoming holiday cottage, and we appreciated that very much.

    Reviewed by Frances ESep 2013

  • "There was nothing that we did not like about our holiday, it was a lot better than we expected."

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank our hosts for the use of their lovely holiday home.

    Reviewed by AudreyDec 2012

  • "The cottage was warm & comfortable for our party of 6 and roomy enough when we invited guests for dinner."

    The owners were friendly, and even met us at the bus stop when we arrived, as we all travelled by public transport. The bus service is very good. The cottage is in a perfect situation for walks along the cliffs, and old railway line, to Cullen or Buckie.

    Reviewed by JoanDec 2012

  • "The area plenty of scenery and things to do."

    The accommodation was first class and had everything you need for a self-catering holiday, even pegs to put out washing.

    Reviewed by AudreySep 2012

  • "We liked everything about our holiday."

    The accommodation was spotless and the whole area was everything we would have expected from a holiday in Scotland.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2012

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The property

A spacious detached stone cottage in immaculate order throughout, situated in the charming fishing village of Portknockie.

Just yards from the sea, this Portknockie cottage offers pristine accommodation throughout and the kitchen area with its comfortable armchairs and large dining table forms the heart of this cottage.

Ideal for a family or group of friends, this Portknockie cottage will not disappoint, and its close proximity to hotels, pubs and a convenient chip shop is ideal!

The accommodation within this Portknockie cottage offers great flexibility as it has a family bathroom and two double bedrooms on the upper floor, one of which has an en-suite shower room, and on the ground floor there is a single bedroom and a twin room, along with the added bonus of a shower room on the ground floor too.

The sitting room is very cosy, with a big TV, and the kitchen/diner has a second TV and doors that open out onto a private courtyard and lawn, a great place for alfresco dining.

From the front door of this Portknockie cottage you can look down the road and see the sea.

A few hundred yards away is a traditional pub, and almost as close is a busy local shop ideal for picking up the daily papers.

If you decide to take the car there is so much to see and this north east coastline is peppered with lovely fishing villages, all with their own unique atmosphere and charm.

This is a golfer's paradise too with four golf courses within a small area.

So whether its wildlife, golf, fishing, history or beaches you are interested in, its all around this charming Portknockie cottage.

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor single, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with doors to courtyard
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage available on request
  • Patio courtyard to rear with furniture and BBQ on request
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • Harbour 3 mins walk
  • Sea 1 min walk
  • Note: No stag/hen parties
  • Due to the lay out of the poperty, should you have any mobility issues please check with the owner that the the property is suitable for your requirements, thank you.

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About the location

PORTKNOCKIE

Cullen 2 miles; Findochty 2 miles; Buckie 5 miles; Elgin 20 miles.

The popular coastal village of Portknockie occupies a stunning, cliff top position overlooking a natural picturesque harbour on the striking Moray Firth Coast. Explore the craggy cliff tops, beaches and secret coves or absorb the dramatic views from the Bow Fiddle Rock, or look out for the dolphins, seals and sea birds that live in the Moray Firth. National Cycle Route 1 also passes through Portknockie. Why not visit the delightful town of Cullen, situated beneath spectacular railway viaducts and renowned for its hearty Cullen Skink (smoked haddock and potato soup) or enjoy a spot of golf at the remarkable golf course? Take a pleasant drive to the lively market town of Elgin, home to an imposing cathedral, museums and the mesmerising Biblical Gardens. With the whole of the Moray Coast to explore, with its Whisky Trail, abundance of historic houses and gardens, sparkling golden sands and hospitable inns, this is a superb base from which to enjoy the delightful north east coast of Scotland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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