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Seascape

Portknockie, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 934026)

4.4

Very good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Really appreciated being kept up to date re storm arwen by nigel , also met their lovely housekeeper who popped in to see if everything was OK, we had a lovely relaxing stay , thank you very much ."

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    Reviewed by StevenNov 2021

  • "Seascape is a really delightful cottage which looks out on to the Moray Firth and the occasion dolphin and fishing boat."

    The cottage is comfortable and immaculate. This was our second visit to Seascape and we love it. Well done on the owner for leaving plenty of dishwashing tablets, washing machine capsules and logs for the fire. Very often owners leave the minimum and personally I find that annoying. I know others do too. The welcome basket at Seascape is generous too, thank you.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2021

  • "The place really nice and clean the only thing I would say furniture need to be update as look really old fashion"

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Our second visit and will go again.

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2021

  • "The cottage is very highly furnished and exceeds the usual requirements for self catering."

    The less agile may find the stairs a little difficult to negotiate but having a downstairs toilet and walk in shower as well as an upstairs bathroom compensates for this. The standard of care taken over the cleaning of the cottage particularly in this present climate is first class. A perfect hideaway.

    Reviewed by MargaretNov 2020

  • "We had a brilliant week in Seascape cottage."

    The cottage was comfortable, spotlessly clean, and was well equipped. Most used room was the sunroom, with it's views over the shoreline. Nice easy walks to neighbouring villages too. We hope to book again in the future.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2020

  • "Cottage and location were just amazing, pictures don't do it justice."

    Owners really helpful. Surrounding area lovely for exploring. Loved it so much booked again for next year

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2020

  • "Fab in every way."

    Loved cottage, clean comfy and beautiful

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Seascape is a real home from home , everything was perfect , the location is wonderful, the house is so comfortable , we had a fantastic week & would not hesitate to recommend Seascape to anyone thinking of a staying there ."

    steve & elaine (Nottingham)

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2020

  • "Seascape has one of the best views of the Moray Firth."

    The cottage was brilliant and a plus having 2 bathrooms. Well equipped and comfy. Loads of DVDs, books and games but we just sat in the sun room enjoying the views. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a fantastic location with amazing sea views surrounded by lovely beaches and coastline."

    Superb! The only slight negative was that the double bed wasn’t very comfortable but as a couple we could move to the twin beds which were fine.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2020

  • "Great cottage with amazing views"

    Reviewed by FraserJul 2020

  • "Comfortable traditional cottage."

    Thoughtful host welcome package on arrival. Unobstructed sea view.

    Reviewed by AudreyDec 2019

  • "Seascape was just the perfect cottage to escape."

    Portknockie residents are just the friendliest only here 3 nights but having a walk around the village got chatting to 2 of the locals who gave a us a tour of the village & the chip shop 5 stars would definitely stay here again & would highly recommend

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2019

  • "Everything you could want for to make a very enjoyable holiday."

    Very comfortable, open fire a joy and views from the conservatory fabulous. definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by ArthurSep 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Seascape."

    What a lovely cottage, so well equipt and lots of wee extra pleasant surprises. The cottage is even better than the description, spotlessly clean and the owners were really helpful and pleasant. The pre holiday information from Sykes was just right and helpful without being over powering. Just delighted.

    Reviewed by JillAug 2019

  • "This was perfect for my husband myself and sister in law."

    We are all senior citizens It was very well equipped. We loved the sun lounge Sea View was beautiful We are regular visitors to Portknockie and have always used Sykes never been disappointed in their cottages but as the number of peoples sharing with us had decreased this was perfect size for us perfectly situated so would like to book Seascape for next year again

    Reviewed by IsobelAug 2019

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at seascape and enjoyed it just as Much as the first we did however feel a little disappointed that are view was disrupted by the barricades where the work was being carried out and the noise In the mornings and through the day."

    We due appreciate that this was unavoidable and it as not put us off booking the same place next year because it is a very beautiful place and a lovely cottage that is well kept and spotless

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2019

  • "Would highly recommend everything you could want with a lovely view we didn't want to leave."

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2019

  • "This cottage is outstanding, we have stayed there twice so far and would love to stay there again on future trips to Scotland!"

    Reviewed by JacquiMar 2019

  • "This was quite simply the best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Warm and incredibly comfortable with everything you could possibly need supplied. Lots of space to relax in, fantastic view of the sea, great location for walks and a friendly pub and fab chip shop two minutes from the door. What more could you ask for?

    Reviewed by EdwardMar 2019

  • "Wonderful accommodation stunning views great area"

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2019

  • "We also own Holiday Cottages and hope that our guests leave our properties as happy as we left Seascape."

    The cottage is just what we wanted! It was exceptionally clean and cozy with brilliant sea views. The village has just enough, a small grocers, 2 public houses and a brilliant Fish & Chip shop. There are some beautiful walks straight from the cottage door. Portknockie is ideally suited for touring the north east coast and just over one hours drive to Inverness and Aberdeen. The best recommendation is that we booked it again before leaving!

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2019

  • "Seascape is situated near the coastal path at Portknockie, ideal for lovely walks on the coastal path & on the beach at Cullen."

    The sun room is fabulously relaxing, & the cottage is exceptionally well equipped & super cosy.

    Reviewed by SaraNov 2018

  • "A very comfortable well equipped cottage but it is the sun room that made the house for us."

    Comfortable sofas and a view of the Moray Firth you will never tire of watching.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with everything you need including superb views."

    This was our 4th visit to Seascape.

    Reviewed by SylviaNov 2018

  • "This was an exceptionally nice cottage in a prime position in the village with wonderful views over the Moray Firth."

    The cottage itself was well equipped and immaculately presented with a very high standard of cleanliness.

    Reviewed by WilliamOct 2018

  • "Having the wonderful sea view and getting to see dolphins almost every day was a great bonus to our holiday."

    Portknochie proved to be a good location for visiting places either in the car or on foot. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday at this lovely old fisherman's cottage. Shame there was no tumble dryer, but we were lucky in having very little rain during our week and an extendable washing line was provided (once you worked out how to use it). The sofas and beds could do with being a bit harder though. Being a back pain sufferer I found both the sofas and the single bed I used caused me some discomfort.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2018

  • "The view from the cottage over the Moray Firth is fantastic and yes Dolphins do really pass by."

    Reviewed by JoAug 2018

  • "The cottage was much bigger than we thought it would be, very clean and very well equipped."

    It was in an ideal position, just across the road from the sea, with cafe, fish and chip shop and pub/restaurant in the village. Unfortunately, the shop/post office wasn’t open much as it is in the process of been sold, but there were shops 10 mins drive away in next villages. People in the village were very friendly and it was very pretty (when the sun was out!).

    Reviewed by JaniceAug 2018

  • "I highly recommend Seascape for a holiday."

    It’s in a fantastic spot- the view from the sun lounge is amazing. Very well equipped and so peaceful. Saw deer, dolphins, seals and it’s a bird watchers paradise. Only downside are the stairs which are not easy for anyone with walking difficulties. Otherwise perfect

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2018

  • "Seascape in Portknockie is a delightful house with a sunroom which we practically lived in."

    From there, you could just sit and watch the fishing boats, the occasional dolphin, the sea, the Portknockie rocks, the occasional dog-walker and the most beautiful sunsets. The house itself is very well equipped and is very nicely decorated.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2018

  • "The holiday house was ideally situated with stunning views and had everything we needed."

    Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by DebraJul 2018

  • "SEASCAPE was more than we expected the views were amazing from the sun lounge, with stunning walks close by, via the old railway line to Cullen and Findochty and further if you wanted longer walks."

    The fish and chip shop in Portknockie is the best we have ever had. There was everything in the cottage you could wish for. The people in the village and neighbouring villages were very friendly and helpful. Spey bay is a short drive away with stunning walks as well. It's an amazing place we loved it. I have got to mention the homemade ice cream in Cullen it was delicious and the staff really welcoming. Castle Gordon is also worth a visit to their walled garden they were lovely and it was lovely to see the owners of the castle helping out in the gardens and getting stuck in and chatting to visitors about their vision for their project, the cafe was lovely as well. A beautiful place with plenty to do and see.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2018

  • "We had a fantastic week in the beautiful seascape holiday cottage, there was a few groceries left for us, milk bread etc, the cottage itself was a beautiful welcoming home , which you can tell is very well looked after."

    the sun room has to be the star of the show offering outstanding views with just a footpath between the cottage and the views. portnockie itself is a very friendly village, everyone was welcoming and we felt safe walking when out and about with our wee dog, the village is very clean and well kept, the local chippy in the village is very good, as is the local chemist, bigger shops are only a few miles away in nearer towns. we will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2018

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable,cosy and spotless-very well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    The sun lounge was brilliant---the view spectacular! Altogether, as stated it exceeded all expectations-suffice to say-a week not long enough!!

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with fabulous views."

    A most welcome basket of goodies on arrival as well milk, tea, coffee, bread etc. Will definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by PamelaJun 2018

  • "This cottage is one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stopped in."

    It was a home from home, it was everything it said it would be in the information and a lot more it was just brilliant !!!!. Thank you

    Reviewed by AnnetteApr 2018

  • "The seascape cottage is so cozy and homely!"

    You will definitely find everything you need and much more! We had such a great time in the seascape cottage. The views over the sea are just stunning! The cottage is the perfect spot to calm down and relax but also a good base to discover the rest oft north Scotland! We definitely recommend a stay at that wonderful cottage in the heart of Scotland! Best wishes from Germany!

    Reviewed by HolgerMar 2018

  • "Lovely setting, relaxing comfortable cottage, stunning views"

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2018

  • "Very well equipped warm and cosy Loved the open fire experience"

    Reviewed by FrankFeb 2018

  • "We rented the cottage for our daughter and family who were visiting from Japan."

    They found it to be cosy, comfortable and very well equipped, with plenty of things for the children to do when it was too cold and wet to go out. Location is ideal, overlooking the cliffs ans beach. We would definitely recommend the cottage - also the owners were friendly and helpful regarding key collection and general information. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by MichealDec 2017

  • "Have booked "Seascape" cottage three times now and will do again."

    Reviewed by SylviaOct 2017

  • "Utterly amazing."

    Beautiful and clean house. Wonderful facilities and exceptional surprises like marmalade, milk, bread and chocolates as a welcoming touch. Mind blown at how brilliant this place is.

    Reviewed by JoeOct 2017

  • "This was a lovely comfortable cottage everything you could possibly need was there and more,very clean with wonderful views from sunroom window."

    Reviewed by RobinaSep 2017

  • "Amazing accommodation, location and scenery."

    Could not have asked for more in a holiday. A long journey but worth it.

    Reviewed by DulcieJul 2017

  • "The cottage was beautiful in every way, even though it was a cottage plenty room for all not to be on top of one another but the highlight of Seascapes must be the view from the sun lounge."

    We only watched one tv program in the seven days as were we all mesmerised by the view. Also much to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Pearl-annJun 2017

  • "Lovely family cottage with the most fantastic view of the sea."

    I am not a walking person at all but this place got me out and about on the trails near by. Take some binoculars and a camera for the amazing sea life and birds. We will be more than happy to come here again.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2017

  • "The sun room is really wonderful!"

    The cottage is overall tastefully decorated and well equipped. The open fire was ready to be lighted in case of bad weather. The Moray Coast walk and beaches in easy reach. All in all an ideal place to be for holidays.

    Reviewed by StefanieMay 2017

  • "This is the second time I have stayed at this lovely cottage and will be booking it again."

    Reviewed by SylviaMay 2017

  • "One of our best holidays ever."

    Great weather as often is on this coast. Conservatory was just wonderful. Sunrises and sunsets from window. So peaceful and restful just watching ever changing seas and skies and birds. - husband got a quick glimpse of dolphins. People very friendly - walks just out of door for evenings or all day scrambles up and down cliffs. Great chip shop.! Cottage made us so welcome with note that if needed help , phone they really didn't mind. - that was a lovely touch. Great selection of super books - very varied .- painting, art, geography. fiction .weather, adventure travel, etc Every thing easy to work .- a real holiday and feel ready to tackle life again !.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2017

  • "Owner with support from neighbour were very helpful and speedy in resolving an issue with TV signal."

    Reviewed by ShonaMar 2017

  • "The view from the cottage was amazing, everything one could need was available, and the internet speed was excellent."

    Reviewed by HansMar 2017

  • "Excellent cottage, beautiful views, very well equipped, very clean, cosy."

    A great week. Very relaxing.

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2017

  • "Would have liked more photos of cottage on Sykes listing ."

    This was a lovely warm comfortable cottage with everything you need for your stay It had a great sunroom with a fabulous panorama view out over the North Sea. There was a very thoughtful welcome pack which included milk, bread, teabags, coffee, sugar shortbread, marmalade and chocolate shortcake .

    Reviewed by SylviaOct 2016

  • "This was a great cottage good location lovely views from sun room saw dolphins every day out in the bay."

    We also appreciated the lovely welcome pack provided. Would certainly return

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2016

  • "We enjoyed a lovely holiday in the cottage which had wonderful views from the sun room, where we all enjoyed sitting to watch out for any passing dolphins."

    The cottage was very clean and is probably one of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in. Portknockie is a lovely village and it was great to just walk out and in 5 minutes be down on the harbour. There was lots to see and do in the area, a week wasn't long enough, A lovely cottage to which we would love to return.

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2016

  • "The location of this cottage was really good, and we have been to many self catering places over the years and this is the best yet."

    If all your cottages are as good as this we will certainly be booking again., especially this one.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2016

  • "Beautiful area, beautiful cottage, immaculate!"

    Amazing views and wildlife. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2016

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The property

With a stunning sun room providing panoramic sea views this well-presented fisherman's cottage makes a great holiday home in the village of Portknockie.

Seascape is a spacious, smart detached stone cottage with close proximity to the sea and is ideal for a family or group of friends wanting to spend time together and explore the north east coastline of Scotland which has so much to recommend it.

The generously proportioned ground floor of the cottage comprises a large open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove, where guests will gather at the end of a busy day to chat while the meals are being prepared.

A step up from this room is the stunning sun room which offers uninterrupted views out to sea and is a quiet place for relaxation and reflection, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine while watching a summer sunset.

If you are lucky, you might even see a pod of dolphins passing.

There is also a smart sitting room with open fire and a shower room completes the ground floor accommodation.

The upper floor has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom both benefiting from sea views along with a family bathroom.

For adults and children this coastline is fabulous with rocky cliffs, golden sandy beaches and pretty villages and the nearby village of Cullen with enhanced facilities can actually be accessed via a coastal walk of about a mile.

A holiday in this area means that so much is accessible and both the cities of Aberdeen and Inverness can be visited making great days out.

This tasteful and welcoming cottage ticks all the boxes and ensures a fabulous holiday on a wonderful coastline.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with folding bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Sun room.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, PlayStation 2, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Unrestricted roadside parking next to cottage on a first come, first served basis
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Coast 2 mins walk.

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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 of 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 and Castle 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.

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