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Sandend near Portsoy, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 1013152)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "A perfect cottage for a perfect week."

    So comfortable, the key to the sofa is to extend out the trundle bed … amazingly comfy for relaxing evenings. We didn’t go any further than Portsoy as everything we needed for a fun, relaxing time was there. Neighbours super friendly too. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you x

    Thanks for the lovely feedback. Yes that is the key to the sofa and what we do when we stay there. Regardless when we are up there we will look to upgrade. Glad you had a nice stay. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VivMay 2022

  • "Just back after 3 nights at the cottage and what can I say but WOW!"

    Sandend was exactly what the doctor ordered and the batteries are fully recharged. The views are literally jaw dropping, I think I spent more time sitting outside the cottage looking at them than sitting in the cottage. The cottage was as described and provided everything we needed, in fact the photos on the website and description probably do not do it justice as it was spotless and there are no bannisters on the stairs. We shall be booking again in the near future, rate it that highly but as always, some constructive feedback... Be aware the bins are round the side of the house, don't just place your black bins out on a Monday, use the proper bins. The sofa is most definitely not very comfortable. The smart TV can be a bit laggy, just switching it off and on again with the remote sorts it out. We didn't get any logs for the burner, just kindling but can get them at the other village garges.

    Hi Mark, Thanks for the kind and constructive feedback. yes certainly the sofa seems to be a topic that comes up regularly and I plan to change this when I can get up in the summer. It was all I could get at the time but now it's time to upgrade and I will do some maintenance also. I am glad you had a nice stay as it is certainly a great spot! Adrian Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2022

  • "When I opened a kitchen cupboard door to get a pan the door fell off the top hinge."

    Perhaps no-one reported this before. It didn’t cause me a problem once I realised what was wrong. Then I picked up a soup ladle from the drawer and it fell apart. There was a china teacup in a cupboard which had been put away heavily stained. I tend to agree with other feedback that the lounge area seating is not particularly comfortable except for short periods. The location of the property tends to outweigh any negatives about the furnishings and equipment. For a cottage it was very light and being able to look out to sea was a joy. Local people I met in the other properties were very friendly. A memorable stay for the wonderful location.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2022

  • "Amazing stay in the beautiful little cottage."

    We absolutely loved it. Only comments are the bed and sofa could be a little more comfy.

    Hi Ellie, Thanks for the lovely feedback. I have just realised I can actually respond on here. I have received numerous feedback on the comfort of the sofa and hope to do an upgrade this year all going well. Glad you had a nice stay as we love the place. Adrian Property Owner

    Reviewed by EllieFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic little cottage, thank you for taking us at such short notice."

    Wonderful location, with everything we needed. Had a great relaxing break. Highly recommend, and as previous reviewer said, the stairs are fully balustraded! Sorry we didn’t have a pen to write in your visitor book.

    Hi Donna, Thanks for the lovely feedback and glad you had a nice stay. Yes I should update the pictures so that people are aware they do have hand rails. Thanks for raising this so hopefully people will be aware. Adrian Property Owner

    Reviewed by DonnaOct 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage, in such a beautiful setting."

    Really well equipped, very clean, and everything has been thought of. Right by the little harbour and adjacent beach in an idyllic location. We were a little apprehensive about the staircase having no handrail, because that's how it appeared in the photographs online, but actually there are banisters so it is perfectly safe. The only thing we felt lacking was a proper door to cover the shower - we just needed to keep drying out the floor towel.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "Perfect location right next to the sea in a lovely village."

    Very relaxing holiday and was a perfect base to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent."

    It was a very comfortable cottage with everything we needed. We had an amazing week.

    Reviewed by VictoriaMay 2021

  • "Poor level of cleaning, for example dried food on cutlery and dried on rings of milk in fridge, note saying shower leaks and to ensure bathmat is put down to catch the water that escapes when showering."

    The bathmat was saturated for the duration of our stay as the volume of water escaping is excessive. The listing states there is central heating, this central heating, is in the main, plug in portable oil heaters, these were in my opinion inadequate when cold weather. There is only one mirror in the whole cottage, being a bathroom mirror, for such a highly rated cottage there should be at least one mirror upstairs plus there was no where to hang any clothing up in the main bedroom. Main lounge furniture was a sofa bed unit which wasn’t very comfortable for 4 staying. Only 3 glasses unless you use wine glasses. In its favour the cottage is in a perfect location with stunning views from most windows. The owners should make more of this in their listing.

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2020

  • "NO 11was a lovely cottage clean and tidy, lovely log burner, the cottage was situated at a lovely harbour and at the other end of the village was a lovely beach, it was a lovely place for our dog, surrounding area was beautiful, will definitely be back."

    Reviewed by LorraineOct 2020

  • "The lounge furniture needs improving."

    At present it’s a divan bed. A sofa and small armchair would be a big improvement. My wife says a mirror upstairs would also be appreciated.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric Radiator Heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric ceramic hob, oven and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, freeview TV, WiFi
  • Starter pack for log burner power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Note: Limited headroom in bedrooms, care to be taken.

The property

Portsoy 3 miles.

This well-presented, former fisherman’s cottage is based in the quaint fishing village of Sandend, near Portsoy in Scotland.

Situated right on the harbour front, the recently refurbished cottage boasts a wonderfully modern interior while still keeping in touch with the traditional roots of the property and location.

Entering through the back door, you will meet by the open-plan living area, comprised of a cosy sitting area with log burner, helping you unwind after a day out.

Into the kitchen area you will find a well-equipped setup to satisfy your culinary requirements, along with a dining table for mealtimes.

Completing the ground floor is the shower room and utility room, which houses a washer and dryer.

Upstairs are the two bedrooms, consisting of a double and a twin, with sloping, low ceiling and doorways.

Sandend has a beautiful beach with golden sands stretching across the wide bay, perfect for swimming and surfing.

Walkers will be delighted to know there are several foot path trails and from the adjoining cliff tops you can sometimes see dolphins, seals and Orca.

In the village there is a working fish-house where you can purchase freshly caught fish, or larger grocery shopping can be accessed in the Co-ops of Portsoy or Cullen.

After all the sightseeing, return to the comfort of this cottage to relax and plan for tomorrows outings.

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About the location


Fordyce & Sandend 1 mile; Portsoy & Cullen 3 miles; Banff 10 miles.

Portsoy is an 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 offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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