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36 Sandend Village

Sandend Village - Near Portsoy and Cullen, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 1008564)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No


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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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The cottage

Portsoy and Cullen 3 miles.

A well-presented, former fisherman's cottage based in the coastal fishing village of Sandend, near Portsoy in Scotland.

Boasting a delightful stone exterior, with a modern interior design, stunning wooden flooring and a wonderful open-plan layout, this property offers a warm and welcoming feeling from the moment you step through the door.

Spend your evenings in the lounge area, which offers plenty of seating to relax and unwind on, with the lovely woodburning stove to keep you warm during those chilly winter evenings.

The kitchen boasts a Velux roof window, which gives the room an abundance of natural light, with all integrated appliances in a pristine white finish.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the dining room table and plan the day's events.

The property has a convenient ground floor super-king-size bedroom.

There is also a ground floor shower room making it ideal for those with limited mobility.

A further two bedrooms rest on the first floor, consisting of a super king-size and twin setup, with a range of modern furniture to store your personal items.

Sandend is a delightfully quaint small conservation village where traditional fishermen’s cottages were built around the 19th Century ‘C ‘Listed harbour in period format, with the Gables facing the sea for weather protection.

It has a beautiful beach with golden sands stretching across the wide bay where you can swim and Surf.

A Surf School was set up in 2017, attracted by the impressive waves.

From Easter to Autumn the beach is occupied with happy sand–castle builders and rock pool explorers, surfers and joggers.

There are many foot path trails and from the adjoining cliff tops you can spot Dolphins, seals and Orca.

Visitors frequently sit at the Harbour picnic tables, enjoying a leisurely lunch looking out to sea or an evening glass of wine watching the sunset.

Also in Sandend the caravan park has a small shop which sells bread, milk, newspapers and ice cream.

There is also a working fishhouse in the village where you can purchase freshly caught fish and shell fish.

Larger Grocery shopping can be accessed in Portsoy or Cullen (medium sized Co-ops) or at a larger scale Tesco in Buckie (10 Miles).

However you might wish to be highly organised and do an advance Tesco shop online and have the groceries delivered to the cottage for just after you arrive.

Discover the ruins of Findlater Castle, standing on a rocky cliff, with views across the sea and offering many walking opportunities across the cliffs.

Sandend itself is a delightful fishing village and is perfect for those keen on fishing and boating.

After all this sightseeing you can return to this cottage to relax and unwind with your loved ones.


  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size, 1 x first floor super king-size with sea view, 1 x first floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility room.
  • Electric central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with freeview, WiFi selection of Books and Games
  • Fuel, power and logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Roadside parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Caravan shop 0.5 miles, Pub 3 miles
  • Note: No Stag/hen or similar
  • Note: May not be suitable for wheelchairs due to some narrow doorways and split level in property
  • Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Portsoy 3 miles; Cullen 3 miles.

Sandend is an ideal base for exploring the Moray Coast and inland, the many famous Distilleries and fishing rivers. It is only a short walk to Findlater Castle which is set close to Sunnyside Beach, the next bay along from Sandend to the West- an ideal spot for a picnic and a swim. A walk to the historic village of Fordyce (2 ½ miles) just inland from Sandend, is a must, as is a visit to their small village restaurant. There are defined coastal walkways leading from Sandend to the adjacent historic towns of Cullen (3miles) and Portsoy (3miles). For Golfers there are courses nearby at Banff (Duff House Royal; 11miles) and a 9 hole course set in and around the coastal crags of Cullen. About 8 years ago the Glenglassaugh Distillery was opened again for production. Access to this distillery can be made from the far side of Sandend beach. Over the last two years the highly popular Macallan brand built a new £140 M distillery and Visitor Centre next to Craigellachie (45 mins drive) on the edge of the famous salmon river, the Spey. The distillery was designed by the famous London architect Richard Rogers who also designed the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Lloyds building in London. There is also the Castle Trail to explore adding to the diverse range of interesting local attractions. Of course one has adequate space just to relax in the village and immediate surrounds and recharge one’s batteries by just absorbing the history and charming environment with your head in a book and enjoying quiet and stillness of the area.

Note: No Stag/hen or similar
Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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