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36 Sandend Village

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Sandend Village - Near Portsoy and Cullen, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented, extremely comfortable and a perfect place to get away from it all."

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Mar 2024

  • "The house is very comfortable and modern and family-friendly."

    And Sandend is a lovely small village!

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Great location. Really appreciated the coffee and prosecco. Everything was five star. Worth a line item in the guide book about where to recycle glass... Thanks for stay.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2023

  • "36 Sandend is a lovely well appointed holiday home."

    It has everything you could possibly need. There is a folder providing operating instructions for all appliances. The furniture and furnishings are top class and the beds are very comfortable. It is situated in a lovely village with a lovely beach. Surf lessons are available. The whole of the Aberdeenshire coast in this area is lovely with many traditional fishing villages to visit. Also many golf courses to take advantage of. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was just perfect for our week away."

    So well equipped and beautifully finished to very high standards.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed the stay."

    With 6 of us the small capacity for hot water was a bit of a nuisance but we just had to work around it. We were glad of the information in the folder about this and we just adjusted when we had showers. One of our party fell quite badly on the stairs as they are very slippy as well as being small with the age of the property. Maybe a hand rail at the bottom on both sides would help. Otherwise, we noticed there isn’t much privacy when using the bathroom with people in the kitchen. Perhaps an alternative door would create a sound barrier there. We would like to have been able to open ground floor windows for air flow but there were no window keys which we presumed was for security. The battery on the Velux controller in the kitchen ran out twice. We had our own compatible charger but others may not. If the window was left open when the battery went that could be problematic. Overall we thought the cottage was lovely and the design made the most of the space. We would definitely recommend it and visit again.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage that is thoughtfully and well designed and great family accommodation."

    Owner was super helpful and nice touches like milk etc plus a nice bottle of Prosecco to toast the holiday. The property couldn’t be better placed with many days we didn’t leave Sandend at all. Outside furniture was great with a few breakfasts and lunches outside.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage in a great location."

    Such a clever use of space inside and lovely fittings. Highly recommend for a family trip

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place, both the house and the village."

    Full of character and we loved wandering out to the beach/harbour/courtyard with our cup of tea. It’s quite compact because of the nature of the cottages - that’s it’s charm - but they’ve made the most of the space. Would be cosy with 6 people in it, especially if they were all adults.

    Reviewed by Jamie4.7Sep 2021

  • "Stunning cottage in a fabulous location!"

    We spent the week rockpooling, surfing, clifftop walking, dolphin/whale watching and forest exploring, but we could easily have filled another week. The only 'downside' (according to our children) was the lack of garden... But the beach and harbour practically on the doorstep more than made up for it. This has made the top spot in our family for holiday cottages to date. When we return to Aberdeenshire, we will definitely book here again!

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Aug 2021

  • "Loved the location and the cottage itself."

    Cottage was so wonderfully considered in its design and decor. Was everything we needed for a wonderful family holiday. Would love to return again in future.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had such a brilliant stay in this cottage."

    Its beautiful and equipped with everything you need. In such a wonderful location right beside harbour and beach. Our kids had the best time and we will definitely come back. Can't recommend highly enough!

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Jun 2021

  • "We has a fantastic time at this property."

    A small hoover would have been more practical than a broom for keeping the house clean during the week, otherwise we found the property well equipped.

    Reviewed by Ingrid4.4May 2021

  • "We loved our stay in this beautiful cottage."

    It is incredibly well equipped and the beds and bedding are luxurious. Everything has been thought of from the flasks for hot drinks to picnic basket for the beach so all Scottish weather catered for! The wood burner was lovely to cosy up beside after a day on the beach. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we will be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Feel that the owner needs to let the customer control the heating and hot water and not for them to have control over times and temperature via remote means."

    although very modern thought it was a quite cold and clinical.

    Reviewed by Barry3.4Sep 2020

  • "A very unique location beautiful and natural environment!"

    Reviewed by Alexis5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely gorgeous."

    Finished to a very high standard and contained everything you could possibly need for cooking, picnics, board games/books for staying home and lots of storage in all rooms too. A lot of thought has gone into the finer touches and quality. Beds were very comfortable and the cottage was spacious and well-appointed for a family. Parking was not a problem at any time too (with kids we know that can sometimes be issue on holidays). Sandend itself is such a stunning place, absolutely beautiful. It has to be one of the lovelist places we have ever been. Perfect surfing for us and the children and amazing evening walks on the beach. Great place with various local paths for walks. Portsoy was only a 5 min drive to pick up any supplies from supermarket and also does the best ice cream! We really couldn't recommend this place enough and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, it had everything you need and more."

    The setting was beautiful, no pub, no shops, some may find this inconvenient bit it was not far to a local supermarket, it was just what we wanted. The beach was absolutely outstanding. To top it all the sun shone for us every day.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Sep 2019

  • "It was a super cottage, with a fabulous location, couldn’t have asked for anything better."

    Reviewed by Felicity4.7Aug 2019

  • "The Cottage was finished to a very high standard, I would even say a standard of perfection."

    We didn`t need to use the wood burner as the weather was very warm. Unusual for Scotland. The welcome pack was a great surprise. Thank you for that. Can`t praise enough .

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Jul 2019

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  • 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 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.

The property

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.

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AB-12345-C

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

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About the location


Portsoy 3 miles; Cullen 3 miles.

Sandend is a small historical village dating from the 1600’s and boasts a fabulous bay, golden sands and a harbour. Sandend is one of the smallest fishing villages on the north east coast, but due to its close proximity to the larger village of Portsoy and town of Cullen, means that it benefits from the excellent facilities nearby, whilst retaining a quieter and more peaceful ambience. Whilst there are no shops and pubs within Sandend itself, it does boast a fabulous smokery meaning there is no shortage of fresh fish, plus at the east end of Sandend Bay you can enjoy whisky sampling at Glenglassaugh Distillery. Sandend is perfectly located for visiting the many pretty fishing villages scattered along the north east coast, all of which have their own history and excellent local services. The area also offers opportunities for golfing, fishing, sailing, surfing, cycling, birdwatching and beach walking. Whatever the weather the scenery in this part of Scotland is stunning.

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