4.4★ Very good Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Pets Yes Show on map Features Garden / Patio Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Dishwasher Seaside Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities 14 Customer Reviews "This is a return visit as we loved the cottage so much in October 2021." It was lovely to see our previous feedback had clearly been read by the owners of this beautiful cottage, which shows how much they care about your stay. The cottage was so cosy and so warm to come back to after blowy days walking in the different parts of the coastal trail. There was a fleecy blanket for our pooch along with poo bags incase you forget yours. The kitchen has everything you need and more. The cottage is perfectly situated for walks to the Whitehills harbour and rocky beach, but being right on the coastal trail you are so close to beaches/towns of Banff, Cullen, Pennan etc. We love how dog friendly the owners clearly are(a shame the previous occupants didn't have the same attentiveness as they had left dogs mess in the garden, why spoil it for everyone whilst giving the owners a bad name). We have fallen in love with this home from home and would most definitely be wanting to return again and again, the only thing that would make us consider other accommodation is the bed, although Silent Night mattresses we didn't sleep well and had sore backs for the best part of the holiday. Very comfy sofas, love the fact there is a separate shower cubicle and bath. The garden albeit totally enclosed(larger dogs that jump could escape if left alone outside) I still feel the VERY thorny bushes are an extreme hazard. End on a positive note; was gutted to be leaving. Reviewed by MichelleApr 2022 "The cottage is beautiful, cosy and convenient and would most definitely consider returning should we holiday that way in the future." The only thing we found which wasn't really a huge problem to us was the back is missing from the cupboard with the pans in and they are falling back into the old fire place, the cupboard with the salt pepper etc hadn't been cleaned and there were two trays along side of the pan cupboard that had food on them still. As I said this did not affect our stay and we cleaned the cupboard out which wasn't a hardship(it was nice to have condiments available to us). Beautiful garden and the views are stunning, we were watching the dolphins from the snug. It would be good to know in advance there is not a toilet upstairs. Just a note to the owner that the bushes at the back of the property as they will be aware is VERY spiky and not great for dogs eyes or children's hands. Thank you for letting your beautiful property out to dog owners especially and I hope we left it to their satisfaction(we have a big hairy dog, so were paranoid about keeping the carpets clean). Michelle, Troy, Sheenagh and Leonberger Morgana Palmer. Reviewed by MichelleOct 2021 "We feel that this property does not meet your usual standards." The damp/condensation issue, whereby an industrial sized dehumidifer has to be on all the time, is unacceptable. On arrival the cottage stank of damp, which was the main issue, but there was a lot of chipped paint on the stairs and floor by the bathroom, there was rust on the edge of the bath and the hinges on the toilet seat were corroded. Interestingly there was no comments book at this cottage and we notice that you had had other complaints, however on balance we felt your company dealt with our complaint satisfactorily. Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2021 "Good little cottage." Great location. Reviewed by WilliamSep 2021 "The whole experience was first class, from ease of booking to arriving and departure." Payment options were well defined, arrival and departure information clearly outlined timely in e-mails. The village itself is a lovely clean place with gorgeous scenic walks and very pet friendly as our pup would testify to. All amenties are within walking distance from the cottage. It is also a good basr within travelling distance to larger towns. We will most certainly return in the future. Thank you. Reviewed by SandraAug 2021 "We paid over £1000 for a one week holiday in this cottage and were disappointed in the standard of the accommodation." The bathroom and kitchen were particularly disappointing with rust and mildew in several places. The sofas in the sitting room were very old and not too comfortable. We did enjoy the village of Whitehills and the surrounding area. Reviewed by PearlJul 2021 "We did not feel the accommodation was at a level that we have previously found with Sykes" Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021 "Lovely nice quiet peaceful fishing village, great base for North East Coast of Scotland." Reviewed by BrianNov 2020 "No upstairs bathroom - bit of a trek in middle of night - 5 doors to open & close." Reviewed by AlexOct 2020 "The cottage was absolutely lovely, lots of homely touches to make for an enjoyable stay." The village is wonderful with lots to do and we had a wonderful stay. Reviewed by KateAug 2020 "Perfect holiday house - the photos don't do it justice - so spacious and EXCEPTIONALLY clean." . huge suntrap of a garden , ideal as fully enclosed and safe for our daft dog. Minutes from fabulous harbour. and sandy beach walk all the way to Banff- make sure you get fresh fish from Downeys and eat at The Galley. Also superb beer garden at the Seafield arms 2 mind walk . Great local shop and Rockfish chip shop delicious. Book now- Vicky thanks for a great holiday! -oh- and we swam in the sea every day!!! Reviewed by HilaryAug 2020 "Cottage was exactly as described and was spacious and well equipped." Whitehills is a lovely coastal village - very quiet and peaceful. Reviewed by DavidJun 2019 "Lovely cottage,well equipped with everything you need for your stay." Nice village location ,lovely area of Scotland to visit one downside central heating very tempurmently.but definitely book again Reviewed by DavidJun 2019 "Cottage is quite spacious and orderly." It is well situated in the village of Whitehill, and provides really good accommodation for two people..and a dog. However we had three issues of concern A. The main double bed. This was small for anyone over 6 foot. We had to use it as a single. Two mattresses raised the height, but not the comfort. B. The accommodation smelt very damp on arrival, and some parts never dried up during our stay. C. The central heating. There were instructions as to its arrangements and how to turn it on or off. These didn't work, and we had to operate it manually. Reviewed by EdwardSep 2018 Show more Summary Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC Kitchen Dining room with electric stove Sitting room with electric fire Snug Heating with electric imitation woodburner and electric fire Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Roadside parking in bay across the main street or to the side of property Secure bike storage Enclosed front garden and rear patio with seating One well behaved pet welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop and pub 3 mins walk; marina 5 mins walk. The property This former fisherman's cottage rests quietly within the friendly coastal village of Whitehills, with access to the delightful towns of Banff and Portsoy nearby. Pleasantly situated in a residential street, with roadside parking and pretty gardens engulfing the property, this ideal location is the perfect place to bring family or friends, for a well-deserved break in beautiful Aberdeenshire. Step through the hallway and into the sitting room, where you will find ample, sumptuous seating and an electric fire. Next door is the snug room with additional seating, a fold out bed, should you wish to bring along an extra guest, and views towards the sea uplifting your mood each day. The family bathroom rests on the ground floor, a spacious and airy room with a large walk-in shower unit and neutral overtones. Step into the well-appointed kitchen and enjoy the use of the helpful facilities as you cook up the evening meal. Together, you can discuss the day's events over your delicious food in the sociable dining room. The bedrooms comprise a double and a twin, set within the eaves on the first floor, they boast bright colour schemes uplifted by natural light drawn in from the front-facing windows. This popular village provides families with access to lovely safe beaches and romantic shoreline walks for couples. The cottage is in an ideal location for cyclists as it is 200 meters away from the Coastal route. With a plethora of local amenities nearby and a wonderful coastal atmosphere, how could you miss an opportunity like it? The surrounding area occupies rich farmland and the rugged shoreline of the North Sea, all waiting to be explored from this fine base in which you can enjoy a healthy holiday break. View on map About the location WHITEHILLS Banff 3 miles; Portsoy 5 miles. Whitehills is just one of the many atmospheric fishing villages dotted along the stunning north east coastline of Scotland. The village boasts a friendly local pub serving good food and a highly-regarded restaurant at the marina, as well as a grocer’s and a fish shop. The modern marina in the village is a busy destination for boats, especially yachts and pleasure crafts. Conveniently placed just three miles from Banff and five miles from Portsoy, this location has much to offer visitors who will enjoy following the rugged coastline that borders the shores of the Moray Firth, and away from the coast, the area is a mixture of rich farmlands and small hamlets surrounded by luscious green fields - a wonderful base for exploring this part of Scotland.