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Silver Darlings

Whitehills, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 1061370)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great stay at this house."

    It was perfect. Had everything we needed, was clean and comfortable with the added bonus of an enclosed garden for the dogs. Not a negative but could be improved by more outside chairs.

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2022

  • "What wee gem of a cottage we are so lucky to have found it as it was just perfect for our needs It set in a very quiet position with enclosed garden in the village of Whitehills just perfect for exploring."

    Cottage is very well equipped and comfortable (beautifully furnished )with everything that you would require for a great break away . We hope to return soon as we had a great Holiday at Silver Darlings Whitehills

    Reviewed by YvonneMay 2022

  • "Silver Darlings is spacious, comfortable and very cozy."

    It's also very well supplied with most of what you need for a week's stay. It's in a perfect location within the village of Whitehills which in turn is ideal for visiting the surrounding area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved the Moray Coast villages, walks and beaches. Constructive suggestions - external maintenance is required. The windows are badly needing cleaned and the garden is very overgrown with extremely long grass, unkempt or empty flower beds and old leaves requiring to be swept up. The cottage would benefit from a tumble dryer as it was difficult to wash and dry our dog towels without one. None of the above spoiled our holiday in any way but would definitely enhance the experience.

    Reviewed by SheenaApr 2022

  • "Kitchen is cold and drafty and the kitchen heating is weak."

    The heating system controls are unnecessarily complicated. It was difficult to keep the accommodation warm enough for a toddler overnight the first night. The accommodation was very clean and facilities seemed to be very new. Instruction regarding disposal of refuse were inaccurate but in the end this was resolved by the fact that someone unknown to us made sure an outside wheelie bin was provided partway through our stay. We would stay again if and only if a convection heater was provided for the kitchen as it was too cold to feed an infant in a highchair in the kitchen.

    Thank you for the feedback, the cottage is newly on the letting market and we're happy to take on board helpful suggestions. Regarding the heating in the kitchen, we will provide a free standing convection heater in the short term and we are looking at installing an integrated, programmable electric radiator as soon as is practical. Further information on the heating system and the refuse/recycling bins has been added to the Welcome Folder. We do hope you will return to Silver Darlings in the future and have an enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage & very well presented."

    Exceptionally clean & many items appeared to be brand new. Luxury bedding & towels and tastefully decorated throughout, we had a wonderful stay at Silver Darlings.

    So glad you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to see you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolynFeb 2022

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, travel cot and high chair
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Front garden with patio and lawn area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The first-floor bedrooms have sloped ceilings, please take care

The property

Silver Darlings is a traditional, detached stone cottage nestled in the centre of Whitehills, Banffshire.

With the marina just around the corner for stunning sea views, as well as easy access to more classic fishing communities along Scotland's north east coast, the cottage is an ideal getaway for a group or family of six.

Off-road parking ensures an easy arrival on the quiet, residential street where this beautiful cottage awaits.

Leave muddy boots in the porch area before stepping into a pleasant sitting room; set your snacks on the coffee table and start the electric fire for a snug movie night, with a plush corner sofa to sink into, or settle among the cushions of the inviting swivel armchair with a good book.

A self-catering cottage, you'll find excellent amenities in the kitchen/diner to prepare home-cooked meals, with seating for six guests to enjoy dinner together, as well as a handy washing machine and a coffee maker to kick-start your mornings.

All three bedrooms are beautifully finished with ample storage space for walking gear and large mirrors to get ready with ease; a ground-floor double offers two guests’ extra privacy, whilst upstairs another double and a twin are bright and airy thanks to large Velux windows.

Freshen up before bed in the nicely-appointed, contemporary bathroom with a bath for longer soaks in the bubbles, or a shower over for quick morning routines.

At the front of 1 Chapel Lane, a garden area is perfect for picnics on the lawn, whilst amenities and attractions await in Whitehills; on your doorstep, you'll find a convenience store to stock up the cupboards, a welcoming pub to take a break from cooking and a popular seafood restaurant overlooking the picturesque marina.

The busier town of Banff is a short journey east with larger supermarkets, as well as Duff House, a stunning Georgian estate hosting exhibitions and a fantastic golf course.

Cross the quaint bridge over to the neighbouring Macduff village for fish and chips along the harbour and visit Macduff Marine Aquarium.

Drive west for day in Portsoy, where budding historians can discover artefacts of the village's history, as well as a nearby hidden gem, the 16th-century ruins of Boyne Castle.

Travelling further west along the coast brings you to the ruins of Findlater Castle overlooking a small, sandy bay, with spectacular coastal walks for dramatic sea views and the idyllic Sunnyside Beach, a long stretch of sand backed by cliffs and sand dunes.

Enjoy the traditional seaside villages of Banffshire from the wonderful cottage of Silver Darlings.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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.