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Rockside

(Ref. 1097059)

Findochty, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place to stay"

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2024

  • "We loved the location, views, friendliness of the owners, welcome pack (even for the dog) couldn't fault anything with the cottage itself."

    This is only a VERY personal the internet was too slow for us, we run an internet business and have to be able to check in every day (so really don't get an actually holiday) , but for the majority of people this would not be an issue. Would totally recommend Rockside to our family and friends as we know fast internet is not a problem for them.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7May 2024

  • "Our second visit in 6 months ."

    . it speaks for itself as it is nearly a 500 mile drive for us ( we live near Lake Bala in the Berwyn mountain range )and we are in our late 70’s and early 80’s Natalia and John are a very helpful and lovely couple Thank you both .. once again

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is truly a wonderful property worthy of a 5 tick rating from Sykes rather than the 4 ticks currently indicated."

    Its setting overlooking the Moray Firth is mesmerising and to be enjoyed fully from the picture window in the upstairs sitting room no matter what the weather outside. The bedrooms are tasteful and offer every comfort and the availability of 4 bathrooms (2 ensuite) are great for a diverse family group. Every consideration has been given to the needs of the client and provides a home from home from the moment you enter. A warm greeting from John and Natalie along with a good welcome pack starts the holiday well and it is reassuring that as hosts they are next door should any problem arise but yet remain very much in the background leaving you to enjoy your holiday undisturbed. To complete the perfect holiday, this property is well positioned for exploring not only the beautiful coastal villages of the Moray Firth but also the wider rural villages of Aberdeenshire and further afield.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Apr 2024

  • "If Carlsberg did holiday cottages …."

    . We cannot fault the place. Great location, amazing views and very helpful owners. We hope to book again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "Perfect for our party of 7 adults and a wee dog."

    The accommodation was spacious, well layed out and had everything we needed plus a nice welcome pack. The views were great. We wanted to park the cars and not move and that’s what we did. Walked into Buckie and had a nice coffee one dat. Took the bus into Cullen the next day then walked back via the Portknockie cliffs. A great walk. Ate it in the Admiral pub 50 yards from the house. Friendly and food was fine. Overall a great weekend break.

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2024

  • "Owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Views were fantastic. Very clean. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Iris5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great communication with the owners who lived next door."

    Very attentive when we had any requests or problems Beautiful property backing onto the sea. Gorgeous views. Kitted out well with everything you need. Admiral pub across the street had great food and great service. Lovely coastal walks.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Mar 2024

  • "Couldn't fault the house it was everything we wanted and more and the host were really helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2024

  • "One of the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, and we have been to many over the years."

    Beautifully presented, very clean, well equipped and in a fantastic location, the icing on the cake are the owners. They offer a very warm welcome, give advice if needed on local attractions, restaurants etc and are there should anything go wrong (not that anything did) whilst maintaining a discrete distance to let you relax and enjoy your holiday. Outstanding!

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our first reaction on entering house was “Wow”."

    The house is immaculate,beautifully laid out but comfortable and homely.The lovely owners left a welcome pack and also one for pets.My sister,neice,and I and Rory the dog couldn’t fault this place.Lovely views from windows.Highly recommend this property. Helen,Rena,Mairi and Rory the dog.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great property, lovely views and we can’t wait to come back!"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2023

  • "The whole family enjoyed our holiday in the house."

    The space and facilities were excellent. The surrounding area is great for walking and lots of nice villages and towns nearby. Recommend the Rockpool in Cullen for lunch. We were fortunate with the weather and the views from the house over the Moray Firth were superb, unfortunately we never saw any dolphins!

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2023

  • "Everything was perfect - had a lovely stay at Rockside House."

    We were welcomed by John, who guided us around to see the whole house and got also a nice welcoming basket for our group - thank you. The house is well equipped - from the 4 bedrooms to the bathrooms and the kitchen. The living room is spacious and the view from here & also the master bedroom is absolutely stunning. We will for sure come back to Rockside House, but will then even plan more leisure time to enjoy the beautiful surrounding.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Aug 2023

  • "This property is stunning and the pictures don't do it justice."

    The hosts were extremely welcoming and the welcome basket was absolutely gorgeous. The property has the most spectacular sea views and a very relaxing feel. This is by far the best property we have stayed in. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic retreat, stunning house and stunning location."

    The property is exceptionally well equipped. The open living area couldn't be more perfect to relax, unwind and enjoy the gorgeous seaside views. Plenty to do within the area. The hosts were fab. Bonus points for the lovely goodie basket left for us on arrival and drinks in the fridge. Nice touches throughout the property including decorative bits n' bobs from local artists/gift shops. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is an absolutely beautiful & wonderful property."

    We loved our stay here & the owners couldn't have been more helpful & lovely. As soon as we left after our wonderful stay, on the journey home we booked a week next summer. I cannot recommend this house & surrounding area enough. Absolutely amazing.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely home by the sea ."

    Fantastic location. Very helpful owners. GREAT.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "I booked this house for my 60th birthday, I needed somewhere for the whole family."

    We could not of wished for better, from a beautiful house with everything you need with fantastic views, we seen dolphins most mornings and evenings. A lovely local pub with tasty food. The owners were so helpful with advice on the local area. Can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "What an amazing property and location."

    We have stayed in numerous vacations homes over the years and have never experienced a property like this. The condition and configuration or the home is perfect for a family and provides a completely serene environment. I will recommend this property to anyone I know planning to travel in the area.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage with stunning views."

    Would highly recommend it. Also a very acceptable welcome pacwk

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0May 2023

  • "We truly enjoyed our stay and will stay here again every time we come to Scotland!"

    The place is in a perfect location, and is gorgeously decorated. The owners, John and his wife, were the perfect hosts and constantly made sure we were comfortable and new all of the great local places to visit and/or see! We could not recommend this place enough. If you are going to North Scotland and are searching for a place to stay, you must stay here...you will not regret it! Thank you again John for your hospitality and great conversation! Keep up the great work!

    Reviewed by Stacy5.0May 2023

  • "This holiday house is very spacious and comfortable with amazing views of the ..."

    This holiday house is very spacious and comfortable with amazing views of the sea and coast We would highly recommend this property for an enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had the most amazing time staying at Rockside."

    The hosts were so friendly and accommodating and gave us lots of useful information on where to visit and good places for dog walks. Spent hours watching the sea from the upstairs windows and counting the dolphins

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Apr 2023

  • "What an absolute amazing property this is."

    You'll be hard pushed to find anything wrong within in it and on the exterior. The owners are super helpful and nothing was a bother. The views from the lounge and master bedroom were simply stunning, we sat for hours in the 2 chairs in the window. We've never returned to a property in years but this has changed our mind completely as we will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property even better than the pictures."

    Lovely decor and comfy sofas. The views are terrific and the house design maximises on this. The owners are so welcoming and put together a very thoughtful welcome pack for both human and canine visitors. We had a brilliant stay and our photos of the property and surrounding area have been much admired by friends and family.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a first class holiday home."

    Excellently located, equipped and so well-appointed. Such a comfortable place to stay with gorgeous views. All that apart, it would be hard to find better hosts anywhere. John & Natalie are so helpful and accommodating and their eye to detail is outstanding. Whether you have babies and children, dogs and adults of all ages they have thought of everything and then some! Their welcome hampers and fridge starters were exceptional as were their recommendations for eating and things to see in the area. My late twenties/early thirties family and grandson raved about it, as did my husband and myself and all agreed returning here is a must! We travel a lot and this is up there with the best for service and relaxation!

    Reviewed by Billy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely views and a beautiful house."

    A gorgeous welcome basket and very clean. We are used to a super king bed and found the bed small. As a slightly older gentleman I found getting out of the bath a challenge as there are no rails. An easy to fix addition to the house would be a teapot! Thank you for your hospitality. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.4Mar 2023

  • "This was our 2nd visit, which says it all really, we rarely book a 2nd visit."

    House is in an ideal spot, plenty to do and see locally. Great attention to detail throughout the whole house, its immaculate, well maintained and the photographs don't do it justice. The owners have gotten is so right, well stocked with everything you need and with a very generous welcome hamper. Just book, you'll never get tired of the views and your surroundings. First class communication with owners, on hand if needed for local trip ideas. Sad to leave, weather was glorious. Grandkids loved it as well.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous property and hosts were very nice."

    We had all the home comforts, they went above and beyond with the welcome packs for us and our dog Hamish. Views were amazing and the village was everything we wanted. We explored the surrounding villages as well. Definitely would go back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2023

  • "Such an amazing property!"

    We stayed for three nights over New Years Eve with 8 adults and one dog. The property is very spacious and excellently equipped with plenty of utensils and a bright spacious kitchen/living area. Will definitely be back !

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Dec 2022

  • "The owners met us on our arrival and made us welcome and explained the houses features and facilities."

    A generous welcome pack was supplied. The cottage looked amazing, the open planned living space over looking the sea was a particular hilight! We went over the Christmas period and were warm and cosy at all times. The cottage is amazingly situated on the sea front affording spectacular and at times dramatic views not far from amenities and only couple of miles from a decent sized town. There are plenty of places to walk and plenty to do.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Dec 2022

  • "We stayed for three nights at Rockside in November and loved it !"

    The sea view from upstairs is amazing ! This house is beautifully decorated, furnished comfortably to a high standard and extremely well equipped for all our needs. Our hosts were so friendly and helpful and provide a lovely welcome pack. Can’t wait to return to this beautiful property.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Rockside."

    The house is very comfortable with amazing views. The owners are very welcoming and thoughtful and made our stay all the more enjoyable. There is lots to do locally and we loved it.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Oct 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rockside Cottage FindochtyJohn made us very welcome when we arrived."

    The cottage was beautiful and well equipped to cater for 4generations from 1-82. It was clean, cosy and comfortable.John and Natalie had left a lovely welcome pack which was much appreciated. As a family we hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great 80th birthday weekend with the family at Rockside Everybody enjoyed their stay and loved the personal touch of the ‘80’ balloons."

    There was 8 of us staying and house never felt crowded. Great entertaining space and wonderful views.

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Sep 2022

  • "This is an excellent property which is beautifully maintained and equipped."

    The location on the sea front is perfect for lovers of the sea and for those that enjoy coastal walks. The owners made us feel extremely welcome and helpfully made suggestions as to things to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Holiday at Rockside 9-16 September 2022 Immaculate accommodation - stunning sea views - relaxing, peaceful fishing village on the Moray coast."

    Absolutely cannot be beaten. *******

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our time at the gorgeous cottage in Findochty."

    It was simply beautiful and had everything we needed. The views were stunning and it was so relaxing to sit and watch the world go by. On our first day we spotted some dolphins. Will definitely be back. Amanda

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2022

  • "Rockside is a beautiful house, in a beautiful location and John and Natalia were fantastic hosts."

    They couldn't have been more thoughtful - they were very welcoming and made lots of helpful suggestions about what to do during our stay. The kitchen was well equipped and the laundry was very useful for drying wetsuits. The provision of a dog bed, towel and treats was a really thoughtful touch - Olive was very happy! The view was incredible and the children loved scouring the beaches for precious rocks and shells. We spent time in beautiful Findochty itself, and it is very handy for visiting Cullen, the beaches of Lossiemouth and Covesea, and lots of lovely Scottish Castles. We all loved staying here and were very sad to leave! We would highly recommend this house!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "John and Natalia were the perfect hosts."

    The accommodation had exceeded our expectations.Absolutely everything was perfect.We had a wonderful holiday and definitely we shall be returning soon.Thank you ever so much.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

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Summary

  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x Double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with wall-mounted TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Air source central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • 3 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request only, stairgate
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Two enclosed gardens with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub and beach 0.1 miles, golf course 0.5 miles
  • Note: There is lots of activities to do nearby such as golf within walking distance, fishing and water sports
  • Please note: This property only accepts a Friday check-in.

The property

Resting on the Scottish coast in the fishing village of Findochty is this contemporary, semi-detached house, 8 Jubilee Terrace.

Wonderfully presented with nautical themes and contemporary styling, this charming abode welcomes families or a group of friends looking to discover Moray’s stunning coastline.

After taking in the surrounding sea breeze and vistas, venture into this idyllic dwelling and discover four charming bedrooms, including 2 double with en-suite shower room's, a double and a twin, each thoughtfully presented in neutral tones.

Climb the stairs to reach the bright and airy open-plan living area, a truly inviting space where you can relax on the corner sofa as you choose a movie from the Smart TV, or perch yourself on the armchair with views overlooking the garden and pebble beach.

Give the chef some space as they get acquainted in the contemporary kitchen, home to a range of appliances to assist in home-cooking, while the rest of the group can prepare the dining table with crockery and cutlery.

After a sumptuous meal, the dishwasher will assist with the washing up, while there is also a handy utility room should you need to freshen up your clothes.

Off the living space lies the master bedroom with king-size bed, complemented with an en-suite shower and coastal views, a real treat to wake up to!

When you’re ready to explore, Findochty is a charming little fishing village, with its gloriously sandy beach which stretches over to Bow Fiddle Rock where you can enjoy impressive views out to the sea, headlands and beyond, there are also water sports available.

Travel east along to Portknockie via the Coastal Trail and explore the stunning harbour as you tuck into a portion of award-winning fish and chips from the Portknockie Chippy; there’s also a range of walking trails to discover, including the cliff paths where you can spot the famed Bow Fiddle Rock and also a golf course nearby.

Alternatively, head west to Buckie and visit the fantastic North Pier Lighthouse at Buckie Harbour, while slightly further afield lies Elgin with its historical landmarks of Lady Hill and Grant Lodge, plus attractions such as the Moray Motor Museum where you will discover an array of vintage motors.

This little coastal location offers much to see, ensuring an exciting break at 8 Jubilee Terrace.

EPC Rating: Band B

EPC Rating: Band B

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £550.

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About the location

FINDOCHTY

Buckie 3 miles; Elgin 20 miles.

The delightful fishing village of Findochty, which dates back to the 1400s, sits on the edge of the natural harbour known as Crooked Haven. Nowadays, Findochty is used more by leisure sailors than fishermen, whilst the fishing boats have moved down the coast to Buckie. Findochty has a small sheltered beach at Long Head and a popular pub on the harbour front. Why not visit the delightful town of Cullen, situated beneath spectacular railway viaducts and renowned for its hearty smoked haddock and potato soup, or enjoy a spot of golf at either of the Cullen or Strathlene golf courses? Take a pleasant drive to the lively town of Elgin, home to an imposing cathedral, museums and the mesmerising Biblical Gardens. With the whole of the Moray Coast to explore, with its Whisky Trail, an abundance of historic houses and gardens, sparkling golden sands and hospitable inns, this is a superb base from which to enjoy the delightful north east coast of Scotland.

Please note: From April until October, weekly bookings are taken.
Please note: This property only accepts a Friday check-in.