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P'lace of Glassaugh

(Ref. 971117)

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


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property, location and hosts."

    Very much a home from home with everything you need for a very comfortable stay. Even got a fabulous welcome pack. Area has great golf courses and restaurants. Recommend The Knowes in Macduff, this was recommended by the host. It is a must visit. Also great for visiting surrounding area including Buckie and Banff. Liked it so much rebooked immediately for September.

    Reviewed by Sarah-jane5.0Mar 2024

  • "A truly beautiful cottage, clean, modern and welcoming."

    Just what a busy family need to be able to leave their busy normal lives behind for a week.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Feb 2024

  • "This lovely property is light, spacious, modern and comes with an array of hi-tech equipment and fittings."

    Digital controlled underfloor hearing throughout the main floor is very efficient. Fantastic kitchen , loved the whizzy magnet control on Neff hob and I really liked the Qooker boiling tap…in fact I might now get one. I did not use the steam oven but looked intriguing. Lots of very comfortable seating, great electric recliners. Enjoyed the outdoor seating area too. Great parking space. Even washing machine if you needed it. Everything was lovely and hosts Dave and Yvonne greeted us with a guided tour of facilities. Thanks for the generous welcome gifts too. Just outside Portsoy we soon got to know our way along the coast in both directions and different excursions every day. A big house (sleeps 8) so for our party of 3 very roomy and super comfortable. A lovely week and we were very lucky with dry bright weather.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Dave & Yvonne, excellent hosts very helpful when required yet so un-obtrusive."

    A beautiful place beaches are incredible, lots to see and do. My only slight disappointment was that the house was not detached and looked directly into attached house.

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful property and surroundings."

    We had a lovely week with the host being most supportive.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this property."

    Every little detail had been thought about. And we were made to feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic and really comfortable house which is so well appointed."

    Great location and huge shared gardens with lots of wildlife too. Loved our two-week stay and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jul 2023

  • "A superb holiday home."

    Extremely comfortable & clean. Quality furnishings & lovely welcome pack provided. Quiet location with wildlife on the doorstep. Good location for the many places to visit in the area. Wonderful, welcoming friendly hosts, where nothing is too much trouble. Suitable for family or friends getting together. Can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Great location for exploring, hill walkers will find lots to do in surrounding area."

    Those seeking a less active holiday will find beautiful sea villages, with gorgeous beaches and friendly cafes, shops etc. Owners very hospitable, house set just outside Portsoy in spacious grounds, relaxing and private. House has open-plan kitchen, dining, lounge area - good for socialising after a busy day. Would return and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Carolann5.0May 2023

  • "One of the best placed we have stayed in ."

    Very clean . The owners were very kind ,frendly and informative . Lovly walks and not far to travel to other places . We took some beautiful photos and went to the best fish and chip shop in scotland as recomended by the owner .

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Loved my stay."

    It was unique, modern, and the owner was very nice. I also enjoyed the Sunday farmers market a walking distance from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Iman5.0Mar 2023

  • "This beautiful house was perfect in every way."

    Could not ask for anything better, everything you could need was provided. The hosts were outstanding, surprise gift of cheese, wine, fruit, oatcakes and chutney, made a perfect supper after our journey. What a fantastic peaceful and relaxing holiday we had. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and really friendly, helpful owner."

    We would definitely stay again and would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2023

  • "Thanks to Dave and Yvonne for their welcome, goodies and tips for our holiday."

    We spent 2 fantastic weeks in this fabulous house eating and walking our way around this quiet and beautiful part of Scotland. Beautiful coastal walks from Cullen to Portknockie (fabulous chip shop you have to order from ask Dave). Walks from cullen to Sunnside beach (so secluded we had a wee pot of pasta to cook and had whole beach to ourselves) walk to FindlaterCastle. Circular walk round Duff house and walk from the house to Sandbeach then on the coastal path to Portsoy. Deffo visit Sutherlands of Portsoy for smoked salmon, ice cream in porstoy and Cullen, Lily's cafe for her cullen skink in Cullen, butchers in buckie, chinese in portsoy, chippie at portknockie. Be warned that you will get quickly used to all of the houses gadgets and am missing the quooker! thanks again Dave and Yvonne and hope to be back again.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jan 2023

  • "What a fabulous home."

    Stayed there over Christmas and everything you could possibly need was already there. Hosts were amazing and attentive, nothing was a problem for them Beautiful roomy house and so cosy especially when wood burning fire on. Highly recommend this home.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Dec 2022

  • "A beautifully presented property in a lovely part of Scotland."

    Extremely well appointed, really comfortable and spotlessly clean. Everything we could have wished for and more. We received a very warm welcome from Dave and Yvonne, nothing was too much trouble and the delicious welcome pack was very much appreciated. We have stayed in some great properties in this area; P’lace of Glasshaugh tops the lot.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a wonderful week we spent at this extremely comfortable property."

    Everything was of the highest standard and the welcome gift was an additional surprise. Dave and Yvonne have provided accommodation that has absolutely everything you could possibly need .They are very pleasant and helpful hosts who make you feel at home. Thank you both so much.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous property well maintained and equipped David and Yvonne very ..."

    Absolutely fabulous property well maintained and equipped David and Yvonne very welcoming will be returning great location

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "The House is stunning and in a lovely quiet spot."

    It is luxurious with underfloor heating and gadgets galore. The log burner is amazing and it is very well equipped. Dave and Yvonne were wonderful hosts, very welcoming with lovely thoughtful touches to welcome us. They were on hand to assist with everything and could not have done more to make us feel at home. We will def return and this is a wonderful place to have a break.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2022

  • "On arrival our hosts gave us a very warm welcome and were always available if required."

    The owners have tried to think of everything that would contribute to the making of a memorable holiday. From a kitchen with all the latest appliances and technology to a superb spacious open plan living area. Outside are several large lawn areas for children to run free and play safe. There's even a fairy Glen for the younger ones. The property itself is well situated with easy access to Portsoy or Cullen and lots of superb beaches. Would definitely recommend and return ourselves.

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Sep 2022

  • "P’lace of Glassaugh is a 5 star property with 5 star hosts."

    The house and the grounds are stunning and immaculately maintained and look so much better in real life. David and Yvonne were brilliant hosts and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great holiday. The house itself is well equipped with everything you could think of including a wide selection of board games and also has excellent Wi-Fi and the added bonus of a five a side football pitch and a badminton court. The location is idyllic - peaceful, quiet the perfect place to get away from it all and relax and unwind. However, there are plenty of things to do for young and old and places explore, not to mention the beautiful sandy beaches in the surrounding areas all within a short driving distance. We will definitely return and would highly recommend booking the P’lace of Glassaugh.

    Reviewed by Amina5.0Aug 2022

  • "Everything about the property was fabulous."

    This is also true of the owners who greeted us shortly after our arrival and said goodbye before we left. Our only criticism (not of the owners) was the extremely poor directions to the property given on the Sykes instructions. However, as the owners had contacted us prior to the start of our holiday we had their mobile number and they provided very clear, excellent directions. We would highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2022

  • "The house was even better than the photographs."

    Very luxurious with everything you could need. The grounds were so lovely and peaceful and we were lucky enough with the weather, to enjoy them. Dave and Yvonne were fantastic hosts and went out of their way to ensure everything went smoothly.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous house, very comfortable and excellent location."

    Hosts extremely helpful and always on hand if needed. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a superb location within easy reach of many small coastal villages."

    Owners were superb and the welcome pack with a pre set log fire was most appreciated. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely time away."

    We booked as a family and found the house was perfect to come back to after a day of exploring. The property is very spacious and everything was to a high spec. the children enjoyed the forest fairy walk which was perfect for there age (3 years old). Unfortunately there was 2 storms during our week away but the fire made us always feel cosy. The hosts were fantastic and on hand if we needed them. Thankfully on speaking to them on departure they advised of road closures which would have effect our journey home. They saved us a big diversion and also pointed out a lovely place for lunch on our journey home.

    Reviewed by Sandy & Brenda5.0Feb 2022

  • "Dave & Yvonne were the perfect hosts, I don't honestly think anyone who ever stays at this house could find a single fault with them."

    They are so warm welcoming and nothing was too much. We absolutely loved staying at this stunning house, it has everything you could possibly want in a holiday house and more on top of that! The house is just a short stop away from Portsoy with some of the best ice cream were ever had. We went with the inlaws and our two little boys and the house suited all our ages giving the boys plenty of space to play but also downstairs bathroom and bedrooms for my inlaws who can't manage the stairs easily. Can't wait to get another chance to come back and stay here again with other family! Thank you dave and Yvonne x

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property was excellent and the owners couldn't have been more helpful."

    The only thing which wasn't clear when booking was that the main upstairs bedroom was open to the stairs and then through to the kitchen and living area. There was no way of closing off the bedroom from the rest of the house and no means of separating the living and sleeping areas. This meant that, if someone was in bed upstairs, they had no real privacy from the rest of the house.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2022

  • "P’lace of Glassaugh is a top quality home from home, it has all the mod cons you could ever wish for."

    It was super clean, and set in the beautiful county of Aberdeenshire

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Nov 2021

  • "A wonderful holiday home!"

    Very high spec, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. Dave and Yvonne are warm and welcoming hosts with lots of knowledge of the surrounding area as well as recommendations for good places to eat. The location is excellent as there are lots of interesting places to visit. Hope to return for another visit to this lovely area. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The P'lace of Glassaugh is situated between Cullen and portsoy, a perfect situation for travelling to different places. The owners Dave and Yvonne are a fantastic couple, on arriving at our accommodation they had left us a bottle of wine, cheese and crackers, they had went out their way to get gluten free crackers for my husband. The local restaurants were excellent and catered for coeliac (gluten free). The Station Hotels, Portsoy and Portknockie fish and chips were excellent. We visited a few National Trust and Historic Scotland sites, but please book with Historic Scotland in advance. Excellent Holiday

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our second year in Place of Glassaugh."

    Superb accommodation as always. Owners are very welcoming & helpful. Great holiday. Will hopefully be back in 2022

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners could not have been more helpful and kind."

    The property is in a fantastic location and superb for exploring the area. The grounds were extensive with many activities on offer. The house itself is superb and very well designed.,

    Reviewed by Iona4.4Jul 2021

  • "Luxurious rental, immaculate and comfortable."

    Would highly reccomend

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a brilliant holiday at P'lace of Glassaugh."

    An outstanding property in an idyllic location. A gorgeous sandy beach approx 1 mile from the property and Portsoy village 5 minute drive away with plenty of amenities. Wish I was there now.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a wonderful holiday."

    Hosts were a lovely couple very friendly.Cottage .was great had everything we needed for a fab holiday.would go back again

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent, modern villa with all the mod cons available."

    The owners were so helpful, friendly and most welcoming. Lots of extra touches in the fridge, in the kitchen & utility room cupboards that we could use if we had forgotten something from home. To top it all, there was a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a bottle of wine, oatcakes and a platter of mixed cheeses & fruit. Thank you so much Dave and Yvonne. The perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great house in a beautiful location and the owners were lovely."

    Had a fantastic week there with our family of 8.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2020

  • "P’lace of Glassaugh is a wonderful house."

    Such a warm & friendly welcome from the hosts too. The gardens are ideal for children. Without any doubt, the best self catering we have ever stayed in. Superb!!!

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2020

  • "It was a lovely place very stylish and well equipped."

    Luckily we had some lovely sunshine so the kids played swingball in the garden. The area has some pretty beaches and you must pop to the icecream shop in Portsoy.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2020

  • "Dave and Yvonne were very accommodating, they went above and beyond."

    Nothing was too much trouble. The house was very luxurious with high end appliances and an immaculate finish. Perfect location, far enough away to be private but close enough to be convenient. Anyone lucky enough to stay here will have an amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jan 2020

  • "This is an amazing place to stay, warm and welcoming, ideal for any type of holiday, for us a peaceful holiday was the order of the day, For those who are looking for a good base for a walking holiday this would be ideal."

    Can't praise the owners to highly they were so friendly and helpful. If you are considering a holiday here then it would be well worth it.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Layout suited our party with age ranges from 14 to 82. Modern open plan and well appointed. Owners Dave and Yvonne were about 80 yards away in their own home and always willing to help out with recommendations for eateries, visitor experiences etc. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2019

  • "This property is SPECTACULAR."

    Beautiful, comfortable and SUPER elegant. We loved our stay here. The owner's were so kind to make sure we understood how work all the amenities and how to contact them in case of a problem. I would move to Scotland just to live in this place. It is a palace!

    Reviewed by Kerri5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic new property and very well maintained."

    The owners who live nearby were excellent hosts and popped in a couple of times to ensure everything was to our satisfaction. Couldn’t have asked for more. Would thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Mar 2019

  • "Hosts are incredibly friendly and hospitality amazing."

    So thoughtful, they live in a large property on the grounds so if you need anything they are available. Stunning open plan house.

    Reviewed by Mr3.8Dec 2018

  • "Its a lovely new property with loads of room and modern facilities set in a quiet location with good wifi to keep young ones connected, nice garden areas and small football pitch."

    The hosts Dave and Yvonne are so friendly and helpful giving great advice on places to visit for food etc. We visited many beaches lovely old fishing villages and a few inland towns and distilleries some only minutes away from location .We cant wait to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Oct 2018

  • "Our stay at P’lace of Glassaugh was simply brilliant."

    We were so looking forward to staying at this beautiful cottage and and we were certainly not disappointed. Dave and Yvonne, our hosts, have an eye for detail and comfort which made our stay luxurious. From the high end quality kitchen, to the spacious bathrooms and the restful beds the cottage is beautifully presented with everything that you could want for a perfect stay. The underfloor heating and the wood fire also made our stay very cosy indeed. There is a lovely grassed area in front of the cottage for children to run around and an outdoor barbecue and seating area for relaxing in fine weather. The location of the cottage in a quiet rural setting was excellent, allowing us to visit many coastal villages, castles and points of interest as well as being within driving distance of Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park with its spectacular scenery. We would highly recommend this cottage as a high end luxurious stay and we would love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x open plan super king-size double, 2 x ground floor doubles, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with a shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove
  • Utility with washer/dryer, drying pulley plus an external drying line..
  • Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, steam oven
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Surrounding lawn and gravel area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: Check in time is 5pm and check out time is 11am
  • This property can be booked in conjunction with property reference 1067121 Bullpens which is immediately next door and also sleeps 8 people

The property

P'lace of Glassaugh, a beautiful and contemporary semi detached cottage, peacefully rests in a rural Aberdeenshire location, two miles from the coastal village of Portsoy.

Gather your friends and family to this simply stunning getaway where you can kick back and relax or discover all of the opportunities and activities that this area can offer you.

Upon entering the property, be immediately impressed by the classy interior to make you feel right at home.

Two of the bedrooms that come with the cottage rest on the ground floor, they are immaculately finished to provide a peaceful spot to get your rest.

Also on this floor you will find a beautiful family shower room, boasting a spacious walk-in shower with a vibrant pink feature wall.

Spend your leisure time in the luxurious open-plan living room, offering all that you need from seating and dining facilities to state-of-the-art kitchen appliances to rustle up those warming meals.

The modern floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant spherical chandelier uplift the room exquisitely whilst the woodburner provides warmth whilst you watch TV.

Head upstairs to reveal the other two bedrooms, the large, open-plan master bedroom showcases an excellent dressing area where you can get ready for a day of excitement and adventure.

An immaculate bathroom completes this wonderful property.

Spend the sunny days out in the garden, where the children can run and play on the lawn whilst you watch on with a refreshing drink.

A short distance takes you to the historic conservation village of Fordyce and the fishing village of Sandend with it's wonderful golden beach.

Take the short trip to Portsoy where you can explore its range of amenities along with its attractive harbours and fascinating Salmon Bothy museum.

Take the opportunity of driving the well-known Malt Whisky Trail which lies nearby.

P'lace of Glassaugh is only half a mile from the North East 250 route, making this property a perfect base for exploring the north east of Scotland.

Chill out in style at this stylishly furnished Aberdeenshire cottage.

EPC Rating: Band B

EPC Rating: Band B

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00179-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Fordyce & Sandend 1 mile; Cullen 6 miles; Banff 8 miles.

Portsoy is a historic port situated mid-way between the towns of Cullen and Banff on the pretty Moray Firth coast and is one of the many atmospheric fishing ports scattered along this impressive stretch of the north east coastline of Scotland. Boasting two harbours, one old and one new and with excellent local facilities including hotels, pubs and shops, Portsoy is a wonderful holiday destination as well as being near to the famous Malt Whisky Trail. The area is awash with quality golf courses with fabulous coastal views and the coastal path is perfect for walkers who want to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the area and roam freely on its lovely beaches. A visit to the Salmon Bothy is a must to get a real feel of the interesting history of Portsoy and hear the story of the area as a trading, fishing and smuggling port.

This property can be booked in conjunction with property reference 1067121 Bullpens which is immediately next door and also sleeps 8 people