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Modern Fisherman's Cottage with Stunning Uninterrupted Views of the Moray Firth

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Findochty, Moray, Grampian, Scotland - Peaceful Location Directly Opposite Secluded Beach

This beautifully built modern property is directly opposite one of the best secluded sandy beaches in Findochty, and has stunning views of the Moray Firth. In the 1800's fishing was conducted from this natural inlet and this is also where the famous painting 'Home With The Tide' was painted by James Clarke Hook, which currently hangs in the Tate Gallery. The house provides the perfect place for relaxation and unwinding. Spend some time wandering through the historic fishing streets and walk along to the marina to watch it's creel and pleasure boats, then amble up to the cliff tops to take in the panoramic views or even a spot of dolphin watching! There are other beaches within easy walking distance and opportunities to be more active with cycling, golfing and sailing nearby.

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

About Jacqui

We live in Aberdeenshire and have been holidaying in the area for many years as we have family living nearby. We fell in love with Findochty after spending many family holidays here. Our house is a real home from home for us and we love spending time here. We hope you will enjoy it and Findochty as much as we do.

Why Jacqui chose Moray

We chose this property for its location as we all love to be beside the sea and you couldn't get much nearer than this! I can watch my kids playing on the beach from the house, they play there in the sun and in the snow! The view is great and I love that it is a very peaceful and calm location which is full of history. It's a great place to re-charge your batteries!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Valerie says: We loved our break at 1 The Hythe!

The location was great – fantastic sea views right across to the Black Isle and a great base for walking and travelling around the area.

The property itself was immaculately clean and tidy.

We would certainly return again, and definitely recommend it to family and friends.

Anita says: We really enjoyed our stay, the house was perfect, clean and well-equipped, and has the most amazing views to wake up to. We would definitely come back and highly recommend it for a peaceful getaway.

Kate says: Thank you for a wonderful week in your lovely house. What a great situation and I agree, the views from the windows on waking in the morning were fantastic.

Albert & Kath

We saw 1 The Hythe being renovated on a previous visit & thought what a wonderful place to stay,we were not disappointed.It is a perfect holiday location and beautifully kitted out. We would certainly recommend it to friends and hope to visit again later in the year. T
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Findochty in Moray

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Large downstairs bathroom with WC, wash basin, deep bath and over bath Grohe power shower. Heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 Max 4 Adults or 2 Adults 3 Children Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with oak king sized bed and folding down single bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 oak single beds. Both bedrooms have stunning views of the Moray Firth and the beach. Hairdryer.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • bay
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
Notes on accommodation: No smoking please. The property has full gas central heating and constant hot water which is included in the price. It is suitable for children and has it's own parking space. 1 well behaved dog welcome (not allowed on furniture) please advise on enquiry as a small cleaning surcharge may be applied. Outside: Small secure outside area to the rear which is suitable for securing outdoor equipment and clothes drying. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, duvets and linen provided, please supply own beach towels. The cottage is cleaned to a very high standard in between guests. Other: Large cupboard under the stairs containing various board and children's games and book exchange. Hanging space for coats and storage area.


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Modern Fisherman's Cottage with Stunning Uninterrupted Views of the Moray Firth
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 40 reviews

Lovely cottage and lovely setting. Loved looking out to the sea from bed!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time. This was the village where I was born and lived for 16 years. Through Facebook I got in touch with school friends (started school in 1950) so met up with 7 of them on my birthday on July 4th. Also met up with some other family friends who lived near us in Essex and a cousin who still lives locally.

Although the cottage did not have a garden we had the Slip Shore garden right in front of us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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1 The Hythe

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, very clean, lovely view, quiet, good selection of china etc in kitchen. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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1 The Hythe, Findochty

  • 5 of 5

Very good, functional and comfortable.

Clean modern and well provided.

Excellent location, right on the shore.

Did many walks, and day trips.

Total chill.

Find me another like this.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Deventer, Netherlands

Wonderful home in picturesque setting

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is tastefully renovated and decorated, containing everything you might need for a getaway. The living rooms feels homey, the beds are comfortable, the kitchen is very well sorted and there are plenty books and games. The view is stunning as the tide rolls in and out of the natural harbor right across the street. Findochty is a charming little village, low on modern entertainment but high on character and charm. Fully recommended!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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A warm and welcoming home by the sea

  • 5 of 5

A well equipped and cosy cottage overlooking the Moray Firth, which is a 30 second walk away from the front door. A great spot to explore the surrounding area. This was our 4th visit to The Hythe, and hopefully not our last. A credit to the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Lovely cosy winter break

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in what is one of the most comfortable and cosy cottages you could get. Everything has been finished to a high standard and the location right across from the beach and bay was just idyllic. Jacqui, the owner, was incredibly flexible with us when we had an unavoidable change in our dates due to a bereavement. We followed many of the recommendations previous people had recommended in their comments and all were excellent. We would add the award winning Cullen Skink (and the other food we had) at the Cullen Bay Hotel. We also had a great visit to the South Lissens Pottery near Cullen which had really unique pottery and art - some of which is now in our home! We had a great time and will be back. Thank you a Jacqui.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
The Hythe
Car: necessary


The property is directly opposite a lovely secluded beach which has picnic benches and a BBQ. There are many other sand and pebble beaches within easy walking distance, the largest being the East Beach, 150m from the property, accessed off Duke Street. There is also The Moray Firth Coastal Trail, a walking network of 470 miles of coastline taking in some of the most spectacular Scottish scenery. A section of The Moray Coastal Cycle Route links Cullen to Portgordon and passes through Findochty.


Both Aberdeen and Inverness Airports are approx 60 miles from Findochty. The nearest train station is in Keith approx 20 mins away. The use of a car is recommended. Findochty is on the Aberdeen to Elgin coastal bus route.


Within walking distance there is a restaurant/bar, post office, mini supermarket with off-licence, pharmacy, hairdresser and children's play park (top of Morven Crescent). Buckie and Cullen are approx 3 miles away in opposite directions. They have shops, supermarkets, restaurants, banks, crafts, swimming pool (Buckie). Elgin is the nearest city, approx half an hour drive, with all the usual amenities.

Further Details:

The Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Museum is worth a visit and they are very welcoming and friendly! Baxters Highland Village in Fochabers, is where you can stock up on local produce, see an original Baxter's shop and sample their delicious food hall. Johnston's of Elgin is a must to purchase beautiful Arran, Fair Isle or Cashmere garments, again with a great restaurant. Macduff Marine Aquarium features marine life from the Moray Firth and you can see the divers hand feed the fish. There are lovely walks at the Fochabers Winding Woods and the Bin Hill, nr Buckie to name but a few. For the kids there are soft play centres in Banff and Lhanbryde, a swimming pool in Buckie and a Leisure Centre in Elgin which has a pool with water slides and an ice rink amongst other things. There is also ten pin bowling and a soft play area at Bowl 2000 in Elgin. For Mountain Bikers - check out the Moray Monster Trails in Fochabers!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Findochty, Scottish Highlands & Islands

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Sept-Oct 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov-December 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017& New Year 2018
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan-March 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April-June 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July-August 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept-October 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov-December 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas 2018 & New Year 2019
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
£100 per week (non refundable) deposit to secure your booking. Balance to be paid 5 weeks prior to let.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. The period of hire will be from 4pm on the day of arrival to 10am on day of departure, unless otherwise agreed.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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