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Traditional Cottage in Johnshaven with Enclosed Garden and Terrace Close To Sea



Updated: 08-Dec-2016
Seaside cottage .

A traditional cottage within a stone's throw of the sea and close to the harbour. Accommodation for 5 plus travel cot. On ground floor, sitting room/dining room opening onto garden, dining kitchen, snug with TV and DVD player and music centre; WC. First floor, twin bedroom, room with futon opening onto terrace, bathroom with shower over bath. Twin-bedded attic bedroom with large gable window looking out to sea. Wifi available. Parking adjacent to house; also on bus route between Aberdeen and Dundee

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

This has been a family holiday home which we would now like to share with other holidaymakers.

We have found that it has something to offer for all age groups and interests.

Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful extremely well equipped comfortable homely house with fantastic sea views and sheltered 'suntrap' garden.

Ample living areas including cosy 'snug' ideal for those who need their own space.

No need to even leave this wonderful fishing village but if inclined then loads to do nearby.
Jun 2011
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful stay in this cottage

  • 5 of 5

My 2 sisters and myself had a wonderful stay in the cottage. The directions we were given were extremely helpful and it didn't take us long to make ourselves at home. In addition, the weather was wonderful as well - that was a bonus. We enjoyed strolling around the bay and just looking at the sea. We also enjoyed dinner from the hotel and just relaxing. We had friends who lived just north of Aberdeen and it wasn't too much of a hassle to get to their place. They then visited us at the cottage a few days later and once again we all had a wonderful time visiting the local sights. They were as impressed with the cottage as we were, even working out sleeping arrangements for an extended family!

I would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to have an enjoyable and relaxing holiday as well as being able to easily visit nearby sights.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad your trip went so well. Haste ye Back! Elisabeth
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Wonderful setting

  • 4 of 5

The cottage exceeded our expectations. THe sea views form the garden room, terraced room and upper bedroom were phenomenal. And the snug with the open fire was just what we needed as the colder nights drew in. Johnshaven is a great base. The local shop gives a great service and the working harbour a treat for the odd spot of fishing. Trips to Aberdeen, the mountains and Dunottar all within easy reach. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magical cottage by the sea

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our relaxing family break. Our boys loved the attic room with amazing views of the sea. The snug was great at night and the futon room and terace were perfect for morning coffee and all fresco tea. Food at the Anchor Inn was delicious and it was very family friendly. St Cyrus beach is stunning and very close by. We visited many of the Historic Scotland and National Trust properties near by. In addition Dunnotar Castle was well worth a visit as was Arbroath Abbey and Montrose basin. I could go on and on! We will definitely come back. Evans family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Friendly village with dolphins outside your window

  • 5 of 5

This is a family holiday home, with everything that people like me like to find available for use on arrival. This makes for a relaxing holiday in which everybody has space and yet the opportunity to be together.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am glad the dolphins were in evidence - I hope you found the binoculars.
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beautiful secluded haven

  • 5 of 5

beautiful location, property and views - very well equiped cottage and comfortable. The village shop is excellent and the locals are really friendly. The walks around the bay fabulous for family/ romantic stroll or even intensive running. I'm sure we will be back thank you for a wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely location right on the shore

  • 3 of 5

The location is lovely and just what we expected. Entry to the property is good with the security mechanism. However we didn't feel the detail and information as presented in the ring folder is either easy to follow or professional enough....written in pencil with alterations is a scribbled manner was difficult to follow. We just couldn't find the heating controller from the instructions, for example.

The kitchen is well equipped and spacious. Beds are comfortable too!!! Bathroom basic and the flooring was uninviting.

Did little cooking as the food at The Anchor is spectacular and comes highly recommended.

Dunnotter Castle is a great day out.

The open air salt water pool at Stonehaven is a must.

The Bay fish shop near the Pool is terrific.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely right - the information folder needs an overhaul and this will be done!
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Immediate access to rocky pool coast (skerries). Fishing harbour within 1 minute's walk. On East Scotland Coastal Walk. Glorious sandy beaches at 10 minutes(St Cyrus) and 30 minutes(Lunan Bay or Stonehaven) drive. Within easy reach of Grampian mountains and River Dee. Within reach of historic castles and houses. Other fishing villages nearby.


Nearest airport Aberdeen. Nearest train station Montrose. On busroute between Stonehaven and Montrose; connecting busroutes to other locations.

Further Details:

Post Office and General store in Johnshaven open till 8pm. One hotel/pub/restaurant - The Anchor Inn. One pub - The Ship Inn. Groceries, chemist, hardware, baker, butcher etc at Inverbervie 5 miles away. Carry-out sources at Johnshaven -The Anchor Inn - and Gourdon and Inverbervie. Restaurants, farm shops, craft and antique shops within 10 miles. Local supply of lobster and crab in season. Fresh fish in next village(Gourdon)

Hinterland of farmland gives way to Grampian Mountains and Royal Deeside.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Mobile phone reception in Johnshaven is patchy and varies with provider.

Regretfully, pets cannot be accomodated (other than Guide Dogs)

Changeover Day:
By arrangement.

Booking is made with 50% of total cost and the balance due 6 weeks before entry.
From 6 weeks before entry, reimbursement for cancellation can be made only if the cottage can be let for the same period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 08-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • churches
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom on first floor with shower over bath. Downstairs WC.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 + travelling cot (2/3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds. Bedroom 2 twin beds in attic bedroom. Bedroom 3 with small double futon (opening onto terrace


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Cleaning during stay can be provided at additional cost. Tennis at nearby caravan site Various golf courses in area

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