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Luxury Seaside House Sleeping 8 to 10



Updated: 20-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House in Gardenstown, Nr. Banff, Grampian, Scotland - Spectacular Sea Views, Peaceful Location

Situated off a private road shared with only 2 other houses, Crow's Nest has commanding views over the sea at Gardenstown and the very beautiful coastline. Crow's Nest has been renovated to a luxury specification with solid oak floors, bespoke handmade kitchen, designer bathrooms and four double bedrooms. The lounge has breathtaking views over the sea but for a quiet night in there is the 46 inch HD LCD television. The house has free Wifi Broadband internet access throughout. The house is furnished with a mixture of antique and modern items with the emphasis being on quality. The kitchen is fitted with free-standing handmade furniture painted in Farrow and Ball cream which is complimented by the large cream electric free-range cooker. With 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bedrooms downstairs and a bathroom on each floor the house is ideally suited for all ages. There is also a double sofa bed in the lounge. The house has private garden on all sides together with private parking.

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About the Owner

Laura Riley
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

1 Reviews

4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Holiday makers

  • 4 of 5

Would highly recommend this cottage for a holiday, stunning views and within short walking distance to play park. Only negative comment would be only 1 shower, lovely spa bath but given we were only there for weekend it was quite a hectic visit and no time for baths - would ideally like to have had another shower fitted to downstairs bathroom. Although house tidy, there were black bags of rubbish left outside back door which was a wee bit rough? Dogs had fantastic time as did we.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Aberdeen at 40 Miles Nearest Golf : Macduff at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Gardenstown Nearest Beach : Gardenstown Car: recommended


The cottage is a 10 minute walk from the sea and the house garden enjoys views over Gamrie Bay where you may catch sight of a dolphin. The bay has many interesting features including rock pools, the sandy beach and the harbour. The dolphin and whale rescue centre is located in the village. At the nearby towns and villages you could try some outdoor pursuits, take a boat trip or perhaps even do some scuba diving. Bird watching is popular at nearby Troup Head.


Aberdeen is the nearest city and is only 45 miles south. The city has an international airport, railway and bus stations providing onward travel links throughout the UK and beyond. The highland capital of Inverness is the next nearest city and like Aberdeen has an airport and good train links. It is advisable to have use of a car to fully appreciate what the area has to offer. However the village does have a local bus service to Banff (6 miles).


The next village along the coast is Pennan which was used as a location in the film "Local Hero", and there are several other coastal villages which are worth a visit. The nearest towns of Banff and Macduff (6 miles) offer more choice of shops, restaurants and leisure activities. The Marine Aquarium in Macduff is well worth a visit as is Duff House Art Gallery and the Scottish Lighthouse Museum in Fraserburgh (12 miles). You could also discover the Whisky or Castle Trail.

Further Details:

Within the village all the basic services are provided. There are a couple of grocery shops, restaurant (open in the mid-high season) and of course a good local pub which serves food. The nearby towns of Banff and Macduff will offer a wider range of shops and services.

Prices and Availability

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required at time of booking. Balance to be paid in full 2 calendar months prior to holiday. Full terms and conditions listed on owners website. Pets are permitted at an additional £15 per pet.

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • limited accessibility

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Downstairs bathroom with jacuzzi bath, sink and wc. Upstairs bathroom with oval bath, separate quadrant shower, sink and wc.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8-10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (downstairs) with double bed. Bedroom 2 (downstairs) with king-size bed. Bedroom 3 (upstairs) with twin beds. Bedroom 4 (upstairs) with king-size bed.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: The heating is by electric storage heaters and electric convector heaters. There is an open fire place in the lounge and solid fuel can be purchased locally. Outside: There is a private garde on all sides of the house. Utility Room: Washer/Dryer. Microwave. Freezer. Additional sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the price. The house is cleaned once a week.

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