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Luxury, Fully Renovated Seaside Cottage, Comfortably Sleeps 7 w/All Mod Cons

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Cullen, Grampian, Scotland - Luxuriously Appointed Seaside Cottage, Sleeping 7.

A luxuriously appointed, fully renovated fisherman's cottage a stone's throw from the lovely beach in Cullen Bay. Comfortably sleeps seven and is ideal for couples and families of all ages. The cottage is perfectly suitable for visitors who may not be so mobile. Aired and heated all year round, our cottage is exactly as we would wish any property to be that we ourselves would rent. We use the cottage ourselves when we come up to surf and you can expect every feature and luxury that we have in our main house in Edinburgh. A romantic getaway or a quiet holiday with little toddlers or an action packed adventure for older kids, our cottage is the perfect base to explore all that Cullen and the Moray Firth have to offer.

Douglas Thomson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Douglas Thomson

Our own family cottage that we rent out now that our surfing teenager has other interests. Been coming to this area for more years than we care to remember, so know all the locals and the way life is in this part of the world.

Douglas Thomson purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Douglas Thomson chose Cullen

Ten years ago. Needed a base for surfing on the Maray coast - nowhere better. Fantastic relaxing part of the country, but only a short drive to Aberdeen or Inverness for the big city feel. The weather always seems to be kind and the beaches are amongst the best in Europe - handy when the cottage is only 100m to our beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Luxury and especially important, effective central heating and wood burning stoves! Aired and heated throughout the year, so none of that damp feel of so many cottages. Kitted out to the highest standard, you can even do your own cordon bleu cooking in our fabulous kitchen and then sit down round the huge dining table and talk about the next day's plans. Or relax in the huge bath upstairs or have a game of Scrabble in front of the wood burning stoves. On that odd occasion of poor weather, just stay in and be nice and warm. Unlimited superfast fibe optic broadband included.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Didn't want to leave, it's just so nice here, even granny loved it.

Fabulous - love the stoves.

Everything you need for your perfect break - we'll be back next year.
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cullen in Moray

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor has an easy access shower room which is perfect for cooling down after a day of soaking up the sun on Cullen beach! Upstairs has the luxurious family bathroom with a huge bath for a long, relaxing soak.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor has a twin bedroom with easy access for the less mobile. Upstairs has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a traditional cabin bed that everyone will want to sleep in!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: A spacious property for a perfect relaxing holiday. Ideal for the family to be together, but with sufficient space to not being on top of one another. You'll not want to leave at the end of your stay in one of the most luxuriously appointed holiday cottages on the Moray Coast. Outside: Small sun trap courtyard at the rear with charcoal bbq, table and chairs and a pull-out clothes drier for washing and drying wetsuits. Even if it's cool, you'll still want to wrap up and sit outside with a glass of wine in the evening - we do it all year round! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxurious white bath towels, beach towels and all bed linen is provided. The cottage is cleaned for your arrival and on your departure.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in Cullen the beautiful cottage had everything we needed to feel at home the photos don't do it justice made lots of happy memories and family calling in to see us as my partners mum and grandparents were born and raised in Cullen and he spent his child hood holidays here with his sister who also came with us we will definitely be back to stay in this cottage home away from home Cullen has always had a special place in our hearts.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place would highly recommend to anyone

  • 5 of 5

Couldn’t thank Doug enough for the stay great modern place with everything you would need and more. comfortable room and living area

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday base

  • 5 of 5

Spacious cottage in wonderful Seatown. Everything you need for a stay by the sea, fantastic kitchen, large bedrooms and enough bathrooms!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We want to keep this treasure a secret!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely and deceptively large cottage that is very well equipped. My family and I would be more than happy to stay here again. Highly recommended...don't tell anyone please!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love, love, love Cullen and this cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed at this cottage twice and it doesn't disappoint. Lovely cottage, beautifully renovated and an ideal cottage for our family to stay in. We love coming back to Cullen and have very much enjoyed coming back to this cottage. Can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage - everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped & spacious, homely cottage. Plenty of games for the kids - who all loved the cabin bed! Superb kitchen. We had a great holiday & would definitely book again. Highly recommended. The Dunn Family, Warrington, Cheshire.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Inverness or Aberdeen
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Three Kings
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Cullen Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
Inverness or Aberdeen
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Three Kings
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
1 minute walk to sandy beach
Car: recommended


A 30 second walk to the wonderful sandy beaches of Cullen on the Moray Firth with wonderful clear water for swimming (with or without a wetsuit!). wonderful secluded beaches all the way along the coast between Aberdeen and Inverness. Shallow sandy areas around Cullen harbour where little kids can muck around without coming to any harm.


One hour drive to both Aberdeen and Inverness airports. Both are serviced by a full range of budget and scheduled airlines. A wide range of car hire agencies operate from both airports. Regular train services from Aberdeen and Inverness call at Keith, 15 minutes from the property. Regular bus services pass within 100m of the property, travelling through north east Scotland.


5 minutes walk to centre of Cullen village with all amenities. 50 miles to both Aberdeen and Inverness for shopping and theatre visits. For rainy days, Macduff has a wonderful aquarium only 10 miles along the coast whilst Elgin 20 miles in the opposite direction has a wonderful old fashioned cinema showing the latest movies.

Further Details:

Bank, post office, supermarket , bars and restaurants in Cullen itself. Further along the coast, Buckie has wider choice and further along Elgin has much more. Every activity imaginable is available in the local area - you'll be spoilt for choice.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cullen, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive Period 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% payment as deposit to confirm booking. Balance to be paid 8 weeks before booking date. Payment in full for booking less than 8 weeks in advance. Cheque or bank transfer accepted. No client damage deposit required.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover. Arrival after 4pm on Saturday. Departure by 10am on Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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