Cottage in Gardenstown, Nr. Banff, Grampian, Scotland - Recently Renovated To A Very High Standard
With one of the best locations in Gardenstown our historic fisherman's cottage is situated on the seafront with uninterrupted seaviews from every room. The accommodation is over 3 floors and features 3 double bedrooms (one with an ensuite). Recently renovated throughout to include a designer handmade kitchen/dining room with electric range cooker, a large bathroom with freestanding bath and walk in shower. Two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom with an additional double sofabed in the lounge. Spectacular sea views from every room. Stylish interiors featuring an eclectic mix of modern and antique furniture. Electric heating throughout but complimented by two solid fuel stoves. The house features modern insulation so is easily heated throughout the year. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room.
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The kids told us they wanted a house with a bedroom each, right on the sea and where we could take the dog, we found Soundwaves. They were enchanted as soon as they saw it, then followed the inevitable argument for the coved top bedroom! Our daughter declared it was her dream bedroom in her dream home. Yes, the stairs are kinda steep (especially to the top room) but it's a charming property, delightfully quirky and yes the road along the Seatown is.....interesting. We have had an awesome week, the weather couldn't have been better and we went for walks along the beach several times a day (we lost the kids early on as they found their own friends and went pier jumping and/or swimming everyday, wetsuits do come in every handy) Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and you should definitely go to the community cafe. Even the dog had a ball, swimming, chasing seagulls and stealing other dogs balls because he'd lost his own. He liked to lie in wait for people to come along the road so he could get even more attention. We will be back next year.
Activity and Interests
The cottage is on the seafront with spectacular sea views from every room and 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.
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.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
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.
Changeover day during the high season is Saturday. Arrival time is from 4pm onwards and departure is by 10am. Arrival and departure times may be varied on request and depending on staff availability.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with freestanding bath, large walk in shower, wc and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail, En-suite to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and wash hand basin.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize double bed and ensuite shower room. Sea views. Bedroom 2 with twin single beds. Sea views. Bedroom 3 with kingsize double bed. Sea views. Restricted head height.
- Max. occupancy: 8
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- children welcome
- Notes on accommodation: A cot and high chair are available on request. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The cottage is cleaned before and after each stay and on a weekly basis. Other: Back lobby with heated towel rail and back door to the beach.