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Traditional lime washed holiday cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Cullen, Grampian, Scotland - Beautiful country cottage with quick access to local beaches

Bleachfield Cottage was built as an extended cottage to the main Mill House in 1800 and fully renovated in 2008. It has beautiful original cottage features like Sash windows and wooden panels. The deep windowsills give the rooms an extra cosy feel. It has central heating and a wood-burner. The cottage lies in a valley surrounded by barley fields and forest. A five minute drive brings you to the next village and beach.

Maren McAllister
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
29 August, 2017

About Maren McAllister

When we first saw Bleachfield House and Cottage it was love at first sight. Coming both from country locations this area amazed even us. We love the peace and solitude about it.

Having travelled the world in recent years quiet a bit, it is always a joy to come back to our home.

We have deer and wild birds on our doorstep and to know that we have several beaches so close to us is just great. We have a Mini Schnauzer and love animals so we are happy for people bringing their dogs and we also give the opportunity to care for them if guests like to go on day trips.

Maren McAllister purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Maren McAllister chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

It's in the country side but also close to the local beaches and shops. We like the community and the peace we find living here.

What makes this cottage unique

It has so much character and neighbors always tell us stories about our house and how it was used as a mill and bleaching field when it was built. You can feel the history especially when you are out in the garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

' Stunning views everywhere! We loved the peace and cosyness of your cottage!' Ann + Eugene McCann

' Thanks for a great time in your lovely cottage! We can't wait to come back!'

Torsten + Karin
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Moray in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with bath/shower combination
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 adults(1 bedroom) 1 child on request Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with king-size bed and extra single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We are more than happy to accomodate up to 2 well behaved dogs, if they are not very sociable pls keep them on the lead. Outside: Large garden with use of a barbecue and extra furniture on request Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning once a week, linen and towels are included, tumble dryer can be used for a small charge


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Traditional lime washed holiday cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Ohope North Island New Zealand

Best little cottage in Scotland !!'

  • 5 of 5

One of the best self-catering cottages we have stayed in - warm and welcoming - a pleasure to come back to each night after a hard days sightseeing!! Well stocked - we wanted for nothing - well done Maren !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this lovely cottage for a couple of days and had a great time . The cottage was immaculate and cosy. Very comfortable and well maintained. The nearby villages and walks make this an ideal deal location if you want to sight see. Or you could just relax by the fire. We will definitely be back .

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aberdeen, Scotland


  • 5 of 5

My partner and I booked a very last minute weekend stay in January. The cottage was beautifully traditional, immaculate, clean, cosy, in tranquil surroundings and it had everything you could ever need to make your stay special. It was so well equipped and the little touches supplied by Maren - like the doggie drawer of blankets & goodies - made it feel like you were stepping into a home rather than a rented cottage. It's perfectly situated for touring the coast or inland, and the bonus for us - doggie friendly. I could not fault our stay nor the kindness and care Maren showed us. Well worth a visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A perfect location and a perfect property, did not want or need for anything. Spent three nights with my husband and 3 year old son, accommodation is ideal for a little one it's very spacious and clean, our son loved sleeping in the children's bed.

Spotted deer in the neighbouring fields and having sheep for neighbours was great 😀

There is lots to see and do locally including amazing beaches and really good walks.

Short drive to Fochabers lovely garden centre with outdoor play facilities. There was so much to do we didn't do all the things we had planned........perfect excuse to go back.........

Thank you Maren you were great, on hand if we needed anything, but as you had catered for literally every need we were fine.

We would definitely recommend your cottage to friends and family and looking forward to booking again to see the area in a different season.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Angus, Scotland

A perfect hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect & spacious cottage for 2 people (or 1 person if you fancy some quiet time). I stayed there over New Year 2015. The owners are a delight and live next door but keep to themselves unless you need anything.

The cottage has a super well equipped kitchen (utensils, plus all the basics - salt, suger, tea, coffee), bathroom (towels, shampoo) and lounge (cds, dvds, logs for the wood burner). It's cosy and simple.

The beach is within 5 mins drive and there are some lovely walks nearby (although it's also lovely to just keep the fire going and stay in!), It's remote enough to be silent most of the day & night but 5 mins from Cullen if you need some human contact and close enough to Elgin for a larger supermarket or some action at the sports centre (good lanes pool).

I'd totally recommend Bleachfield ... even with the risk that it gets so booked up that I can't get the dates I want when I go back there (me, me,me) - which will definitely happen before the year's out.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Impeccable !!

  • 5 of 5

Très jolie maison, propriétaires très sympas et très disponibles. Région très charmante. Je recommande.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Cullen beach is a popular tourist destination and only 2.5 miles away. As well is the quiet and child friendly beach in Sandend.

Along the coast, a two mile drive, can you find 'Findlater' Castle, an imposing ruin on a rock in the sea.

Portsoy is five miles away and has a beautiful historical harbour and during the summer a popular boat festival and music events.


Aberdeen/ Inverness Airport are each a seventy minute drive

Car hire is available from both airports


Cullen shops, beach, antiques 2.5 miles

Buckie town, Tesco, Lidl 8 miles

Sandend beach 2.5 miles

Further Details:

Along the coastline are some stunning walking tracks and 15 min drive the famous whiskey trail. A day trip to Avimore and the Caingorms takes you 1.5 hrs drive and is highly recommended if you stay for a week or longer.

We provide daycare for pets and breakfast on request for an additional charge.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Moray, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Jun 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 3
18 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To secure booking please deposit money not later than 3 weeks before arrival. Any cancellations made later than 2 weeks before the booking date require the deposit as charge. Cancellation cant be made later than one week before. Summer holidays require full payment when cancellation.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time is after 2.30pm.
Departure is at 10.30am on checkout day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.