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STONEHAVEN - Enjoy Contemporary Style Living in 3 Bed Apartment 80m From Sea

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Stonehaven, Grampian, Scotland - Bright, Stylish, Recently Modernised and Central In Historic Town

Only 80 metres from the sea and promenade, you can relax and feel at home in our stylish, recently modernised 3 bedroom listed apartment. The first floor accommodation is on two floors with bright, spacious open plan kitchen/dining /living room area and single cosy bedroom situated on the first floor. Living space/dining area provides adequate seating and the luxury of a SMART TV with Bluray/DVD player. Free wifi is also provided. Our lovingly and painstakingly restored staircase leads up to a bright, stylish twin bedroom with wall mounted TV/DVD player as well as a further attractive double bedroom with luxury bedding, tasteful decor and SMART TV. Our recently modernised bathroom offering our guests the use of complimentary products is also located on the upper floor.

No car is necessary, as soon as you walk out the front door, everything is on your doorstep – lovely local little shops in which to browse in, cafes, restaurants, banks, small supermarkets, everything you could wish for. Have a gentle stroll via the scenic route along the promenade, stopping off at Molly’s for a delicious home cooked breakfast, lunch or dinner, or pay a visit next door from Molly's to the Bay Fish and Chip shop (brilliant fresh fish and worth the wait!) You may simply want to relax with a leisurely coffee at the Waterfront Cafe offering dramatic sea views or treat yourself to afternoon tea at Arduthie House which offers delicious home baking. If you prefer sample some fine dining at one of Scotland’s best seafood restaurants, The Tolbooth (booking essential) overlooking the picturesque, historic harbour or just sit by the sea with an ice-cream from Aunt Betty’s – (toppings a must!) and soak in the atmosphere, whilst dolphin spotting. Further restaurants, cafes, bars, ice-cream shops, fish and chip shops (including the Carron famous for its deep fried Mars bars) can be found in the surrounding streets and are too numerous to mention you will just keep finding them!

For the children there is the adventure playground, teenagers the skate park and don’t forget to bring your swimming costume for a quick splash in our famous Art Deco Olympic sized heated out-door pool (summer months only) and offering midweek midnight swims. The leisure centre has an indoor pool open all year. We also have a bowling green, putting and tennis courts – there is something for everyone.

If you are feeling energetic you can walk up through Bervie Braes towards Dunnottar Castle - well worth the climb as once at the top the view on a nice day is amazing of Stonehaven Bay. A further five minute walk and passing the war memorial, you will see our iconic Dunnottar Castle in the distance a spectacular fortress ruins where you can take in the breathtaking awesome scenery, imagining life in the 15th century (Part of Hamlet was filmed here starring Mel Gibson) and a “must” visit. There is a road-train which operates in the summer months from the Market Square if you don’t feel like walking.

Stonehaven also has one of the oldest golf courses in Scotland which straddles the Highland Fault Line and offers scenic views across Stonehaven Bay towards Dunnottar (visitors welcome any time). Nearby, the sandstone cliffs of Fowlsheugh hold one of Scotland's largest sea bird colonies. View the puffins during their nesting period; a truly memorable experience.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our introduction. . If you are interested in the property and visiting Stonehaven please contact me initially through the Enquiry button before making a definite Reservation as I still have lots more information to give you and I can also confirm your price at that time. I would also appreciate if you could just add a little note about yourself and your guests. If you then decide to make a reservation, once you have paid the service fee to Owners Direct I then manage your booking personally and can provide a variety of secure payment methods.

We hope that once you have visited Stonehaven you will feel like us and want to keep coming back!

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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Frances


Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.

I was born and brought up in Aberdeen 15 miles to the north of Stonehaven so over the years have had many trips to this seaside town and a lot of happy memories. Due to work I had to move away but still have many friends and relatives in this area and visit regularly. I was lucky enough to purchase this property in 2013 and still can't believe it! I love Stonehaven and hope that after your visit you too will see why.

Frances purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Frances chose Stonehaven

Stonehaven is quite simply a beautiful place and is great for young and old alike. Once you have visited, you will definitely want to come back!

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is quirky, has everything on it's doorstep and is lovingly looked after by the owner; a real home from home and somewhere you will experience true Scottish hospitality which we pride ourselves in offering. We are sure you will have a great time from start to finish - you only have to read our reviews!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Modern recently fitted family bathroom with full size bath and overhead shower with shower screen. Towel rails and accessories as well as the use of complimentary bath products.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on upper floor with standard double bed and SMART TV Bedroom 2 on upper floor with twin beds and wall mounted TV/DVD player Bedroom 3 on first floor with single bed (only suitable for people less than 5ft 10) and offering ample storage
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Home from home. Welcome pack. The use of complimentary bathroom products. SMART TV and Bluray/DVD player in living area. Free wifi is also provided. Jigsaws, cards, DVDs for rainy days. Wall mounted TV/DVD player in twin bedroom. SMART TV in double bedroom. Central heating and electricity included. Recently modernised spacious kitchen with all mod cons including separate fridge and freezer. Ample storage throughout. Please note we operate a strictly no smoking policy and regrettably no pets are allowed. Outside: Restricted on-street parking throughout the day beside the property and unrestricted within 100 yards. There is also a car-park in the Market Square a minute's walk away. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen included but please bring your own beach towels.


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STONEHAVEN - Enjoy Contemporary Style Living in 3 Bed Apartment 80m From Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Amazing stay for Hogmanay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Francis for an amazing holiday in Stonehaven and for being so thoughtful and helpful. The apartment was lovely and felt every bit a home from home. There was everything you could possibly need and more. We were really comfortable and you can tell there has been a lot of thought, effort and attention to detail, put into making this apartment a welcoming comfortable place to stay. I can highly recommend staying here.

We booked this week in particular to see the Stonehaven Hogmanay Fireballs and were not disappointed. There was street entertainment by a Pipe Band and street drummers before the parade. The ceremony started at midnight and there were 50 or so men and women paraded up and down the High Street swinging fiercely flaming balls around their heads. This finished with them being thrown into the harbour and a fantastic fireworks display.

Stonehaven is a lovely place to visit with some fantastic coastal walks for all the family. we especially enjoyed visiting Dunnottar Castle. During our stay we visited Aviemore (which is about 2 hours by car) taking the Funicular railway to the top of the mountain, which has some fantastic views over the Caingorms. Another place we found was Newburgh Beach (about 40 mins drive) which is a lovely beach and home to a large seal colony.

We all really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am glad you enjoyed your Scottish Hogmanay. Stonehaven is a great place for holidaymakers to choose as their base. There are so many places to visit either nearby including our famous Dunnottar Castle or for taking day trips to explore further afield.
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The property was wonderful. Clean, well equipped with lots of little thoughtful touches.

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this property if you want somewhere in the town centre of Stonhaven. 3 lovely bedrooms. Clean and well stocked living and kitchen area and the shops on your doorstep. Half way between the harbour and the play area/open air swimming pool. Frances was very thoughtful and considerate throughout the stay. If we return to Stonehaven again (without our dog) we would re-book. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such considerate guests and taking the time to write a review. Although Stonehaven is a small town it is great having a central location as you are close by to everything including the sea and don't have to walk far to see all Stonehaven's attractions.
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A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

A lovely clean and homely property, the little personal touches left by Frances made us feel very welcome, everything we could have needed was provided. Set right in the centre of Stonehaven you are close to all amenities plenty of places to eat and only a minute from the sea. We spent Christmas week here and thoroughly enjoyed it, we even had snow. We would definatly recommend to anyone wanting a quite getaway. Plenty to do and some lovely walks. Thank you for a lovely christmas

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you all enjoyed Xmas at Stonehaven. We pride ourselves in offering true Scottish hospitality and try to ensure that all our guests have all their home comforts to hand; particularly important at times like Christmas! As you say our home has everything on its doorstep so ideal for those on holiday. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
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Amazing apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored this home away from home! Every thought was taken by Frances for comfort and ease of use, with little touches that were surprising and pleasing. The decor was lovely, her manual was very detailed, the place was clean and smelled very nice. We enjoyed the location in town, close to stores and restaurants. The parking was very easy. The location of the town itself was great for taking day trips. While in town, we also took many walks. One of our favorites was to Dunnattar Castle--definitely worth it if you can--and even found one of those rocks you paint, hide and find. The people in town were very friendly, too! I would stay here again! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the fab review. As you say the location of the town is great for taking day trips as well as having many beautiful walks and things to do on your doorstep. We love Stonehaven and glad you did too!
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A home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely well equipped house with all home comforts provided. Frances made us feel at home & gave us several recommendations which were well received by us all. Stonehaven has everything you could need and Dunnottar Castle is well worth a visit. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We pride ourselves in being able to offer our guests all their home comforts so after a day's sightseeing they are able to come back home and relax.
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This property is first class all the way. Very comfortable, modern, and appointed with everything you need. It is truly "home away from home"! Additionally, Stonehaven is a wonderful community with a great beach and broad walk; excellent and affordable food; and one of the best castles in all of Scotland within walking distance. From our perspective, this property and Stonehaven are hidden gems where you can spend time with the "real people" of Scotland and not be overrun by tourists!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


80 metres from sea and promenade. Beautiful sandy beaches along the coastline from Aberdeen to Lunan Bay (one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland) - all within 30 minutes drive.


Aberdeen airport is approx 20 miles from Stonehaven.

Railway station which provides good links both north and south of the town is a pleasant 15 minute walk.

Bus rank 5 minute walk which services surrounding villages as well as to further afield.

Taxi rank 2 minute walk.


Aberdeen 15 miles north which can be reached by either car, bus, train or taxi.

Montrose 25 minutes drive south and can be reached by car, bus or train.

Dundee 45 minutes drive south and can be reached by car, bus or train.

Glasgow and Edinburgh can both be accessed by rail for a day trip.

Further Details:

Local quirky shops, numerous restaurants, hotels, small supermarkets, coffee shops, banks and even a small post office all on your doorstep. Tourist Information Centre across the road (closed winter months re-opens April 2015). Adventure playground, skate park and leisure centre with indoor pool, bowling, putting and tennis all within a 5-10 minute walk. Art Deco Olympic Sized Heated Open Air Pool (open summer months only with weekly midnight swims) 5-10 minute walk along promenade.

Events in Stonehaven include: The Feein' Market (June), Folk Festival (July), Highland Games (July), the Harbour Festival (August), The Real Ale Festival (November) as well as the world famous New Year Fireball Ceremony and Open Air in the Square concerts.

Aberdeen is easily accessible and great for a day trip. Also known as "The Granite City and Oil Capital of Europe” it has so much to offer the tourist, from wandering through the historic merchant quarter, enjoying a picnic at one of the many beautiful parks, making sandcastles at the beach, sampling the delights of one of the many restaurants or dancing the night away at one of the night clubs.

Altens & Tullos Industrial Estates sit at the south of Aberdeen city and is 20 minutes by car so the property is ideal for anyone on short stay business trips.

To the South Montrose is a 25 minutes drive where you can visit the Visitor Centre at Montrose Basin opened by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and open all year round. A must for all bird watchers.

Royal Deeside which is amongst the most beautiful places in Scotland and runs between Banchory and Braemar. This area is the home of many fine castles including the royal Balmoral Castle and Crathes Castle.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Stonehaven, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 13
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 14
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 15
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 16
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 17
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 18
5 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible and we will try and meet your needs. Please also contact me if you wish to discuss shorter rents at quieter periods. Normally departure is 10.00 a.m. and arrival 4.30/5.00 p.m. Please note there is an additional £10.00 per night for a fifth person if staying for three nights only which is offered during quieter periods.

Payment to be made in full 6-8 weeks prior to booking. A short booking form and terms and conditions will be sent to you at time of booking. This must be completed and returned within seven days. Should you opt to pay by PayPal, unfortunately they charge overseas guests an additional 4.5 - 5%. There will therefore be an additional 3% charge and I will waive the further 1.5 - 2 %.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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