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

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
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 Big Moon or Waterfront Cafe both offering dramatic sea views or treat yourself to afternoon tea at the Carron Restaurant in Art Deco surroundings. 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.

We have chosen to continue advertising the way that Owners Direct previously offered and therefore have not taken up the option of on-line bookings which is being offered as an alternative since Owners Direct has come under new ownership. We prefer to liaise direct with our guests and therefore you will not incur any surcharges. All contact will be direct with ourselves (either by phone 07746482324 or email) which we guarantee you will be satisfied with (you only have to read our reviews!). We hope that once you have visited Stonehaven you will feel like us and want to keep coming back!

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi

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.

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18 Reviews

5
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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5

Short winter break

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best self catering properties we have ever stayed in. The owner (Frances) had thought of every detail, and the accommodation was exceptionally comfortable and well equipped, with lots of extra little touches. The location was also great - right in the middle of the town, and a 2 minute walk from the lovely beach. Communication with the owner was great. She provided lots of information, and was very helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. As you say we are in a great location with everything on our doorstep. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future
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5

Deserved 5 star rating for this apartment.

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked into this apartment we felt completely at home it has such a calming atmosphere about it. The whole apartment is tastefully decorated and exceptionally clean. The kitchen is well equipped with all the facilities you’d expect from a kitchen and the necessary utensils, crockery etc. The fridge was stocked with essentials such as milk, butter and juice, along with a few luxury items which was a lovely surprise, there’s also a cupboard with basics such as pasta, cereal, soup etc, so no need to rush to the shops on arrival. The lounge is comfortable with a smart TV and games for children. The bedrooms are beautifully done out with plenty of storage space for clothes etc. The bathroom has a great shower and the bath is deep, ideal for a good soak after the long walk to Dunnotter Castle – which we would highly recommend. There is a book with detail of things to do in the area which was useful to us as well as all the essential information regarding the apartment if you needed it. Frances is the perfect host, a quick call on arrival to make sure everything is ok and assurance that if you need anything she’s available to contact by phone. The personalised gifts were a lovely touch, and the bath bomb was just the ticket after a day out. Stonehaven itself is a lovely place to be, long strolls on the beach, plenty of restaurants, bars, fish and chip shops, a small supermarket, gift shops and ‘Aunty Bettys’ which is a must. If ever we were in the vicinity again we wouldn’t hesitate in re-booking. We’d highly recommend this apartment which is absolutely deserved of its 5 star rating.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your fab comments and I am glad you enjoyed your stay both in our apartment and in Stonehaven itself which really is a lovely place. Our aim is for our guests to relax and feel and home and want to come back and visit again!
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5

Modern stylish property, plenty of room for 5

  • 5 of 5

The property was very Modern, stylish, clean and wonderful smelling fragrances on entering each room, we where treated to gifts, Thank you Frances.

It felt like home from home and the little ones love it there, the apartment was central to the town and you didn't have to travel far for the shops or beach? However with food in the fridge the beach and harbour could be your first visit rather than a shop!

We had a great time in Stonehaven and surrounding areas.

I would most definitely rent the same apartment again?

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It's great that you felt it was a "home from home" as that is what my aim is, for my guests to have the luxury of being on holiday as well as being able to come back and relax after a day sightseeing. It was a pleasure to host your family and I hope you will return.
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5

Fantastic, clean, modern appartment

  • 5 of 5

Our first holiday from Switzerland in Scotland: we can't say enough good things about it! The apartment was tidy, clean and very well equipped.

Frances was a great host and made us feel very welcome in this beautiful place. She considered all details for her guests and answered always promptly when we had a question. Thanks a lot! Absolutely a perfect place from which to explore the Aberdeenshire: St Cyrus beach, Fowlsheugh, Forvie National Nature Reserve, Scolty Hill ....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was delighted to welcome you as my first family from Switzerland and thank you for your lovely comments. As you say Stonehaven is a great base for touring and there are so many places to explore near by. I hope you come back and visit "Stoney" again.
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5

Wonderful gem in beautiful Stonehaven

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my husband and 3 children (ages 4,6, and 8) for a week in this lovely flat in Stonehaven. Frances could not have been more welcoming - we arrived to a treasure box of personalized gifts, chocolates on the bed and a fridge with enough food to last a couple of days! The kids wondered if Frances was related to Santa Claus!

The flat was clean, beautifully decorated and Frances was always available for any help we might need.

Stonehaven is a charming fishing village with excellent restaurants (particularly the Tollbooth and Creel Inn), beautiful walks (along the beach and then cliff walk to Dunnottar Castle), and friendly locals.

I highly recommend this flat to anyone staying in the area. We will certainly be back. Thank you Frances for a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. As you say there are so many excellent restaurants in the area and if you like walking Stonehaven is definitely the place to come to as there are so many beautiful walks. It was a delight to have you all staying and I do hope you will come back again.
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place to stay - clean tidy and very well equipped.

Great location in the centre of Stonehaven with everything in easy walking distance.

The personal touches and gifts were a lovely extra treat - thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your comments which is appreciated. As you say the flat is great as it is so central and everything is so near which is just what you want when you are on holiday. Looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rate 5
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£270
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£450
 
 
Rate 6
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£440
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Rate 7
5 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
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£450
 
 
Rate 8
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
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£500
 
 
Rate 8
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
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£550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
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£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact me direct on 07746482324 to answer any questions before submitting an enquiry. Payment to be made in full 6 weeks prior to booking or by prior agreement should this be a last minute booking. £100 deposit required on initial booking which will automatically be converted to a security/damage deposit. It is a stipulation of the booking that guests must sign and agree to terms and conditions which will be sent to them at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible so please contact me direct and we will try and meet your needs. Please also contact me if you wish to discuss shorter rents at quieter periods. Departure 10.00 a.m. Arrival 4 p.m.

OD offers guests two options; online bookings or by contacting the owner direct. We have chosen to administer our bookings personally with the method of payment being bank transfer through a reputable Bank thus giving the guest complete security and not incurring any further surcharges. Full balance is required to be paid six weeks prior to let. Please email or telephone for further info.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Modern newly 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.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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 6ft) and offering ample storage

Outside

  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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. Newly 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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