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Harbour Cottage - Gardenstown


Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Cottage on Road above Harbour

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Harbour Cottage, Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire offers the best of North East Scotland's coast and country. Situated on the Moray Firth coastline, it boasts amazing views out to sea from the delightful harbour and beach. You may catch a glimpse of the dolphins, that often swim in the bay, being just one species of the abundance of wildlife the area is inhabited by.

Originally an old net store, for the once thriving fishing village, the accommodation had been fully restored to a high standard. The open plan design, which has one en-suite bedroom, is ideally suited to a couple looking for a peaceful getaway at an affordable price.

Entrance is through our newly built porch, where you can hang coats jackets etc. The downstairs has kitchen, with dining area, and lounge. The kitchen has cooker, washing machine and other domestic appliances for your use. The lounge has a TV, DVD player, music centre and a selection of CDs, DVDs and books. There is a spiral stair leading to the upper floor.

Upstairs is the bedroom with double bed (linen included), a second TV with DVD player, and ensuite. There are views over the bay. The bathroom has a corner bath and separate shower with wc and basin. Towels are provided.

A full size single self inflating electric airbed is available for a child or additional guest. A travel cot and booster table seat can also be provided. Linen is not provided for the third additional bed or cots.

Heating is electric eco wall panel heaters.

Gardenstown, locally known as Gamrie, was built into the old red sandstone cliffs. This traditional fishing village has much to explore - walks, heritage, arts and crafts, to name but a few. Together with the adjacent villages of Crovie and Pennan it has proved to be a sought after film and TV location due to it's natural beauty and heritage. It is also in close proximity to a number of great visitor attractions, golf clubs, whisky trail and much more.

The village itself has a pub, shop, restaurant and art/craft gallery with tearoom. For those who want to stay in touch with the outside - free WIFI is available in the cottage. We are also 'Pet Friendly!.

Many visitors return to the village year after year to experience the wonderful sunsets, friendly local community and little peace away from a mad, mad, world!

SHORT BREAKS from 2 Nights - Please contact us for prices.

Casa Las Eras is registered with the Tourist Board of Andalucia - Vivienda Rural No. VTAR/CO/169

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gardenstown
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aberdeen - Dyce 60 km, Nearest railway: Aberdeen 70 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair

The Aberdeenshire region

There are numerous activities for enthusiasts of all kinds, walking, fishing, birdwatching, seatrips to observe the staggering array of wildlife to name but a few. There are also many cultural and visitor centres which provide a wealth of information and a great deal of fun.



The small village harbour is full of small boats and is a main focus of the village. There are local festivals organised throughout the summer. A lovely restaurant is located on the habour grounds. Booking is advised.

The beach lies to the west of the village where adults and children alike can enjoy walking, exploring or generally relaxing. There are two streams that run down from the cliffs into the sea. Dolphins, and sometimes even whales, can often be seen in the bay. Puffins, herons and an abundance of other bird life have made the beach and surrounding cliffs their home. At the far end you can walk up the hillside to the historic St Johns Churchyard, said to have originated in 1004, which sits proudly overlooking Gardenstown. The churchyard can also be accessed by road on the outskirts of the village.

The local pub sits at the end of the Main Street where you can enjoy a leisurely drink in a traditional atmosphere. Food is also served. There is also a shop at the top of the village where you can pick up any essentials.

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Review 1-10 of 12

18 Oct 2014



Very comfortable cottage with everything you could need. Owner has been very thoughtful. Good communication before we arrived. Lovely area to stay in, our dogs were welcome too!No hesitation in recomm… More

21 Sep 2014


"Simply lovely"

This unique cottage is even lovelier than expected. All mod cons plus the delightful historic village for a truly magical experience. The owner Sue has created a lovely haven for visitors, and has pro… More

7 Sep 2014


"très bien"

Nous avons séjourné en famille avec deux enfants de 6 et 2 ans .En arrivant deux lits d'appoint étaient préparés pour nos filles.Le logement était parfaitement tenu et les différents conta… More

24 Jun 2014


"Amazing - we just didn't want to come home!"

Sue is a very warm and friendly person and from the initial contact everything went extremely well. Communication was excellent when it was required and info sent as promised, contact names and numbe… More

26 Apr 2014


"Fantastic break beside the sea."

Great unspoiled location. Fantastic for dogs and their owners. Very relaxing, house is very comfortable, well equipped with all you need. Thanks Sue!… More

6 Jan 2014


"Just a perfect place!"

We have stayed in this cottage in the summer and came back again to stay over Christmas. You can't get much better than this. Lovely cottage, very clean with all you need. The views are stunni… More

24 Oct 2013


"This was our perfect place to stay"

What a fantastic cottage and surprisingly spacious. It has everything you need and is comfortable, clean and welcoming. We had planned to go out for dinner both evenings but as the cottage was so cosy… More

19 Oct 2013


"great cottage in a great location"

We really enjoyed our stay at Harbour Cottage Gardenstown. The cottage itself is so well equipped i couldn't think of a thing that was lacking. I really liked the open plan kitchen/living area wh… More

1 Oct 2013


"Romantic cottage, perfect for two!"

Harbour Cottage is a cosy, wee place with everything you will need for a perfect holiday. The cottage is very comfortable & warm with a beautiful bedroom & stylish en suite. It has a really well equip… More

25 Sep 2013


"Amazing week's holiday!"

Harbour cottage is a beautifully presented and beautifully situated cottage in what I would consider to be one of the loveliest places on earth. I took my husband who had never been to the area before… More

Review 1-10 of 12

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