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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A quaint, traditional stone built cottage with private enclosed garden. The cottage accomodates 4/5 within the 2 bedrooms. There is a modern cottage style kitchen and bathroom with shower. Comfortable livingroom with direct access to outdoor space. Wifi and telephone (incoming calls only) included. An ideal base to visit tourist attractions along the North East coast of Scotland.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portsoy 6 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Aberdeen 85 km, Nearest railway: Huntly 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
Outside dining facilities and secure, fenced garden for pets and young children.
About this location
The Aberdeenshire region
Surrounded on two sides by 100 miles of unspoilt coastline and on the third by the 4,000-foot tops cairngorms, Aberdeenshire offers sand dunes and vertiginous cliffs, mountain and heather moor, granite towns, sturdy slate-roofed villages and local folk sure of their own special culture - and all ready with a genuine welcome.
From the Cairngorms down across the rolling farmland, this is a place cut by delightful valleys and winding rivers - the Dee, Don, Deveron, Ugie and Ythan.
This is in many ways the heartland of what people expect Scotland to be - malt whisky, salmon and trout-stocked rivers, golf links, moors home to stag grouse and eagle, castle at every corner, Highland Games and unpretentious people with very individual speech and identity.
Aberdeenshire is the perfect place whatever the season and whatever your interests.
The winter snow conditions at the Lecht and Cairnwell can be excellent and during 2009/10 accumulations compared favourably with the Alps! After an après-ski ceilidh, dark skies provide ideal sky-watching conditions for stars and never-to-be forgotten Northern Lights.
Spring is heralded in February by snowdrop carpeted in woodlands such as Crathes Castle and in March by first flowering of the daffodils at Haddo House.
Summer events commence at the end of May with the Banffshire Coastal Partnership's visual arts festival – COAST - at venues in Banff, Macduff, Whitehills and Portsoy.
Next there is The first weekend in July sees the 17th Scottish Traditional Boat Festival when historic Portsoy harbour is the venue for a plethora of small sailing craft, steam launches and restored Fiffies and Zulus.
In addition there is an excellent Food Fayre and traditional international folk music from NE Scotland, the Northern Isles, Scandinavia and the Continent.
On the first Sunday and Monday in August all roads lead to Turriff Show at the Haughs Turriff. Turra is the largest two-day show in Scotland and welcomes in excess of 35,000 visitors and exhibitors.
As well as the livestock lines with the best of the North East's animals, there is a full arena programme each afternoon and evening.
The Industrial Exhibition Tent and Food Producers Hall are outstanding and then there are all the exhibitor stands catering for country living.
Wherever one is visiting Northern Scotland there are scenic routes to Aberdeenshire:
•from Dundee take the A90 to the Howe o' The Mearns
• from Perth take the A93 to Royal Deeside
• from Aviemore take the A939 to Donside
• from Fochabers take either the A96 to Huntly or the coastal A98
The picturesque village of Cornhill is a small village close to Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
There is the local garage Ewens of Cornhill, Post Office and the local pub Peggy Duffs. There is a nearby castle, Castle of Park, also known as Park House, which was built in the 16th century. There is a local Church of Scotland which is a joint church between Ordiquhill and Cornhill.
Cornhill has its own highland games in summer, including the Knock Hill race, a 8.5 mile race up the nearby Knock Hill and back.
Cornhill is central for many attractions. Portsoy is 5 miles away which is a lovely fishing 17th century fishing village which hosts the annual Portsoy Boats Festival. Banff is 8 miles away where Duff House Golf Corse, Castle and grounds are found. There is also a swimming pool, Tescos, play parks, astro turf, gym and local shops and cafés. Macduff is 9 miles away which has Macduff Aquarium, 10 pin bowling and play barn, Tarlair Golf Corse and Driving Range.
In the other direction there is Huntly which is 12 miles away. Here you will find larger shops and local amenities, swimming pool, golf corse, play parks, Nordic Ski Centre, Huntly castle (ruins) and The Fulconary Centre.
There is plenty to do and see for all ages within a 20 mile radius so come and visit us soon.
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1 Jun 2014
"Cosy, convenient location for exploring north east Scotland"
We stayed here for just 3 days. It was a great location to visit various places on the east coast. We did day trips each day to Lossimouth, Nairn, Inverness and Banff/McDuff. The cottage had everythin… More
18 Oct 2012
"The best holiday cottage we have stayed in"
A warm welcome was given upon arrival at the property. A lovely, warm and cosy property with excellent facilities and attention to detail. A well-placed location offering easy access for further exploration of the Moray Coast.
Hope to return soon.
1 Oct 2012
Fantastic cottage everything you need in a quiet area but still near to shops and restaurants. Freindly welcolm and spotlessly clean. Will be booking again .… More