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Slains Cottage in Cruden Bay

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Excellent 5/5 16 reviews

Slains Cottage

Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Slains Cottage is UR home away from home

It is a One Bedroom Bungalow, sleeping 3 people, one doule bed and one single bed. It also boasts a well equipped Eating Kitchen together with full Fridge/Freezer, Double Oven, Microwave, Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer. The Lounge has a Television with CD/DVD/Video Player. There is also a Walk In Shower Room.

Slains Cottage is ideal for golfers as Cruden Bay Golf Club boasts an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course together with the 9 Hole St. Olaf Course which is a testing 9 hole course. Golfers will receive discounted golf when booking Slains Cottage. It is 2 minutes walk to the Golf Course.

It is also a haven for walkers and wildlife lovers alike and there is a small harbour which you can launch your own boat or watersports are available nearby.

The Village itself has the following amenities - Post Office, Gift Shop, Newsagents, Chemist, Chinese Takeaway, 2 Hotels serving good local produce.

Europe´s largest Fishing Port Peterhead is only 8 miles away where there are 2 Supermarkets, Asda and Morrisons.

Welcome Packs are available - ask for details or view our website.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cruden Bay 500 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aberdeen Airport 35 km, Nearest railway: Aberdeen 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking

The Aberdeenshire region

Cruden Bay is a small fishing village on the North East Coast of Scotland. It is a magical hideaway with miles of Sandy Beach and boasts an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course and a very tricky 9 Hole St. Olaf Course.

The ruins of Slains Castle is where Bram Stoker got the inspiration to pen Dracula and his name can be seen in the Visitors Book at the local Hotel where he stayed.

The village itself has all amenities including a Post Office selling local produce, Newsagents, Chemist, Gift Shop, 2 Hotels serving lovely local produce.

It also has the following amenities and suitable for -

- Golfers (2 minutes walk from the Course)

- Miles of Sandy Beach

- Walkers

- Bird Watching

- Horse Riding

- Watersports

- Friendly outdoor Bowling Green

- Indoor Bowling (winter time only)

- Tennis Courts

- Mainly Rest and Relaxation

Peterhead

Cruden Bay is a beautiful coastal village which is approximately 25 miles from Aberdeen and only 8 miles from Europe´s largest fishing Port of Peterhead.

Cruden Bay Golf Course is one of the most stunning golf courses in the world and Trump International Golf Links is only a ten minute drive away. Peterhead, Ellon and Newburgh are all good golf courses within a short drive also.

There are many historical places to visit such as

Bullers of Buchan (Just outside the Village)

The Bullers of Buchan is an open cave with perpendicular walls - not for the fainthearted! It is located off the A975 three miles north of Cruden Bay. This famous sea chasm is some 200 feet deep, where the ocean rushes in through a natural archway open to the sky. The cliff scenery here is some of the most spectacular in Britain.

HADDO HOUSE

Unusual for Aberdeenshire in that it is not a castle, Haddo House is proud to be the most homely of the north-east of Scotland's great houses open to the public.

FORVIE NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE

Forvie National Nature Reserve can be reached by road following the A975 coastal road from Aberdeen to Cruden Bay. Access to the Reserve can be gained via signposted entrances from the A975. The road itself skirts part of the Reserve, The Ythan Estuary.

FYVIE CASTLE

Fyvie was once a royal stronghold, one of a chain of fortresses throughout medieval Scotland. From 1390, following the Battle of Otterburn, five successive families created probably the finest example of Scottish Baronial architecture. An old tradition claims that these families - Preston, Meldrum, Seton, Gordon and Leith - each built one of Fyvie's five towers.

PITMEDDEN GARDENS

The centrepiece of this property is the Great Garden, originally laid out in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton, 1st Baronet of Pitmedden. In the 1950s re-creation of the elaborate floral designs under the guidance of the late Dr James Richardson, three of the formal parterres were taken from designs possibly used in the gardens at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh in 1647. The fourth parterre is a heraldic design based on Sir Alexander's coat-of-arms. On the 40 ha (100 a) estate is the Museum of Farming Life, Visitor Centre, herb and wildlife gardens.

ADEN COUNTRY PARK

The Aden Country Park and Farming Museum near Mintlaw attracts some 200 000 visitors every year. As well as the farming museum and craft shop, you can visit Hareshowe working farm, a 1950's style farmhouse which was uprooted from its original location at New Deer in 1993. There is also a cafe and caravan site.

Location: Mintlaw is on the A92 about midway between Ellon and Fraserburgh. Travelling north, turn left at the roundabout and the park is on the right. Admission free. Open 1st May to 31st September daily.

GRAMPIAN TRANSPORT MUSEUM

The Grampian Transport Museum at Alford traces the history of road transport in the locality. There are regular exhibitions (tel 019755 62292 for details). In the railway museum you can see the recently restored Cruden Bay Hotel tramcar, which a century ago carried the wealthy hotel guests on the trip between the train station and the hotel. This elegant electrically powered vehicle is the last surviving reminder of the luxurious railway hotel which was meant to transform the Buchan village and its historic golfing links into the St Andrews of the north. The Alford Valley Railway, a 2ft narrow gauge passenger railway, takes half hour trips from Alford Station to Haughton Country Park, then to Murray Park.

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12 Aug 2014

4/5

"Comfortable, well equipped and good value."

I booked this accommodation for family visiting me, including a one year old. For the price I wasn't expecting a great deal, just somewhere for them to sleep. I was pleasantly surprised on visi… More

18 Jul 2014

5/5

"Very comfortable accommodation"

We where welcomed by mike who instructed us where everything was and how to use everything and was always on hand for advice. The accommodation was very well equipped . The bed was very comfy ,it was also nice to sit in decent chairs .we will be back soon

7 Jul 2014

4/5

"Clean, compact and reasonably priced"

Pleasant accommodation with friendly, helpful owner and care-taker. Rear overlooking open field. Close to beach and dramatic cliffs with lots of seabirds including mainland Puffins at Bullars O' Buchan. Good for walking. Peterhead nearby and good coastal run to Portsoy.

5 Jun 2014

5/5

"First visit ever to Cruden Bay Aberdeenshire!"

We were greeted on our arrival by a really, helpful, charming, friendly man who gave us a conducted tour of the property and explained the workings of the electric goods etc. He also pointed us in the direction of the local shops etc. which was very helpful. The cottage itself was very nice and was equipped with all the necessary kitchen facilities you would need. Everything was spotlessly clean including the bedding which was very important to me! Everything was comfortable and pleasant - a home from home really. I would highly recommend the cottage to future guests. We did a lot of exploring and found lovely beaches and walks. Ideal for the local Golf Clubs also. All in all, a delightful cottage!

26 May 2014

5/5

"A homely and clean chalet in a very tidy little village"

We were shown the chalet I would call it, by Mike. He was very friendly and made us feel like we could call on him anytime 'if needed anything at all'. Everything was thought of and supplied. We didn't find anything we needed that wasn't there.
It was nice and warm and clean. DVD's to watch. I especially like the lists of shops, library, descriptions of the area; a DVD on that too. For those who had never been here before; it is great.
One thing I wasn't prepared for; the kitchen knives, though of reasonable quality, were so blunt, they wouldn't cut butter. Otherwise everything else was perfect. Oh, and parking is best across the road; not on the road as advised.

Good afternoon Terence
Thank you very much for your kind comments. It is good to see that we are maintaining our standards at Slains Cottage. I must apologise for the blunt knives, something that we do not check on enough obviously. However, just to let you know I have ordered a new set of Knives and hopefully this will alleviate any problems for future visitors.
Best regards
Shona Farnes

2 Jan 2014

5/5

"Peaceful and well equipped holiday cottage!"

Slains Cottage is a well equipped holiday cottage set in the lovely village of Cruden Bay. I recommend it as a touring base for sightseers or golfers as there several great golf courses in the area. Comfortable and very peaceful with everything provided for a get away from it all break.

15 Oct 2013

5/5

"Best holiday in Scotland yet"

What do I say, we visited Slains cottage last year & thought we had found a little gem, this year we knew we had, everything fresh & clean & all in good order. The wildlife is just on the doorstep (we were feeding a hedgehog) & we even found new delights to visit, Like the towns of McDuff & Banff, we also found The Farming Museum at Aiden country park at Mintlaw. For all you golfers out there there are loads of golf courses & Links from Cruden Bays own course down to the Trump International course.
So whether it's sport or wildlife your after you cannot go wrong booking Slains Cottage.
Mike & Sue

17 Sep 2013

5/5

"Perfect place for travelers"

Have used this Cruden Bay house the past three years. It provides a Washer and Dryer with a kitchen to feel at home. It's location in Cruden Bay is 20 miles north of Aberdeen which is Central to a number of great golf courses and castles.There is just one bedroom but the two beds work for a pair of golfers.

16 Sep 2013

5/5

"Comfortable and homely, has everything you need for an enjoyable stay"

Stayed at Slains Cottage for one week. Received a very warm welcome and relevant information about the cottage. It was extremely well maintained with everything you need to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Very cosy and homely.

24 Aug 2013

5/5

"Peaceful well equipped convienient accommodation"

On arrival we where met by the caretaker who showed us round the equipment and property . The property was very tidy and comfortable and well equipped. The holiday was very good due to the accommodation and location

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