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Sandend Cottage

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 0.1km

The latest addition to our small ‘portfolio’ of luxury coastal cottages, we think this may just be our best. Set in the picturesque ‘get-away-from-it-all’ fishing village of Sandend, between the pretty harbour towns of Cullen and Portsoy, this cottage has stunning views over the wide sandy beach from the kitchen, lounge and two front bedrooms. The elevated garden terrace and summer house, again with stunning views, are ideal for outdoor entertaining and barbeques. Fantastic coastal walks right from your doorstep makes this an ideal cottage for dog owners or walkers and children will love the beach.

This part of the North East of Scotland also lends itself to day trips, exploring the Castle trail, partaking in a dram along the Whisky Trail or perhaps getting close to the dolphins and other wildlife along the Moray Firth. We are sure you will enjoy a break on the beautiful Banffshire Coast.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sandend 100 m
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aberdeen 84 km, Nearest railway: Keith 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Further details indoors

* modern, fully equipped kitchen

* comfortable lounge with gas 'log effect' stove

* utility room and 'wet area' accessed by side gate and back door

* downstairs bathroom with separate shower

* king size double bedroom

* twin bedroom

* single bedroom / further sitting area giving access to elevated terrace and summer house

Further details outdoors

* Tiered rockery with bench at the side of the house

* Private, elevated terrace and summer house. Although enclosed, young children should not be left unattended as there are a couple of steep drops.

* On street parking on a quiet dead end street leading through the small village to the harbour.

Further details

* Welcome pack on arrival

* Owners live locally in case of any problems.

The Aberdeenshire region

The Scottish Highlands were popularised as a tourist destination when Queen Victoria bought Balmoral Castle in 1848. It is easy to understand why, with the wide open spaces, the 'big' sky, rugged mountains and tranquil glens. Home to many of Scotland's most famous whiskies and the Cairngorms National Park, there are many opportunities for outdoor pursuits, including walking, fishing and mountain biking. There are also plenty of award winning golf courses to enjoy. The coastline is also stunning, with its mix of cliffs and coves and wide beaches with the whitest of sands. Whether you want to take advantage of the many activities on offer or relax and unwind, the Highlands will have something for you!


Sandend is a 17th century fishing village, one of the smallest and perhaps one of the most attractive along the Banffshire coast. It is known by the privileged few as a mecca for surfers and kayakers and occupies a beautiful location opposite a pretty beach, perfect for catching the waves or just building castles in the sand. At its east end is the newly re-opened Glenglassaugh Distillery, founded in 1875 but mothballed in 1986. Nearby are the remains of the Glassaugh Windmill, built in the early 1700s. Still standing are a stump surrounded by a lower base: which explains its local name of the cup and saucer.

Nearby Portsoy is a vibrant town, attractive with it’s twisting streets around the 17th century harbour. It has a number of pubs and restaurants as well as local shops and a small supermarket. It is also the home of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival which takes place at the end of June.

In the other direction Cullen is also worth a visit. Driving from Sandend, the cluster of cottages making up Seatown along with a wide expanse of sandy beach, are majestically framed by the arches of the disused railway viaduct. Cullen is famed as the home of ‘Cullen Skink’ – a lovely thick potato and smoked haddock soup, as well as one of the best ice cream shops in the area.

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Review 1-10 of 23

21 Jun 2014


"Perfect cottage in an amazing situation!"

We stayed in this lovely cottage 7th-14th June. It was perfect for our two dogs and us as the garden was fenced in, the beach was a stone's throw away and there were lots of good walks in the ar… More

28 May 2014



We had a family holiday in the Easter hols and as frequent holiday cottage users I can happily say it was the best! We had friends over who live nearby in Whitehills who were also super impressed and … More

Thank you so much! Always happy when guests love the place as much as we do!

5 May 2014


"Good friends In a fantastic property, with the best views ever"

Back again, with friends this time. We had a really lovely time showing our friends all the places we loved last year, but we agreed that the house is what made it such a pleasant experience. Wendy i… More

9 Mar 2014


"the perfect Scottish beach cottage!"

This place was so perfect I almost am tempted to not post up a review or tell any of my friends in case it gets too popular - but as have already booked in a return visit and it was so good it would b… More

Thank you Sue! I'm going to be smiling all day after that review! See you next Easter!

1 Mar 2014


"Excellent accommodation in a beautiful setting"

Excellent family holiday home with everything you need to make your stay perfect. Views are out of this world from inside the house and outside from the top terrace a great place to go in the summer a… More

13 Jan 2014


"Stunning cottage in a stunning location"

We spent a wonderful weekend here for my husband's 30th birthday. The cottage would be beautiful in any location, but the views just make it even better. It was very well equipped, the owners hav… More

6 Jan 2014


"Excellent Christmas Break!"

This was the first time that we decided to spend Christmas away from home and could not have been more pleased and impressed with the Cottage.On arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find a Christma… More

11 Oct 2013


"Best place we've ever stayed!"

Excellent service,good website and easy to book the holiday. The welcome pack was a lovely idea and much appreciated,nice to meet Wendy too. The cottage was perfect in every way as was the location. B… More

28 Jul 2013


"Fantastic place to stay"

What a lovely time we had in April, We were so fortunate with the weather,
& even though it was a bit cold outside the house was so cosy & welcoming.
It is the first time we have stayed in a cottage that had everything you could think off, Even a breadmaker !!
It was lovely sitting in the little window reading my book with the sun shining on the bay & the waves being blown back on themselves producing rainbows.
we went out & about visiting different distillery's,& Little villages like Crovie.
I think we both felt it was great just being in the house reading & relaxing.
felt it would have benefited from unlimited broadband but that was our only shortcoming,
will definitely be back

26 May 2013



Every aspect of the cottage far exceeded our expectations. The cleanliness, location and value were unsurpassed. We felt as though we were staying in a friend's home. Every need and comfort were provided and the lovely welcoming pack was an especially nice touch. We couldn't be happier with our stay at the beautiful Sandend Cottage!

Thank you so much - we're really glad you enjoyed your holiday in Scotland.

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