Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Northend Cottage is situated in the village of Catterline, near to Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire in the North East of Scotland.
Northend Cottage, with its stunning cliff-top location and spectacular sea views over the unspoilt bay of Catterline is an ideal base from which to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding area and outstanding tourist attractions or simply enjoy the tranquillity. The views from Northend Cottage are truly breath-taking. Guests can gaze out to sea for as far as the eye can see and listen to the sound of the gulls and waves.
Northend Cottage is a family run holiday home and is available for rent all year round. Our guests usually arrive on a Friday and our bookings are usually for a week at a time, but on occasion and in the low season we can accommodate short breaks.
Northend Cottage has been renovated to provide exceptional accommodation, where original wood floors, exposed stone walls, open fires, antique leather sofas and quality furnishings combined with contemporary touches, give the cottage a certain charm. The sitting room, with it sea views and open fire, is comfortable and stylish and leads to a small sun porch, ideal for sitting and watching the bird life or seals in the bay. The dining room, again with sea views, has a dining table, which comfortably seats six. In the dinning room there is also a sofa bed, which can be used as an overspill for two additional guests. The kitchen, with small breakfasting table, is well equipped and the bathroom has a shower over the roll top bath, ideal for a long soak, whilst upstairs the two generous sized bedrooms, one double & one twin, are bright with pretty decor.
From Northend, a path leads down to the harbour and the shingle beach below and is only a few minutes walk. A short stroll along the cliff top path, (150 yards), will take guests to the Creel Inn, famous for its locally caught lobster and crab and selection of real ales. Catterline has long been associated with many artists who have been inspired by the dramatic seascapes and idyllic seclusion and guests to our wonderful Cottage will find it easy to see why.
Your stay at Northend Cottage, just could not get any better!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Catterline 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Aberdeen 40 km, Nearest railway: Stonehaven 10 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Aberdeenshire region
Northend Cottage is in the village of Catterline, near the town of Stonehaven in the North East of Scotland. The nearest city is Aberdeen, 20 miles North. Aberdeen airport is 30 miles drive. Aberdeen city centre is 25mins drive or 12 mins by train – Aberdeen has a large selection of high street and designer shops with a varied selection of restaurants and several multi-cinemas.
Altens & Tullos Industrial Estates sit at the south of Aberdeen city and is 20 minutes by car.
To the South Montrose is 20 minutes drive, Dundee is 45 minutes and Forfar 30 minutes drive. Stonehaven Train Station, 10 minutes drive from the cottage it has a very good service.
In the Aberdeenshire area there is lots and lots to do for everyone.
Why not try one of the trails? The Coast Trail; The Whisky Trail; The Castle Trail; The Heritage Trail – information for all of these can be found at the cottage. Or maybe some birdwatching, in addition to the many seabirds which may be seen from the Cottage windows, keen birderwatchers will delight in the Montrose Basin where the Nature Reserve provides a perfect habitat for many migrant and resident species. Also Fowlsheugh RSPB Reserve, less than 2miles away, is one of the most exciting and largest seabird colonies on mainland Britain, with over 60,000 birds.
The area is full of woodland and coastal walks or head to the hills, with the Angus Glens, Royal Deeside and the Cairngorn National Park within easy reach. There are a number of walks both coastal and woodland that are close at hand and information on these can be found within the Cottage. If golf is your thing then you won't be disappointed as there are many excellent golf courses locally including the Championship course at Carnoustie which is within an hours' drive. Or why not try test your skills at the new Trump course at Balmedie, north of Aberdeen. If however you want to try your hand at a bit of fishing then the world class salmon rivers of the North and South Esk, River Dee and River Don (also renowned for its brown trout) are all in the area. Or why not charter a boat from the picuresque fishing port of Stonehaven.
Catterline harbour which is directly beneath the hillside on which Northend Cottage is perched, was once used by local fishing boats and operated for over a thousand years. Nowadays Catterline is more famous for its connection with artists and its fish restaurant. The atmosphere and intrigue of Catterline never fails to attract visitors to visit more than just the once!
Local shops and Amenities: Stonehaven (5 miles), facilities including supermarkets, butchers, bakers, banks, coffee shops, deli, wine store, Post Office, leisure facilities, hotels, restaurants and of course its famous heated outdoor pool.
Inverbervie (4 miles) has a smaller supermarket, a baker and newsagent.
There is an abundance of activities right on your doorstep in the Stonehaven area. Northend Cottage is ideally situated for trips to the coastline with its sandy bays, (St. Cyrus beach is quite stunning) and spectacular cliffs.
There is the famous Stonehaven Art Deco Outdoor Pool. It is olympic sized with saltwater filtrated seawater, (29c/84f) open thoughout the summer months with weekly midnight swims. A must for both young and old!
The area is has always drawn the attention of artist. The artist Joan Eardley once lived and worked in Catterline. Her studio, known to locals as “The Watchie” is less than 1 minutes walk (northbound) along the cliff top path, from Northend Cottage. Since Joan Eardleys' death, the Watchie has become available for visiting artists to enjoy whilst working on their own projects. Often it may be possible to visit and see the current resident artist at work. A number of local artist display their works in and around the local galleries in Johnshaven and Stonehaven.
There are a number of local pubs and restaurant but non better that The Creel Inn and Restaurant, just 2 minutes stroll along the cliff top path approximately 150 yards from Northend Cottage! With its renowned seafood selection, including fresh crab and lobster caught in Catterline Bay by Jack (who you can see most mornings from the Cottage window, landing his daily catch). A good selection of real ales are served together with a fine selection of whisky. A hostiliry you are sure to visit more than once.
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14 Jul 2014
"Fantastic Cottage with Sea Views"
Stayed here for 1 week with husband and our little cavalier king charles spaniel. What an absolute delight this cottage was to holiday in. It is very well equipped, and very tastefully decorated and… More
Hello - Thank you very much for your review. This will give others a true indication of what to expect when booking our fabulous little cottage. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best regards Debbie
25 Apr 2014
What a lovely cottage with wonderful views of the sea from its cliff top position. The cottage has everything you would need from a holiday cottage. It has a real homely feel, nicely decorated,modern … More
Its lovely to hear how much people enjoy visiting our little gem of a holiday home.
Your comments are much appreciated. Best wishes, Debbie
24 Apr 2014
"Peaceful beautiful location though with plenty to do nearby"
We had a 4 day break visiting Dundee, Aberdeen and Stirling universities with our son. this was a perfect location. We have 3 teenagers and 2 dogs and it was great to find accommodation so suitable. … More
I am so glad you found the cottage a good base to travel to and from.
Look forward to seeing you again soon.
2 Feb 2014
"Excellent clifftop cottage"
Great holiday cottage in an area where we have struggled to find a good choice. We have been regular visitors to the area visiting our daughter at Aberdeen University and Northend Cottage gave us a g… More
Hello and thank you for taking the time to review our Cottage.
I am so pleased you found the cottage comfortable and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
9 Jul 2013
"stunning sea view"
We , 2 German couples on a scotland trip,stayed 4 days at Northend Cottage. The surroundings are breathtaking and the sea view is unbeatable. The cottage itself has comfortable rooms, a well equipped kitchen and a cosy chminey. Close by one can find the Creel Inn, a perfect place for dinner. We enjoyed our stay very much.
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