Gardenstown holiday cottage letting with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and log fire

Seafront Cottage

from £85 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

14 reviews

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Sunset at Seafront, Saturday 26 May 2012

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 158089

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Quiet and peaceful location, away from day to day life, surrounded by the natural beauty of nature, and facing directly out over the Moray Firth, this luxury cottage is ideal for a special or romantic break or just for a great family holiday. Stunning walks from the front door along the beach, cliffs, harbour or to neighbouring villages. Dolphin spotting can be done without getting up from the sofa.

Ideal location for touring this beautiful corner of Scotland whether it be the Castle trail; the Whisky trail, or day trips to the many small villages along this coast.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Gamrie Bay 100 m
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aberdeen Airport, Nearest railway: Aberdeen
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Wood burning stove; underfloor heating; stunning open view to the Moray Firth - 3 metres away; built in bluetooth docking station with integral sound system to play your own music; separate sound controls in bathroom; luxurious bathroom with bath and shower; fully fitted kitchen with ceramic hob; king size bed and two singles all with egyptian cotton bed linen; fantastic picture window 6ft x 6ft directly on the sea and protected by shutters; hand made spiral staircase to upstairs; large wall mounted flat screen television; wi-fi; - all housed in an architect designed cottage built traditionally in the style of a fisherman's net store by a local long established building firm.

Open plan living/dining/kitchen area on ground floor, fully fitted tiled bathroom, with two bedrooms upstairs with the main bedroom having a window looking directly out to sea. Fall asleep to the serenade of the waves lapping against the seawall directly below you.

Further details outdoors

Directly on your doorstep you have the seafront. Walk along to the end of the road, join the beach and walk along the seashore under the sandstone cliffs. Climb up to the ancient graveyard up on the hill to St John's Church (built in 1513) and enjoy the view back over Gardenstown and Gamrie Bay.

The Moray Firth has jumped into the top 18 coastal destinations in the world according to the annual traveller survey from National Geographic. This stunning location shows why.

Parking is approx 100 metres away, but you can stop to unload directly at the door.

Geocashing friendly area.

Added for 2015 - we have now installed a dishwasher in the cottage (who wants to do dishes while on holiday?) and we have also added a new viewing scope, as well as the binoculars we have always had so you can more closely watch the wild life on the shore in front of the cottage and out to sea.

Further details

Weekly bookings only on a Saturday to Saturday basis. Prices for rental are fully inclusive. (linen, towels, electric, a basket of logs for the stove, etc)

Comments from our Guest book:-

All comments below repeated in our guest book, week after week......during 2013 and 2014.....luxurious; views; comfortable; dolphins; stunning sunsets; ever changing sea; peaceful stunning location; ..........are words that appear regularly.

Dec ember 2012 " was great....views - spectacular and ever changing.....Great start to a New Year..."

November 2012 "...a glorious cottage - modern, clean and warm.."

September 2012 "....what a wonderful holiday home.."

August 2012"...Thank you for such a magnificent stay in your spontaneous cottage....the views were extraordinary & the atmosphere was great....."

August 2012 "...Dolphins in the Bay..."

August 2012 "...The clean modern feel of the cottage complete with the incredible picture window and view have made for a fantastic, relaxing week...."

July 2012 "...this cottage with the world's most amazing window is just a dream. We enjoyed our stay so much...."

July 2012 "....Well, have been sat for half an hour trying to think of how to put into word's how brilliant this week has been.....was seduced by the view from the picture window!! It truly is a living artwork which is breathtaking... We hoped we had won the lottery while we were here so that we could buy the place from you, but no luck so far......

June 2012......."staying that close to the sea is wonderful - we saw the most beautiful sunsets".........

May 2012......."what a great location, we've never spent 2 weeks so close to the sea.....listening to music on your great sound system and watching for dolphins. The whole package was perfect, and the window - wow"........

April 2012........"the view is just fantastic - the cottage is equipped to a very high standard and we love the decor".......

March 2012 ...."great cottage - great view - we are so reluctant to leave"...........

June 11: "fabulous; beautiful cottage; idyllic surroundings".

July 11: "fabulous week; spectacular sunsets; saw dolphins".

July 30: "wonderful week; we're already thinking on when we will come back".

August 06; "an idyllic situation, everything here was absolutely wonderful".

August 13: "we shall miss the picture window and the ever changing view"

August 27: "wonderful location even during the storm on the first night"

Feb 2012:- "fantastic cottage in the very best of locations"

Please inquire with the dates of your stay.

Weekly bookings. Saturday to Saturday

Sorry, we don't allow pets.

The Aberdeenshire region

Gardenstown is situated between the towns of Fraserburgh and Macduff and Banff on the North East coast of Aberdeenshire. There are lots of historic places to visit in the area, or why not follow the Castle Trail, or the Whisky Trail or just do your own thing visiting a combination of castles and distilleries in the area you wish to tour.

There are many golf courses near by and if fishing is your passion try the River Deveron, or take one of the sea fishing trips. Bird watchers will be at home in the colonies of Puffins, Razorbills and Gannets at the RSBP reserve at Troup Head, as well as the RSBP reserve at Loch of Strathbeg. Viewing the cliff top bird colonies from the sea by boat is a special trip and well worth the effort, where you get the benefit of the sea life as well as the birds.

Other places to visit would be the lighthouse museum in Fraserburgh; the aquarium at Macduff; Duff House at Banff; the many fishing villages up and down the Moray Firth, all with their individual charm, and the bigger fishing ports of Fraserburgh and Peterhead - home of the "trawlermen". Why not visit the fishmarket early in the morning as the day's catch is landed? Great Seafood, all caught locally.


Gardenstown is the largest of the three villages situated along this unique part of the Moray Firth, with Crovie and Pennan being the other two villages, both of which are more remote with limited facilities, but are ideally for visiting - you can walk along the sea front to Crovie (30 - 40 minutes).

Gardenstown was founded in 1720 as a fishing village and still boasts a lovely harbour, which is mainly now used by pleasure craft and for inshore fishing; as well as a harbour-front restaurant and a hotel with pub and food; all within a few minutes walk of the cottage.

There is also a petrol station with Spar shop and post office attached - all in all your basic essentials can be catered for locally and this is a fascinating historic place to use as a retreat away from it all or as a base for a Scottish holiday.

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28 Aug 2015


"A perfect place"

When arriving in Gardenstown we were delighted with the quaint atmospere of this picturesque village, the spectacular beauty of the surroundings and the magnificent view. The Seafront Cottage is a very beautifully refurbished little house, comfortably and tastefully furnished, with all amenities we needed. But most of all the view from the picture window is stunning. To marvel at the sea just a few feet away is a unique and unforgettable expercience. Strolling about the village and up the hills, to Crovie or Troup Head(bird watching) was so relaxing! The people in the village are extremely friendly. We also enjoyed the Moray Coast Trail and trips to Fraserburgh, Banff(Duff House), Elgin. Another highlight was visiting some of the distilleries of the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail. Dinner at the Harbour Restaurant was an outstanding pleasure. My husband, our sons(24 and 22) and I had an absolutely great week. We hope to return one of these days!

26 May 2015


"Seaside therapy"

What isn`t there to like about sitting on a comfortable sofa , nursing a glass of liquid nourishment , gazing out , through a huge picture window , at the sea just a few feet away ? . When you get the urge to do something more active then walk the coastline and , having worked up a thirst ( there`s a theme developing here ) decamp to the village pub , a good old fashioned boozer with quantities of good food that illustrates mine hosts view of the horrors of nouvelle cuisine . Sated and content , return to the cottage and let the sound of the waves send you off to the land of nod . Repeat 6 times and go home fully relaxed and ready for the fray .

28 Jan 2015


"amazing cottage so close to the ocean, everything and more that I hoped for"

This cottage is so well fitted out and renovated. It is 13 ft from the ocean and a early morn walk on the beach is a must. Gardenstown is a one pub town but the friendliness of the people make it into a very special place. Seafront cottage is in my view the best place to stay

16 Dec 2013


"You will never find another place like it..absolutely amazing!"

As soon as we arrived at the cottage and saw the view from the fantastic picture window, I knew I wasn't going to want to leave. It took my breath away. The cottage itself is pure luxury with gorgeous pieces of artwork dotted around. We were there on 5th December when the massive storm hit & even in the wild winds with the waves crashing over the roof, the house was still toasty warm. I loved the underfloor heating! Also, I was amazed that not one drop of water came through the doors or windows during the storm. Other cottages in the area were badly damaged. So, even behind the scenes this cottage has been built to a very high standard & with great care & attention. Everything you could possibly need is provided & it was sheer bliss to climb under the covers on those lovely egyptian sheets & fall asleep to the sound of the waves. The locals are very friendly & welcoming & a lot of dog walkers come by so we often went outside for a chat..a great way to learn more about the area. There is so much to do if you can bring yourself to leave the comfort of the sitting room & that view! I cant recommend this cottage & location enough & we are already counting the days until we return.

30 Nov 2013


"Fantastic retreat"

We stayed for a week ,it was the best week we stayed anywhere for a long time,the location if some what remote it made up for it by the views and atmosphere , the seafront cottage was modern but quaint beautifully finished decor,had all amenities we needed,it was warm ,cozy,and very relaxing . We had a full size patio window looking out to the sea,it was beautiful . Well worth the money anytime of the year well done on an excellent renovation of a fishermans cottage . Perhaps a few photos of the work that went into it should be placed around the cottage .cant fault it in any way .

30 Sep 2012



first impressions:- sitting in a very comfortable sofa or armchair- warm- drink in hand looking out at a seascape 3 metres away through a 2 metre square window at birds, maybe dolphins or minkie whales or porpoises ( if your lucky) in a beautifully moderrn cottage. wonderful. second impressions lots of interest in the area. we spent a fantastic 2 weeks and will return

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