Portsoy holiday house accommodation with beach/lake nearby, walking and log fire and TV

Portsoy Holiday Cottage

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 1771632

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Portsoy Holiday Cottage is our self-catering holiday cottage is situated on the beautiful Moray coast 50 metres from the historic 17th Century harbour in Portsoy. The cottage sleeps 4 and dates from about 1750 but is provided with all modern comforts. It provides a great location to simply chill out at the easy-going pace of the old fishing port, or explore the surrounding area with hills, coast, castles and distilleries all within easy reach in this fascinating corner of Scotland.

The cottage has the following amenities:

Full gas central heating and log-burning stove (basket of logs provided)

Two bedrooms each with a double bed (cot available on request)


Dining kitchen with: Washer/drier, microwave, electric cooker with ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, toaster and filter coffee machine.

Comfortable lounge with original Portsoy inglenook fireplace, Freeview television, DVD player and DAB radio/CD player.

Fully enclosed rear garden with patio table and chairs and barbeque.

Up to 2 well-behaved pets are welcome by arrangement.

This is a non-smoking cottage.

Towels and linen provided

The cottage is situated 50 metres from the old harbour and the nearest pub and cafe, and a short walk to the range of facilities in the town which include a small Co-operative supermarket, the famous Portsoy Ice Cream shop, bakers, two hotels, more cafes and an antique shop.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aberdeen 80 km, Nearest railway: Huntly 23 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Aberdeenshire region

The Banffshire Coast mainly to the east of Portsoy offers a range of attractions to suit all ages - whether focussing on our fishing heritage, historical roots, coastline, wildlife, aviation heritage, or offering eating, shopping and whisky-tasting experiences.

The Banffshire Coast is perfectly placed for following the Castle Trail - starting right on the doorstep with Duff House in Banff. Featuring 11 of the most interesting castles and fortified houses in the region, the Trail offers a wonderful insight into the historical, cultural and architectural heritage of North-East Scotland. Many also provide woodland walks, coffee shops and special events to ensure an enjoyable day out.

For the more energetic there are a number of cycle routes in the immediate area and walks of varying length.

Moray is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with an abundance of wildlife. From the long golden beaches of the Moray Firth to the beauty of the River Findhorn and the Spey Valley area, the scenery is ever-changing and eyecatching. There are beautiful historic villages both inland and on the coast, where you can choose between views of rolling farmland and striking forestry or sights such as colourful little painted fishing villages with their harbours and marinas on the Moray Firth. Any visit to the area will not be complete without visiting the Spey Bay Dolphin Centre and the Spey Bay nature reserve where there is always a good chance of spotting the Moray Firth Dolphins or an Osprey fishing in the estuary. If you are really lucky you may also spot the elusive otter!


Portsoy was created a burgh of the barony in a charter granted by Mary Queen of Scots in 1550.The harbour, one of the oldest in Europe, was built in 1692. The construction of the harbour is unusual using large stones set vertically, apparently because it was believed that this made them less likely to be washed away by the sea. The theory seem to have worked, because the Old Harbour you see today is largely the harbour that was built in 1692. Around the Old Harbour are a number of impressive buildings that date back to the end of the 1600s or early 1700s, with buildings getting progressively younger as you climb the hill away from the harbour. The trade in Portsoy's early days was very varied, and included the import of coal for domestic fires and the export of locally produced thread and linen to England. A particular speciality was locally-quarried green Portsoy marble or serpentine. This was extracted from a quarry to the west of the town, and some of it found its way into the fixtures and fittings of Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles. Portsoy marble is still worked locally and a range of products is on view in one of the warehouses overlooking the harbour. Further around the bay is the New Harbour, built in 1825 to meet the demands of the herring boom and the volume of trade going through Portsoy. This had to be rebuilt following storm damage in 1839. Fishing and trade declined at Portsoy through much of the 1900s, but thankfully the charm and character of the town have survived.

The Salmon Bothy museum in Portsoy offers a facinating glimpse into the history of the local fishing industry and the town, and is a must for visitors, also providing a facinating resource on North East Scotland family history.

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