Heathcote ref: CC512061

near Fordyce, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 


Heathcote is a delightful stone croft cottage and steading barn conversion set in two acres of remote and rural Grampian Aberdeenshire. Situated in an elevated position amidst open farmland with panoramic views to the spectacular Moray Firth coastline, it offers total peace and seclusion in a wonderful setting. The cottage has been sympathetically upgraded in recent times, retaining many original features whilst providing bright, modern, accommodation for up to 6 people. The old steading and barn has been superbly converted by the current owners and it provides a large Family/Garden room with additional lounge space and games room, with large screen TV. The cottage has three bedrooms, a charming lounge with feature wood burning stove and a bright modern family bathroom. The attractive and well equipped kitchen/dining room lead through to a new conservatory - a lovely spot to sit and admire the rolling countryside and watch the wildlife. With no near neighbours and two acres of gardens and grounds, it provides total seclusion whilst being easily accessible for exploring the whole of this fascinating area and historic region. Pub 5 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burning stove, satellite Freeview TV and two leather sofas.
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine (in lobby). Doors lead to....
Conservatory: With comfortable chairs and Views across open countryside.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With power shower over bath (bath not in use), WC and wash basin.
Family/Garden Room: In separate stone barn within the grounds, superbly renovated with high beamed ceilings, feature glass panelling at far end, contemporary furniture, traditional games and a selection of scottish and other local books... ideal place to relax. 

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With two single beds (suitable for 2 children only). 

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electricity, bed linen and towels included. 


Set in two acres of grounds. Superb views from its elevated position across open countryside to the sea in the distance. Off road parking for three cars. There are two sets of golf clubs, some fishing rods and reels and a football for guests use.
Please note: The house has a private water supply and so care must be taken to not over use the water at peak times and that the washing machine and dishwasher be used later in the day when the shower and bathroom is not in use. The water supply goes through an Aberdeenshire Council supplied safety system and so is safe to use but suggest using bottled water for drinking if you wish.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
The stairs within this property do no have a handrail. Extra care should be taken.
  • Nearest town
    Fordyce or Portsoy
  • Shops
    4 Miles
  • Distance
    4 Miles or 5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    4 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    13 Miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Go "watching" the famous Moray Firth dolphins that are frequently spotted in the area. Boat trips run from nearby Buckie and are highly recommended to view the sea life closer to hand. The crystal clear rivers in this part of the Highlands ensured the development of the whiskey trade and there are many famous distilleries to visit along the nearby "Whiskey Trail". Head inland to the heart of the whiskey country taking in Keith, Dufftown and the numerous historic Speyside whiskey centres along the way. The Castle Heritage Trail also provides a fascinating insight into Highland Scotland’s romantic and turbulent history. The pretty fishing villages dotted along the Moray and Banffshire coast are a real delight, with small winding streets and pretty harbours. Heathcote is also ideally located for exploring the two main Highland cities of Aberdeen and Inverness, being almost equidistant between them. With miles of unspoilt coastline, interspersed with pretty fishing villages, castles and distilleries it provides a superb base from which to explore this beautiful and fascinating area. Golfers are spoilt for choice, with around 30 golf courses within an hours’ drive, including the renowned Cullen Bay Golf Links perched on the cliffs with wonderful views across the sea. Fishing, cycling, sailing, canoeing, surfing, bird watching and horse riding are all enjoyed locally.

Things to do nearby

Alford Valley Railway

Originally built in 1859 and restored to its former glory in 1979, the Alford railway is perfect for rail enthusiasts and children alike.

Aden Country Park
Aden Country Park

Winner of the prestigious Green Flag award, this 230 acre country park is regarded as one of Scotland's best parks with its well-maintained green spaces and superb facilities.

Storybook Glen

The Den and The Glen (formerly Storybook Glen) offers the most magical day out for all the family.

The Cairngorms National Park

Home to over 17,000 people and extremely popular with visitors all year round, the Cairngorms is Britain's largest national park and is home to an extraordinary range of landscapes, wildlife, history, people and activities.

Balmedie Beach

Situated just north of Aberdeen and within the Balmedie country park, this alluring and tranquil beach is renowned for its clean golden sands and grassy dunes.

Aberdeenshire's Castle Trail

If it's castles you're into then look no further than Aberdeenshire Castle trail, a unique selection of 16 castles running throughout the historic heart of North Eastern Scotland.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

The award winning Maritime Museum in Aberdeenshire, set amongst a marvellous viewpoint over the harbour, tells the history of ship building, fishing, ports and ships.

The Great Inverurie Bike Ride

This fantastic 25 mile route is perfect for those wishing to explore the sites that trail along the Inverurie.

Satrosphere Science Centre

This interactive and hands on science centre is a great place to entertain the children whilst on holiday. With science shows and hands on exhibitions the Satrosphere allows for a fantastically fun exploration of the world of science.

Provost Skene's House
Provost Skene's House

Dating from 1545 and furnished in the styles of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, Provost Skene's house is one of the more popular visitor attractions in Aberdeenshire.

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