Old Church Hall ref: CC512036

Portessie, by Buckie, Moray

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
SAT
Changeover day
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Free Pets 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal Property 
  • Church or Chapel 

Description

Voted "Best Conversion of an Old Building in the UK" as well as winning the prestigious Scottish Homes Award for the best conversion, this spectacular property represents the height of luxury in every respect. Originally owned by the Earl of Seafield, the current architect-owner has incorporated the very best of modern living whilst retaining the amazing features of this lovely old stone building. The main living accommodation is situated on the first floor. A massive open plan living area with high vaulted ceilings has its focus on the incredible seascapes afforded by the original church window area. The floor-to-ceiling windows drink in the ever-changing seascapes of the Moray Firth. They cleverly incorporate French doors which open the room to sea breezes and views of the dolphins and seals that frequent these waters. Enjoy spectacular evening sunsets from the deep leather suites and watch the fishing boats as they head out in the early morning. The three spacious bedrooms are on the ground floor, together with a very large luxury bathroom. With solid oak flooring, underfloor heating and a state-of-the-art kitchen this property has the ’wow’ factor in every respect.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has under floor gas central heating and comprises:
Bedroom 1: with double bed, TV and en-suite large shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: with two single beds.
Bedroom 3: with double bed.
Bathroom: with bath, shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

First floor

Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen area – a truly spectacular room occupying the entire first floor with the original massive arched church window looking out across the Moray Firth with French windows open to drink in the sea air and enjoy the panoramic view.
Lounge area: with satellite Freeview TV/DVD/home cinema,wood burning stove and radio/CD.
Kitchen / dining area: with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Cloakroom: with WC and wash basin.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Logs for wood burner available locally. Cot and highchair.

Miscellaneous

Courtyard patio garden with picnic table and chairs. Private parking for 3 cars.
  • Nearest town
    Portessie
  • Shops
    100 yards
  • Distance
    100 yards
  • Restaurant
    ¾ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Keith
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    10 miles
  • Lake
    500 yards (beach)

About the local area

The coast along this region is renowned for its dramatic and ever-changing scenery. Small coves and rocky outcrops are interspersed with superb sandy beaches. There are lovely walks direct from the property as well as excellent cycle paths, following coastal routes or inland lanes and forestry tracks.  The Speyside Way passes through just a few yards from the cottage.  This particularly spectacular route runs through to the attractive seaside town of Cullen via the Cullen viaduct with the sweeping sands below.  Boat trips run from the nearby fishing village of Buckie and are highly recommended to view the sea-life closer to hand.  The area is also renowned for its wealth of sea-birds and even the occasional whale has been seen close to shore.  There are numerous castles and distilleries on the famous ‘Whisky and Castle Trails.  The area is renowned for its golf and there are a number of excellent golf courses right on the doorstep – Strathlene Golf club is just 5 minutes drive away.  Fishing is also a popular pastime, with some famous rivers within 20 minutes drive, such as the Spey and the Deveron.  Fishing permits are available locally.
There are numerous castles and distilleries on the famous ‘Whisky and Castle Trails” and the Fishing Heritage Trail offers a fascinating glimpse into the bygone world of the local fishing industry that dominated the region.   The pretty villages dotted along this coast are a real delight, with small winding streets and pretty harbours. The nearby village of Findochty is charming and the pub / restaurant overlooking the harbour makes an excellent venue for an evening meal or a lunch-time snack overlooking the water.
The Old Church Hall 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 luxurious base from which to explore this beautiful and fascinating area.

Things to do nearby

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.

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