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 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • 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 beautiful county of Moray lies east of Inverness and Nairn and is well hidden from the main Scottish tourist route. The coast is fairly flat, characterised by large stretches of sand dunes backed by forests and wide bays. Further inland the landscape changes to agricultural, rising up across empty moorland, criss-crossed by rivers and glens towards the foothills of the Cairngorms.

Elgin, Moray's capital is an elegant town offering an array of historic features to view including the magnificent 13th Century cathedral. There is also a Biblical garden, museum with fossil collections and Drumin Castle, a 14th Century tower house.

Not surprisingly this area is a haven for hikers. A network of paths and quiet back roads link the coastal towns and villages making it easy to explore the mosaic of farmland, woodland and shore. Follow the Moray Coastal Trail from Forres and you will eventually reach historic Cullen. Along the way you will find information boards describing your journey.

This unspoilt county abounds with wildlife, such as ospreys, otters, crested tits, red squirrels, pine martens and bottlenose dolphins. Visit Culbin Forest which stands on one of the largest sand dune systems in Britain, and Culbin Bar the best example of a shingle spit.

Visitors to the region will also discover a string of ancient Highland communities all offering you a warm welcome and a variety of attractions. From Historic ruins and castles to dynamic eco-communities, from scenic coastal woodland walks to thrilling climbing, skiing and mountain biking. Whether you want to stroll along the riverbank or beach, or tackle something more adventurous, there are always plenty of options when it comes to getting active.

Moray offers a real taste of the true traditions of the Highlands that is sure to have you coming back again and again.

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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