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.