The Boathouse ref: UK5322

Findochty, near Buckie, Moray

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Stairgate 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal Property 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • No Pets Allowed 

Description

This cosy, quirky, semi-detached holiday property lies in a fine position, overlooking the attractive marina in the village of Findochty. The unusually shaped rooms are comfortably furnished, and there is a sitting-out area to the rear, where you can enjoy a drink whilst watching the harbour activity. The local pub, which also serves food, and a selection of shops are a short walk away. The Boathouse offers an excellent base from which to explore the Moray Firth and Aberdeenshire, with the fishing towns and villages of Cullen, Portknockie and Banff within easy reach. Enjoy some excellent walks along the Moray Coastal Trail, to the neighbouring villages of Cullen and Portknockie, where the natural wave-cut arch, known as Bow Fiddle Rock, can be seen. Alternatively, take a boat trip from nearby Buckie and look out for dolphins, porpoises, whales and a large variety of seabirds. Other activities available locally include fishing, sailing and diving. There are many whisky trails, historic castles and gardens to explore, from the spectacular Findlater Castle, to Duff House in Banff. Beach 200 yards. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With 40" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and French doors leading to...
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Dressing room: With travel cot.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi (from 1st Apr) included. Travel cot and stairgate. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Sitting-out area. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: The property is 20 yards from the harbour, and the adjacent property has access through the sitting-out area.
  • Nearest town
    Buckie
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Keith
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    16 miles
  • Lake
    200 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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