Mohr View ref: UK5240

Gardenstown, near Banff, Aberdeenshire

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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1
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No pets
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 

Description

Boasting charm and comfort, this lovely cottage is reached by an upward sloping path just yards from the harbour, in the pretty fishing village of Gardenstown. Above the owner’s home, this property has been beautifully furnished with great attention to detail, the beds have mattress toppers and supima cotton sheets and the bathroom has an attractive roll-top bath and separate shower cubicle with monsoon rain head. The cottage is a delight with sheltered sitting-out areas both at the front and rear of the property, which are ideal for enjoying a drink or meal in the afternoon sunshine. The two double bedrooms offer fantastic views of the harbour and the sea beyond. The cosy living room with its wood burner is wonderful to relax in after a day out.
Gardenstown is set on a hillside leading down to the sea, with a quaint harbour and traditional fisherman’s cottages, which cluster round the base of the cliffs, giving the village shelter from prevailing winds. Fishing is available all year round at the end of Gardenstown pier, free of charge, and boat trips from the harbour for sightseeing and fishing trips can be made by arrangement (at cost) in the the summer months. There is a pub, restaurant and shop, all within walking distance of the cottage.
Ideally placed for touring this unspoilt area, there are sandy beaches at Cullen, Nairn and Findhorn further along the coast. Golf is also widely catered for, with several excellent courses a short drive away. With the Whisky and Castle Trails beckoning close by, the area has widespread appeal. The magical north east coast is warmed by the Gulf Stream and with its very temperate climate with well below average rainfall, it is a fabulous destination throughout the year. A mecca for dolphin spotters, this stretch of coastline is one of the best in the UK to view this magnificent mammal. Boat trips are available from the harbour and you may also see seals, porpoises and gannets during your stay. Beach 175 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 175 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and bluetooth speaker.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and washing machine.
3 steps to...
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
3 steps to...
Bedroom 2: With single bed.

Second floor

Bedroom 3: With double bed and sloping ceiling.
Bathroom: With roll-top slipper bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Terrace courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Banff
  • Shops
    175 yards
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    175 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Huntly
  • Pub
    175 yards
  • Railway station distance
    30.0 miles
  • Lake
    175 yards (beach)

About the local area

Aberdeen is a city of many names but it is often referred to its most popular one - The Granite City

The striking gothic Marischal College, the world's second largest granite structure, is one of many fine examples of Aberdeen's most famous export. Visitors to Aberdeen should make sure they visit the three main free attractions in the city Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Shop on the famous Granite mile where there are over 800 shops showing off everything from traditional Scottish Crafts to upmarket designer stores. Get out and explore some of the many gardens and parklands including Hazlehead Park and Winter Gardens in Duthie Park - Europe's largest gardens under glass. Just next door is the amazing sight of 100,000 rose bushes on the Parks rose mound. You also won't be short of places to eat out with food from all corners of the globe - Mexican, Italian, Greek, Indian, Thai, French, Hungarian and of course native Scotland!

Sport enthusiasts can take part in their favourites sport. Relax in the great outdoors where you'll find an irresistible mixture of golfing, fishing, wind-surfing, tennis, horse-riding and walking. But if you rather just sitting back and being entertained Aberdeen has a wide range of entertainment and events including galas, ceilidhs, world renowned festivals and Highland Games.

Nowhere will you find natural terrain more suited to golfing than in Aberdeen City and Shire. There is a choice of over 50 wonderful course set in beautiful parkland and lush greens. Try out some of the best, Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay, Hazlehead or Royal Deeside. Whatever your notion of perfect golf, you will have a truly special time golfing in this region.

If you prefer to get away from the hustle and bustle of this lively city then there are some great little towns and villages to explore nearby as well as the large expanses of rugged coastlines, a selection of tranquil lochs, and inspiring glens.

Some of Europe's finest and most unspoilt coastline awaits you on the North East Coastal Trail which starts at St Cyrus in the south and finishes at Forres to the north. Craggy cliff tops with secret cove, glistening beaches, tiny picturesque towns and secluded bays all await you along the Coastal Trail. The path covers over 80 miles of magnificent coastline with many attractions along the way such as Dunnottar Castle, Tolbooth Museum, Balmedie Country Park and Ugie Salmon Fisherings. The path also crosses many nature reserves such as Donmouth, St Cyrus and Findhorn. Being right by the sea front you can be guaranteed premium quality fresh seafood served at a top range of restaurants as well as small harbour pubs full of character.

Sitting between the dramatic east coastline and the towering peak ridges of the Cairngorms National Park are the hills and glens of Aberdeenshire. This area has a range of habitats that is matched only by the variety of wildlife that lives in them. Whether you're a keen nature enthusiast or just want to spot wildlife when on one of the many superb walks and cycle routes through Aberdeenshire this is a region that is alive with nature! Sit at the picnic area in the Huntly Peregrine Wild Watch Centre and look out for the area's residents including voles, great spotted woodpeckers, butterflies and roe deer.

Things to do nearby

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Great Inverurie Bike Ride

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

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.

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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