Acarsaid Cottage ref: UK11852

Portknockie, near Buckie, Moray

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 


This homely, semi-detached, former fisherman’s cottage is set in the heart of Portknockie, with sea views from both upstairs bedrooms. Perfect for families and couples, this comfortable, three-bedroomed property has plenty of space for everyone to relax in. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard, it also benefits from a large, enclosed, rear garden. It is well within walking distance of the double basin harbour and a local fish and chip shop.
Portknockie is a real gem in the heart of the Buckie coastline. With dramatic and ever changing sea views, it is a wonderful place for walkers and those who love to take in the local scenery. The neighbouring village of Cullen, about 2 miles away, is definitely worth a visit. Why not try the local delicacy of cullen skink (a thick soup made with smoked haddock, potatoes and onions) while you are there? If you are a keen golfer, then there are several courses within easy reach. The working fishing town of Buckie is about 4 miles away, and from here you can take a boat trip on the Gemini Explorer to search for the Moray Firth dolphins. Or, further afield at Spey Bay, you will find the popular Scottish Dolphin Centre and Nature Reserve. The famous Speyside Whisky Trail is also within easy reach and should not be missed. Beach 170 yards. Shop and pub 170 yards, restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

6 steps to entrance.
Living room: With Smart TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Dining room: With wooden floor.
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Kitchen: Galley style with gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Smart TV and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Sloping ceilings throughout.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and Smart TV.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and Smart TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps to the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    175 yards
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    175 yards
  • Railway station distance
    16.5 miles
  • Lake
    175 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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