Salty Dog ref: UK5079

Findochty, near Buckie, Moray

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • 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 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Occupying a great position overlooking the tranquil marina in the delightful village of Findochty on the Moray Firth Coast, this traditional semi-detached fisherman’s cottage has been tastefully renovated to a very comfortable standard, with a cosy open fire in the living area, and patio doors leading from the kitchen area to the raised, fully enclosed terrace.

Sailing and fishing enthusiasts can relax and enjoy the comings and goings in the marina, and watch the crabs being landed from the terrace. There is a lovely pub with views, just 300 yards away on the harbour front, which serves food and takeaway meals.

Breathtaking beach and clifftop walks from the village form part of the Moray Coast Trail and take you into Buckie, Portknockie and Cullen where there are more pubs, restaurants, takeaways and shops within 3 miles. There are sandy beaches and coves with plenty of fishing heritage and sea life to explore beyond the marina, and a challenging 18-hole golf course 1 mile west of the village. With activities such as walking, sailing, fishing, diving, cycling, whale watching and golf available, there is much to do locally.

During the summer, the daylight hours are very long providing every opportunity to enjoy the quality of the local scenery, and when the conditions allow, witness the amazing northern lights. The spectacular coastline ranges from steep cliffs with little fishing villages strung out at the base to fantastic sandy beaches, especially at Cullen, and also Nairn and Lossiemouth further west.

There are many historic castles and gardens to explore including the spectacular ruined Findlater, the Joiner’s Workshop in Fordyce and Duff House in Banff. Whisky and castle trails are further inland starting with the Glenglassaugh distillery just 7½ miles away. A boat trip to see the dolphins and seals is a must, and the many neighbouring little villages have a treasure trove of antique and curios shops as well as coffee shops and restaurants, offering fine local food and seasonal produce. A true jewel in the Moray Firth Coastline, Findochty ensures a memorable holiday any time of the year, and on Thursdays, the fish and chip van visits! Beach 300 yards. Shop and pub 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Dining area.
Step to...
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and patio doors to patio.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Step to...
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet (Jack and Jill shared with main house).
Steep stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 2: With king size bed and en-suite with toilet.
Bedroom 3: With 4ft twin beds and sloping ceiling.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.


Enclosed patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: The unfenced harbour is 10 yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    26.0 miles
  • Lake
    300 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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