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THE OLD POST OFFICE AT THE HARBOUR IN PORTKNOCKIE

Craig Macbeth

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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THE OLD POST OFFICE AT THE HARBOUR IN PORTKNOCKIE

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Portknockie - The Old Post Office

Sleeps 1-8, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

The Old Post Office has been transformed into a modern, very spacious 3 bedroom house, sleeping 1 - 8 people (see Notes in Rates section for parties over 6 people)

The lounge could sleep extra people if required. There is full central heating and parking for two cars at the side of the house. The tariff includes gas, electric, bed linen and towels. No smoking. Pets by arrangement. Baby items in cottage include high chair, travel cot (including sheets and covers.)

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
The house was/is very spacious and comfortable with fantastic views. Mobile signal not great in this part of the world which made the week even better!

Spotted dolphins off the harbour at about 7pm last night-fantastic!

Donna who looks after the house could not have been nicer and more helpful!
Apr 2013
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Craig Macbeth

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Speaks English
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Reviews

4.3
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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The Old Post Office At The Harbour In Portknockie
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
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The Old Post Office At The Harbour In Portknockie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1056237
+44 (0)1309691728
Portknockie Moray
4

CLEAN, COMFORTABLE AND WELCOMING

  • 4 out of 5
The house was clean, comfortable and welcoming. It had everything ( and more) that we needed. It was roomy and beds were comfortable. Donna ( caretaker ) was superb, very helpful, went out of her way to make our stay comfortable. Communication with Craig, the owner, was excellent and again he was very helpful. We had a brilliant holiday. Thank you to both of you, we might see you again soon
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your response, it's always great to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay!

We hope to see you all again soon,
Craig
business
The Old Post Office At The Harbour In Portknockie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1056237
+44 (0)1309691728
Portknockie Moray
3

A GREAT PLACE TO EXPLORE THE COAST AND RELAX!

  • 3 out of 5
Our family (two adults, three children & one happy springer spaniel) had a great stay at the Old Post Office in Portknockie. The house was very spacious, clean and warm. The kitchen was very well equipped. We enjoyed the short stroll to Bow Fiddle Rock and had fun exploring the various pebble beaches, finding lots of sea glass & worn tile pieces. One of the many highlights was watching a young Peregrine Falcon hunting along the coastline and roosting on the Bow Fiddle. Lots of great walks just on your doorstep . . . was nice to leave the car and just go explore. Saw dolphins and lots of different birds. Had a great walk to Cullen along the coast & then down along the sandy Cullen beach. The boys enjoyed picking out some sweets at the Ice Cream Shop in Cullen which helped to keep them going on the walk back to Portknockie. Enjoyed finding & exploring around Findlater Castle just outside Cullen (ruin of a castle built into the cliffs), Portsoy Harbour (great ice cream shop in Portsoy), and Findochty. There are lots of great places nearby to eat out or get takeaways if you want a break from cooking! We are looking forward to coming back again!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Old Post Office At The Harbour In Portknockie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1056237
+44 (0)1309691728
Portknockie Moray
5

NICE HOUSE WITH VIEW OVER THE SEA

  • 5 out of 5
The stay was very nice, with friendsly and good service from the housekeeper. The house was clean, well maintained, very well equipped, large, beautiful rooms and there is a cosy atmosphere in the house. The location was fabulous, just backdrawn from the harbour, with good view over the sea and the dolphins. Also, it is possible to enjoy the view from the benches, just across the street.

It is easy to cook even for a large family in the nice kitchen - if you don't visit the pub for a tasty dinner.

The village is beautiful and the nature around is astonishing. The walk to Cullen offers good views and a rough bath by the cliffs or from the sandy beach closer to Cullen.

We would love to return to this house!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you visit The Old Post Office again in the near future.
business
The Old Post Office At The Harbour In Portknockie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1056237
+44 (0)1309691728
Portknockie Moray
4

EXCEPTIONALLY STAY IN A EXCEPTIONAL REGION

  • 4 out of 5
We feld very well in your house.
Hints: pegs are missing. Ceiling in boilerroum is untight. There wept water from the el. light. One trop oil each would help to make the doors more silent. House was coverd by doghairs. We are not used to have animals in house. Dona was very kind to us.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, firstly apologies for the inconveniences during your stay, we'll endeavour to have these all fixed as soon as possible.
business
The Old Post Office At The Harbour In Portknockie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1056237
+44 (0)1309691728
Portknockie Moray
Wiesloch, Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar, B-W
5

FULL EQUIPPED HOUSE, PHANTASTIC SIGHT ON HARBOUR

  • 5 out of 5
Much space, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, in the kitchen is all what you need.
Even additional covers are there.
In the living room tv with sky.
WiFi in every room.
All rooms were very clean; cleaning materials and hoover are available.
Service very helpful and friendly.
We enjoyed our visit very and recommend this cottage to everybody, who wants to spend his holidays in a quite atmosphere.
Restaurant in hotel nearby, in the area many other good restaurants; Lidl and Tesco and gas station in 4 miles.

We loved it!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Manfred,

Thanks for the great review, i'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the future.

Craig
business
The Old Post Office At The Harbour In Portknockie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1056237
+44 (0)1309691728
Portknockie Moray
5

PICTURESQUE PORTKNOCKIE

  • 5 out of 5
Stunning location, stunning cottage beautiful sunshine!!!!! Couldn't ask for more cottage had everything you could want and more. Surrounded by the picturesque harbour of Portknockie with local amenities within walking distance. Cottage very clean and well kept everything as stated in the details and more. Pictures do not do the cottage justice and would highly recommend this cottage to friends/relatives. Surrounded by walking trails and not far from local towns such as Brechin, Elgin and you can even walk to Cullen along the beach which we did many times, the dog loved it. The owner of the cottage provided excellent customer service and was always happy to help with any questions that we may have had. Lots of activities and attractions to do but even better walking out the door and 10 steps away from the Harbour and sea. Very peaceful and tranquil just what we needed and hope to return in the near future.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for being the first to post a review.....and what a great review it is!! Very comprehensive.
We look forward to welcoming you to stay with us again soon.
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Location

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Aberdeen
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Keith
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Cullen
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Seafield Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Buckie
Car: recommended

The Old Post Office is situated at the harbour in Portknockie, which is an old fishing village on the coast of the Moray Firth. The area around the harbour is a conservation area and features traditional houses in North-South rows. Portknockie was voted 'Best Kept Village' several times in recent years in the 'Scotland in Bloom' competition.

• The village is ideal for cyclists and walkers who can enjoy the coastal walks along the Moray Firth and may be lucky to see the Bottlenose Dolphins. The famous Bow-Fiddle Rock, a wave-cut natural arch often teeming with Gulls and Cormorants, is a short walk from the cottage.

• All around Portknockie you will find various Whisky Trails and Castles to explore, as well as the Marine Aquarium at Macduff, the Scottish Tartan museum in Keith and the world famous Baxter's of Speyside.

• For those interested in golf, there are a number of very good courses nearby. Fishing, sea angling, scuba diving and sailing are all available nearby.

• Amenities within Portknockie include, 2 local hotels, grocers, newsagent, pharmacy, fish and chip shop, and not forgetting the children's sea paddling pool by the harbour.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Portknockie, Moray

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High
14 Jun 2014 - 19 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
20 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£350
 
 
High
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes IF GROUP IS >6 PEOPLE PLEASE READ BELOW AND SUBMIT AN ENQUIRY WITH THE PARTY SIZE RATHER THAN USING THE "BOOK NOW" FUNCTION.

For rentals of one week or more there will be a surcharge of £25 per person per week for groups over 6 persons.

For rentals of less than one week there will be a surcharge of £10 per person for groups over 6 persons.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Portknockie in Moray

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • There are 2 baby cot's available
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • diving
  • golf
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