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WIFI, DOGS WELCOME.EXCELLENT DOG FRIENDLY PUB WITH GREAT FOOD 5 MINS WALK.

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Mrs Lindsey Wardle

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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WIFI, DOGS WELCOME.EXCELLENT DOG FRIENDLY PUB WITH GREAT FOOD 5 MINS WALK.

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Johnshaven - Puffin Cottage Johnshaven

Clean, comfortable coastal cottage in friendly fishing village. Sleeps 5

Visitors comments....

Puffin Cottage is a magnificent cottage right by the sea: you open the sitting room curtains and there you are looking out to sea!! It is cosy and really well appointed-everything spotlessly clean and offered with a generous spirit. You open a drawer in the kitchen and all the things you could possibly need are there. A garden that is dog proofed is also really handy. Loads of hot water towels and linen provided, books games TV and DVD, it has all the feel of a first class hotel.

Johnshaven is right on the coastal path so it is easy to walk a few miles for fresh fish or in the opposite direction to miles of sand at St Cyrus. For the more adventurous there are the Grampians with their peaks and lovely glen walks and further afield again there is Royal Deeside.

This is definitely one of the best cottages I have ever rented and I have rented a lot!!

...and another

'We both loved this idyllic cottage in a magic spot. I was hypnotised by the view of the sea, the ever changing picture...the terrific sunsets outside the window....Fantastic cottage - there is nothing we wanted for - a real home from home and so much attention to detail. Look out for the Dolphins we've seen them a number of times - I imagine the novelty will never wear off! Johnshaven is a lovely place!'

No extra charges for towels, linen, electricity, oil central heating,dogs or visiting friends and relatives! This deceptively spacious beach front cottage is ideal, both for a couple wanting a quiet and relaxing break, and a fun base for a family holiday. Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Johnshaven,between Aberdeen and Dundee, Puffin Cottage provides an ideal base for relaxing and also exploring.

Accommodation: All accommodation is on the ground floor. (Although we have an accessible but undeveloped 'Dolphin Spotting Deck' in the loft, complete with telescope and binoculars!)

Heating is free and provided by oil-fired central heating, a coal fire and an electric stove. All oil, electricity and linen is included in the price. The dining kitchen is newly refurbished and fully equipped, with a fan oven cooker, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a microwave. A fire blanket and hard wired smoke alarms are also included. (As are flasks, torch, portable barbecue, small fan heater and hot water bottles.) (Hopefully we have thought of everything! Let us know if we haven't!).

We now have WI-FI!

The good sized lounge overlooks the pebble beach and the view from the window provides constantly changing sea-scapes as you enjoy the comfort of two large 3 seater settees, set in front of a cosy coal fire. The bookcase contains leaflets on walking, fishing, horse riding and golf courses in the area

You can relax further in this room with TV and DVD Player,

A charming double bedroom overlooking the garden, provides a comfortable and restful environment. The second bedroom enjoys a beach view and is furnished with two single beds and an Ikea single sofa bed with comfortable mattress. This spacious room can also double as an ideal play area. The bathroom has been upgraded and has toilet, washbasin and an electric shower over the bath. Towels are provided free of charge.

Outside:Garden chairs are stored in the front Porch and can be used in the front garden area, to sit and have a cup of tea or glass of wine and watch for passing Dolphins. The area of grass on the seafront opposite also belongs to the cottage.

The large enclosed back garden provides a safe and secure area for small children. The local park backs onto the garden wall. Garden furniture in the back garden can be used for a lazy breakfast or a family barbecue in the evening.

Sand beaches at Montrose, St Cyrus and Lunan Bay.

The beach in Johnshaven is a pebble beach with lots of interesting rock pools to explore with the bandy nets from the cottage. Lots of driftwood lands up on the beach in Johnshaven and it's good fun to find an interesting piece to take home as a souvenir of your holiday. We also collect many pieces of colourful seaglass which washes up on the shore.

Nearby St Cyrus has a superb sandy beach and is an ideal place for children and dogs to get rid of excess energy. You always seem to have the beach almost to yourself no matter what time of year you visit. Again lots of driftwood washed up,

Montrose beach is sandy and has the added attraction of the Splash paddling pool and play area for children.. Cheeky Monkeys indoor play area is ideal for wet days.

Lunan Bay just a little further south of Montrose is another sandy beach which has been much enjoyed by our visitors.

Have a look at our visitors comments in our reviews to see which beach has been most enjoyed.

More Details
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mrs Lindsey Wardle

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We are Lindsey and Chris Wardle. We live at the opposite end of Johnshaven to Puffin Cottage and are only minutes away if help is required. We live with our two Border Terriers, Cass and Midge and a very relaxed black cat called Gibson.

We think that we have provided everything in the cottage that would lead to an enjoyable holiday and are always open to further suggestions

Mrs Lindsey Wardle purchased this cottage in 2005

You can see from our reviews (and 4 visitors books in the cottage) that people love to come back to Puffin Cottage, year after year. You can tour from the cottage, look up relatives, ramble or just chill in the peace of the village.

Our guests love the friendliness of the village with complete strangers saying hello, giving a friendly nod or admiring your dog.

We have taken 3 well behaved dogs many times and are always surprised by the level of cleanliness in the cottage when they leave with their owners.

There are miles of good doggy walks around the village and along the cost towards nearby villages. St Cyrus beach has miles of golden sands and ideal for children and dogs to let off steam.

Johnshaven gives you the chance to have a great weeks holiday without leaving the village, Meals available at The Anchor, (Gary and Jan) Drinks at The Ship, (Bobby and Ed) and our very well stocked shop, Johnshaven Stores (Ewan and Kate) supplies everything that you would need.

Puffin Cottage has the advantage of having an enclosed garden, front and back with a tall side gate which makes the rear garden very safe and secure for children and dogs.

Being right down at the seaside, means that you can sit in the lounge and watch the constantly changing seascapes.

We have a telescope and binoculars upstairs in our undeveloped loft which has two Velux windows, ideal for doing a bit of bird and dolphin watching.

There is a seat to the front of the cottage where you can sit and read or enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. There are also two picnic areas in the garden, one with a table and 4 chairs near the back door and another picnic bench with fitted benches at the rear of the garden.

There is a very well equipped children's play are at the back of the large park behind the cottage. There are also tennis courts and a putting green.

Our Jewel in the crown in Johnshaven is The Anchor Hotel where you can have delicious food both downstairs in the bar (doggies allowed downstairs) and in the comfortable upstairs restaurant. After your meal of course you can go and sit in an alcove beside the stove, over at The Ship Inn and enjoy a relaxing drink in the very friendly pub.

In nearby Gourdon 3 miles away, we have an award winning Fish and Chip Restaurant..

Inverbervie just 4 miles away has an excellent Chinese and Indian Takeaways.

Inverbervie has a good sized Co-op, a chemist and a bakers.

Montrose 10 miles, has a Tesco, Co-op, Lidl's, Boots and many more High Street stores.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday cottage rental in Johnshaven, United Kingdom

23 Reviews Write a Review
WiFi, Dogs welcome.Excellent dog friendly pub with great food 5 mins walk.
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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WiFi, Dogs welcome.Excellent dog friendly pub with great food 5 mins walk.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p708752
01561 361901
Johnshaven Aberdeen City & Shire
5

Heaven on earth

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
Beautiful cottage fantastic location this cottage is spacious very clean and has everything anyone would require we stayed in january and on arrival cottage was lovely and warm the owners. Are a lovely couple and extremely helpful the cottage is situated in a beautiful village with friendly residents so nice too look out the front window and watch the tides rolling in great cottage for families with kids and pet friendly we shall certainly be staying again cant recommend this highly enough
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Puffin Cottage and we look forward to seeing you here in Johnshaven again. As you say it is a very friendly and relaxing village and we are very lucky to stay here too!
business
WiFi, Dogs welcome.Excellent dog friendly pub with great food 5 mins walk.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p708752
01561 361901
Johnshaven Aberdeen City & Shire
Owner Submitted Review
0

Anchor's Sea Food Stew -- to die for!

Anchor's Sea Food Stew -- to die for!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
We had a great time at Puffin Cottage. We have had a great week with some good weather. Tried The Anchor, had the Seafood Stew, to die for! Also the Gourdon fish and chips (Hornblowers), so good we called twice! The cottage was just like being at home, so cosy. Hope to come back soon.
business
WiFi, Dogs welcome.Excellent dog friendly pub with great food 5 mins walk.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p708752
01561 361901
Johnshaven Aberdeen City & Shire
Owner Submitted Review
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Very dog friendly ....

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
We have stayed at cottages all over Britain, and have to say that Puffin Cottage is up there with the very best. This is our second visit to Johnshaven but our first time at this lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage.
We HAD TO revisit Horn blower's at Gourdon for their lovely fish and chips. We also had a delicious meal at The Anchor Hotel (Johnshaven)
A very dog friendly area. plenty of walks, particularly enjoyed walking the coastal paths.
many thanks to Lindsey and Chris for the warm welcome and explaining everything we needed to know! Unfortunately we didn't see the dolphins but - hopefully - NEXT TIME!
business
WiFi, Dogs welcome.Excellent dog friendly pub with great food 5 mins walk.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p708752
01561 361901
Johnshaven Aberdeen City & Shire
Owner Submitted Review
0

Wonderful days in Scotland!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
Four wonderful days in a beautiful part of Scotland. Thanks to Lindsey and Chris for providing us with the perfect 'home from home' for the week.
Puffin Cottage is warm, clean and comfortable, well equipped with everything needed for a successful holiday,
There is so much to see and do in this area - Dunnottar Castle a must. Seen at its atmospheric best in the swirling mists. Kinneff old church - simple but stunningly beautiful. Peace and tranquillity of Glenesk and The Retreat and The Mill at Benholm. Johnshaven itself with it's harbour, it's history and it's interesting streets and buildings. The Anchor is great for food, The Ship for a good pint, 'crack' and a warm welcome.
There's so much to see and do in this area - four days cannot do it justice - so we will be back. Hopefully to Puffin Cottage - we have stayed in many cottages throughout the UK - Puffin Cottage must be one of the best. Thanks for everything.
business
WiFi, Dogs welcome.Excellent dog friendly pub with great food 5 mins walk.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p708752
01561 361901
Johnshaven Aberdeen City & Shire
Owner Submitted Review
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More dolphins!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
Lindsey and Chris have a wonderful cottage, they've thought of everything to accommodate our needs. Visited the recommended locations .. we weren't disappointed , big thumbs up! St Cyrus is definitely worth a visit for the vast beach and peace and quiet.

Highlight for the week, we saw 5 dolphins, something we'd been looking out for all week!

Weather has been kind to us this week, initially forecast for rain, we had sun every day .... winner.

Would happily recommend on the internet for would be visitors and would love to visit again. Thanks for everything.

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Aberdeen
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Aberdeen
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Montrose/Stonehaven
Nearest Beach
Johnshaven
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Aviemore
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Stonehaven
Car: recommended

Places of interest in the area include: Dunnotar Castle Stonehaven. Glamis Castle (Queen Mother's birthplace). House of Dun (National Trust) Grassic Gibbon *Centre. Birdwatching at Montrose Wild Life Centre. See Puffins at nearby Crawton Cliffs (at the right time of the year). St Cyrus's sandy, award winning beach. Walking in the Angus Glens. Shopping in Aberdeen and Dundee. Not forgetting the Whisky Trail, The Heritage Trail and The Castle Trail. Leaflets on these and many more are available in the cottage. Local maps are also provided and marked with places of interest.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Johnshaven, Aberdeen City & Shire

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
1 Mar 2014 - 30 May 2014
£80
£80
£495
2 nights
 
 
31 May 2014 - 27 Jun 2014
£80
£80
£545
2 nights
 
 
28 Jun 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
£80
£80
£595
7 nights
 
 
30 Aug 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
£80
£80
£545
2 nights
 
 
4 Oct 2014 - 28 Nov 2014
£80
£80
£495
2 nights
 
 
29 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
£65
£65
£350
2 nights
 

Notes

  • We have a special price of £350 a week in Jan and Feb 2014

    Prices range from £350 - £595 depending on the time of year.

    Full week bookings only from 28th June to 30th August

    Weekends and short breaks outwith these dates are £80 a night 2 night minimum.
    except for Jan, Feb and Dec £65 a night

    We take a deposit of £100 with the balance to be paid 4 weeks before arrival.

    There is no charge for dogs and we will accomodate up to 3 dogs of any size. No damage deposit required but we ask that dogs are not left unattended in the cottage.

    No extra charge for all household and bed linen, towels, electricty and oil central heating and cleaning.
  • Our prices are fully inclusive of all towels and bed linen, electricty and oil central heating.

    There is no security surcharge on arrival.

    There is no charge or damage deposit for dogs.

    There is no charge for cleaning.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Johnshaven in Aberdeen City & Shire

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Firewood
  • Telescope
  • Heating
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Thermos Flask
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Electric shower
  • There is an electric shower above the bath. The modern bathroom has been completely upgraded with a white suite and is fully tiled. A large electric towel holder provides a cosy atmosphere. Towels supplied free
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • There is an Ikea Single Sofa Bed in the twin room. This spacious room also provides a warm play area on cooler days and lots of space for the family to play board games in the evening. Fluffy toys on the beds welcome children to their holiday home. Extra blankets are provided. The large twin bedroom enjoys direct views of the sea, beach and rock pools. The cosy double bedroom looks out to the attractive back garden providing a peaceful sleeping environment.
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Radio
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games for Kids
  • Games
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Chairs
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • fly fishing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • hiking