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The Old Post Office At The Harbour In Portknockie

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.)


Owner
Craig Macbeth
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Portknockie in Moray

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

The Old Post Office At The Harbour In Portknockie
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 24 reviews
5

Superb

  • 5 of 5

PErfect

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

That was awesome Holliday. The house was very clean & tidy. Which is perfect for long holiday. I will make a plan to go again.thanks Craig

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Love this home.

  • 5 of 5

Love this cottage Very homely, comfy everything you could ask for clean , Beautiful views of the harbour, lots of room , 5 of us on the Saturday night and plenty room, warm cosy home I could easily stay here and not go anywhere else, we love it here, owner extremely helpful and quick response if needed, looking forward to going back at some point

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dissapointed

  • 2 of 5

We were told to ring the maintenance woman to gain access to the property but she did not answer either of the numbers provided over a period of 2 days. We arrived to find the front door locked but luckily a neighbour assisted us by taking us to a rear door which was unlocked and he showed us where the key was kept. Apparently it has happened before and he has had to assist other people.

We found that no linen had been laid out for us so we had to find it ourselves in the cupboards.

We also found paper floating in the upstairs toilet and internal bins not emptied.

The property itself is quaint and quirky with lovely views of harbour. The neighbours and people of the village were really lovely and made the rest of our stay a joy.

But I would not recommend this property due to the poor way in which we had to gain entry and poor maintenance.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry to hear that your experience didn't go as planned and that the property wasn't ready for you. This is most unusual. I am always contactable via email should there be any problems getting in touch with the housekeeper. I will address these short comings immediately.
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5

Amazing find!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic house! The house overlooks the harbour and could easily sleep 8 (there were only 5 of us plus a dog!). It is warm and comfortable and really feels like home from home with everything you would need. Its quirky layout with the stairs kept the children and dog amused. My partner and I had childhood holidays in Portknockie so it has been quite a few years since we were last there but we all had an amazing holiday. It brought back lots of great memories and gave us the chance to create some new ones.

We would definitely recommend staying at the Old Post Office and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home in a beautiful village. We saw deer and dolphin on our nature walks!

  • 5 of 5

Well fitted, comfortable. Nice bath tub. Beautiful view from the home over the ocean. Nice wee store and fish and chip shop within walking distance. Located between Cullen and Buckie, both worth seeing. Have the Cullen Skink at the Cullen Bay Hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you enjoyed your time at the Old Post Office. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Location

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Aberdeen
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Seafield Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Buckie
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Keith
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Cullen
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Portknockie, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid
8 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£500
 
 
Low
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£400
 
 
High
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Low
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£500
 
 
Mid
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£500
 
 
Low
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£400
 
 
High
16 Dec 2017 - 12 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
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 pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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