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Why not stay directly on the Sea Front?

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Situated directly on the Moray Firth in an area of natural beauty.

This superb holiday cottage in the conservation Seatown area of Gardenstown was originally a fisherman's cottage, built in the 19th century and is directly on the Moray Firth seafront.

The cottage is ideal for a family of four, or a couple looking for an away from it all break. It is not ideally suited for two couples.

Lie in bed listening to the sound of the waves lapping at the sea wall directly below you. The property was modernised in 2015 and features; a lounge with three sea view windows; large eating kitchen; bathroom with bath and shower over and upstairs one double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

Features include a wood burning stove; Wi-Fi; Egyptian cotton bedding; 40" flat screen wall mounted television; bose bluetooth music unit and of course stunning sea views. Look out for the school of dolphins in the Moray Firth, which if you are fortunate could be viewed from inside the cottage. We provide a viewing scope to maximise your chances... as well as a set of binoculars.

The kitchen has a dining table for four; washing machine; fridge/freezer; oven and hob etc.

Situated at the bottom of sandstone cliffs, Gardenstown was founded in 1744 and the harbour now caters for small fishing vessels and pleasure boats.

The small winding streets, picturesque harbour and old stone fisherman's cottages seem untouched by time and the spectacular views, headland and bays round the village make a haven for artists, photographers and bird watchers, while the sandy beaches and rocky coves and pools make it a location for all ages.

Bookings are weekly on a Saturday to Saturday basis. Sorry, we do not allow pets.

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gardenstown in Aberdeenshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


3.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

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Why not stay directly on the Sea Front?
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful location but overpriced property with problems

  • 2 of 5

Adequate accommodation but windows that were so heavy that two fairly strong women could not open....the owner came out to open them and he had to prop them open with logs! Lock on front door failed so he sent out a joiner to repair. Oven set off fire alarm constantly when we tried to cook a jacket potato! Gave up cooking as it was too stressful! Felt as though we encountered a lot of maintenance tasks to the house which was not what we had planned

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback on our cottage and I am glad you enjoyed the location. We have been leasing Gannet Cottage for holiday lets for around 13 years now, continually updating it each year. The window frames are locally made wooden “sash and case” and it is a fine line keeping the character of the traditional fisherman’s cottage, which is in a conservation area, against totally modernising it with say aluminium windows – assuming planning allowed it. In our only phone conversation you were very enthusiastic about the cottage and the views, and were asking about the names of the various wading birds you had seen from the cottage windows. You mentioned your inability to open the windows, and I said that they do need a firm pull. I offered to come up the next morning, (approx. two hour round drive) and open them for you, but did point out that we had never had this request in all the years we had rented out the cottage. You said you would be out all of the next day, but insisted you wanted me to come and open all of the windows. Early the next morning I visited the cottage and opened the windows and also arranged for a joiner call out as the front door lock (new in 2018) had developed a fault. You emailed me when you returned to the cottage at 18.07 that same evening, thanking me for arranging the lock fix and saying it was lovely to have the windows open. At 20.52 that evening I received an email from you asking for the downstairs windows to be closed……. By law (and for safety) we are required to have smoke alarms fitted and I apologise if on this occasion they turned out to be too “sensitive”. Overall, I am obviously very disappointed you had “maintenance tasks” during your stay and trust this did not prevent you having a lovely week’s holiday.
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Cosy, comfortable and a fabulous location.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage has obviously been extensively modernised from what must have been a pretty basic fisherman's cottage. It is very small, but ideal for a couple, and has everything needed for a comfortable stay. It is spotlessly clean and well maintained, and the location is fantastic, with wonderful views: especially at sunset. Gardenstown itself is lovely, but with few amenities. However the wonderfully kind, friendly and generous local people more than make up for that. We will definitely consider returning.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Lage, toller Ort, das Haus etwas klein.

  • 4 of 5

Das Cottage liegt traumhaft, direkt am Wasser in einem kleinen alten Fischerort. Wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Cottage ist klein und die Einrichtung ein wenig zusammen gewürfelt. Dafür hat man aber einen wunderschönen Blick aufs Meer mit tollen Sonnenuntergängen.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Aberdeen Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Garden Arms
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Metres
Gamrie Bay
Car: recommended

There is a telescope and binoculars provided for bird and seal - and dolphins if you are fortunate - from the cottage windows. An ideal romantic destination for a break for two in idyllic natural surroundings.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gardenstown, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Break
29 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check out is 10am on the Saturday of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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