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Dolphin Cottage by the beach in Whitehills

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Dolphin Cottage is a Seaside Cottage Almost Sitting On The Beach at Whitehills.

Dolphin cottage is a historic fisherman's cottage almost sitting on the beach in the pretty seaside village of Whitehills. It is aptly named because passing dolphins can sometimes be seen from the windows. The cottage has 3 double bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 6 or 8 if the sofa bed is used in the lounge. The cottage benefits from two lounges one of which is cosy with a solid fuel stove and the other has breath taking views of the sea. Both lounges have large televisions so no problems with programme choice or with gaming and television viewing or indeed with peaceful dolphin watching! The kitchen is a mix of beautiful antique pieces and bespoke free standing units. The table can comfortably seat 8 people. There is a large belfast sink but also a dishwasher and washer/dryer. There is a pretty fridge, a separate freezer, a microwave and a range style electric cooker. The kitchen has the original Victorian fireplace with a solid fuel stove. Also on the ground floor is the twin bedroom with matching single beds which can on request be converted to a large super king bed. Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms. The first has a king size bed and cottage style roof windows. The master bedroom also has a king size bed. There are twin aspect windows with beautiful uninterrupted views up and down the coast. The master bedroom also benefits from an en suite shower room with a further walk in shower and wc and sink. Completing this floor is a modern bathroom with a slipper bath which echoes the cottage's Victorian heritage and a large walk in shower, wc and sink. Most of the rooms have sea views. Outside there is a patio with beautiful uninterrupted views out to sea.

Laura Riley
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Whitehills in Aberdeenshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family Bathroom - Large walk in shower, large slipper bath, sink and wc En-suite shower room to Bedroom 1 - Large walk in shower, sink and wc
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 3 - 2 Twin Single Beds. bedroom 2 - 1 King Size Bed. bedroom 1 - 1 King Size Bed. En Suite Shower Room.
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The washing machine is a Washer/Dryer. In addition to the fridge there is a freezer. The heating is electric heating complemented by 2 solid fuel stoves. The cottage has modern insulation so is easily heated. There is no private parking but parking is very close by and free. A cot and high chair are available on request. Outside: There is a good sized patio with beautiful views out to sea. There is a pull out drying line and in side the cottage there are fold up garden chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The beds are made up with fresh white linen for your arrival and towels and tea towels are provided for use within the cottage only. The cottage will be cleaned before your arrival and weekly laundry is available thereafter.


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Dolphin Cottage by the beach in Whitehills
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Just fantastic !!!!

  • 5 of 5

We simply loved Dolphin Cottage, it provided us with the perfect base for our first ever getaway in Scotland.

The stunning sea view from the Cottage's dolphin watching room saw us sitting staring out the window at every opportunity and how could we not be wowed watching dolphins, birds, passing boats and the gorgeous sky.

The cottage itself had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, it was clean and tidy with comfy beds, cozy sitting room, well equipped kitchen, clean bathrooms (with a particularly lovely large bath) and the all important wi fi for our son !

Whitehills itself is lovely place, we frequented the local chipper more than once, the local pub and the local convenience store served its purpose well and all within a short walk from the cottage.

A walk in either direction along the coast is a must, my son, husband and myself particularly enjoyed rock hopping along the coast and soaking up the spectacular scenery.

We would thoroughly recommend a stay here and we will most definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Seafield Arms
Nearest Golf
Duffhouse Royal, Banff
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Seafield Arms
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


O miles! The cottage almost sits on the beach!


Aberdeen is the nearest city and is only 45 miles south. The city has an international airport, railway and bus stations providing onward travel links throughout the UK and beyond. The highland capital of Inverness is the next nearest city and like Aberdeen has an airport and good train links. It is advisable to have use of a car to fully appreciate what the area has to offer. However the village does have a local bus service to Banff (4 miles).


To the west is Portsoy which boasts the first harbour to be established on the Moray Firth coast in the 17th century. There are several other coastal villages which are worth a visit. The nearest towns of Banff and Macduff (4 miles) offer more choice of shops, restaurants and leisure activities. The Marine Aquarium in Macduff is well worth a visit as is Duff House Art Gallery and the Scottish Lighthouse Museum in Fraserburgh (23 miles). You could also discover the Whisky or Castle Trail.

Further Details:

Within the village all the basic services are provided. There are a couple of grocery shops, a post office, butchers, bakery and of course a good local pub which serves food. The nearby towns of Banff and Macduff will offer a wider range of shops and services.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required at time of booking. Balance to be paid within 2 calendar months of the arrival date. Full terms and conditions listed on owners website. Pets are charge at an additional £15 per pet.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday. Departure by 10am please. Arrival from 4pm. Short or longer breaks may also be available. Please contact owner for details.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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