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.
Dolphin Cottage is a Seaside Cottage Almost Sitting On The Beach at Whitehills.
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Jan 2019
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Had the cottage been ready on the day of arrival or the following 2 days we might have been able to review it ! No reason to lie about this but owner believed the housekeeper that it has been made ready! Very disappointed
Just fantastic !!!!
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.
Schöner Ausblick / alles da was man benötigt
Zu allererst, das cottage ist wunderbar gelegen mit einem fantastischen Ausblick. Wir hatten sowohl Robben wie auch Delphine direkt vor den Fenstern (Dolphin view room). Das Fischerdorf ist ideal gelegen für Ausflüge nach Inverness, Fort George, Fraserburgh, Aberdeen etc... . Auch einfach vom Haus aus Richtung Banff laufen am Strand (45min.) mit Muschelsammeln natürlich ...
Die Ausstattung ist gut, genügend Geschirr (leider keine Geschirrtücher), Pfannen Besteck.
Die Betten sind sehr komfortabel. Allein das Duschen ist etwas abenteuerlich, das Einstellen der Temperatur nicht immer einfach.
Eine Sitzgelegenheit draußen wäre nett (Platz ist ja).
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.
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.
Additional pricing information
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.