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Boatman’s Cottage

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Portessie, near Buckie
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This 200-year-old, traditional sail-makers cottage lies just 100 yards from the seafront in Portessie.

Just 100 yards from the seafront in Portessie, and an additional 200 yards to the sandy beach, this 200-year-old, traditional, detached sail-makers cottage enjoys sea views from the bedrooms and the decked area. Comfortable and cosy, it is situated just a short stroll from the beach and harbour. With attention to detail, you will receive a refreshment welcome pack upon arrival and not forgetting your four-legged friends too, they will also have a doggy welcome pack waiting. This coastline’s stunning scenery, charming fishing villages and picturesque harbours invite exploration, and at Buckie harbour there are local boat trips offering a chance to spot dolphins, whales or seals. Ideally located to reach the many golf courses dotted around the area. Just 5 minutes’ walk behind the cottage lies miles of disused railway line, which has now been converted for cycling and dog walking adventures. The world famous Whisky and Castle trails are nearby. Shop and restaurant 500 yards, pub 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living/dining room. Low door and step to kitchen. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping ceiling and shared en-suite shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decked area. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 9 steps to decked area.

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  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Sea ViewSea View
  • StairgateStairgate
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 03/09/2016
    lovely clean cottage with all the equipment you would need. only problem is vehicle access and although quite large inside, there were some areas that were restricting especially for older people. the access from the kitchen into the rest of the house is very small, stairs a little steep and curving. But this is just from an older persons view.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2016
    The cottage was perfect, very comfortable and cosy. Very well equipped and we loved the two living areas! Kevin was extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble for him, the boiler decided to play up on our last day, he bent over backwards to get it sorted, it was back on within a couple of hours! We will definitely stay again and highly recommend it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/10/2015
    A superb place to rest and get away from the bustle of city life.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 24/10/2015
    This is a lovely old fisherman’s cottage with lots of character, and a short walk from the sea. The cottage was clean and comfortable – very well furnished with lots of beautiful model ships and various nautical pictures and artefacts. It is in a good location near Buckie which has many shops, and is not far from pretty fishing villages such as Findochty, Portknockie and Portsoy. The short lane leading to the cottage is very narrow with tight corners, so care is needed when driving. The cottage has central heating, but it would be nice to be able to control the timing, as we found the cottage quickly gets cold after the central heating switches off. There is a good log burner in the living room, but it would be useful to have some portable electrical heaters. The kitchen has all the essentials, but the fridge/freezer is in an awkward position. It would be good to improve the guttering over the back door, because you get quite wet entering or leaving the back door when it’s raining – the gutter does not catch the water flowing down the sloping roof. The WiFi service was great – the best we’ve experienced in Scottish holiday cottages over the years.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/10/2015
    Excellent accommodation. Good location to explore area. Loved the log fire.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/10/2015
    A very comfortable, clean cottage, yet full of character. Lovely walks by the sea just about 100 yds away. Nearby fishing villages are delightful; Shopping in Buckie and restaurants are all nearby. Wifi, 2 tv rooms, log burner, comfortable bed - what more could you want:-)

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/10/2015
    Very spacious cottage and very comfortable with everything you need. Great location to explore the whole coastline with plenty of places to visit. Had a lovely holiday and would recommend this cottage. We would definitely stay here again.

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