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The Brae Steading

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Fordyce, Aberdeenshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Pets 2
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Description

Set in a conservation village, yet close to sandy beaches, fishing villages and coastal walks.

This detached barn conversion, adjacent to the owner’s home, is located just outside the lovely conservation village of Fordyce, 1½ miles from the Moray coast. A magical place, the village is a warren of narrow streets and beautiful houses still following a medieval plan, and all wrapped around a magnificent centrepiece, Fordyce Castle, simply sitting on a bend in the village street. The holiday cottage is very comfortable and warm, and takes advantage of the panoramic views of both sea and countryside, with the arched French doors in the living room leading to a sunny sitting-out area at the front. Fordyce also offers an attractive park opposite the old kirkyard as well as a Victorian garden. The sandy beach at Sandend is a quick drive or a 45-minute walk from the cottage, where local fish can be bought and surfers enjoy the waves. Good coastal walks abound through the old fishing villages of Portsoy and Cullen, or alternatively travel inland through castle and whisky country. There are plenty of golf courses in the vicinity, and the variety of bird and wildlife both onshore and off will please the keen nature lover. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

All on the ground floor.
Porch: With washing machine and storage for coats and boots.
Living room:
With Freeview TV, DVD player, double sofa bed and French doors leading to sitting-out area.
4 steps to...
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine, Velux window and tiled floor.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot available on request. Highchair. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area with garden furniture and barbecue. 1-acre garden (shared with owner). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole. There are 2 steps in the garden.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    28/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 21/04/2018
    The Brae was a wonderful base for exploring the Moray coast. The owners were very helpful and friendly but never intrusive even though their house is next door. The steading was beautifully done out and had everything you could need. It is well located for the many beautiful beaches nearby and lots of interesting places to visit. My dogs and I had a brilliant time and we were blessed with superb weather. We will definitely return to this property.


  • 10

    21/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2018
    Top class the view from the living room is amazing I would recommend it to anyone and the owners were excellent.


  • 9

    14/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2018
    A luxurious cottage with everything you could need indoors and out, with a ramp for easier access if required. Situated just outside the village, it's a short drive to local amenities as no shops in Fordyce itself. Loved the decor and layout although we found the memory foam bed hard work but probably just because we weren't used to it! This cottage is definitely worth a stay, either as a base from which to explore or a serene place to rest and relax. We would love to stay again if up this way again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your comments. We were very sorry to hear the bed was not to your liking. Many of our guests have commented that they have found the bed very comfortable and have slept extremely well (some better than at home!). One guest asked where we purchased the mattress, as she wanted to buy one the same, another said it had been perfect for her bad back problems and another told us they had the best sleep they had had for years. Clearly, it is a personal thing and we sincerely hope it did not affect the overall comfort of your stay.

  • 10

    07/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2018
    The Brae Cottage is a delight. It is immaculately clean, very comfy, soon gets warm and cosy, and has everything you need a holiday home to have. The location is superb, its very quiet, and the cottage offers a lovely view to the sea. The owners live next door and apart from a lovely welcome on our arrival and a reassurance that they were there if we needed them, we never saw them again! We had a lovely holiday and give the Brae Steading our highest recommendation.


  • 10

    22/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 12/01/2018
    Recently stayed at the Brae, it was easy to find the directions spot on. On arrival there was a lovely welcome tea coffee and chocolates, even treats for the dog. The cottage was spotless and comfortable with everything you need. Thank you Diane. Fordyce is a lovely little village and not far from Portsoy which has a Coop. Take way fish and chips. Buckie has a tesco which also does fuel at a reasonable price. Easy for touring the local area which has stunning harbours.


  • 9

    05/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/01/2018
    Lovely property, extremely clean and comfortable.


  • 10

    15/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2017
    The cottage exceeded expectations - plenty of suggestions of walks and things to do in the area as well as a good selection of things to do if the weather keeps you in the cottage. It was a lovely touch that there was a welcome tray, including a bag of treats for the dog, as well as milk in the fridge. I look forward to returning before too long.


  • 9

    08/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2017
    We enjoyed our stay very much. Clean comfortable and with stunning views. A home from home. The dogs loved the big window, better than TV for them! All 4 of us felt very relaxed here. I was overwhelmed with the attention to detail on arrival; from the welcome tray, information pack with walks and places to visit and the beautiful photos on walls, tasteful and homely decor. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone and look forward to returning ourselves someday. The only downside if I'm being really picky, was the lack of a washing machine. I would've happily traded the dishwasher for one. But the owner was really helpful and allowed me to use hers. As we'd been on the road we'll over a week before arriving, that was very much appreciated thank you! We look forward to another visit in the future!! 😁🐶🐶😁

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: We were delighted to hear that the four of you had such an enjoyable stay. You will be pleased to hear we are planning to install a washing machine in the cottage during the coming Winter.

  • 10

    23/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2017
    A beautiful cottage in a great spot. Perfectly clean and well equipped making it a very enjoyable ,comfortable stay. All in all it was delightful and we would certainly stay again.


  • 10

    18/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2017
    Lovely place to stay views breathtaking and so many beautiful places on your doorstep


  • 10

    02/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2017
    We had a WONDERFUL week at the Brae Steading. Peace and comfort. Very pleasant and helpful owners - next door, but we hardly saw them. Lots of helpful extras, such as loo roll, kitchen roll, starter pack of teas, coffee, sugar etc. Welcome pack and milk in fridge. The most wonderful view. We fell in love with the place, and the area.


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