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Boatman’s Cottage

Portessie, near Buckie, Highlands
Grade 4 Star rating

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms2
Pets 2
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Description

Dating from 1863 this traditional sail-makers cottage lies just 100 yards from the seafront in Portessie.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV and CD player.
Living/dining room.
Low door and step to...
Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed, sloping ceiling and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet (Jack and Jill with bedroom 2).
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot. Welcome pack. Decked area. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. Please note: There are 9 steps to the decked area.

Just 100 yards from the seafront in Portessie, and an additional 200 yards to the sandy beach, dating from 1863 this traditional, detached sail-makers cottage enjoys sea views from the bedrooms and the decked area, and views of Seal Island from the twin bedroom. Comfortable and cosy, it is situated just a short stroll from the harbour and beach with rock pools. With attention to detail, the kitchen and downstairs bathroom have been renovated to a good standard and the property benefits from the downstairs windows having shutters. 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. There is on-site parking for 1 car and additional on road parking on the seafront (with no restrictions). The world famous Whisky and Castle trails are nearby. Shop and restaurant 500 yards, pub 350 yards.

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Features

  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 10

    17/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2019
    Beautiful location and cottage.


  • 9

    28/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 27/04/2019
    We had a wonderful stay at boatmans cottage. It was clean comfy and had everything we could want - apart from a tumble dryer and a local shop. Portessie is an extension of Buckie, but it was a good five mins by car to the nearest shop, so if you ran out of anything it was a bit of a rigmarole to pop out for milk. It was however an excellent base for touring all along the coast from inverness to Aberdeen. There are very regular buses with a stop right at the end of the lane. The nearby villages are gorgeous and it was a five men walk to the nearest beach. It was extremely quiet where we were which was wonderful, just what we wanted. The wifi was great, as long as you were downstairs. As one of the lovely write ups about the cottage said in places the walls were two foot thick, so getting wifi upstairs was difficult. The beds were comfy, the shower was amazing, the kitchen was well stocked. The recycling is a lesson in theoretical physics lol, but the fairies put them out on the right day so we didn't need to worry about that. The leaflets and books were great and the games were welcome. Our dog was well catered for and the throws that were provided were great. I would more than recommend boatmans cottage to anyone who likes to walk or doesn't mind driving to where they need to go. It really was a home from home, and the fantastic decor really makes it unique and interesting. 5 stars.


  • 8

    29/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2018
    Good place 'to switch off'!!


  • 10

    08/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2018
    thoroughly enjoyed my week at Boatmans. Lots of walking and wildlife watching. Village shop was shut everytime I passed, but supermarkets in Buckie are only 5 mins down the road, and the Bijou by the Sea wasnt serving evening meals, so you couldnt eat out without driving (hence the 9 score). The house was warm, welcoming, spotless and home from home. Lots of walking without driving for miles. Would definitely stay there again

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday, which is a great area for wildlife and walking. There are great shops and restaurants in Buckie.

  • 10

    17/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2018
    The owners have given great attention to detail in this lovely old cottage. We all had a very comfortable time and would have no hesitation of recommending this cottage to friends.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments - they are very much appreciated. Even if the cottage is almost 200 years old, we strive to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We hope to see you again soon.

  • 8

    16/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2018
    Clean and comfortable, not the most accessible to get to and the inside stair would be limiting for older people

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Firstly we’d like to thank you for your review and staying with us at the Boatman’s Cottage, we have noted your comments. We do have multiple rails on the staircase to help with the accessibility and if you do find parking difficult there are lots of parking spaces available on the sea front. We hope to see you again soon.

  • 9

    25/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2018
    Had a lovely week at the boatman's cottage. Very comfortable beds. Well equipped kitchen and the sea views from the bedrooms and raised decking were fab. The only thing was, I presumed because it was dog friendly that there would be an enclosed garden, but there was not. However the dogs loved the beach when the tide was out. Overall nice place. Lovely neighbours. Very peacefull.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind comments. Unfortunately due to the age and location and location of the property there is a small garden to the rear however this isn’t fully enclosed.

  • 10

    17/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2019
    Beautiful location and cottage.


  • 9

    28/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 27/04/2019
    We had a wonderful stay at boatmans cottage. It was clean comfy and had everything we could want - apart from a tumble dryer and a local shop. Portessie is an extension of Buckie, but it was a good five mins by car to the nearest shop, so if you ran out of anything it was a bit of a rigmarole to pop out for milk. It was however an excellent base for touring all along the coast from inverness to Aberdeen. There are very regular buses with a stop right at the end of the lane. The nearby villages are gorgeous and it was a five men walk to the nearest beach. It was extremely quiet where we were which was wonderful, just what we wanted. The wifi was great, as long as you were downstairs. As one of the lovely write ups about the cottage said in places the walls were two foot thick, so getting wifi upstairs was difficult. The beds were comfy, the shower was amazing, the kitchen was well stocked. The recycling is a lesson in theoretical physics lol, but the fairies put them out on the right day so we didn't need to worry about that. The leaflets and books were great and the games were welcome. Our dog was well catered for and the throws that were provided were great. I would more than recommend boatmans cottage to anyone who likes to walk or doesn't mind driving to where they need to go. It really was a home from home, and the fantastic decor really makes it unique and interesting. 5 stars.


  • 8

    29/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2018
    Good place 'to switch off'!!


  • 10

    08/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2018
    thoroughly enjoyed my week at Boatmans. Lots of walking and wildlife watching. Village shop was shut everytime I passed, but supermarkets in Buckie are only 5 mins down the road, and the Bijou by the Sea wasnt serving evening meals, so you couldnt eat out without driving (hence the 9 score). The house was warm, welcoming, spotless and home from home. Lots of walking without driving for miles. Would definitely stay there again

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday, which is a great area for wildlife and walking. There are great shops and restaurants in Buckie.

  • 10

    17/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2018
    The owners have given great attention to detail in this lovely old cottage. We all had a very comfortable time and would have no hesitation of recommending this cottage to friends.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments - they are very much appreciated. Even if the cottage is almost 200 years old, we strive to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We hope to see you again soon.

  • 8

    16/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2018
    Clean and comfortable, not the most accessible to get to and the inside stair would be limiting for older people

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Firstly we’d like to thank you for your review and staying with us at the Boatman’s Cottage, we have noted your comments. We do have multiple rails on the staircase to help with the accessibility and if you do find parking difficult there are lots of parking spaces available on the sea front. We hope to see you again soon.

  • 9

    25/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2018
    Had a lovely week at the boatman's cottage. Very comfortable beds. Well equipped kitchen and the sea views from the bedrooms and raised decking were fab. The only thing was, I presumed because it was dog friendly that there would be an enclosed garden, but there was not. However the dogs loved the beach when the tide was out. Overall nice place. Lovely neighbours. Very peacefull.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind comments. Unfortunately due to the age and location and location of the property there is a small garden to the rear however this isn’t fully enclosed.

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