Exterior | Boatman’s Cottage, Portessie, nr. Buckie
Cosy living room | Boatman’s Cottage, Portessie, near Buckie
  • Cottage
  • Portessie, near Buckie
  • 27787

Boatman’s Cottage


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 2

  • 2

Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

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

Ground Floor:
Living room: With Freeview TV and CD player.
Living/dining room: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
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 with picnic bench. 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.


  • Customers' Choice 2021


Coastal within 1 mile

Cot Available - Cot

Detached Property


Internet Connection

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile

Sea View

Shower Cubicle


Washing Machine

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 12 reviews


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Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Bury

  • Family


out of 10

A lovely cottage with extremely comfortable beds and very well maintained. Thoroughly recommend

25 Jul 2022


  • South Lanarkshire

  • Couple


out of 10

A comfortable cottage close to the sea. Ideal for an evening walk along the shore and seal spotting. Lovely cliff walks and small coastal villages to explore. Parking area was small but we had a delightful holiday.

21 Jul 2022


  • Leeds

  • Couple


out of 10

Enjoyed our stay & weather was good to us as well, just had a couple of part rainy days. Wasn’t that cold but lighting the open fire was a must. Was very clean with all you needed in kitchen if you decided to eat in. Can definitely recommend Bengal Brasserie for Indian food who delivered. Bed was comfortable & black out blinds were great. Shower cubicle was on the small side but shower was powerful. Very peaceful location off the main road. We had a 4x4 Volvo & found parking was ok at side of house but best to reverse in. If you fancied a drink locally the Craigenroan Bar was in walking distance & dog friendly. It was a quiet pub but staff very welcoming. Had food in The Admiral in Findochty & The Royal Oak in Cullen both of which were very nice & dog friendly. Also breakfast in Emma’s on Buckie High Street (dogs not allowed but you can park outside) they also do fresh sandwiches & salad boxes which were ideal for the beach. Large Tesco within short driving distance along with ESSO service station.

6 Jun 2022

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