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

Detached Property


Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pub Within 1 Mile

Sea View

Shower Cubicle


Washing Machine

Welcome Pack


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 15 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Cambridge

  • Couple


out of 10

We had a lovely week at boatman’s cottage. The house was well equipped, comfortable and had everything we needed. Our dog who is getting very old and slow enjoyed the short walk to the beach and we loved having a mug of tea on the picnic bench looking out to sea. We had a lot of rain one evening and water poured in the door (looks like the seals around the windows had perished during the hot weather) but the owner was very helpful. We would definitely come again.

18 Sep 2022

Anita and Andy

  • Rockingham Western Australia

  • Couple


out of 10

A beautifully presented cottage, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The owners have thought of everything to make the cottage feel like a home from home, drawers and cupboards are filled with all the things you would expect to have in your own home - good quality cookware, dinnerware and utensils, as well as a few extras ie spare phone chargers, plug adapters. The bed was comfy and the shower hot. The lounge area adequate, comfortable enough seating for watching the tv, Twas just not the lounge suite recliner style we prefer. We had a lovely week exploring the coastal towns and historical sites up and down the coast, the walks were wonderful and the neighbours and locals very friendly. The closest pub didn’t look very inviting and we didn’t go to it. But the pub in the next village The Admirals was lovely, just a bit to far to walk back of an evening. We were happy enough to purchase our own alcohol at the supermarkets and stop in of an evening - after being out and about most of the day it was our preferable option anyway. All up we had a lovely time in Portessie at the Boatman’s Cottage, Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage.

9 Sep 2022


  • Perth

  • Family


out of 10

Fantastic holiday in beautiful shoreline area. Cottage was perfect. Tastefully decorated and thoughtfully equipped. Lovely welcome pack including treats for our dog. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

22 Aug 2022

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