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The Brae Steading

Fordyce, Aberdeenshire
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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Set in a conservation village, yet close to sandy beaches, fishing villages and coastal walks.

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.
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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.

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.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • 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
  • 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

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2019
    cleanest and best equiped + truly dog friendly self catering I have stayed in

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/03/2019
    Very clean, well equipped accommodation. Fantastic views. Very nice touches including a bed for the dog and treats.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/03/2019
    We would recommend this cottage, it is in a great location for coastal walking and bird watching. The Brae is very well equipped, is comfortable and clean.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2018
    Hard not to love the place. This was my 2nd visit and I cant put in to words home unique and calming the property is. I will be visiting again early next year, guaranteed.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/11/2018
    Perfect place for a short break.Lovely view from front window and only minutes by car to Sandend Beach.Could not have been better

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/11/2018
    The Brae Steading is a fantastic holiday cottage which offers everything you’ll need for a memorable getaway. The cottage is cosy and comfortable with everything to a high standard. The location is stunning, with amazing views and beautiful dark night skies. Within walking distance to the local village and nearby harbour town ( under 3 miles) also within a 10 minute drive to a glorious dog friendly beach. Just over an hours drive takes you to Inverness or Aberdeen. We highly recommend The Brae Steading after spending a fantastic weeks holiday there. It was a truly perfect holiday that we didn’t want to end.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2018
    A second stay at The Brae Steading and I hope it won't be my last. The hosts are very welcoming (welcome tray including treats for the dog and milk in the fridge are lovely touches) but are not intrusive. It's a wonderful place to unwind whilst still being close to plenty of places to visit if that is what you are looking for. The hosts provide lots of suggestions for walks which I'm still working my way through. Looking forward to my next visit.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2018
    Well appointed and comfortable cottage. Lovely views and pretty historic village nearby. Nearest shops in Portsoy just over 2 miles away.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2018
    relaxing holiday, surrounding area very clean and litter free, roads in good nick so a pleasure to drive in the area. House was great

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2018
    Great place to stay and brilliant views from the lounge. There is all you require there and the local village is very attractive. The location is great for visiting the coastal villages to the East and the West. Aberdeen and Inverness are easily reached for a day out. The hosts are great people and on site should you need any help.

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