Albert's Cottage

Gardenstown, Banffshire

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Albert's Cottage is a real, traditional 'seaside cottage', which would once have belonged to a local fisherman.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

The cottage stands side on to the seafront and is just a few feet from the beach in the picturesque village of Gardenstown, about 45 miles northwest of Aberdeen.

It is typical of most of the houses near the seafront in these traditional fishing villages, built at a time when sea views were very much less important than shelter from the winter weather, hence the ‘side-on’ position. It’s all part of the traditional charm.

Inside, its beautifully refurbished and snug interior comprises an open plan living area and bathroom with stairs leading to two bright and inviting bedrooms. Heating is by electricity and multi-fuel stove, ensuring year round cosiness.

One wonders what the original fisherman would have made of his cottage now. Its old thick walls and small windows are still in place but the owners have taken great care to ensure the cottage enjoys the maximum amount of light. For those who hanker after a sea view, one of the windows in the sitting area does indeed face the sea and there are strategically placed binoculars on the window sill to ensure you don’t miss a single passing dolphin.

There is a small-decked patio area to the rear and the beach is just a few feet away to the front. Parents should be aware that there is an unguarded drop from the seafront to the beach below.

Map & Local

Gardenstown, built on a series of terraces which swarm up the cliffs behind the cottage, is a delightful place for a family holiday. In addition to the beach, there is a harbour just yards from the cottage, an inn and a few shops - so all is to hand.

You can walk along under the cliffs to equally picturesque Crovie. This scenic coast with its charming fishing villages offers golf, walking, boat trips, an abundance of marine wildlife and it is the sunniest place in Scotland as well!

Just over an hour’s drive will bring you to the ‘Granite City’ of Aberdeen. Taking the coastal route by Peterhead will take you past the RSPB reserve at the Loch of Strathbeg, known for its terns, pink-footed geese and whooper swans. There is also a very fine beach north of Aberdeen at Balmedie. If you care to venture further, south of Aberdeen the spectacular ruin of Dunottar Castle on its rocky promontory, should not be missed.

In this direction, too, garden lovers will enjoy a visit to the NT gardens at Pitmedden, near Ellon, perhaps in conjunction with the other NT gardens at Leith Hall near Huntly. Two other imposing National Trust properties, Haddon House and Fyvie Castle are also within easy driving distance of Gardenstown and would make another enjoyable day out.

For railway enthusiasts the Keith and Dufftown steam railway takes you well along the Whisky Trail, with distilleries to right and left.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Open plan living area with multi fuel stove, TV/DVD, electric cooker, fridge, washing machine and microwave etc
Bathroom with bath with shower over, WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom.
Twin Bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heaters and multi-fuel stove (1 50kg bag of coal INCLUDED). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% - Easter 2018 From 31/03/2018 to 06/04/2018
  • Save 15% - Easter 2018 From 07/04/2018 to 13/04/2018
  • Save £50 w/c 28 April 18 (AG3)* From 28/04/2018 to 03/05/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 £365.00 £395.00
24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018 £295.00 £325.00
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 £365.00 £395.00
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 £450.00 £475.00
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 £365.00 £395.00
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 £450.00 £475.00
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 £550.00 £550.00
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 £450.00 £475.00
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £550.00 £550.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £450.00 £475.00
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £365.00 £395.00
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £450.00 £475.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £295.00 £325.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £550.00 £550.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £550.00 £550.00
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

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