The Wedding House
Sandend, near Portsoy, Banffshire
The Wedding House is a charming, peaceful, fisherman’s cottage just 20 metres from a beautiful sandy beach, in the conservation village of Sandend on the picturesque Moray coast.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Rumour has it that the house was named after the fact that local brides used the unexpectedly spacious bedrooms to dress in as it was one of the few houses in the village that they could stand upright in and see themselves in all their finery.
Recently renovated to a very high standard throughout, the owner has combined original fittings with vintage furniture and original art to celebrate the natural age of the building. The neat sitting room has a lovely decorative fireplace and the cosy kitchen is well-equipped with everything required to cook up a storm. It is a great place to gather for evening meals or just to sit and relax by the multi-fuel stove.
Upstairs the neat bathroom has a view out to sea and there are two attractive bedrooms, a double and a twin.
Outside there is parking just along the road from the house and it is just a minutes’ walk to the harbour and a short stroll on to the beach where you can try fishing right off the rocks, or perhaps venture out on the water for some canoeing, kayaking or surfing. The Wedding House is an ideal getaway for recharging the batteries and having fun!
Amazing fresh seafood is available from the boats in the village each day and there are some really pretty coastal paths nearby that are ideal for walking or cycling whilst keeping an eye out for dolphins and seals. For more serious walkers, the Speyside Way starts at Buckie (10.5 miles).
Sandend is just one of the many old fishing villages that lie along this stretch of coastline. Portsoy (3 miles) is known for its pretty harbour and annual boat festival and is also home to The Salmon Bothy, a small museum detailing local history particularly surrounding the salmon fishing industry. This is golf country and there are several golf courses dotted around that allow players to make the most of the weather - after all, this area enjoys some of the most hours of sunshine and least amounts of rainfall in Scotland.
Tours and tastings are available at the Glenglassaugh Distillery near Portsoy and the Glenfiddich Distillery (26 miles) and Aberlour Distillery (30 miles) are also nearby if you are on the whisky trail.
There are plenty of shops, pubs and eateries in Banff (10 miles) and at neighbouring Macduff children are sure to love the Marine Aquarium with viewing windows that showcase its fascinating sealife. Widlife boat trips run out from either Banff or Macduff from which you may see dolphins, seals and minke whales, as well as a whole host of seabirds.
Heading east along the coast, there is another long sandy beach at Cullen (4 miles) and an 18 hole links golf course set right alongside with wonderful coastal vistas to enjoy as you play. Carry on to Fort George (56 miles) to take in the very impressive fortress there that was built back in the 1700s and has stayed remarkably true to its original design. The interesting Highlanders’ Museum is set within the site and you can walk around the mighty ramparts to really get a sense of the enormity of the place. Fort George’s location just opposite Chanonry Point means that it has become known as a great place to spot dolphins out in the narrows.
If some serious shopping beckons then a day trip into Inverness is just the ticket. The city is accessible in under 2 hours’ drive or you can jump on the train at Keith (16 miles) and be there in about an hour.
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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.
Sitting room with decorative fireplace, TV and iPod dock
Kitchen/dining room with multi-fuel stove, electric cooker, fridge (ice box), microwave, washing machine, etc.
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Stair Gate
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electrical central heating and wood-burning stove (basket of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
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)
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£495.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£395.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£365.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£395.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£295.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£495.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||POA|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||POA|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||POA|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||POA|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||POA|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||POA|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||POA|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||POA|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||POA|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||POA|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||POA|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||POA|
|22 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018||POA|
|13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||POA|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||POA|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||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.