Moorcroft Cottage

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Three miles from the Royal Burgh of Banff on Scotland's sunny north east coast, is Montcoffer House, a B-listed period mansion house dating from 1680. It is surrounded by extensive grounds, where deer, pheasants and red squirrels are frequent visitors.

Quick Info

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

In these peaceful surroundings you will find Moorcroft Cottage, which overlooks the mansion house, rather than the other way around. It is reached by about half a mile of unmetalled road and has its own separate drive and enclosed garden (with furniture and BBQ), where children can play in safety.

From the windows there are fine views not just of Montcoffer House, but of its gardens, its listed game and fruit larders and the lovely Deveron Valley. Inside, it has been carefully renovated and modernised, with central heating and double glazing to keep it cosy.

The open plan living accommodation is spacious and well appointed, ideal for both couples and small families. In the spacious seating area, with its inviting, deep buttoned leather Chesterfields and wood-burning stove, the original wooden floor has been retained. Behind that, separated by a breakfast bar, is the very comprehensive and well-equipped galley kitchen that has a pleasant dining area at one end and glazed doors at the other that lead out to the sun porch. The porch overlooks the garden and is west-facing so you can enjoy the evening sun even if it is not warm enough to sit outside.

There are four steps leading upto the double bedroom which is a real discovery. It is extremely spacious, with wood flooring and a large, brass knobbed bed. The pièce de résistance is the working fireplace, so you can lie in bed by the romantic flickering firelight. The twin bedroom is very attractively presented, with stripped wood flooring and plenty of space.

Montcoffer House abuts the Old Duff House estate Deeds Room, which is effectively a giant walk-in safe, where all the title deeds and other valuable documents belonging to the Duke of Fife were stored. It is a listed building which is currently empty and not in use.


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Map & Local

The Deveron is one of the finest Scottish salmon rivers and is crossed by the spectacular and historic Bridge of Alvah, which receives a listing in 'Scotland the Best' and which is just a few minutes' walk from the cottage through the beautiful Montcoffer Woods.

Despite its secluded location, however, Moorcroft is just a five minute drive from Banff (with all facilities, a supermarket, etc). Banff more or less runs into Macduff, where the impressive Duff House is a local attraction, now splendidly restored and an outpost of the National Gallery of Scotland.

Other local attractions include castles, stately homes and championship golf courses and the coastline here is dotted with the most picturesque little fishing villages. Crovie, tucked in under the cliffs, Gardenstown, built on cliff ledges and Pennan, made famous in the film 'Local Hero' are just three of them, all with their own unique character.

Banff has a sandy beach and this coastline is a popular destination for bird-watchers and seal-spotters. Dolphins too can sometimes be seen. Boat trips can be arranged locally, as well as salmon and trout fishing on the Deveron. Moorcroft is also ideally situated to access the many lovely walks and cycle paths in the surrounding countryside.

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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Single Storey

Sitting/dining room with TV/V/DVD and wood burning stove.
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, fridge-freezer and additional separate freezer, etc.
Double bedroom with open fire.
Twin bedroom (can convert to double on request).
Sun porch.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Highchair
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Cot
£10.00
Pet
£20.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) wood-burning stove and open fire (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

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
2016
Price

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% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
  • Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £295.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £535.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £535.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 £295.00
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 £385.00
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 £295.00
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £385.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £455.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £385.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £455.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £535.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £455.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £535.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £455.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £385.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £455.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £295.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £535.00
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 £535.00
06 Jan 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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Good
24-Nov-2016

Very nice cottage with a big garden only thing we did not like was the bumpy approach lane very uneven and seems to go o...

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Excellent
16-Jul-2016

Excellent cottage with everything needed, only negative comment would be the state of the last short stretch of road bei...

Our response:

Good to hear that you enjoyed Moorcroft Cottage. The road belongs to a local farm rather than the cottage's owners but t...

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Excellent
15-Jul-2016

Cosy well equiped. Enjoyed our stay there very much. Lot's of Information available. Nice wellcome Package with wine and...

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Excellent
18-Apr-2016

We loved this cottage. The photos on the website don't do it justice at all. Lovely surroundings, wildlife (from otters ...

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Excellent
01-Oct-2015

The service was excellent. Would recommend to anyone.

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