Gardenstown, BanffshireGuest Rating
Driftwood Cottage is a detached, former fisherman’s cottage set just 50 yards from the coast in the picturesque seaside village of Gardenstown in Banffshire.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The cottage is laid out over three floors and provides spacious and cosy accommodation throughout. The cosy sitting room has a multi-fuel stove at its heart with plenty of comfortable seating. The kitchen is well-equipped with a lovely large range cooker and a dining area alongside by the open fire that is perfect for lingering over evening meals. A neat utility room houses the laundry facilities and leads through to the modern shower room that has a large walk-in shower.
On the lower ground floor is a further comfortable sitting room with an electric stove, so there is plenty of room to spread out into. With a TV/DVD in each of the sitting rooms, the setup is particularly good if you can’t quite agree on what to watch.
Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms, a double and a twin, that are both light, bright and attractively presented. There is also a handy additional WC on this level.
Outside, steps lead up to a charming enclosed grassed garden (furniture) that has a lovely sea view to sit back and admire. Parking is down in the harbour and it is just a two minute walk up the steps to the cottage (not suited for those with limited mobility).
Gardenstown is set on beautiful Gomrie Bay where the lovely sandy beach and its rockpools just beg to be explored.
There is a pub in easy walking distance and an excellent restaurant overlooking the harbour where you can watch the boats bobbing away in the water as you eat.
Heading towards Pennan (4.5 miles) the RSPB Reserve at Troup Head is the site of Scotland’s only mainland gannet colony, as well as having puffins, kittiwakes, guillemots, and razorbills. The clifftop reserve is also the ideal place to spot porpoises, minke whales and dolphins in the waters offshore. A footpath runs out to it from Crovie (2 miles) and it takes about an hour to walk there along the beautiful coastline.
At Macduff (8 miles) there is a golf course right on the coast that welcomes visitors with some amazing sea views to take in as you play. It also has petrol station and a wonderful marine aquarium that children are sure to love. There are lots of interesting displays, a touch tank and a living reef. You can even watch the divers hand-feeding the fish if you time your visit just right.
There is a small supermarket at Banff (9.5 miles), but for really stocking up on supplies Fraserburgh (15.5 miles), along the coast to the east, is the place. There is also a long stretch of sandy beach there, as well as another golf course and a leisure centre offering snooker, pool, indoor bowling and 10 pin bowling.
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.
Ground Floor (entry floor)
Sitting room with multi-fuel stove and TV/DVD and Bluetooth stereo
Kitchen/dining room with open fire, electric range cooker, dishwasher, fridge and microwave, etc.
Utility room with washing machine and freezer.
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Lower Ground Floor
2nd Sitting room with electric stove and TV/DVD.
Double bedroom (king-size)
WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £50 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric radiators, multi fuel stove and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at an additional charge (2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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 2||Sleeps 4|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£495.00||£550.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£425.00||£465.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£345.00||£385.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£425.00||£465.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£295.00||£325.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£550.00||£550.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£550.00||£550.00|
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|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA||POA|
|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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I have been to Gardenstown before and stayed in five different cottages. This one is by far my favourite. Great kitchen ...Read More
Driftwood cottage was delightful, clean and very well equipped. The beds were also really comfortable.
Absolutely beautiful cottage, did not want to leave, everything was perfect!
Stunning cottage, did not want to leave, planning on going back in the near future, hopefully.
Driftwood Cottage is a great place to have a relaxing break. Absolutely fantastic and the owners are so helpful. Gardens...Read More