The Wee Hoose
Gardenstown, BanffshireGuest Rating
As its name suggests The Wee Hoose is small, but only in its size! Its character and quality is substantial, as well as its location being one which will offer no end of delights.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Close to the sea front and just a short walk from the picturesque 19th century harbour, which the village of Gardenstown is built around, The Wee Hoose provides cosy and relaxing accommodation and is an ideal retreat for a couple.
You enter through the old slatted door straight into the handsome living area with its multi-fuel stove that is sure to welcome you back from any excursion into the village or surrounding area, whether it be a walk under the cliffs to the nearby village of Crovie or an exploration of the many rock pools along the sea front.
The kitchen area along one wall is amazingly comprehensive for such a small space, with the sideboard tucked neatly under the staircase providing handy additional storage. The tub chairs are arranged companionably on either side of the stove and can be easily repositioned to taste. The gate-leg dining table folds conveniently away in the corner when not in use, so optimum space is preserved.
The double bedroom and adjoining shower room are accessed by a rather steep ladder type staircase (unfortunately not suitable for those with limited mobility) that is quite an adventure! The reward at the top is a lovely comfy bed and a convenient shower room so there is no need to negotiate the steps again until morning. The Velux windows let in lots of light that also floods the downstairs area and there are blackout blinds to ensure a good night’s sleep. When you open them up in the morning, you look right out onto the amazing seascape – what a lovely sight to wake up to!
The traditional fishing village of Gardenstown, in the parish of Gamrie, is located on the Moray Coast, overlooking the North Sea.
Lying approximately an hour's drive from Aberdeen and an hour and a half from Inverness, the village is sited on one of Scotland's finest stretches of coastline, with spectacular scenery including caves, coves, secluded bays as well as the more dramatic cliffs, stacks and natural arches.
Undoubtedly one of the best ways to see the magnificence of your surroundings is by taking to the water and a range of boat trips can be arranged from Banff Harbour (10 miles).
The village itself boasts a highly praised restaurant and a local pub. A Heritage Centre in the village allows guests to discover the history of the area which includes, on the hillside to the west, the remains of the Church of St John the Evangelist. The church, built in 1513, commemorates the defeat of the Danes at 'The Battle of the Bloody Pits' which took place at the same site in 1004.
The Moray Firth, the largest firth in Scotland, is considered a special area of conservation and is home to an amazing variety of marine life. There are opportunities to see an array of seabirds, including gannets, puffins, guillemots, fulmars and kittiwakes as well as bottlenose dolphins, porpoises and seals. In the summer lucky visitors may also have pleasure of sighting the more rarely seen minke whales and even the occasional basking shark!
A visit to the numerous little fishing villages along the coast makes a very pleasant excursion, while inland it is not far to either the Speyside Way or the Whisky Trail. Golf is available at Banff, where Duff House will interest art enthusiasts as it is an outpost of the National Gallery of Scotland.
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.
Living area with multi-fuel stove, electric hob and oven, washing machine, fridge-freezer and TV/DVD.
Shower room with shower, WC and wash hand basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and multi-fuel stove (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to 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)
- Save 15% on Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
- Save 15% on New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£250.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£365.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£365.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||£250.00|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||£275.00|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||£250.00|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||£275.00|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||£295.00|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£275.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£295.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£365.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£295.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£365.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£295.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£275.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£295.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£250.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£365.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£365.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||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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Good value overall; this is a tiny cottage, but well-equipped, and ok for a couple. We were blessed with excellent weath...Read More
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Supposed to have ample logs supplied for the week for the log burner...had 8 logs in total. The owner didn't reply to my...
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good location Gardenstown and surounding is very beautiful area
'Thank you for a wonderful week at this stunning cottage - we loved everything about it. Worth every penny and every mile. I'm sure we will be talking about it for months to come.'
'Our second stay in the Wee Hoose - beautiful as ever. Stove on, wave watching - what more can you ask for? Love it!'
'We had a wonderful time in The Wee Hoose. A beautiful refurbished cottage - very cute!'
'Thank you for wonderful and relaxing days in this lovely little house. We will definitely be back again as there is so much left to see. We will miss the little stove in the evenings.'
'A lovely refurbished cottage, very cosy. Beautiful views - we enjoyed ourselves very much.
'We managed to catch a glimpse of dolphins in the distance and were fascinated watching the gannets diving for fish. One of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had!'