The Wee Hoose

Gardenstown, Banffshire

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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.

Quick Info

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

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!

Map & Local

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.


Double bedroom
Shower room with shower, WC and wash hand basin.

What's included

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 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

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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
  • Whit Week 2018 From 26/05/2018 to 01/06/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
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 - 08 Feb 2019 POA
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 POA
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 POA
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 POA
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 POA
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 POA
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 POA
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 POA
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 POA
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 POA
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 POA
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 POA
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 POA
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 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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Heating of the premises left a lot to be desired.
Unless the log stove was used, it was cold downstairs but warm up...

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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...

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Great location.


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...

Our response:

Thanks for your comments. Our apologies for this - it was an oversight as the owner was abroad at the time of your stay....

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