The Wee Hoose

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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
Overview

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.

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

Downstairs

Living area with multi-fuel stove, electric hob and oven, washing machine, fridge-freezer and TV/DVD.

Upstairs

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

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by multi-fuel stove (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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 2
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £250.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £365.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £365.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 £250.00
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 £275.00
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 £250.00
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £275.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £295.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £275.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £295.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £365.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £295.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £365.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £295.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £275.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £295.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £250.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £365.00
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 £365.00
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
28-Nov-2016

Great location.

Poor
28-Oct-2016

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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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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Good
16-Aug-2016

good location Gardenstown and surounding is very beautiful area

Good
15-Jul-2016

As described but actually too small for a long break-be okay for 2 or 3 nights.

Good
01-Jul-2016

Nice location, everything you would need for such a compact place but the staircase was a hazard. So although we would n...

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