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Sandend Harbour Cottage

Sandend, near Portsoy, Aberdeenshire

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The conservation village of Sandend, between Buckie (12 miles) and Banff (8 miles) on the coast of the Moray, is a real delight. At the end of the wee road to the sea, its huddle of cottages, separated by a maze of little lanes, clustered between the sandy bay and the small fishing harbour (one of the oldest in Scotland).

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

The word 'picturesque' might have been coined just for this delightful seaside retreat. There are no street names here - possibly because there are no streets! The old fishermen's cottages are just numbered '5 Village, 6 Village' and so on. One of the most attractive of all is Sandend Harbour Cottage, 300 years old yet fresh, neat, comfortable and beautifully and newly refurbished for holiday letting, with the sea just yards away at the end of the lane.

Inside, there is a well equipped galley kitchen jauntily decorated in blue and white, with folding doors to a large dining room with a Scandinavian stove. There is also a further stove in the cosy, comfortable sitting room.

Upstairs, via narrow and quite steep cottage stairs are two bedrooms with coombed ceilings. The blue seaside theme is continued in both the bedrooms and the shower room. It's all very jolly and calculated to put you in exactly the right mood for a relaxing holiday.

Map & Local

Relaxation and chilling out is the order of the day here. There is plenty of marine and birdlife to be enjoyed, the beach itself for lazy days in the sun (for this is reputedly the sunniest part of Scotland), surfing, canoeing, fishing off the rocks or pier and walking or cycling along the coastal paths or cycleways, both of which are easily accessed direct from the cottage.

The coast here is studded with attractions - excellent golf courses, cruises from Banff or Macduff to spot the abundant marine life closer to hand, the Moray Firth Wildlife centre at Spey Bay and Duff House at Banff (an outpost of the National Gallery for Scotland). There are also plenty of other quaint little villages along the coast - Portsoy, Cullen, Gardenstown, Crovie and Pennan to name but a few. Portsoy (2.5 miles) is famous for its boat festival at the beginning of July.

Inland, you can explore the delights of the Whisky Trail, or, for more serious walking, the Speyside Way. There are also numerous stately homes, castles and standing stones to be explored by those with an interest in history.

Further afield, you can visit the historic battlefield of Culloden and neighbouring Fort George, where you can also see the dolphins come through the narrows between it and Chanonry Point. You can also continue on to Inverness if a day in the city appeals - it will certainly make a change from the tranquillity and peace of Sandend!

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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.




Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, etc
Utility room with washing machine/tumble dryer
Sitting room with multi-fuel stove, flatscreen TV
Dining room with multi-fuel stove
Shower room with WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom
Twin bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating and multi-fuel stove. 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.



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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% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
  • Save 15% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 £295.00
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £515.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £515.00
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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Ideal location for the beach and harbour. Small cottage but described as such. Ideal for a couple.


Cottage was very cold on arrival and took until next day to heat up


Beautiful cottage such a wonderful place to stay, loved being able to have a real fire at night. Right on the harbour w...

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A lovely little cottage set in a beautiful village. The sound of silence, nothing to be heard but the waves
It was ...

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Very sweet and well maintained and nicely made. It was a pity not to meet the owners.


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