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Seatown Cottage

Gardenstown, Banffshire

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Gardenstown on the Moray Coast in north east Scotland is a sleepy and picturesque little village of narrow lanes and stepped walkways (it is built on cliff ledges) with tantalising views of the sea between its old fishermens' houses, some of which can only be accessed on foot.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: AS 00342F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Along the narrow sea wall which leads only to the sandy beach and car park and just a few yards from the rocky shore, is Seatown Cottage, a family home now offering snug and comfortable holiday accommodation for four people.

The house was built by the present owner's grandfather and has been very well maintained and refurbished. These old fishermen’s cottages tended to be narrow and high and the accommodation has been laid out on three levels to make the best use of all the available space.

Downstairs the modern dining kitchen so well-designed and attractive, with a wood-burning stove, that guests may well be tempted to spend more time here than just for cooking and eating. There is also a handy shower room with WC on the level.

On the first floor, at the top of the open tread stairs from the kitchen, is the spacious and inviting sitting room. It is charmingly furnished, with a natural wood floor and comfortable furniture around the no-mess electric stove focal point. There is also a sweet wee study area on the landing.

On the second floor are the well-furnished bedrooms that are warm and inviting with slightly coombed ceilings and dormer windows. The two rooms share a family shower room. Outside there is a lovely little decked terrace extension where guests can relax and enjoy the sea view.

Map & Local

Gardenstown is on Gamrie Bay, a site of special scientific interest and is noted for its seabird colonies, dolphins, ancient rocks and seaside plants and flowers. In fact, there is a dolphin and whale rescue and research centre in the town.

The village has a pub serving excellent meals and there is a general store and a restaurant. This is a region which until recently has remained relatively undiscovered and yet has so much to offer - it also has the huge benefit, in Scotland, of being largely midge-free!

There are any number of scenic golf courses to play in the surrounding area, as well as castles and stately homes (among them Duff House, an outpost of the National Gallery for Scotland) and plenty of beaches to visit. Walk along under the cliffs to the wee village of Crovie, where a single row of little cottages clings to the shore, or climb to St John's Chapel, which was the site of a battle with Danish invaders.

Also nearby is Pennan, another little ex-fishing village at the foot of the cliffs, its additional claim to fame being that it is the site of the telephone box immortalised in the film 'Local Hero'. The cave at sandy Cullykhan Beach is worth a visit and the modern Whisky Trail with its numerous distilleries is not far away.

The nearby town of Macduff (8 miles) has all facilities and a marine aquarium with its living display of local sea life. The attractive cathedral 'city' of Elgin is only 44 miles away and there you can visit the 13th century cathedral, ruined Spynie Palace and nearby Pluscarden Abbey. In the other direction, there is an award-winning Lighthouse Museum at Fraserburgh (15 miles).

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.



Entry Floor

Kitchen/dining room with electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble drier and wood-burning stove, etc.
Shower, WC and wash basin.

First Floor

Sitting room with TV/DVD, iPod docking station and electric stove.

Second Floor

Double bedroom.
Twin bedroom.
Shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras

Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £40 of electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heaters and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. 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.

Please note: For Seatown Cottage, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.



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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £675.00 £675.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £695.00 £695.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £550.00 £595.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £495.00 £550.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £550.00 £595.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £475.00 £495.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £675.00 £675.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £675.00 £675.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £475.00 £495.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £495.00 £550.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £550.00 £595.00
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Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.

For Seatown Cottage, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.


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A thoroughly enjoyable stay.


Well maintained and comfortable, close to the sea front, enclosed patio was a plus.


The cottage was very nicely maintained and well equipped with a small sitting out area for warm weather days. There is a...

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