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Moorcroft Cottage

Near Banff, Banffshire

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Three miles from the Royal Burgh of Banff on Scotland's sunny north east coast, is Montcoffer House, a B-listed period mansion house dating from 1680. It is surrounded by extensive grounds, where deer, pheasants and red squirrels are frequent visitors.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: AS-00449-F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

In these peaceful surroundings you will find Moorcroft Cottage, which overlooks the mansion house, rather than the other way around. It is reached by about half a mile of unmetalled road and has its own separate drive and enclosed garden (with furniture and BBQ), where children can play in safety.

From the windows there are fine views not just of Montcoffer House, but of its gardens, its listed game and fruit larders and the lovely Deveron Valley. Inside, it has been carefully renovated and modernised, with central heating and double glazing to keep it cosy.

The open plan living accommodation is spacious and well appointed, ideal for both couples and small families. In the spacious seating area, with its inviting, deep buttoned leather Chesterfields and wood-burning stove, the original wooden floor has been retained. Behind that, separated by a breakfast bar, is the very comprehensive and well-equipped galley kitchen that has a pleasant dining area at one end and glazed doors at the other that lead out to the sun porch. The porch overlooks the garden and is west-facing so you can enjoy the evening sun even if it is not warm enough to sit outside.

There are four steps leading up to the double bedroom which is a real discovery. It is extremely spacious, with wood flooring and a large, brass knobbed bed. The pièce de résistance is the working fireplace, so you can lie in bed by the romantic flickering firelight. The twin bedroom is very attractively presented, with stripped wood flooring and plenty of space.

Montcoffer House abuts the Old Duff House estate Deeds Room, which is effectively a giant walk-in safe, where all the title deeds and other valuable documents belonging to the Duke of Fife were stored. It is a listed building which is currently empty and not in use.

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Map & Local

The Deveron is one of the finest Scottish salmon rivers and is crossed by the spectacular and historic Bridge of Alvah, which receives a listing in 'Scotland the Best' and which is just a few minutes' walk from the cottage through the beautiful Montcoffer Woods.

Despite its secluded location, however, Moorcroft is just a five minute drive from Banff (with all facilities, a supermarket, etc). Banff more or less runs into Macduff, where the impressive Duff House is a local attraction, now splendidly restored and an outpost of the National Gallery of Scotland.

Other local attractions include castles, stately homes and championship golf courses and the coastline here is dotted with the most picturesque little fishing villages. Crovie, tucked in under the cliffs, Gardenstown, built on cliff ledges and Pennan, made famous in the film 'Local Hero' are just three of them, all with their own unique character.

Banff has a sandy beach and this coastline is a popular destination for bird-watchers and seal-spotters. Dolphins too can sometimes be seen. Boat trips can be arranged locally, as well as salmon and trout fishing on the Deveron. Moorcroft is also ideally situated to access the many lovely walks and cycle paths in the surrounding countryside.

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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.



Single Storey

Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, fridge and freezer, etc
Double bedroom (king-size) with open fire (5 steps up)
Twin bedroom (can convert to double on request)
Sun porch
Bathroom with bath, shower over, 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. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) wood-burning stove and open fire (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dog is welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £650.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £575.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £650.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £695.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £575.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £495.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £575.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £395.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £695.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £695.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £395.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £495.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £575.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 POA
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 POA
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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Excellent cottage. Spotlessly clean. Very comfortable.


Moorcroft Cottage was perfect - really comfortable accommodation, looks of quiet nooks to sit and bird watch, read, have...

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Great cottage with attentive owners (Susan). 3rd stay in 12 month period. Love the place.

Our response:

Thank you for your review. So pleased to hear that you keep choosing Moorcroft Cottage for your holidays.


Wonderful cosy cottage. The star of the show was the glorious open fire in the bedroom. So amazing. The cottage was beau...

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A cosy fire in the bedroom is a delight! We are glad to hear you an such an enjoyable time and do hope that you choose t...

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A lovely cottage and as described on the web site. Very quiet and peaceful location which was perfect to relax. Great lo...

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Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay.

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