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Seahorse Cottage

Gardenstown, Banffshire

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Seahorse Cottage stands just yards from the harbour in the quaint and picturesque village of Gardenstown on the sunny Moray coast of north east Scotland.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4/6 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

The cottage provides spacious and comfortable accommodation which is just right for a relaxing seaside break. It is immediately obvious that Seahorse has been refurbished by an owner who really knows what holidaymakers want. Visitors will find that it offers particularly attractive accommodation that achieves the perfect combination of character and comfort.

The snug sitting room has comfortable seating grouped round the multi-fuel stove which is inset an exposed brick surround. The modern kitchen is sleekly fitted with natural wood units and a spacious dining table for convivial meals. The elegant and spacious shower room is also downstairs.

Upstairs are the two bedrooms, a double and a family room, that both have large dormer windows. The elegant double is warm and inviting and has an en suite WC and wash basin. In the family room in particular the windows light up the room and give it a light and airy feel and there is the choice of a double or twin beds.

A final attractive feature is the little terrace (with furniture) which has been created at the back of the house and is accessed from the upper level. From this vantage point you can glimpse the harbour at the end of the alley while you sit peacefully with a book or an evening drink.

Map & Local

Perhaps due to the absence of traffic, (you can drive down to the harbour) Gardenstown has a lovely atmosphere.

If you like roving around on foot you will find quite a few steps as the town is built on a series of terraces, linked by charming walkways. There is a restaurant and a pub, but for shopping Macduff and Banff are about eight miles away.

As far as exploring further afield is concerned, you can range all along the coast. To the east, there are the little villages of Crovie, to which you can walk under the cliffs from Gardenstown and Pennan, where you can still see the phonebox made famous in the film 'Local Hero'. There are some excellent golf courses along the coast, while inland you can head for the Speyside Way, or go on a Whisky pilgrimage visiting the many distilleries along the Whisky Trail.

For a dash of culture, Banff is home to Duff House, an outpost of the Scottish National Gallery. The National Trust properties of Haddo House, Leith Hall and Fyvie Castle are also within an easy drive.

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.




Sitting room with TV/DVD and multi-fuel stove
Kitchen/dining room with microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom with en suite WC and wash basin
Family bedroom with a double and two single beds.

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric convector heaters and multi-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are 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

Booked Available

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 Sleeps 6
06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021 £375.00 £425.00 £450.00
03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021 £425.00 £475.00 £495.00
24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021 £375.00 £425.00 £450.00
08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021 £425.00 £475.00 £495.00
22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021 £550.00 £550.00 £550.00
05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 £425.00 £475.00 £495.00
26 Jun 2021 - 23 Jul 2021 £550.00 £550.00 £550.00
24 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021 £605.00 £605.00 £605.00
28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 £425.00 £475.00 £495.00
18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021 £375.00 £425.00 £450.00
09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 £425.00 £475.00 £495.00
30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 £345.00 £375.00 £395.00
18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021 £550.00 £550.00 £550.00
28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 £550.00 £550.00 £550.00
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA POA POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA POA 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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Great value for money, a great place to relax and unwind,


Lovely, comfortable cottage in a beautiful place. Very warm welcome was much appreciated. Thank you!


Excellent cottage with an number of great features. It was good to have an en-suite and a main bathroom with a young fam...

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In many ways it was a great cottage nicely decorated. WiFi provided was unreliable and a lack of basic cleaning material...

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Cottage was nice, clean and handy for the harbour and beach. we had an enjoyable holiday in Gardenstown.


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