St Combs, AberdeenshireGuest Rating
Beach Retreat is a cosy, detached cottage in a beautiful spot right by a lovely sandy beach in the little seaside fishing village of St Combs, on the picturesque Aberdeenshire coast.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (3)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
This attractive cottage has been refurbished by the owner to create the perfect base for a family seaside break. It is incredibly spacious inside and has the advantage of having two separate sitting rooms (with TVs), so there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out if desired. The main large sitting room has lots of comfortable, L-shaped seating around the multi-fuel stove and even has a piano. The other sitting room has a wonderful sea view and a handy dining area alongside, with French doors that lead out to the garden.
The smart, modern kitchen is very spacious and well-equipped, with plenty of room for cooking and an additional little dining area and handy separate utility room.
The cottage is all on one level with two bedrooms, a spacious double room and a neat twin room. A family bathroom with bath and separate shower completes the indoor accommodation.
Outside is a little enclosed garden with seating from which you can admire the ever-changing sea views, or cross over the road and you are right on the sandy beach. You can easily spend the whole day exploring down on the sands, whilst having the convenience of being able to pop back easily if need be.
This stretch of coastline is one of the sunniest parts of Scotland boasting long stretches of quiet sandy beaches and lots to see and do nearby. St Combs has a small grocery shop and ice cream/chip shop within a few minutes’ walk and there is also a hotel bar/restaurant on the outskirts of the village.
There is a lovely walking route that leads along the beach from the village to Rattray Head and if you go very early in morning, you may well come across seals sleeping peacefully on the beach. Inverallochy (3 miles) has an 18-hole golf course right on the coast that offers day passes for visitors and you can actually see the 12th tee from the cottage.
Fraserburgh (5.5 miles) is the nearest place to stock up on supermarket supplies. The beach there is very popular with surfers, particularly when there is a big swell bearing down from the North Sea. Board hire is available if you fancy having a go yourself or you can watch in comfort from the car park. Fraserburgh also has a leisure centre and a golf course and is home to the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses that has interactive exhibits and audio-visual displays on the towers’ history.
Further west from Fraserburgh along the coast are the picturesque fishing villages of Pennan (16.5 miles), Crovie (20 miles) and Gardenstown (21 miles). The Marine Aquarium at Macduff (30 miles) is a great place to head to for a day trip, particularly for children. It has a variety of interesting sealife including lobsters, jellyfish and even octopuses and a particular highlight is when the divers go into the tanks to feed the fish by hand.
Heading south from Beach Retreat, wildlife enthusiasts will also enjoy a visit to the RSPB wetland site at the Loch of Strathbeg (5 miles) which has some lovely walks and a wide range of birdlife to look out for.
Peterhead’s (14 miles) past is closely linked to the once great Scottish fishery industry, and even today, an early morning visit to its fish market is quite an experience. Sea angling expeditions are available from nearby Boddam harbour and wildlife boat trips also head out from there, from which you can spot seals, dolphins, minke whales and a whole host of seabirds, including kittiwakes, razorbills and puffins.
The port city of Aberdeen (40 miles) is only an hour’s drive away where you will find all the shops, pubs, restaurants, galleries and museums you could wish for.
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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.
Sitting room with multi-fuel stove, TV/DVD
Second sitting/dining room with TV
Kitchen with microwave, gas hob and electric oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, etc
Utility room with washing machine
Bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating INCLUDED and multi-fuel stove. WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome (2 large, 3 medium or 3 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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).
From 20/12/2022 to 22/12/2022
From 27/12/2022 to 29/12/2022
From 09/09/2022 to 12/09/2022
From 02/09/2022 to 05/09/2022
From 16/09/2022 to 19/09/2022
From 19/08/2022 to 22/08/2022
From 26/08/2022 to 29/08/2022
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£750.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£595.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£475.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£595.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£395.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£695.00|
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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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Comfortable, quiet, well equipped; perfect holiday accommodation. Great location for touring the area. Our whippet loved...Read More
One of the best cottages we have stayed in. It is called the Beach Retreat and that's exactly what it is. The owners had...Read More
Exactly what we were expecting, beautiful location and everything you wanted in cottage
Amazing gorgeous cottage, everything you could ask for and more, very homely! Views stunning, very relaxing and peaceful...Read More
Perfect location. Very comfortable and relaxing, and thank you for the welcome pack. We had a great time away and we w...Read More
'We were seeking respite and wow did we find it. Cottage is superb and location is too.'
'Have loved staying at the house. It had everything we needed and some lovely welcoming touches. The dogs have loved the beach and we have both loved the beautiful views.'
'Fab house. Could not have asked for more. The best of the best. Dog loved the beach and so did we!'
'Superb location. Cottage well furnished and equiped. Dogs loved it..'