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Beach Retreat

St Combs, Aberdeenshire

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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.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (3)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

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.

Map & Local

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.



Single Storey

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
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating and multi-fuel stove. Ensuring your comfort is our top priority. Kindly be mindful of your gas consumption during your stay, given the current challenges in energy pricing. 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 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 4
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £750.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £650.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £750.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £795.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £650.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £550.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £650.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £495.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £750.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £795.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £495.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £550.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £650.00
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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Lovely stay with a scenic view

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