The village of Gardenstown, on the sunny Moray Coast, is particularly picturesque and attractive and swarms up the cliffs from the harbour on a series of terraces linked by little pedestrian walkways.
|Sleeps: 2/4||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Right down by the harbour you will find Seaspray Cottage, a beautifully converted, charming and completely self-contained holiday home for up to 4 people.
Seaspray offers gracious and spacious living on a scale that would usually be found in a house catering for a far greater number. The living room is most pleasingly presented, with solid wood flooring and comfortable and inviting corner seating that is perfect for snuggling up on after a day down on the beach. There is a dining area right beside the patio doors and the artwork on the walls ensures that you never forget you are at the seaside!
The kitchen is well-equipped and spacious, with somewhat of a mediterranean feel to it. There is also a handy additional dining area at the breakfast bar, ideal for relaxing with a drink in the evening and still being able to chat to the cook as they work. Also downstairs is the fully-tiled shower room that benefits from a very large shower.
Upstairs, up the open tread staircase (not suitable for those with limited mobility), is the enormous double bedroom that extends the full length of the house. It is an impressive room with its beamed ceiling, windows at either end and polished wood flooring. It has an additional sofa bed that effectively turns it into a family room and with so much space, comfortable seating and its own TV, it would also make a second sitting or play area.
Outside there is a small patio area (with furniture) and the house is only a few yards from the harbour itself, which is a lovely place to sit and admire the beautiful bay. There is car access to the door on the one road which leads from the top to the bottom of the village.
Gardenstown has a restaurant and a pub, while Banff and Macduff (8 miles) are on hand for shopping. The village also has an excellent sandy beach.
This is a great area for walking - along the Coastal Way or, inland, along the Speyside Way. The walk under the cliffs to the unique little village of Crovie is also well worth undertaking. River and sea fishing, golfing on several excellent links courses, seal, porpoise and even whale spotting are other enjoyable activities on offer here.
For wet days (though this is reputedly the sunniest part of the British Isles) there is the National Gallery at Duff House in Banff, and stately homes such as Haddo House, Leith Hall and Fyvie Castle to visit.
Gardenstown and Crovie are only two of the many picturesque fishing villages along this coast, all of which have their own particular character and are well worth exploring. All have pretty harbours and several, like Gardenstown, have fine sandy beaches. You are also not so far here from the Whisky Trail, where many distilleries offer tours and tastings to visitors. The ‘Granite City’ of Aberdeen is accessible in little over an hour, or, for something completely different, you could make an early morning excursion to the fish market at Peterhead, one of the largest in Europe.
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/dining room with TV/DVD
Kitchen with fridge (with ice compartment), washing machine, microwave, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom with additional sofa bed.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
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 panel heaters. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at an additional charge (1 large dogs, 2 medium dogs, 2 small dogs, 1 cats).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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£395.00||£450.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£450.00||£495.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£395.00||£450.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£325.00||£375.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£395.00||£450.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£325.00||£355.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£450.00||£495.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£450.00||£495.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£325.00||£355.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£325.00||£375.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£395.00||£450.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£325.00||£375.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£395.00||£450.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£450.00||£495.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£395.00||£450.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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.