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Granny Curly's Cottage

Gardenstown, Banffshire

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Gardenstown, 9 miles east of Banff, is one of the prettiest and most characterful villages along the sunny Moray coast.

Quick Info

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

The town rises in a series of terraces up the cliff side from its beach and the little harbour which is still used by some inshore fishing boats. Granny Curly's Cottage, set on one such terrace, is as picturesque as its surroundings, a traditional, 200 year old detached fisherman's cottage which once belonged to the owners' great grandmother, the original 'Granny Curly'.

Unusually for these cottages, it faces on to the sea, so it has lovely views and has now been beautifully refurbished to provide the cosiest and most comfortable accommodation imaginable.

For a cottage which, from the outside is such a traditional wee fisherman’s house, the interior of Granny Curly’s is a revelation indeed. The first pleasant revelation will surely be the surprising amount of space. The sitting room is a very light and comfortable room, with inviting seating and a cheerful open fire to keep it cosy.

The dining kitchen is very large as well, with the original exposed wooden floorboards and with the wood-burning stove situated in the rather splendid fireplace. The stylish kitchen area is completely up-to-date, with room both for a range cooker and double Belfast sink as well as a full range of modern appliances.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, both of which are spacious, warm and inviting with slightly coombed ceilings. The family bathroom has plenty of room for its bath and separate shower. Another pleasing touch throughout the cottage is the maritime theme that is evident in the soft furnishings and seascapes on the walls. At Granny Curly’s there is no chance of forgetting for a moment that you are at the seaside!

Map & Local

Gardenstown is on Gamrie bay, a site of special scientific interest (SSSI), flanked by imposing cliffs and interesting rocky outcrops which are home to seabird colonies and where you may see dolphins, seals and a myriad of flowers.

Children will be happy for hours playing on the sandy beach or hunting for crabs in the rock pools. You can walk along under the cliffs to the neighbouring, equally picturesque, village of Crovie, while Pennan (immortalised in the film 'Local Hero'), is also just along the coast.

Inland, there are excellent golf courses and great walking in the hills of the hinterland. The Speyside Way is within easy reach, or you can make a 'Whisky Pilgrimage' along the Whisky Trail, sampling the wares as you go (taking along a non-drinking driver is recommended)!

For the occasional non-sunny day, there is the Marine Aquarium in Macduff (9 miles) and magnificent Duff House, an outpost of the National Gallery of Scotland. Gardenstown itself has a pub and a small restaurant overlooking the harbour, while Banff offers all facilities.

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 open fire and TV/DVD
Dining room/kitchen with wood burner, electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, washing machine and tumble drier etc.


Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters, electric oil-filled radiators, wood burning stove and open fire. WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at an additional charge (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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% w/c 13 Oct 18 From 13/10/2018 to 19/10/2018
  • Save 15% w/c 20 Oct 18 From 20/10/2018 to 26/10/2018
  • Save 10% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
  • Save 10% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £465.00
27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 £325.00
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £550.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £550.00
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 £325.00
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 £385.00
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 £465.00
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 £385.00
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 £465.00
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 £550.00
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 £465.00
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 £550.00
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 £465.00
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £385.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £465.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £325.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £550.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £550.00
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 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 cottage. Very warm and comfortable with everything that could be needed in the kitchen. The bed was really comfy ...

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Sauberes, sehr gut eingerichtetes "helles" Ferienhaus mit Meerblick. Kücheneinrichtung mit toller Ausstattung und großzü...

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Granny Curly’s is a spacious and well equipped cottage in the Seatown area of Gardenstown. It was very well presented an...

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The cottage was lovely and welcoming also very clean. The welcome pack was good.


Wonderful cosy cottage, Ideal position, close to the beach with views of the sea, well looked after suntrap of a garden....

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