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Driftwood Cottage

Gardenstown, Banffshire

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Driftwood Cottage is a detached, former fisherman’s cottage set just 50 yards from the coast in the picturesque seaside village of Gardenstown in Banffshire.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: AS00044F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

The cottage is laid out over three floors and provides spacious and cosy accommodation throughout. The cosy sitting room has a multi-fuel stove at its heart with plenty of comfortable seating. The kitchen is well-equipped with a lovely large range cooker and a dining area alongside by the open fire that is perfect for lingering over evening meals. A neat utility room houses the laundry facilities and leads through to the modern shower room that has a large walk-in shower.

On the lower ground floor is a further comfortable sitting room with an electric stove, so there is plenty of room to spread out into. With a TV/DVD in each of the sitting rooms, the setup is particularly good if you can’t quite agree on what to watch.

Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms, a double and a twin, that are both light, bright and attractively presented. There is also a handy additional WC on this level.

Outside, steps lead up to a charming enclosed grassed garden (furniture) that has a lovely sea view to sit back and admire. Parking is down in the harbour and it is just a two minute walk up the steps to the cottage (not suited for those with limited mobility).

Map & Local

Gardenstown is set on beautiful Gomrie Bay where the lovely sandy beach and its rockpools just beg to be explored.

There is a pub in easy walking distance and an excellent restaurant overlooking the harbour where you can watch the boats bobbing away in the water as you eat.

Heading towards Pennan (4.5 miles) the RSPB Reserve at Troup Head is the site of Scotland’s only mainland gannet colony, as well as having puffins, kittiwakes, guillemots, and razorbills. The clifftop reserve is also the ideal place to spot porpoises, minke whales and dolphins in the waters offshore. A footpath runs out to it from Crovie (2 miles) and it takes about an hour to walk there along the beautiful coastline.

At Macduff (8 miles) there is a golf course right on the coast that welcomes visitors with some amazing sea views to take in as you play. It also has petrol station and a wonderful marine aquarium that children are sure to love. There are lots of interesting displays, a touch tank and a living reef. You can even watch the divers hand-feeding the fish if you time your visit just right.

There is a small supermarket at Banff (9.5 miles), but for really stocking up on supplies Fraserburgh (15.5 miles), along the coast to the east, is the place. There is also a long stretch of sandy beach there, as well as another golf course and a leisure centre offering snooker, pool, indoor bowling and 10 pin bowling.

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.



Ground Floor (entry floor)

Sitting room with multi-fuel stove and TV/DVD and Bluetooth stereo
Kitchen/dining room with open fire, electric range cooker, dishwasher, fridge and microwave, etc.
Utility room with washing machine and freezer.
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

Lower Ground Floor

2nd Sitting room with electric stove and TV/DVD.

First Floor

Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom
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. The first £50 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric radiators, multi fuel stove and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). 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

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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
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £675.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £750.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £595.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £575.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £595.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £525.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £675.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £675.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £525.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £575.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £595.00
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
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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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Dreamy stay at Driftwood Cottage. The place was gleaming when we arrived and we were welcomed with flowers, chocolate b...

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Comfortable, fishing village cottage with all the the mod cons but with a traditional feel.


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