The Net Store
Gardenstown, BanffshireGuest Rating
What was once used for storing fisherman’s nets has since been transformed into The Net Store, a cosy retreat just for two set in the heart of Gardenstown on the Banffshire coast.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Lovingly refurbished by its owners using an endearing nautical theme throughout, it now provides light and airy accommodation in a great location for seaside breaks. The main living area is open plan so that everything is easily to hand and has been positioned upstairs to make the most of the sea views. A modern wood-burning stove keeps it all cosy and is great to sit in front of after a refreshing day of sea air.
French doors from the seating area open up onto a charming balcony with a little seating area for outside dining and a delightful view out across the harbour to the sea beyond. Open the doors up to really ‘bring the outdoors indoors’ and admire the seascape from the comfort of the sofa.
The attractive double bedroom, that has been set out downstairs so it is nice and cool for sleeping, has a smart en suite shower room and direct access out to the garden.
There is a small enclosed grassed garden outside but the best views are certainly to be enjoyed from the balcony. You can park down at the harbour and it is just a brief walk up the steps to the cottage (not suitable for those with limited mobility).
A path leads directly from the door along to the wonderful sands of Gamrie Bay where dogs can run and play freely and maybe even go for a paddle. Even if the weather isn’t ideal it is still a very pretty spot for a walk or a bit of rock pooling.
For some really beautiful views of the village it is worth climbing up the hill by the beach to see the interesting ruined Kirk of St John and, a bit further up the hill, is an expansive viewpoint that photographers will not want to miss.
Gardenstown is a very picturesque village to wander around and there is a pub that serves excellent meals featuring, unsurprisingly given its location, lots of fresh seafood. There is also a fine selection of whiskies to sample with only a short walk home after.
A small local shop services the village but Fraserburgh (15.5 miles) is really the place for stocking up on supplies.
The surrounding area is a haven for wildlife and the RSPB sites at Troup Head (3 miles) and Loch of Strathbeg (21 miles) are in easy reach for a visit. A stretch of the coastline at Troup Head has even been designated as a SSSI (site of special scientific interest) due to its large gannet colony.
It is only half an hour’s drive to Fraserburgh or you can relax and take the train along the coastline for some shopping or just exploring. The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses in the town makes an interesting pitstop with its fascinating displays on the history of lighthouses through the years.
Heading west from Gardenstown golfers will find themselves spoilt for choice with lovely coastal courses to try out at Macduff (8 miles), Banff (9 miles) and Cullen (23 miles).
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.
Downstairs (entry floor)
Double bedroom (king size) with en-suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Washing machine/tumble dryer
Upstairs (entry floor)
Open plan living area with wood burning stove, TV/DVD, hifi CD radio, electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave etc.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is included (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 medium, 2 small). 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|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£395.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£465.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£395.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£465.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£495.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£465.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 23 Jul 2021||£495.00|
|24 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£545.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£465.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£395.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£465.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£365.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£495.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£495.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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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The accommodation is cosy, comfortable and charming. Despite its modest footprint, it feels surprisingly spacious and i...Read More
We loved The Net Store and really appreciated the efforts the owner had made to protect guests from COVID, we felt very...Read More
Comfortable and cosy place, in a wonderful position with a view of the sea from the windows by the balcony. Perfect for...Read More
A delightful cottage in a quaint village .The Netstore had everything we needed and was cleverly designed to maximise sp...Read More
It was a beautiful cottage , had everything you could require and we loved it.