BANFF (SCOTLAND)- TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE; STUNNING VIEWS OF SEA AND COUNTRYSIDE

Jim Marnoch

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BANFF (SCOTLAND)- TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE; STUNNING VIEWS OF SEA AND COUNTRYSIDE

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3 bedrooms (sleeps 8), lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom & large garden.

Located within walking distance of Banff town centre, Linksfield Farmhouse provides the best of both worlds in terms of country and town life. With its stunning views of the sea shore and only a short walk to the beach, the property is truly unique.

On 2 floors, it comprises 3 bedrooms, a lounge, dining room, kitchen, and bath/shower room. The property has gas central heating throughout.

1st Floor -

The 2 bedrooms have kingsize beds and a television. The bathroom has a shower as wells as a jacuzzi bath

Ground Floor -

There are 'Living flame fires' in both the lounge and dining room giving the ambience of a real open fire. The lounge has a television with DVD Player and Sony Playstation 2. The 3rd bedroom has 2 single beds. A pull out settee bed in the lounge can accommodate 2 extra people if required.

Outside -

It has a large garden to the front and also a field which can be used for exercising your dog. There is a decking area and private parking to the rear.

PRESS ARTICLE - 'UNDISCOVERED GEM': The “Undiscovered Gem'” of the Moray Firth has been ranked among the world's most breathtaking coastlines.

The stretch of seafront from Inverness to Peterhead is in “excellent shape, relatively unspoiled, and likely to remain so', according to the National Geographic Traveller magazine.

The firth was placed alongside Namibia's Skeleton Coast and the Chilean Fjords in the magazine's “top-rated' category by a panel of 340 sustainable tourism experts.

Newfoundland's remote Avalon peninsula, New Zealand's Tutukaka Coast, British Columbia's Gulf Islands and Argentina's Valdes Peninsula also scored highly among its top-rated coastal destinations.

The Moray Firth was one of only two UK spots from 18 areas to make it into the “top-rated' cut. The Pembrokeshire Coast in west Wales also secured the accolade.

Judges commended the Moray Firth’s “fantastic beaches” and described it as a “a wonderful region of Scotland” where the area “welcomes visitors as one of their own”.

....Continued: One said: “People work together for the greater good – fishermen tolerate canoeists; farmers allow walkers to pass over their land on footpaths.”

Another judge said it was “an undiscovered gem with pretty coastal villages, excellent beaches, and outstanding cliff scenery'.

The Moray Firth is home to a population of around 130 dolphins, one of only two pods in the UK.

Marine biologist Deborah Benham, who runs Findhorn Bay’s Wild at Heart eco-holidays, said the area’s unique charm lay in its miles of coastline devoid of development.

She added: “There is also a wide range of eco habitats, from great sandy beaches to these lovely bays on the river mouth and the area is also famous for being home to the Findhorn Foundation – the 47-year-old ecovillage which describes itself as the lowest carbon community in Europe.”

....Continued: Visit Scotland's chairman, Mike Cantlay, said it was always exciting to see Scotland showcased on an international stage but the accolade should come as no surprise.

Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton, who lives on the banks of the Moray Firth near Nairn, has long been an advocate of the area.

She said she loves returning to the Moray Firth coastal area.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Linksfield Farmhouse was ideal for our family holiday - close to beach the town etc and had everything required for a self catering break. A good time was had by all.
Mar 2013
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Jim Marnoch

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
based on 35 traveler reviews

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BANFF (SCOTLAND)- Traditional Farmhouse; stunning views of sea and countryside
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews
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BANFF (SCOTLAND)- Traditional Farmhouse; stunning views of sea and countryside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485963
+44 7746 881211
Banff Aberdeen & Grampian
5

FANTASTIC GIRLY BREAK!!

  • 5 of 5
Jim and Kim have created a fantastic ambient experience, that would suit any age.
A few minutes walk to the beach creates the perfect setting.
House itself is light and spacious with lovely views, has everything provided you could need for a perfect girly getaway.
fabulous time, highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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BANFF (SCOTLAND)- Traditional Farmhouse; stunning views of sea and countryside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485963
+44 7746 881211
Banff Aberdeen & Grampian
5

FIVE STAR ACCOMMODATION AND LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This is my our second stay at Linksfield far and will certainly be back again next year. The house is very clean and comfortable with very relaxing surroundings and amazing views of the beach. The location of the house is perfect,within walking distance to the beach and local shops. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would highly recommend Linksfield farm to families and visiting parties.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks D & L. We always try our best to make the house as clean and comfortable for our guests as we can. I am glad you enjoyed the views and the local amenities.
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BANFF (SCOTLAND)- Traditional Farmhouse; stunning views of sea and countryside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485963
+44 7746 881211
Banff Aberdeen & Grampian
5

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
Jim and his wife have an amazing property by the sea. Perfectly set up for trips around Aberdeenshire.

The kitchen has all mod cons and all rooms were verycomfortably appointed. The picture window in the lounge is just perfect for taking in the sea and blue sky and green fields.... lovely. The children loved the cows at the bottom of the garden!

Banff and the surrounding coastal villages were just what we were after with small kids. We all loved beach combing and rock pooling, saw some seals and caught a crab! Easy trips to Fraserburgh, Gardenstown, Cullen, Portsoy, Bow Fiddle Rock, Macduff (the aquarium was great).

I would recommend Linksfield Farmhouse for its location, the comfort of the property and equally important - the owners. Jim and his wife were very friendly, helpful and flexible. I hope to visit again as so very easy to fly into Aberdeen and pick up a car.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the house and the views of the sea & countryside from the window. A lot of people are actually surprised how much there is to see and do in the surrounding area. I'm glad you and your family had a great time and hope to see you back in the future. thanks again Jim
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BANFF (SCOTLAND)- Traditional Farmhouse; stunning views of sea and countryside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485963
+44 7746 881211
Banff Aberdeen & Grampian
4

LOVELY HOUSE IN A GREAT LOCATION.

  • 4 of 5
We took our children to linksfield farmhouse for a break. The farmhouse is like a home from home and is very clean and spacious with all the mod cons. The garden is also perfect for enjoying the views out to sea and has a decked area for eating alfresco. The location was ideal for exploring the Moray coast by car and there was also lots to explore within walking distance. A 10 minute walk takes you to a lovely beach and large play park. The Banff springs hotel is only 5 minutes walk and serves lovely food. The centre of Banff is a 15 minute walk. The owners couldn't be more helpful and were very informative.
Would definitely recommend the Linksfield farmhouse to anyone who wants to visit this lovely part of Scotland.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay at the house and found plenty to do in the Banffshire area. JM
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BANFF (SCOTLAND)- Traditional Farmhouse; stunning views of sea and countryside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485963
+44 7746 881211
Banff Aberdeen & Grampian
5

GREAT FAMILY HOLIDAY HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
This was our second visit to Links-field with the family 6 adults 2 children. The house is clean, well maintained and has everything needed for a self catering holiday. The area is a haven for children with the beach at the Banff Links and lovely play parks at Duff House and Whitehills also lots of places to visit nearby. Thanks Jim for a lovely holiday.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay. I'm glad you had a lovely holiday. best regards: Jim
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BANFF (SCOTLAND)- Traditional Farmhouse; stunning views of sea and countryside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485963
+44 7746 881211
Banff Aberdeen & Grampian
5

EXCELLENT 5 STARS

  • 5 of 5
We use this property when we visit family and friends in the area. We have just stayed for the 4th time at Linksfield.
As I have said in all previous reviews this rental deserves 5 stars.
It is always clean and very well maintained and the owner Jim is a pleasure to do business with.
We find he has a lot of little extras in this property over other rentals massaging chair and jacuzzi bath etc etc and with the added bonus that you can take your dog.
The beach is only 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk and the town of Banff is again a 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk.
If you love seafood especially fresh fish n. chips look no further their are 2 award winning chip shops in the area both excellent.
The Banff springs hotel agiain is a 2 minute walk so lots of things close by. It is also an excellent stop over if you want to travel further afield pennan famous for local hero is only a 20 minute drive ,Dufftown famous for whisky 35 minute drive , inverness famous for the Loch Ness monster just over an hour away but a lovely drive. As. Have said before if you want a base for any of this in the north east Scotland do not hesitate in booking this property you will not regret it. We will certainly be booking again for next year .
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Aberdeen International , Dyce (ABZ)
Nearest Ferry
46 Miles
Aberdeen
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Keith
Nearest Motorway
123 Miles
Perth (M90)
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Inverboyndie Beach (Award Winning)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Banff Springs Hotel, Golden Knowes Road
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Lecht Ski Centre, Strathdon
Nearest Golf
1.25 Miles
Duff house Royal www.duffhouseroyal.com
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Banff Springs Hotel, Golden Knowes Road
Car: recommended

Linksfield Farmhouse has a wonderful location by a long sandy beach on the Moray Firth coast. Close to the famous whisky and castle trails, there is so much to see and do for the whole family. Enjoy life in the great outdoors, enjoy the amazing scenery and explore the history of Scotland. Amongst the attractions are the Duff House and Royal Tarlair Golf courses, the coastline village of Pennan made famous by the film 'Local Hero' and the Macduff Marine aquarium. There are cruises offering daily sightseeing and fishing trips from Banff & Macduff harbours along the scenic Moray Firth coastline where you will see an abundance of sea and bird life including whales and dolphins. Follow the famous whisky trail and sample the 'Water of Life'. Whisky has evolved over more than 500 years to give the range of rich single malts, complex pure malts and distinctive Scotch blends we know today. Visit nearby city of Aberdeen and the highland capital Inverness, both are within driving distance.

Other Activities: Ten Pin Bowling

Golf: DUFFHOUSE ROYAL (http://www.duffhouseroyal.com/) was formed on 21st March 1910 by the late James Braid, and redesigned in 1923 by the brilliant Golf Architect Dr. Alister Mackenzie who later went on to design the famous “Augusta National” course in the USA. The course is a flat, beautifully manicured parkland course with little rough. The large “Mackenzie” two-tiered greens, many well positioned bunkers and trees make the course a severe but fair challenge to golfers of all abilities. The course is bound by the River Deveron, which proves to be a hazard at 3 of the holes. Practice ground, pitching area and putting green are also available. The professional has a well-stocked shop and provides private tuition. The clubhouse has a bar and lounge area, offering commanding views over the first and eighteenth holes with the Hill of Doune and the River Deveron as a backdrop. Full catering facilities are available and visitors are most welcome.

ROYAL TARLAIR (http://www.royaltarlair.co.uk/) is locate on the rugged coastline in the adjacent town of Macduff, the course commands panoramic views of the coastline with the village of Pennan made famous by the film 'Local Hero' closeby. A cliff top parkland course which certainly presents a challenge for the more serious golfer,and offers enjoyable golf in an ideal setting for the not so serious. Visitors are most welcome.

Ski: Scotland has five wintersports centres offer skiing and boarding for all abilities and there are great facilities both on-site and in nearby villages and towns.... http://ski.visitscotland.com/centres/

CLOSEST TO LINKSFIELD FARMHOUSE ARE; ... (1) Lecht near Alford at 55 miles (http://www.lecht.co.uk/),... (2)Cairngorm near Aviemore at 76 miles (http://www.cairngormmountain.co.uk/) and... (3) Glenshee near Braemar at 81 miles (http://www.ski-glenshee.co.uk/)

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Banff Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£670
 
 
Autumn-Winter Off Peak
Aug 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£515
 
 
Xmas/Newyear
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£670
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Changeover day is Saturday, however there may be some flexibility on this. A 20 % deposit is required to secure the booking; the remaining balance is due no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival. Shorter breaks and additional nights will be considered (quoted on request)
We ask that visitors depart by 11.00 am and not to arrive before 16.00; this ensures that we can adequately clean and pr
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Amenities

Banff Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Room 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Large size bathroom with WC, wash hand basin, jacuzzi bath with shower and screen.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King Size
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 singles
    Dining Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out double settee bed
  • The house comfortably sleeps 6 people. There is also a double pull out settee in the dining area which can accommodate a further 2 people.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Games
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Video Game Console
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Golf
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • churches
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • skiing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Suitable for elderly or infirm; stair access to 1st floor bedrooms and bathroom. Towels (bath & hand) provided Bed Linen (pillow cases & duvet covers) provided
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