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

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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

Banff Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

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 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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Jim Marnoch

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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BANFF (SCOTLAND)- Traditional Farmhouse; stunning views of sea and countryside
average rating of 4.866667 based on 37 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

Excellent 5 stars

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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 .
business
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 stay at a beautiful property

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This house was very clean, and comfortably fit four adult men with luggage and golf clubs. The house is located within driving distance of great Speyside Scotch Distilleries, and it is also in driving distance of some of Scotland's greatest golf. We stayed here and visited both St. Andrews Links (south) and the Royal Dornoch Golf Club (north), and Banff was pretty centrally located. The home has nice views of the North Sea right out the front door. I would recommend this property to anybody looking to stay in the area, and I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. I am glad you guys enjoyed your stay at Linksfield Farmhouse and found plenty to do/see in Scotland. By the way, you are our first guests from USA. best regards: Jim
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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 holiday house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Our second visit to Linksfield Farmhouse. It is maintained to a high standard - well equipped, clean, close to the beach and ideally situated for touring the surrounding Banffshire area. Would recommend Banff Springs hotel for food, the Glen Glasshaugh distillery - small traditional distillery, well worth a visit. A very relaxing week`s holiday, will definitely be back for another visit.
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business
BANFF (SCOTLAND)- Traditional Farmhouse; stunning views of sea and countryside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p485963
+44 7746 881211
Banff Aberdeen & Grampian
Aberdeen
5

Fantastic house, great holiday!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We took our 6 month old son on a wee holiday to Banff & stayed at Linksfield Farm & it was a great break. The house was exactly as described & is cosy, clean & very comfortable. We only used 2 of the 3 bedrooms but the third twin room is lovely as well. The house has lots of character & had everything we could need & more. Location is ideal & we were able to walk to Banff Springs hotel with the pram for a lovely Sunday carvery. Banff swimming pool is also close a hand, & we even took a trip to Macduff aquarium, which was great to see, even for such a little boy as ours!

It was great to spend evenings with our feet up in the living room with the sun streaming in through the bay window. The house is very nicely furnished & we took turns at sitting in the leather massage chair & leather chaise longe...perfect!

We didn't do any real cooking during our stay, instead we used local takeaways. All of the ones we tried were very tasty. However, i did see that the kitchen is very well equipped & it would be no problem to cater for a large family meal, with plenty of space in the dining room to seat everyone comfortably too.

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It wasn't a wild weekend but a lovely relaxing, much needed break, & Linksfield Farm was the ideal place for us. We would definitely recommend it to friends & will probably go back again ourselves another time. Many thanks to The owners Jim & Kim for such fantastic customer service & for getting in touch to check that all was well. This helpful & friendly personal touch was much appreciated.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
Aberdeen
5

Fantastic house, lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We took our 6 month old son on a wee holiday to Banff & stayed at Linksfield Farm & it was a great break. The house was exactly as described & is cosy, clean & very comfortable. We only used 2 of the 3 bedrooms but the third twin room is lovely as well. The house has lots of character & had everything we could need & more. Location is ideal & we were able to walk to Banff Springs hotel with the pram for a lovely Sunday carvery. Banff swimming pool is also close a hand, & we even took a trip to Macduff aquarium, which was great to see, even for such a little boy as ours!

It was great to spend evenings with our feet up in the living room with the sun streaming in through the bay window. The house is very nicely furnished & we took turns at sitting in the leather massage chair & leather chaise longe...perfect!it was also great to have a gov in our bedroom so any differences of opinion over what to watch were easily solved!!

We didn't do any real cooking during our stay, instead we used local takeaways. All of the ones we tried were very tasty. However, i did see that the kitchen is very well equipped & it would be no problem to cater for a large family meal, with plenty of space in the dining room to seat everyone comfortably too.

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It wasn't a wild weekend but a lovely relaxing, much needed break, & Linksfield Farm was the ideal place for us. We would definitely recommend it to friends & will probably go back again ourselves another time. Many thanks to The owners Jim & Kim for such fantastic customer service & for getting in touch to check that all was well. This helpful & friendly personal touch was much appreciated.

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 Macduff harbour 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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Availability & Rates

Banff Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring-Summer
Mar 29 2014 - Jun 27 2014
7 nights
£565
 
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 nights
£670
 
 
Autumn-Winter Off Peak
Aug 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 nights
£515
 
 
Xmas/Newyear
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 nights
£670
 

Notes

  • Changeover day is normally 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 prepare the property for your stay.

Amenities

Banff Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Maps
  • Filtered Water
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 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:
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Video Games
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf Clubs
  • Barbecue
  • Golf Cart
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • museums
  • churches
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • library
  • playground
  • forests
  • ruins
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • hunting small game
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • water skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • surfing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • cycling
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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