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Craig Macbeth

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

The Old Post Office At The Harbour In Portknockie

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Portknockie House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 1-8, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

The Old Post Office has been transformed into a modern, very spacious 3 bedroom house, sleeping 1 - 8 people (see Notes in Rates section for parties over 6 people)

The lounge could sleep extra people if required. There is full central heating and parking for two cars at the side of the house. The tariff includes gas, electric, bed linen and towels. No smoking. Pets by arrangement. Baby items in cottage include high chair, travel cot (including sheets and covers.)

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Craig Macbeth (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was/is very spacious and comfortable with fantastic views. Mobile signal not great in this part of the world which made the week even better!

Spotted dolphins off the harbour at about 7pm last night-fantastic!

Donna who looks after the house could not have been nicer and more helpful!
Apr 2013
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based on 15 traveler reviews

The Old Post Office At The Harbour In Portknockie
average rating of 4.4 based on 17 reviews

Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect and our party of 9. All managed to fit into this house comfortably for 3 nights. Kids were happy. Beautiful location above Portknockie harbour. Awesome fish and chips in town. Two pubs in town to visit for a pint. Very, very quiet village though. If you are looking for noise, you've come to the wrong place. We had a great time exploring the area, beaches, caves and famous bow fiddle rock. Easy hike to Cullen and their beautiful beach.

I would love to go back there again some day.

Keith and Family from Canada

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to make a base to explore a traditional part of Scotland, and especially to visit the Dufftown whisky trail. The house is quite spacious , has luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen, and has fantastic views down to the Portknockie boat harbour, and across Moray Firth. We were there at the end of May and found it was fabulous for three people and would be excellent for a family group. The coastline is superb for exploring by car or on foot. Portknockie itself and the surrounding villages and towns are beautiful and historic. Would recommend the Old Post Office for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful House

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic few days at this house , so homely clean and comfortable and fantastic views of the harbour , nice and quiet and house is better equipped than any place we have been to before , thourghly enjoyed our stay and intend coming back , being pet friendly too, our dog settled really well , as if he was at home ! Which speaks volumes to us . Lots of lovely walks in the area and surrounding villages . Local Chippie very good and lots of other places to go eat if you require nearby, And there's an excellent ice cream shop in a nearby village . Looking forward to going back to The Old Post Office , Owners response very quick if any queries , Overall can't speak highly enough of the house and owner .

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cottage in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely few days at the Old Post Office. It is very spacious, clean and well equipped and the views from some of the windows are fantastic. It's a treat to walk out the front door and be right at the harbour.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

house had everything we needed, lovely village

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Interlaken, Switzerland

Wonderfully located, cosy & quiet

  • 4 of 5

The Old Post Office is very cosy and homely. The living room has a great view for the sunset - I spent many an evening with a cup of coffee in one of the armchairs watching it! It is especially beautiful as the cottage is more or less next to the sea, with no other houses impairing the view.

Portknockie itself is quiet. The walks to Cullen and Buckie along the coast were wonderful!

However, I wouldn't recommend taking your jogging gear with you. There are many dogs, one of them almost bit me even though I stopped jogging and started walking.

Apart from that, my stay was great! If you're looking for a peaceful holiday with stunning views and you do not mind walking, you have found the perfect place!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Seafield Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended

The Old Post Office is situated at the harbour in Portknockie, which is an old fishing village on the coast of the Moray Firth. The area around the harbour is a conservation area and features traditional houses in North-South rows. Portknockie was voted 'Best Kept Village' several times in recent years in the 'Scotland in Bloom' competition.

• The village is ideal for cyclists and walkers who can enjoy the coastal walks along the Moray Firth and may be lucky to see the Bottlenose Dolphins. The famous Bow-Fiddle Rock, a wave-cut natural arch often teeming with Gulls and Cormorants, is a short walk from the cottage.

• All around Portknockie you will find various Whisky Trails and Castles to explore, as well as the Marine Aquarium at Macduff, the Scottish Tartan museum in Keith and the world famous Baxter's of Speyside.

• For those interested in golf, there are a number of very good courses nearby. Fishing, sea angling, scuba diving and sailing are all available nearby.

• Amenities within Portknockie include, 2 local hotels, grocers, newsagent, pharmacy, fish and chip shop, and not forgetting the children's sea paddling pool by the harbour.


Rates & Availability

Portknockie House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 16 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 8 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees


For rentals of one week or more there will be a surcharge of £25 per person per week for groups over 6 persons.

For rentals of less than one week there will be a surcharge of £10 per person for groups over 6 persons.

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Portknockie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are 2 baby cot's available
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming

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