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Harbourside Home in the Spectacular Coastal Village of Pennan.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Harbour House is located in the idyllic village of Pennan in the North East of Scotland.The property has a FIVE STAR GRADING FROM VISIT SCOTLAND.The house sleeps up to 6 people and is furnished,decorated and maintained to the highest standards.A wonderful relaxing stopover between visiting Edinburgh and Loch Ness and the Highlands.


* Downstairs there are two beautifully designed sitting rooms both with traditional woodburning stoves, exquisite furnishings and window seat overlooking the 18th century harbour.

* A large luxury kitchen diner is fully fitted with top quailty appliances and has spectacular seaviews.

* Outside there is a quaint seating area where you can relax while enjoying the sea views.

*Upstairs -Master bedroom with king-size bed and en suite bathroom with shower and deep soaking tub.

*Double bedroom and twin bedroom.Shower room.

The property is kept spotlessly clean and we provide everything you require,cooking essentials,towels,linens,all cleaning products,beach and picnic equipment.


Pennan has been a mecca for tourists ever since it featured in the film Local Hero.Many day visitors stop off to marvel at this tiny,spectacular village.By renting The Harbour House you can stay on after the visitors leave,stroll along the beach,enjoy the sunset and relax...

Pennan is situated on the Banffshire Coast also known as the Dolphin Coast.It is dotted with hidden coves to picnic in, Royal Burghs with wonderful architecture and picturesque fishing villages clinging to the coastline.

Staying in Pennan is a truly wonderful experience and we are pretty sure you will never want to leave..

* Nearest airport -Aberdeen 40 miles away

*Edinburgh -driving time around 3 hours

*Inverness/Loch Ness -driving time around 2 hours


We rent the house for stays of three nights or more and are completely flexible with arrival and departure days.

Keywords: Seaside cottage,Pennan,Local Hero film location,Aberdeenshire,Whisky Trail,Castle Trail,Royal Stuart Golf Course,Duff House Royal Golf Course,Dolphin Coast,Banffshire Coast

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Claudia

We live in Aboyne a small town close to Balmoral Castle and the Cairngorms National Park.We have been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. We own a restaurant on Royal Deeside as well as one of Scotland`s only 5 star hostels- Habitat @Ballater.

Along with our three teenage children we have travelled extensively in Europe and North America.We like to relax when we are on holiday and enjoy nice,comfortable surroundings after a days sightseeing. We have tried to provide everything that our guests will require to have a fabulous holiday in Scotland.

Claudia purchased this house in 2010

Why Claudia chose Aberdeen & Grampian

Pennan is one of the prettiest coastal villages in Scotland.It is situated on the Banffshire coast which is a real 'hidden gem' .The whole coastline is dotted with lovely villages in spectacular settings,there are interesting historical towns such as Banff and Portsoy.The birdwatching and wildlife are world famous.Being based in Pennan means you can easily drive to wonderful beaches,visit ancient castles and explore the wonderful history and culture of rural Aberdeenshire.

What makes this house unique

Pennan is quaint,quiet and peaceful.The 30 or so houses all line the single street and everyone knows each other.When you come out of the front door you are right on the harbourside and next to the pebbled beach.

You can sit outside with a glass of wine and enjoy the fantastic sunsets.When it`s cold outside you can curl up in front of the fire and listen to the waves.


Pennan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
  • Ensuite for master bedroom with shower and Japanese Soaking Tub for 2,basin and toilet. Other two bedrooms share the second shower room.It has walk in shower,basin and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has en suite.Bedroom 3 has traditional wooden box beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Guests visiting The Harbour House will find it has absolutely everything you require for a fabulous stay.We advise guests they only need to bring their clothes, toiletries and food ! We provide the rest - local guide books and maps,binoculars,picnic set,thermos flask,beach windbreaker,picnic rug, beach chairs,childrens fishing nets,buckets and spades.Highchair and cot on request.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Harbourside Home in the Spectacular Coastal Village of Pennan.
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Lovely cottage, lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

Harbour House is surprisingly spacious, located in a prime spot in a lovely village. The cottage is cozy and well-equipped, a great place to get away from it all!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pennan Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We loved your Pennan cottage and the village. Everything was clean and welcoming. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Like many I'm sure, we were initially drawn to Pennan and therefore Harbour Cottage, by our love of the film Local Hero. However, the whole area is wonderful regardless of the film. The cottage and the village of Pennan are just beautiful. The cottage is warm, comfortable and has everything you could possibly need for a very happy stay. We weren't able to visit the local pub as unfortunately it was closed during our stay, but we took lots of lovely goodies with us to eat and the kitchen was as good as the one we have at home and was a pleasure to cook in, particularly with the beautiful view over the harbour. We count this as one of our favourite UK holidays and we will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Erstklassige Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Wir (2 Erwachsene, 3 Kinder von 7 – 16 J.) verbrachten auf unserer Schottlandrundreise im August 2016 vier Nächte im Harbour House – eine fantastische Unterkunft, hervorragend und liebevoll ausgestattet, absolut erstklassig! Die Anfahrt ist spektakulär, Aberdeenshire eine Reise wert, und Pennan sowie einige andere Dörfer und Städtchen an der Nordseeküste äußerst sehenswert.

Ausflugs-Tipps in der Nähe: Scottish Lighthouse Museum (Fraserburgh); Spaziergang von Crovie nach Gardenstown; Dunnottar Castle

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical time in Pennan

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Harbour House was one of the highlights of our Scotland vacation. The cozy home was welcoming and comfortable, and the village picturesque. The kitchen was a cook's dream, with everything you could dream of to prepare wonderful meals. Claudia thought of everything to make our stay comfortable, including a thoughtful basket of goodies, fluffy towels, and a wonderful selection of books about the area. I would whole heartedly recommend staying at Harbour Hourse.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection in Pennan

  • 5 of 5

Harbour House is a holiday haven. It's well-equipped and well-organised, it's spacious and yet cosy, and it's beautifully decorated, with spades of seaside character. Claudia gave us a warm welcome, and some tasty goodies, and had one of the two wood-burning stoves stoked for our arrival. The setting is stunning, and the locals very friendly. We even bought a couple of lobsters from a creel fisherman in the harbour.

We were a small family group, with a 13 month old. There was plenty of space for the baby to crawl around a play, and he made use of the buckets and spades provided. He also enjoyed the deep square bath tub, and seaview from his highchair.

I stayed in one of the box beds, which are full size singles. Plenty of room for an adult, warm, cosy and fun.

The kitchen was particularly great, if you like to cook whilst staying away. It had everything we needed (or wanted!), from the coffee machine, to a pot big enough for lobster!

I have no hesitation in recommending Harbour House to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pennan Inn
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pennan Inn
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Birdwatching,dolphin watching and wildlife boat trips,maritime heritage trail,Portsoy Boat Festival,whisky distillery tours,agricultural heritage centre,North East of Scotland Agricultural shows,castle trail,Fraserburgh Lighthouse Museum and Heritage Centre.


Rates & Availability

Pennan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Bank Holiday
Apr 28 2017 - May 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Bank Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Bank Holiday
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

We offer 20% discount on quoted rates for 1 or 2 person occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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