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Harbourside Home in the Spectacular Coastal Village of Pennan.

Pennan, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, UK
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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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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 Pennan

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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
          House is located next to Pennan beach
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront
          House looks directly onto picturesque 18th century harbour.Uninterupted views of sea.
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking
                      Village car park 400 yards from house.Parking may be available at house.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Washer/dryer in kitchen.
                    • Heating
                      Electric panel heaters in all rooms.Underfloor heating in both bathrooms.
                    • Internet
                      Free WiFi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All beds have top quality linens,duvets and two pillows per person.All towels are supplied.Hot water bottles provided.
                    • Living Room
                      Two living rooms both with woodburners.Rear sitting room has TV with DVD player.Books and board games provided.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Telephone
                      There is no Cell Phone signals in Pennan.The house has a landline telephone which guests are free to use.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath ,kitchen and beach towels provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washer/dryer in kitchen.Washing detergent and fabric conditioner included.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Free WiFi in house.
                    • Wood Stove
                      Both sitting rooms have woodburning stoves,all fuel is provided.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                          Neff microwave.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee machine,all teas,coffee and sugar provided.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Top quality china and glassware for 6 provided.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Full size dishwasher with detergent provided.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Fitted with luxury soft close units,Double electric oven and grill,gas hob,extractor ,coffee machine,electric kettle and toaster.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Large selection of cookware.Quality pans,oven dishes and utensils.Electric hand blender and mixer.
                        • Oven
                          Electric double oven with grill
                        • Pantry Items
                          All detergents,cleaning items,aluminium foil,clingfilm,kitchen towel,spices provided
                        • Refrigerator
                          Fischer and Paykel fridge freezer with ice maker and water dispenser.
                        • Stove
                          5 burner gas stove.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Kitchen has dining table for 6
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Selection of local information and guide books and fiction for adults and children.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Selection of movies provided for adults and children -including Local Hero!
                                • Games
                                  Good selection of board games, jigsaw puzzles and playing cards.
                                • Music Library
                                  I pod docking station
                                • Television
                                  26 in flatscreen TV with freeview channels.
                                • Toys
                                  A selection of age appropriate girls and boys toys can be provided on request.
                                • Video Games
                                  Nintendo Game Cube


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Small seating area at side of house overlooking harbour.Small table for two provided.There are also communal tables at harbourside which guests can use.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Portable gas BBQ with tools


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • golf privileges optional
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • 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.

                                                          53 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Clean, comfortable, great position

                                                          Victoria D.

                                                          This cottage is right on the harbour, and close to the edge of the sea, so if you want a sea view this couldn't be closer. The bay faces north, but there is still morning sun, and you can see the sunset.

                                                          I couldn't fault the house. It was warm, comfortable and everything you could possibly need was there. The welcome pack was a lovely touch, we enjoyed all the products. The two sittingrooms worked well for us, someone could watch a film whilst someone else was doing a puzzle, and being open between them meant no-one was left out. Keeping the log burners going kept the place cosy, and there was plenty of wood provided.

                                                          We had a very happy holiday.

                                                          Holiday house at the hatbour

                                                          Nice big clean house with all mod cons, two wood burners, lovely welcome pack, ace little built in cabin beds two double beds , really comfy, recommend it.

                                                          Beautiul House in a beautiful place

                                                          Laurie H.

                                                          We had a fantastic tine at Harbour House. The house is beautiful and has everything you need. My 5 year old son had a great time exploring the beach and playing with the many toys and board games provided in the house. I would highly recommend Harbour House to anyone looking to get away for a relaxing break. Pennan is a beautiful little place and i can imagine it would be even better in the Summer time.

                                                          Wonderful in every way

                                                          Rebecca N.

                                                          Beautiful cottage, great attention to detail, very friendly and helpful owner

                                                          So homely. Couldn’t have wished 4 more. Fantastic

                                                          Alison S.

                                                          Accommodation was great. Kitchen v well equipped and beds comfortable. The whole place was v clean and even owner had the Stove on for us on arrival

                                                          A extraordinary beautiful seaside house in front of the Pennan harbor to feel at home

                                                          Gabriele B.

                                                          The house is directly at the harbor and you can enjoy the sea from the kitchen and the sitting room. It has a beautiful maritime interior and is very comfortable. It is very well organized and contains everything a guest can ask for from kitchen over bathroom to entertainment. At my arrival Claudia welcomed me with some welcome gifts from banffshire. She takes extraordinarily care of her guests. The concept is that you really feel at home. I loved to stay there and will probably try to visit again.


                                                          Pennan, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, UK

                                                          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.


                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          We offer 20% discount on quoted rates for 1 or 2 person occupancy. ONLINE BOOKING IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE http://www.harbourhousepennan.com ARRIVAL AND DEPART ON ANY DAY OF THE WEEK

                                                          53 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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