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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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East coast fishing village, harbour views. WiFi.

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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One double and another twin bedroom, living room, dining kitchen, bath/showeroom

Heron House is a beautiful apartment overlooking the sea in a quaint fishing village called Gourdon. The views from every window are mesmerising and constantly changing due to the unpredictable Scottish weather!

The apartment is on 2 floors. On the first floor the entrance porch has plenty room for boots and coats. This opens in to the hallway, which gives access to a large sitting room that has an open fire, 2 comfy settees and various pieces of occasional furniture. There is a TV and DVD player and a selection of dvd’s, books and games for your enjoyment. We also have wi-fi.

The spacious kitchen/diner is also on the first floor. It is very well equipped with modern solid oak units, washing machine, dish-washer, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and a table with 4 chairs situated in the window. You can often see herons out on the rocks as you gaze out of the window towards the harbour and sometimes dolphins. Gourdon is one of the few working fishing harbours in the north east and it is indeed a pleasure to watch the boats come and go and watch the fisherman unload their catch.

The bathroom is fitted with a 3 piece suite and a mira shower and is very spacious.

On the second floor there are 2 bedrooms. 1 has twin beds and the other has a double bed. Both rooms have fitted wardrobes and stunning views towards the sea and also views towards the back.

Outside there is an enclosed courtyard with a bench seat with a sun umbrella . There is also a raised decking area where you can enjoy a nice glass of wine and the wildlife whilst watching the sunset.

Linen, towels, electricity, coal and wi-fi are all provided as are essentials such as washing up liquid, toilet paper, kitchen rolls etc.

A well-behaved dog is welcome as long as it is not left unattended in the apartment.

Gourdon is an excellent place for walks/bike rides. There is a coastal path, that used to be a railway that stretches from Gourdon north to Inverbervie and south to Johnshaven and St Cyrus.

Gourdon has a first class award winning fish and chip shop and restaurant, “Hornblowers”, which our guests always visit as it is amazing. There is also an excellent pub down at the harbour “The Harbour Bar” with seating outside for sunny times. The shop is very handy and is open till 7pm . Inverbervie is only 1 mile away and has a supermarket, chemist, butcher, baker, post office and a few pubs and hotels.

Gourdon is a wonderful place and all of our guests have loved coming to stay at Heron House. We maintain and clean the property ourselves and try to meet all our guests on their arrival. We have had many guests returning year after year and hope that each year is better than the last.

The entry time is 14.00 and departure is 10.00. The week runs from Saturday to Saturday during peak time. We offer short breaks (min 3 nights) off peak.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marie Claire (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


based on 14 traveler reviews

East coast fishing village, harbour views. WiFi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious, comfortable and well equipped two bedroom apartment. The view over the sea is lovely. The open fire was great and there was plenty of fuel provided. It heated the entire cottage. Kitchen was easy to use. Host arranged to meet us at a convenient time and showed us around. Great range of DVDs and games in house for rainy days. Great fish and chips across the road. Grocery store short walk down the street. We loved our stay here. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Heron House, we try to make our guests as cosy and comfortable as possible.Many thanks for your review and we hope to see you again in the future. Marie-Claire and Jack
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lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house in a very beautiful location. We had a stunning views from different windows in the house. Very clean and we had everything we needed. I would recommend the apartment to everyone! Marie-Claire and Jack were very friendly and made our stay really comfortable and we hope to visit it again.

Gabriela, Michael, Stefanie and Christina

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you to stay, you were the perfect guests. We hope you to meet you in the near future. Heron House is a special place to us too. Thank-you for the lovely comments you left in our visitors book too. Marie-Clair and Jack
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a lovely apartment in a beautiful environment

  • 5 of 5

We spent ten days in this nice location.

the apartment is clean confortable, well furnished.

It is very well placed in this small lovely Fisher village.

from its Windows is possible to admire the fantastic

alternation of the tides in the port

The owner Marie Claire was very frendly.

The villege is pretty nice and quiet and we find the people of the village very pleasant and is situated in a strategic position to vist many important tipicall scottish place: namely the dunnotar castle, Balmoral etc.

It is a very nice place where spent holidays for a family

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house great location absolutely perfect for us We enjoyed the whole experience the people we met were lovely and the food at the Hornblowers was very good Great walks and plenty of places to visit what a wonderful part of Scotland Regards George and Sandra

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your break and loved Heron House. It is indeed a special location.We hope to see you again in the future. Marie-Claire and Jack
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We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

We (a group of 4 friends) really enjoyed the house. The view is beautiful and the location of the house is perfect. I would recommend this house to everyone who would like to stay near the national park and have a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: I am glad you all enjoyed your stay and appreciated the beautiful location of Heron House. Hope to see again in the future!
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Ideal retreat from the rat race

  • 5 of 5

The owners couldn't have been more welcoming and accomodating for my extra needs. Well worth inquiring first. (It was 100 better than a caravan we'd contemplated. They left their number which could be rung 24/7 if we had any problems, but we didn't.

The accomodation had everything anyone could want; including sky, internet access, a dish washer and a real fire. It was spacious, clean and tidy. The patio area would have been used if the weather was better. The photo doesn't do it justice.

I would recommend this property to everyone. They will not be disappointed. The sea views were wonderful to the front and many birds flew around at the back, including a buzzard.

The fish and chip shop sold the best cooked fishand batter I've ever tasted - well worth £5.95.

My husband did a walk straight from the property which he enjoyed, taking in more sea views.

The only down side is the 10 or 12 steps up to the property. People with babies and prams could struggle a bit. Our dog struggled due to blindness but we managed and it was worth carrying her up and down in the dak!. A small price to pay and it shouldn't put anyone off going.

A writers paradise.........if the sea wasn't so mesmerising.

Thanks again. It was ideal. I DID NOT want to leave. We may well be back. This is an example of where expectations were lower than reality. A credit to the owners.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your holiday at Heron House and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Gourdon Harbour Bar
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Gourdon is one of the few natural harbours along this stretch of east-facing Aberdeenshire coast.Gourdon's chief attraction for visitors is its strong sense of being a working fishing port.St Cyrus (5 miles south) is a pretty village that has a large nature reserve down near the white sandy beach.

Johnshaven (3 miles south) is a little fishing village. It has a sports centre, a shop and 2 pubs.

Inverbervie (1 mile north) has a selection of shops and good places to eat. The coastal path starts at Inverbervie and continues to St.Cyrus and is well worth a trek.

Stonehaven(10 miles away) has a lovely town square. There is a beautiful harbour with a variety of good restaurants to choose from. The Open Air swimming pool is a must in the summer. Dunnoter Castle sits to the south of the town and is worth a visit. Crawton, (about 7 miles), is a bird sanctuary and a popular place for artists. Aberdeen (24 miles) is a great city for shopping and has lots for kids to do, as well as adults.


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Gourdon Apartment Rental Rates

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Jun 25 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking deposit of £100 required and balance on arrival. Deposit may be paid by bank transfer or cheque. Details given on request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Gourdon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The spacious bathroom has a newly fitted,white suite and a Mira shower and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms overlook the harbour. They both have fitted wardrobes.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Fantastic Sea views from all rooms. FREE WI FI

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