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Traditional farmhouse with fantastic views of the sea & countryside

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Fireplace


About the property

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 a 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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Jim Marnoch
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner


As entered in your guest book, we spent an excellent week in Banff. Overall we will have very good memories of our 15 days in Scotland. The choice of our places to stay allowed us to start in Fort William (our 1st week), to visit Highlands and the Island of Skye where the weather was very good. To make the journey by train between SKYE and Inverness then on to Banff in the north of Scotland and to see the coastlines, and castles as well as the whisky trail. To finish, we stayed 2 days in Edinburgh and this ended our holiday on a high note because the city is very dynamic, rich in architecture and has many places of visit.

With regard to the rental of Linksfield Farmhouse, we found it perfectly equipped and very comfortable. Not forgetting its pleasant location close to the sea and the city. The only issues for us were the absence of second toilet/shower room and no internet connection. This would have been useful to research places of interest to visit, these are small issues though.

To finish, we will have very good memories of Scotland and Scots: we found this country serene and beautiful with the people welcoming and friendly.

* ***


Pour répondre à votre mail et comme nous l’avons inscrit sur le livre d’appréciations, nous avons passé une excellente semaine sur Banff .

Plus globalement nos 15 jours resteront un très bon souvenir, le choix de nos lieux de séjour nous a permis à partir de FORT WILLIAM ( notre 1ère semaine ), de visiter les Highlands et l’Ile de Skye ( au cours de cette semaine le temps fut très beau ) et de faire le voyage en train entre SKYLE et Inverness puis de BANFF le nord de l’Ecosse et les côtes ainsi que la route des Châteaux et du whisky …. Pour finir nous sommes restés 2 jours sur Edimbourg ce qui clôtura positivement nos vacances car cette ville est très dynamique, riche en architecture et en lieux de visites .

Pour ce qui concerne plus précisément votre location, nous l’avons trouvé très confortable et parfaitement équipées, sans oublier sa situation agréable près de la mer et de la ville : la seule petite réserve que nous faire est l’absence d’un second WC/salle d’eau … et surtout la non connexion à internet qui est pratique lorsque l’on circule pour rechercher les points d’intérêts… : ceci reste malgré tout marginal !

Pour finir, nous garderons un très bon souvenir de l’Ecosse et des Ecossais : nous avons trouvé ce pays serein et bienveillant et la population accueillante et sympathique
Jun 2015
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Banff Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Room 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Large size bathroom with WC, wash hand basin, jacuzzi bath with shower and screen.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Golf
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Suitable for elderly or infirm; stair access to 1st floor bedrooms and bathroom. Towels (bath & hand) provided Bed Linen (pillow cases & duvet covers) provided


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Traditional farmhouse with fantastic views of the sea & countryside
average rating of 4.792453 based on 61 reviews

Very disappointing

  • 1 of 5

Location : On arrival we discovered there was a building site in the back yard less than 1 metre from the kitchen door. Rubble in the garden, clothes line down. The house is on a very busy road very difficult to cross. The owner failed to mention any of this on the website.

The house : stained carpets, lack of pots and pans in bad condition.

Beds comfortable though.

On phoning the owner on arrival he offered to reimburse us if we wanted to leave but this was obviously impossible with a family of 6 with small children. He was not appologetic about renting this house under such conditions. The house is up for sale and we don't think it should still be up for holiday rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rhona, Firstly, I'm disappointed that you were disappointed. I didn't feel it was necessary to mention the works next door as I believed, and still do, that it has little or no impact on visitors staying at the house. During your stay it was a local holiday weekend and there was virtually no activity taking place. Others visitors before and after have left positive feedback in our guest book that do not reflect your comments. That said, since your stay I've undertaken to advise enquirers of the site next door and have sent a photo to show more clearly what is going on; this allows potential visitors to make up their own minds. I apologise for the issues you raised concerning the rubble and the clothes line. I guess I anticipated (wrongly) that you would not need the clothes line given the duration of your stay (3 days). There was an indoor dryer rack that you could have used instead. The clothes line has since been reinstated and the rubble removed. The house was handed over to you in a clean and pristine condition, though I did observe a small stain on the carpet at the top of the staircase; this has since been cleaned. I must say you left the house absolutely spotless when you departed; thank you for this. The location of the house in relation to the road can be seen on "google maps" on our web page and no-one has raised this as an issue in all the time we have been renting since 2010. I really don't accept your comment relating to lack of kitchen utensils; indeed many have commented how well stocked the kitchen is, making it a "home from home". When you called me, I did not feel I was not apologetic; there was little I could do at that stage to alleviate your concerns apart from offering you a full refund. The fact the house is up for sale has absolutely no impact whatsoever on letting the property as a holiday home; indeed many improvements and considerable redecoration has taken place. Overall I believe the comments are unfair and do not provide a true reflection of Linksfield Farmhouse. Your review highlights many negatives and I can't believe there weren't many positives. ****** FUTURE GUESTS:- For anyone considering renting the property, 1 poor review out of 53 over 7 years with an average of 5 stars doesn't make it a bad place to stay.
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The Property was wonderful and the location excellent. everything was as described. We visited a lot of beautifull spots like Banff Beach ,Cullen McDuff, Portknockie( Bow fiddle Rock) ,Pennan , gardenstown and a lot more places worth visiting. This was by far one of our best Holliday and we will definitely come back. The House have everything you need. Communication with the Owner Jim was Perfect. i would recommend this Property anytime.

Greetings from Germany

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect, Private lovely getaway from it all!!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!!! Our stay was absolutely brilliant, the farmhouse had everything you could ever need for your stay, weather was great so we were in the garden most of the time enjoying plenty barbecues, views of the sea were amazing with wonderful sunsets, I would have no hesitation in recommending Linksfield Farm to all my family and friends😀😀

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive comment. You certainly got the best of the summer weather during your stay.
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  • 4 of 5

Very happy with cottage , house had everything a family could need for a holiday . Very close to beach , kids 5 and 11 loved it

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Linksfield Farmhouse, Banff

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this farmhouse. It is in an ideal location - walkable distance from Banff town centre and straight across the road from the beach. Beautifully kept beach. There is also a good coastal path for walkers. The cottage is well equipped in every room, very clean and is very comfortable. Lovely bay window with a chaise longue looking out to see. A favourite spot with my family. There is a lovely garden at the front. Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone who likes that rural feeling, but with many amenities on their doorstep. The children enjoyed the surfing lesson, and we also visited a couple of NTS properties too as well as visiting some other nearby towns/villages. I liked the fact that the owner sends you a welcome text to check that everything is fine with the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad you had a good time in and around Banff. It's the first time I'm aware that one of my visitors tried the surfing..well done
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Fantastic farmhouse with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic traditional farmhouse with stunning views of sea & countryside. A very relaxing and comfortable place to stay well maintained and well equipped. The window seat in the lounge without doubt the best seat in the house overlooking the sea.For those not so lucky to get the window seat the lounge has a large TV, and there is wifi. The kitchen is ideally laid out & well equipped should you choose to eat at home and make the most of the farmhouse. If your on full relaxation mode then there are lots of places to eat out with a range of options but you shouldn't go to the seaside without enjoying fish & chips.

Banff is easily accessible to Aberdeen Inverness & Elgin. There are numerous attractions and activities for all ages. Strongly recommend a drive around the coastal route visiting the lovely villages of Cullen Portsoy Pennan & Crovie. Elgin Cathedral is also well worth a visit and if you like a dram there are numerous distilleries you can sample.

Great communication and customer service from the owner. It did not come as surprise to read in the guest book that one family had stayed in the farm house on six occasions, which speaks volumes itself. We would also highly recommend staying in the Linksfield Farmhouse and hope to return soon.Lovely home from home and beautiful part of the world to explore.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Aberdeen International , Dyce (ABZ)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Banff Springs Hotel, Golden Knowes Road
Nearest Ferry
46 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.25 Miles
Duff house Royal
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Nearest Motorway
123 Miles
Perth (M90)
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Banff Springs Hotel, Golden Knowes Road
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Lecht Ski Centre, Strathdon
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Inverboyndie Beach (Award Winning)
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 Banff & Macduff harbours 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 ( 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 ( 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....

CLOSEST TO LINKSFIELD FARMHOUSE ARE; ... (1) Lecht near Alford at 55 miles (,... (2)Cairngorm near Aviemore at 76 miles ( and... (3) Glenshee near Braemar at 81 miles (


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Banff Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter-Spring Off Peak
Jan 21 2017 - Jul 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn-Winter Off Peak
Sep 3 2017 - Dec 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Xmas - New Year
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover day is 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 pr

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