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Burghead Cottage - a Restored Fisherman's Cottage on the Moray Firth

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage near site of Old Pictish Fort, harbour, woods and beach

Burghead Cottage is a fisherman’s cottage built in 1857. With 2 bedrooms and 2 living areas it will comfortably sleep 4. Recently refurbished it provides bright and airy accommodation just a stone’s throw from the site of the old Pictish Fort, the harbour and the stunning sands of Roseisle Beach. Burghead is a small village on a promontory, with 3 pubs, a convenience store, chemist and coffee shop. It is ideal, not just for a beach or dolphin spotting holiday, but also for touring the Malt Whisky and Castle trails, as well as longer day trips to places such as the Cairngorms National Park, Culloden or Inverness.

With a large living/dining area as well as a separate lounge, a king size double and a twin room, four people can easily feel at home here. We can also provide a cot or an extra camp bed for those with young families. The enclosed garden means the cottage is also ideal for those with well behaved dogs.

At a glance:

Lounge: 2 three-seater leather sofa’s, coffee table, flat screen TV with freeview and DVD player, CD/Radio with iPod docking station, gas ‘coal effect’ burning stove.

Kitchen: Fitted kitchen with oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils, washing machine (tumble drier in shed!) ironing board and iron, vacuum cleaner.

Dining/Living area: Open plan to kitchen with table with 6 chairs, 2 two-seater leather sofa’s, coffee table.


Master Bedroom: King Size double bed with luxury linen and duvet, bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers, full length mirror, built in wardrobe, radio alarm clock.

Twin Bedroom: Antique twin beds with bedside table and lamp, radio alarm clock, chest of drawers, full length mirror, built in wardrobe.

Bathroom: Brand new 3 piece suite with separate power shower

Garden: There is a small enclosed garden with patio area, table and chairs, and a garden shed to store the barbeque ready for those long summer evenings.

More Details

Mrs Wendy Clements
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Mrs Wendy Clements

Having grown up in Leicester, about as far away from the sea as you can get, then working abroad for 10 years, my husband and I decided it was time to 'move to the country' not long after we married. The North East of Scotland seemed ideal, with it's lack of midges, surprising number of sunshine hours, unspoilt country and coastline and a general lack of traffic. We have not been disappointed, having been up here for around 16 years now. In 2007 we decided we would like to share our new home and have't looked back since! Now, as well as looking after our 4 holiday cottages, I taxi my 11 year old twins to their various activities and go coastal rowing whenever I get a chance!

Mrs Wendy Clements purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Mrs Wendy Clements chose Burghead

Warm and cosy, well laid out. 2 minute walk to site of Pictish fort and visitor centre, with lovely views across the Moray Firth, harbour and Roseisle beach. Great place to walk your dog, if you have one! Close to Findhorn. Good base for touring whisky distilleries, or day trip to Inverness and Loch Ness or even Aviemore or Royal Deeside.

What makes this cottage unique

Watch the Burning of the Clavie, an annual fire festival celebrating the 'old' New Year (11th January) from the bedroom window!

Guestbook comments from the owner

On arrival to the cottage, the heating had been switched on, making it warm and cosy. We also found a welcome pack of basic food stuff to get you started - a very nice touch.The cottage is well equipped for all your needs. I must mention the beds sheets and mattresses are exceptional comfortably for a good night sleep. The house is in the center of the village only a two minute walk to the sea, local pub (Harbour inn) and local shops. My highest recommendation is that i am already making plans to book a two week vacation next year.
Jun 2016
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Burghead Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Camp bed or cot available on request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf


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Burghead Cottage - a Restored Fisherman's Cottage on the Moray Firth
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautifully appointed; a breathtaking location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is spacious, very well-appointed and just steps away from the beautiful Roseisle beach.The kitchen and bathroom are very modern, and the choice of sitting areas is very useful, if the family want to 'spread out'. Burghead has the sea on three sides, so when one steps outside the front door you can see the waves all around you! The cottage is a very short walk from a characterful, local friendly pub, The Harbour Inn, and the historic fort and well. The harbour is a very interesting working fishing environment one can stroll along, amongst all the fishing nets and lobster pots on the sides. The COOP is a fully stocked mini supermarket, so one does not need to drive anywhere else for shopping. It was a lovely, relaxing stay, totally un-touristy, huge, sweeping empty beaches and lots of lovely sea air! Do make sure you take in the glorious sunsets over the bay.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Super holiday cottage in Burghead

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here in the week after Christmas. The cottage was immaculately presented with every conceivable luxury you could need for a holiday. Most importantly in winter, the cottage was lovely and warm with fires in the main rooms to be extra cosy. There were two televisions, a fabulously well-equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds and a power shower as well as a bath. We couldn't really take advantage of the little garden but it would be lovely in summer with outdoor furniture and a patio to sit out. The owners really care for the property and are very friendly and helpful. The price charged is very good value for the high standard of property. All in all, we loved our stay here. Burghead itself was very picturesque. There is a little shop down the road selling everything you might need, several pubs and a sweet little harbour. Everyone was very friendly and the village was lovely and peaceful. Would highly recommend Burghead Cottage as a comfortable and cosy base for a holiday in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2010
  • Stayed: December 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Burghead Cottage was all that it promised to be. The facilities, the decor and the location could not be faulted.

Within a five minute walk were open views across the Firth, a very friendly local - the Harbour Inn - which does very good meals, the harbour with friendly seals and even a butty van to get that early morning bacon roll after walking the dog along wide empty beaches....we're going back for more in 2010. We can sum up Burghead Cottage in just two words....GO THERE.....

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Holiday at Burghead

  • 5 of 5

A very well equipped cottage with all the comforts of Home.

Well placed for walking locally or a short drive to most of the regions attractions. We particularly enjoyed walking along the beach of an evening which seemed to be a popular evening activity with many others.

I would definately recomend this cottage to anyone who is used to a high standard of accommodation.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Visit the ruins of Elgin Cathedral ‘Lantern of the North’, once second in importance only to the cathedral at St Andrew’s. Get an insight into Scottish history with a local perspective at Elgin Museum, one of the oldest in the country. See the collection of vintage cars and motor cycles at Moray Motor Museum. Follow the Malt Whisky Trail and taste the 'water of Life'. Visit Cawdor or Brodie Castles or explore the ruins of Duffus Castle, with its old motte and bailey - also a great vantage point if the fighter jets are taking off from RAF Lossiemouth. Visit The Loft Live Music, Bistro and Outdoor Activities. Go Horse Riding. Baxters Highland Village for some shopping, a bowl of their famous soup, and a pancake with ice cream and toffee sauce…..

Visit the only mill in Scotland to transform fibre to finished product at Johnstons Cashmere Visitor Centre and Shop (also good for homebakes!!) The kids will love the WDCS Wildlife Centre at Spey Bay where you may sight the local dolphins.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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