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Modern Fisherman's Cottage with Stunning Uninterrupted Views of the Moray Firth

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Findochty, Moray, Grampian, Scotland - Peaceful Location Directly Opposite Secluded Beach

This beautifully built modern property is directly opposite one of the best secluded sandy beaches in Findochty, and has stunning views of the Moray Firth. In the 1800's fishing was conducted from this natural inlet and this is also where the famous painting 'Home With The Tide' was painted by James Clarke Hook, which currently hangs in the Tate Gallery. The house provides the perfect place for relaxation and unwinding. Spend some time wandering through the historic fishing streets and walk along to the marina to watch it's creel and pleasure boats, then amble up to the cliff tops to take in the panoramic views or even a spot of dolphin watching! There are other beaches within easy walking distance and opportunities to be more active with cycling, golfing and sailing nearby.


Property Manager
Jacqui
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Jacqui

We live in Aberdeenshire and have been holidaying in the area for many years as we have family living nearby. We fell in love with Findochty after spending many family holidays here. Our house is a real home from home for us and we love spending time here. We hope you will enjoy it and Findochty as much as we do.

Why Jacqui chose Moray

We chose this property for its location as we all love to be beside the sea and you couldn't get much nearer than this! I can watch my kids playing on the beach from the house, they play there in the sun and in the snow! The view is great and I love that it is a very peaceful and calm location which is full of history. It's a great place to re-charge your batteries!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Valerie says: We loved our break at 1 The Hythe!

The location was great – fantastic sea views right across to the Black Isle and a great base for walking and travelling around the area.

The property itself was immaculately clean and tidy.

We would certainly return again, and definitely recommend it to family and friends.



Anita says: We really enjoyed our stay, the house was perfect, clean and well-equipped, and has the most amazing views to wake up to. We would definitely come back and highly recommend it for a peaceful getaway.



Kate says: Thank you for a wonderful week in your lovely house. What a great situation and I agree, the views from the windows on waking in the morning were fantastic.



Albert & Kath

We saw 1 The Hythe being renovated on a previous visit & thought what a wonderful place to stay,we were not disappointed.It is a perfect holiday location and beautifully kitted out. We would certainly recommend it to friends and hope to visit again later in the year. T
Oct 2010
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Modern Fisherman's Cottage with Stunning Uninterrupted Views of the Moray Firth
average rating of 4.827586 based on 30 reviews
5

Cozy, comfortable and well-equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this cottage. It was warm, comfortable and nicely decorated. Everything you need to cook for yourself is here. Great sea views.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Number 1 The Hythe was exactly as described. The cottage was clean, warm, welcoming and well equipped; it had everything we needed for our stay. In fact it was a bonus to even be in charge of our own heating temperature in the winter! The owner was very helpful too when we had a query about taking our dog and communication was prompt and friendly. The pictures on the website tell the truth (rare nowadays) and the area is as stunning as it looks; the views from the front windows will keep you occupied for hours.

Two small downsides: the fan in the (no window) bathroom is very noisy and there is not really any outside space as the garden is of little use. However this does not really matter when the beautiful beach is a mere step across the (very very) quiet road.

Definitely one to book.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Super cotttage and area , would love to stay again

  • 5 of 5

Lovely modern cottage with all you need for a home from home.

Amazing views especially from the bedroom windows.

Our children- age 10 and 12, loved being able to play on the small beach/ cove directly opposite (about 10 yards away) , there is a bigger beach about 3 mins walk away which we spent many hours skimming stones on. There are short and longer walks to do, a swimming pool at Buckie- 5 mins drive and a go Kart track about 30-40 mins away.

Also great lunch, coffees and milkshakes at Bijou by the sea- 1.5 miles away.

There is convenience store in the village, and a pub, but not much else. This was not a problem as we just stocked up when we were out and about. We loved the remoteness, fresh air and wonderful scenery everywhere.

Recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little cottage, great views, quiet location. We had a perfect week for recreation.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great cottage in fabulous Moray Coast

  • 4 of 5

We spent a great week on the Moray Coast during the first week in September, on our arrival we were delighted to see the cottage was as exactly portrayed in the advertisement. It was splendid inside and met all of our needs particularly as we were visiting with our Labrador dog. Ideally situated with a small bay directly opposite providing great views and wonderful sunsets over the sea.

We spent the days walking over the nearby cliff tops and beaches, the beach at nearby Cullen is exceptional,it was quiet and on some days deserted despite the fantastic late summer weather, our dog loved it.

The village of "Finechty" was smashing full of well cared for fisherman's styled cottages and pleasant harbour, everyone we met was welcoming and friendly. The nearby villages of Portknockie, Portsoy, Banff&Macduff, Gardenstown and Pennan were all visited and we enjoyed them all. We discovered some great pubs and restaurants and enjoyed the location of the Shore in Portsoy and the Pennan inn. The Gallery sea food restaurant at Whitehills harbour was fabulous,the menu there fantastic and food tastes delicious, well worth a visit or two. Also "Eat Mair Fish", a fish shop at Buckie harbour, great selection of fresh fish which also warrants repeated visits!

Our friends joined us for a couple of days and were as equ ally impressed with the cottage and surrounding area.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Hythe and Moray Coast and would recommend No.1 to our friends and colleagues.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Immaculate seaside cottage, ideal for a family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a wonderful, relaxing holiday in this lovely modern cottage. The beach in front of the house was a great place for the boys to play with sand ,sea and rock pools just seconds from the front door. The small bay would be an ideal place for toddlers.

We were lucky enough to be there on the hottest day of the year and spent a fantastic day on the beautiful Cullen beach just a few miles along the coast. Followed by a barbecue in front of the house with entertainment provided by dolphins , seals and a magnificent sunset . It was very special.

When not at the beach we enjoyed walks on the cliff top and up the Bin Hill for some great views across the Moray Firth.

The house itself is immaculate ,spacious and very comfortable. The owner,Jacqui gave us all the information we required and was very quick to help when we thought we had left something behind.

The whole family wants to go back next year.

As mentioned by others the Portknockie chip shop is a must.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Aberdeen
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
Admirals
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Strathlene
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Keith
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Kilometres
Admirals
Nearest Beach
The Hythe
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The property is directly opposite a lovely secluded beach which has picnic benches and a BBQ. There are many other sand and pebble beaches within easy walking distance, the largest being the East Beach, 150m from the property, accessed off Duke Street. There is also The Moray Firth Coastal Trail, a walking network of 470 miles of coastline taking in some of the most spectacular Scottish scenery. A section of The Moray Coastal Cycle Route links Cullen to Portgordon and passes through Findochty.

Travel:

Both Aberdeen and Inverness Airports are approx 60 miles from Findochty. The nearest train station is in Keith approx 20 mins away. The use of a car is recommended. Findochty is on the Aberdeen to Elgin coastal bus route.

Distances:

Within walking distance there is a restaurant/bar, post office, mini supermarket with off-licence, pharmacy, hairdresser and children's play park (top of Morven Crescent). Buckie and Cullen are approx 3 miles away in opposite directions. They have shops, supermarkets, restaurants, banks, crafts, swimming pool (Buckie). Elgin is the nearest city, approx half an hour drive, with all the usual amenities.

Further Details:

The Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Museum is worth a visit and they are very welcoming and friendly! Baxters Highland Village in Fochabers, is where you can stock up on local produce, see an original Baxter's shop and sample their delicious food hall. Johnston's of Elgin is a must to purchase beautiful Arran, Fair Isle or Cashmere garments, again with a great restaurant. Macduff Marine Aquarium features marine life from the Moray Firth and you can see the divers hand feed the fish. There are lovely walks at the Fochabers Winding Woods and the Bin Hill, nr Buckie to name but a few. For the kids there are soft play centres in Banff and Lhanbryde, a swimming pool in Buckie and a Leisure Centre in Elgin which has a pool with water slides and an ice rink amongst other things. There is also ten pin bowling and a soft play area at Bowl 2000 in Elgin. For Mountain Bikers - check out the Moray Monster Trails in Fochabers!

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Rates & Availability

Findochty House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jan-March 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$448
 
 
April-June 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$548
 
 
July-August
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$673
 
 
Sept-Oct 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$548
 
 
Nov-December
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$448
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $125

Booking Notes:
£100 per week (non refundable) deposit to secure your booking. Balance to be paid 5 weeks prior to let.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. The period of hire will be from 4pm on the day of arrival to 10am on day of departure, unless otherwise agreed.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Findochty House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Large downstairs bathroom with WC, wash basin, deep bath and over bath Grohe power shower. Heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 Max 4 Adults or 2 Adults 3 Children Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with oak king sized bed and folding down single bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 oak single beds. Both bedrooms have stunning views of the Moray Firth and the beach. Hairdryer.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: No smoking please. The property has full gas central heating and constant hot water which is included in the price. It is suitable for children and has it's own parking space. 1 well behaved dog welcome (not allowed on furniture) please advise on enquiry as a small cleaning surcharge may be applied. Outside: Small secure outside area to the rear which is suitable for securing outdoor equipment and clothes drying. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, duvets and linen provided, please supply own beach towels. The cottage is cleaned to a very high standard in between guests. Other: Large cupboard under the stairs containing various board and children's games and book exchange. Hanging space for coats and storage area.

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