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Cosy Fisherman's Cottage With Private Garden And Sea View

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Findochty Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage in Findochty, Nr. Cullen, Grampian, Scotland - Peaceful Location, Right By A Small Secluded Beach - Ideal For Families And Romantic Breaks

The cottage is cosy and quirky, with a modern touch. With a stunning coastline right on the doorstep, there are many walks and places to explore. Just 90 minutes drive from Inverness, Aberdeen and the Cairngorms you can experience the city, mountains and fantastic beaches all in one holiday! The dolphins are seen regularly during the summer and the cottage makes an excellent base for exploring the area - there is plenty to do from castles, golf, whisky distilleries, wildlife watching, or just simply building sandcastles! The cottage is the perfect place to escape and totally relax in this quiet village. Findochty (locally pronounced Finechty) oozes character. Wander around the higgly piggledy narrow streets with the many multi-coloured houses to appreciate the real charm of this traditional Scottish village. We love Findochty, we think you will too.

See TripAdvisor for recent reviews:

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Clare Lock
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Clare Lock

Hello! We relocated to north east Scotland over 7 years ago from Oxford, and love it! The great outdoors, scenery, people and wildlife have us totally hooked. Being able to see dolphins on your doorstep is a magic experience and makes us smile - no matter how many times we see them! We think other people will love this area as much as we do so have taken on two very run down properties and turned them into something special for other people to enjoy... You can't help but relax and chill out the minute you arrive in Findochty.

Clare Lock purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Clare Lock chose Moray

Findochty is a really picturesque village, with quaint harbour, colourful houses, good amenities and friendly locals. It's such a relaxing place to be you'll feel a million miles away from anywhere. The walks along the coast are wonderful as are the deserted sandy beaches. We love wrapping up on a blustery day to marvel at the huge waves and power of mother nature. We regularly see the dolphins and have been lucky enough to see minke whales along this stretch of coastline too.

The nearby gannet colony is definitely worth a visit as is the Scottish Dolphin Centre, where you stand a good chance of seeing dolphins and the resident osprey.

Steve loves playing golf and we're lucky enough to be surrounded by golf courses - if we weren't renovating houses I'd be a true golf widow!

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is really quirky and very cosy, even on the wildest of days. Wandering down to the beach first thing in the morning with a steaming mug of tea is a real treat, as is having a beach BBQ whilst building sandcastles and having a paddle! The small beach is ideal for launching kayaks from, and there are some ideal spots for a bit of fishing.

There is wi-fi in the cottage and we supply an excellent welcome pack so you don't have to venture far on your first day. Tesco and Asda both do home delivery - just order before you leave home!

We want our guests to feel at home from the minute they arrive and start enjoying the delights this fantastic area has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have thoroughly enjoyed staying in your delightful little cottage. It was like a home from home for us. Can't believe all the little extras that you guys have thought about for your guests staying. It's the small things in life that are the best. Thank you so much your house is outstanding 5 star+.

Kristen, Chris, Sasha-Jane and Joshua, South Korea

This has been a wonderful first family holiday in this beautiful place. We have enjoyed building sandcastles, collecting shells, paddling, eating ice cream and building some more sandcastles!Our daughter wants to come back here for every holiday for evermore!

Jon, Heather and Rosanne Watkins, Tillicoultry

Thank you for a lovely relaxing week. We spent our first wedding anniversary here and have had a wonderful time. Leon played Strathlene Golf Course, it is a stunning links course! Loch Ness is well worth a day trip for beautiful views. Rockpool Café in Cullen is fantastic and there is a lovely beach.

The Dempsey's, Rutland
Jan 2013
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Strathlene Golf Club


The cottage is situated right by a small, secluded sandy beach perfect for kids, sand castle building, fishing and a BBQ. At the end of the road is a larger, sandy beach that is great for rockpooling - for big and little kids alike!


Findochty is located equ-distance from Aberdeen and Inverness airports, both a 90 minute drive away. Cheap flights are available with EasyJet and FlyBe from UK airports. The nearest railway station is Keith or Elgin, both 30 minutes drive. A car is highly recommended.


Portknockie - 2 miles

Cullen - 4 miles

Buckie - 3 miles

Elgin 22 miles

Aberdeen - 60 miles

Inverness - 60 miles

Further Details:

Findochty is a picturesque fishing village dating back to as early as the 1400's. It used to be a busy fishing port, but the harbour is now home to leisure boats and used for pleasure. The village has an excellent pub serving meals, a convenience store, chemist and post office.

Buckie is the nearest town with all the usual amenities - banks, Lidl, Tesco and a good selection of local shops.

See Trip Advisor for our reviews:


Rates & Availability

Findochty Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year 2016
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Off Peak 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter/Spring 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A £100 deposit (non refundable) to secure the dates, with the balance due 6 weeks before arrival. A £10 supplement is charged for pets.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover - 10am arrival, 4pm departure
Flexible changeover days and short breaks available off-peak only - November to March only

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Findochty Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed Bedroom 2 two single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Outside: The garden is paved and on two levels, but not enclosed. It gets the sun all day making it perfect for lazy breakfasts and evening BBQ's. The bottom terrace has a table and chairs, the top terrace has two benches and a view of the sea. Whilst we've made the garden as safe as we can, due to the steps, children and animals should be supervised. Utility Room: The utility room is in an outbuilding with tumble dryer, ironing board, iron, BBQ, fishing nets, buckets and spades and folding garden chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided, including beach towels and 'doggy' towels. The cottage is cleaned between every rental and clean towels and bedding provided in the middle of two week rentals.

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