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Stunning Family House With Private Garden And Panoramic Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

House in Findochty, Nr. Cullen, Grampian, Scotland - Peaceful Location, Short Walk To The Harbour And Small Beach - Ideal For Families

The house is a home from home, where you'll relax from the minute you arrive. 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 house 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 house is the perfect place to escape and totally relax in this quiet village. Findochty (locally pronounced Finechty) oozes character. Wander around the highly 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.

Recent reviews can be found on Tripadvisor

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Property Manager
Clare Lock
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Clare Lock

Hello! We relocated to north east Scotland over 10 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 house in 2011

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 house unique

The house was in a right old sorry state when we bought it, having lain empty for a number of years. We've totally renovated it to a high standard to make it a relaxing home from home. We want you to relax the minute you walk through the door!

There is wi-fi in the house 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 enjoy the delights this fantastic area has to offer and hope they love it as much as we do!

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a wonderful house to stay in and relax. The home is beautiful and all your hard work is evident in the quality of the finish. We will certainly recommend a stay here to others. Many thanks for the goodies in the welcome pack, and we thoroughly enjoyed your company when you visited. We just wish your house was a little closer to Australia (but Liz says she wishes all of Findochty was). All the best to you both.

A week of golf on the beautiful 'Links' of Moray. Great to return each day to this fantastic house with baths and showers for all. Having seen the 'shell' in January whilst staying at Duke Street we are amazed with the finished result. Such a lovely house. Congratulations to Clare and Steve. xx
Apr 2013
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Findochty House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Downstairs shower room with toilet Upstairs family bathroom with shower over bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 kingsize bed Bedroom 2 two single beds Bedroom 3 bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Outside: The garden is paved and has the most amazing views! It is not enclosed. It gets the sun all day making it perfect for lazy breakfasts and evening BBQ's at the large picnic bench. Whilst we've made the garden as safe as we can, due to the steps, children and animals should be supervised. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer Hoover, iron, ironing board, doggy towels, airer, buckets and spades Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided, including beach towels and 'doggy' towels. The house is cleaned between every rental and clean towels and bedding provided in the middle of two week rentals. Other: The dining room is the hub of the house with large oak dining table and six chairs, plus a comfy reading chair. With book shelves laden with all kinds of books, maps, tourist information and binoculars


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Stunning Family House With Private Garden And Panoramic Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Stunning house in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults, 2 kids, 1 small dog) had an excellent time for 5 days over New Year at this gorgeous house. It has been beautifully decorated and there are so many little extra touches from the owners. We especially loved the welcome hamper including a doggy treat. The house is immaculate and is very well equipped with all the utensils/trays/crockery for cooking a large meal as we did for New Year's Day. The highlight of our break was taking in the new year on the patio overlooking the harbour with a fantastic view of the Hogmanay fireworks. Many thanks to Clare and Steve for this fantastic holiday home from another Claire and Steve!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well cared for holiday cottage with everything you need and more.

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute of our stay, just wish we could of stayed longer than a week,the owners where very thoughtful in leaving a welcome pack and making us feel very welcome, we knew they where only a phone call away if we needed them and they also kept us informed of any activities going on in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best holiday let in the village

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house, sympathetically upgraded by the owners with tasteful decor and a cosy colour scheme. The view from the garden is lovely with stunning sunsets to enjoy. A lovely welcome pack on our arrival and plenty information on the house and activities/places of interest. Would love to revisit next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of Station Road. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and found the information in the welcome folder and tourism box useful. The cottage has been decorated and furnished to feel like a home from home - we're pleased you liked it! We really love this wee corner of Scotland and want people to enjoy it as much as we do. Hope to see you next year! Clare and Steve. :-)
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Another amazing week in our favourite holiday house!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit and we were just as pleased as last year with the property, it was as good as we remembered. The property itself is very well equipped and everything is of a high standard. We found the owners were very helpful and quick to respond to any queries.

The location really suited us with being only a short walk away from the beach and we found it very quiet and relaxing without feeling too remote.

We cannot find anywhere that matches the property, the location and the price, we would recommend it to anyone we know.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eleanor, Thanks for your review, and we're so glad you enjoyed your second stay at Station Road. It really is a great location with so much to do, whatever the weather decides to do! Hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best wishes, Clare and Steve
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  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Station Road and we hope it won't be our last. Immaculately presented and wanting for nothing, this property is easily one of the best we have ever stayed in

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed your second stay at Station Road and hope to see you back sometime soon! Clare and Steve
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  • 5 of 5

After almost 600 miles driving to Scotland,we were so pleased to arrive at such a beautiful house with such fantastic views. The house was well presented and exceptionally clean with everything necessary to make an extremely enjoyable stay. The house is also in a great location. Nothing negative to say!!!

Thank you for making our stay memorable!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Rates & Availability

Findochty House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
Off Peak
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 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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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Aberdeen or Inverness
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Admirals
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Strathlene Golf Course
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Keith or Elgin
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Admirals
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres


The house is situated a short walk from the harbour and several small, sandy beaches in the village. Perfect for kids, sand castle building, fishing and a BBQ.


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.


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