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Camrose Cottage - Spacious Seaside Getaway with Private Enclosed Garden

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage in Cullen, Grampian, Scotland - Village Amenities Only Steps Away and a 10 Minute Walk to the Harbour, Beach and Cullen Golf Club

Camrose Holiday Cottage is a modern 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bathroom cottage with a private garden and patio centrally located in the Royal Burgh of Cullen a charming and historic village on the Moray Firth in Scotland. This spacious and comfortable home was built in the traditional style but has a unique split level interior design. Camrose provides easy access to both the village and its amenities as well as the harbour, beach and Cullen Golf Club which are only a 10 minute walk away. The coastal trail east will take you through incredible scenery with opportunities to view of variety of wildlife en route to the ruins of Findlater Castle. Dolphin watching, boating, fishing, surfing, walking and cycling are just a few of the many activities available to holidaymakers in this area.

Selma & Rob Nicol
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Selma & Rob Nicol

The Owners of this special property are Selma and Rob Nicol. We are both Canadian, although Rob grew up in Buckie which is a short distance from Cullen. We met in Canada in 1991 and eventually married in Scotland in 1998 at Eilean Donan Castle (very romantic!) and moved to a lovely little farmhouse just outside of Buckie on the Moray Coast. I nursed at the local hospital and Rob had an upholstery business. In 2005 family obligations necessitated a return to Canada but we continued to regularly return to Scotland to visit family with the intention of some day moving back. After relocating to the area in 2012 we purchased Camrose in the autumn of 2013 and spent several months renovating it to it's current high standard. We are very pleased with the result and think our guests will agree it is a lovely comfortable home away from home.

Selma & Rob Nicol purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Selma & Rob Nicol chose Cullen

We had a very successful first year with our other Cullen property, Hill Crest Holiday Cottage, which is also listed on Owner's Direct. We love Cullen and so do our guests so when an opportunity to purchase a second property came our way we couldn't resist. Camrose is a unique property with something different to offer from Hill Crest but in the same delightful setting.

What makes this cottage unique

The location of Camrose within Cullen is ideal. Restaurants and shops are only footsteps away and the surrounding countryside only a few minutes more


Cullen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Family WC bathroom with bath/shower over, 1/2 bathroom with WC and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with bunk bed. All 3 bedrooms have elevated views over the village and surrounding countryside.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Camrose is a modern and comfortable family home with a private garden and great views in a convenient location for all amenities of the village. Camrose is a no smoking holiday home. Some pets considered. Please contact the owner for more information. Outside: Camrose has a private garden with a patio and sheltered outdoor seating at a table which seats 6 to 8 people. A charcoal barbecue is also provided for those warm summer days. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer are contained in a separate area within the Sun Lounge. A drying rack, iron and ironing board are also available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linens and beach towels are included. All linens are Egyptian cotton and duvets are filled with goose down. The property is thoroughly cleaned at changeover but arrangements may be made for an additional linen change or cleaning for extended stays. Other: Camrose also has a Sun Lounge overlooking the back garden with views of the village and Cullen's famous viaduct. The room has an extendible dining table as well as additional soft seating. The back garden and patio can be accessed from this room.


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Camrose Cottage - Spacious Seaside Getaway with Private Enclosed Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Perfect accommodation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two daughters stayed at at Camrose for a week. Selma and Rob have created a lovely get-away place. All the little touches that make house a home they have included. The home is beautifully decorated, completely equipped with everything guests may need with lots of thoughtful touches like throw blankets for the living room, sand toys by the front door for kids and well appointed and comfortable bedrooms. Even the outdoor space is lovely and welcoming. The home has a great location, being a very short walk in to the town square with several restaurants, shops and ice cream shop. The house is also just a short walk to the sea. We would certainly stay here again when in Cullen.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very grateful to all of the guests that take the time to review their stay at either of our cottages. Camrose is a gem of house and we feel lucky to have it and be able to share it with visitors to this beautiful area. We hope to see you again for another visit in the future. Best wishes, Selma & Rob
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Could not be faulted.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well equipped house. Everything was provided. ...even a welcome basket of “goodies” in the kitchen and toiletries in the bathroom. The house was so tastefully decorated with a fully equipped modern kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you felt Camrose was beautiful (we rather think so too) and met all of your needs for a comfortable and pleasant holiday. We hope to see you again some time. Selma & Rob
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  • 5 of 5

Love Cullen and loved this beautiful holiday home! Thoughtful extras throughout the house truly made it a home from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are pleased you enjoyed both Camrose and Cullen and would love to have you back again any time for another visit. Selma & Rob
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An exceptional holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Camrose Cottage was a superb holiday rental. All the furnishings and appointments were first rate from the kitchen supplies to the quality linens. The owners went above and beyond to welcome us with a welcome basket of treats and fresh flowers. The house is spacious and comfortable and very clean. We had a great time there and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Camrose. Camrose is a very comfortable home away from home and we take pride in presenting it to our guests in the best possible way. We enjoyed having you stay and hope to see you again for another visit in the future. Selma & Rob
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A small piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Everything is thought of in this gorgeous property. It feels like a boutique hotel! From the fluffy towels, to the robes to books and magazines and games.....

The welcome pack was such a lovely thought and much appreciated after the journey.

I am sure we will be back at this property again

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really enjoy the positive feedback and are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage. We look forward to your next visit! Best wishes, Selma & Rob
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Perfect location for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage. Very warm welcome and a beautyful and more then complete equipped home.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again for your next Scottish holiday. Best wishes, Selma & Rob
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Car: recommended


Cullen Beach is a 10 minute walk or a 5 minute drive from Camrose. This beautiful sandy beach is a favourite of locals and visitors alike. The coastal trail to the east of Cullen will take you to the ruins of Findlater Castle. The trail to the west will take you along the coastline towards the fishing villages of Portknockie and Findochty.


Walking is appropriate in the village but a car is recommended for outings further away. Car rentals are available in neighbouring towns. There are local buses which travel between the towns. There is a train station 11 miles away in the town of Keith. The airports are located in Inverness or Aberdeen with approximately the same length of journey to each (50 miles).


Portsoy - 5 miles

Banff - 11 miles

Buckie - 6 miles

Elgin - 23 miles

Aberdeen & Inverness - 50 miles each (airports)

Keith - 11 miles

Further Details:

Amenities within Cullen are only steps away from Camrose. A small grocery store, bank, post office, chemist, GP's surgery, several cafes, pubs, fish & chip shop, Indian restaurant, Chinese takeaway and the local well known ice cream shop are minutes from your door. A variety of antique shops as well as the local library are also available. The Tourist Information centre is open from June through August to assist visitors to the area. There are several larger towns within a 10 to 30 minute drive along the coastline with a wide variety of resources and activities available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is due at the time of booking with the balance due 4 weeks before the holiday. If a booking is made less than 4 weeks before the holiday the full rent is due immediately. Deposits are non-refundable for cancellations less than 4 weeks before the holiday. Should the property, subsequent to booking, become unavailable through any cause, the owner's liability is limited to the repayment of any rent already paid.

Changeover day is flexible with arrivals at 4:00 p.m. and departures by 10:00 a.m. On occasion we may be able to offer earlier access and will let guests know the week of their holiday whether this is feasible. Otherwise, guests are requested not to arrive before 4:00 p.m. to allow cleaning and maintenance to be completed. Keys will be provided on arrival.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks will be considered during non-peak periods with a minimum three night stay. We reserve the right to offer late deals on unsold breaks at reduced prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.