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    Portsoy Holiday Cottage, Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland, Scotland

    Driftwood Cottage, Cosy cottage in Portsoy close to historic harbour


    £350 - £600
    per week

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      Driftwood Cottage  (1/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Lounge, Image 2

      Lounge  (2/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, King size double bedroom, Image 3

      King size double bedroom  (3/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Garden detail, Image 4

      Garden detail  (4/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Shower room, Image 5

      Shower room  (5/23)

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      Roof top view from the decking  (6/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Summer house complete with fridge!, Image 7

      Summer house complete with fridge!  (7/23)

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      Driftwood Cottage  (8/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Looking down Church St towards the sea, Image 9

      Looking down Church St towards the sea  (9/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, King size double bedroom, Image 10

      King size double bedroom  (10/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Children's twin bedroom (low ceilings!), Image 11

      Children's twin bedroom (low ceilings!)  (11/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Gone to the Beach!, Image 12

      Gone to the Beach!  (12/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Well equipped kitchen with door to courtyard, Image 13

      Well equipped kitchen with door to courtyard  (13/23)

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      Courtyard by the back door  (14/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Decking, Image 15

      Decking  (15/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Coastline in the mist, Image 16

      Coastline in the mist  (16/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Sunset, Image 17

      Sunset  (17/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Old harbour during the Boat Festival, Image 18

      Old harbour during the Boat Festival  (18/23)

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      New harbour during the Boat Festival  (19/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, The historic old harbour, Image 20

      The historic old harbour  (20/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Coastline, Image 21

      Coastline  (21/23)

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      Coastline  (22/23)

    • Driftwood Cottage, Dolphin statue, Image 23

      Dolphin statue  (23/23)

    Driftwood Cottage

    Cottage Ref: 13386

    • Sleeps 4
    • Self Catering
    • 2 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 1 Bathrooms
    • Pets Allowed
    • Beautiful harbour
      Summer house
      Welcome pack
    • Car not essential
      Changeover
      Saturday

    Nearest Airport: Aberdeen (46miles)

    Description

    Driftwood Cottage is our latest venture and we welcomed our first guests at the end of March 2019. I am pleased to say that they liked it as much as we do! Driftwood must be one of the prettiest cottages in Portsoy. It is often photographed, with it’s seaside theme and location all working in it’s favour!

    For me, apart from the location, the garden is one of the biggest attractions! There are not one, not two, but 3 terraces, as you climb the hill behind the cottage, with the view improving from each one! There is a barbeque area, plenty of seating, even a fish pond, and at the top, a ‘sitooterie’ (a summer house!), where you can sit out, enjoy your G&T (or cup of tea!) and look out over the higgledy piggledy roof tops of the historic conservation area and beyond that, out to sea.

    The cottage has a king size double bedroom, shower room, lounge and kitchen, all on the ground floor, with a twin room and children’s play area up some fairly narrow and steep stairs, so is suitable either for couples of those with young families. Of course, like all our cottages, we have good WiFi and your four legged friends are very welcome.

    Portsoy is a welcoming small town, with a lot going on for it’s size. It has a fantastic sense of community, with the caravan park, the 4 star Salmon Bothy museum, the Sail Loft Bunkhouse and the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival (celebrating it’s 21st anniversary this year!) all being run by the community for the community. It is centred around it’s 2 historic seventeenth century harbours, the area little changed in years, used as the film setting for the recent remake of Whisky Galore. The fishing industry has largely moved on, but you can often see the town’s two St Ayles skiffs rowing out from the harbour (and you will often find me out with them!)

    There are some fantastic walks round Portsoy, whether you walk westwards, past the old swimming pool carved out amongst the rocks, along the rugged coastline towards Sandend (pronounced ‘Sanine’) or further along to Findlater Castle, Sunnyside Beach and Cullen, or eastwards along the Coastguard’s path. There is the Shore Inn between the cottage and the harbours… and of course the award winning Portsoy Ice Cream shop.

    The Banffshire coast is one of the world’s outstanding coastlines, says the National Geographic. Natural beauty combines with plentiful wildlife – there are dolphins, seals, puffins and other seabirds in abundance, if you are lucky enough to see them. Fishing villages all along the coast perch on clifftops, or crouch precariously at the water’s edge, with the oldest houses built gable-end on to the weather and the waves.

    In the summer, the light up here is special, days are near endless. Winter skies are dark and starry and – with a bit of luck – you might even see the Northern Lights!

    We hope you will visit Driftwood, our latest cottage, and discover this often overlooked corner of the North East of Scotland for yourselves!

    Location of holiday rental in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland

    Holiday Type: Beach, Rural, Historic/Sightseeing, Family
    Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Cycling/Mountain Biking
    Nearest Airport: Aberdeen
    Inverness
    Edinburgh
    46miles
    58miles
    121miles
    Nearest Railway Station: Keith 12miles
    Nearest Beach: Portsoy Links 500m
    Nearest Pub/Restaurant: Shore Inn 50m

    Location description

    In the pretty conservation area of Portsoy

    Other activities

    Surfing

    Local events

    Scottish Traditional Boat Festival 20/21 June 2020

    Tourist attractions

    Duff House, MacDuff Marine Aquarium, Fyvie Castle, Glenglassaugh Distillery, Findlater Castle

    Directions

    Come into Portsoy on the A98. Turn down the hill towards the sea into Church Street. Driftwood Cottage is on the right just before the road narrows.

    Aberdeen and Inverness airports are both serviced by budget airlines and have car hire.

    Accommodation, Facilities and Services

    Suitability: No Smoking, Pets Allowed
    General: Central heating, Internet Access, Stairgate, Beach equipment, Hairdryer
    Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
    1 Double/s, 1 Twin/s
    Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom/s
    1 Shower/s, 2 Wash basin/s, 2 Toilets/s
    There is an outside toilet
    Lounge: Seating for 4 people
    Radio, Large screen TV, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films
    Dining Area: Seating for 4 people
    Dining table in the kitchen
    Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Ironing board, Iron
    Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board are in the bathroom
    Outdoors: Private garden, Terrace, Patio table, Patio chairs
    Summerhouse on the top terrace with electricity, so there is a fridge to keep your beer or tonic cold, and a kettle in case tea is your drink of choice!
    Access: Car not essential, Off road parking, Stairs
    A car is highly recommended to make the most of your holiday. There is a double decker bus ("get a bonnie view fae the top deck!") which goes from Elgin via Cullen, Sandend, Portsoy and Banff to Aberdeen
    Services: Linen provided, Towels provided

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    Reviews submitted by the advertiser

    Ideal location in the town. Old property but well maintained. Good facilities. Obviously money had been spent bringing every thing up to date. All equipment up-to-date and working well. Would stay here again.
    Keith, May 2019

    Rates

    Price quoted in £ Sterling
    Period Weekly Weekend per night Midweek per night Minimum Stay
    Low Season - 4 Jan - 27 March 2020 £350£75£70 3 Days
    Spring - 28 March - 1 May £450-- 7 Days
    Early summer - 2 May - 3 July £525-- 7 Days
    High summer - 4 July - 4 Sept £600-- 7 Days
    Autumn - 5 Sept - 1 Nov £525-- 7 Days
    Low Season 2 Nov - 18 Dec £350£75£70 3 Days
    Festive Season - 18 Dec - 4 Jan 2021 £575£100£100 4 Days

    Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

    Deposit/Booking Notes

    20% deposit on reservation. Balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. Payment accepted by bank transfer, Paypal or cheque.

    Supplement of Ł10 per dog

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    Owner Details

    Contact Wendy Clements

    Owner Name:
    Wendy

    Property Ref:
    13386

    Languages Spoken:
    English, Dutch, French

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    07919 443183

    Owner joined website:
    1 July 2009

    Property listed since:
    16 September 2019

    Link to owners website:
    www.moraycoastcottages.com/useful-links/

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    Contact Wendy Clements

    Owner Name: Wendy

    Property Ref: 13386

    Languages Spoken: English, Dutch, French

    Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone: 07919 443183

    Owner joined website: 1 July 2009

    Property listed since: 16 September 2019

    Link to owners website: www.moraycoastcottages.com/useful-links/

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    Driftwood Cottage

    Cottage Ref: 13386

    • Sleeps 4
    • Self Catering
    • 2 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 1 Bathrooms
    • Pets Allowed
    • Beautiful harbour
      Summer house
      Welcome pack
    • Car not essential
      Changeover
      Saturday

    Nearest Airport: Aberdeen (46miles)


    £350 - £600
    per week

    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Wendy

    Property Ref:
    13386

    Languages Spoken:
    English, Dutch, French

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    07919 443183

    Owner joined website:
    1 July 2009

    Property listed since:
    16 September 2019

    Link to owners website:
    www.moraycoastcottages.com/useful-links/

    Please mention theholidaylet.com and be aware of time differences if making contact by phone.

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