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Ellie-Ann Cottage in Gardenstown, Aberdeen City and Shire

323
  • £
  • $
per week
sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Ellie-Ann Cottage description

Holiday home
Ellie-Ann Cottage is a welcoming cottage in the seaside village of Gardenstown on the Moray Firth. The cottage has some lovely sea views, a double and a twin room, a well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area, and a sitting room. Outside is a seated terrace area with bench and sea views, up a set of steep stairs, and parking can be found on the roads around the cottage or in free car parks. The beach is just a few minutes' walk from Ellie-Ann Cottage, which is ideally placed for dolphin spotting on the Firth, visiting the smugglers' village of Pennan, or walking the glorious coastal path.

Area
The village of Gardenstown was founded in 1720 as a fishing village. Gardenstown borders a small bay with stunning scenery flanking both sides. The neighbouring village of Banff boasts a relaxing sandy beach and Duff House, an impressive Georgian mansion open to visitors and home to paintings and artefacts from the National Galleries of Scotland. Banff also has a good selection of shops, restaurants and hotels which serve a fine selection of local sea foods.

Region
From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Amenities
Electric storage heaters with oil radiator in sitting room. Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, PlayStation 2 with games, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking, plus two FOC car parks one min walk away. Seated terrace to rear of property. One well-behaved dog welcome, with up to date flea treatment. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk. Note: Property accessed via seven steps with no hand rail and several steep stairs without a rail to rear seating area.

Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near pub

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Reviews

Mr Scott
October 2014
Peace and quiet!
Mr Laing
October 2014
The people were very friendly and helpful. The surrounding area was amazing with fantastic cliffs and clean beaches and there was also plenty of wildlife in the local area.
Miss Irving
February 2016
Very comfortable stay for a peaceful relaxed break. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Mr Pitts
August 2015
A beautiful clean cottage in a superb location. It was a dream village - quiet and friendly. There was so much to visit and enjoy; from special Fish Chips to a Whisky Visit to savour, and castles, wildlife and open roads. We shall return.
Mrs Jordan
June 2015
The cottage and views were lovely. A very relaxing place.
Mrs Walker
October 2014
The cottage was very good!
Mr Gargan
May 2014
Location location location! An excellent, well-presented cottage in beautiful surroundings. The people were very friendly. There was lots to see and do and we had a thoroughly enjoyable week.
Mrs Gillies
May 2014
I had always wanted to spend a few days in a shore side cottage and really enjoyed this.
Mrs Soley-greensill
September 2013
Very well equipped house. Everything you could want and very clean.
Mrs Foster
August 2013
Near to beach, nice and quiet, and comfortable cottage.
Mr Teed
October 2012
The cottage is in a lovely spot and well furnished and supplied throughout.
Mr Lobban
December 2012
Clean and tidy property. Plenty to see and do in the area. We had a great week.
Mrs Jennings
April 2013
Very good cottage, plenty to see and do locally, whatever your age. Lovely little sandy beach and very quiet. Enjoyable time!
Mrs Reed
April 2014
The position of the cottage was excellent and it was so quiet. Cottage modern and well presented. The beach was great and clean and scenery fantastic. Locals very friendly.
Mr Stewart
May 2013
The cottage was very well furnished and presented very nicely, it felt very homely which is not easy to do with a holiday let. The location was stunning, very quiet and very tranquil. The cottage had all the amenities we needed to be able to relax and enjoy our holiday.
Mrs Mair
August 2012
Peaceful location, scenery, nice walks, friendly locals.
Mr Best
July 2012
A lovely property in an ideal location.
Mrs Hildebrand
July 2012
A wonderful cottage in a wonderful location- simply perfect!
Pamelamac1
November 2014
Warm cozy cottage in a stunning location, ideal for total relaxation. Take enough supplies so there's no need to use the car just stroll along the beach at low tide which ever way you choose. For the active ones take your bike or canoe but really why bother? Just chill x
GemCRod
April 2016
Lovely cottage with everything you need views amazing lots to do if you have a car. People are very friendly and so pleased we could take our staffy who loved running about the beach first thing in the morning. Cottage was very nice and super clean when we arrived
090248
April 2014
My choice was made online and based on description only. It lived up to expectations and more. Unusual and delightful seafront location (just behind sea facing cottage, but with sea view from small lounge and bedroom windows). Small gravel area with bench up behind the cottage and concealed washing line. Parking away from cottage, but manageable. Beach amazing and clean. Walks aplenty. Facilities good both in the cottage and in the village. Excellent restaurant and tea/craft room in harbour area open Thursday to Sunday. Locals and their dogs most friendly. If you like to get away from it all and have peace and quiet, this is it!
Guest
September 2012
The accommodation did exactly what it said on the tin the only down side was my wife wouldnt sit in the car whilst trying to park next to cottage right next to the sea wall would definately stay here again
Guest
September 2012
We enjoyed our stay at Ellie ann cottage. The setting was lovely, right next to the beach. Cottage was nice and clean when we arrived. Heating system was fine. We had a bit of bother with the hot water, however it was fixed at the beginning of the week. Kitchen was fine, not much room in the shower which is over the bath. No mobile phone signal until you get up to the top of the hill. Lovely walks around the area, we drove over to Cullen and other holiday villages nearby, again lovely walks. You need a car as it is fairly steep down to the beach front. The leaflets in the cottage about local amenties etc were out of date. 2 shops in the village, went up to the hotel for a meal, wasnt very good. Teas on the pier provided by the Fishermans Mission were lovely. Parking was OK, roads very narrow.
Guest
September 2012
Great little cottage, very private considering all the cottages are on top of one another,dont even try to park near it, just park at harbour saves on a lot of stress and only a two minute walk. It was spotlessly clean, everything you could want in kitchen and lots of towels for bathroom only slight moan that the shower was either burning or freezing, very hard to work and you cant stand under it you have to sit in the half bath with shower above you.
chs18
May 2013
A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Scotland. The cottage had everything you can ask for, it was very well equipped and the attention to detail was very good. The town the cottage was in was very friendly and the local people seemed very nice, we had a lovely experience from the lady in the Tourist Information Centre in Fraserburgh, very helpful indeed. The cottage description was not as accurate as we would have liked, for example the garden as described was a bench on some gravel, it wasn't very private at all. The bathroom had a very small bath with no handrails which for anyone with mobility issues would have made access very difficult. Parking was mentioned on the description as being ample but this is really not the case. Road access to the property is via the harbour wall which is quite narrow and parking here didn't really feel safe especially at high tide. In high season we feel the parking could be a major issue. Also the neighbours next door were a little noisy on occasions, children running around the side of the property and we did feel that they were intruding on our peace and quiet which is what made us choose this cottage over others. We enjoyed our stay in the cottage and we did leave feeling rested and refreshed but a few things do need to be addressed to make this cottage a much better holiday retreat.
Guest
December 2012
Elie anne Cottage is a comfortable, well appointed cottage with the beach literally a stones throw from the front door. We were there during a cold October week and it was really cosy. This part of Gardenstown (called "Seatown")is such a lovely spot. There is a tidal beach accessible by steps just yards from the front door and this links to a bigger beach accessible at all tides a few hundred yards further along. There is a lovely little pub with real ale and free wifi just a few minutes around the corner and great walks all around. This part of the aberdeenshire coast is a hidden gem with lots of great days out. We'll definitely be back. The drive along the sea front to the car park at the end is a white knuckle ride for the uninitiated, especially at high tide with the waves splashing up!
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