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Failte in Portknockie, The Highlands

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sleeps 8
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Failte description

Holiday home
Failte is a lovely semi-detached cottage in the pretty coastal village of Portknockie. The cottage has two first floor bedrooms, a king-size double and a twin, along with a first floor snug with sofa bed. Downstairs is a super king-size double with en-suite shower room, a family bathroom, kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with woodburner. Outside is a patio with hot tub, furniture and a barbecue, and free parking can be found on the roadside on a first come, first served basis. Failte is very well placed for enjoying the harbour and amenities of Portknockie, as well as for heading out to explore the area's coastline, fishing villages, cycle trails and more.

The coastal village of Portknockie is situated on a cliff-top overlooking a natural harbour on the Moray Firth coast. Explore the cliff-tops, beaches and coves, or look out for dolphins, seals and sea birds. Nearby is the delightful town of Cullen and within driving distance is Elgin with its cathedral.

HIVE controlled gas central heating (underfloor in kitchen, en-suite and bathroom) with woodburning stove. Electric oven, 5-burner gas hob, combination microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one Ultra HD TV and one Smart TV, both with Freeview and BT Sport), Netflix, Blu-ray/DVD players, HD media players, Sonos sound system (in sitting room, kitchen, snug and master bedroom) with iPad mini for control and unlimited Napster subscription, PlayStation 3 with large selection of PS3 games, WiFi, selection of books, games and movies. Fuel, power and all fuel for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen, towels and beach towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Roadside parking for 3 cars beside cottage, on first come, first served basis. Enclosed patio with 6 seater hot tub, furniture and charcoal BBQ. Storage shed with 6 bikes and helmets provided. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Coast 2 mins walk.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near beach
  • Near golf
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near pub

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Mrs Pickering
August 2015
There were many thoughtful extras that the owner provided that just made it perfect. Never had such lovely touches before! Over 900 films! And a super king size bed!
Mrs Ledgerwood
October 2015
The cottage was more than we could have hoped for. Every last detail was covered. Absolute luxury. We will definitely be back!
Mrs Downs
June 2016
Cannot praise this holiday accommodation and the owners enough. It was like staying in a top class hotel at the fraction of the price. The hot tub, what can I say but FANTASTIC. Portknockie itself is lovely and peaceful with lovely welcoming locals, plenty of lovely walks and nearby towns to visit and the beautiful warm Failte to return home to at the end of the day.
Mrs Mclean
July 2016
The cottage really was a luxury home. In over 30 years of self-catering holidays, it is undoubtedly one of the best. We hope to return soon.
Mrs Wishart
July 2016
We had a great week. The house was a major factor in our enjoyment because it was so comfortable and well positioned. We had never visited this coast before but were blown away by its beauty and Port Knockie has some of the most stunning scenery in walking distance of the house. Our hosts made it clear that they were on hand to provide any assistance or support we required. All ran so smoothly that this was not necessary but it was lovely to know that they were there if needed.
Jon D
January 2017
This is one of the best holiday rentals we have stayed in, it was fully equipped with everything needed for a perfect break. It was immaculate on arrival along with a fully loaded welcome food hamper. This is an excellent family rental with everything needed for days in, such as sonos in the main rooms, a console for the kids in the den, a warming log wood burner, and a hot tub out back. We were amazed to find bikes and golf clubs in the shed also. The kitchen is well equipped for eating in, it is also located near a great fish and chip shop and a local store. The harbour is just down the road which has amazing views of the sea. This was our second visit and definitely won't be our last.
Gordon M
May 2016
Spent a great week at this property and although the weather wasn't great our teenage boys were fully entertained with the technology available in the cottage. Everything was finished to a high standard. Kitchen has everything you could need and more including a fantastic coffee machine which we wish we had at home. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area and the scenery is nothing short of spectacular. We would hope to return someday and would have no hesitation in recommending 'Failte' to anyone.
April 2016
Our group of 5 adults and 1 infant spent a week at this beautiful cottage. We felt comfortably housed with more than enough sleeping, dining and living space to accommodate us all. The cottage has been well cared for and has all the amenities you would expect in your own home and then some. These amenities and the owners attention to detail make this a 6 star rental in my eyes! It has a light and airy feel you come to long for at a coastal location. For travelers with children this is the place for you. Upon request there is a cot(aka playpen/pack and play) for your babe to sleep in. They have a pram(stroller) with a cozy "sleeping bag" insert, high chair and even enough bikes with baby seat for the whole family to go for a family outing. If a member of your party has a disability that restricts their access the cottage could still be the place for you. There is a master suite and bath on the main floor, as well as the living room. There are a few steps up into the kitchen which would restrict access. Its a short walk to the harbor. Make sure to stop by Bow fiddle rock and if you feel like a nice coastal walk then just keep walking to Cullen! You may even see some bottle nosed dolphins playing off shore, we did! The beach is long and lovely and the town of Cullen is a nice place to visit. If you keep to the coastal walk after Cullen you will come to some stone stairs and eventually to a little known ruined castle on the cliff side. Well worth the walk!
January 2016
We stayed for couple of weeks after bad storms in north east working for BT.Wullie could not do enough for us we were well looked after all the mod cons were great to many to mention but bikes were great addition we had bike run to buckie and back could not fault one thing about moray view.
February 2016
We were the first guests to Failte in July/August 2015 and loved EVERYTHING about this property. It really is first class accommodation with "no stone left unturned!" The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need for a fantastic holiday in the idyllic village of Portknockie, and so, so much more. My personal favourite as a self-confessed coffee snob is the fab Nespresso machine (which saves me taking my own on tour!), but most importantly the layout of the property, together with the decor and interior fittings of every room, were second to none with regard to quality and comfort. Our boys loved using the variety of bikes available at the property, and hooray for the fab free wifi too! Failte is only a few steps walk from one of the vantage points of Portknockie overlooking the beautiful harbour - a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Moray Firth! We'll be back, of course, and have already booked this property for two holidays in 2016, and are counting the hours until our next visit. You won't be disappointed, no way!
Kerry H
November 2015
This cottage was a real find and doesn't fail to impress with luxury furnishings and fittings and incredible attention to detail to make this a 5-star holiday. Wullie and Alison used special little touches and technological advances to turn this cottage holiday into a real treat ... especially for teenagers and those who like to keep up with modern technology with regards to music, tv, internet, playstation, coffee etc. There are also bikes to explore the local area and keep fit at the same time. We were impressed by the welcome pack and the fact that the owners are obviously proud of their cottage and do all they can to make visitors feel very welcome indeed. On a more basic level it was very clean, warm and inviting. Definitely one to recommend.
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