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Gracemount Pet-Friendly Cottage in Portknockie, The Highlands

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sleeps 7
4 rooms
3 bathrooms

Gracemount Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Gracemount is a fully renovated stone cottage in the pretty coastal village of Portknockie. The cottage has a single and twin room on the ground floor, along with a shower room. Upstairs are two doubles, one with an en-suite showerroom, and a bathroom. Back downstairs, there is an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and a sitting area, and also a separate sitting room with electric fire. Outside, there is off road parking for two cars, and an enclosed rear patio with furniture. The harbour and beach are just a few minutes' walk from Gracemount, which is a wonderful base for enjoying the town of Cullen, exploring the Moray Firth coastline or a day out in Elgin.

This cliff top village is in a stunning location and overlooks a natural harbour on the Moray Firth coast. From here rugged cliffs can be explored along with coves and beaches, and discover the local landmark of Bow Fiddle rock. The area is a magnet for birdwatchers, with colonies of seabirds making the cliffs their home and providing a magnificent spectacle for ornithology enthusiasts. Offshore, dolphins and seals are a regular sight in this area. Portknockie has a variety of shops, including a general food store, public house, butcher's shop and more besides. Beneath a dramatic setting of a railway viaduct is the town of Cullen, which is famous for it's fish soup, known as "Cullen Skink" a delicious smoked haddock and potato dish. The North east of Scotland is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered.

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.

Gas central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage available on request. Patio courtyard to rear with furniture and BBQ on request. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk. Harbour 3 mins walk. Sea 1 min walk. Note: No stag/hen parties.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near pub

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Ms Tuach
June 2016
This was a superbly furnished and equipped cottage and the location was excellent for exploring along the coast both to the west and to the east. The owners were very helpful.
Mr Bamford
May 2016
This was our second visit and won't be the last! The house is wonderfully clean and homely. The owners and neighbours are so very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Goodyear
September 2015
The cottage was outstanding and the area was very quiet. The people we met were very friendly.
Mr Gowing
January 2016
A superb and clean cottage with excellent facilities. In a quiet location, only a short walk to the harbour, cliffs and good walks to nearby villages.
Mrs Compton
April 2015
Lovely accommodation with everything anyone could ever need. We even saw dolphins at the end of the road!
Mrs Woods
March 2015
Gracemount is a lovely house, just very comfortable. There is everything you would possibly need and probably more. Would recommend it as 1st class.
Mrs Aitken
July 2014
The cottage was family friendly and had everything required to make a holiday comfortable and relaxing. All the people we met were very friendly, helpful and welcoming.
Mr Doe
August 2014
Gracemount was ideally located for our holiday. It was clean and had all the facilities we needed for an excellent holiday.
Mr Kenny
October 2013
The holiday home was lovely, and the location was great for touring the area. The village it is located in is pretty, quiet and peaceful.
Mrs Kynoch
October 2013
Spotless house, a true home-away-from-home. It was obvious that much care and thoughtful attention had gone into setting up Gracemount as a welcoming holiday cottage, and we appreciated that very much.
Ms Farmer
January 2013
The cottage was warm comfortable for our party of 6 and roomy enough when we invited guests for dinner. The owners were friendly, and even met us at the bus stop when we arrived, as we all travelled by public transport. The bus service is very good. The cottage is in a perfect situation for walks along the cliffs, and old railway line, to Cullen or Buckie.
Mrs Greig
January 2013
There was nothing that we did not like about our holiday, it was a lot better than we expected. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our hosts for the use of their lovely holiday home.
May 2015
My partner and myself stayed at Gracemount in April this year . We enjoyed our stay there so much that we have booked for 2016 . The house was spotlessly clean and so comfortable that we felt at home immediately . Portknockie is a nice little village but the best thing about it is the Moray Coastal Path which is a wonderful walk . I can recommend this area and this house without reservation , good WiFi as well .
Mrs Sorfleet
September 2012
We liked everything about our holiday. The accommodation was spotless and the whole area was everything we would have expected from a holiday in Scotland.
Mrs O'Keefe
September 2012
The area plenty of scenery and things to do. The accommodation was first class and had everything you need for a self-catering holiday, even pegs to put out washing.
December 2012
The cottage was 1st class, everything you required for a self catering holiday emaculatly clean. Location was perfect and able to travel to other villages in the area as easy access to most places
Paul D
August 2013
Party - Two adults, two young teenagers, one dog We decided that we wanted to visit Scotland this year and as I have fond memories of the Moray Firth area we looked for accommodation in these parts. We considered a number of places but in the end we booked this cottage through Sykes. We thought that the price was very reasonable for the number of people who can stay and it seemed to have everything that we were looking for. The owners take care of this property and keep it to a high standard. They met us at the house on the Saturday to give us the keys and show us around. We settled in straightaway although from our children's point of view there was no broadband access or mobile signal. The kitchen is huge and comfortable for sitting in either for meals or relaxation although there is also a living room. The bedrooms (like everywhere else) had plenty of space and were really comfortable. These are not the tiny rooms you can find in modern housing and there are three doubles and one single over the two floors. The bathrooms (there are three of them) were large, well fitted and very clean. There is also a utility room and a storage cupboard. There is a nice walled garden outside with a patio window from the kitchen opening into it. Portknockie, like so many of the surrounding villages and towns has lovely houses and is very neat and tidy (try using streetview). The people are very friendly (especially those of the Church of Christ which is on the next street - I recommend their simple services) and much of the surrounding countryside is breathtaking. Although it is steep in parts you have to try the coastal walk to Cullen. There are a few shops in the village and more close by in Cullen and Buckie. Good Things The cottage is really worth booking The owners are friendly and take a justifiable pride in their property The cottage is like the Tardis - much bigger inside than it looks from the outside The people in the area are friendly The scenery is really nice There is plenty to do as long as you don't expect a city's facilities on your doorstep There are two small steps but with help the property should be accessible to a wheelchair and there are bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs (but check with owners). Not So Good Things No wi-fi or mobile signal Pets are no longer allowed (Spot being one of the last) That's it really Did we enjoy our holiday? Very much Would we recommend the property to a friend? Definitely Would we be happy to stay there again? No, but only because we can't leave the dog behind and so have to use pet friendly accommodation. One of the questions below is "Was the property as advertised?" Although I answered "yes" a more accurate description would be "No, it was much better."
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