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Seaspray in Portknockie, The Highlands

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sleeps 8
4 rooms
3 bathrooms

Seaspray description

Holiday home
Seaspray is a semi-detached cottage situated in the village of Portknockie on the north east coast of Scotland. This cottage sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, consisting of one ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, two first floor doubles and a twin, as well as a main bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with woodburning stove. Outside the cottage there is roadside parking and a courtyard. Seaspray is an ideal holiday home for families and friends who wish to visit the many fishing villages, distilleries and castles that can be found in the area.

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.

Gas central heating with underfloor heating in kitchen and bathrooms and woodburning stove. Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, DAB radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels. Cot on request and highchair. Roadside parking. Courtyard. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1 min walk, pub 2 mins walk. Harbour and coast 1 min walk. Note: One of the double beds is accessed from one side only.


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  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near beach
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near pub

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Mrs Stibbs
June 2016
This was our second time staying at Seaspray. It is a well equipped cottage in lovely surroundings. It is very quiet and all in all ideal for our needs.
Mrs Donnelly
May 2016
The cottage is of the highest standard. This is my fourth visit and I would hope to return. It is a wonderful location.
Mr Chapman
January 2016
An excellent cottage. It was very well equipped and warm.
Mr Meiklejohn
April 2016
We've been holidaying in cottages on the Moray Coast for years and this is one of the best we have stayed in. Finished to a high standard, well equipped, great kitchen the wood burning stove's a great feature.
Mrs Mckenzie
July 2015
A great location and a lovely atmosphere with lots to keep everyone amused.
Mr Addison
April 2015
Spent a week in this delightful cottage in March. The cottage itself is perfectly equipped with absolutely everything you need. Cottage is beautifully decorated and in an ideal location, we enjoyed several walks to the harbour and trips to fishing villages along the coast.
Mr Parker
April 2015
Spacious rooms, lovely location and very well equipped.
Mrs Stibbs
June 2015
The cottage was ideal for us, it had everything we could possibly need. There were plenty of bathrooms so no queues and the walk in shower in the bedroom downstairs was great. A spacious kitchen with all the necessary equipment. We hope to book again next year.
Mr Laverty
October 2014
A beautiful cottage furnished to a high standard. It was comfortable and cosy with good quality used in the furnishings of the cottage. We have been visiting Portknockie and Cullen for 30 years on holiday and this cottage will be top of our list for our next holiday. We loved the layout of the cottage, the underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathrooms and the large kitchen/dining area that all the family could sit enjoying our meals together. The beds were very comfortable (great sleep). The owners have catered for every need you require on a self catering holiday. Definitely recommend this cottage to friends and family.
Mr Benjamin
July 2014
Great accommodation in an excellent and picturesque location. Lots of outdoor activities to enjoy, particularly some beautiful beaches and coastal walks. A fantastic place for families with children.
Mr Wilson
July 2014
The accommodation and location were excellent. The cottage had everything you could possibly need. The log burner was really good for colder evenings.
Mrs Etherington
July 2014
An excellent and comfortable cottage. Ideal location for coastal walks,beaches, fishing and dolphin watching. There were plenty of places to eat nearby.
Mrs McComiskie
July 2014
We had a great week at Seaspray. The cottage is absolutely beautiful. I loved the subtle coastal decoration and the feeling of a family home that the owner has created. Everything we needed was at hand and no detail had been overlooked. The wee touches such as kids puzzles and books were perfect for the few showers we had. I would not hesitate to recommend Seaspray to friends and we would love to holiday here again. All the best Rhona
Mr Knoblauch
August 2015
Seaspray is a very nice and very well maintained. The rooms were very clean with a great master bathroom and a fabulous kitchen. It can be seen as a home from home.
Mrs Cartwright
January 2015
This was our 2nd stay at Seaspray and have booked again for October! The cottage is a real home from home with fixtures and fittings of a high standard. There were 8 of us staying at the cottage and there was plenty of room for everyone. 3 bathrooms is a real bonus! Providing dinner for 12 on New Years Day was easy with plenty of dishes, pots to accommodate. We love the area and have visited Portknockie for years and still haven't been to all the neighbouring places of attraction.
Miss Barnett
November 2014
The cottage was a beautiful home away from home, spacious with thoughtful and fantastic decor. Excellently placed for distillery tours, dolphin spotting, walking and everything in between.
Mr Shepherd
January 2015
The cottage is in superb order throughout; the kitchen is laid out very well and great for family, underfloor heating, gas central heating and a wood burner in the front room were 'FAB.' I have stayed in lots of 5 star hotels and none can match the bed at Seaspray, almost didn't want to get up. My family and I would happily recommend this very large and spacious cottage to anyone.
Mrs Myers
August 2014
Seaspray was definitely one of the best self-catering cottages we have stayed in. It matched the pictures and description perfectly. We liked the homely touches and the attention to detail - the property felt like it was a well-loved place - we felt very much at home there! The location was perfect - just yards away from beautiful cliff top walks, where the views, particularly of the sunsets, were stunning! We will thoroughly recommend the property to friends and family members and we hope to return some time in the future.
Dr Murdoch
October 2014
The cottage was excellent. We will probably use the cottage again.
Mr Nunn
April 2014
We loved everything about the holiday; the cottage was a real home from home in excellent condition. It's a very quiet area but the views are brilliant and it's not far from the beautiful beaches at Cullen Bay. We will be booking a return visit very soon.
March 2014
What a fantastic job the owners have made in renovating this cottage! It is absolutely beautiful and spotless. Beds are very comfy and cottage is warm. The kitchen is huge and definitely has the wow factor. 5 adults and 2 children stayed during our visit and there is plenty of room for all. We have stayed in many cottages in portknokie and this one gets 5 stars!,, We will be back again.
Andrew K
April 2014
This is an outstanding cottage with wonderful charm and character, a real home from home. It is set in a picturesque location, in a coastal fishing village, on the Moray firth. The cottage is spacious, full of character and wonderfully decorated. It has everything you could possibly need! Clean, cosy and with some lovely personal touches, including a book containing information about the history of the cottage - fascinating - an old fisherman's cottage transformed into a contemporary coastal holiday home. The cottage has beautiful views out to sea. Portknockie harbour is quaint and peaceful, and Bow Fiddle Rock is just a few minutes walk from the house. This offered us incredible views and wonderful photo opportunities. We'd recommend getting up early to watch the sunrise behind Bow Fiddle - absolutely stunning! The Moray Coast Trail is a stones throw away and runs for 50 miles along the coast; perfect for cycling, running or walking along. We loved seeing seals from Portessie Bay, Ospreys from the top of the Bin of Cullen and we're looking forward to coming back to see the dolphins! We thoroughly recommend a holiday here!
October 2014
A beautiful and comfortable cottage furnished and decorated to a very high standard, the huge kitchen/diner was a superb area for the family to enjoy their meals together . The large bathroom downstairs and the ensuite in the downstairs bedroom great for a big family, there is also a toilet upstairs . The underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathrooms was a joy in the morning . The owners have put their own personal touch to the cottage and have catered for all your needs . The beds are very comfortable and I had the best nights sleep for a long time. We will certainly recommend this cottage to our friends and family .
October 2014
The cottage is very comfortable and the arrangement of bedrooms and bathrooms really suits a larger family group. The cottage is very well equipped and its situation above the harbour and near Cullen beach is great for families with children.
November 2016
Family really enjoyed our stay and found the location ideal for visiting other places. Boys especially enjoyed fishing off of harbour wall
Mrs Cartwright
February 2014
The cottage is an outstanding property which the owners have taken great pride in restoring to an exceptional standard. The kitchen has the 'wow factor' and we spent a lot of time in there, cooking, eating playing cards round the table. We visited Portknockie several times and love the area. We will definitely be back at this cottage. Anyone choosing this cottage will not be disappointed.
July 2015
Using tripadvisor to help select a property for our first visit to NE Scotland we are very pleased to report that all the positive reviews of 'Seaspray' Portknockie are totally justified and the comprehensive photographs and details provided are completely accurate. A very well equipped, beautifully presented property with great family history that is proudly cared for by the current owner and we feel privileged to have had use of it. The village is quiet , great location, and has sufficient local facilities not to feel isolated, with easy access to additional services. In the words of of the tripadvisor pug.. 'Book'.
September 2014
Stayed at seaspray recently with my family 5 adults in all, the cottage was spacious even for 5 adults. It had been recently renovated and was beautifully done, the down stairs bedroom with en suite was perfect for my parents. I especially liked being able to sit in the kitchen and eat as a family, being a bit if a cook the kitchen had everything we needed and more, some rentals you go to you struggle to find a bottle opener! The village was lovely quite small but has a shop and chippy both very nice. I would suggest you hire a car to explore the area as it is well worth it. Over all I cannot recommend this any more it was ideal for us.
Helen R
July 2016
A well deserved 5 star rating. Lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need and more. We were an extended family group aged from 9-73 and it suited everyone no matter what age. Lots of local information was provided and the food recommendations were great. From the best fish and chips ever in Portknockie itself, the Rockpool Cafe In Cullen where you have to reserve seats it's so busy to the Galley Restaurant in Whitehills. All were great. We did a 2 hour drive to Channory Point to see dolphins and boy did they put on a show for us and then the next night my daughter saw them from her bedroom window in Seaspray. We loved Seaspray and no better praise than from my grandson who reckons his granny books the best holidays. The cottage is a credit to Fiona and Volker.
March 2014
A group of 7 of us (3 adults and 4 children under 10) all stayed at Seaspray during February half term. Actually this was our second visit but the cottage wasn't yet on TripAdvisor to write a review. All I can say is that the cottage is perfect. It is beautifully decorated, contemporary but with a very coastal cottage feel. Spotlessly clean, warm, spacious and well kitted out with everything you could possible need. It also has a wonderful sea view and is located right across the road from the sea. Portknockie is a peaceful village with a lovely harbour and lots of good walks, caves and beaches to explore. There is also a local Spar that is open til 8pm most nights or the Cullen Co-Op is just a couple of minutes drive away. I have to mention the beds! - all of the beds were comfortable ,the bedlinen was soft and clean and it was an absolutely joy to get into bed at the end of the day. Even though the weather was lovely, it was still cold so we spent a lot of time indoors enjoying this cosy cottage with the wood burning fire roaring! We will definitely be back again shortly. Simply perfect and we all have a fantastic time..
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