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Banff (Scotland)- Traditional Farmhouse; Stunning Views of Sea and Countryside

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Front view of house and garden looking towards the sea


Last updated: 07/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located within walking distance of Banff town centre, Linksfield Farmhouse provides the best of both worlds in terms of country and town life. With its stunning views of the sea shore and only a short walk to the beach, the property is truly unique.
On 2 floors, it comprises 3 bedrooms, a lounge, dining room, kitchen, and bath/shower room. The property has gas central heating throughout.
1st Floor -
The 2 bedrooms have kingsize beds and a television. The bathroom has a shower as wells as a jacuzzi bath
Ground Floor -
There are 'Living flame fires' in both the lounge and dining room giving the ambience of a real open fire. The lounge has a television with DVD Player and Sony Playstation 2. The 3rd bedroom has 2 single beds. A pull out settee bed in the lounge can accommodate 2 extra people if required.
Outside -
It has a large garden to the front and also a field which can be used for exercising your dog. There is a decking area and private parking to the rear.

PRESS ARTICLE - 'UNDISCOVERED GEM': The “Undiscovered Gem'” of the Moray Firth has been ranked among the world's most breathtaking coastlines.

The stretch of seafront from Inverness to Peterhead is in “excellent shape, relatively unspoiled, and likely to remain so', according to the National Geographic Traveller magazine.

The firth was placed alongside Namibia's Skeleton Coast and the Chilean Fjords in the magazine's “top-rated' category by a panel of 340 sustainable tourism experts.

Newfoundland's remote Avalon peninsula, New Zealand's Tutukaka Coast, British Columbia's Gulf Islands and Argentina's Valdes Peninsula also scored highly among its top-rated coastal destinations.

The Moray Firth was one of only two UK spots from 18 areas to make it into the “top-rated' cut. The Pembrokeshire Coast in west Wales also secured the accolade.

Judges commended the Moray Firth’s “fantastic beaches” and described it as a “a wonderful region of Scotland” where the area “welcomes visitors as one of their own”.

....Continued: One said: “People work together for the greater good – fishermen tolerate canoeists; farmers allow walkers to pass over their land on footpaths.”

Another judge said it was “an undiscovered gem with pretty coastal villages, excellent beaches, and outstanding cliff scenery'.

The Moray Firth is home to a population of around 130 dolphins, one of only two pods in the UK.

Marine biologist Deborah Benham, who runs Findhorn Bay’s Wild at Heart eco-holidays, said the area’s unique charm lay in its miles of coastline devoid of development.

She added: “There is also a wide range of eco habitats, from great sandy beaches to these lovely bays on the river mouth and the area is also famous for being home to the Findhorn Foundation – the 47-year-old ecovillage which describes itself as the lowest carbon community in Europe.”

....Continued: Visit Scotland's chairman, Mike Cantlay, said it was always exciting to see Scotland showcased on an international stage but the accolade should come as no surprise.

Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton, who lives on the banks of the Moray Firth near Nairn, has long been an advocate of the area.

She said she loves returning to the Moray Firth coastal area.


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Property Type

  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    King Size...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    King Size...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    2 singles...moreless

  • Dining Area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pull out double settee bed...moreless

  • The house comfortably sleeps 6 people. There is also a double pull out settee in the dining area which can accommodate a further 2 people....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Room 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


  • Large size bathroom with WC, wash hand basin, jacuzzi bath with shower and screen....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Suitable for elderly or infirm; stair access to 1st floor bedrooms and bathroom. Towels (bath & hand) provided Bed Linen (pillow cases & duvet covers) provided...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Golf
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.9
from 39 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Peak
Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Autumn-Winter Off Peak
Aug 29 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

Xmas-Newyear Peak
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Changeover day is Saturday, however there may be some flexibility on this. A 20 % deposit is required to secure the booking; the remaining balance is due no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival. Shorter breaks and additional nights will be considered (quoted on request)

We ask that visitors depart by 11.00 am and not to arrive before 16.00; this ensures that we can adequately clean and pr

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Last updated: 07/14/2015
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43 Miles
Nearest Airport
Aberdeen International , Dyce (ABZ)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Banff Springs Hotel, Golden Knowes Road
46 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Duff house Royal
19 Miles
Nearest Train
123 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Perth (M90)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Banff Springs Hotel, Golden Knowes Road
55 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lecht Ski Centre, Strathdon
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Inverboyndie Beach (Award Winning)

Car: Recommended

Linksfield Farmhouse has a wonderful location by a long sandy beach on the Moray Firth coast. Close to the famous whisky and castle trails, there is so much to see and do for the whole family. Enjoy life in the great outdoors, enjoy the amazing scenery and explore the history of Scotland. Amongst the attractions are the Duff House and Royal Tarlair Golf courses, the coastline village of Pennan made famous by the film 'Local Hero' and the Macduff Marine aquarium. There are cruises offering daily sightseeing and fishing trips from Banff & Macduff harbours along the scenic Moray Firth coastline where you will see an abundance of sea and bird life including whales and dolphins. Follow the famous whisky trail and sample the 'Water of Life'. Whisky has evolved over more than 500 years to give the range of rich single malts, complex pure malts and distinctive Scotch blends we know today. Visit nearby city of Aberdeen and the highland capital Inverness, both are within driving distance.

Other Activities: Ten Pin Bowling

Golf: DUFFHOUSE ROYAL ( was formed on 21st March 1910 by the late James Braid, and redesigned in 1923 by the brilliant Golf Architect Dr. Alister Mackenzie who later went on to design the famous “Augusta National” course in the USA. The course is a flat, beautifully manicured parkland course with little rough. The large “Mackenzie” two-tiered greens, many well positioned bunkers and trees make the course a severe but fair challenge to golfers of all abilities. The course is bound by the River Deveron, which proves to be a hazard at 3 of the holes. Practice ground, pitching area and putting green are also available. The professional has a well-stocked shop and provides private tuition. The clubhouse has a bar and lounge area, offering commanding views over the first and eighteenth holes with the Hill of Doune and the River Deveron as a backdrop. Full catering facilities are available and visitors are most welcome.

ROYAL TARLAIR ( is locate on the rugged coastline in the adjacent town of Macduff, the course commands panoramic views of the coastline with the village of Pennan made famous by the film 'Local Hero' closeby. A cliff top parkland course which certainly presents a challenge for the more serious golfer,and offers enjoyable golf in an ideal setting for the not so serious. Visitors are most welcome.

Ski: Scotland has five wintersports centres offer skiing and boarding for all abilities and there are great facilities both on-site and in nearby villages and towns....

CLOSEST TO LINKSFIELD FARMHOUSE ARE; ... (1) Lecht near Alford at 55 miles (,... (2)Cairngorm near Aviemore at 76 miles ( and... (3) Glenshee near Braemar at 81 miles (


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

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Speaks: english

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  • Front view of house and garden looking towards the sea

    Front view of house and garden looking towards the sea

  • Rear View + Parking Area + View towards beach

    Rear View + Parking Area + View towards beach

  • View from decking

    View from decking

  • View from house towards sea

    View from house towards sea

  • Lounge


  • Lounge from a different angle

    Lounge from a different angle

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Bedroom 1 alternative view

    Bedroom 1 alternative view

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Kitchen


  • 5 minutes walk to the sea shore

    5 minutes walk to the sea shore

  • The town of Banff looking west

    The town of Banff looking west

  • Front View

    Front View

  • Picturesque view towards Inverboyndie beach

    Picturesque view towards Inverboyndie beach

  • View of decking and greenhouse

    View of decking and greenhouse

  • The front garden looking west

    The front garden looking west

  • Watch the world go by from the lounge bay window

    Watch the world go by from the lounge bay window

  • Dining room looking towards the window

    Dining room looking towards the window

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bathroom /Toilet/Wash Hand Basin

    Bathroom /Toilet/Wash Hand Basin

  • Alternative view of kitchen

    Alternative view of kitchen

  • The Town of Banff

    The Town of Banff

  • Looking towards Banff from Beach

    Looking towards Banff from Beach

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Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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