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The Old Post Office At The Harbour In Portknockie

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 1-8, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

The Old Post Office has been transformed into a modern, very spacious 3 bedroom house, sleeping 1 - 10 people although 3 of them will be on futon/pullout single beds.

There is full central heating and parking for two cars at the south side of the house. The tariff includes gas, electric, bed linen and towels. No smoking. Pets by arrangement. Baby items in cottage include high chair, travel cot (including sheets and covers.)

Property Manager
Craig Macbeth
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house was/is very spacious and comfortable with fantastic views. Mobile signal not great in this part of the world which made the week even better!

Spotted dolphins off the harbour at about 7pm last night-fantastic!

Donna who looks after the house could not have been nicer and more helpful!
Apr 2013
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Portknockie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are 2 baby cot's available
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming


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(27 traveler reviews)

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The Old Post Office At The Harbour In Portknockie
average rating of 4.5185184 based on 29 reviews

every thing we expected

  • 4 of 5

great position for seafront house was very clean and warm donna the housekepper went far beyond her duties

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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very spacious and welcoming property

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space and very up together. Would definitely stay there again!!!! Loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Amazing spot

  • 5 of 5

The Old Post Office is an amazing spot to stay with beautiful walks available on the beach and many sights to see within driving distance. Craig was very responsive to queries and the house was very cozy with all amenities. The heating system can be quirky at times. Our daughters loved the cozy rooms and walking on the beach

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Daniel, we're very happy you enjoyed your stay. The heating system is a great bit of tech when it's behaving itself. I'll have it all checked out and hopefully no other problems.
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  • 5 of 5

Nice and friendly as usuall. Stayed there for the second time and will stay again;)

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Preston, Lancashire

Excellent location, enough space for a family of eight, well maintained, very helpful house keeper

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 8 (five adults and 3 children), the location was excellent with views of the sea from the lounge and kitchen. Good bathroom with 2 shower rooms. Beddings and other facilities were comfortable. Close to local supermarkets. Check in was easy with no hassles.

would highly recommend

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Seafield Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended

The Old Post Office is situated at the harbour in Portknockie, which is an old fishing village on the coast of the Moray Firth. The area around the harbour is a conservation area and features traditional houses in North-South rows. Portknockie was voted 'Best Kept Village' several times in recent years in the 'Scotland in Bloom' competition.

• The village is ideal for cyclists and walkers who can enjoy the coastal walks along the Moray Firth and may be lucky to see the Bottlenose Dolphins. The famous Bow-Fiddle Rock, a wave-cut natural arch often teeming with Gulls and Cormorants, is a short walk from the cottage.

• All around Portknockie you will find various Whisky Trails and Castles to explore, as well as the Marine Aquarium at Macduff, the Scottish Tartan museum in Keith and the world famous Baxter's of Speyside.

• For those interested in golf, there are a number of very good courses nearby. Fishing, sea angling, scuba diving and sailing are all available nearby.

• Amenities within Portknockie include, 2 local hotels, grocers, newsagent, pharmacy, fish and chip shop, and not forgetting the children's sea paddling pool by the harbour.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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