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Harbourside Home in the Spectacular Coastal Village of Pennan.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Harbour House is located in the idyllic village of Pennan in the North East of Scotland.The property has a FIVE STAR GRADING FROM VISIT SCOTLAND.The house sleeps up to 6 people and is furnished,decorated and maintained to the highest standards.A wonderful relaxing stopover between visiting Edinburgh and Loch Ness and the Highlands.


* Downstairs there are two beautifully designed sitting rooms both with traditional woodburning stoves, exquisite furnishings and window seat overlooking the 18th century harbour.

* A large luxury kitchen diner is fully fitted with top quailty appliances and has spectacular seaviews.

* Outside there is a quaint seating area where you can relax while enjoying the sea views.

*Upstairs -Master bedroom with king-size bed and en suite bathroom with shower and deep soaking tub.

*Double bedroom and twin bedroom.Shower room.

The property is kept spotlessly clean and we provide everything you require,cooking essentials,towels,linens,all cleaning products,beach and picnic equipment.


Pennan has been a mecca for tourists ever since it featured in the film Local Hero.Many day visitors stop off to marvel at this tiny,spectacular village.By renting The Harbour House you can stay on after the visitors leave,stroll along the beach,enjoy the sunset and relax...

Pennan is situated on the Banffshire Coast also known as the Dolphin Coast.It is dotted with hidden coves to picnic in, Royal Burghs with wonderful architecture and picturesque fishing villages clinging to the coastline.

Staying in Pennan is a truly wonderful experience and we are pretty sure you will never want to leave..

* Nearest airport -Aberdeen 40 miles away

*Edinburgh -driving time around 3 hours

*Inverness/Loch Ness -driving time around 2 hours


We rent the house for stays of three nights or more and are completely flexible with arrival and departure days.

Keywords: Seaside cottage,Pennan,Local Hero film location,Aberdeenshire,Whisky Trail,Castle Trail,Royal Stuart Golf Course,Duff House Royal Golf Course,Dolphin Coast,Banffshire Coast

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Claudia

We live in Aboyne a small town close to Balmoral Castle and the Cairngorms National Park.We have been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. We own a restaurant on Royal Deeside as well as one of Scotland`s only 5 star hostels- Habitat @Ballater.

Along with our three teenage children we have travelled extensively in Europe and North America.We like to relax when we are on holiday and enjoy nice,comfortable surroundings after a days sightseeing. We have tried to provide everything that our guests will require to have a fabulous holiday in Scotland.

Claudia purchased this house in 2010

Why Claudia chose Pennan

Pennan is one of the prettiest coastal villages in Scotland.It is situated on the Banffshire coast which is a real 'hidden gem' .The whole coastline is dotted with lovely villages in spectacular settings,there are interesting historical towns such as Banff and Portsoy.The birdwatching and wildlife are world famous.Being based in Pennan means you can easily drive to wonderful beaches,visit ancient castles and explore the wonderful history and culture of rural Aberdeenshire.

What makes this house unique

Pennan is quaint,quiet and peaceful.The 30 or so houses all line the single street and everyone knows each other.When you come out of the front door you are right on the harbourside and next to the pebbled beach.

You can sit outside with a glass of wine and enjoy the fantastic sunsets.When it`s cold outside you can curl up in front of the fire and listen to the waves.


Pennan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
  • Ensuite for master bedroom with shower and Japanese Soaking Tub for 2,basin and toilet. Other two bedrooms share the second shower room.It has walk in shower,basin and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has en suite.Bedroom 3 has traditional wooden box beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Guests visiting The Harbour House will find it has absolutely everything you require for a fabulous stay.We advise guests they only need to bring their clothes, toiletries and food ! We provide the rest - local guide books and maps,binoculars,picnic set,thermos flask,beach windbreaker,picnic rug, beach chairs,childrens fishing nets,buckets and spades.Highchair and cot on request.


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Harbourside Home in the Spectacular Coastal Village of Pennan.
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews

Holiday house at the hatbour

  • 4 of 5

Nice big clean house with all mod cons, two wood burners, lovely welcome pack, ace little built in cabin beds two double beds , really comfy, recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiul House in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic tine at Harbour House. The house is beautiful and has everything you need. My 5 year old son had a great time exploring the beach and playing with the many toys and board games provided in the house. I would highly recommend Harbour House to anyone looking to get away for a relaxing break. Pennan is a beautiful little place and i can imagine it would be even better in the Summer time.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful in every way

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, great attention to detail, very friendly and helpful owner

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So homely. Couldn’t have wished 4 more. Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was great. Kitchen v well equipped and beds comfortable. The whole place was v clean and even owner had the Stove on for us on arrival

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A extraordinary beautiful seaside house in front of the Pennan harbor to feel at home

  • 5 of 5

The house is directly at the harbor and you can enjoy the sea from the kitchen and the sitting room. It has a beautiful maritime interior and is very comfortable. It is very well organized and contains everything a guest can ask for from kitchen over bathroom to entertainment. At my arrival Claudia welcomed me with some welcome gifts from banffshire. She takes extraordinarily care of her guests. The concept is that you really feel at home. I loved to stay there and will probably try to visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sets the standard for all future rentals

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to capture all of the positive aspects of this rental. First, the efficient and timely communication from the owner, the warm welcome with a freshly lit fire, a dram of whiskey, fresh flowers by the bed and fresh local treats all add up to the first positive impression. The home is very well appointed with high quality fixtures, furniture and design. Nothing has been left out to chance and Claudia has thought of everything imaginable. The location is remote but ideal for relaxing and enjoying the coast. Nature, peace and tranquility, and a warm home to return to at the end of the day. What is there not to like? Our only regret is that we did not book more time at this lovely home. Thank you for making the end of our trip such a memorable experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pennan Inn
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pennan Inn
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Birdwatching,dolphin watching and wildlife boat trips,maritime heritage trail,Portsoy Boat Festival,whisky distillery tours,agricultural heritage centre,North East of Scotland Agricultural shows,castle trail,Fraserburgh Lighthouse Museum and Heritage Centre.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We offer 20% discount on quoted rates for 1 or 2 person occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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