Situated directly on the Moray Firth in an area of natural beauty.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
The cottage is suitable for children of all ages, but parents need to be aware there is a drop to the seashore in front of the property.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Being 5m from the beach of rock pools and sand, seeing gannets dive bombing the sea 24/7 was fantastic.
Beautiful ocean views and walks
I loved the stay at Garden town .
Such a lovely little cottage clean well decorated .
The views and the walks were spectacular .
The stairs to the bedrooms were steep but manageable.
The twin beds were ok but could use an extra pad to be more comfortable.
We loved the neighbourhood had fun talking to various people native to the town .
Was well worth the trip.
Thank you Brian
Thank you for your comments and delighted you enjoyed your stay at Gannet Cottage.
Wonderful location but overpriced property with problems
Adequate accommodation but windows that were so heavy that two fairly strong women could not open....the owner came out to open them and he had to prop them open with logs! Lock on front door failed so he sent out a joiner to repair. Oven set off fire alarm constantly when we tried to cook a jacket potato! Gave up cooking as it was too stressful! Felt as though we encountered a lot of maintenance tasks to the house which was not what we had planned
Thank you for the feedback on our cottage and I am glad you enjoyed the location.
We have been leasing Gannet Cottage for holiday lets for around 13 years now, continually updating it each year. The window frames are locally made wooden “sash and case” and it is a fine line keeping the character of the traditional fisherman’s cottage, which is in a conservation area, against totally modernising it with say aluminium windows – assuming planning allowed it.
In our only phone conversation you were very enthusiastic about the cottage and the views, and were asking about the names of the various wading birds you had seen from the cottage windows. You mentioned your inability to open the windows, and I said that they do need a firm pull. I offered to come up the next morning, (approx. two hour round drive) and open them for you, but did point out that we had never had this request in all the years we had rented out the cottage. You said you would be out all of the next day, but insisted you wanted me to come and open all of the windows.
Early the next morning I visited the cottage and opened the windows and also arranged for a joiner call out as the front door lock (new in 2018) had developed a fault.
You emailed me when you returned to the cottage at 18.07 that same evening, thanking me for arranging the lock fix and saying it was lovely to have the windows open.
At 20.52 that evening I received an email from you asking for the downstairs windows to be closed…….
By law (and for safety) we are required to have smoke alarms fitted and I apologise if on this occasion they turned out to be too “sensitive”.
Overall, I am obviously very disappointed you had “maintenance tasks” during your stay and trust this did not prevent you having a lovely week’s holiday.
Cosy, comfortable and a fabulous location.
The cottage has obviously been extensively modernised from what must have been a pretty basic fisherman's cottage. It is very small, but ideal for a couple, and has everything needed for a comfortable stay. It is spotlessly clean and well maintained, and the location is fantastic, with wonderful views: especially at sunset. Gardenstown itself is lovely, but with few amenities. However the wonderfully kind, friendly and generous local people more than make up for that. We will definitely consider returning.
There is a telescope and binoculars provided for bird and seal - and dolphins if you are fortunate - from the cottage windows. An ideal romantic destination for a break for two in idyllic natural surroundings.