About the property
- Cottage900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
GAMRIE LODGE - The Owl Cottage - 2 bedrooms
The Owl cottage comfortably sleeps a total of 4 guests whilst the adjacent Swallow cottage sleeps an additional 2 guests.
Our standards are high, each cottage provides the same first class self-catering accommodation all on ground level. Each cottage is furnished and equipped to the highest standard to provide a relaxing holiday environment in a tranquil rural location, yet less than a mile from the sea.
Maybe you're planning a romantic break, or an action-packed holiday with the kids, or simply taking some time out for a well earned bit of peace and quiet.
Whatever your requirements, short break or long term stay at all times of the year, we hope either of our cottages The Owl (sleeps 4) or The Swallow (sleeps 2) can provide what you're looking for.
Parents can relax knowing that the large lawns and walled garden provide a safe open space for children to play.
A well-behaved dog is welcome subject to prior arrangement.
Built around a private gravelled courtyard within the lightly wooded grounds of a fine Grade B Listed Regency Buchan former Manse dating circa.1828 the former stables and coach house have been sympathetically converted to provide two spacious and tastefully appointed self catering holiday cottages.
Each cottage is double glazed, centrally heated, and complemented in the main sitting room with a glass fronted feature cast iron multi-fuel stove.
In the main bedroom you have the choice of two single beds or a 6ft wide super-king.
All accommodation is ground level.
** FREE WiFi ** included in both cottages.
Come and stay in this beautiful area of Scotland and be prepared to be enchanted by the rolling countryside, explore local deserted wave washed beaches and enjoy the hospitality of local towns and villages like Pennan, Crovie, Portsoy and Gardenstown.
Whilst spending time at Gamrie Lodge the area provides a multitude of activities including golf, riding, fishing, cycling and walking.
For those looking for less energetic experiences, why not explore the plentiful supply of dramatic ruins and historic buildings or seek out the many other idyllic places to slow down, rest, and take it easy with a book, sketch pad or easel.
Mr Stuart France
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- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 12, 2018
Why Mr Stuart France chose Banff
Always wanted to live in a period property in the country but close to the sea. Gamrie Lodge ticked all the boxes although many of the renovations have been lengthy and costly.
What makes this Cottage unique
The house has a spiral staircase extending up all four floors, who couldn't love that!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Big modern cottage (beside from the coinmeter for electricity...). Rental price is very good! This cottage should be rented all year as the area (underestimated???) is wunderful. It offers you a beautiful coastline, little villages, hilly rural landscape, and as whole Scotland was suffering from showers, here it was dry with sunny spells! We did not have to use the car a lot, as almost all beautiful walks were in the neighbourhood. For walkers we advise buying the OS 29 Banff & Huntly at the tourist office Banff (open from March until the end of October). Gamrie Lodge offers no folders or visitorsbook so you have to find out for yourself.
Memorable stay in this delightful retreat
We booked one of the cottages for half term this Autumn. Easy distance from Aberdeen airport but felt that we were really tucked away from hectic life. The cottage was immaculate and spacious.
Whilst contemporary in its style, it still retains a cosy feel - the warmth from the fire in the living room when we set the logs was so welcoming after days walking in the countryside or by the sea.
We love good food and cooking and found that the kitchen was well laid out, well equipped and easy to use. We shopped in Banff - a lovely, friendly town with straightforward shops to keep you stocked throughout your stay.
The bedrooms were clean and well laid out - storage, even with all the winter clothing, was good. The main bedroom has a basin which was helpful given that there is only one bathroom - saved on any queuing to brush teeth!
Overall I would very happily recommend this lovely place - great for friends over Hogmanay I am sure but I am sure that it is also great in the summer.
The owners were around but not intrusive - helpful and obviously keen to make sure everything is there for you.
Enjoy your stay!!
Beautifully presented,everything supplied ,Great setting and very near beautiful little villages. We will return.
Ian and Cath
Whilst spending time in this beautiful area you can enjoy a multitude of activities including golf, riding, fishing, cycling and walking... For those looking for less energetic experiences tour the Malt Whisky Trail, Caste Trail, Coastal Trail and numerous historic buildings and gardens... Many of the local restaurants cook with locally grown produce. Several specialise in serving freshly landed fish, ask us for details... A complete tourist information display is included in each cottage with leaflets providing details of all the local activities and events. Note that most either close or have restricted opening times during the winter months... Gardenstown provides a small selection of shops for essential groceries and includes a Bakers, Butchers, Pub, Petrol Station and Doctors Surgery. In addition to these Banff also has two Supermarkets, Banks, several Restaurants a Hospital and Veterinary Surgery.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
** IMPORTANT NOTE ** The rates advertised refer to The Swallow cottage; ONE bedroom. The Owl cottage has TWO bedrooms and the extra weekly rate for The Owl is as advertised +£100 Both cottages are linked via an enclosed gravelled courtyard, ideal for guests renting both cottages. During our peak summer season a group of 6 guests staying in both cottages for one week is an outstanding daily rate of less than £22 per person. Visit our website for full details of both cottages.