Cottage in Findochty, Nr. Cullen, Grampian, Scotland - Peaceful Location, Right By A Small Secluded Beach - Ideal For Families And Romantic Breaks
About Clare Lock
Hello! We relocated to north east Scotland over 12 years ago from Oxford, and love it! The great outdoors, scenery, people and wildlife have us totally hooked. Being able to see dolphins on your doorstep is a magic experience and makes us smile - no matter how many times we see them! We think other people will love this area as much as we do so have taken on two very run down properties and turned them into something special for other people to enjoy... You can't help but relax and chill out the minute you arrive in Findochty.
Clare Lock purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Clare Lock chose Buckie
Findochty is a really picturesque village, with quaint harbour, colourful houses, good amenities and friendly locals. It's such a relaxing place to be you'll feel a million miles away from anywhere. The walks along the coast are wonderful as are the deserted sandy beaches. We love wrapping up on a blustery day to marvel at the huge waves and power of mother nature. We regularly see the dolphins and have been lucky enough to see minke whales along this stretch of coastline too. The nearby gannet colony is definitely worth a visit as is the Scottish Dolphin Centre, where you stand a good chance of seeing dolphins and the resident osprey. Steve loves playing golf and we're lucky enough to be surrounded by golf courses - if we weren't renovating houses I'd be a true golf widow!
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is really quirky and very cosy, even on the wildest of days. Wandering down to the beach first thing in the morning with a steaming mug of tea is a real treat, as is having a beach BBQ whilst building sandcastles and having a paddle! The small beach is ideal for launching kayaks from, and there are some ideal spots for a bit of fishing. There is wi-fi in the cottage and we supply an excellent welcome pack so you don't have to venture far on your first day. Tesco and Asda both do home delivery - just order before you leave home! We want our guests to feel at home from the minute they arrive and start enjoying the delights this fantastic area has to offer.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
June stay in Scotland
Loved the cottage and the village is just wonderful even the weather was kind for most of the time. You must try this one.
Thank you for a lovely review Sandra. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay at Duke Street, and hope to welcome you back sometime in the future.
Clare and Steve
Cozy Cottage in a great location
Lovely little cottage which was very well equipped allowing us to create a real home from home. Fantastic location close to the beach and harbour and great access to walking/running and cycling routes.
Thanks for your lovely review Jean. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay at our Duke Street cottage. It's a great location to use as a base to explore the area, especially for walking and cycling! We hope you'll come and stay with us again sometime in the future.
Great cottage for a relaxing break
Lovely hosts who have a wonderful well equipped cosy cottage. The cottage is superbly located for an easy stroll to the secluded beach. Weather permitting, the cottage has a terraced area over two levels enabling you to sit out and have a meal or enjoy a sundowner on the top level whilst watching the sea. Going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the sea is the best. WiFi was super fast. A highly recommended cottage to get away from it all and simply chillax.
Feines Häuschen am Meer
Wir haben unsere Woche sehr genossen. Das Häuschen war sehr sauber und mit allen Annehmlichkeiten ausgestattet, es gab sogar ein Frühstücks-Willkommenspaket. Viele Ausflugsziele in der näheren und weiteren Umgebung sind gut erreichbar.
Thank you for your review Harald, we're glad you enjoyed your week in Findochty!
The cottage is situated right by a small, secluded sandy beach perfect for kids, sand castle building, fishing and a BBQ. At the end of the road is a larger, sandy beach that is great for rockpooling - for big and little kids alike!
Findochty is located equ-distance from Aberdeen and Inverness airports, both a 90 minute drive away. Cheap flights are available with EasyJet and FlyBe from UK airports. The nearest railway station is Keith or Elgin, both 30 minutes drive. A car is highly recommended.
Portknockie - 2 miles
Cullen - 4 miles
Buckie - 3 miles
Elgin 22 miles
Aberdeen - 60 miles
Inverness - 60 miles
Findochty is a picturesque fishing village dating back to as early as the 1400's. It used to be a busy fishing port, but the harbour is now home to leisure boats and used for pleasure. The village has an excellent pub serving meals, a convenience store, chemist and post office.
Buckie is the nearest town with all the usual amenities - banks, Lidl, Tesco and a good selection of local shops.
See Trip Advisor for our reviews: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRentalReview-g1493301-d2134104-Findochty_Holiday_Cottage-Buckie_Moray_Scotland.html