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Redesigned, traditional cottage in popular, seaside village.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, stunning vaulted kitchen, cosy living room with coal fire, 2 bathrooms - beach, water sports, village facilities here

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East Neuk is a traditional, fisherman's cottage which has been redesigned, renovated and extended to create a unique, contemporary, self-catering, holiday home that sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. The cottage retains it's traditional character but now has all mod cons. Findhorn is a perfect, seaside destination for couples and families with a stunning 5 mile sandy beach and sheltered bay.

Alison Condie
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Alison Condie

I am a retired solicitor with a young son, living in Aberdeen.

Alison Condie purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Alison Condie chose Findhorn

My extended family have been holidaying in Findhorn every year since 1964! We started out as 3 families in adjacent caravans and now each branch of the family owns a property in the village. It is a perfect family holiday destination and enjoys a better climate than much of the rest of Scotland. Findhorn is easy to get to but a different world from our city lives - without sacrificing comfort or things to do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Apr 2014
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Findhorn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom downstairs accessed from hall and master bedroom ie. ensuite- bath with hose shower head; shower cubicle with fixed and hose shower heads; toilet; and wash hand basin. Upstairs shower-room - shower, toilet and wash hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master double bedroom downstairs Double bedroom and twin bedroom upstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Patio enclosed by wooden fence. Wooden garden seat, table and bench. BBQ and children's outdoor toys in shed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Towels (not for beach) and linen included. Property is cleaned before rental starts. Any additional cleaning services required must be arranged with owner. Other: Sun room with seating and table


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Redesigned, traditional cottage in popular, seaside village.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews
Toronto, Ontario

Cottage in Findhorn

  • 4 of 5

It was a nice way to start off our 2 week holiday in the UK at the Findhorn Cottage. We arrived early evening, and everything was as expected. It is a comfortable cottage for a family, with separate sleeping quarters and bathrooms.

Everything we needed in the kitchen was there. It was enjoyable to have the piano to play and board games for entertainment.

We ate at the Kimberley Inn one night, and had great fish and chips.

Alison was attentive to any questions we had, and communication was very good.

An enjoyable cottage, to get away!

Ann, Jeff, Danielle and Shane

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winchester, Virginia, USA

Cottage in a charming Scottish village.

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Roomy enough for us five adults. Clean. Free WiFi. Convenient to post office, restaurants.

Cons: It was hard to find. When we got there and found the key, we couldn't t unlock the door after each of us giving it a try. Finally callled a relative back home who is a builder and he told us to pull up in the handle while turning the key, and it opened. Those instructions should have been included. My husband and I drew the upstairs bedroom with twins. It was very hot and we kept hitting our heads on the sloped ceiling, so we didn't t sleep well. The others slept well in their rooms, though.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, I'm glad you found the cottage clean, spacious enough for your group of 5 adults and well located in the village. As you will have discovered Findhorn is a traditional village of grassy, windy, un-named lanes, where the houses are definitely not in straight lines, not findable by satnav and not numbered in any understandable order. Delivery drivers must hate it! But it's also part of it's charm and why there are directions on my instruction sheet. I'm sorry that you still had difficulty finding it and I will consider adding a map. Having to lift the handle to lock and unlock modern doors in the UK is very common but I will add the fact to my instructions to help future guests who are not familiar with the mechanism. The upstairs twin room appears in the photos on my listing. Children generally love it. Some adult guests have moved the beds so that they are under the full height ceiling, then they don't bang their heads when sitting up. I don't set the room up like that as it doesn't leave much useable floor space, but I will put a note on the notice board to make it clear that guests are welcome to do this. Finally the cottage being too hot is not a complaint I get often (or ever till now) given that we are in the north of Scotland! The heating is under the guests' control and the windows in the bedrooms can be fully opened as can the veluxes on the landing. Thank you very much for your feedback and I hope you enjoy the remainder of your trip within the UK.
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A few minor details

  • 3 of 5

Lovely beach and brilliant walks

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An excellent week!

  • 5 of 5

We have jut enjoyed an excellent week at East Neuk cottage - a lovely cottage for a small family. Well fitted out and clean and tidy on arrival. We will return again!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well maintained cottage in the heart of the beautiful village of Findhorn. There were 4 (3 adults& a teen) of us plus our dog. The kitchen is well equipped, all rooms are a generous size and there are two lovely bathrooms. We settled in and felt at home straight away, thanks to the owners clear instructions. A short walk on our first day led us to the gorgeous beach & we were very lucky to spot a seal and dolphins, when the tide is out it reveals an expanse of gorgeous sand. We ate at the nearby Kimberley Inn as the other pub didn't allow under 18's after 8pm, had a very nice pub meal. Several trips out to nearby villages/towns to explore the beautiful coastline & a nice wander round the Findhorn Foundation followed by a very nice lunch. Came home very relaxed despite some mixed Scottish weather. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive comments. I'm delighted you enjoyed your time in the cottage and surrounding area. Look forward to welcoming you back!
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Gemütlichkeit am Meer

  • 5 of 5

Ein Cottage, in dem wirklich gar nichts fehlt! Bestens ausgestattet, liebevoll eingerichtet und gerade mal fünf Minuten Gehzeit an einen wundervollen Strand. Fünf Erwachsene fanden ausreichend Platz, unser Hund hat sich sehr schnell eingelebt und bereits am nächsten Tag "unser" Haus gegenüber vorbeilaufende Passanten verteidigt...

Man sollte vor der Anreise die Wegbeschreibung sehr sehr genau lesen, denn das Haus liegt nicht direkt an der Wohnstraße sondern praktisch in zweiter Reihe. Bei uns in Deutschland wäre das dann die Nummer 55/1. Leider steht die Hausnummer auf der anderen Seite des Hauses. Am besten die davorliegenden Hausnummern beachten, dann findet man es am schnellsten. Findhorn ist ein heimeliges Fischerdorf, die Findhorn Community und Foundation ein lohnender Besuch. Die beiden Pubs waren immer gut besucht, für Abendmahlzeiten mußte man reservieren. Die Schotten saßen zwar ohne mit der Wimper zu zucken auch im davorliegenden Garten, für uns war es auch mit warmem Pullover und Wollsocken zu frisch. Man sollte den ständigen kalten Wind nicht unterschätzen. Kurze Hosen dürfen getrost daheim bleiben.

An Freundlichkeit waren die Dorfbewohner nicht zu übertreffen, egal ob beim Bäcker ein paar Häuser weiter oder beim kleinen Lebensmittelgeschäft gleich daneben. Man kann dort alles Wichtige kaufen, sogar ein recht gutes Sortiment an Whisky zu moderaten Preisen ist vorhanden.

Die Vermieterin haben wir persönlich nicht kennengelernt, der Mailkontakt aber war gut und sehr bemüht. Darauf achten, dass sie den Keycode per Mail schickt, sonst steht man am Anreisetag vor verschlossener Keybox.

Fazit: für das Wetter kann niemand was - aber so eine lauschige Unterkunft macht vieles wett. Soll es doch regnen!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
Crown and Anchor & Kimberley
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


A few minutes walk to Findhorn Bay and 10 minutes to 5 mile long sandy beach.

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Further Details:

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $98.04
Pet Fee $26.14
Refundable damage deposit $130.72

Booking Notes:
Please see owner's website - for terms and conditions

Changeover Day:
East Neuk cottage will generally be available from Friday to Friday in high season. Flexible arrival days and short breaks available low season and for late bookings in high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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