Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Tour Scotland Self Catering Holiday Cottage Recommendations Portknockie


Tour Scotland self catering holiday cottage recommendations in Portknockie, Moray Firth, Scotland.

Failte is a lovely semi-detached cottage in the pretty coastal village of Portknockie. The cottage has two first floor bedrooms, a king-size double and a twin, along with a first floor snug with sofa bed. Downstairs is a super king-size double with en-suite shower room, a family bathroom, kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with woodburner. Outside is a patio with furniture and a barbecue, and free parking can be found on the roadside on a first come, first served basis. Failte is very well placed for enjoying the harbour and amenities of Portknockie, as well as for heading out to explore the area's coastline, fishing villages, cycle trails and more.

Baker's Cottage is a detached, stone built cottage in the coastal village of Portknockie in north east Scotland. This cottage sleeps seven people in three bedrooms, consisting of one ground floor king-size double, one double and one twin, as well as a bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with breakfast table, dining room with comfy seating, a sitting room with woodburning stove and a first floor snug with single bed. Outside there is off road parking for one car and an enclosed front garden with furniture. Baker's Cottage is an ideal retreat for a family who wish to explore this part of Scotland. Amenities: Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, wine cooler, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, stereo, iPod dock, WiFi, PlayStation 3 with games, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Extra fuel for woodburning stove available on an honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, high chair and stair gate on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Enclosed front garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: The staircase leading up to the snug is steep, care should be taken.

Seaspray is a semi-detached cottage situated in the village of Portknockie on the north east coast of Scotland. This cottage sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, consisting of one ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, two first floor doubles and a twin, as well as a main bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with woodburning stove. Outside the cottage there is roadside parking and a courtyard. Seaspray is an ideal holiday home for families and friends who wish to visit the many fishing villages, distilleries and castles that can be found in the area.

Gracemount is a fully renovated stone cottage in the pretty coastal village of Portknockie. The cottage has a single and twin room on the ground floor, along with a shower room. Upstairs are two doubles, one with an en-suite shower room, and a bathroom. Back downstairs, there is an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and a sitting area, and also a separate sitting room with electric fire. Outside, there is off road parking for two cars, and an enclosed rear patio with furniture. The harbour and beach are just a few minutes' walk from Gracemount, which is a wonderful base for enjoying the town of Cullen, exploring the Moray Firth coastline or a day out in historic Elgin. Amenities: Gas central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage available on request. Patio courtyard to rear with furniture and BBQ on request. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk. Harbour 3 mins walk. Sea 1 min walk. This cliff top village is in a stunning location and overlooks a natural harbour on the Moray Firth coast. From here rugged cliffs can be explored along with coves and beaches, and discover the local landmark of Bow Fiddle rock. The area is a magnet for birdwatchers, with colonies of seabirds making the cliffs their home and providing a magnificent spectacle for ornithology enthusiasts. Offshore, dolphins and seals are a regular sight in this area. Portknockie has a variety of shops, including a general food store, public house, butcher's shop and more besides. Beneath a dramatic setting of a railway viaduct is the town of Cullen, which is famous for it's fish soup, known as Cullen Skink a delicious smoked haddock and potato dish. The North east of Scotland is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered.

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