No 8 Shore

Self Catering

No 8 Shore, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 1PB

    No 8 Shore is a delightfully unexpected place from where you can do an amazing number of things.

    Walk in the country along miles of beaches and cliffs, swim in the sea (I did as a child!), do almost any of your favourite outdoor sports, perhaps golf on ordinary or world-class courses, birdwatching, climbing (3000ft mountains 30 miles away), safe cycling, sea or river fishing of every sort, sea sports, sailing (berth your own yacht out front!)

    There's archaeology, Scottish history, ancient civilisations (over 2500 years), town trails, conservation areas, sail round the still-working Bell Rock lighthouse, built in 1811 by men just with hand picks and chisels. There is an active theatre, a modern swimming pool, a sports/leisure club, a pro-active museum, a new visitor centre, a miniature railway.

    And the weather? Arbroath has a unique physical geography which gives it the second highest number of daily sunshine hours in UK.

    Or, you could just wander round a town of friendly, but discreet people who know you're on holiday and might just want a quiet, relaxing holiday with economically-priced cafes and restaurants, or grander affairs in grander places as you choose. Perhaps you could spend the afternoon in the comfortable sitting-room above a fascinating working harbour: fishing boats, yachts: little ones or ocean-going; or a magnificent annual Sea-Fest. No 8 Shore is a comfortable, spacious, three-bedroom second floor flat which sleeps seven, in a 150 year-old red sandstone house. It is built beside Arbroath harbour, with working fishing boats beside pleasure boats and a life-boat station, directly over-looked to the south and over the sea from the lounge and two of the bedrooms. So you can be 'part of it all' yet remote if you wish!

    The fully-carpeted lounge/dining area and bedrooms all have windows (child-safe if you wish), have good clean comfortable furniture, and my photographs (an amateur!) and my wife's paintings (a professional!) on the walls. The bathroom is not small, has a bath/shower and has non-slip ceramic floor tiles. There is a second toilet/shower-room available as well.The kitchen is well equipped with a similar floor to the bathroom. The flat door has a good quality door lock, for those who feel safer that way - but not really a problem here. The electric central heating can be timed, with individual radiators turned on/off as required, or just turned on for a short 'heat', for individual taste. There is ample clothes and other cupboard space - so you don't have to continually fall over Dad's old fully pressurised rubber diving suit which he insists on taking on any holidays near water!

    There will be starter supplies of milk, tea, coffee and bread lest you don't have time to bring or buy your own. Please let me know if you have a special requirement in this respect.

    There will be one good-sized towel per person, per week: you may hire more in advance as you require.

    There will be an information folder to cover as many topics as I can think of that might be useful; there will also be some books, games and some ornaments for your own interest.

    In most circumstances, (though this cannot be guaranteed) there will be someone to meet you on your arrival at the flat, who will show you round and advise as required. There will, however, always be a letter from me so that you know where to contact me for any assistance not already provided.

    The main condition of acceptance of any booking is that good care is taken of the property and its contents. Holidays start from 3.30pm on the day of arrival until 10.30 on the day of departure. A deposit of 50% of the rental is payable to confirm your booking. The balance is payable one month before the holiday. Where bookings are made less than one month before arrival, the full amount of rental is payable when renting.

    Occupancy - No more than the maximum number of people may use it – namely six. We cannot be liable for any loss, damage, sickness or injury whatsoever caused which may be sustained during the holiday to the tenant or any member of the holiday party or guest.

    Bed linen and towels, one towel pp., supplied. Extra towels can be hired in advance.

    With any cause for complaint or accidental damage, this must be reported to me immediately. It is too late to report the matter after the holiday.

    Smoking is not permitted in the property, or the stairway, or downstairs corridor.

    Payment may be made by sterling cheque or credit/debit card (Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Maestro, Switch only). For late bookings at less than 10 days before the start of the holiday, only credit/debit card payment can be accepted. Bookings can only be made by phone, or email.

    4 Self Catering
    Walkers Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    No 8 Shore -
    £806.00 per unit per week

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Highchair Available
    • Cot Available
    • Children Welcome


    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Waterfront Location
    • Coastal Location
    • Town Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Young People


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles


    • Kitchen
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Lounge
    • Freezer
    • Iron Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Electric Cooker
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Shower
    • Fridge
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Towels Provided
    • Hairdryer Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Television
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Switch Card
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card
    • Cheque


    • Taxi Rank < 100m from station
    • Parking
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • On Public Transport Route

    Road Directions

    From Perth: A90 east to Dundee, then signs to A92 Arbroath. After passing under railway bridge (now in Arbroath), pass white tower on the right, straight on at small roundabout, then first right. Reach harbour in 100metres, turn right into Shore. No.8 is a red wooden door - open this (unlocked) go through door at end of short corridor, and up two (easy) flights of stairs to dark blue door of No.8.

    From Aberdeen: south A90 to Brechin, follow signs to Arbroath (A933). At roundabout in Arbroath, right towards Dundee (A92), straight on at next roundabout: After 3rd sets traffic lights turn left and follow as at 'Reach' above.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Coaches can be used direct to Arbroath Bus station. From there, walk out to dual carriageway, turn right, pass two sets of traffic lights after the one you've reached the main road by, then turn left and go as 'Reach' in the 'Car' section below.

    Scottish Citylink tickets: or 08705 505050

    Scotrail: 0900 160 0900

    Getting there by railway:- From Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen, main line to Arbroath - most trains stop there, but not all. If not taking a taxi - easiest - go left out of front of station, walk down to a T-junction. Turn right, then after 50mtrs, turn left into East Mary Street. After 150mtrs, go straight over roundabout to harbour. Turn left into Shore. No.8 is a red wooden door about 50mtrs on the left - open this (unlocked) go through door at end of short corridor, and up two (easy) flights of stairs to dark blue door of No.8.

    Scotrail: 08457 484950

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh, Glasgow, Prestwick, Aberdeen, Dundee, I suggest go to city centre and then train as 'By Rail'. At Dundee Airport, you could hire a car from Dundee in advance, with the keys being left at airport reception for you. (Dundee Avis - outwith UK +441382) in UK 01738 818313; with same pre-fix, National 224037; and Hertz, 223711.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)
      • with steps and no ramp
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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