Seilie Cottage - Self Catering Fishermans Cottage

Self Catering

81 Bankhead, Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire, AB45 3ZP

    Gardenstown nestles amongst the red sandstone cliffs of Gamrie Bay. The village is an unspoilt haven - just imagine stepping back in time - to the era of no mobile phones, where children could play outside in safety and a pub was a pub.

    Gardenstown is  the village that Morrisons used for their TV advert in 2012/13 - the one with the harbour. A short walk away is the historic village of Crovie. A short drive away is Pennan - famous for the film Local Hero.  The village is a hidden unspoilt gem set amongst sandstone cliffs.

    Seilie Cottage is a traditional fisherman's cottage, dating back to the mid 1800s located amongst the quaint terraces beneath the red sandstone cliffs of Gamrie Bay. The cottage is located in the heart of the village just a stones throw from the pub, little galleries, the  beach and harbour.
    The location ensures our guests a peaceful and tranquil break.

    Our theme is luxury and comfort - our love is food! The cottage is designed to ensure you have a comfortable stay with all the luxuries of home at your disposal!
    The accommodation in the cottage is on three floors - a comfortable lounge with a cloakroom off it on the ground floor. An eating kitchen and separate dining/sitting room are on the first floor. The third floor has 2 charming bedrooms - both with  king size comfy brass beds and a bathroom. The terraced garden is accessed from the first floor - with great sea views from the terrace at the top. A great place to watch the sunset with a glass of wine! Or chill under the apple tree on the patio with a good book.

    The cottage accommodates four people comfortably in the two bedrooms. A double sofabed is located in the lounge if extra space for up to 6 guests is required.

    The lounge is a comfortable traditionally furnished room with a log burner to ensure you are cosy on some of our chillier nights.  It is decorated and furnished in a traditional Scottish style. A colour TV with integral freeview & DVD player is provided for the use of guests. There is a wide range of DVD's (including Local Hero), books, magazines, games, a CD player, an ipod dock and radio.

    Off the lounge is a cloakroom with WC and wash- hand basin.

    The first floor has an eating kitchen equipped with everything a self catering foodie would need. The dining room comfortably seats up to six round the dining table.  THe dining room is also a great space to plan your day-out, read or just daydream.

    The top floor has two bedrooms. One looks out the front of the property with great sea views. The second bedroom looks out over the garden. Bathrobes and a hairdryer are provided.  The beds have been described as the most comfortable that some of our guests have ever slept in!

    The bathroom has an electric shower over the bath.

    The garden is very sheltered and on three levels - with great views at the top level. There is a double seat for that early evening drink or for just watching the sun go down over the cliffs. The second level is perfect for outside dining and BBQs or why not have a siesta on a lounger after a good meal under the apple trees. The first level has a small table and chairs for that morning cuppa in the sun. There is also an outbuilding which houses the washing machine, tumble drier, BBQ, fishing rods, bins etc.

    We welcome well behaved dogs - by arrangement at a small charge of £10 per dog.  Maximum 2

    Please go to the cottage website or phone me for any further information you need - a warm welcome awaits you in Gamrie!

    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Seilie Cottage
    £450.00 per unit per week

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


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Electric Cooker
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Microwave
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Payphones Available
    • Shower
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Families
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Young People


    • Children Welcome


    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Village Location


    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Road Directions

    From Aberdeen - take the A96 to just outside Huntly. Then the A97 to Banff. From Banff follow the A98 through Macduff and turn left just outside Macduff onto the B9031 signposted Gardenstown.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Banff Tourist Information Centre is 7 miles from Gardenstown.
    From Banff - follow the A98, towards Fraserburgh which takes you through Macduff. Just through Macduff turn left at road sigposted Gardenstown.

    Once into Gardenstown keep going down the hill until there is a sign for Main Street to the left (a red post box and telephone box are in front of you). Go along main street until you see the Garden Arms Hotel. Seilie cottage is facing the hotel on the terrace above. (The cottage is painted white with green around the windows)

    Getting there by railway:- The nearest train station is 25 miles away in Inverurie.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Aberdeen airport is approximately 1 hour by car. Inverness airport is approx. 2.5 hours by car.

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