Welcome to Driftwood Cottage, a comfortable cottage in a friendly village, close to the sea, and convenient for touring the many castles, distilleries and other attractions that the area has to offer
Driftwood Cottage is, unashamedly, a seaside cottage that we bought early in 2019. It has a lovely feel to it, so much so that I was reluctant to leave, when we did our test stay! There are lighthouses and driftwood decorations, lobster pots and hemp rope banisters, but it is practical and well equipped and has fibre optic broadband.
The double bedroom, shower, lounge and kitchen are all on the ground floor. The rooms upstairs, a twin room and tv snug, have low ceilings and are most appropriate for children. The real attraction of this cottage is however, the garden. It is rare in a holiday cottage to have such an amazing outside space! Admittedly, the garden is steep, but there are terraces on the way up to the summer house offering a chance to stop and admire the view as well as to catch your breath. There is also a gate if you want to keep young children within a more manageable lower patio area by the back door.
The cottage is equipped with all mod cons (including WIFI) and we provide all the linen and towels you may need. We also provide a welcome pack in case you don't have time to buy all your groceries before you get to us.
The cottage makes an ideal base for those who want to explore the many castles or distilleries in the area, or to test out some of the local golf courses. Or you may like to try your luck catching a glimpse of the local wildlife - the resident bottlenose dolphins have been sighted between the two historic harbours on numerous occassions. If you have young children, the harbours give safe, sandy places to play and there is a beach in front of the caravan park. For older children, Sandend bay is only a couple of miles away and Suds Surf School is popular for surfing or stand up paddling lessons - or can hire boards and wetsuits.
There are some lovely walks along the coast, either the Coastguards' walk towards Whitehills or west towards Sandend, or futher to the picturesque ruins of Findlater Castle, perched on the cliffside, Sunnyside Beach or Cullen.
And of course you have the award winning Portsoy Ice Cream shop just up the road! Who could ask for more?!