"The best cottage we've stayed in" Graded 4* by Visit Scotland, our lovely cottage welcomes returning guests year after year
Do you ever look at photos, book the accommodation and arrive only to be disappointed because the photos didn't match the actual, the towels looked as if they've seen better days and a note from the owner tells you the heating only comes on once a day! Garden Cottage photos match the actual, the towels are big and fluffy and thanks to the recent installation of a bio mass boiler it's lovely and cosy 24/7.
10 minutes from the beautiful coastline this magical part of the world offers, Garden Cottage is ideal for couples, families or a group of friends.
Situated on a family run farm the cottage is very private and a lovely large landscaped garden that's laid mainly to lawn - ideal for children to play safely. The detached cottage is on one level, double glazed, centrally heated (by way of a bio mass boiler so you'll be roasty toasty) and has an extremely well equipped kitchen. There are no other holiday rental properties here so no traffic (other than the occasional tractor!) going by.
The large open-plan living/kitchen/dining area has a wood burning stove (logs are supplied), a flat screen TV with Freeview, video, DVD player, music centre, books and CD's. There's two leather sofas with matching chair and a foot stool. Doors from the lounge lead onto the patio, which is in full sun for most of the day, so relax on the garden furniture and enjoy the tranquility that Byth brings. The large dining table easily seats 6 so no scrunching up as you fight for elbow space.
The kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, fridge and electric cooker. The crockery is neutral and the cupboards house plenty of pots, pans, serving dishes and glassware. We provide a welcome basket as there's also tea, coffee, sugar etc plus the "little extras" such as bin bags, washing powder, dishwasher tablets and soap.
The utility room, off the kitchen, has a washing machine, separate dryer, freezer, iron and ironing board.
The cottage has two bedrooms; first bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has twin beds. There is also a z-bed suitable for children, a single blow up bed and a cot.
There are two bathrooms: an ensuite shower room in the double bedroom and a family bathroom with shower over the bath next to the twin bedroom.
Garden Cottage is well situated for exploring castles, tucked away coastal fishing villages and beautiful long untouched sandy beaches with hidden coves. You can follow the Malt Whisky Trails, play golf at one of the excellent nearby courses or enjoy some great fishing and shooting. All are within easy reach.
Pack a picnic (there's a basket and a pull along cooler for your use in the cottage) and enjoy the beautiful nearby beaches which include Banff, Inverboyndie, Cullen, Fraserburgh, Balmedie, Findhorn and Hopeman.
The nearby villages of New Pitsligo (mini mart, Indian restaurant, chemist, library, Fish & Chip shop, Chinese takeaway & post office) and Strichen (excellent butcher, small Co-Op supermarket, chemist & several hotels) are a short drive and the market town of Turriff and seaside town of Banff have lots of shops and restaurants. The village of Pennan, where scenes from Local Hero were filmed, is a short drive away as are the lovely little fishing villages of Portsoy, Sandend, Crovie and Gardenstown.
Laminate flooring throughout with the exception of the bedrooms which have neutral carpeting.
Pets are welcome but we do ask they are kept within the main living area of the cottage, and kept out of bedrooms. Please let us know, at time of booking, if you are bringing along your pet.
Linen, towels and electricity are included in the price
Patio furniture and bbq provided
Discount offered for stays of longer than 2 weeks
Recent Guest Comments:
Lovely cottage, beautiful place, fabulous welcome basket and fabulous hosts - couple from Sheffield
The cottage was wonderful - family from Houston
We cannot wait to return and have booked another two weeks for the same time next year - couple from Liverpool
What a Scottish haven - family from Montrose
We have had a beautiful week in this lovely cottage - family from Germany
Visit No11 to our favourite holiday location - family from South Shields
Lovely cottage with lots to do in the area - couple from Lanarkshire
Fabulous cottage. Fabulous hosts. Fabulous setting. Fabulous stay - friends from Livingston
We've enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage - family from France
Lovely relaxing holiday, beautiful setting and a very peaceful break - family from Northern Ireland
I wish I could stay
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.