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Auld Fishermans Cottage, Montrose, Aberdeenshire


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Auld Fishermans Cottage is situated overlooking the harbour in the quaint fishing village of Johnshaven on the North East coast of Scotland. The cottage has been the home of the McBays, a local fishing family for generations, and it is the perfect location for long quiet restful days by the sea, rock-pooling, spotting dolphins and watching the waves. The cottage overlooks the dock area of the harbour where you can watch the fisherman land their catch. The well-stocked local shop Johnshaven Stores is 100yds away, and Starfish Studios is next door, a beautiful gift shop where you can buy items made by local artists. The Anchor Hotel has a restaurant and lounge bar serving fresh locally caught fish and seafood daily.

During the summer Johnshaven holds the Annual Fish Festival, where you can taste local delicacies such as Johnshaven lobster, langoustine and Arbroath smokies, while listening and maybe even dancing to local bands! A variety of stalls are set up along the harbour area with attractions for all ages, with a raft race to top it all off. Situated at the other end of the village is the Wairds Park, with facilities, such as tennis courts, putting green, bowling green, children's play park and a football pitch, and there is also a small shop.

Johnshaven is a very friendly, beautiful old fishing village attracting visitors from all over the world, all year round. Set 7 miles north of the historic town of Montrose, where there is a good selection of shops, two museums, and the Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre. Montrose Links is the home of two 18 hole golf courses, where golf has been played for over 450 years. Stonehaven is situated 14 miles north of Johnshaven, where you can visit the historic Dunnottar Castle, a castle whose presence has been graced by many Kings and Queens of the past. From Stonehaven fishing trips and boat charters can be arranged, you can visit the museum by the harbour, or carry on the road up to Royal Deeside, following the whisky or castle trail around Aberdeenshire may fill a day or two also. The Stonehaven to Montrose coastal path passes through Johnshaven, so whether you fancy an afternoon stroll or a more serious hike, it is ideal. The Cairngorms National Park is approximately an hour's drive away, with skiing available at Glenshee and Lecht, hillwalking, ice climbing and watersports.

  • Sleeps 4/6
  • Bedrooms - 2
    (1 double with twin futon beds, twin bedroom)
  • Bathrooms - 1
    (bath and electric shower)
  • Washing machine, drying area outside
  • Microwave
  • TV/DVD
  • Free wifi available at Anchor Hotel, 100yds
  • Oil central heating
  • Cot, high chair and buggy if required
  • Enclosed shared back garden
  • Ample car parking in front of the house
  • Pets welcome
  • Montrose station - 7 miles
  • Airports - Aberdeen 32 miles, Dundee 34 miles
  • Good pubs/restaurants within 150 yards
  • Golf courses at Montrose 7 miles, Stonehaven 14 miles, Brechin 12 miles, Edzell 14 miles, Arbroath 21 miles, Carnoustie 26 miles, Broughty Ferry 30 miles, St Andrews 50 miles
  • Sea angling, Salmon fishing
  • Birdwatching - St Cyrus Nature Reserve 4 miles, Fowls Heugh, Stonehaven 11 miles, Montrose Basin visitors centre 7 miles
  • Skiing/Snowboarding, 50 miles
  • Castles, Museums, Stonehaven Hogmanay Fireballs
  • Walking, Dolphin watching - Johnshaven
  • Highland Games, Award winning beaches

Other attractions - NEOS (North East Open Studios), Scotland's largest open studios event held all over Aberdeenshire, with over 10 artists studios available in Johnshaven alone, held annually in September.

Auld Fishermans Cottage is situated overlooking the harbour in Johnshaven, with ample car parking in front of the house. The windows look out to the North Sea, where often dolphins can be seen passing by. The cottage has an enclosed shared back garden. Situated in the centre of Johnshaven it is a short walk to the bus stop and the local amenities.

The holiday cottage is freshly decorated and the accommodation is on two levels. The ground floor has a large sitting room with a pull out sofa bed, a kitchen with large dining table and seating area. Upstairs there is a twin bedroom, a double room with twin futon beds, both bedrooms have magnificent views over the sea, and a bathroom with bath and electric shower. The cottage is heated by oil central heating.

Johnshaven is situated just off the A92, from Dundee follow directions for the A92 to Arbroath, then to Montrose, keep following the A92 through Montrose and St Cyrus until you see the Johnshaven sign turning on your right.

From Aberdeen, follow the A90 until after Stonehaven, turn off onto the A92, follow through Inverbervie until reaching Johnshaven turn off on you left.

What's included:
Heating is included in the rental price.

Bed linen and towels are provided.
Bed linen and pillows for additional beds available.

Cost and availability:
This lovely seeside self-catering cottage is rented out year round.
Change over day is Saturday. Check out by 11am, check in after 3pm.
Short breaks in the low season.
�10 charge for pets.

Auld Fishermans Cottage, 11 Dock Street, Johnshaven, Montrose, Angus, DD10 0ES Scotland.

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