The Rock, Portessie by Buckie, Moray, Scotland
The county of Moray is known as the Scottish Riviera as it gets very little rain and has a warmer and more gentle climate than most other parts of the UK. The north east of Scotland has remained largely undiscovered and is extremely beautiful - it is a great place to rent a Scottish cottage. There are miles of deserted sandy beaches and rocky coves, pretty fishing villages (including Pennan - set of the film Local Hero and more recently Portsoy Harbour – set of an episode of Peaky Blinders), forests, mountains and lochs. The famous Whisky and Historic Castle Trails take you on a discovery journey through Moray and Speyside.
Moray is a wildlife lovers dream. The Moray Firth boasts its own resident dolphin population which can be spotted all year round - you can see them from the beach of take a boat trip out to see them close up. Osprey can be seen from May, fishing for salmon from the sea at Spey Bay nature reserve (and further down the Spey River) along with many hundreds of migrating birds. Otter, seals, eagles and whales can also be spotted throughout the year. If you want a birdwatching holiday in Scotland then this holiday cottage in Moray is ideal, with the sea front and sandy beaches just meters away.
If you want a walking holiday in Scotland then the Speyside Way starts close by - it is a way-marked trail covering nearly 100 miles through Moray. Cycling is easy from this Scottish self-catering cottage - the National Cycle Route is signposted, taking you through lovely forests and pretty Moray fishing villages. For the more adventurous, mountain biking routes for all levels of capability are available on the outskirts of Fochabers, a few miles away. Moray has more golf courses than any other county in the UK - many are just a few minutes drive from the cottage. Horse riding and sea/loch fishing for trout and salmon can easily be arranged if you are staying here. This Moray seaside holiday cottage is a wonderful place to stay in Scotland and there is so much to see and do in the area, Portessie offers a local Golf Club a Driving Range a Public Bar a Hair Salon and a Café Bar Restaurant.
- Sleeps - 2/4
- Ground Floor Bedroom 1
2 Single Beds, Bed Sheets & Duvets, Dressing Gowns & Slippers, Hangers, Storage, Reading Lights, 32” Smart TV
Towels, Soap, Shampoo,: Conditioner, Hairdryer,: Toilet Paper, Hot Water & Washing Machine
- First Floor Bedroom 2
1 King Size Bed, Bed Sheets & Duvet, Dressing Gowns & Slippers, Storage, Reading Lights, Whisky Snug, Uninterrupted Sea Views
Wood burning stove, 43” Smart TV, WiFi, Leather Seating, Mood Lighting, Coffee/Gaming Table, Uninterrupted Sea Views
Refrigerator/Freezer, Microwave, Oven & Hob, Pots & Pans, Plates, Bowls & Cutlery, Oil, Salt & Pepper
- Outdoor: Patio
- Parking & Facilities: Free Off & On Road Parking
- Guest Access
Accessible Entrance: Ground Floor Fully Accessible for our Elderly & Infirm Guests: First Floor accessible for all other Guests
- Outside Tap, Refuse Store, Drying Area
- Dogs welcome
- Short breaks - minimum 2 nights.
- Free WiFi
- Buckie - 1 Mile & Elgin 19 Miles
- Airports - Inverness 50 Miles & Aberdeen 45 Miles
- Railway Stations - Keith 10 Miles & Elgin 19 Miles
- Pubs and Restaurants - Walking Distance
Craigenroan Public Bar: Bijou By The Sea Cafe Bar & Restaurant
- Town Centre Shops - 1 Mile
- Miles of Beautiful Coastline
- Haven for Wildlife
- Local Golf Clubs: Strathlene, Buckpool, Cullen Links & Spey Bay all Nearby
- Dolphin Centre Spey Bay
- Fabulous Sea & Mountain Views
- Nature Reserves & Woodland Walks
- Bow Fiddle Rock
- Fishing & Shooting
- Off Road Driving
- Quad Biking, Go Karts, Horse Riding, Cycling & Walking
- Boat Trips & Water Sports
- Tours & Museums
- Famous Whisky Trail, Distilleries & Castles all Nearby
Coastal self-catering accommodation for 2/4:
The Rock has recently been fully renovated and modernised being beautifully finished with Caithness stone laid to the entire ground floor, luxury vinyl to the upper floor and a tartan carpet laid on the staircase, the Rock benefits from full gas central heating and a wood burning stove, the Rock also benefits from the most amazing uninterrupted sea views from the lounge on the ground floor and from the first floor bedroom with a delightful snug area for enjoying a dram of whisky or a glass of wine whilst taking in the awesome views before retiring.
The property ground floor is fully accessible for our elderly & infirm guests - the first floor accessible for all other guests.
On the ground floor there is a bedroom with two single beds - beautifully furnished and complete with dressing gowns and slippers, reading lights and 32” Smart TV. The bathroom is spacious with towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, hairdryer and a washing machine.
The second bedroom is on the first floor with a king size bed, with dressing gowns and slippers, reading lights, Whisky snug and uninterrupted sea views.
The sitting room has comfortable leather sofas and stunning uninterrupted sea views, 43'' Smart TV, WiFi. There is mood lighting and a coffee/gaming table.
The self-catering kitchen has everything you could possible need including frige/freezer, microwave, oven and hob.
Outdoor a gorgeous patio for you to sit and relax. There is Free Off and On Road Parking, an outside tap, refuse store and drying area.
We ask kindly that guests please take all waste glass used at the Rock away with them, glass can be safely disposed of in the recycling bins which are located outside the Tesco Supermarket in Buckie, for all other rubbish please use our own recycling bins located to one side of the Rock and ensure that all rubbish is outside the property before your leaving time.
Directions to Portessie by Buckie:
Portessie is situated 19 miles east of Elgin. Turn off the main A96 road at the roundabout in Fochabers onto the A98 following this road for 7 miles then turn left onto the A990 to Portgordon.
Once in Portgordon follow the coast road with the sea on your left hand side, heading east and on to Buckie where you will come to a T junction where you turn left, follow the road past Buckie Harbour on towards Findochty on the A942 and with the sea on your left The Rock with its fully glazed gable facing the sea is located on your right hand side approx 300 yards past the Craigenroan Public Bar.
What's included in the holiday let:
Gas central heating and all electricity are included.
Also bed linen, luxurious bathrobes and a starter pack of tea, coffee, milk, salt, pepper, toilet roll, shower gel and towels.
All bin liners and cleaning fluids are also included.
Cost and availability for staying at The Rock:
Minimum of 2 night stays with fees from £125.00 per night for 2 persons, fees from £50.00 per night per additional person (maximum of 4 persons staying at any one time)
Up to 2 small to medium sized pets are permitted at The Rock for a fee of £10.00 per night per pet.
To book this delightful seafront holiday let in Moray, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental prices.
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The Rock, 24 Great Eastern Road, Portessie, Buckie Moray AB561SR.