Situated on the Moray Firth coast, Portessie is one of a number of old fishing villages that lie on a three-mile stretch of shoreline to the east of Buckie on Scotland's 'sunniest north east coast'. Moray is known as the Scottish Riviera as it gets very little rain and has a warmer and gentler climate than most other parts of Scotland.
It's an unspoiled coastline, with dramatic cliff scenery, beautiful beaches and picturesque villages such as Gardenstown and Pennan. Families will love the extensive beach at Cullen and enjoy local opportunities to ride, golf and watch rare birdlife - the RSPB Reserve at Spey Bay is a must for keen birdwatchers.
The Moray Firth has one of only two resident populations of bottle-nosed dolphins in Britain and regular boat trips leave from Buckie and Macduff harbours on dolphin-watching expeditions. There are a multitude of golf courses along this coastline. A wonderful base for a magical holiday experience.
- Sleeps 5
- Bedrooms – 2
(1 x double, 1 x family room with
1 double and 1 single)
- Bathrooms – 1 shower room
- Washing machine
- TV and DVD
- Unlimited Wifi
- Wood burning stove
- Travel cot available
- Garden furniture
- Sorry, no pets
- Buckie – 1 mile
- Airports: Aberdeen 45 miles,
Inverness 60 miles
- Keith station - 10 miles
- Pubs and restaurants: Bijou by the Sea café
10-minute walk along the seafront from cottage.
Large number of cafes, hotel restaurants in Buckie
and the numerous villages along the coast.
- Strathlene Golf Course 0.5 mile,
Buckpool Golf Course 2 miles
- Elgin, Lossiemouth, Duff House Royal,
Cullen, Royal Tarlair,
Hopeman, Garmouth, Spey Bay golf courses
within 1/2 hour drive
- Walkers, this is paradise with the
Moray Coastal Trail stretching for c50 miles
from Findhorn to Cullen
and all the places in between
- Malt Whisky Trail
- Boat trips from Buckie for dolphin spotting
- Bird watching
- Duff House - stunning paintings and furniture
- Cycle routes
- Miles of sandy beaches
This cosy and welcoming cottage is presented to a very high standard with great care and attention to detail. Quietly situated away from the main coastal road up a little side street, the ground floor has a lovely sitting room with a wood burner, a smart shower room and a well-equipped kitchen with dining area.
Both bedrooms are on the upper floor, one a double and one with both a double and single bed. An adjoining building not only provides the laundry facilities but also stores the outside furniture.
Take the A942 road into Buckie. After 300 yds you pass Tesco on the left - at the roundabout go straight over and follow the road for another 300yds (approx) till you come to another roundabout (main street of Buckie).
Go straight over this roundabout and head towards the sea. The road goes down a hill and (tight corner) sweeps right. Stay on this road and you should see the Fish market sheds and then the harbour on your left. You are on the A942. You will pass through Ianstown and your next landmark is a little bar on the right, the Craigenroan Bar. It is small bar with a red T sign above it. You are not far away now. You will see the sign for Portessie and the next landmark is a single house on the left which has a white coloured wall. You need to slow down as you are stopping just after this house around the corner at the blue coastal road sign. Park on the left pavement on the sea side (it’s really wide and other cars will be parked there).
The cottage is across the road up Rannas Place.
Gas central heating.
Starter pack of kindling, logs for the stove.
All linen and towels included.
Selection of books, games and DVDs.
Cost and availability:
Change over day is Saturday. Check in from 2pm; check out by 10am.
To book this charming fisherman’s cottage on the Moray coast, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental prices.
direct to the owner
Sonas Cottage, Portessie, Buckie, AB56 1SQ