Portknockie, Cullen, Moray
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Portknockie is a peaceful friendly village on the Coastal Trail with an attractive harbour within a two minute walk of the house. It provides the perfect base for exploring the Castle Heritage and Whisky Trails.
Opportunities for golf, fishing, hiking and cycling are close by and
Portknockie is well catered for with a newsagent, chemist, Post Office, general store, pub, hotel with restaurant, fish and chip shop, Bowling Club, tennis courts, children's playground and hairdressers.
The amazing cliff top walks around the village provide spectacular views of Bow Fiddle Rock and Scar Nose in addition to stunning views across the Moray Firth: the cliffs are an ideal location to spot dolphin, porpoise and a wide variety of flora and fauna. The leisurely walk along the old railway line takes you over the magnificent viaduct to Cullen, the home of 'Cullen Skink'.
Cullen offers a charming selection of independent shops and places to eat. It has a golf course, a harbour and an impressive sandy beach. Take a walk around the splendid grounds of Cullen House, a spectacular building with parts dating back to 13th Century. The estate has links to Bonnie Prince Charlie and is the seat of the Earl of Seafield. The Old Kirk within the grounds is still a working Church of Scotland. A little further, 5 miles away, Buckie has a variety of shops, banks and places to eat plus the Fishing Heritage Museum and working harbour with RNLI base.
Spey Bay Wildlife Centre and Tugnet Ice House are only a 20 minute drive away and Elgin with its cathedral ruins, Johnstons cashmere, museums, cinema and shops is about a half hour drive. Banff, Duff House and Macduff Marine Aquarium are also about 30 minutes away and well worth visiting. Cairngorms National Park is just an hour's drive away, while Inverness and Aberdeen are a little further for that shopping or theatre trip. If you are looking for a day trip, the Highland Wildlife Park, the Heather Centre, Falls of Shin, Fort William and Loch Ness are also recommended.
- Sleeps - 6
- Bedrooms - 3 (1 double, 2 twin)
- Bathrooms - 1 bathroom plus downstairs WC
- Real flame log effect gas fire
- Central heating
- TV, Freeview, DVD, video, stereo
- Enclosed south facing rear garden
- Shed with outdoor electrical supply
- Garden furniture and barbeque
- Cot and high chair by arrangement
- Pets welcome but with a limited number
- Short breaks available in the Off Peak season
- Cullen - 2 miles
- Inverness Airport 52 miles, Aberdeen Airport 62 miles
- Keith station - 11 miles
- Pubs/restaurants - within walking distance
- Golf � 1.5 miles
- Fishing � 1/4 mile
- Walking/cycling trail � 1/4 mile
- Beaches - 1/4 mile
- Tennis courts, bowling green - 1/4 mile
- Children's play area - 1/4 mile
- Spey Bay Wildlife Centre 10 miles
- Fishing Heritage Museum 5 miles
- Cullen House and grounds 2 miles
- Duff House 9 miles
- Macduff Aquarium 10 miles
Clythness is a charming fisherman's cottage in the delightful historic village of Portknockie on the Moray coast. The listed 3 bedroom traditional stone house provides spacious accommodation and has been modernised throughout to a high standard. The property is tastefully furnished and well equipped with the benefits of central heating and an enclosed south facing garden for outdoor relaxation and dining. It is ideal for a family holiday or for a quiet break.
The property sleeps 6 in generous double and twin rooms upstairs and a large twin downstairs. The double room has an original stone wall with feature fireplace plus large pine double wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV and sea views. The upper twin room is furnished with pine beds, pine wardrobe and drawers and also has a sea view. The first floor also has a bright, modern family bathroom with separate shower, plus spacious airy landing with outlook across the Moray Firth.
On the ground floor, the large twin room has pine beds, a pine wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV with video player and door with access to the enclosed garden. The spacious dual aspect living room is tastefully furnished with an open real flame gas fire, TV, Freeview, DVD player and a selection of games and DVDs. The kitchen is well equipped with breakfast bar, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, coffee maker and food steamer. The diner also houses fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer and there is access to the small cloakroom and side garden.
The enclosed back garden is south facing mainly gravelled with a lawned area, shrubs, raised beds, patio, shed and outside electrical supply.
From Elgin follow A96 (Aberdeen) to Fochabers. Turn left on to A98 (Buckie and Fraserburgh). Travel 10.6 miles on A98 and turn left on to A942. Clythness is 1.2 miles on the left.
From Aberdeen take A96 (Inverness) to Keith (44 miles). Turn right on to A95 for 2.1 miles. Bear left on to B9018 for 9.4 miles. Turn left on to A98. After Cullen Bay Hotel turn right on to A942. Clythness is 1.2 miles on the left.
Heating is included in the price. Bed linen and towels are provided.
A Welcome Pack with tea, coffee, juice, milk, shortbread etc is also provided.
Cost and availability.
Saturday is changeover day, check in after noon, check out by 10am.
Short breaks are available in the off peak season.
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Clythness, 25 Church Street, Portknockie, Buckie, AB56 4LN