56 Church Street, Portsoy, Banffshire
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The cottage is nestled in a conservation area, in the Burgh of Portsoy which lies midway between Cullen (of Cullen Skink fame) and Banff.
It is a two minute walk to the 17th century harbour with wonderful sea views. Portsoy was established as a Burgh in a charter signed by Mary Queen of Scots in 1550 and was traditionally a fishing village associated with the herring trade until the 19th century. What you find today is an attractive uphill town centre with fascinating streets winding down to the harbour. On these streets you can find everything from a curio/second hand bookshop, chemist, baker to an ice-cream shop serving locally made ice-cream.
Portsoy is an ideal base for visiting tourist attractions such as the 'Castle Trail' and the 'Whisky Trail'. There are numerous golf courses and wonderful sandy beaches all within an hour's drive. Alternatively, every summer Portsoy hosts the famous Small Boats Festival and you could spend time in Portsoy enjoying Loch Soy on a pedalo with a children's play area, shops and cafes close at hand.
The Moray Firth which laps the Portsoy coast is home to many seabirds, seals and dolphins. Trips are available locally to enable you to catch sight of them. Walkers in Portsoy can choose from a range of countryside and coastal walks to suit all ages. Ultimately, Portsoy also has a famous natural resource, which is 'Portsoy Marble' found in the vicinity of Portsoy and can be purchased locally or for the amateur geologists it may be found by scouting the surrounding coastline. There is so much to do for all the family in this lovely corner of Scotland.
- Sleeps - 4/6
- Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin + sofa bed)
- Bathrooms - 1 (with overbath shower)
- Washing machine
- Gas Rayburn cooker
- 2 x TVs, one with DVD, radio/CD player
- WiFi Broadband
- Cot and high chair available
- Elevated back garden with view over the sea
- Garden seating
- Short breaks
- Pets welcome
- Banff - 6 miles
- Inverness Airport - 50 miles
- Aberdeen Airport - 50 miles
- Stations - Huntly 17 miles, Keith 12 miles
- Pubs/restaurants - within walking distance
- Golf - 6 miles
- Coastal walks
- Sailing, Fishing & Boat trips
- 17th century harbour
- Sandy beaches nearby
- Castle Trail
- Whisky Trail
The cottage was fully refurbished in 2008/9 and is a listed building, you can get directly to Loch Soy from a walkway opposite the cottage. The entrance is through a double front door and once inside there is an open plan layout. To your left is the sittingroom with comfortable seating. There are also games, books and DVDs available. The TV has built in Freeview and a DVD player and there is access to WiFi Broadband. It is a perfect place to relax after a day's sight-seeing!
To your right and down a number of original stone steps is the kitchen which features old wooden beams and an original flagstone floor. There is a Rayburn gas cooker which adds to the cosiness in this room. The dining area has a large table and seating for 6 - there is also a portable TV in this area so you won't miss out on your favourite programme whilst cooking!
Upstairs there are two delightful bedrooms: one double and one twin. The bathroom with overbath shower is situated between the two bedrooms.
Outside there is an elevated back garden which has a bird's eye view of the coast and the town. There is garden seating and the use of a barbeque.
Portsoy is situated on the A98 coast road. Detailed directions on booking.
All bed linen, towels and heating are included in the price.
Pets are welcome but are not to be left alone in the house for long periods.
Cost and availability.
Change over day is Friday. Arrival time 3pm and departure by 10.30am.
Short breaks available.
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56 Church Street, Portsoy, Banffshire AB45 2QR