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“Fantastic cottage and location.”
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Cottage on Road above Harbour
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Cottage on Road above Harbour
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28 reviews
Cottage on Road above Harbour
Kitchen/Dining Area - Cooker/Washing Machine/Fridge etc
Lounge Area with wall mounted TV/DVD
Lounge with Cosy Fire
Cottage (Now has additional porch on side)
Bedroom
Bedroom View over the Bay
Bedroom with TV/DVD
Bedroom with en-suite
Bedroom View
Bathroom with Shower
Bathroom with Corner Bath
Gardenstown from the Sea
Boats in the Harbour
Gardenstown Beach
Seals on the Rocks
Piping - Bay and 'Muckle Rock'
Fantastic Birdlife
Boats in the Harbour
Sun Setting over the Harbour
Dolphins in the Bay
New Porch
Beach with the 'Apostles'
St John's Historic Churchyard
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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AmandaDor...
Chichester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Fantastic cottage and location.”
Reviewed 5 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Harbour cottage is a well equipped comfortable cottage. I stayed with my husband and two dogs. It sits one road back from the harbour, has beach views from the bedroom window and is a very short walk from the beach. Local people were extremely friendly and helpful. There is a 'summer' tea room (Harbucks) on the harbour which is well worth a visit...........no set prices just a suggested price list and donation box. There is also a superb restaurant on the harbour called Harbour Restaurant. This is not open everyday and gets booked up well in advance. Gardenstown and neighbouring Crovie are beautiful, quiet and relaxing. It also makes a great base for driving out to see other local areas. There is only one convenience store at the top of the village which wasn't particularly well stocked but Banff the next main town is only about a 15 min drive away. There is a quirky 'shop' next to Harbour Cottage called 'British Gnome Stores'...............mmmm a bit difficult to describe really.......some second hand stuff ..........some new stuff and some homemade (sort of ) gnomes!
A boat trip 'Explorer' sails from the harbour' We had a lovely 2hour evening trip to Troup Head giving good seabird photo opportunities.
We would definitely stay at Harbour Cottage again.

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Liked best: Comfortable, as described, beautiful location.
Liked least: A good local provision shop would have been useful.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with pets
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Reviewed 13 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Mattress could have been better
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Wolfgang...
1 review
Reviewed 8 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Liked best: Lage mit kurzem Weg zum Hafen, zur Nordsee und zum einzigen Pub
Liked least: Keine Sitzmöglichkeit im Außenbereich
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
10 Sep 2016
Thank you Wolfgang .... Glad the weather was good for you!!! You are most welcome any time.
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doroth49
Cheffes, France
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Travelling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
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