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Sea Thistle at Gardenstown. Beautiful cosy cottage by the sea.

Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
The quaint village, otherwise known as Gamrie, is characterised by winding roads and old fishermen's cottages connected by cross-crossing walkways. A perfect city getaway in all seasons.

This quiet and picturesque coastal village has a cafe, restaurant (not open daily), a Spar shop and a small local pub with very friendly local people. Advance booking is strongly recommended for dining in the pub and restaurant.

This lovely cosy three storey cottage is situated next to the fishing boat harbour and just a steps away are the sea wall lookout and the sandy Gamrie Beach.

The Sea Thistle cottage offers a fully equipped kitchen, open plan living/dining room with a woodburner on the ground floor. A spacious double bedroom and a single bedroom are located on the second floor. Another double bedroom and a shower room with wc are on the to...
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Listing #HL8468978
About the Owner
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2016
Interaction with guests
We are expatriate in Australia and email is the best way to communicate with. There is a keycode lock at the front door. The code will be sent to guests a week before their arrival. Emergence contact person is living within the village.
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Immediately when stepping through the door it felt like home - cosy and with everything you would need for a longer stay - we only had two nights :-(. The owners got immediately back to me when booking, and it was on rather short notice,...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Ms Frauke D
Management response:Responded 21 May 2018

Dear Ms Frauke, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We do try to keep the cottage as homely, clean and cosy as we could. We are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage as we do. We hope to see you very soon....More

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We loved the sea thistle cottage. We were visiting due to a family bereavement and thought the cottage was lovely. Very comfortable, lovely patio and very cosy. Our only issue was that we didn't realise the road to the village was closed due to a...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Lynne R
Management response:Responded 19 February 2018

Dear Lynne, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed the cottage. I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused by the temporary road closure. As we are expatriate in Australia, local news from home travels a...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The location and layout of the cottage was perfect for our family visit and the area and local pub were amazing. The communication was great and our early check in was accommodated with no fuss. We did feel that the bathroom could do with updating...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank kslb2017
Management response:Responded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you did enjoyed Gardenstown and the positive view of our cottage. I am sorry for the bathroom was not up to your standard. Although the cottage doesn't has a luxury bathroom, we always keep it in...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Babies and children are welcome. Please bring your own baby cot as it is not provided. Please also take care of young children with steep stairs and the woodburner. A modest...
    1 Shower
    2 Fulls
    1 Twin
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About the neighbourhood
An area of Aberdeenshire, in the north east of Scotland, encompassing spectacular country landscapes and the picturesque coastal villages of Gardenstown and Crovie. Built into the old red sandstone cliffs the villages have a quaint atmosphere. From the lovely harbour and beaches you can look out over the Moray Firth.
An ideal place for a day visit or holiday break, the area has much to offer and explore – Walks, wildlife, heritage, arts and crafts, to name but a few and it is also in close proximity to a number of great visitor attractions, golf clubs and much more.
Gardenstown village and outskirts boasts a selection of galleries, a pottery and art and craft workshops. There is also a local shop, a hotel, restaurant and a tearoom.
Getting around
There is regular local transport in the village but timing maybe problematic. Own transport is strongly recommended.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Aberdeen International Airport : 67.0 km
Railway: Keith : 48.0 km
Aberdeen airport is 67km away. Just over an hour drive.
Hard copy of a map is necessary as gps and google map may lose their single in some area.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.5 km.
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