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The Brae Steading, Fordyce

Sleeps 22 Dogs Allowed1 Bedroom1 Bathroom£565 - £1055 pw



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This property has clear sea views

Description

Set in an elevated position with magnificent countryside and sea views a short distance from a conservation village, yet close to sandy beaches, fishing villages and coastal walks.. All on the ground floor.

Porch: With washing machine and storage for coats and boots.

Living room: With Freeview TV, DVD player, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and French doors leading to sitting-out area.

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Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine, Velux window and tiled floor.

Bedroom: With kingsize bed.

Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot available on request. Highchair. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area with garden furniture and barbecue. Hot tub (from October 2021). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole. There are 2 steps in the garden.. This detached barn conversion, adjacent to the owner’s home, is located just outside the lovely conservation village of Fordyce, 1½ miles from the Moray coast. A magical place, the village is a warren of narrow streets and beautiful houses still following a medieval plan, and all wrapped around a magnificent centrepiece, Fordyce Castle, simply sitting on a bend in the village street. The holiday cottage is very spacious, comfortable and warm, and takes advantage of the panoramic views of both sea and countryside, with the arched French doors in the living room leading to a sunny sitting-out area at the front. Set within 1 acre of private grounds with dedicated guest outside area with garden furniture and BBQ available.

Fordyce also offers an attractive park opposite the old kirkyard as well as a Victorian garden. The sandy beach at Sandend is a quick drive or a 45-minute walk from the cottage, where local fish can be bought and surfers enjoy the waves. Good coastal walks abound through the old fishing villages of Portsoy and Cullen, or alternatively travel inland through castle and whisky country. There are plenty of golf courses in the vicinity, and the variety of bird and wildlife both onshore and off will please the keen nature lover. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

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Top Features

BBQ
Bed Linen
Cot / Travel Cot
Detached
Dishwasher
Golf Nearby
High Chair
Internet
Parking
Romantic
Rural
Short Breaks Allowed
TV
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
WiFi

Guest Comments

"We stayed there for a week 31.07 - 07.08 and could not fault a thing. From the lovely, well thought out welcome basket to the well appointed accommodation, there was nothing to disappoint. The location was idyllic with far reaching views to the Moray and Aberdeenshire coast and across to Moray Firth, and plenty of wildlife to see. The hosts were very helpful, welcoming and at hand should we have needed them. Would thoroughly recommend a chilled out holiday there. 100% fantastic."

Heather, August 2021

"Enjoyed an excellent stay, the property was spotlessly clean, and provided all the comforts of home. Owners were also extremely nice, and very helpful without being intrusive.Local area was stunning, and totally relaxing.Local restaurants provide a high quality of food and not to costly.Well Worth a visit."

Susan, July 2021

"Perfect getaway for change of scene & relaxation in home from home space with expansive views/glorious long sunsets, welcoming hosts, and a great coast trail to potter along as the mood took me."

Sandie, July 2021

"Absolutely stunning property and superb hosts everything you need for a wonderful holiday"

Black, July 2021

"Emma and Andy we're brilliant from start to finish. The welcome box was just what we needed after a long drive. Nothing was too much trouble and chatting with Emma we were told even more places to visit !!Fordyce is a lovely village but has nothing in it except an absolutely outstanding Bistro in the old kirk. Well worth a visit but book on first day of arrival because it doesn't open every day and gets booked up very quickly.Portsoy is only a few miles away and they have a good coop with everything you'll need. It also has a lovely hotel for food. Cullen is excellent for walks along the beach. Visit as many coastal villages as possible. There is some amazing views The Brae Steading is amazing and you won't be disappointed with either the views nor the facilities provided Thanks Emma and Andy for an amazing holiday."

William, July 2021

"Lovely cosy and well appointed cottage. Good view towards the coast and a short walk from the beautiful village of Fordyce. Next to fields and a wood for dog walking ( wet in October so take wellies ). Good selection of books, music and movies. Local information and ordnance survey maps provided. Short drive to the lovely beach at Sandend And coastal walks. Good back roads for cycling straight from the door and dry storage for bikes in the barn next door. No shops in Fordyce but short drive to Portsoy or Cullen for facilities. Well located in a great area to explore."

Peter, October 2020

"Great base to explore the area stunning views across the fields to the sea whatever the weatherLovely welcome pack for humans and dogs thoughtfully left by Diane and Tim. We will definitely be back. Local metropolis of Portsoy has a small COOP, butchers, bakers and Chip shop for all your holiday needs"

Richard, October 2020

"The house is very comfortable and extremely well equipped. A terrific view with two lovely outside seating areas if the weather is good. Very clean and tidy. The bed was slightly on the small side for us as we’re used to king sized at home but nevertheless it was comfortable. The local area has so much to offer and we would love to go back and see more!"

Jim, September 2020

"Lovely spot with amazing views."

Lb, September 2020

"Excellent cottage in a lovely part of coastline with plenty of activities available."

Nigel, August 2020

"Great cottage very clean everything you need only downside is the easy chair and folding bed not comfortable"

Alex, July 2020

"had a wonderful holiday break, couldn't fault the cottage everything you could need, plus some extra little touches from the owners like doggy treats, a dog bed, and for the humans tea ,coffee, biscuits, milk--I found this really thoughtful, would come back here again"

Kim , March 2020

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