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The Brae Steading

Sleeps 2
2 dogs
1 bedroom
1 bathroom

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.


Clear Sea Views
Hot Tub Access
Parking Available
Walk-In Shower
Bike Storage
Golf Nearby
High Chair
Cot / Travel Cot
Washing Machine


“Our return visit to the beautiful and tranquil Brae Steadings, was wonderful again. It was an amazing week, in an outstanding venue, which is a well equipped home for home". There is great attention to detail, including a brilliant welcome pack. Our stay was peaceful, relaxing and amazing. Thank you to our lovely hosts. We will be back!”
— Fiona, 1 August 2022
“Superbly presented holiday accommodation in a wonderful setting. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful during our two week stay. The adjacent barn was ideal for storage of bikes, golf clubs, etc. Have already booked for 2023.”
— Joan, 18 July 2022
“Great accommodation, rural location, very peaceful. Portsoy just a few miles away with local shops.”
— Angela, 4 July 2022
“A truly amazing holiday accommodation. Total peace and quiet. Lovely unatrusive owners who were there when needed. Spotlessly clean. Everything we could have asked for.”
— Helen, 28 June 2022
“Our Hosts were wonderful and the cottage was fully equipped and perfect for all our requirements.”
— David, 20 June 2022
“Absolutely stunning location. Well kept and the views from the hot tub are amazing. Highly recommended. Not much nearby if walking but ideal if you want to visit the many local fishing villages and nearby attractions.”
— Lee, 16 June 2022
“This was a return visit for us and we had an amazing time again!! Such a beautiful place in the best location!! We will be back for more! The hot tub and view are an added bonus!! Thank you so much! I had an extra special birthday stay!!”
— Tracy, 23 May 2022
“A super break from the welcome, accommodation, location, hot tub and welcome pack. We couldnt ask for more.”
— Elaine, 11 April 2022
“Really nice accommodation. Owners were very welcoming and there if we needed them. Lovely welcome pack, property was very clean inside and had everything we needed. The view from the hot tub was amazing. Very peaceful setting, will definitely be back in the future!David & Karen”
— David, 5 April 2022
“Great cottage in a stunning location. Cottage was very well appointed with everything on hand cosy & comfortable, a real home from home! Welcome pack was a very nice touch and had something for everyone even our dog! Beautiful coastal villages & beaches in surrounding area. Very handy field right next to cottage for early morning dog walkvery safe & secure & dog was able to run freely.”
— Elaine, 4 April 2022
“I cannot fault this accommodation. Everything you need is provided, the property is comfortable and well equipped, the location is stunning and the owners are welcoming but unobtrusive. The hot tub is the icing on the cake! We will definitely be back for another visit!”
— Jo, 5 March 2022
“Great accommodation, brilliant hosts.”
— Jo, 19 February 2022
“I work for the NHS and when looking for a place with a hot tub to relax, celebrate my birthday and have a much needed break, my husband and I decided to book The Brae Steading for a long weekend. The cottage is fairly easy to find, you could actually see it from the road. It's within walking distance to the lovely wee village of Fordyce and a short drive from both Portsoy and Cullen. From the moment we arrived, we couldn't have felt more welcome. The hosts showed us around and showed us how to use the hot tub! The cottage is gorgeous, cosy and with everything you could possibly need. The welcome pack was a great extra and very thoughtful. As it was my birthday weekend, we had already been in touch with the hosts for recommendations for a nice place to eat. We chose the Seafield Arms in Cullen, which was wonderful, and this is where they went above and we were unable to get a taxi from the cottage (due to there being no service at the moment), we were driven to the hotel and back again, so allowing us to have a drink! We were left to our own devices but we knew our hosts were just next door should we need them! All in all, we had the most wonderful time and I would highly recommend The Brae Steading to anyone and I'd give it 5 stars!!”
— Donna, 2 February 2022
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, from the welcome by the host as we arrived with our 2 big dogs, the dog friendly environment, the Welcome box of goodies, both human and canine and, of course, the hot tub. Already recommended it to friends.”
— Gillian, 25 January 2022
“What an absolutely incredible stay! Thank you so much! The Brae Steading is very well equipped and thoughtfully laid out and well stocked with kitchen essentials! The views are breathtaking, especially when enjoyed from the hot tub, which we did a few times daily!! Plenty to explore in the surrounding area, stunning coastal walks, castles and so much more! Me and my partner loved it so much that we booked to return next year for my birthday, we hadn't even got home before booking!! ;) cannot wait to come back with the dog in early summer!”
— Tracy, 23 November 2021


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