Scotland, Highlands, Banff - Cottage

Gamrie Lodge Cottages: Outstanding holiday accommodation on the north east coast of Scotland.

    Property Features
  • Cottage
  • Sleeps 4
  • Self-catering
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Tennis court (shared)
  • Private garden
  • Staffed property
  • BBQ
    Location
  • Beach within 15 minute walk
  • Golf course 20 minute drive
  • Property in the countryside
  • A car is recommended
    Holiday Theme
  • Family holiday
  • Romantic / couples
  • Remote / secluded
    Suitability
  • Child friendly
  • Pets welcome
  • Suitable for elderly
  • Long term renters
  • Short term renters

Gamrie Lodge Cottages description

The luxury and comfort of exclusive boutique accommodation but with more space and privacy.

All set in a tranquil rural setting but less than a mile from the sea.

First class self-catering accommodation all on ground level.

GAMRIE LODGE COTTAGES, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND

The luxury and comfort of exclusive boutique accommodation but with more space and privacy.

Maybe you're planning a romantic break, or an action-packed holiday with the kids, or simply taking some time out for a well earned bit of peace and quiet.

Whatever your requirements, short break or long term stay at any time of the year, we hope either The Swallow or The Owl cottage at Gamrie Lodge are what you're looking for.

FIRST CLASS SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION, GARDENSTOWN, BANFF, ABERDEENSHIRE

We've set our standards high, both cottages provide the same first class self-catering accommodation all on ground level. Each cottage is furnished and equipped to the highest standard to provide an enchanting holiday environment in a tranquil rural location, yet less than a mile from the sea.

For your comfort our self-catering holiday cottages are fully furnished and tastefully decorated sleeping either 2+2 (The Swallow) or 4+2 (The Owl). In the event your group extends to 10 guests, access to both cottages can be linked through the courtyard.

Each cottage is double glazed, centrally heated and complemented in the main sitting room with a glass fronted feature cast iron multi-fuel stove.

In the main bedroom of each cottage you have the choice of two single beds or a 6ft wide super-king.

For the comfort of all guests please note that we operate a strict no smoking policy within the building.

A well-behaved dog is welcome subject to prior arrangement.

Parents can relax knowing that the large lawns provide a safe open space for children to play.

Gardenstown provides a small selection of shops for essential groceries and includes a Bakers, Butchers, Pub, Petrol Station, Doctors Surgery, and Post Office. In addition to these Banff also has two Supermarkets, Banks, several Restaurants a Hospital and Veterinary Surgery.

Activities & Places of interest in Banff
24 Golf Courses within 24 miles of Gamrie Lodge.
Explore dramatic castles, ruins and historic buildings.
Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail easily accessed from Gamrie Lodge.
Highland Games; between July and September.
Scottish Traditional Boat Festival - Portsoy

Photos of the holiday Cottage

Gamrie Lodge Cottages - Gamrie Lodge - Grade B Listed circa.1828
Gamrie Lodge - Grade B Listed circa.1828
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - Gamrie Lodge Cottages
Gamrie Lodge Cottages
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - Courtyard entrance to The Swallow cottage
Courtyard entrance to The Swallow cottage
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - St Johns Kirk circa.1010 overlooking Gamrie Bay
St Johns Kirk circa.1010 overlooking Gamrie Bay
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - Large open lawns and Walled Garden at Gamrie Lodge
Large open lawns and Walled Garden at Gamrie Lodge
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - The Owl - fully fitted modern kitchen
The Owl - fully fitted modern kitchen
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - The Owl - comfortable living space
The Owl - comfortable living space
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - The Swallow - dining area
The Swallow - dining area
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - Gamrie Bay
Gamrie Bay
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - Super-king size bed in main bedroom
Super-king size bed in main bedroom
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - The Swallow - comfortable living space
The Swallow - comfortable living space
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - View from Gamrie Lodge
View from Gamrie Lodge
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - Dramatic coastal scenery
Dramatic coastal scenery
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - The Owl - dining area
The Owl - dining area
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - Contemporary styling
Contemporary styling
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - The Swallow - courtyard view
The Swallow - courtyard view
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - Private gravelled courtyard
Private gravelled courtyard
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - Easy access to the main lawn
Easy access to the main lawn
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - Gardenstown Harbour
Gardenstown Harbour
Gamrie Lodge Cottages - Crovie
Crovie

The Banff - Highlands region

Gardenstown, Banff, Aberdeenshire on the North East Coast of Scotland.

Whilst spending time in this beautiful area you can enjoy a multitude of activities including golf, riding, fishing, cycling and walking which is by no means an exhaustive list. For those looking for less energetic experiences, why not explore the plentiful supply of dramatic ruins and historic buildings or seek out the many other idyllic places to slow down, rest, and take it easy with a book, sketch pad or easel.

GARDENSTOWN
Also known locally as Gamrie is a north facing, cliff hanging fishing community founded in 1720 by Alexander Garden of Troup. The original sea-town lies at the foot of the cliffs, similar to nearby Crovie and Pennan.

What distinguishes Gardenstown is the way that it has clambered up the cliffside in short terraces of houses linked by a single curving road whose steepness is such that on one side it is below the base of the house above, but above the roof of those below.

FYVIE
Fyvie lines a bank overlooking the river Ythan. In the 14th century it was a Royal Burgh, graced by a priory and Royal Castle. Every inch the Royal fortress Fyvie Castle was visited by Alexander III, William the Lion, and Edward I in his punishing progress through Scotland in 1296.

The Castle is open to the public and demonstrates some excellent 17th century plasterwork and an outstanding collection of paintings.

MACDUFF
This successful, busy fishing port, with its daily 8:00am fishmarket and boat-building yard, owes its prosperity to the transformation of the 'seatown called Doun' into a Burgh of Barony by the second Earl of Fife of nearby Duff House. The first Town Council ruling in the new burgh of Macduff in 1783 was to prevent the citizens from throwing dung, ware and rubbish on the streets; boys were forbidden to steal fruit from gardens and there was to be no harbouring of vagrants and idle and sturdy beggars.

PORTSOY
Created Burgh of Barony for the Ogilvies of Boyne in 1550. Portsoy grew to be a substantial trading port, exporting thread and linen to the English and marble to the French.
Portsoy Marble is a fine vein of serpentine. It is a beautiful mixture of red, green and white, and is wrought into tea cups, vases, sleeve buttons and other small ornaments.

Marble is still polished in the workshop down by the harbour.

PENNAN
Rather less primeval than its western neighbours, Pennan (once known as St Magnus Haven or Auchmedden) is easily recognised as one of the location for the 1983 cult film Local Hero staring Burt Lancaster. Once dependent upon fishing and smuggling in equal measure, it consists of a sturdy harbour and a north-facing crescent of beach-side two-storey cottages.

BANFF
The coastal town of Banff is extremely ancient. A charter of 1163 shows that Malcolm IV was living in Banff at the time and in 1372 Banff was confirmed Royal Burgh by King Robert II. Banff's most prosperous period was the 16th-18th centuries during which the town attracted town houses of local gentry.

The appeal of the area was enhanced by the construction of Duff House by the Earl of Fife in 1735.

TROUP HEAD
One of the finest viewpoints in Scotland, is a massive landmark of red sandstone rising to 365ft, and has long been a place of pilgrimage for bird-watchers. The high cliffs of Troup Head provide a spectacular setting for Scotlandís only mainland gannet colony.

There are also thousands of kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills, along with several other species, including puffins. You may even be lucky enough to see porpoises, minke whales or dolphins offshore.

Activities and places of interest in Highlands, Banff

Activities
Bird watching, Jet skiing, Surfing, Cycling, Mountain biking, Swimming, Windsurfing, Fishing, Fly fishing, Freshwater fishing, Hiking, Horse riding, Walking, Water skiing, Diving, Snorkeling, Whale watching
Local attractions
Forest, Botanical gardens, Scenic drive, Vineyard, Church, MuseumLaundry onsite
Location
  • Beach within 15 minute walk
  • Golf course 20 minute drive
  • Lake / river within reasonable driving distance
  • Property in the countryside
Holiday theme
Family holiday, Romantic / couples, Remote / secluded

Rental features

Property type
Cottage
Catering
Self-catering
Sleeps
Cottage sleeps 4 people
Suitability
Suitable for children, Pets welcome, Suitable for the elderly or infirm, Long term renters welcome, Short term renters welcome
Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, 1 king size bed, 1 sofa bed

In the main bedroom of each cottage you have the choice of two single beds or a 6ft wide super-king.

Bathrooms

1 bathroom (0 of which are ensuite), shower enclosure

Lounge

Seating for 6 people

A comfortable and welcoming space.

Kitchen

Fully fitted kitchen with modern appliances.

Dining room

Seating for 6 people

Interior features

We are also pleased to provide as standard:

- FREE WiFi access
- Wide screen TV
- DVD player
- Digital free-sat
- Mini CD hi-fi
- Dish washer
- Toaster
- Hair Dryer
- Clock-radio
- Ceramic hob cooker with extractor
- Fan assisted oven with separate grill
- Microwave
- Fridge freezer
- Washer / Drier
- Iron / Ironing board
- Fresh coffee maker & juicer
- All utensils
- Co-ordinated bed linen and towels

All accommodation is on ground level with easy access throughout.
Entertainment
High-def TV, Satellite TV, DVD Player, Blu-ray player, DVD library, Stereo system, Radio, CD Player, CD Library, Video game console, Video game library, Toys
General facilities
Linen provided, Towels provided, Staffed property, Central Heating, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Utensils, Kettle, Toaster, Iron & board, Coffee maker, Highchair, Log fire, Fax, Hairdryer
Internet
Internet available, Broadband access, Wi-fi available

Exterior features

Exterior facilities
Sailing boat available, Tennis court (shared), Garden (private), Garden (shared), BBQ, Garden table & chairs

Travel links

Famous Highlands attractions

24 Golf Courses within 24 miles of Gamrie Lodge
Why not explore the plentiful supply of dramatic castles, ruins and historic scottish buildings and follow the Castle Trail.
Speyside is home to more than half of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries. Most offer guided tours, gift shop, tutored nosing, exhibition (multi-lingual) and picnic facilities.
The Banffshire Coast has plenty on offer for all the family to do and enjoy. We have included here some of the summer events you might visit during your stay at Gamrie Lodge.
Whilst spending time in this beautiful area you can enjoy a multitude of activities including golf, riding, fishing, cycling and walking which is by no means an exhaustive list.

Rental Rates

 Period
 Rental prices are quoted in £ (GBP)
 
Start
End
 Weekly rate
Week night
Weekend rate
Minimum stay
 
08 Jan 13
15 Feb 13
 £240
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Flexible
 
16 Feb 13
17 May 13
 £310
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Flexible
 
18 May 13
23 Aug 13
 £395
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Flexible
 
24 Aug 13
18 Oct 13
 £310
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Flexible
 
19 Oct 13
20 Dec 13
 £240
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Flexible
 
21 Dec 13
03 Jan 14
 £310
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Flexible

Notes to rental charges: The rates advertised are based on the The Swallow Cottage (sleeping 2+2) available from £240 to £395 per week.

The Owl Cottage (sleeping 4+2) is also available from £315 to £495 per week.

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