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43 reviews
Cosy and Comfortable Lounge
Dining room, easily seats six
Spacious Master Bedroom
With Kingsize and Single Beds
Double bedroom with feature fireplace
Picturesque and tranquil Findochty
There is always a warm welcome at Harbour Cottage
Dramatic coastal location
The harbour is still used by lobster fishermen
The stunning view from the private patio
Whisky distilleries within easy reach
North East coastline rated 11th in the world by National Geographic!
Fantastic sunsets over the Moray Firth
The castle trail is near by
Safe sheltered beach 5 minutes walk away
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Buckie, Moray, Scotland

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jim_hEdin...
Edinburgh
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect Location”
Reviewed July 2, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

This is a really nice little cottage. We joined my partner's parents here for a couple of days. We all wished we'd had longer. It's well furnished with bright, welcoming decor. It's well laid out with nice bright bedrooms. It's also well equipped with everything you could need. The little garden/courtyard at the back overlooking the harbour was particularly good. I could have sat and watched the comings and goings all day.

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Liked best: The garden/courtyard.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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allycat61
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect Getaway”
Reviewed July 1, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

My wife and I had a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage. We were welcomed by Ian and Ishbel giving us a tour and providing us with a lovely starter pack including a bottle of wine ( nice touch). The cottage is very well equipped and spacious in a perfect location beside the harbour .There's a good size area to sit outside with harbour views and gets the sun all day long if you are lucky enough . The area is perfect for long walks along the stunning coast. We were sad to leave. cant wait to return again.

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Liked best: The stunning view of the harbour
Liked least: Loved everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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scottishm...
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Harbour Cottage!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The Findochty cottage had everything you could possibly want to make your vacation perfect, rain or shine. The Harbour cottage had an amazing view of the harbour and we were lucky enough to have great weather so we were able to sit outside and enjoy the view! The cottage was fully equipped with everything you need for all different age groups. Ishbel and Ian, who responded quickly to emails and requests, provided a welcome pack of food and wine which we really appreciated. This is a great area to explore the local beauty or to travel further a field. The local walking trails are easy with spectacular views and points of interest. We walked to Cullen and enjoyed the food at the Rockpool bistro, food was amazing, I would totally recommend "Sole on a Roll" yum!. Cullen also has a wee tourist information which was very helpful. We got the bus back to Findochty, they run every hour. Buckie had a really good Indian restaurant, sit in or take out. The local pub, easy walking distance from the cottage, served huge fish and chips, it gets quite busy so best to book if a larger group. I know that my mother in law is already thinking about her next holiday in Findochty, thank you for a great experience.

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Liked best: The view over looking the harbour
Liked least: 1 bathroom
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Peter H
Crosby, Merseyside
1 review
“Harbour Cottage”
Reviewed June 5, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at harbour cottage. The location is excellent with a patio directly overlooking the harbour so there were always interesting views, especially at sunset. The cottage itself was very clean and comfortable, with a particularly generous feature being a wood burning stove with a plentiful supply of wood. the wireless internet was fast and reliable, a really useful holiday addition. We went on many excellent walks in the area, perhps the best of which was Crovie and Troup Head to see the gannet colony. We would use this cottage again.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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FamilyEag...
Horsham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cosy Cottage on Harbour Front with wonderful views”
Reviewed May 17, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Amazing harbour cottage beautifully decorated throughout. All the facilities you need and more, the kids were delighted to see a range of good quality games, toys and books all provided and there is a dishwasher/washing machine as well, always handy with kids. The accommodation is warm and comfortable and the welcome basket provided was brilliant, it was a great holiday.

The seating area in the rear garden is 4m from the boats sitting in the harbour (fully enclosed garden though so kids are safe) and the sun sets just to the west as you sit (if your lucky enough with the weather) drinking wine. The harbour wall keeps the wind at bay and it is really peaceful.

Within a few minutes there are several bays for walking, and the towns of Cullen/Buckie are are only a few minutes away by car. There was even a mobile Fish and Chip shop which parks at the harbour entrance (2min away) on a Thursday night. Brilliant.

Contact was also great with plenty of updates etc and there is wifi access.

Highly Recommend.

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Liked best: Beds were super comfy and views over harbour
Liked least: Mobile signal can be dodgy, A highchair could be a useful addition but most families would bring one anyway.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Sunbathin...
Cheshire
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Peace, perfect peace!!!!”
Reviewed May 13, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Had a lovely week at Findochty. Cottage lived up to expectations. Such a lovely relaxing holiday. Local pub was very friendly and I think my husband made it his second home! Did a few trips locally and visited Speyislay Distillery (the oldest). Weather was extremely kind to us and had sunshine every day, even if a bit blustery!

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Liked best: Relaxing location
Liked least: Downstairs bathroom was a bit of a nuisance in the night & with 5 adults!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Linda1245
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Loved it.”
Reviewed April 28, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Harbour Cottage for me and my sisters was just perfect. On arrival with parking right outside the cottage we were greeted by the welcoming owners Ian and Ishbel who showed us around. (Sorry we were a bit late) The grocery pack was plentiful and included wine... nice touch....
The Lounge and Dining Room look onto (Commercial Street) to the fishermen’s cottages across the road which are all well kept and pleasing to look at, the wood burning stove we didn't use as it was not needed, so cannot comment on that.
The Kitchen had the best view of the lovely small harbour, (more used for pleasure now) there was everything in there, you do have to bring salt, washing up liquid, tea towels etc. it’s like a home from home.
The Utility room houses the boiler and washing machine (maybe you need to bring washing powder)
The Ground Floor single bedroom with window overlooking the harbour area was a must for my sister who finds it easier to be on ground level, it has no wardrobe or mirror so we brought an over the door hanging rail which sufficed and borrowed mirror from upstairs. The telephone is in this room which we used a couple of times (free at certain times.) or a donation for usage. The mobile signal is not good in this area. There are a couple of steps up to the kitchen/utility and bathroom but that was fine, bath with shower over… good shower with plenty hot water maybe a hook behind the door would be good.
Upstairs bedrooms, big with very comfy beds. Could sleep 5, no toilet upstairs.
Patio… We did manage to sit out on the spacious Patio when the sun came out, we could have stayed there forever, (well maybe not when the sandstorms coming from the fields arrived, never seen anything like it, a spectacle to behold, I do believe that it had never been like that before. Everyone that passed by had a smile and hello, all very friendly, there is no access to harbour road from patio but it is only a short walk around the houses. The Admiral pub which serves really nice food is a short walk, it is best to book.
There is also a shop nearby. Uphill.
On a walk around the harbour and lower part of village you will discover little sandy bays and rocks to scramble over.

I fell in love with this little fishing village Findochty or Finichty (Gaelic) a few years ago when my sister took me down there.. I cannot praise this cottage or little fishing village enough, The price varies, I wish I owned the cottage. thank you for a lovely stay.

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Liked best: View from Patio and Kitchen window.(standing)
Liked least: No dislikes.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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