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Beachfront Cottage at 5 The Hythe, Findochty

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dawn view of the Hythe - also known as Crooked Hythe
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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
4 nights minimum
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The house: in a stunning location in Findochty, right on a small secluded sandy beach, built in 1873 as two fishermen's cottages, and now joined together to form a beautifully and fully renovated 4 bedroom family home. Inside: on the upper floor you will find the master bedroom with king sized bed and ensuite shower room, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 single bedroom and a family bathroom, whilst the lower floor provides a spacious open plan kitchen diner with separate utility and a cosy lounge with open fireplace. Outside: to the rear, stairs take you to a secluded raised deck area for outdoor entertaining. A further smaller deck to the side of the house has a bench to take in the spectacular views and magnificent sunsets in privacy. Little extras: jacuzzi bath, TVs in 3 of the...The house: in a stunning location in Findochty, right on a small secluded sandy beach, built in 1873 as two fishermen's cottages, and now joined together to form a beautifully and fully renovated 4 bedroom family home. Inside: on the upper floor you will find the master bedroom with king sized bed and ensuite shower room, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 single bedroom and a family bathroom, whilst the lower floor provides a spacious open plan kitchen diner with separate utility and a cosy lounge with open fireplace. Outside: to the rear, stairs take you to a secluded raised deck area for outdoor entertaining. A further smaller deck to the side of the house has a bench to take in the spectacular views and magnificent sunsets in privacy. Little extras: jacuzzi bath, TVs in 3 of the 4 bedrooms, selection of books, board games and DVDs. Beaches/Harbour: immediately to the front of the property is a small sandy beach with seating areas and a BBQ. Relax in the morning with a coffee and the paper or in the afternoon with a glass of something cold. In the evening be sure to keep an eye out for dolphins, seals and maybe even whales. A couple of minutes stroll to the right of the house brings you to a larger beach with rock pools ideal for 'crabbing', dog walking or just a pleasant walk. A short stroll in the opposite direction will bring you to the harbour area where fishing boats and pleasure craft are moored, overlooked by the statue of a fisherman known as the Mannie . Fishing boats are still operating from the harbour; visit at the right time of day and you might hook yourself a shellfish bargain from one of the friendly locals.. Food, drink and supplies: the local pub is within 5 mins walk where you can sit outside and enjoy the views with a cold drink and maybe sample something from the menu. There is a shop about 5 mins walk away where you can buy most of your fresh goods such as milk, bread, cooked meal meats, fantastic steak pies and a morning paper. Next to the shop there is a pharmacy which also doubles as a post office. There are the usual larger supermarkets just a short drive (about 3 miles) away in Buckie. During the week there are several mobile vans that operate in the village selling fish suppers and burgers if you don't feel like cooking. In either direction, in Cullen and in Buckie, there are numerous options for takeaway food including great fish suppers, as well as various cafes and restaurants and fantastic ice cream at Cullen and in Buckie. Activities: there are excellent walks and cycling paths either side of the village; the Moray Coastal Trail goes past the house, and the Speyside Way (one of the four official Long Distance Routes in Scotland) begins in the centre of Buckie. Go right from the house and you can walk/cycle along the cliff tops to Portknockie where the remains of Green Castle can still be seen and of course the famous Bow Fiddle Rock. Go a little further and you will reach the stunning beach at Cullen. Go left from the house and down beside the pub, you can walk onwards to Strathlene Golf course and driving range, to a lovely waterfront cafe at Strathlene, and then on to Buckie. The area is full of walks and cycle rides with the Winding Walks at Fochabers (about 15 mins drive) having purpose built cycle tracks within the forest. The Moray Firth is famous for the world's largest and most northerly bottlenose dolphins. They pass the house daily – if you keep a vigilant eye then you should see them. More information on their activities can be found at the Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay. There are many excellent links golf courses in the area, and lots of good fishing; sea fishing from the shore and by boat, river fishing on the Spey and other smaller local rivers.. There are numerous iconic whisky distilleries on the area, and many have visitor centres and conduct tours. Christies Garden and Visitor Centre with its outdoor children's play area, Baxters Visitor Centre and Craft Village and Johnstons Cashmere Centre are nearby. There is a swimming pool in Buckie and bowling, swimming and a cinema in Elgin. But we hope your favourite activity will be relaxing at the house enjoying the tranquillity and views!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Dogs welcome by prior arrangement, and must be kept downstairs at all times.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Fiona M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2016
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Reviewed August 15, 2021

The Hythe is an ideal location for a family holiday and this house is well equipped with all you need to enjoy your stay. The decking area behind the house was ideal for al fresco dining and barbecues and the children enjoyed good access to...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank DCS56
thosemiddletons, VR Owner at Beachfront Cottage at 5 The Hythe, Findochty, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the very positive feedback!

Reviewed August 5, 2021

Our favourite place for a family holiday! See you next year if not before! Thank you again Those Middletons.

Date of stay: July 2021
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thosemiddletons, VR Owner at Beachfront Cottage at 5 The Hythe, Findochty, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2021

So pleased the weather was good for you Gordon, and always great to have you back

Reviewed June 29, 2021 via mobile

We’ve enjoyed a fabulous stay. Wonderful location; cosy and comfortable home, with stunning views and sunsets. Dolphins spotted each day. It’s been the happiest week, thank you.

Date of stay: June 2021
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thosemiddletons, VR Owner at Beachfront Cottage at 5 The Hythe, Findochty, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2021

Great to hear you had such an enjoyable stay 👍

Reviewed June 13, 2021

We spent a fantastic week at this very comfortable, well-equipped cottage straight across from the beach in Finechty. Lots of lovely places to visit around about and most a very short drive away. Great variety of places to eat in or take away. We had...More

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank Fiona C
thosemiddletons, VR Owner at Beachfront Cottage at 5 The Hythe, Findochty, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2021

Many thanks for the kind words Fiona, much appreciated!

Reviewed June 10, 2021 via mobile

Just back from another wonderful stay at 5, The Hythe. We arrived after an 11 hour drive to a wonderful welcome pack of essentials and fabulous treats - the first smile of the holiday! The house was sparkling clean and so inviting. Everything had been...More

Date of stay: June 2021
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thosemiddletons, VR Owner at Beachfront Cottage at 5 The Hythe, Findochty, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2021

Thanks very much Nicola for the very kind words. Will be great to welcome you back again next year. Fiona x

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Reviewed May 9, 2021 via mobile

Date of stay: May 2021
thosemiddletons, VR Owner at Beachfront Cottage at 5 The Hythe, Findochty, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2021

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Reviewed November 8, 2020 via mobile

This was our second stay in this lovely cottage and we were not disappointed! Especially at this time of year when the weather can be somewhat unpredictable, the house is a lovely space to relax indoors and enjoy the fabulous views! OUR YOUNG CHILDREN ABSOLUTELY...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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Reviewed October 18, 2020

Fantastic stay in this very comfortable well equipped cottage, great location overlooking the sea , look out for the dolphins. Lots of lovely places to visit nearby and the best fish and chips in portknockie Can definitely recommend. Thanks again to Wendy for meeting us...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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Reviewed July 26, 2020

Didn`t think we were going to make it but luck of Covid lockdown was on our side! 5 Beachfront is perfect for a lovely family holiday, not many places to go because of Covid but staying here you don`t need anywhere to go to keep...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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thosemiddletons, VR Owner at Beachfront Cottage at 5 The Hythe, Findochty, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2020

Many thanks for this great feedback Gordon - look forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed June 20, 2020 via mobile

Date of stay: June 2020
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beachfront Cottage at 5 The Hythe, Findochty

Beachfront Cottage at 5 The Hythe, Findochty is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

Beachfront Cottage at 5 The Hythe, Findochty has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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