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'The Best Cottage We've Stayed At' 2B 2B detached cottage with private garden

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Gorgeous Garden Cottage
With the pond in the background. Bike storage in outbuildings next to cottage (and power washer)
A must ! Lush award winning handmade ice creams and sorbets at Portsoy Ice Cream Shop
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Set on over 350 acres, 15 minutes from several beautiful beaches, you'll find Garden Cottage offering you total privacy to relax and recharge in the stunning North East of Scotland scenery. Overlooking the private garden the large open plan kitchen/dining/living room is complete with wood burner. From the lounge area you'll be able to open the French doors onto the patio and enjoy a coffee as you plan the day ahead. Sleeping four in two Super King sized beds, with the second bedroom being a twin if requested, we also have a z-bed for a young child, but please be aware this does reduce floor space considerably. There's a family bathroom with shower over the bath and an en-suite shower room. The utility room has a washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, iron and ironing board. The rece...Set on over 350 acres, 15 minutes from several beautiful beaches, you'll find Garden Cottage offering you total privacy to relax and recharge in the stunning North East of Scotland scenery. Overlooking the private garden the large open plan kitchen/dining/living room is complete with wood burner. From the lounge area you'll be able to open the French doors onto the patio and enjoy a coffee as you plan the day ahead. Sleeping four in two Super King sized beds, with the second bedroom being a twin if requested, we also have a z-bed for a young child, but please be aware this does reduce floor space considerably. There's a family bathroom with shower over the bath and an en-suite shower room. The utility room has a washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, iron and ironing board. The recent additional of an environmentally friendly bio mass boiler means the cottage is lovely and warm 24/7. There are no other holiday rentals here so you'll be able to enjoy the cottage in a beautiful and peaceful setting. There's no hidden extras and we even provide 'the little things' such as washing powder, dishwasher tablets and extra bin bags. Oh, and not forgetting logs if you'd like to light the wood burner or fire pit. Garden Cottage is ideally situated for relaxing (doing nothing!) or exploring castles and tucked away little coastal coves. Follow the Whisky Trails, play golf at one of the excellent nearby golf courses or enjoy some great fishing and shooting - all are within easy reach. Pack a picnic (cooler & basket provided) and enjoy the beautiful nearby beaches, some of which are award winning, at Hopeman, Inverboyndie, Cullen, Fraserburgh, Banff and Findhorn or visit the lovely old fishing villages of Pennan, Crovie, Gardenstown, Portsoy, Sandend and Whitehills which are all a very short drive away. We are Pet Friendly and welcome well behaved dogs. We do not charge for pets, but guests must let us know at time of booking if they are bringing a pet/s with them and do ask you respect our house request to keep pooch out of the bedrooms. Guests may arrive at the cottage anytime after 4PM and departure is by 10AM GUEST COMMENTS: We arrived to a very welcoming cosy cottage with the wood fire roaring, lights on and a lovely bottle chilling in the fridge. Anthony and Carrie could not have done enough for us, they are excellent hosts and have a really wonderful property. We can't recommend it enough. Look no further! The many touches (often forgotten) from the fire, welcome basket and hot radiators are important, immediately letting you know it's 'their place' - not something you often find We arrived later than anticipated and were welcomed by a very cosy cottage. The fire had been lit, lights were on, curtains pulled and a great welcome from Anthony and Carrie assured us of a good 10 days ahead. We were not disappointed Lovely clean cottage in an amazing setting - the only 'noise' was from the birds! When I made the booking I mentioned it was my wife's birthday - a very nice gift was left cooling in the fridge with a hand written note. Nice personal touches here, not just the birthday bottle but from the very welcoming owners who were extremely friendly Two flat living city families staying and everyone agreed they LOVED their stay here. There is a HUGE garden for the children to play safely while we watched them enjoying drinks on the patio. Marshmallow toasting at the firepit was a real treat for the children. Everything about our stay was unforgettable and we would love to return. We all have great memories of our stay, thank you We have never visited a holiday home more than once. This is the exception! We just loved the tranquillity and privacy. 5*+ cottage with fantastic hosts who could not do enough for you One of the best we've ever stayed in So much to see and do in the area and staying in this super comfy, super clean, cottage made it 5* This cottage was exactly as described and in excellent condition. It was a pleasure visiting this part of the world and staying here The photos don't do the cottage justice, it is larger than we anticipated. The owners are extremely friendly & helpful and we would just love to return Lots of personal touches here make this a cottage where the owners care really stands out. The attention to detail, along with the very well equipped kitchen made it very easy to feel at home I cannot recommend this cottage enough. It is so lovely, so peaceful and so refreshing to find it was as described (not all our places visited have been!) We loved the cottage was on one level, with easy access for my husband who struggles with stairs. Anthony and Carrie are the most welcoming hosts who greeted us warmly and supplied a wonderful welcome basket We are a family of 5 and we just love it here. So peaceful and MUCH better than other places we have stayed at! This is our second visit and we have just booked for next year I wish I could stay forever More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We are extremely pet friendly here and we do not charge for pets but, please, notify us at time of booking if you are brining along your pet. We MUST know if you are prior to arrival.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Anthony & Carrie W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2014
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Reviewed 12 June 2021

This is one of the best appointed cottages that we have ever stayed in. The owners have paid a lot of attention to small detail in an effort to make this property a home from home. We were fortunate enough to get good weather during...More

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank cristalline208
Karen R, VR Owner at 'The Best Cottage We've Stayed At' 2B 2B detached cottage with private garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2021

Thanks so very much for your review, we're so happy you enjoyed your stay here at Byth and were able to make full use of being outside in the glorious weather we've been enjoying.

Reviewed 3 March 2020

So, aside of all of the many and enormously deserved reviews of Garden Cottage, we find with any reviews that it’s always useful for people to hear about why we chose this location. We wanted peace and tranquility for a week, but to be able...More

Date of stay: March 2020
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Anthony W, VR Owner at 'The Best Cottage We've Stayed At' 2B 2B detached cottage with private garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2020

Thank you so very much for your amazing review of Garden Cottage. We were thrilled you enjoyed your stay here - and of course that you brought the glorious weather with you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Byth in the not too...More

Reviewed 26 August 2019

An absolutely beautiful cottage on a lovely family farm! We where visiting family August 2019 with our 2 boys and 2 dogs, and had a wonderful stay. The cottage has absolutely everything you could need! Whether the weather is beautiful or even raining there’s so...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Lauramellies
Anthony W, VR Owner at 'The Best Cottage We've Stayed At' 2B 2B detached cottage with private garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2019

Thanks for the lovely review, so lovely seeing you all again. Looking forward to welcoming you back in December. Anthony & Carrie

Reviewed 27 May 2019

I have stayed at Garden Cottage many times with my family but this review is about the fabulous golf courses within easy reach of this fabulous cottage (Best cottage I have stayed in). Within 20-30 minutes drive you have an array of super courses such...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Anthony W, VR Owner at 'The Best Cottage We've Stayed At' 2B 2B detached cottage with private garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2019

Thanks so much for your review. We're very happy you all enjoyed your stay with us and for highlighting the wonderful golf courses within easy reach in this beautiful part of Scotland. Anthony & Carrie

Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

The most beautiful place, we had an amazing week here. Very peaceful and the owners were lovely, thank you so much, we may have to book again :)

Date of stay: April 2019
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Anthony W, VR Owner at 'The Best Cottage We've Stayed At' 2B 2B detached cottage with private garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2019

Thank you very much for your lovely review Charlotte, you were wonderful guests and we'd love to welcome you back to Byth. Anthony & Carrie

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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Very comfortable cottage which feels like a ‘home from home’. The owners, Carrie and Anthony could not be more helpful and on arrival are kind enough to leave a welcome basket of food and a bottle of wine. There are lots of amenities and we...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Culture59035
Anthony W, VR Owner at 'The Best Cottage We've Stayed At' 2B 2B detached cottage with private garden, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you so very much for the excellent review Laura, we are both very happy you enjoyed your time with us and would love to welcome you both back in the future. Anthony & Carrie

Reviewed 13 August 2018

This cottage is located on a peaceful and quiet working farm. Anthony and Carrie made us feel very welcome. Everything you need is in the cottage and the welcome basket was very much appreciated. Easy to commute to places like Turiff, Fraserburgh, Banff etc. If...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Anthony W, VR Owner at 'The Best Cottage We've Stayed At' 2B 2B detached cottage with private garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Hello Jean, thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to welcome you back again if you are in the area. Anthony & Carrie

Reviewed 20 March 2018

We cannot praise Garden Cottage highly enough. It is simply perfect in every way. Gorgeous, cosy, comfortable, spotlessly clean, decorated to a high standard and well equipped with everything you need for a home from home. The cottage is also perfectly located in a peaceful...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Anthony W, VR Owner at 'The Best Cottage We've Stayed At' 2B 2B detached cottage with private garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you so very much for your lovely review highlighting Garden Cottage and this beautifully scenic area. We're thrilled you both enjoyed your stay here...it's a wonderful place....and we look forward to welcoming you back to Byth in the not too distant future. Anthony &...More

Reviewed 20 February 2018

We wanted somewhere that would accept our dogs and somewhere to relax, garden cottage and farm fitted these requirements, the cottage is the best we have stayed in so clean, warm and welcoming , (the log burner is great 👍) the hosts are lovely and...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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Anthony W, VR Owner at 'The Best Cottage We've Stayed At' 2B 2B detached cottage with private garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're glad you both enjoyed your relaxing stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Byth again. Anthony & Carrie

Reviewed 12 May 2017

I have stayed at the cottage over a dozen times in the last 10 years and it never fails to be the key to a great holiday. Normally I am there for a family holiday and the cottage is the perfect holiday home. My latest...More

Date of stay: May 2017
2  Thank kssinclair1
Anthony W, VR Owner at 'The Best Cottage We've Stayed At' 2B 2B detached cottage with private garden, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you so much Keith for your lovely review (I've very glad to hear the Lemon Drizzle went down well) and we look forward to seeing you and the family again in July. Anthony & Carrie

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Stunning!! Lots of festivals, Highland Games and shows for everyone to enjoy. Hidden coves, beautiful beaches, heather covered hills, far away forests and nearby walks.
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