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Crovie Cottage, Crovie, Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
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Cottage
Lovingly restored 18th Cent. traditional fisherman's cottage in Crovie Conservation Village. This 3 Star VisitScotland Approved self-catering cottage sleeps 6 people in a very high degree of comfort. Underfloor heating in the kitchen, washer/dryer, shower, bath, cooker, microwave, DVD, free wifi and Smart TV. A beautiful cottage with outstanding views, 'Number 13' has to be seen to be enjoyed. Every room (except the bathroom) has a sea view. The sea laps at the front door and soothes you to sleep at night. Relax with a warming dram by the real fireside, or curl up with a romantic video and gaze out to sea. You can often see Moray Firth dolphins, watch the local gannet colony diving 100m from the front door, or take exhilarating clifftop walks along the coast. Be inspired by the sea - tr...Lovingly restored 18th Cent. traditional fisherman's cottage in Crovie Conservation Village. This 3 Star VisitScotland Approved self-catering cottage sleeps 6 people in a very high degree of comfort. Underfloor heating in the kitchen, washer/dryer, shower, bath, cooker, microwave, DVD, free wifi and Smart TV. A beautiful cottage with outstanding views, 'Number 13' has to be seen to be enjoyed. Every room (except the bathroom) has a sea view. The sea laps at the front door and soothes you to sleep at night. Relax with a warming dram by the real fireside, or curl up with a romantic video and gaze out to sea. You can often see Moray Firth dolphins, watch the local gannet colony diving 100m from the front door, or take exhilarating clifftop walks along the coast. Be inspired by the sea - try and catch your dinner from the pier or buy fresh seafood from local suppliers and cook it yourself. A perfect base for exploring this beautiful corner of the Scottish Highlands. Sunsets are a speciality. Whatever your pace, slow or dead slow, Crovie will occupy a special place in your heart. Parking close, waves closer. Not suitable for triskaidekaphobics. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: AS00150F
House Rules
Kid friendlyNo smoking
Check with ownerPets
Bedrooms
1 King4 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Hamish M
Hosting since April 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI'd be delighted to hear your memories or see your photos.

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clappedoutmotor
clappedoutmotor
England, United Kingdom109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely fantastic, first class
The cottage is absolutely fantastic, it has everything you need and so well planned and thought out by the owners to make you comfortable. There is absolutely nothing negative you could say about the cottage. Our dogs were really comfortable in there and happy to stay in the kitchen when we went to Gardenstown for a meal. The actual location is good and, Crovie Cottage has its own little parking lot at the rear on the hill. We only had one blustery day when the sea was rough and it was great. We will definitely go again and it was so nice on an evening to cosy up by the log fire and watch a DVD or TV (the only thing I would ask the owners is to buy a larger TV as we both have bad sight and found it difficult to see the screen). Other, thank you to the owners for a really truly wonderful relaxing stay.
Visited September 2012 Travelled as a couple
Written 2 October 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jill W
Jill W
Birkenhead, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect peaceful retreat
We first arrived in Crovie on a blustery night in October 2008 and nothing could prepare us for the breathtaking sight as we came over the headland, there was Crovie in all it's splendour lit up by the quaint lights and the sea crashing over the bank. We have stayed there many times since and always at number 13. The accomodation is very comfortable with mod cons alongside a open log fire,bliss. With natures larder on the doorstep it's great to take a fishing rod to the end of the pier and catch supper, or indeed you can buy it at the wonderful fish shop in Macduff. The sunsets are spectacular, pull up a comfy chair outside the cottage with a drink of choice, good company and soak up the atmosphere. This friendliest of villages is a welcome retreat from the hussle and bussle of everyday life and we can't think of anywhere we would rather be either in summer or winter.
Visited August 2011 Travelled with family
Written 4 September 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

mikewot
mikewot
Portsmouth, United Kingdom25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Can't get closer to the water
This property is in a fabulous location right next to the water. It does mean no parking outside the front door but there is a car park at the end of the row with wheelbarrows to help you cart your belongings to the cottage (plus 2 more car parks up the hill). Having hired many other rentals we've never found one so comphrehensively stocked with equipment as this one. Including yea olde video tape player with a vast treasure chest of videos to choose from (and a DVD player for more modern folks). The nearest village (with a pub) is a short walk away mainly along a constructed path but across part of a beach so watch out at high tide or you'll have the long walk back along the road.
Visited April 2011 Travelled as a couple
Written 28 July 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Azjaki
Azjaki
Mesa, AZ4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is everything the pictures show and more!
We just returned from an extraordinary holiday in Crovie and would highly recommend this lovely cottage. It is cozy, quaint, and a step back to a time that is much simpler and stress-free. We will be returning as my soul cannot imagine that we would not. Thanks, Hamish for everything :)
Visited July 2011 Travelled with family
Written 24 July 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Julia110356
Julia110356
Bradford, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sun, sea and sealife, quiet relaxation and no cars!!
We have stayed in Crovie before and this re-visit did not disappoint. The cottage is cosy when the wind howls and the open fire and underfloor heating makes it suitable for any conditions. We saw a pod of dolphins cross and recross the bay, and when 'night fishing' (it was still light at mid-night) a pair of sea otters came to investigate! The cottage has everything you might want and the relaxed attitude to leaving non-perishable everyday items such as cooking oil, canned goods and toiletries means that you don't have to take half used washing up liquid home nor throw it away - environmentally sound. If you can tear yourself away from the cottage it is close to long sandy beaches (Fraserborough) and other attractions in Banff but we just stayed put and had a brilliant time on the rocks, fishing (caught only 3 all week), sitting on the path outside the cottage and just chilling. As a guide - we had electric underfloor heating on all week, showers (4) each day and heated the water tank for a couple of hours daily too. Also hot food cooked on electric hob or in the oven at least once each day and used all other facilities such as TV too. In total we (2 adults, 2 teenagers) put about £22 in the meter.
Visited May 2011 Travelled with family
Written 5 June 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

fbumps293
fbumps293
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have returned for the past 12 years...that says it all
Location, Views, Amenities (in and around) First Class. Getting to know the local people, even more fun. Romantic fires, Romantic sunsets, what more could you ask for. We 'came upon' #13, a long time ago, loved the location straight from the start. Hamish ensures everyones comfort. This is what brings us back again EVERY year....
Visited May 2010 Travelled as a couple
Written 24 April 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Washer
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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About the neighbourhood
On the edge of the land, with endless views and a big sky. Lovingly restored 18th Century fisherman's cottage at waters edge.
Getting around
Good local cliff walks, steep biking hills. Local bus service a 15 minute walk along the beach! A car is recommended for travelling further afield.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Head north for Banff, at the sea turn east and Crovie is 15km along.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Electricity extra. Bring a wee bag of £1 coins for the meter !! Bed linen included, personal towels not included.

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