Palm cottage, Seatown - also nick-named Sarah's cottage - officially, 17 Seatown - provides a unique holiday experience. It is only seventeen paces from the seawall within it's own private, gated courtyard/garden and our sandy beach is only 100yds along the seawall beyond the (free) car park. The fishing hamlet of Seatown retains it's character and charm with homes lovingly restored for discerning, friendly residents, holiday guests and artists. This unique village grew up as a safe haven for fisherfolk about 300yrs ago which became one of the wealthiest North East fishing communities enjoying the bounty on the Moray coast until technology moved operations to bigger ports. The Moray coastline has become a particularly quiet part of Scotland waiting to be enjoyed for it's scenic beauty, climate, wildlife, traditions and culture.
Seatown and Gardenstown harbour are well protected from prevailing winds - in fact the whole region has the driest Scottish climate and virtually no midges. You will see plenty of seabirds, and keep watch for our resident dolphins and the northern lights across the bay. Aberdeenshire boasts the highest concentration of Castles in Scotland, distilleries, sports and superb open-access countryside. No wonder it has 'The Moray Riviera' nickname.
We spent a few years renovating Sarah's and Benjamin's properties, converting them from basic fishermen's family cottages into well insulated up-to-date homes retaining the best features of their character. Set in such a charming, friendly huddle of dwellings at the base of the red sandstone cliffs. Our 'palm tree' is famous - showing the warmth of residents, visitors and the climate. The beach is just there, quiet, rough, sometimes wild, always wonderful and at a safe distance. The sun goes down across the sea from May to September providing stunning sunsets.
Come, unwind, explore the beach, rock pools and headland, watch activity at the harbour, do a bit of fishing, join in village activities, wander through the narrow passages into the village above, experience other coastal villages. See our productive countryside, our majestic mountains. Take in sport, culture, gardens, castles, distilleries....
Relax in our cosy cottage - make it your own for while.
The cottage is ideal for a small family or close friends - there is a double (curtained off the landing) enjoying sea views - and a separate twin room. Note: the stairway is a little steep, 3/4 width and bedrooms have combed ceilings.
Saturday to Saturday bookings - arrive 4 O'clock (unless early entry requested), depart 10 O'clock). Prices £270 - £470 per week.
A fully equipped electric kitchen, controllable storage electric heating, several electric heaters if required, wood burning stove with starter pack. (Sorry, no space for dish washer or washing machine). All electricity costs included.
Bath with shower over. Free (UK) telephone and good BT broadband. 32" TV with easy-to-negotiate Freeview. DVD player and a selection of discs. Several books, maps, guides and games. Welcome pack. Bed linen and towels included. Courtyard seating and BBQ area. Excellent mobile coverage.
The communities' pub is a 10 minute walk up though the alleys. You pass the Spar shop on the drive down into the village (but note it closes at 5 on Saturdays), although supermarkets in towns are open 7days a week. There is a good network of local walks and a bus service to Banff, then beyond.
Sorry, we have no facilities for young infants (unless you bring a carrycot) and we can't allow pets.