Welcome to Portessie on the Moray coast!
Our seashore cottage offers spacious accommodation for 4.
It makes an ideal base for wildlife enthusiasts, walkers, golfers, whisky connoisseurs
- or indeed anyone who just wants to chill out in a beautiful part of Scotland.
Once two tiny fisherman's cottages, it combines traditional character with modern comforts.
Full central heating and double glazing keep the cottage cosy all year round
and guests can enjoy panoramic sea views from the sitting room and bedroom windows.
The very lucky few have even spotted dolphins out in the bay!
There's something nearby for everyone to enjoy:
Birdwatchers will find a rich variety of sea and shore birds close by. Spey Bay, the summer hunting ground of ospreys is just a few miles to the west, and the only mainland gannet colony in Scotland is a short drive to the east at Troup Head RSPB reserve.
Seals can often be seen just round the corner at Strathlene, only a few minutes' walk from the cottage. They also appear quite close inshore at Portgordon. Dolphins usually require a little more effort to spot - a trip on the Gemini Explorer from Buckie harbour is likely to produce best results. (Not a lot of people know this.... in 2008 the cottage was used as a base for a research team studying the Moray Firth dolphins.)
This location is a golfer's paradise, with the Strathlene course practically on the doorstep and Cullen, Buckpool and Spey Bay all within a few minutes' drive.
Whisky lovers are only a short drive from newly revived Glenglassaugh distillery. Picturesque Strathisla is the nearest point on the Malt Whisky Trail and all the Speyside distilleries are within easy reach for day trips.
The area is ideal for walkers of all standards: the coastal path to Cullen is right outside the cottage, there are woodland walks close by at Fochabers and the long-distance Speyside way can be accessed in Buckie.
If your ancestors came from Banffshire or Moray, this is a great base for investigating your family history, with ready access to research facilities and local heritage centres in Buckie, Portsoy, Elgin, Banff, Oldmeldrum and Aberdeen.
Why not come and look inside....
The Moray Firth Coast is now recognised as one of the top 20 coastal destinations worldwide by the internationally respected National Geographic Magazine, which describes the area as "an undiscovered gem with pretty coastal villages, excellent beaches, and outstanding cliff scenery".