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“the perfect Scottish beach cottage!”
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Review of Sandend Cottage

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45 reviews
Sandend Cottage with a sprinkling of snow
View of Village from dunes
The Lounge
Kingsize Double Bedroom
Main king size bedroom
The Twin Room
Bathroom
Back Bedroom
Utility Room
View of Cottage from Beach
Terrace view
view from the terrace garden
Sandend rooftops near the harbour
Winter view from the bedroom
What more could a dog want?
Only a road separates us from the beach
Rough seas
Coastline near Portsoy
The old Portsoy swimming pool
Shoreline
The wide expanse of sand that is Sandend Beach
Twin bedroom
Modern and well equipped kitchen
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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acumbrian...
Perth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“the perfect Scottish beach cottage!”
Reviewed 9 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

This place was so perfect I almost am tempted to not post up a review or tell any of my friends in case it gets too popular - but as have already booked in a return visit and it was so good it would be mean not to give it the 5* it deserves. We visited in mid Feb and were blessed with mild weather for the time of year, so much so that we had to turn down the heating on a number of occasions. If you have any concerns about a winter visit then don't, the house is well insulated and warm and the log effect burner is a cosy touch (though we had no need of it). Views were wonderful, and you are literally a couple of meters from a fantastic beach and seascape. Kitchen well equipped and modern, great shower and bathroom and the wet area and back door set up for coming in from the beach is well thought through. Bedrooms comfortable, with some nice touches for the kids and the extra bedroom / access to the terrace made a great playroom / kids TV room meaning we could watch the winter olympics in peace! Plenty to see and do locally, if you can tear the kids away from the beach. Add to that the best ever welcome pack (cooked breakfast anyone?) and a very pleasant host / owner in Wendy and this is a place we will come back to again and again. We holiday extensively in self catering in Scotland and this one is done well, with thought and care, is well maintained and comfortable and is in a great location.

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Liked best: Location and comfort.
Liked least: Only having 3 nights!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Mar 2014
Thank you Sue! I'm going to be smiling all day after that review! See you next Easter!
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Kerryann...
Peterhead, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 1 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Excellent family holiday home with everything you need to make your stay perfect. Views are out of this world from inside the house and outside from the top terrace a great place to go in the summer as it also has a summer house to sit in to watch the day go by.

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MrsKCampb...
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stunning cottage in a stunning location”
Reviewed 13 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We spent a wonderful weekend here for my husband's 30th birthday. The cottage would be beautiful in any location, but the views just make it even better. It was very well equipped, the owners have thought of everything, and the welcome pack is the best we have received with everything you need for your first breakfast. The owner also made an extra effort with a couple of extras for my husband's special birthday, which were very much appreciated. We didn't get to explore much of the local area due to it only being a weekend break, but from what we did see it is a beautiful area, with plenty to see and do. We hope to be back one day

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Liked best: Views
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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NeilD0174...
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Excellent Christmas Break!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

This was the first time that we decided to spend Christmas away from home and could not have been more pleased and impressed with the Cottage.

On arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find a Christmas Tree, card and a small gift - all provided with the compliments of Wendy and Colin a lovely gesture.

The location of the Cottage is perfect with the beach just across the road and visible from all of the front facing windows.

The description of the Cottage within the website is, if anything, under stated and we would recommend it as an ideal location for a family summer holiday or a quite mini break out of season.

Our dog loved the beach and cliff top walks. Altogether an excellent holiday.

Hopefully we can find the time to visit again in the future.

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Liked best: Cottage condition and location
Liked least: No pub local to cottage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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laurapate...
Musselburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best place we've ever stayed!”
Reviewed 11 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Excellent service,good website and easy to book the holiday. The welcome pack was a lovely idea and much appreciated,nice to meet Wendy too. The cottage was perfect in every way as was the location. Beautiful scenery and we were lucky with the weather too. Sandend's a great base for touring the area and we visited Cullen,Portsoy,Lossiemouth,Fordyce,Fochabers,Findhorn and Elgin as well as having nice walks in the local area. We've already recommended the cottage to friends and family and cannot fault it in any way. Thank you to Wendy and Colin!

Tony Davies and Laura Paterson

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Liked best: Cottage/location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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