Self Catering in Grampian - Portknockie

Areas: Moray


Failte, Portknockie, Grampian
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £398.00 - 863.00

This semi-detached cottage in Portknockie sleeps up to eight people in three bedrooms.

Failte is a lovely semi-detached cottage in the pretty coastal village of Portknockie. The cottage has two first floor bedrooms, a king-size double and a twin, along with a first floor snug with sofa bed. Downstairs is a super king-size double with en-suite shower room, a family bathroom, kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with woodburner. Outside is a patio with furniture and a barbecue, and free parking can be found on the roadside on a first come, first served basis. Failte is very well placed for enjoying the harbour and amenities of Portknockie, as well as for heading out to explore the area's coastline, fishing villages, cycle trails and more.


Cannot praise this holiday accommodation and the owners enough. It was like staying in a top class hotel at the fraction of the price. The hot tub, what can I say but FANTASTIC. Portknockie itself is lovely and peaceful with lovely welcoming locals, plenty of lovely walks and nearby towns to visit and the beautiful warm Failte to return home to at the end of the day.
Mrs Downs

Spent a great week at this property and although the weather wasn't great our teenage boys were fully entertained with the technology available in the cottage. Everything was finished to a high standard. Kitchen has everything you could need and more including a fantastic coffee machine which we wish we had at home. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area and the scenery is nothing short of spectacular. We would hope to return someday and would have no hesitation in recommending 'Failte' to anyone.
Gordon M

Our group of 5 adults and 1 infant spent a week at this beautiful cottage. We felt comfortably housed with more than enough sleeping, dining and living space to accommodate us all. The cottage has been well cared for and has all the amenities you would expect in your own home and then some. These amenities and the owners attention to detail make this a 6 star rental in my eyes! It has a light and airy feel you come to long for at a coastal location. For travelers with children this is the place for you. Upon request there is a cot(aka playpen/pack and play) for your babe to sleep in. They have a pram(stroller) with a cozy "sleeping bag" insert, high chair and even enough bikes with baby seat for the whole family to go for a family outing. If a member of your party has a disability that restricts their access the cottage could still be the place for you. There is a master suite and bath on the main floor, as well as the living room. There are a few steps up into the kitchen which would restrict access. Its a short walk to the harbor. Make sure to stop by Bow fiddle rock and if you feel like a nice coastal walk then just keep walking to Cullen! You may even see some bottle nosed dolphins playing off shore, we did! The beach is long and lovely and the town of Cullen is a nice place to visit. If you keep to the coastal walk after Cullen you will come to some stone stairs and eventually to a little known ruined castle on the cliff side. Well worth the walk!

We were the first guests to Failte in July/August 2015 and loved EVERYTHING about this property. It really is first class accommodation with "no stone left unturned!" The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need for a fantastic holiday in the idyllic village of Portknockie, and so, so much more. My personal favourite as a self-confessed coffee snob is the fab Nespresso machine (which saves me taking my own on tour!), but most importantly the layout of the property, together with the decor and interior fittings of every room, were second to none with regard to quality and comfort. Our boys loved using the variety of bikes available at the property, and hooray for the fab free wifi too! Failte is only a few steps walk from one of the vantage points of Portknockie overlooking the beautiful harbour - a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Moray Firth! We'll be back, of course, and have already booked this property for two holidays in 2016, and are counting the hours until our next visit. You won't be disappointed, no way!

We stayed for couple of weeks after bad storms in north east working for BT.Wullie could not do enough for us we were well looked after all the mod cons were great to many to mention but bikes were great addition we had bike run to buckie and back could not fault one thing about moray view.

Services / Facilities:

Gas central heating (underfloor in kitchen, en-suite and bathroom) with woodburning stove. Electric oven, 5-burner gas hob, combination microwave, coffee machine and large selection of coffee, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one Ultra HD TV with Freeview and one Smart TV), Netflix, Blu-ray/DVDs, two HD media players, Sonos sound system (in sitting room, kitchen, snug and master bedroom) with iPad mini for control, unlimited Napster subscription, PlayStation 3 and large selection of PS3 games, WiFi, selection of books, games and movies. Fuel, power and all fuel for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen, towels and beach towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Free roadside parking beside cottage on a first come, first served basis. Patio with furniture and BBQ. Storage shed with 6 bikes and helmets provided. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Coast 2 mins walk.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 2
Twin Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Green Castle - 0.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Cullen Old Kirk - 1.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Findlater Castle - 3.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Crathie Point Promontory Fort - 4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Deskford Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Fordyce Joiner's Workshop - 5.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Cowiemuir Cairn - 8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Innesmill Stone Circle - 12.6 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Banff Museum - 12.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Duff House - 12.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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