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“Peace & quiet except for the sound of the waves”
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Review of Sandend Cottage

Sandend Cottage with a sprinkling of snow
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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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jeffree45...
Luton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Peace & quiet except for the sound of the waves”
Reviewed 11 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

My husband & I retuned for a third time to this very special cottage.
If you want peace & quiet , it's got to be here.we spent a week & the weather was kind. A bit blowy at times but warm enough to sit out on the little patio bit & read in the sun.
We went on the train to Keith from Duff town with a little trip around the Strathisla distillery before our return trip, such a good day
We went out & about discovering different places, like Bow Fiddle Rock, & the little town of Huntley with Deans shortbread factory,
Still lots to do & see, with a lovely place like Sandend to stay in we will be back

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DML-and-M...
Castleford
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect getaway”
Reviewed 1 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Beautiful cottage, lovely and clean in a perfect location With all mod cons, everything you would need for a home away from home.

Sandend is a lovely little village but with no facilities therefore in my opinion you will need a car especially to visit all the lovely little towns and coves along the coast.

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Helen P
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful getaway”
Reviewed 29 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

My partner I and the dogs absolutely love visiting here annually round about February time, it's been our 4th visit. We enjoy the time out away from it all, we enjoy getting wrapped up warm for the fresh morning walks over the beach, and returning to a warm welcoming cottage cupping a warm hot drink looking out to the fantastic views everything is perfect we cannot fault the cottage its first class and the service also with Wendy when we book very proffecional service everything is always to perfection right down to your welcome pack which is a nice touch.

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Liked best: The cottage has it all
Liked least: There is nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Graeme R
Dunblane
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Keep quiet..this is a gem”
Reviewed 22 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Great well equipped cottage, a stones throw from the beach. Has great well equipped outdoor space. Full wifi and comfortable living room to settle down at night and watch tv after a full day outdoors.

If taking pets, has very large utility room with direct access outside great benefit when you bring back wet dogs from the beach...also has hose to wash them down.

Great welcome pack which was appreciated.

Sandend is a great place to holiday and this is a great base to work from...almost too good to tell people about

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Liked best: Closeness to beach and harbour
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
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Matthias2...
Windeck, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 14 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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We had a wonderful time in Sandend.There was a nice warm welcome after a long journey. We stayed in this cottage for the second time. One day we saw dolphines in the bay. The cottage is established very well with all you need. Wendy (the owner) is very friendly and helpful, she told us that the northern lights will be there in the night so we can go to the habour and look at them. It was gorgeous. A big thank you for this information. The weather in this week was so good that we used the bench in the lovely garden (with an amazing view) to have a tea. Kind regards from Germany

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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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Management Response
15 Oct 2015
Hi Matthias and Birgit, so glad you got to see the Northern Lights! That's made my day! Hope you had a good trip home and hopefully till next time!
Regards
Wendy
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