Tuesday 12 March 2024

Driftwood Cottage & The Old Police Station, Portsoy, Banff, Aberdeenshire

Driftwood Cottage & The Old Police Station, Portsoy, Banff, Aberdeenshire

The North Eastern region of Scotland unfolds its majestic beauty, stretching from the imposing Cairngorm mountains to the rugged coastal edges. Within this captivating landscape lies the charming town of Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, offering two exquisite self-catering properties for discerning travellers.

Driftwood Cottage welcomes guests with its cosy yet spacious interior, featuring a king-size double bedroom, a shower room, a lounge, and a kitchen all conveniently situated on the ground floor. Ideal for couples or families with young children, the cottage also offers a twin room accessed via narrow and steep stairs, along with a children's play area. Surrounding the cottage are three terraces ascending the hill, each offering breathtaking views. Guests can relax in the 'sitooterie' at the highest point, admiring the historic conservation area's rooftops and the distant sea horizon.

Meanwhile, The Old Police Station surprises visitors with its deceptive exterior, revealing a bright and airy interior upon entry. Designed on a split level, this newly developed holiday home comfortably accommodates four guests, with a king-size double bedroom featuring an ensuite and a twin bedroom on the lower level. Outside, a rockery garden atop two sheds, a patio space, and a solar-powered fountain provide tranquil retreats for guests to unwind.

Both cottages offer Wi-Fi connectivity and are dog-friendly, ensuring a comfortable and inclusive stay for all guests.

Portsoy itself is a beacon of hospitality and community spirit, evident in its collective management of local attractions such as the Salmon Bothy museum and the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival. The town's historic harbours, dating back centuries, have served as iconic backdrops for film and television productions, preserving their timeless charm. Visitors can explore the dramatic coastline and nearby attractions like Findlater Castle and Sunnyside Beach, or enjoy exceptional walking paths with stunning views across Troups’ Head.

Between adventures, guests can indulge in culinary delights at the Shore Inn and other local eateries, completing their unforgettable Portsoy experience.

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