Holiday home Holly Hoose is a detached, stone fisherman's cottage in the village of Findochty, less than three miles from Buckie in Scotland. The cottage has two double rooms, one of which has a king-size double bed, a single room and a family bathroom. On the ground floor, there is a kitchen with a dining area, a separate formal dining room and two sitting rooms, one of which has a cosy open fire. There is roadside parking outside the property and to the rear, a large private patio with furniture. Holly Hoose is a great base for friends and families to stay while exploring the north east coast of Scotland.
Note: Two well-behaved dogs welcome.
Area The fishing village of Findochty sits on the edge of the natural harbour known as Crooked Haven. Findochty is used more by leisure sailors than fisherman, whilst the fishing boats have moved down the coast to Buckie. Findochty has a small sheltered beach at Long Head and a pub on the harbour front. With the Moray Coast to explore, with its Whisky Trail, abundance of historic houses and gardens, sparkling golden sands and hospitable inns, this is a superb base from which to enjoy the delightful north east coast of Scotland.
Region From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.
Amenities Gas central heating with open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, phone for incoming calls, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and folding bed on request. Roadside parking next to cottage. Outside storage for bikes. Enclosed private patio with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Harbour 3 mins walk. Beach 10 mins walk. Note: Mobile reception can be limited in Findochty. Note: Two sets of golf clubs available.
This is the 5th or 6th time we have used Sykes and 4th time at this property.. Delighted with everything
Mrs Evans, August 2020
We enjoyed our stay at Holly Hoose .. Accommodation although dated was clean and comfortable with plenty of space . The outside patio area was a real suntrap which we enjoyed several times.
Ms Gray, July 2020
Lovely large property well appointed local pub & beach walks great for the dog.. Would recommend to anybody.
Ms Stock, March 2020
Very lovely and cosy cottage.. We had a fantastic Christmas at Holly Hoose. We would definitely recommend to anyone looking to stay in this part of the world. Great walks up to the golf course with amazing views. Fantastic pub down the road with amazing food and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for a great space to relax.
Mrs Barratt, December 2019
What a nice cottage warm home from home everything you needed children and dogs .... What a nice cottage warm home from home everything you needed children and dogs where safe in garden very peaceful liverly walks saw lots of birds 4 sea lions would
Be going back again
Mrs Edwards, October 2019
This was our 4th year at Holly Hoose.. Need I say more? Huge house, everything you could need and the comfiest bed I have ever slept in.
Great for visiting the area with loads of restaurants and little cafes in towns roundabout
Mrs Evans, October 2019
Fantastic holiday home in a wonderful friendly village.. Perfect location for touring the Moray Firth.
Andrews, September 2019
This is a lovely, cosy and big cottage in a very quiet fishing village.. It has a small shop and pharmacy that close quite early, as well as a nice dog friendly pub but nothing much else. The beach is sand and stone and has some great rockpools. The house is lovely, decoration is a little dated but everything is so comfy and cosy that you don't mind. It has good wifi but phone signal is hit and miss.
Miss Waugh, August 2019
The house is very comfortable and welcoming.. We had a lovely week here and loved the peace and quiet. The walks and beaches are beautiful.
Mrs Stanley-garnett, June 2019
We all had a great time at the cottage ,especially the sun trap patio area.. The area in and around Findochty is amazing.
Mr Milne, June 2019
The cottage was situated in a lovely peaceful village, with good local walks round the harbour and the little coves..
Mr Parrett, May 2019
Decor could do with an update..
Ms Campion, May 2019
Everything was perfect, even the weather.. Thanks
Excellent cottage well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds
Well appointed and very comfortable house, lots of space and good sized bedrooms and reception rooms.. Lovely location and only minutes from harbour, pub and beach and cliff walks
Lovely and warm house , good shower, could do with new pans, and cutlery as they bent when eating, but other than that we enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back, we didn't light fire but.. There was coal and logs in shed, five mins from pub and beach, plenty of walks for Toby our black lab.
This is the second time we have stayed in this property and we will be back next year.. It is an excellent base for exploring and the house really suits us with our 2 golden retrievers. We have used Sykes several times and have found them to be a good company to deal with. Plus they have a large selection of properties.
House nice and clean and comfortable, well equipped but needs a little updating.. A welcome pack would be nice. We’ve spent nearly £700 on a weeks accommodation before and had a nice pack with local produce such as milk, eggs, bread, jam. This encourages visitors to shop locally having tried the products, and also if you’ve had an 8 hour drive, arrived late and been unable to bring cold milk a cuppa makes everything right!
Holly Hoose was a lovely house with everything you could need and was an excellent place to stay while exploring this fantastic corner of Scotland.. We had a great relaxing time .
Just brilliant highly recommend
An accurate contact name and number would have been useful as the key holder/caretaker had been changed 2 weeks prior to our holiday.. A welcome pack ie milk tea and coffee would have been nice after a 7-8 hour drive. Decent furniture to sit outside as it was broken in places and wobbly. Otherwise the house was lovely. The area is very quiet and if children visiting not a lot for them to do in Findochty as it literally is a fishing village.
Lovely house and village.. So quiet and peaceful. Fantastic week.
Very comfortable, warm accommodation, well equipped.. Well placed to explore the Moray coast. You can walk the Moray coastal trail in two directions, directly from the house. Local shop and pub only 5 minutes walk from the house. Would certainly recommend .
Lovely holiday cottage, spacious - ample room for 5 adults.. Comfortable and tidy.
Beautiful area . Quiet, wonderful beaches.
Will definitely return.
Excellent value for money
Very clean and spacious with all internal amenities catered for except the open fires which are no longer in use which is a shame
Nice and warm cottage which was perfectly located fo us.. Village very quiet but no issue to us
Great week....thank you!
Wonderful place, locals so friendly and welcoming.. Admiral pub great for a meal or just to pop in for a drink. Would love to go again sometime in the future.
Holly Hoose is a lovely, clean, traditional cottage with excellent facilities.. Findochty is a beautiful wee village with a very friendly atmosphere. I would recommend both.
A lovely holiday home with all needs catered for in a great location..
A comfortable, enjoyable holiday, central location, would definitely visit again and continue to use Sykes cottages..
Ms Barrie, April 2017
Peace and quiet .. . a beautiful place to relax . and the weather was brilliant
Mrs Whitehill, February 2017
Fabulous clean house in a very friendly and pretty town.. Highly recommend this property and the location. Great for those who have dogs and love long walks along quiet beaches. Local pub serves great food and is extremely welcoming. Eveyone must visit Finechty at least once in their life!
Mrs Halliday, September 2016
The house was better than expected
Mr Egerton, August 2016
The only reason I wouldn't book this cottage again is that it is so far for us to travel.. The location is stunning and everybody is really friendly. However there are really very few places you can go in if you have dogs. There is only one pub in Findochty which only allows dogs in the public bar not the lounge where the large dining area is so if you want to eat there you either have to sit outside which is fine if the weather is good or they have one small table in the bar which is also quite a small space dominated by a pool table, the views from the outside seating are amazing though. The most dog friendly place we found locally was Portsoy where there is a small cafe where dogs are allowed both inside and outside., and in the marble shop in the 17th century harbour.
Mrs Windsor, August 2016
Holly Hoose was very welcoming.. An excellent property in the lovely village of Findochty.
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