GAMRIE LODGE - The Stables cottage - 2 bedrooms, sleeping 4
Mr Stuart France
Why Mr Stuart France chose Banff
Always wanted to live in a period property in the country but close to the sea. Gamrie Lodge ticked all the boxes although many of the renovations have been lengthy and costly.
What makes this Cottage unique
The house has a spiral staircase extending up all four floors, who couldn't love that!
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nice, helpful owner. Give my son plenty of dvd. We lived in owl - lots of spaces for me ,my wife and 2 kids. Nice surrounding places
Big modern cottage (beside from the coinmeter for electricity...). Rental price is very good! This cottage should be rented all year as the area (underestimated???) is wunderful. It offers you a beautiful coastline, little villages, hilly rural landscape, and as whole Scotland was suffering from showers, here it was dry with sunny spells! We did not have to use the car a lot, as almost all beautiful walks were in the neighbourhood. For walkers we advise buying the OS 29 Banff & Huntly at the tourist office Banff (open from March until the end of October). Gamrie Lodge offers no folders or visitorsbook so you have to find out for yourself.
Memorable stay in this delightful retreat
We booked one of the cottages for half term this Autumn. Easy distance from Aberdeen airport but felt that we were really tucked away from hectic life. The cottage was immaculate and spacious.
Whilst contemporary in its style, it still retains a cosy feel - the warmth from the fire in the living room when we set the logs was so welcoming after days walking in the countryside or by the sea.
We love good food and cooking and found that the kitchen was well laid out, well equipped and easy to use. We shopped in Banff - a lovely, friendly town with straightforward shops to keep you stocked throughout your stay.
The bedrooms were clean and well laid out - storage, even with all the winter clothing, was good. The main bedroom has a basin which was helpful given that there is only one bathroom - saved on any queuing to brush teeth!
Overall I would very happily recommend this lovely place - great for friends over Hogmanay I am sure but I am sure that it is also great in the summer.
The owners were around but not intrusive - helpful and obviously keen to make sure everything is there for you.
Enjoy your stay!!
Beautifully presented,everything supplied ,Great setting and very near beautiful little villages. We will return.
Ian and Cath
Whilst spending time in this beautiful area you can enjoy a multitude of activities including golf, riding, fishing, cycling and walking...
For those looking for less energetic experiences tour the Malt Whisky Trail, Caste Trail, Coastal Trail and numerous historic buildings and gardens...
Many of the local restaurants cook with locally grown produce. Several specialise in serving freshly landed fish, ask us for details...
A complete tourist information display is included in each cottage with leaflets providing details of all the local activities and events. Note that most either close or have restricted opening times during the winter months...
Gardenstown provides a small selection of shops for essential groceries and includes a Bakers, Butchers, Pub, Petrol Station and Doctors Surgery. In addition to these Banff also has two Supermarkets, Banks, several Restaurants a Hospital and Veterinary Surgery.