Number 13 - Crovie

Number 13 Crovie - right at the water's edge, 2 doors and 5 windows with a sea view. Have your breakfast closer to the sea than on the QE2 !Number 13, Crovie (pron 'Crivvy') is situated at the foot of dramatic 300ft cliffs on the Banffshire coast, approximately 40 miles north of Aberdeen. There are about 55 cottages in the village, separated from the sea by a footpath and seawall. The road terminates at the car park at one end of the village, so all luggage and provisions have to be carried by hand from there. Number 13 (photo) is conveniently less than 100yds from the car park. The entire village is a designated Conservation Area, and the cottage at No13 is a Grade 'B' listed building.

The nearest shops are in Gardenstown (15 minute walk along the beach), or for a greater selection, 10 miles west, Banff (pop.4000), and 15 miles east, Fraserburgh (pop. 13000). The closest pubs are in Gardenstown (1 miles) and Pennan (6 miles); the village made famous by the film 'Local Hero'. For the golfer, Banff and Macduff have 2 regal courses, Duff House Royal and Royal Tarlair. Duff House in Banff is part of The National Galleries for Scotland collection, providing a major attraction for the (very) occasional rainy day.

The nearby cliffs offer exhilarating walks and views of perching seabirds, including puffins (Apr-Aug), guillemots and razorbills. Not surprisingly the sea provides much entertainment, whether it be the contemplation of life, catching dinner or watching Moray Firth dolphins. Interestingly, Crovie is possibly the only village on the East coast that faces the setting sun! In the winter months you are often rewarded with clear starry nights and occasional displays of The Northern Lights.

Within a one hour drive from Crovie there are over 60 castles (in various states of repair), many distilleries (often with guided tours), and the City of Aberdeen. Slightly further afield are Braemar and Balmoral, skiing in the Cairngorms (seasonal!), and Inverness (all about 2hrs by car).

Accommodation

Downstairs - kitchen, sitting room, double bedroom (adjacent to kitchen and bathroom), hallway, bathroom (inc shaver point and shower). All electric with wall  heaters in all rooms, underfloor heating in kitchen and an open fire in the sitting room. Stairs leading to two twin bedrooms and a small landing, all with Velux roof-lights.  The property has been totally refurbished in recent years.  Hot water is by immersion heater, there is a shower, fridge/freezer, TV, video, DVD, iPod dock, free WiFi, microwave, electric cooker and a washer/dryer (under the stairs).  The house sleeps 6 people comfortably (4 single beds and one double, with continental quilts on each). Bed linen is included for up to three people. Additional 1-3 persons an extra charge (UKP20 /EUR30 /$35 per week) is payable.

Rents applicable for 2016 (prices are per week in UKP, Euro and US$ ) 

(Rates are correct at February 2016) (Bed linen is included in the price)

 

Jan,Feb,Mar, Nov, Dec, (exc Christmas + New Year)

UKP375

EUR495

$530 per week

Apr (Exc Easter), Oct

UKP425

EUR565

$595 per week

Easter, May , Christmas, New Year

UKP475

EUR630

$680 per week

June, Sept,

UKP475

EUR630

$680per week

July, August

UKP525

EUR685

$740 per week

Booking terms and conditions.

1.  Electricity is by UKP1 coin meter with coal and peat available for purchase locally.
2.     A non-returnable deposit of UKP100 /EUR150 /$200 per week is required at time of booking (deducted from final balance). 
3.     In addition, a further deposit of UKP100 /EUR150 /$200 per booking is required to cover any damages, breach of 
4.  non-smoking policy, or excessive cleaning; this will be returned at the end of the holiday.
5.     In the event of cancellation, if the property is unable to be re-let you are still liable for the full balance of rent. 
6.  If the property is successfully re-let you will forfeit your deposit but will not be liable for the balance.
7.     Please pay the balance of the rental 8 weeks prior to the holiday. If the booking is made less than 8 weeks before
8.  rental then the balance (plus UKP100 /EUR150 /$200 damage deposit) is due at time of booking.
9.  Non smoking parties only. 
10.  Bookings run from Saturday 4 pm until Saturday 10 am, unless otherwise negotiated. This is to allow time for the
11. property to be checked between lets. Please leave the property and its contents clean and tidy. 
12.Details of key collection will be sent 2 weeks before rental period.
13.  Well behaved pets may be allowed.

For more information, to check availability, or receive a booking form contact  13crovie@freescotland.com


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