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Morayshire - Portknockie

Portknockie is a coastal village on the Moray Firth within Moray, Scotland.
The village's name is written as Portknockies in the Old Parish Registers. This would suggest that the port's name referred to not one, but two rocky hills at the hythe - the Port Hill and the Greencastle. Nearby towns include Banff, Buckie, Findochty and Cullen.
The village was founded in 1677 and it became a significant herring fishing port during the nineteenth century, although today only a handful of commercial inshore boats remain.
The town was on the railway network, until this closed in 1968.
A popular site in Portknockie is Bow Fiddle Rock, a large rock about 50 feet high just off the coast. The quartzite structure has a large sea arch, which somewhat resembles the bow of a fiddle.
Small numbers of seabirds nest on the coastal cliffs. These include Fulmar, Black-legged Kittiwake, Common Gull, Razorbill and Shag. Additionally Common Eider can be seen in and around the harbour and coves during the summer months.  

Self Catering Hotel Guest House/B&B

Moray Coast Cottage

Tel: 07812 608661

Our holiday cottage is completely detached and sits cosily in its own grounds with drying area, paths and patio where one can sit and enjoy the sea breeze and have a BBQ.

You are within walking distance to the superb beaches where dolphins and seals can sometimes be spotted along with a large variety of birds. Children can play happily on the beach or explore the free range dunes area.

 Portknockie offers views over the Moray Firth and its signature feature, Bow Fiddle Rock, with pleasant cliff top walks to the adjoining towns of Cullen and Findochty and its heritage experience of the harbour and the old town. Ideally situated to explore the beautiful surrounding Scottish Highlands and Coastal areas, with the larger towns of Inverness and Aberdeen just a short distance away.

 The Cottage sits high above the small sheltered harbour and overlooks the panoramic view of the moray firth. It is within walking distance of the centre of the village and is handy for the local village shop, pharmacy and chip shop and hotels.

It is completely detached and sits cosily in its own grounds with its own drying area, paths and also a patio where one can sit out and enjoy the sea breeze and have a BBQ. The cosy family accommodation comprises 2 double bedrooms. The TV family room has a multi fuel burning stove, dining table and chairs and also houses the sofa bed. The kitchen has a large double range gas cooker with twin electric grill sand ovens, washing machine and a large fridge freezer. The gas central heating boiler is also housed in a cupboard in the kitchen. The bathroom has a walk in shower and a jaccussi bath where one can relax after a long day on nearby Cullen beach or indeed boating or fishing in the sea.

Dogs are welcome but please keep them under control at all times whether in The Cottage or in the garden.

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