Portknockie is a coastal village on the Moray Firth within
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
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.
Moray Coast Cottage
Tel: 07812 608661
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.
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.
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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