Burghead Cottage is a fisherman?s cottage built in 1857. Recently refurbished it provides bright and airy accommodation just a stone?s throw from the site of the old Pictish Fort, the harbour and the stunning sands of Roseisle Beach. Burghead is ideal, not just for a beach or dolphin spotting holiday, but also for touring the Malt Whisky and Castle trails, as well as longer day trips to places such as the Cairngorms National Park or Inverness.
With a large living/dining area as well as a separate lounge, a king size double and a twin room, four people can easily feel at home here. We can also provide a cot or an extra camp bed for those with young families. The enclosed garden means the cottage is also ideal for those with well behaved dogs.
2 three-seater leather sofa?s, coffee table, flat screen TV with freeview and DVD player, CD/Radio with iPod docking station, gas ?coal effect? burning stove
Fitted kitchen with oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, , crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils, washing machine (tumble drier in shed!) ironing board and iron, vacuum cleaner.
Open plan to kitchen with table with 6 chairs, 2 two-seater leather sofa?s, coffee table
King Size double bed with luxury linen and duvet, bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers, full length mirror, built in wardrobe, radio alarm clock
Antique twin beds with bedside table and lamp, radio alarm clock, chest of drawers, full length mirror, built in wardrobe
Brand new 3 piece suite with separate power shower
There is a small enclosed garden with patio area, table and chairs, and a garden shed to store the barbeque ready for those long summer evenings ...
Last updated on: Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:22 PM
Prices range from: £300
Burghead?s history dates back to the Neolithic times, but the first fort was built in the 5th century as the town was a power centre for the Northern Picts. The fort was destroyed in the 9th century as power moved from this coastal stronghold to Duffus further inland. Much of the fort was still in evidence in the 18th century but everything changed in 1805 when a much larger settlement on a regular, gridded street plan was laid out. From 1807 the harbour you see today was built by Thomas Telford and Burghead rapidly became an important herring fishing port.
The result was a thriving town, but in the process most of the pictish fortifications were obliterated and today only partial remains can be seen around the outer end of the headland.
By 1834 Burghead was home to 40 fishing boats. The fishing industry has declined in recent years, but Burghead remains home to a number of vessels.
More recently Burghead became an important centre for the malting industry, with barley being malted here for use in Speyside's many distilleries. A further large maltings was built a little to the south of Burghead at Roseisle, where Diageo is currently building its latest distillery.
Burghead today is an attractive mix of planned town, harbour and holiday resort. Little may remain of the pictish fortifications on the headland, but the area does afford wonderful views back over the town and along the coast.
We are in the centre of
The nearest train station is Elgin
and it is 7 mile(s) away.
The nearest airport is Inverness
and it is 45 mile(s) away.
ARRIVAL We work with a Saturday change-over day. The cottage will be ready by 4.00 pm; We will do our best to accommodate you should you wish to arrive earlier in the afternoon. In the low season, we will also consider Friday and Monday changeovers.
PETS We welcome well behaved dogs. Please advise at time of booking.
BABIES & TODDLERS Nursery equipment, for example high-chairs, stair gates and travel cots, is available free of charge - please request at time of booking. We have a number of socket protectors, but it is up to you to ensure the cottage is ?child-proofed? to your own standards. We do not provide cot bedding as this is up to personal preference.
SMOKING For the safety and comfort of all guests, the cottage is a non smoking environment.
All Heating and Lighting is included in rental price.
DUVETS, LINEN & TOWELS are provided at no extra charge. All beds have Dorma duvets and Egyptian cotton sheets. Linen and towels are changed weekly. The king size room has a feather and down duvet all seasons duvet. Please advise at time of booking if you have allergies and we will provide a hollow fibre duvet.
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS we provide a selection of cleaning materials except washing powder.
CLEANING all cottages are thoroughly cleaned and checked prior to your arrival and we ask you to leave the property as you found it. Should it not be left clean and tidy, we reserve the right to make a surcharge.
CLEANING SERVICE have a break from housework while on holiday! Just pack your bags and leave. For a small additional charge we will do the extra work.
BREAKAGES and damage must be reported immediately. Spills and stains, especially on fabric and carpets, should be treated at once to avoid lasting damage.
CANCELLATION INSURANCE is available for guests normally resident in UK. Guests are advised to arrange their own insurance. Insurance cover is strongly recommended as we will not refund on cancellation or curtailment of the holiday.
DEPARTURE is requested by 10.00 am unless otherwise agreed.
Although we try to keep the availability calendar totally up to date, please either phone or email to ascertain availability for the period you require. Should you wish to make a reservation, we will email a booking confirmation form to you.
Paying Your Deposit
We will hold the cottage for you for a maximum of one week from when we send the confirmation form to you. A booking is only secure when the confirmation form and deposit of ?100 have been returned. If the booking is to commence within 6 weeks, the full amount is payable.
Paying your balance
The balance is due 4 weeks prior to arrival. It may be paid by cheque, or directly into our bank account. We will email a reminder to say the balance is due shortly so that you do not miss this date. If the balance is not received, we will contact you by mail or phone. If it becomes overdue, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and try to re-let the property.
We will notify you of the key location in the week prior to your holiday.