View House in Portsoy Scotland
Harbour View House Portsoy Aberdeenshire Scotland Historic Bed and Breakfast B&B Guesthouse Lodgings Accommodations
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Hostess: Anita Robinson
Address: Harbour View House, Schoolhendry Street, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, AB45 2RS Scotland
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Activities/Attractions: Situated between Banff and Buckie, Portsoy lies on the Moray Firth Coast in the north east of Aberdeenshire. A traditional fishing village, Portsoy has been wonderfully restored and is a joy to visit simply for its wonderful atmosphere. It is steeped in history, and its 17th century old harbour claims to be the oldest natural harbour in Europe.
As well as fish, another famous export from Portsoy is a type of serpentine known as Portsoy Marble. Extensively hewn from a quarry slightly to the west of the town, this beautiful dark marble has been used throughout Europe, most notably in the Palace of Versailles.
A perennial favourite amongst caravanners, the best time to visit Portsoy is in the summer for the annual Scottish Traditional Boats Festival. Held variously at the end of June or beginning of July, this Portsoy event displays one of the largest collections of traditional boats in Scotland.
General Information: Welcome to Harbour View House ... a beautiful property built around 1880, situated in the historic 17th century fishing village of Portsoy, Scotland. It has recently been totally renovated and redecorated in traditional old world style and we have an attractive restful lounge where guests can relax and enjoy a drink.
Portsoy has a lovely sandy beach, natural outdoor pool for relaxing, and every year hosts the Portsoy boat festival. The village is perfectly situated for the many local golf courses, and the "Whisky", "Castle" and "Coastal" trails. The nearest railway station is located in Huntly, 17 miles away. The local bus services are frequent and service all the nearby fishing villages, also Aberdeen, Elgin and Inverness.
Payment Accepted: Cash.
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"Very friendly owners ... very enjoyable stay and would recommend."
"Lovely peaceful location which unfortunately I did not have time to enjoy as it was only an unexpected short visit. The owners were very friendly and helpful."
"The very definition of a warm welcome. A fabulous little hotel in a quaint, attractive Scottish seaside town. Very well furnished rooms, with luxurious accessories. Oh, and the cappuccinos are ace ... although the owners said they wanted to redecorate, I quite liked the 'boho' style of the place. I stayed in the green room, which had 2 super-comfy beds (single & double), and a huge en-suite. The breakfast was fantastic, with a wide choice on offer. My colleague and I had the Full Scottish, which was so good, worth staying for that alone! So hospitable, luxurious comfort, & good food."
"After a good nights sleep we feasted well on the breakfast - help yourself mueslis cornflakes , fresh fruit and dried -an assortment of rolls and croissants. A full Scottish breakfast is on offer as well as kippers or porridge and it was well presented and freshly cooked. We would fully recommend this new venture to any one and hope to revisit one day."
"Newly updated/redecorated. Very classy. Bedroom was 110% stylish, very comfortable. Warm friendly welcome and owners. Breakfast very good. All in all a very pleasant experience. Found this by accident but will be back and would recommend it to anyone. A stroll round the harbour at sunset, most relaxing."