Stonehaven, Catterline and Dunnotter Castle
Holly Cottage is a delightful single storey detached cottage, nestling in the peaceful open countryside looking out to the sea in the distance. The property has recently been totally renovated to offer comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation.
The pretty village of Catterline, perched on cliffs overlooking the bay and harbour, is only 1 and a half miles away and boasts the Creel Inn renowned for its excellent sea food.
Stonehaven is just 3 miles away and offers a good selection of shops and restaurants along with the UK's only Olympic size, filtered heated, seawater open air swimming pool! (open June to September).
Stonehaven also has its own picturesque harbour, where you can stop for a bite to eat and sample some real ale.
Fowlsheugh, the RSPB reserve at Crawton is well worth a visit; the cliffs at Fowlsheugh are packed with 130,000 seabirds and where grey seals and minke whales are occasionally spotted.
The wild life reserve at Montrose Basin is just 14 miles south and has a visitor centre with viewing gallery to provide panoramic views for a variety of birds.
During the summer months you can take a boat trip from Stonehaven, past Dunnotter Castle admiring the sea cliffs and bird colonies, if you are really lucky you might even spot a dolphin.
Dunnotter Castle is only a further 2 miles. This dramatic ruined cliff top fortress is a very important part of Scottish history and holds many rich secrets of Scotland's colourful past! If you are lucky enough to be here for New Year you may have the opportunity to witness the spectacular fireballs festival.