Portknockie, Highlands and Islands






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Open Fire / Woodburner

Hot Tub

Close To Coast

Pub Close By

Property Info

General Info

An absolutely stunning stone cottage centrally located in the charming fishing village of Portknockie on the beautiful Moray Firth coast. Presented to a very high standard with great attention to detail, this cottage provides a simply perfect holiday home for a large family or group of friends. Oozing style and comfort, 'Failte' (meaning ‘welcome’ in Gaelic) has three superb bedrooms, with a beautiful super king-size double on the ground floor, complete with en-suite shower room and stone feature wall. The upper floor has two further generously proportioned bedrooms, both benefiting from large bay windows, plus a cosy snug with a second TV and double sofa bed, providing that little extra bit of flexibility. The spacious sitting room with its woodburning stove is ideal for relaxing in at the end of a busy day, and just a step up leads you to the very well-equipped kitchen, with quality kitchenware and a table for family dining. From the kitchen guests can access a very private, south-facing patio area, just perfect for a quiet morning coffee or pre-dinner glass of wine, or why not relax in the 6-seater hot tub after a busy day out and about? The storage shed to the side is well equipped with 1 set of golf clubs, beach accessories, BBQ fuel and deck chairs all for your use plus plenty room for your own items, bicycles etc. Portknockie has a pretty harbour with its own slipway, outdoor children's pool and boasts good local services. The Moray Firth coastline is quite dramatic, and the famous dolphins can be seen regularly as they pass by. This east coast has many small fishing villages dotted along the edge of the sea, all well worth a visit. For whisky lovers, it is easy to access the Malt Whisky Trail and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Visit nearby Cullen with its white sandy beach and popular links golf course. An area of unspoilt beauty, and a quality cottage guaranteeing you a great holiday. Read More

Property Info

Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Fully equipped kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove. First floor snug with double sofa bed.


HIVE controlled gas central heating (underfloor in kitchen, en-suite and bathroom) with woodburning stove. Electric oven, 5-burner gas hob, combination microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 large LED SMART TV's, both with SKY Q, Netflix, Blu-ray/DVD players, HD media players, Sonos sound system (in sitting room, kitchen, snug and master bedroom) with iPad mini for control and unlimited Napster subscription, PlayStation 3 with large selection of PS3 games, unlimited high speed SKY Wi-Fi , selection of books, games and movies. Fuel, power and all fuel for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen, towels and extra beach towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair – stair gates and fireguard fitted on request. Roadside parking for 3 cars beside cottage, on first come, first served basis. Enclosed patio with 6-seater hot tub, furniture and charcoal BBQ. Lockable storage shed. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Spar, post office, pharmacy, great fish & chip shop, coffee shop plus pub all within 5 mins walk. Coast 2 mins walk. Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 6 people
  • Not sunken
  • Not undercover
  • Located outside



The cottage really was a luxury home. In over 30 years of self-catering holidays, it is undoubtedly one of the best. We hope to return soon.

Cannot praise this holiday accommodation and the owners enough. It was like staying in a top class hotel at the fraction of the price. The hot tub, what can I say but FANTASTIC. Portknockie itself is lovely and peaceful with lovely welcoming locals, plenty of lovely walks and nearby towns to visit and the beautiful warm Failte to return home to at the end of the day.

We had a great week. The house was a major factor in our enjoyment because it was so comfortable and well positioned. We had never visited this coast before but were blown away by its beauty and Port Knockie has some of the most stunning scenery in walking distance of the house. Our hosts made it clear that they were on hand to provide any assistance or support we required. All ran so smoothly that this was not necessary but it was lovely to know that they were there if needed.

The cottage was more than we could have hoped for. Every last detail was covered. Absolute luxury. We will definitely be back!

There were many thoughtful extras that the owner provided that just made it perfect. Never had such lovely touches before! Over 900 films! And a super king size bed!

Beautiful cottage

Dear Wullie and Alison, The Cottage is beautiful & everything we could have wanted was there. The location was amazing. Wullie & Alison left us a beautiful hamper upon Arrival. The hot tub was fantastic & such a bonus. The Cottage is well worth the visit as we were so comfortable & well looked after. Thank you Wullie & Alison. I hope we can visit again. With Love Ellen, Sheena & David Muir

Fabulous place to stay

We had a superb week in this wonderful holiday home and this is the best we have ever stayed in. It is immaculate and in pristine condition with everything you could ever need. In our many years of self catering we have never seen such a great welcome pack so if you are arriving late you will have tea and breakfasts readily available. The owners have clearly put a lot of thought and detail into this beautiful home and of course the hot spa was just what we needed at the end of a touring day. Never got a chance to use the log burner as the house was so warm! The scenery in the area is breathtaking and we managed to see the dolphins from Portknockie. Thank you for a fabulous holiday.

Amazing holiday rental

This is one of the best holiday rentals we have stayed in, it was fully equipped with everything needed for a perfect break. It was immaculate on arrival along with a fully loaded welcome food hamper. This is an excellent family rental with everything needed for days in, such as sonos in the main rooms, a console for the kids in the den, a warming log wood burner, and a hot tub out back. We were amazed to find bikes and golf clubs in the shed also. The kitchen is well equipped for eating in, it is also located near a great fish and chip shop and a local store. The harbour is just down the road which has amazing views of the sea. This was our second visit and definitely won't be our last.

The best holiday cottage on the coast...!!!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Failte. We have stayed in many cottages over the years but this one is truly the best. Everything is perfect and you could not have asked for anything more. Full equipped in every respect, from the Nespresso machine, lovely toiletries, the overflowing welcome basket and not to mention the bikes, beach chairs, wind breaks and bucket and spades in the shed. Portknockie and the Moray coast is amazing place to spend a holiday. You are never short on things to do in this wonderful corner of Scotland. We could not have asked for more! Wullie and Allison have created a holiday home that is perfect. ……and the kids just loved the hot tub! We will be back!

First class accommodation

Spent a great week at this property and although the weather wasn't great our teenage boys were fully entertained with the technology available in the cottage. Everything was finished to a high standard. Kitchen has everything you could need and more including a fantastic coffee machine which we wish we had at home. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area and the scenery is nothing short of spectacular. We would hope to return someday and would have no hesitation in recommending 'Failte' to anyone.

Wonderful coastal cottage

Our group of 5 adults and 1 infant spent a week at this beautiful cottage. We felt comfortably housed with more than enough sleeping, dining and living space to accommodate us all. The cottage has been well cared for and has all the amenities you would expect in your own home and then some. These amenities and the owners attention to detail make this a 6 star rental in my eyes! It has a light and airy feel you come to long for at a coastal location. For travelers with children this is the place for you. Upon request there is a cot(aka playpen/pack and play) for your babe to sleep in. They have a pram(stroller) with a cozy "sleeping bag" insert, high chair and even enough bikes with baby seat for the whole family to go for a family outing. If a member of your party has a disability that restricts their access the cottage could still be the place for you. There is a master suite and bath on the main floor, as well as the living room. There are a few steps up into the kitchen which would restrict access. Its a short walk to the harbor. Make sure to stop by Bow fiddle rock and if you feel like a nice coastal walk then just keep walking to Cullen! You may even see some bottle nosed dolphins playing off shore, we did! The beach is long and lovely and the town of Cullen is a nice place to visit. If you keep to the coastal walk after Cullen you will come to some stone stairs and eventually to a little known ruined castle on the cliff side. Well worth the walk!

Simply the best!

We were the first guests to Failte in July/August 2015 and loved EVERYTHING about this property. It really is first class accommodation with "no stone left unturned!" The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need for a fantastic holiday in the idyllic village of Portknockie, and so, so much more. My personal favourite as a self-confessed coffee snob is the fab Nespresso machine (which saves me taking my own on tour!), but most importantly the layout of the property, together with the decor and interior fittings of every room, were second to none with regard to quality and comfort. Our boys loved using the variety of bikes available at the property, and hooray for the fab free wifi too! Failte is only a few steps walk from one of the vantage points of Portknockie overlooking the beautiful harbour - a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Moray Firth! We'll be back, of course, and have already booked this property for two holidays in 2016, and are counting the hours until our next visit. You won't be disappointed, no way!


We stayed for couple of weeks after bad storms in north east working for BT.Wullie could not do enough for us we were well looked after all the mod cons were great to many to mention but bikes were great addition we had bike run to buckie and back could not fault one thing about moray view.

Attention to detail in luxury cottage.

This cottage was a real find and doesn't fail to impress with luxury furnishings and fittings and incredible attention to detail to make this a 5-star holiday. Wullie and Alison used special little touches and technological advances to turn this cottage holiday into a real treat ... especially for teenagers and those who like to keep up with modern technology with regards to music, tv, internet, playstation, coffee etc. There are also bikes to explore the local area and keep fit at the same time. We were impressed by the welcome pack and the fact that the owners are obviously proud of their cottage and do all they can to make visitors feel very welcome indeed. On a more basic level it was very clean, warm and inviting. Definitely one to recommend.


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