The Mission Hall Crovie Gardenstown Banff Scotland

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • House

The Mission Hall was previously an old Church of Scotland and has been featured in magazines and newspapers for its architectural flair, style and humour in the owner's rennovation project. It is a very special place to stay.

This house has the wow factor! There is a breath-taking gallery-cum-dining room with a dark blue coloured concrete floor and pale blue “spatolato” finish walls and a wooden boxed ceiling. A specially designed crystal table sits on the flag-stones (originally covering the aisle of the church) in the middle of the room. When you look up, you’ll see how the owner has recycled the sides of the pews (still with nu...Read more


The Mission Hall Crovie Gardenstown Banff Scotland
Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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Classed as one of the best preserved conservation villages in Scotland, this little jewel sits right on the wall of the North Sea. Yes, actually on the wall ... no traffic ... only the sound of the waves lashing, the pebbles rolling to and fro under the changing tide and the seagulls crying. A ten-minute walk from the car park/barrow park, (each cottage has its own wheelbarrow to help get daily provisions - and furniture and building materials! - along to the house), maybe catching sight of a fox, a weasel or even on rare occasions a wild cat on the path.

From Crovie you can look out to sea and be rewarded with the spectacular sight of a shoal of bottle-nosed dolphins (sometimes up to 35 at a time) and even a whale or a shark. There are two boats which take outings onto the North Sea and this is an event not to be missed. You can take a 20 minute walk along the pebbled beach to Gardenstown, where you can find a small grocer's shop. The small Gardenstown Arms serves meals as well as a good stock of beers and malt whiskies.There is also a restaurant at the harbour where they serve very good fish dishes! On the other side of Crovie, there's the picturesque village of Pennan with the Inn, famous for the shooting of the film "The Local Hero" where you can have a good pub meal and have a chat with the locals.

Walking, beach-combing, fishing and underwater diving are some of the favourite pastimes here, also painting and generally getting inspiration for writing, or practising the arts. Both owners and tenants are mostly of an artistic or outward-bound bent.

If you are interested in the Castle Trail or the Whisky Trail, there are more distilleries and castles in this area than in the whole of Scotland. Attractive fishing villages to visit along the coast include Pennan and Portsoy, there are seven golf-courses to choose from, a wonderful lighthouse and museum with a very good tearoom overlooking the sea as well as the fish-markets in Fraserburgh. Duff House, a Palladian Villa (housing part of the Scottish National Gallery collection) is 7 miles away in the bustling little town of Banff. Day visits to Inverness and The Loch Ness Monster, Dufftown and Elgin are all well worthwhile.

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Away from it all, Ocean, Village


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Additional notes from the owner

Dogs and cats £10 each per stay.£50 deposit for any damages.
A usual week runs from Saturday, 16.00 to Saturday, 10.00. Any short breaks are advisable between these days for a reduced price. If the short break runs into 2 weeks it is more expensive.


  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Firewood Provided
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
Property Features
  • Waterfront
  • Parking
  • Ocean Views
  • Water Views
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Dish Washer
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Music Library
  • Books
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Dock/Boat-slip
  • Pet friendly - yes
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - yes
Living space
  • 120 square meters

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