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The following is a list of choice accommodation within easy reach of the Festival. We strongly recommend that if you require accommodation you make arrangements sooner than later.

traditional, wee, fisherman's cottage
recently renovated
2 small bedrooms
near the Bowfiddle Rock


Self catering cottage
Accommodates 3

Carol Denyer
Telephone: 01542 831588


West Manse
Quality B&B

Telephone: +44 (0)1542 841 189
Fax: +44 (0)1542 840 544

West Manse: Your hosts look forward to welcoming you to their home in this stress-busting location in rural Banffshire and ensuring your comfort however long you choose to stay.

Johan & Melville McDonald
West Manse
Cullen, Buckie
Banffshire AB56 5YJ

6 Turnkeys is a part conversion of the old Banff Jail incorporating an original turret. It has been newly converted to a very high standard. It blends history with the comforts of modern day living.

Mrs Anne Rotheray
Silverwells Farm
AB53 8BS


6 Turnkeys (the old jail)
Self catering holiday accommodation

Phone 01888 568804


Ardmiddle Self Catering Cottages

Phone: 01888562443

Option = "get weaving"

We have four attractive, well equipped self catering cottages with a STB 4 star rating. All guests are personally welcomed and a Scottish hospitality tray awaits your arrival. Situated in rolling countryside in a quiet rural location, our cottages are the ideal base for exploring the many attractions in the area.

Mrs Kate Ferguson
Ardmiddle Mains, Turriff
AB53 8AG

Contact: Terence Winter

Bryvard Guesthouse
Seafield Street
AB45 1EB

Edwardian Town House modernised to a high standard


BRYVARD Guesthouse

Phone/Fax: 01261 818090


Fife Lodge Hotel offers a choice of dining.
Choose from the comfort of the Montcoffer Dining Room or relax and enjoy a fine selection of meals in the informal setting of the Braco Lounge
Tel 01261 812436

Also Barclays Hotel offers a fine selection of local and international dishes at reasonable prices. After your meal relax in style in the lounge area.
Tel 01261 812494

Visit Banff and stay at the Fife Lodge Hotel, the ideal location for Golf, Fishing, Walking, Castles, Whisky and Adventure.

Popular places to visit and things to do include: Duff House, Fyvie Castle, Delgatie Castle, Banff Castle, The Whisky Trail, Pennan, Historic Harbours, Banff Links, Macduff Marine Aquarium, Ultimate Bowling and lots more.

Fife Lodge Hotel, Sandyhill Road, Banff, AB45 1BE, Scotland, Tel. 01261 812436

A cozy, modernized traditional 2 bedroom fisherman's cottage, which sleeps up to 5 . It lies on the coast at Macduff and has wonderful and panoramic sea and coastal views over the Moray Firth. It is in a quiet location set in its own grounds with off-road private parking . There is a garden, patio and drying area to the rear. Close and convenient to all the town amenities, including shops, restaurants and other services, with a nearby bus stop.

Contact information:
Liz Lyall
Creel Cottage, High Shore, Macduff, Banffshire, Scotland, AB44 1SN
tel/fax : 44 (0)1261 832414
e-mail :


tel/fax : 44 (0)1261 832414


Tel: 01888 551679

Lower Plaidy Bed & Breakfast

Our traditional North East Farmhouse is tourist board 3 star graded. We have 1 Double, 1 Twin and I Single rooms available throughout the year. All have hospitality trays and there is a guests' TV lounge.

We are situated north of Turriff on the main A947 road, 7 miles from Banff, having ample off road parking. We are ideally positioned as a touring base for the Castle, Whisky, Coastal, and Aviation Trails.

Lower Plaidy, Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 5RJ
Tel: 01888 551679

Bed and Breakfast on the Coastal Trail

Contact: Mary Askham, Bryden, Boyndie, Banff, Aberdeenshire. AB45 2LD

Telephone: 01261 861742


Mary Askham,
Tel. 01261 861742


Contact Karen Crowe
01261 843234

Relax in these delightful listed cottages(2)recently restored to provide superb spacious accommodation, sleep 2-6 persons. Tastefully furnished and well equipped, set in beautiful gardens and grounds in a quiet rural location 3mls from Portsoy. (STB 4 * )

St Brandon Country Cottages
Boyndie, Banff, Aberdeenshire AB45 2JT

Whether you want to work or play, hold an event, or simply spend some quiet time under a huge sweep of sky, we look forward to helping you develop your ideas to ensure your holiday at The Creative Retreat is tailor made.

We provide comfortable self catering accommodation in two 18th century houses, 'Stroma' and 'Bankhead', in the the heart of Gardenstown, a fishing village approximately 35-40 minutes drive east of Portsoy. Both houses have simply decorated rooms and wooden floors, wood burning stoves, washing machines, central heating, CD players, books, games, and optional TV/videos. Both buildings are minutes from the sea, beach, local hotel/pub and good restaurant.


Contact Carla and Bryan Angus
Tel:(01261) 812276


Completely refurbished to the highest standards, The Pines Guest House combines Victorian elegance with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The Pines meeting and conference facilities benefit from the same attention to detail which has made The Pines the first choice for individuals, couples, families and groups.

Greenbrae aims to be environmentally friendly. Energy will be conserved by not providing the usual B&B trappings of over wrapped individual soaps, and sachets of shower gel. Where possible local products will be bought, reducing transportation energy, gardening will be organic, the policy on waste will be to reduce, reuse and recycle. Guests using public transport, bicycles and walkers will be welcomed. We will produce our own food where possible and have free-range hens to provide eggs for the kitchen. We will actively encourage birds into the garden.


Harbour area of Portsoy.

Peter Angus
Tel. 01224 724303.

Unique property occupying top two floors of four storey merchants house in the harbour area of Portsoy. Can accommodate 7 in three bedrooms, large open-plan lounge/dining area/kitchen. Ideal location.
For more info contact Peter Angus Tel. No. 01224 724303.

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