Fantastic setting with awesome views, the pub is very friendly and if the weather is good you can sit on the harbour with your drink and watch the fishing boats come in. The quayside take away/resturaunt is next door to the pub and only a 30 second walk from your accommodation. The Gown bank is clean, well maintained and comfortable.
Very clean and cosy apartment with gorgeous views over the ocean. It is very spacious with a large kitchen, dining and living area with a fireplace and nicely arranged bedrooms. The owners are lovely and very helpful. We highly recommend this place.... we will be back.
We have stayed in this cottage three times now and each time it has just got better and better.. On this occasion we were staying over the Christmas period to be near family who live locally. With the open fire we were warm and snug and enjoyed lovely walks along the seashore paths. The rooms are a good size, particularly the large kitchen/living room with great views, and the furnishings comfortable. The new owners have a policy of continually up-grading and we look forward to our next visit in the summer of 2017. With a good local pub and a great fish and chip restaurant there is no need to wander far for food. There is a medium-sized supermarket a couple of miles away and a small local shop in the village itself for essential supplies.
We needed a base close to Stonehaven for the New Years Eve Fireball Festival. We found Gowan Bank on the internet and booked our stay. Emma and Hamish were extremely helpful and very accomodating considering the was the Christmas New Year period. It was a nice steady drive to Gourdon was some breath taking scenery along the way.
Gourdon itself is an idyllic small fishing harbour with a great little chippy, lively public house and a shop for all your needs. Inverbevie the next small town is only 1 mile away also and has everything you would need.
The apartment itself is top notch and the views from the windows overlooking the harbour and the sea are amazing. We sat in the chair perched by the window with the binoculars supplied watching the sea birds and a heron fishing in the bay. We did not manage to see any seals or dolphins but know they are out there.
It was like home from home, a Christmas tree all lit up and a coal fire ready to be lit if needed. 2 bottles of Proseco left on the bed for New Year and along with chocolates.
The property has been painstakingly refurbished to a very high standard and it is a credit to both Emma and Hamish in doing so.
The living room is very spacious with a book exchnage provided, there is an open plan kitchen which again was very spacious and included and dining table.
The bathroom was extremely clean and very well looked after.
The 2 bedrooms were beautiful and the views from the velux windows truly amazing.
We had had an excellent nights sleep and felt very much at home. We had just come from Edinburgh and stayed in a huge chain Hotel but found Gowan Bank more value for money and way more comfortable.
We highly recommend to all and will certainly be going back!!
The accommodation is of a very good standard with everything you need for a pleasant stay. There is a big living area overlooking the harbour which is a great spot to watch the sun rise. Emma, the owner is extremely helpful and friendly. Gourdon is a lovely fishing village with lots to do and see nearby and only about 30mins from Aberdeen airport. There are lovely coastal walks right on the doorstep and the local people are very welcoming. Inverbervie about 2km away has a range of shops for essentials and is a nice walk to reach.
I stayed in Gowan bank for 3 weeks while working in the area. Emma the owner was so helpful and friendly and couldn't do enough for you ,nothing was too much trouble for her to make sure i had a great stay.Thanks for the free range eggs every week. The house was immaculate and very comfy especially the beds, i had a great nights sleep every night . I also loved the real fire which made the house nice and warm and there was always plenty coal and fire wood . There is also free wifi which is always a bonus.The kitchen has everything you need to cook with and more ,all in all a great stay and would highly recommend a stay here . I will definitely be back
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