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The Old Fishing Station
Ranked #1 of 2 St Cyrus B&B and Inns
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Outstanding bed and breakfast with breathtaking reviews”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Not the cheapest bed and breakfast in the area but surely the best. The room was light and airy and had clearly been recently refurbished. Their were lovely touches like books relating to the Bell Rock lighthouse (pictured on the wall of the room) and for those too tired to flick through this information, there is the usual obligatory digital television, WiFi access and even an i-Pod dock on the bedside radio. A really nice and unexpected touch was the provision of a pair of good binoculars found on/in the window sill of the room - helpful if you wish to enjoy to its fullest, the beauty of the adjacent nature reserve.

The large bed was very comfortable as was the other room furniture. The shower room was spotless, modern and with all comforts (except a bath) and having some mobility difficulties, I was delighted not to have to climb over the dies of a bath in order to have a shower. The workings of the shower were as is often the case, not immediately clear, but were easily worked out. Likewise, the bathroom sink had some eccentricity in relation to the waste plug (or apparent lack of one) and I was on the point of asking for instructions when all became clear.!

All in all a cosy and comfortable modern room with good facilities.

As for the breakfast part of the stay, times were reasonably flexible and the owner (or more particularly his wife) was on hand to provide a pleasant greeting and provide tea or coffee and toast (white or brown) when you were ready. Before the toast came the breakfast. For those so minded a full 'Scottish' cooked breakfast was available but notwithstanding my greedy nature, I never got that far! Fruit juice, packet cereals or muesli/granola and marvellous fresh fruit, as much as possible locally grown. Strawberries every morning (they were in season), raspberries, blueberries, plums peaches bananas and every delight awaits you.

Service was first class and went beyond the call of duty. Not that I am suggesting that this would be done for everybody, but my wife's white trousers and top which had red wine spilt on them, were saved by the good landlady who gratuitously washed both.

Kindly, pleasant and helpful all service added to the positive experience.

Add the breathtaking views and and you have the ingredients of a most enjoyable stay..

We would certainly go back for more!

Room Tip: Dedicated and very good showers. No baths (beware those for whom a bath is a must). We had end roo...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Stunning location, nicely decorated/furnished etc rooms, tasty breakfast and kind hosts.

My Dad and I stayed here one night on a cycle trip from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. A secure shed was provided for our bikes and there was an offer of a lift up the hill to the pub where we could get dinner (which was very tasty, also recommended), we decided to walk as it was such a nice day and we were glad we did, what could be better after a days cycle than a wander up the cliffs with birds of prey circling above and a stunning view of the beach.

It is also just about possible (although the last little bit slightly painful) to walk barefoot from the beach to your room. I did because we went to have a look at the sea and I decided to paddle, but didn't take a towel to dry my feet on...

I would very much recommend this to anyone

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

The position really is unbeatable - at the foot of the cliffs with the occasional peregrine falcon overhead and right in front of the sand dunes.
My partner & I stayed here on Saturday night and recommend that you stay here too! It's a lovely old converted salmon fishing station that's been sympathetically modernised. The rooms are spotlessly clean and understated in an IKEA kind of way - the better rooms are on the first floor since they really get the view over the dunes towards the sea. We were on the ground floor which was just fine too - luckily the people above were fairly quiet, though, had they not been, you could have been a wee bit disturbed by floor board noise.
The hostess was helpful and efficient, and can advise on local walks, restaurants etc. Breakfast was very good with fish and 'full Scottish' options available.
Good value? It won't be the cheapest in the area but I'd certainly say very good value for excellent accommodation in such a wonderful location.

Room Tip: First floor rooms will have the better view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

I stayed at the Old Fishing station for two nights
A lovely room, fantastic shower, and just the best location to stay .
Just across from the nature reserve and the beach, so peacefull and relaxing
after a stressed day at work.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Stopped here recently & couldn't believe how wonderful it was-everything was perfect. So clean, fresh & wonderful location, to say nothing of the great food & hosts. I was very impressed by the whole set up & will definitely stay here again when in the area. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Fully concur with previous review. We were cycling from Perth to Aberdeen on route to the Shetland Isles. The B&B is right on route 1 in a beautiful location. The hosts were very friendly and extremely helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Four of us were cycling from Aberdeen to Edinburgh and had booked this B&B as our first stop. The location is fantastic, with lovely views and peaceful surroundings. For cyclists following the number 1 route, the B&B location is perfect as it is on the route.
The B&B owner, Simon, was friendly and professional and went out of his way to accommodate us. The rooms and showers were great, and the breakfast was first class too. A brilliant B&B! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: The Old Fishing Station
Address: Kirkside, St Cyrus DD10 0AQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > St Cyrus
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in St Cyrus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated next to the beach on the edge of St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve, The Old Fishing Station is a former salmon fishing bothy which has been refurbished to a high standard. All accommodation is en-suite and has beautiful views of the dunes and the sea beyond. At the moment we offer three doubles and one twin bedroom - the twin and one double are on the first floor and accessed via a separate external stone staircase. The double rooms on the ground floor also have separate access. ... more   less 
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