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The Blair

The Blair
5.0 of 5 bubbles
59 reviews
The Blair
View from The Blair with patio area in corner of the garden.
Cosy double ground floor bedroom.  Bedlinen and curtains would be changed for male guests.
The Living room at The Blair with working wood burning stove.
Living room
Kitchen and dining area
Over the bath shower
Two single sofa chairs on landing
Twin upstrairs bedroom cosy room with TV.
Summer House and relaxing hammock with chiminea looking out over beautiful view.  See picture below.
View from The Blair
Shore line at Portgordon 2 miles from The Blair. Look out for the seals who bask every day.
The friendly neighbours -  enquisitive and welcoming!
View up to the hills
Shoreline at Portgordon.  Look out for the seals!
Leafy private lane leading to The Blair
The local Mill House bar and restaurant open to non residents for the nights you dont want to cook.
Last look from The Blair.  Hope to see you again!
The Moray Firth looking over to the Black Isle.
Surrounding The Blair
The Blair, and your neighbours!
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Buckie, Moray, Scotland
The Blair sleeps 4 comfortably in a double downstairs bedroom and an upstairs twin room. The kitchen offers views over the countryside and St Ninians Chapel the oldest chapel in Scotland. The bathroom is downstairs with an over the bath shower. BBQ your tea and sit in the summerhouse or lie back in the hammock and enjoy the view and the wildlife - you might see Mr Badger set off for the night! On chillier nights light the wood burning stove and sit back and enjoy the peace. Surrounded by lush green countryside you are only a few steps away from woodland walks and the Speyside Way. The coast with its basking seals is only two miles away and there are numerous lovely beaches close by. Golf plays a large part in life in Moray and you have the choice of 8 on your doorstep. Turn left to Portgordon or right to Fochabers and 2 miles ei... Read more
About the Owner, Maureen B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 59 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL175029
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English first
County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

This is our 3rd stay at the Blair and as usual it was excellent.Maureen is a wonderful host caring and helpful.The cottage has everything you could possibly need and on cold nights it's toasty and warm.We had a lovely trip to John o groats and we saw a whale as well as lots of other wildlife.We have stayed in several...

Management response:

Aw it was great to see you all (including your 4 wee furry friends) again at The Blair and I'm delighted that you had a lovely time. Your lovely wee doggies make me smile when I think of them! I look forward to seeing you again at The Blair and am delighted that you feel so at home there.


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cambridge uk
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

we loved this little cottage ..it was in the middle of fields with herd of cows for company.. excellent views.. cottage very homely, modern, clean, everything you could wish for including fresh flowers, cakes, milk, orange juice, butter, bottle of wine!! Maureen certainly looks after her guests..the bed was lovely so comfy and soft, it was hard to get up...

Management response:

Thank you so much for the lovely comments, I really appreciate them and makes it all worthwhile! When you come next time if you could let me know when you are Jigging making breakfast I will pop up past ha ha. Lovely to meet you and hopefully see you again at The Blair!


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Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We were warmly met on arrival, shown around and given clear instructions for the house. Inside was clean, cosy, well equipped with provisions provided by Maureen - these were much appreciated. The situation is idyllic - beautiful open views, quiet, lovely forest walks and wildlife. Close to beaches, dolphins, seals and all other amenities. The garden is lovely - we...

Management response:

Thank you so much for the lovely comments and of course I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Blair. It was a pleasure to have you stay, you were ideal guests, and I look forward to your return visit.


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
Pets are welcome at The Blair but I would appreciate if they were not allowed on the furniture or upstairs. A dog kennel and run is available. I would appreciate no smoking in the house. There is a wood burning stove in the living room - I will start you off with kindlers, wood and peat .Oil central heating Wooden floors throughout.Downstairs bedroom retains its old (non working) fireplace.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
This is a no smoking holiday home. I welcome pets, but would appreciate if you cleaned up after them and didn't allow them on the furniture and beds as not all my guests are pet...
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
Jan 7, 2017 -
Apr 7, 2017
3 nights
Apr 8, 2017 -
Apr 21, 2017
3 nights
Apr 22, 2017 -
Jun 2, 2017
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Weekend rates are for Frid Sat & Sun.
A deposit of £50 per week will secure your booking with balance due 4 weeks before your stay. Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
Please contact owner for rates for stays of 3 nights and under.

Check in/out may be flexible if there are no other guests to consider on that day.
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About the neighborhood
From the window of The Blair you will be able to see St Ninians Chapel the oldest chapel in Scotland. Travel around to visit the too numerous to mention distilleries e.g. Benromach, Cardhu, Glenfiddoch, Glen Grant, The Glenlivet, Strathisla - you will get a dram at each one - make sure you have a driver! >Try your hand at fishing on The Spey, Findhorn, Isla, Devoron. Have a trip out to sea in The Gemini Explorer to try and catch sight of the famous dolphins - leaves from Buckie Harbour. Winter visitors - sometimes even summer visitors - can enjoy sking at the Cairngorms, The Lech, Glenshie, Nevis Range and Glencoe. The Bairns (children) are well catered for too with lovely beaches at Buckie, Findhorn, Lossie or visit the play barn at Lhanbryde and try go-carting. Spend the day at Macd... more
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Aberdeen or Inverness: 49.7 mi
Railway: Keith: 7.5 mi
From Aberdeen (airport ) follow A96 north to Inverness for approx 40 miles. 2 miles out of Keith turn right and take the B9016 (A98) for 6 miles. At the T junction turn left onto the B98 for 1 mile to The Mill House Hotel. Turn right for Spey Bay but only for 50 yards. You will see an orange camper van in a garden and opposite, a notice on a gate at the bottom of a lane saying "access to Blair only" Take the leafy lane and you will find The Blair on the right .From Inverness (airport ) follow the A96 heading for Aberdeen. After Fochabers take the left fork onto the B9016 (A98) for 3 miles to The Mill House Hotel. Turn left to Spey Bay for 50yards. You will see an orange camper van in a garden and opposite, a notice on a gate saying "access to Blair" only. Tak... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.9 mi.
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