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The Lobster Creel

Johnshaven, Angus
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage overlooking the harbour of Johnshaven, enjoy freshly caught fish and chips from the local eateries
  • An ideal base for walkers and cyclists with secluded beaches of Lunan Bay and St Cyrus nearby
  • Local attractions include bird sanctuaries, golf courses, fishing, steam railway and distillery visitor centre 
Property code: AN48M

Overlooking the quaint harbour in the historic fishing village of Johnshaven, this traditional detached fisherman’s cottage provides cosy, warm and welcoming accommodation for up to four guests. Full of character and atmosphere, this delightful cottage makes the perfect getaway for a couple or a family looking for a restful holiday bolthole on the breathtaking north-eastern coast of Scotland. This is a wonderful base for enjoying spectacular coastal walks, magnificent unspoilt beaches and locally-caught fish with chips.

 

Retaining plenty of original features including an open fire and exposed beams throughout, this pretty cottage has been beautifully renovated and thoughtfully updated to offer a wonderful holiday base which is ideal for a long weekend or a romantic retreat.

 

In this charming and tranquil cottage, the charming hallway leads you through to the fresh and cosy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With an open fire, TV, DVD, Hi-Fi, plenty of comfortable seating and idyllic views across the harbour, the pretty lounge offers the perfect spot for you to sit back at the end of the day and relax with a good book or a movie. You will also find that the stylish kitchen is fully equipped for preparing your favourite meals, which you can then enjoy in the dining area. Exploring the cottage further, there are two delightful double bedrooms and a nautical-themed bathroom complete with a shower over the bath.

 

Stepping outside you can sit back on the bench perched outside the cottage and watch the sun go down over the harbour, or you can take a pleasant evening stroll along the harbour and waterfront.

 

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine
  • Open fire, small Freeview TV, DVD and hi-fi in lounge
  • Electric, heating and Wi-Fi included
  • Hairdryer
  • 1 dog welcome (please note pets are not allowed in the bedrooms)
  • Village shop and craft shop 2 minute walk, pub around the corner with internet access
  • Larger shops and train station 20 minutes away in Montrose
  • Parking is available across from the property - please do not park across neighbouring properties driveways
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

One of a string of picturesque fishing villages set along the Angus coast, Johnshaven features an invigorating harbourside with beautiful open sea views. Outside the property are the McBey lobster and crab tanks – suppliers to many restaurants around the country. The village also has an extensive park, tennis courts, a number of shops and the popular Anchor Hotel which serves fantastic food and drink. The Johnshaven Heritage Hub Museum, which can be found in The Old Lifeboat Shed, tells the story of the village since the 17th century. Other nearby attractions include the ruins of Dunnottar Castle (12.5 miles), the fascinating Maggie Law Maritime Museum (4 miles) and the beautiful St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (4.5 miles) where you may be lucky enough to spot common and grey seals, dolphins, porpoises and whales off the shore. Following the coastal route to the west you will encounter the lovely town of Montrose (10 miles) which features a beach, golf club and the Basin – a nature reserve for wildfowl and wading birds. Montrose is also home to Langley Park Gardens, House of Dun, the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre and Dunninald Castle and Gardens. Heading inland you can explore Drumtochty Forest (15 miles) which is popular with cyclists, and the nearby Drumtochty Castle (12 miles) – a popular wedding venue. There are also distilleries, golf courses, a steam railway and a number of breathtaking beaches to discover in this idyllic corner of Scotland.

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 2nd January 2024

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Lovely wee cottage by a roaring sea.

Reviewed by Helen 27th December 2023

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Such a lovely cottage, everything you need was there. Lovely.

Reviewed by Andrew 14th October 2023

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1st class

Reviewed by Julia 21st September 2023

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Amazing location, cosy cottage in a lovely village with a great pub, cafe and shop selling lobster rolls and fresh fish.

Reviewed by Carol 2nd September 2023

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We were over the moon with everything, property, location and cost. Couldn't have asked for more. We would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a peaceful and idyllic location. We will certainly return.

Reviewed by Jean Marie 12th August 2023

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Great view on harbour

Reviewed by June 8th August 2023

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Reviewed by Gilbert 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Hazel 22nd July 2023

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Perfect location for coastal walks and exploring. Lovely village with a very friendly atmosphere. Local hotel (The Anchor Hotel) served excellent food and dog friendly. Local shop has everything you would need.

Reviewed by Alan 12th July 2023

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Reviewed by Alia 27th June 2023

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Beautiful views of the North Sea at the doorstep. We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Plenty of seafood on the offer at some great restaurants nearby. Lobster subs at the lobster shop is a must. Nice place to sit by the lobster shop. Gourdon has a great Harbour bar with delicious lunch options. Overall, great location and a wonderful relaxinRead moreg break. Hide

Reviewed by Esther 3rd June 2023

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Lovely place to unwind Lots of lovely walks and things to do. Great hotel and coffee shop nearby. Very enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Russell 6th May 2023

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Lovely cottage in a lovely location. Very nice fishing village with an abundance of wildlife and local produce.

Reviewed by IAN 10th April 2023

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Perfect location right on the harbour side. Not at all busy at this time of the year. The local shop is well stocked, the Anchor Hotel serves excellent meals however you need to book.

Reviewed by Doreen 25th March 2023

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Lovely cottage, well looked after and in a perfect location, especially at a quiet time of year. Owner extremely helpful.

Reviewed by Ian 18th February 2023

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Reallly loved this cottage and the village would've stayed another week if i didnt have appointments. So relaxed and friendly.Hotel and pub amazing,

Reviewed by Mark 11th February 2023

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Reviewed by Michael 22nd December 2022

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wonderful location, walks from the front door, lovely spot with the excellent local shop and pub just a couple of minutes away

Reviewed by david 24th November 2022

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Excellent comfortable and really cozy cottage! Brilliant location and picturesque surroundings! Thanks for a wonderful stay

Reviewed by Charlie 22nd October 2022

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Lobster Creel is a great cottage for a small family including a dog. Its located on the harbour side in Johnshaven which means you can walk straight from the cottage or venture further in a car to nearby beaches at St Cyrus or Lunan.

Reviewed by Jan 10th October 2022

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Reviewed by Fiona 30th July 2022

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Lobster Creel cottage was ideal for us. Great location, very comfortable and we can't wait to come back!!

Reviewed by Helen 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Sue 18th June 2022

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Enjoyed my stay. Great location and everyone was very friendly and supportive. Well equipped and comfortable.

Reviewed by Carolynn 11th June 2022

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Johnshaven is a lovely village to stay in,

Reviewed by Sarah 16th May 2022

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Great location to explore from. Lots of good dog walks, right on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Mary 12th March 2022

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Amazing location for exploring the area. Picked up the train in Montrose was very convenient. With the big bath tub and the lovely fireplace it was very cosy.

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