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The Lobster Creel

Montrose, Angus
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
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

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

Overlooking the harbour of an historic fishing village, this traditional detached fisherman’s cottage provides comfortable and cosy living with original features and 2 bedrooms. Village shop and craft shop 2 minute walk.

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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Arrival 4pm.

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 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 3rd July 2021

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We had a lovely relaxing stay at the lobster creel, so nice to wake up to views of the sea.

Reviewed by Michael 12th June 2021

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The Lobster Creel overlooks the harbour, and you can sit in the comfort of the window seat or the outside bench, watch the world go by and the lobster fishing boats come and go. The cafe - Hidden Treasure was great, and although only doing take away the standard of food and welcome from the owners was excellent. The Anchor Hotel has a nice sheltereRead mored beer garden and a good menu. It can be very busy and is the only pub in the village so best book. The Lobster shop is ace! A very relaxing week! Hide

Reviewed by John 8th May 2021

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We loved the harbour-front location and the cosy feel of the cottage after exploring the local area during the day. The kitchen is generally well-equipped and the lounge area quite spacious. At the time of our visit the surroundings were quiet and contributed to the relaxing atmosphere.

Reviewed by Peter 17th October 2020

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Reviewed by Hugh 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by DAVID 3rd October 2020

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Lovely cottage and superb location. Great amenities for such a small village location.

Reviewed by Henry 26th September 2020

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Reviewed by Louise 19th September 2020

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We have had a fabulous holiday staying at the Lobster Creel. The location is amazing and there is much to see in the region. Overall it was excellent value for money and we really enjoyed our time in Johnshaven. Thank you.

Reviewed by Paul 5th September 2020

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Great cottage, unbeatable location with uninterrupted views over the Harbour. Johnshaven is an undiscovered gem on an underrated coast. Recommended.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 22nd August 2020

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A beautiful, quant cottage with fantastic views of the harbour and the horizon. We loved it. Cosy and clean house. Lovely comfortable beds and feather duvets.

Reviewed by James 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Cathy 28th February 2020

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Great location near a really good hotel serves great food local shops well stocked plenty of good walks around the area

Reviewed by John 8th February 2020

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Reviewed by Diederik 27th December 2019

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The perfect place for a break. The cottage is beautiful and comfortable. The views are amazing and if you can tear yourself away from them, there are great walks along the coast or attractions further afield. The village shop is well stocked so no need to drive anywhere if you don't want to. I was a bit in doubt when booking this place to be honestRead more, but the photos and description really undersell this place Hide

Reviewed by Derek 28th November 2019

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Reviewed by George 21st November 2019

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Reviewed by Janine 26th October 2019

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Cute, quirky little cottage. Absolutely stunning views and right in the heart of a beautiful, friendly village.

Reviewed by Natasha 12th October 2019

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Lovely cosy cottage in beautiful setting. Nice Place to be.

Reviewed by John 5th October 2019

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The weather for the first few days was horrendous but on arrival thanks to the Lady who looks after the cottage on arrival it was warm comfortable and clean , it ticks the boxes for us as we visit family nearby, we could not ask more. Thank you.

Reviewed by Lynne 28th September 2019

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Reviewed by Fiona 14th September 2019

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Excellent two bed cottage right on the sea front The bench we named the gun bench was perfect for an evening of chatting and talking to the friendly neighbours The rooms are a good size and the bed comfortable with plenty of covers and pillows Storage excellent throughout The bathroom is delightful and the back was much needed after a long day cyclRead moreing The kitchen area is more than adequate and stocked with everything you need The window seat is a delight and where we sat Hide

Reviewed by Mandy 17th August 2019

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The cottage is perfect and beautifully situated on the front of the harbour, with magnificent views from the windows. The village is quaint and friendly with everything you need for a home from home holiday. We will certainly return.

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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