Guest comments

We want to make sure our guests leave Garden Cottage feeling happy and content. Here is a sampling of some of the feedback we've received from our guests:


This cottage is positively one of the best we have ever stayed in.  There is no restriction on heating so we were lovely and cosy in a very wet November. We spent the week reading and relaxing and left booking another stay!  We could not have picked a better place.


We had to reschedule our visit here a couple of times because of Covid restrictions but each time Carrie immediately offered options saying we could either cancel with a full refund or change to another date of our choice.  We were really grateful for such prompt and positive response.  Great communication, great cottage and great location.


We spent a week here paying less than we paid for a nearby cottage a year ago. There is simply no comparasion. This house is so much better, in both furnishings and grounds. Carrie was very thoughtful not only leaving us goodies but also something for our little dog. We have already rebooked.


Anthony and Carrie take exceptional care of this cottage and you will want for nothing. It is spotless, extrememly well decorated with quality furnishings (we just love the new addition of tartan curtains throughout) and in the most beautiful peaceful setting. Idyllic doesn't begin to describe here.


The personal touches are so often missed in holiday cottages.  Not this one.  The owners have thought of everything. We arrived to a very cosy cottage with the most generous items in the fridge and basket.


I cannot recommend this cottage enough. It is so lovely, so peaceful and so refreshing to find it was as described (not all our places visited have been!)


When I made the booking I mentioned it was my wifes birthday - a very nice gift was left cooling in the fridge with a hand written note. Nice personal touches here, not just the birthday bottle but from the very welcoming owners who were extremely friendly.


Our 8th visit and it just keeps getting better. Anthony and Carrie have a beautiful cottage with everything you need. We cannot recommend it enough.


We visited for Christmas and it was first class  Tree up and decorated with gifts underneath for the children. Very warm, very clean, very good!!! Daily visits from Dexter topped off our wonderful and memorable holiday. Thank you.


Amazing value for money!  In all honesty we did not expect it to be as good!  If we return to Scotland we will not hesitate to rebook here. 10/10


Great location, very quiet but minutes away from nearest shops. We visited in January and it was a really warm cottage.


Thank you for everything - a lovely cottage, beautiful setting, great personal touches and wonderfully friendly people. We have really enjoyed our stay.


We arrived later than anticipated and were welcomed by a very cosy cottage.  The fire had been lit, lights were on, curtains pulled and a great welcome from Anthony and Carrie assured us of a good ten days ahead. We were not disappointed.


Recommended by friends we were thrilled to find the cottage as they had described.  We have already booked for next year.


A great place to stay! We arrived to be greeted by the friendly owners who had very kindly put a welcome basket in not only for us but our two dogs also got treats!


Just completed visit 19 and already booked for next year which will be our 20th trip to our "holiday home". That says it all about this cottage and its owners.


Spotless cottage with lots of room for everyone and a big garden for the children and dog to play. We could not fault this in any way. Loved the visits from Dexter, what a character!!!


We looked at many cottages online and kept coming back to Garden Cottage.  So glad we did, what a lovely place to stay.  Rooms are larger than they look in the photos and all are so very lovely and bright.  We booked a week but both wish we'd booked two!


Third visit here and cannot wait until we come back later in the year. Great hosts, great cottage and great value.


Carrie & Anthony, what an amazing little haven your lovely cottage is.


We have had a great time in the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. 


This I think is the nicest cottage we have stayed in. Fantastic value for money, an amazing welcome basket and super friendly welcome from the owners.  This is far superior to others we have stayed in along this coast.


A fabulous 9 days back in Aberdeenshire and not easy to leave this wonderful cottage.


We spent a lovely Christmas here, we even got a little snow. The children found gifts from Carrie and Anthony under the tree for them - a nice touch which was greatly appreciated. Personal touch is very evident here.


Arrived in pouring rain - walked in and felt immediately at home! Cannot fault this lovely accommodation.


Book this place if you can.


Fabulous 3 weeks in this beautiful cottage.


Spotless cottage, relaxing location, wonderful walks, friendly hosts, cosy cottage and not forgetting the wonderful welcome basket (very generous!)


Home from Home. We couldn't ask for a better place for our hols. 


Wonderful cottage - we have loved every minute of our weeks stay.


We have had another fantastic week (visit 12!), thank you again Anthony and Carrie.


Thank you so much for a very warm welcome and the most generous basket of goodies, also the lovely home made cake. Your cottage should be 5* at least!


Lovely cottage, beautiful place, fabulous welcome basket and fabulous hosts.


This comfortable cottage, the welcome basket and warmth from Carrie and Anthony was such a relief after a very long journey.


9th visit and another great week.


What a Scottish haven. Very comfortable, cosy, stay in a lovely cottage.  Much appreciated welcome basket and home made cake made this holiday cottage even more special.


The perfect cottage.  All you need, and more.  This is the best cottage we've stayed in. It was the perfect home from home.  Spotlessly clean and comfortable.  The welcome pack was great, the wine went down a treat and so did the home bakes.


Late booking mini break for me and my parents in November.  We arrived late to see the (lovely) owners had put lights on and lit the fire. A super cosy cottage in a great location 5*


Our 4th visit and yet again another fantastic week.  The cottage feels like a home from home and we want to stay longer.  Looking forward to our visit next August already.


The comfort and peace of this cottage were very much appreciated. Everything you need is in the cottage and Anthony & Carrie are fantastic hosts.


Another year, another visit!  We have had another fantastic week, weather has been good, especially the last two days. The girls have loved feeding Harvey and seeing the cows, especially the calf being born.  See you in August.


Fantastic accommodation, a scrumptious hamper food of goodies.  A good time had by all.  A heart felt welcome from Anthony and family.


Visit No.5 and cottage as lovely as ever and the garden was wonderful in the summer sun.  We will be back again.


A wonderful pre Christmas week here, the dogs have really enjoyed the walks and area. The cottage is very comfortable and one of the best we have stayed in - we will have no hesitation to rebook if we are returning to this area. Loved the welcome basket, so generous and thoughtful, and the dogs loved their Doggy Mince Pies!


As usual we all had a great time.  Roll on Summer when we've booked 3 weeks here!!!


Another fantastic week, can't believe we have been making snowmen again this year!  We must try to get here in the summer.


A beautiful cottage. Very comfortable and a wonderful welcome. Hope it's not too long before we come back again.


Thank you for a great holiday.  We all really enjoyed ourselves.  It is a wonderful place!


Thank you for your hospitality, what a beautiful place!  Will recommend to everyone. Thank you again.


Had a great first visit to Scotland.  The cottage was really comfortable and our welcome on arrival was great - as was the well timed visits from Harvey (breakfast time on the dot!)  A lovely break - thank you.