The Old Merchant House, Portsoy Harbour


Entire residential home hosted by Steve

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
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Clean and tidy
2 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Steve is a Superhost
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“The Old Merchant House” is a stunning, iconic, grade A listed property sitting immediately on the harbour front in Portsoy and is located on the Moray Firth coastal footpath and National Cycle Route 1. The property has a date stone of 1726 and was originally the home of Alexander (Laird) Brebner, a famous merchant and renowned smuggler. The house featured in the 2016 remake of the film "Whisky Galore".

The space
The house is within a short drive of some of the most beautiful beaches on the Moray coast, such as Sandend and Cullen. The Moray Coast is renowned for having a relatively mild climate and an abundance of wildlife including seals, dolphins and many species of birds.

The Old Merchant House has a large lounge / dining room with amazing sea and harbour views, an 18th-Century fireplace, kitchen, three bedrooms (two doubles, one twin), two bathrooms, entrance hall and utility room. There is a large storage room which can be used for bikes, canoes etc

The seaside town of Portsoy is a historic place with its own harbours and some spectacular scenery in and around the town. A variety of local shops can be found within the town centre including, post office, supermarket, bakeries, banking facilities, restaurants, cafés, pubs and award-winning ice cream shop. On the harbour, a short walk away, is an excellent wet fish shop and welcoming pub.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Indoor fireplace

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4.86 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews


Where you’ll be

Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The house sits in a uniquely historic setting directly on the old 17th-century harbour and has wonderful views of the sea. Portsoy is a charming village with lots of local amenities and facilities.

Hosted by Steve

  1. Joined in April 2019
  • 23 Reviews
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  • Superhost


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During your stay

We are available to be contacted by email, text or Whats app. Our housekeeper lives in a village nearby.

Steve is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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