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The Lobster Creel

Johnshaven, Angus
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
3
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / wood burner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / 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

In a wonderful prominent position overlooking the harbour of an historic fishing village, this traditional, detached fisherman's cottage has been lovingly renovated. It provides comfortable living whilst retaining the lovely original features, character and atmosphere.  A short stroll along the harbourside with its beautiful open sea views leads you to an extensive park and play park as well as tennis courts. There is a craft shop, local convenience shop, award winning restaurant and post office in the village just a few minutes walk from the cottage.  Johnshaven is one of a string of fishing villages and towns set along the Angus coastline, at the front of the property you will find the McBey Lobster and Crab tanks, suppliers to many local and UK restaurants, why not buy fresh from this mornings catch and enjoy a cosy night in. Nearby attractions include the magnificent beaches at Lunan Bay and St Cyrus and nature reserve, various bird sanctuaries, golf courses, trout and sea angling, breathtaking coastal and country walks, steam railway and a distillery visitor centre.

Entering this charming cottage you will walk through the hallway into the open plan lounge/kitchen/diner which has an open fire, Freeview TV, DVD, Wi-Fi and hi-fi with views across the Harbour. The kitchen area although compact offers an electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine and microwave.  Going back through the hall you will find two double bedrooms and a nautical theme bathroom with shower over bath. 

As you leave the cottage although there is no garden there is a seating area at the front of the house where you can sit back and watch the world go by and the sun go down! 

Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable to contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.

 

  • 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.

Lisa Hogg

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Henry, 6th July 2024

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Reviewed by Eleanor, 29th June 2024

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This is a lovely, comfortable little cottage for a dog-friendly, peaceful break. It was great to have morning coffee in the sunshine on the bench outside watching the fishermen and the changing skies/sea. We cooked some nights but the Anchor Inn and Hidden Treasures cafe are good options. The beds were really comfortable.

Reviewed by Robert, 8th June 2024

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wonderful cottage well equipped in a wonderful location and a very helpful owner. We would most likely return for another fortnights visit.

Reviewed by Gert-jan, 1st June 2024

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The Creel Cabin in Johnshaven is the coziest cottage we stayed in. The colours and the interior are warm and bright. The view over the harbour is relaxing. The weather was great during our stay, so we sat outside on the bench, watching the world go by, watching the tide come in and go out. A perfect spot to relax and just be. The town of JohnshavenRead more is relaxed, with great places for food, lunch and diner. And the small village shop has all the necessities you need to enjoy your holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Willemijn, 25th May 2024

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The cottage and the view are absolutely lovely, just as we expected! The atmosphere of the cottage was really great, fitting with the marine surroundings. It would be nice if some information of the past of the cottage an be provided to the guests.

Reviewed by Jean, 18th May 2024

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Fantastic cottage by the harbour and so peaceful. Great location to chill out or exploring the surrounding area.

Reviewed by Frances, 11th May 2024

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We loved everything about our stay in The Lobster Creel, the cottage was charmingly decorated and extremely clean and comfortable throughout. The location was superb, directly on the harbour with sea views and a stone's throw away from the local shops, tea rooms and The Anchor Hotel which served delicious seafood! The area is beautiful, wonderful cRead moreoastal trails, the wild sea and the huge open beaches at St. Cyrus and Lunan. The local people were so friendly, I could have stayed forever. Hide

Reviewed by William, 4th May 2024

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Reviewed by Janine, 30th March 2024

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The cottage was lovely had everything we needed, communication with the owner was excellent, our whole holiday was just fabulous.

Reviewed by Ann, 23rd March 2024

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A pleasant little cottage in a picturesque situation. The village is well served by a shop, hotel and tea room. A lot of nice walks in the vicinity and a useful bus service.

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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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!!

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1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.