Harbour Rest, Portsoy


Portsoy Harbour Mouth

A real hidden gem, Harbour Rest is set by the 17th century harbour in Portsoy. This cosy hideaway is nestled amongst the ancient stone walls of the quaint fishertown, adjacent to the old Shore Inn on the seafront. Harbour Rest has been carefully refurbished and offers excellent and comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to four guests.

One of the many picturesque fishing villages clinging to the Moray Firth coastline, Portsoy has retained its old world appeal and charm, and makes an ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside. Portsoy grew to be an important trading port, and its beautiful, locally quarried marble was famously used in the construction of the Palace of Versailles. The harbour was home to a large herring fleet in the 19th century, but today offers safe haven to creel boats and pleasure craft. Portsoy is now the focus of the Scottish traditional small boats group and the Traditional Boat Festival is a joy to behold each summer in the ancient harbour.