About the Homestay
My husband and I are both retired. We have both travelled in the past and enjoy talking and hosting people to our most beautiful part of the country.
We have a large Victorian house which we are continuing to improve and the income from hosting guests helps us to combine the passion for doing up the house with meeting new guests and getting to know other people, their origins and lifestyles and anything they want to talk about.
We have a comfortable single room to let with views over the Moray Firth. You have an attic room and a large lounge where you can relax and read or watch tv if the weather turns inclement. Tea or coffee is available any time, as is the wifi. We are more than happy to make sure you are comfortable and cared for.
Please note the television is in the guest lounge and not in the bedroom.
Feel free to ask for any specific requirement you might have because we will be pleased to assist you in any way we can.
There is a bus service through PortGordon going both east and west, which will connect you all the main services.
You should remember that htere are no eateries in the village, but there are several places to east within a short driving distance. + an excellent Indian delivery service. Parking is no problem here and the area is very quiet and safe.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
PortGordon is a small village, 3 miles from Buckie and 8 miles from Elgin.
The house, and our guest rooms, over-look the Moray Firth, a body of water adjacent to the North Sea, We overlook the sea and the small village harbour, and situated about half way between Aberdeen and Inverness. Portgordon is a small, sleepy village, but there is a regular bus service travelling east to west (and west to east!) and all amenities are just a short drive away.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
We expect you to treat our home as you would wish us to treat yours. The only rule it to come here and relax - or work, if you need to - but to do your own thing is papamount.
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is not allowed.
The host cancelled the booking 4 days before the arrival date.
A stay with cherry and Richard a successful vacation!
What we should say largely. The both were very nice and present, always helpful and cosmopolitan.
The breakfast a poem that everything has excelled.
Our room was very affectionate like the remainder of the house and was arranged virtually. It was simply very nice. We can hardly expect to see again them.
Just about the best place to stay away from home! Almost like visiting the family you never knew you had.
Rooms are nice - even if you get the attic with the shared renovated bathroom (shared with just one person who we only saw once). An extra bonus is the sea view from the room, beautiful sunsets and the chance to see seals if you take a stroll along the coastline. Breakfast is plentiful and enough to last you through to somewhere in the afternoon.
The highest recommendations from the two Danes.
Sherry and Richard are the best hosts ever! They are amazing! They were so nice and helped us in everything. Their home is beautiful, comfortable and we get rich breakfast every morning. We also had very good conversations as well. We stayed there for 2 nights and im sure we will go back to there.
Thanks for the wonderfull experience.
Siamo stati molto bene. Sherry e Richard sono stati gentili, disponibili, accoglienti. Bella la camera e anche la loro casa. Ottima colazione. Lungo la costa abbiamo visto un colonia di foche.
Check in was very easy, and they gave us a key to get in if needed. Wonderful attic room overlooking the ocean, with teapot in room, and refridgerator just outside. Shared bath was a bit of a problem, particularly as it had old fixtures which make washing (and showering) not very convenient-- However, they said they intended to redo over the winter! Cant wait to see it next time we come!
Very nice host, I had everything I needed and more. Excellent location with view of the harbour from my room and a seal colony on the beach nearby.
Great location for peace and quiet. Really good hosts, made the whole stay enjoyable. Would recommend to all travelers to the the north east of Scotland.
What a welcome, and what a place! Sherry & Richard shared their beautiful home with us for 2 days, but also their friendship. We had a great time, and would certainly want to stay again. Although it was their home, they did not impose on us, but because they are such a fascinating couple, we wanted to spend time with them!
The attention to detail was impressive - the rooms were tastefully decorated and really comfortable. The "loo with a view" was amazing, watching the sun setting and still light at 11.30pm! The sea wall was just about 100 yards away, and the scenery stunning.
Everything was top quality (even the toilet roll that my wife appreciated and had one thrown to her as a gift!). The breakfast was delicious, with a large bowl of freshly prepared fruit of many varieties, warm croissants and other patisserie, a choice of cereals, fresh fruit juice, and my favourite: proper coffee!
If you want comfort, a small peaceful seaside village, great company and food, a good rate, then Oran House would be a perfect choice!
Sherry's house in Portgordon is everything we can wish for and even more.
The couple is absolutely adorable, offered us a drink when we arrived and asked us about the trip, indicated the place to see and so on. They gave us many very useful advice, booked the restaurant for us, printed us maps, etc...
The house is very big and charming, so is the room, with a splendid view of the sea.
The village is quiet and it was a pleasure to sleep with the sound of the sea waves.
For the breakfast... we had everything anyone can think of, salted, sweet, the largest choice we have had during our trip.
We absolutely recommand the place, for the quality of the stay as much as for the hosts. We really felt at home (in fact it was even better than at home !)
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.