- SQM 60
Dooker’s Hoose is a former fisherman’s house which is situated gable end to the sea in the coastal town of Cullen on the Moray Firth. The house, our family home in Scotland, is also used by writers and artists, as well as for holiday retreats by people who are looking to enjoy peace and quiet in natural surroundings. The location of the house means that the ebb and flow of the tide can be heard quite distinctly. We have an open fire in the living room as well as a wood burning stove in the master bedroom from where we can enjoy the sounds and sight of the sea from the windows. There are two bathrooms and kitchen with dishwasher.
We have a collection of books both in French and in English, along with several on local history. As keen walkers, we have also provided guidebooks for local coastal walks as well as information on some of our favourite walks in the Cairngorms.
A ‘Dooker’ in the local Doric dialect means a swimmer. A swimsuit is ‘dookers’ and Dooker’s Hoose is where the swimmer can stay to enjoy their ‘dooks’ at high tide by crossing the road and going down the steps opposite to the beach. So, for the privileged few who indulge in sea-swimming, it is in through the back gate and into the downstairs shower room to warm up.
Bottlenose dolphins can be seen in the bay when the weather is fine. There is a colony of seals just along the coast, and we have also spotted a minke whale.
The house is popular with families who enjoy the sheltered harbour which can be seen from the cottage, as well as the beautiful bay and the golf course within a few minutes walk. Children can collect and paint pebbles, read and play games. Dookers' Hoose has been used for many years now by a network of regular guests and families who write down their thoughts and ideas in the Visitors’ Book.
Outside sitting area is available.
2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom
Sleeping1 Double bed, 4 Single bed
Heating/CoolingElectric heating, Fireplace