About the home
The Blair sleeps 4 comfortably in a double downstairs bedroom and an upstairs twin room and there are two single sofa chairs on the stair landing that can be used if necessary. The kitchen offers views over the countryside and St Ninians Chapel the oldest chapel in Scotland. The bathroom is downstairs with an over the bath shower. Try your hand at fly fishing at The Tynet Trout Farm, BBQ your catch and sit in the summerhouse or lie back in the hammock and enjoy the view and the wildlife - you might see Mr Badger set off for the night! On chillier nights light the wood burning stove and sit back and enjoy the peace. Surrounded by lush green countryside you are only a few steps away from woodland walks and the Speyside Way. The coast with its basking seals is only two miles away and there are numerous lovely beaches close by. Golf plays a large part in life in Moray and you have the choice of 8 on your doorstep. Turn left to Portgordon or right to Fochabers and 2 miles either way you have local stores where you can stock up on essentials.The Mill House Hotel is situated half a mile away for the nights that you dont want to cook - open to non residents it sits by the side of the Tynet burn offering good food and open all day. Yours holiday can be as quiet or as action packed as you want to make it. Enjoy!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Portgordon, 3km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Pets are welcome at The Blair but I would appreciate if they were not allowed on the furniture or upstairs. A dog kennel and run is available.
I would appreciate no smoking in the house
There is a wood burning stove in the living room - I will start you off with kindlers, wood and peat.
Oil central heating
Wooden floors throughout.
Downstairs bedroom retains its old (non working) fireplace.
Further details outdoors:
There is a garden to the front of the house with a patio area in the corner secluded by wild rose bushes.
At the back of the house there is a summer house with patio area, BBQ and a hammock.
Driveway is large enough to accommodate numerous cars
Small area "left to nature" with apple trees, holly tree, blackcurrant bushes, wild flowers and good old Scottish thistles!
If you have any special requirements or need to know certain information about the area just let me know.
There will be a welcome pack on arrival - book for two weeks and I will leave you a "dram"!
The Scottish Highlands region
You are never short of anything to do in the Moray area. Whether you want a quiet break or an active holiday you will find it here. A pleasant bike ride or walk away is Spey Bay where the river Spey empties into the sea and bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises and Mink Whales are often seen. Have a coffee at The Wildlife centre then head to Portgordon to see the seals basking on the rocks before heading to Buckie for fresh fish for the tea. The area is a golfers paradise with at least 9 cources in the area and The Scottish Open now at Nairn - a straight journey of less than 40 miles away. Walkers are well catered for in this area and the famous Speyside Way trail is on your doorstep. Historians dilemmia will be choosing which castle to visit first. Nestled in the bay of the Moray Firth we enjoy lovely mild summers - and some stunning winters!
The Buckie / Tynet area
From the window of The Blair you will be able to see St Ninians Chapel the oldest chapel in Scotland. Travel around to visit the too numerous to mention distilleries e.g. Benromach, Cardhu, Glenfiddoch, Glen Grant, The Glenlivet, Strathisla - you will get a dram at each one - make sure you have a driver!
Try your hand at fishing on The Spey, Findhorn, Isla, Devoron or fly fishing at The Tynet Trout Farm.
Have a trip out to sea in The Gemini Explorer to try and catch sight of the famous dolphins - leaves from Buckie Harbour.
Winter visitors - sometimes even summer visitors - can enjoy sking at the Cairngorms, The Lech, Glenshie, Nevis Range and Glencoe.
The "Bairns" (children) are well catered for too with lovely beaches at Buckie, Findhorn, Lossie or visit the play barn at Lhanbryde and try go-carting. Spend the day at Macduff Aquarium and feed the fish.
Visit Elgin with its lovely cathedral ruin and pop into the leisure centre to swim or ice skate or go 10 pin bowling. Have a lovely stroll round the Cooper Park and visit the aviery and The Biblical Gardens. Cross over to Johnstones Woollen Mill and tour the factory or just spoil yourself and buy something lovely! On the way home have a pancake at Baxters visitor centre and see how the word famous soup is made!
Its a golfers haven with at least 9 local courses including links courses eg Spey Bay,(new complex under way) Strathlene, Buckpool, Cullen & Lossie & Elgin.
A must is a visit to one of the Highland Games eg Nairn or Braemar (you might see The Queen)
Fochabers is the home of the Speyfest musical festival held every July and Portsoy hosts The Boat festival in June.
Train enthuasists can chug along on the Keith to Dufftown steam railway looking out for the plentiful wild life.
Whatever your taste I'm sure The Blair can tickle your tastebuds!
How to get there
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From Aberdeen (airport ) follow A96 north to Inverness for approx 40 miles. 2 miles out of Keith turn right and take the B9016 for 6 miles. At the T junction turn left onto the B98 for 1 mile to The Mill House Hotel. Turn right for Spey Bay for 100 yards then left up a little leafy lane to the Blair.
From Inverness (airport ) follow the A96 heading for Aberdeen. Through Fochabers take the left fork onto the B9016 for 3 miles to The Mill House Hotel. Turn left to Spey Bay for 100yards. Turn left up the leafy lane to The Blair.
The Blair is equidistant to both airports - 50 miles. Car hire available at both.
Nearest train stations are Keith 8 miles and Elgin 12 miles.
Regular bus service from Tynet to Inverness and Aberdeen
Activities near Buckie
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
07 May 2013
The week we spent at the Blair was one of our best holidays yet. We were met by Maureen who gave us a very warm welcome, more like returning friends than strangers. More than the basics were there so we didn't have to worry about shopping first day. The house was immaculate and had everything and more you would ever require including a 50" t.v., bit of overkill but far better than the usual bedroom size you get. Liked it so much we checked for another visit later this year but the Blair was booked but definitely be back next year
Im so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Blair and found everything satisfactory. Glad you liked the TV. My son insisted on it on the grounds that you deserve a decent size telly when you are on holiday and not sitting a few feet away peering at a 12 inch screen!! It was nice to meet you both and that very lucky little doggie. Hope to see you again at The Blair.
17 Apr 2013
A lovely spot in the country yet only minutes from nearby towns Fochabers and Buckie.
Log fire ready on arrival with generous welcome pack, both very much appreciated.
Fully equipped to high standard with lots of extras. Comfortable, cosy yet spacious cottage. Wonderful garden space. Woods on the doorstep, ideal for children and dogs.
Maureen was very helpful and welcoming.
All in all a fantastic place for a good break.
Thank you for the lovely comments. Im so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Blair - I enjoyed meeting you all. The jigsaw is still made and on the window sill!! Maybe I will see you back at Tynet some time.
06 Apr 2013
The Blair is a spotlessly clean ,extremely welcoming cottage,with all and more facilities that you need..Maureen is one of the loveliest ladies you will ever meet and was really helpful ,when we had car problems.,and will help with anything you require,we would deffinately reccomend The Blair you will not be disapointed
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Blair - it was lovely to meet you both. Shame about your car trouble but all's well that ends well. I hope to see you again at The Blair. Thank you for your lovely comments - much appreciated.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Summer||30 Jun 12||1 Sep 12||£ 399||£ 50||£ 75||Flexible|
|Autumn||1 Sep 12||27 Oct 12||£ 349||£ 45||£ 65||Flexible|
|Off Peak||27 Oct 12||15 Dec 12||£ 270||£ 40||£ 50||Flexible|
|Festive||15 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 380||£ 50||£ 70||Flexible|
|Off peak||5 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 270||£ 40||£ 50||1 Night|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 349||£ 45||£ 65||1 Night|
|Spring||7 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 299||£ 40||£ 55||1 Night|
|June||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 349||£ 45||£ 65||1 Night|
|Summer||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 399||£ 50||£ 75||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Weekend rates are for Frid. Sat & Sun. A deposit of Â£50 per week will secure your booking with balance due 4 weeks before your stay. Payment by cheque or bank transfer. 10% discount off 2nd week if two weeks booked togethor.Enquire now
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