Set in the rolling Morayshire hillside, yet only 6 miles from the sandy beaches of the Moray Firth, this traditional Scottish cottage offers the ideal location for exploring the many local attractions. The cottage is Scottish Tourist Board 4 star rating, and is well equipped with everything you would need for a self-catering holiday. Longer lets are available over the winter period at negotiable rates.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Findhorn 10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 37 km, Nearest railway: Forres 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage consists of a lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom, entrance hall and bedroom. The main rooms are approximately 5 metres square so there is plenty of space. It is well equipped with modern facilities including king size bed, 32" flat screen tv with freeview, DVD player and recorder. Washing machine and dryer, and wifi are available on site. Heating is by electric storage heaters and a fire effect heater, and an open fire is available on request. Electricity, heating, linen and towels are free of charge.
|Further details outdoors|
America Cottage is set in the grounds of the owners house in 3 acres. It is in a quiet countryside location, yet only 4 miles south of Forres with its many local amenities, and is ideal for walking, fishing, birdwatching and beautiful coastline and sandy beaches, and whisky and castle trail. The cottage has half an acre of its own private grounds, with garden furniture and a barbeque, and shares access with the owners to most of the remaining grounds, including a large pond. America Cottage faces south in a natural sun trap and makes an ideal location for outdoor activities.
Rates include heating, electricity, towels and linen. Pets are welcome, but please advise us if you are bringing one.
The Scottish Highlands are famed for their natural beauty, the flora and fauna, and the attractions and activities. You can observe ospreys and capercaillie in their natural habitat, spot seals, dolphins and otters from the shore or a boat, watch seabirds dive for food or nest high in cliffs and marvel at the majestic Monarch of the Glen, running free over the high hills.
Whether wandering across miles of deserted, sandy dunes in the shimmering sun, standing thigh-deep in waters of the greatest salmon rivers in the world, following whisky, castle, coastal or Pictish trails, exploring the folk tales, history, drama and romance of this ancient land or simply sitting by a peat fire with a dram in your hand, you could not have chosen a better region to appreciate than this one.
With its abundance of fertile land, clear water and fresh air, this part of Scotland boasts a natural gourmet larder. Its seafood and fish - lobster, shellfish, wild salmon, trout and smoked specialities - are renowned the world over.
The award-winning, flower-filled parks and gardens of Forres make it a welcoming stopping-off point. Attractions here include the Falconer Museum, the fine views from the Nelson Tower on Cluny Hill, and Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery, Built in 1898, this museum and visitor centre is a perfectly preserved time capsule of the distiller's art where you can see and hear how whisky was made and sample a free dram. Also worth investigating is the remarkable 20-foot-high 'Sueno's Stone'. This giant Pictish slab commemorates a battle between the inhabitants of Moray and Norse settlers from Orkney, with carvings illustrating the story.
Four miles west of Forres is 16th century Brodie Castle which has gorgeous grounds, again blooming with flowers in season. South of the town, the River Findhorn meanders through an area of great natural beauty with several appealing picnic spots to let you stop and smell the roses.