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The Lodge

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 19 reviews

Character cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside

Lodge | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Lodge is a traditional stone Victorian lodge house nestled at the gates to Duffus House on Duffus Estate. Perfect for couples or small families, this cosy, single story property is the ideal hideaway to escape from it all. This characterful gate lodge boasts a lovely restored Victorian wrought iron fireplace - ideal for cosy evenings in, original floor boards and flagstones. The sitting room and double bedroom have been redecorated complete with new carpets and curtains for 2014. There is a private garden with BBQ and garden furniture - perfect for those long, light summer evenings we are so lucky to have in Moray.

The Lodge is surrounded by fields and woodland which makes it extremely tranquil. Duffus Estate has a network of paths, many of which can be accessed directly from the Lodge. Whilst you are out you may be lucky enough to spot some of our resident red squirrels, roe deer or even some of our abundant birdlife. The woods are also home to a host of wild flowers. Spring time is especially impressive due to the grand displays of snowdrops followed by daffodils and primroses. A short walk brings you to the village of Duffus which has a pub, shop, post office and play park. Close by are the glorious beaches of the Moray Firth, golf courses, cliff top walks, the Speyside whisky trail - you really can be as energetic or relaxed as you wish.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Covesea 1.5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 55 km, Nearest railway: Elgin 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

• Double glazing & oil fired central heating

• All bills included in rent

• Cot and highchair available on request

• Owners are happy to provide any extra information about the area and things to do

• Welcome pack provided on arrival

Further details outdoors

• Garden furniture and BBQ provided.

• Enclosed private garden to rear with ample parking to front of property

Further details

• One dog permitted subject to certain restrictions.

• Smoking is only permitted outside the property.

• You are responsible for your own travel insurance and that the owner is not liable for any injury or damage to your belongings during your stay.

• On departure, it is expected that the property is left in a similar condition to when you arrived. The owners kindly ask that beds are stripped and all linen and towels are left in the utility room. Dishes and crockery are washed, bins emptied and furniture, games and books returned to their original location. Please empty the fridge and freezer of any leftover food.

• Any breakages or damage deemed by the owner to be out-with fair wear and tear will be charged at the appropriate rate.

The Scottish Highlands region

Morayshire is an oft forgotten gem in the Scottish highlands. Within easy access from both Inverness and Aberdeen - it has a lot to offer in terms of places of interest, beautiful scenery and things to do.

In 2014 the Morayshire coastline was voted within the top 12 coastal destinations in the world according the to National Geographic Traveller magazine. There are long stretches of stunning, quiet, white sandy beaches (e.g. Burghead, Covesea and Lossiemouth), sea stacks and caves, just minutes from The Lodge, all waiting to be explored. There is a superb coastal path leading from Burghead to Lossiemouth which can be easily accessed at many points along its length. On a calm day you may be lucky enough to spot some of our local populations of bottle nosed dolphins, basking sharks and porpoises who call the Moray Firth home. Burghead, just 5 miles away, is a birdwatchers paradise at all times of the year.

Moray is also renowned for its micro climate - giving marginally dryer and warmer days. You have to experience it to believe it!! Summer means long, light evenings where it doesn't get dark until about midnight.


Set in the heart of Morayshire, the area has the best of both worlds. Within minutes of many glorious sandy and quiet beaches such as Covesea and Roseisle or just a short drive from the Cairgorms with their rugged mountains, glens and rivers.

There is a plethora of historic sites to visit including the nearby St Peter's Kirk and Duffus Castle as well as Brodie Castle, the famous Fort George and Spynie Palace to name a few. Feeling active - then there are numerous golf courses suitable for all abilities, the Elgin leisure centre with swimming pool and ice rink, sailing in Findhorn or fishing on the Spey.

Feeling indulgent - then head to the hills and taste some magical Speyside malt Whisky at some of the world's finest distilleries such as Glenlivet and Glenfiddich or relax at the Boath House Aveda spa. For shopping there is Johnston's Woollen Mill famed for its cashmere, Baxters famed for its...tinned soup, Brodie Country Fayre with its extensive clothes, food and gift halls and for the whisky connoisseur - Gordon & MacPhail's shop and deli on South Street in Elgin.

For the kids there is The Loft Activity centre in Kinloss, The Playbarn soft play in Llanbryde, the Cooper Park in Elgin, and further afield, Landmark at Carrbridge with its adventure park and water slides as well as pony trekking, dolphin spotting trips......the list goes on.

Feeling like a meal or drink - there are a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars which make lovely use of the amazing local produce grown in this rural area. If you want to splurge then Boath House near Nairn boasts a stunning Michelin starred restaurant.

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1 Sep 2014


"Suited us perfectly"

We were travelling as a couple with one parent. The accommodation of one single and one double bedroom was perfect for our needs and the beds very comfy. The layout took a day to get used to, but adde… More

24 Jun 2014


"Well-equipped cottage"

Quiet country location for peaceful relaxing holiday. Cottage equipped with everything you could possibly need. Friendly, helpful owner provides welcome food pack at start of holiday.… More

18 Jun 2014


"Lovely location"

Very nice cottage in lovely farming area and a short walk to Duffus village Inn and shop. Found it unusual to get a message 2 days before arrival to bring own toilet paper, dishwasher tabs and laundr… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us review. We do send out an email to all guests shortly before their arrival confirming directions, key collection and other information about the property. We do have a section where we clarify that we provide all bed linen, towels and tea towels but that guests must bring their own food, drink and other items such as toilet roll, dishwasher tablets and washing powder. This is to ensure that our guests are aware of exactly what is and isn't provided in the property so they can pack accordingly. We always ensure however that there are toilet rolls and dish washer tablets for the first few days of our guests stay. I shall look at rewording this section to avoid any future misunderstandings and thank you for raising this issue.

27 May 2014


"Comfortable,tasteful, cozy cottage in a beautiful setting"

The Lodge and the surrounding village provided a comfortable, and interesting few days within a longer trip. The little house is sweet, fully equipped, cozy....The adjectives don't do it justice… More

19 Sep 2013


"Excellent property, beautiful surroundings, very peaceful evenings."

Our first visit to the area and definitely not our last. The Lodge is ideally situated for visiting the many beautiful beaches (Roseisle beach definitely worth a visit). The accommodation at the Lod… More

16 Sep 2013


"Ideally located cottage for touring the area and access to main towns"

Character cottage with everything necessary for a relaxing break including wifi for great access to the internet. The owner was very helpful in all matters relating to this booking and provided a welc… More

5 Sep 2013


"Duffus Lodge is a delightful little cottage"

Duffus Lodge is perfectly located and provides everything that you might need for a short break including a well equipped kitchen, a comfortable bed, internet, and a lovely basket of local produce. Du… More

1 Sep 2013



Our second visit to the The Lodge at Duffus and didn't disappoint and the basket of locally sourced goodies was a nice touch and very welcome. The Lodge is a good clean and comfortable home fro… More

19 Aug 2013


"Charming Lodge"

A charming lodge that has a happy feel throughout, clean, well equipped and as described in the website. Situated in an ideal location, Duffus a short walk, Elgin and Lossiemouth a short drive. We wou… More

13 Aug 2013


"Lovely cottage"

Excellent cottage, beautifully kept and spacious, has everything we needed including broadband. We traveled with our 21month old and found the cottage very child-friendly. Love the welcome basket too.… More

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  • 5 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:14 Oct 2014

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