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The Lodge

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Excellent 5/5 

22 reviews

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Character cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside

Lodge / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3

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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
Access Car advised
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
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 Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
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 Moray 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.

Elgin

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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19 Jan 2015

5/5

"What a find!!"

This is one of those places that you know for the owners sake you have to tell people about but secretly you want to keep it all to yourself!
Perfect place with a real warm welcome. Warm and cosy with an open fire and plenty of logs to keep it going. Very generous welcome pack with all the basics such as mild eggs, bread, Caroline herself is a wonderful host and nothing was too much trouble. The Duffus estate also has 2 other properties to rent in ideal surroundings if this is booked so don't panic! Myself and 2 children had a fab weekend here and we are really hoping to get back soon.

25 Mar 2013

4/5

"Excellent Central Location for Exploring the Moray Coast"

Stayed for a long weekend in March to visit friends in Elgin. Great compact little cottage with everything you need. Fantastic central location for acces to all the local areas; Elgin, Burghead, Lossiemouth etc...so much to see and do yet all within easy reach. Pet friendly which was a real plus and had large enclosed garden away from the main road for our golden lab to run around in. Friendly and welcoming owner's who are there to help whenever you need them.

Many thanks for taking the time to review our property. Unfortunately there is little we can do regarding the size of the bathroom. It is small but perfectly formed with a bath (shower over bath), sink and toilet. I do take cleanliness very seriously and only getting 3 out of 5 for the bathroom is disappointing. I shall contact our guest directly to find out more details and will strive to ensure that all levels of cleanliness are back up to 5 out of 5 as rated in previous reviews.

24 Mar 2013

4/5

"A warm and friendly welcome"

We have only stayed at The Lodge for a short break but this little cottage packs a really warm welcome and I feel sure we will be back sometime soon. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you would expect to find at home and the welcome pack of fresh bread, milk and other goodies was a really nice touch.
The cottage is ideally suited to exploring the Moray and Aberdeenshire coast with some excellent walks, wildlife and beaches all around. Well worth a visit.

26 Feb 2013

5/5

"Lovely return visit"

This is the second time we've stayed here and had a great time again. The house is perfect for a small family. There's a good selection of games and a few jigsaws for the wet days as well as all the usual essentials. Beds very comfy! All in all this is a great wee house and a nice base for exploring the area.
Although it was chilly, being February, there was plenty to do. Lossiemouth beach is great for sandcastle building in any temperature. Coopers Park in Elgin is lovely with a good play park, aviary and large pond with ducks, swans and geese to feed.

23 Jun 2012

5/5

"Perfect little getaway."

We have stayed here 3 times now and The Lodge is a proper home from home. Extremely well equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need, lovely little bathroom with a great shower , 2 comfortable bedrooms (with nice bed linen) and all in all a very cosy place to stay. The garden is a great size and if you are blessed with good weather there is a BBQ and garden furniture. Up the road there is a children's play area and a handy village shop. Perfect location for exploring some amazing beaches (Hopeman is great for rockpooling) and if you like history theres plenty of castles, forts and battlegrounds to visit. Can't wait to go again!

17 Apr 2012

5/5

"Terrific!"

We stayed at The Lodge for 2 nights with our 2 year old and baby during the hotest March on record and made the most of its proximity to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The house itself is charming and the best thing about it is that it is amazingly well equiped for families with children from the travel cot and high chair down to the baby cutlery and bathroom step. It is also a very short walk from the little Duffus play park to entertain a toddler early in the morning/late in the afternoon! The area is fantastic with plenty to do for all ages and Elgin is a quick drive away for stocking the fridge/bar/bbq/picnic basket. It is great value for money and well worth a visit!

30 Jan 2012

5/5

"Lovely cottage in a quiet setting"

We stayed for a week at the Lodge and had a lovely time, despite not being blessed with great weather! It is small but perfectly formed and ideal for a small family break. The house was very comfortable and fully equipped with all mod cons and is in a small, quiet village just outside Elgin. Although it is situated beside a road which is busy at times, the back garden is completely contained and safe for children. It is handy for loads of great places to visit, Elgin Cathedral, Dallas Dhu distillery, Fort George, to name but a few. We had a fabulous time and hope to go back!

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      Calendar last updated:02 Jul 2015

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