About the home
Situated at the gates to historic Duffus House, The Lodge, is a traditional, stone built, Victorian lodgehouse. Perfect for couples or small families, this cosy property is the perfect hideaway to escape from it all. Close to glorious beaches, golf courses, cliff top walks - you can be as energetic or relaxed as you feel.
The single story accommodation consists of:
• Kitchen and Utility Room
• Living room/dining area
• Double Bedroom
• Single Bedroom
• Bathroom with shower
Located off the B9012 on the south edge of the village of Duffus (5 miles north of Elgin), there is a local shop, post office, pub and play park all within walking distance. It is within easy reach of the A96 that runs between Inverness and Aberdeen which both have airports. Elgin provides the usual high street shops, leisure facilities and supermarkets as well as a railway station.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Covesea, 1.5km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 3, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
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
• 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. It would be appreciated if the fridge, microwave and cooker top are wiped down and the grill pan is cleaned. Remember to check drawers, under beds and tables for any leftover belongings as well as any mobile phone chargers in sockets.
• Any breakages or damage deemed by the owner to be out-with fair wear and tear will be charged at the appropriate rate.
• Available for a minimum of 1 week lets during the mid/high season commencing on a Friday from 3pm to the following Friday - departure by 10am.
• Shorter lets available at other times on request.
• 30% deposit is required for all bookings.
• 70% balance is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
• Bookings made within 8 weeks of arrival are required to pay the full amount.
Cancellation prior to 8 weeks before rental start date:
We will refund the full price paid less an administration fee of 10%.
Cancellation 6- 8 weeks before rental start date:
We will refund the full price paid less an administration fee of 40%
Cancellation within 4 weeks of the holiday start date:
Regrettably no refund can be made.
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. Moray is also renowned for its micro climate - giving marginally dryer and warmer days. You have to experience it to believe it!!
The Elgin / Speyside area
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 worlds 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, and for the whisky connoisseur - Gordon & MacPhail's shop and deli on South Street in Elgin. For the kids there is the the Loft play barn by Kinloss, the Cooper Park in Elgin, and further afield, Landmark at Carrbridge with its adventure park and water slides. Feeling like a meal or drink - nearby Lossiemouth and Elgin have a variety of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Boath House near Nairn boasts a Michelin starred restaurant.
How to get there
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From Inverness Airport, follow signs for the A96 (Elgin/Aberdeen). Once on the A96, continue for 35 km until you enter outskirts of Elgin. Continue over the 1st roundabout, take a left at the next followed by a right at the Tesco roundabout. At the next roundabout (Halfords) take a left. Follow for about 1.0km before taking a left signposted B9012 Hopeman, after 0.5km take a right by the Costcutter shop. Follow road for approximately 6 km - along the way you will turn down a long hill which then bends to the left and then to the right onto a long straight. As you approach the village of Duffus, on the crest of a small hill turn right through the stone gates (topped with lions) signed Duffus House. The Lodge is immediately on your left. If you reach the village you have gone too far!
From Aberdeen airport follow signs for A96 until you reach the outskirts of Elgin. You will drive straight through the first 3 roundabouts before taking a right at the fourth. At the fifth roundabout by Halfords take a right. Follow for about 1.0km before taking a left signposted B9012 Hopeman, after 0.5km take a right by the Costcutter shop. Follow road for approximately 6 km - along the way you will turn down a long hill which then bends to the left and then to the right onto a long straight. As you approach the village of Duffus, on the crest of a small hill turn right through the stone gates (topped with lions) signed Duffus House. The Lodge is immediately on your left. If you reach the village you have gone too far!
Activities near Elgin
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
16 May 2013
We had travelled across from the West Coast of Scotland and Duffus Lodge was a wonderful find. It had for us, everything that we wanted. It was very well appointed in a comfortably traditional way.... more
25 Mar 2013
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
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Late Winter||4 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 250||-||-||2 Nights|
|Spring||29 Mar 13||3 May 13||£ 300||-||-||2 Nights|
|Early Summer||3 May 13||28 Jun 13||£ 350||-||-||2 Nights|
|Summer||28 Jun 13||30 Aug 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||30 Aug 13||1 Nov 13||£ 350||-||-||2 Nights|
|Early Winter||1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 300||-||-||2 Nights|
|Christmas/Hogmanay||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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Friday changeover days although flexible for shorter breaks and different changeover days depending on the time of year.Book
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