Self Catering Cottage Elgin City Centre
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
This Cottage sits high on the banks of the River Lossie and overlooks Elgin City Centre and the Cairngorm mountains beyond. It has its own private enclosed garden and is tucked away within 5 acres of wooded grounds belonging to a magnificent Georgian mansion. This secluded location is a haven for wildlife with red squirrels, song birds and deer, so with shops and local amenities just a short stroll away, the Cottage offers an exclusive 'country' retreat with all the benefits of city life - in fact the very best of both worlds!
There are three bedrooms, two recently refurbished bathrooms (one with a shower and the other with a bath), a large kitchen with dining facilities and a spacious living room with a large table for dining or other activities, so six people can easily feel at home. We can also provide a cot, highchair and stairgates or an extra camp bed for those with young families. All of the rooms are at ground level except for one bedroom which is in a raised turret. This room has bunk beds with comfortable mattresses so is suitable for adults but with its large collection of children's books, puzzles, a DVD-player and TV, it also forms an exciting, ready-made den for children.
The private garden is enclosed with lawns, mature fruit trees, shrubs, patio areas and areas for alfresco dining, relaxing, exploring and playing games after a busy day. A selection of garden games are provided such as swing-ball to keep everyone amused. The cottage is accessed via an exclusive private drive and there is parking for four or more cars.
Two convenience stores, two pubs, two fast food takeaways and a bus stop are just outside the pillared gates and a Tesco superstore, a leisure centre and Elgin city centre are just a short stroll away. Riverside paths and Cooper Park adjacent the site provide fantastic places for country walks.
The Cottage has free oil-fired central heating to keep it cosy throughout, free Wi-Fi, free electricity and is well equipped inside and out. It is perfect for family holidays, quiet breaks, touring, golfing, fishing and walking. There are castles, the Malt Whisky trail, beautiful beaches, the Moray coast and the Cairngorm mountains with ski resorts for downhill and cross country nearby. The cottage is convenient for Gordonstoun School, Kinloss army base and RAF Lossiemouth.
Please come and stay, you can be sure of a hearty welcome and if you need help or advice during your stay - I can normally attend at just a moments notice!
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lossiemouth, Hopeman, Burghead 7 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness or Aberdeen 60 km, Nearest railway: Elgin 500 m|
|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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Scottish Highlands region
A few ideas: Visit the seaside (Lossiemouth has beautiful sandy beaches and Hopeman has cliffs and sandy coves), visit the WDCS Wildlife centre at Spey Bay, see the Bottlenose dolphins and porpoises in the Moray Firth, go fishing for trout or salmon, go sea fishing at a local village harbour (Burghead and Lossiemouth are good), go seal spotting around the coast, visit Findhorn to go sailing or to get some spiritual healing at the Findhorn Foundation's Ecovillage.
Visit the falconry centre at Huntly to see and fly some beautiful birds of prey, visit Spynie Palace just outside Elgin, visit Baxters Visitor Centre at Fochabers, visit a distillery on the Speyside Whisky trail, visit the Cooperage Visitor Centre in Speyside, visit a castle (Brodie Castle, Cawdor Castle, Huntly and Ballindalloch Castles are nearby), attend the Highland Games in any one of a number of local towns throughout the Summer, drive south to see the beautiful mountains scenery of the Cairngorms and visit lovely Scottish towns such as Aberlour, Granton-on-Spey and Tomintoul.
Visit Inverness the capital of the Highlands (45 mins drive) then drive down the banks of Loch Ness to see if you can spot the Loch Ness Monster - you can't help but look out for him!- or drive North and drive across the bridge to the Black Isle and visit Cromarty where you will see beautiful scenery, pass good vantage points to spot dolphins and see massive oil rigs in the Cromarty Firth.
Go skiing at The Lecht (the local mountain Ski Resort), visit Fort George at Ardersier- a protective Fort built in 1769 and presently used as army barracks - it's fascinating how modern it looks (30 mins drive).
Things to 'see and do'- In Elgin
See the ruins of Elgin Cathedral, visit the biblical garden alongside, walk to Mary Hill for a panoramic view over Elgin, enjoy riverside walks along the wooded banks of the River Lossie, visit Cooper Park and take the children boating in the pond, visit the local Elgin Natural History Museum to learn about the amazing geology and fossil finds in the area.
See the collection of vintage cars and motor cycles at Moray Motor Museum, visit Johnstons Cashmere Visitor Centre and Shop, play golf at Elgin Golf Club or practice on their driving range, go ten-pin bowling at the bowling alley, go ice skating, swimming or take a sauna at the local leisure centre (5 min. walk), or go-kart racing at Elgin's go cart track, else shop for a special malt whisky at the Gordon & Macphail shop and/or arrange a whisky tasting with a friend.
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25 Jun 2014
Directions to the cottage were perfect and it was easy to find. We were met by the owner on arrival with a warm welcome and instruction on where everything is. The cottage was warm, sunny and bright. … More
21 Jun 2014
"Perfect in every way"
The cottage had everything that we needed. It had fast WiFi, was warm, comfortable, quiet and was well-located for sight-seeing in all directions. The owner was very friendly and gave us useful advic… More
12 Jun 2014
"Lovely cottage in quiet place"
The cottage has much space and we spend the day time shopping and in small tours and the evening we eat by candles and enjoyed drinking scotch beers. The cottage was cosy with comfortable beds and wa… More
27 Mar 2014
"Spacious and Cosy"
The cottage is wonderful, spacious and well-equipped in a gorgeous setting overlooking Elgin. We stayed there with our adult children and it was perfect for us. It was very clean and fresh. It felt li… More
20 Mar 2014
We had a lovely family holiday when visiting the area for a wedding. The house is clean cosy, fresh and well presented. The area is lovely. We heard birds singing each morning in the garden and it was… More
22 Feb 2014
The cottage is in a great location like being in the countryside and it is deceptively spacious and very well equipped. We were pleased to have two bathrooms and the large kitchen was a bonus. There… More
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