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The Bothy, Wester Marchhead

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 15 reviews

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Bothy is a traditional stone building over 200 years old situated in the peace and tranquility of beautiful Moray. It has a single bedroom with double bed, easy chairs and plenty of room for a travel cot for those travelling with a young child, a kitchenette and bathroom with shower. The main room has a wood panelled ceiling and all windows are double glazed. The kitchenette is fully equipped with all you need to prepare a simple meal and includes a microwave, under the counter full sized fridge with small freezer compartment and a cooker with double hob, grill and oven. Tea, coffee, sugar and milk will be provided to get you started.

Outside there is a sheltered paved area surrounded by the original stone walls which was the Bothy's 'washhouse', ideal for sitting in the warm summer sun enjoying a BBQ admiring the stunning views or just watching the sunset.

Less than four miles from the cathedral city of Elgin, the Bothy enjoys a quiet, secluded countryside location with sweeping views of the Mosstowie valley. Only a few minutes walk from Monaughty woods, it's any easy step from The Bothy for walkers and cyclists alike who can wander to their hearts content with little but the wildlife for company and not a car in sight! The clean white sandy beaches of the Moray Firth are only a 15 minute drive away, with other local attractions including the world renowned Pluscarden Abbey and Speyside Whisky Trail also on the doorstep.The Bothy & its garden, while private, is within the boundary of the owners main property.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Roseisle 9 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 45 km, Nearest railway: Elgin 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Moray region

The Highlands of Scotland have so much to offer but here are a few ideas to start you off:

• Strathspey Steam Railway operates a 10 mile stretch from Aviemore to Broomhill via Boat of Garten,

• Cairngorm National Park - just 30 mins drive away

• See the Ospreys at the RSPB centre at Loch Garten

• Loch Ness - Cruise down Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle

• Nessieland at Drumnadrochit- experience the magic and mystery of Loch Ness and its world-famous monster

• Macduff Aquarium at Macduff on The Moray Firth


Elgin has 4 main supermarkets inc 2 superstores, retail park, cinema, leisure centre, restaurants & pubs.

Whether you are looking for a holiday on the hill, on the water or on the golf course, Moray has it all!

• Numerous top quality golf clubs within easy reach, the closest being Elgin Golf Club only 5 minutes drive away and the world renowned Castle Stuart Golf Club, recently host to The Scottish Open Championship, 30 mins drive away.

• Cashmere Visitor Centre at Johnstons of Elgin - mill tours and a beautiful shop & cafe

• Culbin Sands RSPB Nature Reserve

• Findhorn Bay Local Nature Reserve-stunning beaches with 2 pubs selling local seafood

• Dolphin and Whale watching on the Moray Firth, including boat trips and the Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay

• Outstanding river fishing on the Spey and Lossie and lake fishing locally at Kellas and Rothes

• The Glen Moray Distillery in Elgin - tours, shop,cafe

• The Speyside Whisky Trail - we are in the perfect location to explore the famous distilleries of Macallan, Glenfarclas, Glefiddich and many more!

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Review 1-10 of 15

14 Dec 2014


"Couldn't Have Been Better"

An absolutely lovely spot and wonderful accommodation. Fiona was fantastically accommodating of the late arrival and had left everything ready. Perfect for the short time that we had, but would have s… More

I'm so glad that you had a good weekend with us. It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm thrilled that you will be back - I will look forward very much to welcoming you again! Merry Xmas and all the very best for 2015! Kind regards Fiona

28 Oct 2014


"A wee gem"

As above , a wee gem of a place !!Loved it , 5minutes from Elgin and the area itself directly around this bothy is so gorgeous .Everything in the bothy is at hand and available , Fiona was lovely and … More

What a lovely review! Thank you! I'm delighted that you loved it and our location. I shall look forward very much to welcoming you both again, hopefully in the not too distant future! With kind regards Fiona

26 Oct 2014


"Peaceful and Relaxing"

The "Bothy" is such a Peaceful place to stay....On our arrival Fiona made us feel very welcome.The cottage is lovely and cosy and very clean and comfortable, Especially the memory foam mattr… More

Thank you for a lovely review. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed staying in our Bothy and that you found everything you needed, including the pears! You are always very welcome and I look forward to seeing you both again, perhaps with your dogs next time! Kind regards Fiona

7 Oct 2014



Nice small Bothy, Fiona the owner very friendly nice woman,give it a go but it is small but clean and peacefull … More

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. It was lovely to meet you and thank you for choosing to stay with us. However The Bothy is advertised as suitable for 2 adults and perhaps a small child so I would always advise against 3 adults as it would be a bit of a squeeze! Many thanks again & kind regards Fiona

17 Sep 2014



Perfect for a couple or small family. Ideal for my Wife, our Husky and I whilst on the Speyside Kiltwalk. We stayed for two nights and felt very at ease there. Lovely location, lovely welcome.Would de… More

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and writing a lovely review. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you felt so at ease in The Bothy. It was lovely to meet you both and of course, Mila! And we look forward to seeing you all again. With kind regards Fiona

9 Sep 2014


"Spot on"

We had a 3 night stay at The Bothy near the end of August and enjoyed our stay immensely. The Bothy is perfect for a couple seeking a romantic Highland hideaway which was lucky as that was what we wa… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed The Bothy and that you would choose to stay with us again. It was no trouble to send your shoes back, these things happen! It was lovely to meet you both and we look forward very much to welcoming you back! With kind regards Fiona

29 Aug 2014


"Maisonette chaleureuse et charmante"

Un très bon accueil de la par des Fiona et Ian, maisonette très agréable, idéalement située, très bien équipée : tout le confort d'un agréable séjour !… More

Thank you so much for your kind comments about your stay with us. We were delighted to have you stay and hope to see you again some time. Best wishes, Fiona.

12 Aug 2014


"Lovely wee hideaway"

Perfect little hideaway just a few minutes outside elgin. The room was cosy, and location perfectly silent! Will book again next time we are going tongue area. … More

I'm so glad you found it cosy and peaceful and that you would come and see us again. It was lovely to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Fiona

3 Aug 2014


"Private and peaceful... practically perfect!"

A beautiful stone Bothy situated in a very private and peaceful garden. The owners were friendly and welcoming and not at all anxious or intrusive. The place was spotlessly clean and all basic require… More

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you would come back and see us again! It was lovely to meet you both and of course your dogs. Thank you for your kind words. Kind regards Fiona

22 Jun 2014



We had a perfect 3 night stay at The Bothy. We were met by the owner, who is very warm and friendy, giving us advice on local area and places to visit. The Bothy itself is in such a peacefull and rela… More so delighted that you would recommend us to friends & family and that you found it to be such a peaceful location. We hope to welcome you back in near the future. Kind regards Fiona

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