Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
With a large living /dining area as well as a separate lounge, a king size double and a twin room, four people can easily feel at home here. We can also provide a cot or an extra camp bed for those with young families. The enclosed garden means the cottage is also ideal for those with well behaved dogs.
The cottage is equipped with all mod cons (including WIFI) and we provide all the linen and towels you may need. We also provide a welcome pack in case you don't have time to buy all your groceries before you get to us.
The cottage makes an ideal base for those who want to explore the many castles or distilleries in the area, or to test out some of the local golf courses. Or you may like to try your luck catching the local wildlife - the resident bottlenose dolphins have been sighted in the harbour by many a past guest. or if you have young children, the sandy beach and site of the Pictish fort will keep them amused for hours!
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Roseisle 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 50 km, Nearest railway: Elgin 11 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
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
2 three-seater leather sofa’s, coffee table, flat screen TV with freeview and DVD player, CD/Radio with Ipod docking station, gas ‘coal effect’ burning stove.
Fitted kitchen with oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils, washing machine (tumble drier in shed!) ironing board and iron, vacuum cleaner.
Open plan to kitchen with table with 6 chairs, 2 two-seater leather sofa’s, coffee table.
King Size double bed with luxury linen and duvet, bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers, full length mirror, built in wardrobe, radio alarm clock.
Antique twin beds with bedside table and lamp, radio alarm clock, chest of drawers, full length mirror, built in wardrobe.
Brand new 3 piece suite with separate power shower.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a small enclosed garden with patio area, table and chairs, and a garden shed to store the barbecue ready for those long summer evenings….
We usually work with a Saturday changeover day, although we are flexible between November and Easter. The cottage is ready from 4pm on your arrival date.
We expect the cottage to be left in a clean and tidy condition as you find it, otherwise we reserve the right to levy a cleaning surcharge. The property should be vacated by 10am on the departure date.
The Scottish Highlands region
This area of the Moray Firth is renowned for having more sunshine hours than anywhere else in Scotland. There has been a settlement in Burghead since the mists of time, with the Pictish fort being built in the 5th century.
The modern town dates from around 1805 when planned towns and villages were laid out at the time of the Highland Clearances.
Burghead is also one of the few places in the Highlands where the ancient practice of Burning of the Clavie still takes place on the night of January 11 (the original Hogmanay before the calendar changed in 1660). The "Clavie" is a half barrel filled with wood shavings and tar. It is carried, burning, clockwise around the streets of Burghead before being set down on a stone altar, remains of the old Pictish fort on the ancient Doorie Hill. More fuel is added until the hillside is ablaze with a beacon of fire and embers are said to bring good luck. In 1704 a law was passed against Clavies and it was condemned as "an abominable heathenish practice”. But the ritual of Clavie burning still continues in Burghead...
The altar on Doorie Hill is clearly visible from the cottage bedroom window if the elements are against you!
There are many fine golf courses within an hour’s drive. This is the Region where green fees are among the most affordable in the land and where there is not only world class golf by the seaside but splendid inland and parkland challenges to perfectly complement them. Elgin and the Moray Golf club in Lossiemouth spring easily to mind.
There are also short par 3 courses for beginners or children.
Follow the world-famous Malt Whisky Trail through Speyside to seven working distilleries, including a fascinating cooperage and a historic distillery. From Benromach to Dallas Dhu, a perfect time capsule of whisky-making; from Glen Moray to Strathisla, home and heart of Chivas Regal; from the Glen Grant distillery to the Speyside Cooperage where real coopers work with incredible speed and skill; from Glenfiddich to The Glenlivet and the Cardhu distillery, Scotland’s whisky trail signposts lead you through the picturesque lush countryside of Speyside, the world’s favourite malt whisky region.
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 1st – 9th May 2009 www.spiritofspeyside.com A Fabulous Festival days packed with Whisky Music, Food and Fun at venues throughout Speyside. 200 Events to entertain and enthral whisky lovers, their friends and family.
Castle lovers are also well catered for. Brodie, Cawdor and Ballindalloch castles are amongst the most romatic lived in castles, whilst it is hard to beat the ruins of Duffus, Spynie Palace, Huntly castle or even Urquhart castle on the shores of Loch Ness.
The county town of Elgin has plenty of shops, including the whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhails, Johnstons Cashmere Visitor Centre and shop and two 24 hour supermarkets, a great leisure centre with pool and ice skating, a 10 pin bowling centre and the beautiful ruins of Elgin cathedral, once only second to St Andrews in importance.
And then there's Inverness itself and Loch Ness, only an hour away, the Cairngorms National Park, a whole host of interesting fishing villages with their 17th century harbours, a myriad of paths and trails to follow, wildlife watching opportunities in abundance and much, much more....
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22 Aug 2014
"Superb location for a quiet holiday or funpacked."
What a home from home this is,from the welcome pack to the brilliant location.Plenty to do on youre doorstep from walking along the beach/forest on one side to rock pooling on the other side all withi… More
27 Jul 2014
"Great Cottage, Great Location and Friendly Locals"
We (me, my wife and 2 year old son) had a great extended holiday here in May. The cottage has everything and more that we needed and was furnished comfortably to a high standard. With only 100 yards… More
6 Jul 2014
Very nice cottage, clean ,with everything you would need.Nice touch with 2 lounges and televisions.… More
21 Jan 2014
"Far exceeded our expectations!"
We stayed at Burghead Cottage this January, and the cottage couldn't have been more perfect. Wendy the owner gave me excellent driving directions from Inverness and easy instructions on how to a… More
14 Jan 2014
"Relaxing, inspiring and beautiful location."
Very clean and welcoming cottage.Lovely touch with welcome pack, and just enough tasteful Xmas touches.Everything was as described and better...Pet friendly and well laid out rooms.Would recommend to … More
16 Jul 2013
"Great cottage, great place, locals very friendly."
We stayed for one week in Burghead Cottage which is one of the best cottages that we have holidayed in,
The cottage had everything that you need for your stay,
And a lovely welcome pack of food when we arrived.
The cottage was excellently maintained and very clean and tidy on arrival.
The cottage is very spacious with plenty of room a very well equipped kitchen large living room and a spacious dinning area.
The main bedroom is very big, we did not use the twin bedroom but it is also very spacious.
The bathroom came with large bath and separate shower which was excellent,
There bathroom was also clean and very tidy on arrival.
Our little dog was very happy to have his bed at the bottom of the stairs.
There is also a small garden with decking and a small area of astro turf,
The garden gets plenty of warm sunshine in the summer and is a pleasant area to relax in.
There is also a large selection of books and information on the area to help you plan your days out.
I really can't find anything at all to complain about the cottage only that we weren't there long enough...............and yes we WILL be making a return journey.
11 Jun 2013
"Wonderful, refreshing holiday"
We really liked the cottage, it has been very tastefully decorated and was spotless and very well equipped. We especially liked the welcome pack including bacon and eggs! It was particularly great to have two downstairs room with TVs so that teenagers and adults could have some private space. The location, within walking distance of the sea was perfect.
14 Jan 2013
"Warm and welcoming cottage set in an interesting and scenic part of scotland"
A ten hour drive to Morayshire was made worthwhile as soon as we entered this warm and welcoming cottage in the lovely town of Burghead. We had gone up to see Burning of the Clavie and wished we could have stayed longer. Leaflets, maps and books also left at the cottage also provided an inspiration on where to go and what to see. The facilities in the cottage were excellent and the welcoming pack was much appreciated, so much more than we expected. We hope to return again soon.
21 Jun 2012
"Cosy holiday cottage"
Burghead cottage is very cosy and clean. The welcome pack made us feel at home immediately. Burghead is a lovely village. The beach is great for long walks. There is also plenty to see in the area. We enjoyed our stay very much and can recommend this cottage to everyone seeking a quiet break from the hectic world!
2 Oct 2011
"Sunshine,dolphins,history and good food."
I can give no higher praise 'than its like home from home'. Clean, tidy, well appointed situated in a lovely part of the world, with plenty to do, local people make you feel very welcome and the owners Colin and Wendy go that extra mile to make your stay hassle free. Local history and wildlife in abundance with walks and outings galore, Good shopping in the nearby towns of Elgin, Inverness and Forres with some excellent dining available in the area. if you like golf, you will be in your element as the area has numerous courses. The Dolphins were about most days playing and feeding in the bay. Thanks again for a great break. Hamish , Lorraine and family.
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