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Excellent 5/5 17 reviews

Old Duffus Farmhouse

Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Old Duffus farmhouse, on family run Duffus Estate, provides a spacious yet homely atmosphere, perfect for families or other larger groups. Surrounded by fields and with stunning views of impressive Duffus Castle, the property is the ideal place to retreat to and relax. Just imagine a stroll through the castle ruins as the sun sets across fields of golden barley......or a sunny evening BBQ with a killer castle view!

It sleeps 8 (2 doubles & 2 twins) and both bathrooms are on the ground floor therefore making it easier for those with more limited mobility. There is a wood burning stove for keeping cosy in the sitting room and also an open fire in the kitchen - great for setting the atmosphere for those long, lazy dinners around the large farmhouse kitchen table. Complementary logs are provided from the Estate.

The area is packed with things to do: from exploring the gorgeously unspoilt Moray coastline with its miles of golden sandy beaches, cliff top trails, caves, sea stacks and dolphin spotting to the Speyside whisky trial, numerous historic attractions such as Spynie Palace and Brodie Castle, golf and cycling to name but a few!

The nearby village of Duffus has a lovey local pub, shop, post office and play park whilst Elgin boasts some lovely independent shops, for example, Gordon & MacPhail - the local whisky and deli emporium!

The property is located east off the B9012 approximately 2 miles south of the village of Duffus and approximately 5 miles North of Elgin. It is within easy reach of the A96 that runs between Inverness and Aberdeen which both have airports.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Covesea 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 55 km, Nearest railway: Elgin 7 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

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
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 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The accommodation consists of:

Ground Floor:

Farmhouse Kitchen / Diner - with open fire & fully equipped

Utility Room - great storage

Living room - castle views, new wood burning stove, flat screen TV /DVD,

2 Double Bedrooms - one with castle view

Family bathroom with shower

Large shower room

First Floor:

2 Twin rooms - castle views

Den / playroom


- A cot, highchair and stairgate available.

- All bills are included in the rent.

- Welcome pack provided on arrival.

- Owners are happy to provide any extra information about the area and things to do.

- The property has double glazing throughout and has oil fired central heating.

Further details outdoors

- Large garden complete with unrivalled castle views to front

- Ample parking to the rear

- Garden furniture, BBQ and some outdoor toys / games provided.

- Please note for child safety that there are agricultural buildings to the rear of the property with occasional use by farm vehicles.

Further details

- Up to two dogs are 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. You are responsible for ensuring that windows and doors are locked either when absent or sleeping.

- 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 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!!


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 National Trust properties such as Brodie Castle and Leith Hall, 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 - the local cafe at Covesea offers fantastic local seafood whilst nearby Lossiemouth and Elgin have a variety of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. The restaurant at Boath House, near Nairn, even boasts a Michelin star.

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Review 1-10 of 17

26 Jul 2014


"Fantastic week in a lovely, spacious house - with a castle in the back garden!"

We had a great week in Old Duffus. There were four adults and three young children in our group, and the house could have comfortably accommodated another two adults. The rooms are really spacious, and the kids loved running up and down the hallway and in and out of the (enclosed) garden. The house is really well kitted out for a family holiday - cooking in self-catering kitchens can be such a pain but I think the only thing I couldn't find was a garlic press! We really enjoyed dinners round the huge country kitchen table, or in the back garden where we could enjoy the stunning summer sunsets over Duffus Castle. We appreciated so many of the thoughtful details and extras - the garden furniture, BBQ, garden toys, fantastic little hamper with locally sourced goodies... I could go on!

Great location for a family holiday too - the kids got a real kick out of being so close to a castle (the first thing you see when you open the curtains in three of the bedrooms!) and visited it several times. Easy to find geo-cache there if you need a wee pre-dinner activity! We really enjoyed working our way through some of the suggestions in the folder - Roseisle was beautiful, as was Findhorn, and we had a great afternoon in the rock pools and on the beach at Hopeman. The cooperage at Speyside was worth a visit, and we enjoyed the Biblical Gardens and Cathedral in Elgin. There were plenty of things we ran out of time for - looking forward to our next visit!

2 Jul 2014


"Didn't we have a lovely stay, the day we went to Duffus!"

6 ladies on a golfing week in Elgin - great place to stay. Comfortable accommodation, well appointed, lovely views of the castle. Liked the welcome pack.… More

24 Jun 2014


"Peace, space, perfect."

Good pre stay contact with owner. Really loved the property, lots of space, comfortable, homely and well equipped. Welcome pack included milk, bread and locally sourced goodies. Quality towels prov… More

20 Apr 2014


"Lovely house, great views"

We had a fabulous week's holiday here recently. The house is generously sized but still feels cosy. There's plenty of space to run around outside too, with a large enclosed garden. Duffus Ca… More

30 Nov 2013


"Cheap alternative to expensive hotels"

Great House, brilliant peaceful surroundings, very close to some superb scenery!Great self catering accommodation for myself and 6 men staying while working in Elgin. All the facilities needed after a… More

25 Aug 2013


"R&B: Unterkunft mit Privater Burgruine mit donnerndem Himmel"

Als Familie unterwegs zu sein ist immer eine aufregende Sache. Besonders schön ist, wenn die Gastgeber, in unserem Fall Caroline und Ed Dunbar, dies aus eigener Erfahrung kennen. Beim Old Duffus Farm… More

3 Jul 2013


"fantastic house and location"

we stayed here in a family group of 6 adults and 4 children. so much space for us all in the house and the outside space is amazing. Short drive from Elgin and Lossiemouth. House has everything you could need and all the girls loved the big mirrors! We will be back to stay in this wee gem of a find

1 Jul 2013


"Lovely, spacious, comfortable house in a superb location."

We spent three nights at Old Duffus and had a great time. The house is in a brilliant location and we spent most of the time exploring the beautiful beaches nearby. There was plenty of room for our th… More

17 Jun 2013


"An enchanting house to explore this part of Scotland."

Old Duffus was a superb venue for our large family holiday. Its secluded location was peaceful and having Duffus castle on your doorstep was a real treat. The farmhouse was spacious, clean and tidy an… More

6 Jun 2013


"I would highly recommend Old Duffus!"

We so enjoyed staying at Old Duffus! Such a lovely setting and property! We immediately felt right at home! Thank you for making our stay so satisfying! I was raised on a farm and this house felt imme… More

Review 1-10 of 17

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Calendar last updated:21 Aug 2014

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