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America Cottage

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Set in the rolling Morayshire hillside, yet only 6 miles from the sandy beaches of the Moray Firth, this traditional Scottish cottage offers the ideal location for exploring the many local attractions.

The cottage is Scottish Tourist Board 4 star rating, and is well equipped with everything you would need for a self-catering holiday.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Findhorn 10 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 37 km, Nearest railway: Forres 6 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, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The cottage consists of a lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom, entrance hall and bedroom. The main rooms are approximately 5 metres square so there is plenty of space. It is well equipped with modern facilities including king size bed, 32" flat screen tv with freeview, DVD player and recorder. Washing machine and dryer, and wifi are available on site. Heating is by electric storage heaters and a fire effect heater, and an open fire is available on request. Electricity, heating, linen and towels are free of charge.

Further details outdoors

America Cottage is set in the grounds of the owners house in 3 acres. It is in a quiet countryside location, yet only 4 miles south of Forres with its many local amenities, and is ideal for walking, fishing, birdwatching and beautiful coastline and sandy beaches, and whisky and castle trail. The cottage has half an acre of its own private grounds, with garden furniture and a barbeque, and shares access with the owners to most of the remaining grounds, including a large pond. America Cottage faces south in a natural sun trap and makes an ideal location for outdoor activities.

Further details

Rates include heating, electricity, towels and linen. Pets are welcome, but please advise us if you are bringing one.

The Scottish Highlands region

The Scottish Highlands are famed for their natural beauty, the flora and fauna, and the attractions and activities. You can observe ospreys and capercaillie in their natural habitat, spot seals, dolphins and otters from the shore or a boat, watch seabirds dive for food or nest high in cliffs and marvel at the majestic Monarch of the Glen, running free over the high hills.

Whether wandering across miles of deserted, sandy dunes in the shimmering sun, standing thigh-deep in waters of the greatest salmon rivers in the world, following whisky, castle, coastal or Pictish trails, exploring the folk tales, history, drama and romance of this ancient land or simply sitting by a peat fire with a dram in your hand, you could not have chosen a better region to appreciate than this one.

With its abundance of fertile land, clear water and fresh air, this part of Scotland boasts a natural gourmet larder. Its seafood and fish - lobster, shellfish, wild salmon, trout and smoked specialities - are renowned the world over.

Forres

The award-winning, flower-filled parks and gardens of Forres make it a welcoming stopping-off point. Attractions here include the Falconer Museum, the fine views from the Nelson Tower on Cluny Hill, and Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery, Built in 1898, this museum and visitor centre is a perfectly preserved time capsule of the distiller's art where you can see and hear how whisky was made and sample a free dram. Also worth investigating is the remarkable 20-foot-high 'Sueno's Stone'. This giant Pictish slab commemorates a battle between the inhabitants of Moray and Norse settlers from Orkney, with carvings illustrating the story.

Four miles west of Forres is 16th century Brodie Castle which has gorgeous grounds, again blooming with flowers in season. South of the town, the River Findhorn meanders through an area of great natural beauty with several appealing picnic spots to let you stop and smell the roses.

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Review 1-10 of 14

5 Aug 2014

5/5

"Tranquility"

A1 accommodation, in the perfect location to visit the region.We were using the cottage as a base to visit old friends. Absolutely perfectStuart & Heather are the workaholic hosts, they never stopped.… More

22 Jul 2014

4/5

"Pictursque"

Clean and tidy cottage, friendly owners. Great country views with local wild life. Spacious cottage for two.… More

8 Jul 2014

5/5

"Superb accommodation and location"

America cottage is ideal for a peaceful and relaxing break. It's comfortable, cosy, well equipped and a lovely place to return to after exploring the surroundings. We know this area well and this… More

25 May 2014

4/5

"Beautiful cottage"

We stayed for a week 17th -24th May 2014.Heather texted us whilst we were on route to say the cottage would be available from 12 p.m. Would have liked to talk to them, but they were going away until F… More

15 May 2014

5/5

"Peaceful rural cottage in beautiful gardens"

Many thanks to Heather and Stu for a lovely week in America Cottage. The gardens are delightful, and the setting is so relaxing - listening to the birds and watching the deer grazing in the fields. Th… More

8 May 2014

5/5

"Oasis of peace and tranquility at the sunny Moray coast"

It's been such a rich, lovely time at America Cottage. I have witnessed an extensive period of very un-Scottish dry, beautiful weather with lots of sunshine and very few clouded days. That has ce… More

13 Nov 2013

5/5

"Paradise"

I stayed with my partner and my small dog and we could not have been more satisfied with our stay. The owners have really put thought into everything and really have your comfort in mind. Your every n… More

27 Aug 2013

5/5

"Lovely cosy cottage."

I am a single mother and stayed for one week at the cottage with my 16 year old daughter and a very hyperactive border collie!. We found the cottage easily, the garden was beautiful and we had a 360&#… More

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. We do our best to make the cottage as comfortable as possible, and to make our visitors feel at home, so they can enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We're glad that you enjoyed your holiday, and hope to see you again (we'll have a visitors' book by then)!
Heather

9 Feb 2013

5/5

"Wonderful, relaxing week in a beautiful and peaceful location"

I stayed for a week in January when the snow was on the ground. I walked for at least an hour every day through the beautiful scenery which surrounds this location. I returned to a log fire, peace and a good book. The lounge has double aspect views which were beautiful in the snow.

The cottage is delightfully furnished with tartan travel rugs in the lounge and bedroom, lots of cushions an extremely comfortable and cosy bed and very well equipped for self catering. The icing on the cake was the delicous homemade shortbreads to go with the tea and coffee provided - the only hotel I have stayed in that offered homemade biscuits also had one michelen star!

I found the owners extremely friendly and helpful who went out of their way to ensure I was comfortable. It was my second stay at the cottage and I am very much looking forward to my third one.

31 Dec 2012

5/5

"Everything you need for a self-catering holiday"

We were very pleased with our weeks stay at America Cottage. The cottage was clean, well presented inside and out and felt very cosy in front of the log fire in the dark evenings. The cottage had ev… More

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Calendar last updated:15 Aug 2014

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