6 Seatown, Lossiemouth
About the home
Our second cottage in Lossiemouth is located next door to our popular Seatown Cottage, in the middle of a row of 4. It is a traditional fisherman's cottage, built around 1850, and originally a thatched bungalow. Downstairs there is a large double bedroom with king size bed, a newly fitted bathroom (with shower over the bath) and a lounge. This has a woodburning stove to keep the cottage warm on those long winter evenings, and opens out into the newly installed galley kitchen. Upstairs there are 2 attic rooms. Because of their low ceilings, we have kitted these out as a children's twin room and a 'den' - complete with bean bags, a toy chest and a second TV and DVD player.
Outside there is a garden shed, and a fairly sheltered and secluded garden, although it is not enclosed.
The cottage is ideal for couples, or those with young families. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but we do ask that they are not allowed on the furniture or in the bedroom. It provides comfortable and cosy accommodation in a stunning location, just opposite the bridge to the fabulous East Beach and an easy walk to the woods along the river's edge.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Lossiemouth East Beach, 100m|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
• Living/Dining room with dining table and chairs, leather sofas, a fireplace and stove
• Newly fitted open plan kitchen with 5 ring cooker and double oven.
• Spacious downstairs bathroom
• King Size double bedroom on ground floor
• Twin room and 'den' upstairs, especially kitted out for children, with space for a cot if required.
Further details outdoors:
Outside there is a gravel hardstanding providing off-street parking for a car, garden shed and a small patio garden (the garden area is not enclosed). Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided.
• Welcome pack provided on arrival
• Owners live locally and are happy to provide any extra information about the area and things to do
• There is a pay-phone opposite the cottage.
• Dogs welcome, at a supplement of £10 per dog, but they should not be allowed upstairs or on the furniture.
• Strictly no smoking
• Property available from 4pm on day of arrival. Check out by 10am. Changeover days on Saturdays
• Property to be left in the same clean and tidy state it was found in. We reserve the right to make an additional cleaning charge.
• Hirer responsible for all damage deemed beyond reasonable wear and tear.
• Deposit of £100 due on booking to secure your reservation. Balance due 6 weeks before arrival.
• Short breaks only available in off peak season.
The Scottish Highlands region
The Scottish Highlands were popularised as a tourist destination when Queen Victoria bought Balmoral Castle in 1848. It is easy to understand why, with the wide open spaces, the 'big' sky, rugged mountains and tranquil glens. Home to many of Scotland's most famous whiskies and the Cairngorms National Park, there are many opportunities for outdoor pursuits, including walking, fishing and mountain biking. There are also plenty of award winning golf courses to enjoy. The Moray Firth coastline is also stunning, with its mix of cliffs and coves and wide beaches with the whitest of sands. Whether you want to take advantage of the many activities on offer or relax and unwind, the Highlands will have something for you!
The Lossiemouth area
Lossiemouth can be found on the Moray coast some five miles north of Elgin. The town owes its existence to Elgin’s need for a port after the entrance to Loch Spynie became blocked by sand in the 1500's.
There are a number of nice walks from the cottage, along the beach of course, but also along the river and through the woods. Ospreys are frequently seen fishing near the mouth of the Lossie. Or perhaps a walk along the Esplanade to the harbour and marina, maybe stopping at one of the pubs or the Harbour tearooms for refreshments. A walk along the Esplanade probably wouldn’t be complete without a locally made ice cream! At the marina, why not book a boat trip to have a chance of a close encounter with some of the Moray Firth’s resident bottlenosed dolphins and other wildlife?
For evening entertainment, there is live music at The Steamboat Inn on a Friday night or checkout what’s on at The Warehouse Theatre. If you have children with you, take them to explore the ruins of nearby Duffus castle, or on a wet day there’s plenty to keep them entertained swimming or skating at The Moray Leisure Centre in Elgin.
For the practical side of things, Lossiemouth has a small supermarket, a greengrocers, a couple of butchers and a bakery. Otherwise there are 24 hour Tesco’s and Asda’s just 6 miles away in Elgin. However, if you want a total break, you can eat out at a number of fine restaurants or pick up a takeaway!
Around half the distilleries in Scotland are found in Speyside, just on our doorstep. In fact, this area has the highest concentration of distilleries anywhere in the world. Many of them including such famous names as Glenfiddich, The Glenlivet, The Macallan and Glen Moray welcome visitors.
What else to do?
Here is a selection of the many other things that may be of interest (full details available at the cottage):
• Visit the ruins of Elgin Cathedral ‘Lantern of the North’, once second in importance only to the cathedral at St Andrew’s
• Get an insight into Scottish history with a local perspective at Elgin Museum, one of the oldest in the country
• See the collection of vintage cars and motor cycles at Moray Motor Museum
• Explore the ruins of Duffus Castle, with its old motte and bailey. Also incidently a great vantage point if the fighter jets are taking off from RAF Lossiemouth
• Visit The Loft Live Music, Bistro and Outdoor Activities
• Go Horse Riding
• Baxters Highland Village for some shopping, a bowl of their famous soup, and a pancake with ice cream and toffee sauce…..
• Visit the only mill in Scotland to transform fibre to finished product at Johnstons Cashmere Visitor Centre and Shop (also good for homebakes!!)
• The kids would love the WDCS Wildlife Centre at Spey Bay
• Play golf at the Championship Course at Moray Golf Club, Lossie, or Elgin Golf Club or one of the other numerous links or inland courses around the area.
How to get there
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With an increasing number of cheap airlinks to Scotland, Seatown Cottage is easily accessible from anywhere in the world.
It is about 50 miles from Inverness and about 75 miles from Aberdeen airports. Car hire is readily available at both airports, with Avis, Hertz and 1car1 being amongst those dealers represented.
From either Inverness or Aberdeen, follow the main A96 in to Elgin. From the South follow the A96 to Aviemore, then the A95 down the Spey Valley then North via Rothes on the A941. At the Halfords roundabout in Elgin, take the A941 towards Lossiemouth. Passing the Buccaneer petrol station and fighter jet, follow this road for about 6 miles.
In Lossie take the 5th right, signed to the East Beach car park and caravan park. Carry on past the pedestrian bridge to the beach, and Seatown Cottage is on your right.
Activities near Lossiemouth
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
29 Apr 2013
Fantastic cottage in an amazing location. We came as part of a larger group who stayed next door, and the two cottages together make an outstanding holiday venue. However, if you are coming as a couple with 2 small kids, this house alone is brilliant!
Well equipped kitchen, beautiful bathroom, very comfortable bedroom - downstairs is great, but upstairs is even better! Our two boys couldn't believe their luck when they saw the amazing bedroom and "den" upstairs - if it hadn't been for the lure of the beach and the ice cream shop, they would have spent the whole holiday upstairs!
Very dog-friendly too - after hours on the beach, our dog curled up on his bed by the radiatior in the hall and was as happy as the rest of us.
We will definitely be coming back!
18 Mar 2013
Just returned from a weekend at 6 Seatown and wanted to share our wonderfull experience. This little cottage is a hidden treasure. Location is right next to the beach and regardless of the weather;... more
11 Feb 2013
Five star. And dog friendly:)
Great cottage decorated and funished to a very high standard while keeping the feel of a seaside cottage.
All mod cons and modern heating. Very well equiped for adults and children with lots of thought for you needs and above. greatly thought out welcome pack. Two mins from a stunning beach.
I wouldn't hesitate to recomend this cottage for couples or familys
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Off Peak||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 325||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Easter/ Spring||30 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|Early summer||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 530||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||31 Aug 13||2 Nov 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Off Peak||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 325||£ 65||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Festive Period||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Deposit of £100 per week required on booking - payment preferred by cheque or bank transfer.
Balance payable 6 weeks before arrival.
Supplement of £10 per dog.
Discount of £25 for 2 week stays.Enquire now
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