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Kirktoun Cottage – Home 5139886 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Kirktoun Cottage – Home 5139886

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 36 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Kirktoun is a delightful cottage, situated on the edge of Duffus village, on family run Duffus Estate. Originally built for the Estate's housekeeper and gardener, Kirktoun is now perfect for couples or families. Surrounded by fields and woodland, it is an ideal haven to escape to with open country views from every window. Within walking distance of Duffus with its pub, post office, shop and play park, you can be as relaxed or active as you feel. Kirktoun's spacious sitting room has a lovely restored open fire (with complementary logs from the Estate), perfect for cosy evenings in. There is a separate dining room - ideal for long, leisurely dinners with friends or family. Kirktoun has a good sized, private garden; part of which is enclosed - useful for containing children or the dog! You might also be lucky enough to spot some of our resident red squirrels which live in the woods behind. The patio area is great for summer BBQs or sipping wine whilst watching the sun set on those long, light summer evenings we are blessed to get up here in Moray.

Duffus Estate has a network of paths, many of which can be accessed directly from Kirktoun. Whilst you are out you might see roe deer, red squirrels or even some of our abundant birdlife. The local woods are also home to a host of wild flowers. Spring time is especially impressive due to the grand displays of snowdrops followed by daffodils and primroses. Close by are the glorious beaches of the Moray Firth with its resident dolphin population, golf courses galore, cliff top and forest walks, the Speyside whisky trail and many historic castles such as Brodie Castle and Cawdor Castle - this oft overlooked area of Scotland really has plenty for everyone.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

As Kirktoun Cottage is in a rural location, car is the best way of getting around and seeing the local area. There is a hourly bus service which runs through Duffus to Elgin during the day. The closest bus and rail stations are found in Elgin which is 5 miles away.

Interaction with guest

We live locally and try to pop in if we see your car at the property to say 'hello'. We do both work full time, have a young family and run the Estate, so sometimes we might not make it round - please don't be offended! We are however, very happy to help, so if you need any information or have any questions about the house please do get in touch by phone or email and we will do our best to help.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

House rules

- Please strip all used beds and vacate the property by 10am on the morning of departure.
- We kindly ask that dogs are kept out of the bedrooms, off all the furniture and any mess in the garden is cleared up prior to departure.


About the owner

Caroline D.
Average reply time:
1 hour 39 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
10 Dec 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Sep 2014. Located in Moray, it has 36 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £430 to £659.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 10 Dec 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 36 reviews Excellent
36 reviews

Very Good

“Great cottage with added bonus of being dog friendly and having a garage.”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2018

The location is great for us, near all the fabulous beaches, forest walks and on the Moray coastal bike route. The cottage was as good as last year with the improvement of the garage now being lockable to secure bikes. The cottage has everything we need for a good holiday and is very comfortable. Enjoyed Lossiemouth beaches and my children loved the planes from the air force base circling overhead. Portsoy is worth a visit for the ice cream alone! We have already booked for next year!

Owner's reply: Hi Thanks for the great review. I’m so pleased to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you all back again next year. Best wishes Caroline

“Amazing time !”

Reviewed 12 Mar 2018

We stayed at Kirktoun Cottage for 3 nights and loved it ! Had a great time and the children,toddler and 6 year old enjoyed every minute. Lovely views and friendly cows. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We try hard to ensure all our guests have an enjoyable stay. The cows in the neighbouring field are always an added bonus! We’d be delighted to welcome you all back in the future. Best wishes Caroline (Owner)

“Excellent Location”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2017

Fabulous location with lots of places to visit around about. Good walks and beaches. Post office at the road end was excellent, very well stocked and very friendly lady. Duffus Inn was very good, staff were very friendly and helpful. The property was very comfortable and well equipped. Could do with some TLC on the outside as first impressions were very poor. Clean windows would have helped with overall impression, otherwise we had a very enjoyable stay. (Note for anyone with mobility problems, no toilet upstairs and shower over bath).

Owner's reply: Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay. We are indeed very lucky to have such a good pub and post office in a village the size of Duffus and within walking distance to the property. I am so sorry you felt the outside of Kirktoun needs some ‘TLC’. We have had a particularly wet September which has meant our regular grass cutting routine has been disrupted. All our properties do get their windows washed monthly. Kirktoun actually had its windows washed this week - unfortunately just after your stay. We shall certainly take a look at the insides of the windows and see if these require cleaning more regularly.

“Quiet location with well equipped cottage”

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Cottage was clean and well equipped with nice welcome pack which was enjoyed during my all to brief stay. Will revisit

Owner's reply: Hi, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed the welcome pack. We aim to give our guests a wee 'taste' of Moray. We'd be delighted to welcome you back anytime.

“Ideal location with everything we needed.”

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Less than 10 minutes from Lossiemouth, lovely beaches here. Scenery lovely, we had fab weather during our 2 night stay. Would recommend the cottage and would stay for longer the next time. Well equipped with everything you need for a longer duration and pet-friendly with an ideal enclosed garden. Play park within 5 minutes walk.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for writing a review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed both your stay and the area. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future.

“Perfect rural getaway”

Reviewed 24 Apr 2017

This cottage is very spacious, has all amenities you'd need and is perfect for families with dogs. The garden is large, well fenced off and leads straight into a forest with walks to explore. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay due to the space inside and outside the cottage. Look forward to coming back soon.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for leaving a review. The property is indeed ideal for those with dogs as there are so many lovely walks locally, including the Estate woodland accessed directly from the cottage. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay.

“Tranquil Cottage in the Country”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2017

Had a wonderful break at the Kirktoun Cottage in Duffus. Beautiful Cottage, gorgeous scenery and great location. I was there with my family and dog for a big family gathering in Nairn. Fantastic place to walk your dog and spend time in the fresh air. The Cottage owner left us a welcome pack with bred, milk, eggs and jam all locally produced which was a wonderful touch. Will definitely be back here when visiting friends and family in the North again. Perfect

“Home from Home”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2016

2nd times we have stayed at this lovey house. Welcome pack as always very gratefully received and everything you could wish for to make the week simply taking into consideration a grandson of 13 and two dogs. Great to have a freezer. Easy access to beaches, woods and walks and this time once more we went out with 58 adventure and saw minke whales and also visited Inverness Aquadrome which was great fun for everyone. As they say we will be back!

Owner's reply: Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Kirktoun cottage. It does make the hard work all the more worth to know it is appreciated. I am sorry we were away ourselves so I couldn't welcome you back to Kirktoun personally, but hopefully we'll be able to welcome you back again in the future.

“Highly recommended accomodation”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2016

My wife and I with our Golden Retriever (Roddy) have just spent a week in what is a lovely well equipped and very comfortable cottage. The furnishings and rooms etc are of a fairly high standard and all necessary amenities are included. The large totally enclosed garden was an added bonus and our pal Roddy made the most of it during our stay. The cottage is ideally suited for visiting the Moray Firth area and the town of Elgin. Within 200M of the cottage there is a restaurant that is excellent for lunches and evening meals etc. Will certainly consider returning again in the future!

Owner's reply: Hi, thanks for leaving us a review. I am pleased that you and Roddy enjoyed your stay. The garden and surrounding walks does indeed make it an ideal place to stay with dogs. We are very lucky to have the Duffus Inn within walking distance of the property. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.

“Fabulous cottage in wonderful location”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2015

My husband, teenage daughter, puppy and I spent a fantastic week in this lovely cottage. The cottage was clean, well-equipped with plenty of space for all of us. The large, enclosed garden was great for the puppy and the access from there to walks around the estate was very handy. We walked to Duffus Castle, which is definitely worth a visit. Would recommend Burghead Beach and Roseisle for great walks and Duffus Inn, The Bothy in Burghead and Spice Tandoori in Elgin for fabulous food. We would recommend this lovely cottage. Caroline was very helpful, providing information about things to do before and during our stay, as well as supplying a very nice welcome basket for our arrival.

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