£132 / night
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Old Duffus Farmhouse – Home 81084 Farmhouse

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Old Duffus Farmhouse – Home 81084

  • Farmhouse
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 46 reviews

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Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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 on arrival.

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.

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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • 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
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

As the property is situated in a rural area, car is the best option for exploring the surrounding area. The closest bus and rail stations are located in Elgin which is 4 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


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

- Please strip all used beds 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:
32 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
24 Apr 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Jan 2009. Located in Moray, it has 46 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £802 to £1140.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Apr 2019.


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Guest reviews

46 reviews

Very Good

“An idyllic stay in the country”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2017

Duffus farmhouse is a wonderful spacious cottage that combines the charms of a 100+ year old home with all the modern amenities. The view out the living and bedroom windows of the old castle is incredible and we got a couple of days of sun to sit on the patio and enjoy wine and the weather. So many things to see and do; we even enjoyed the fighter jets overhead from the local RAF base (they don't fly at night). While there, we had a small glitch with the washer that was immediately remedied, which was much appreciated. Also had the pleasure of meeting Caroline, the owner, who was simply charming. All in all, a memorable experience.

Owner's reply: Thank you for such a lovely review. I'm pleased we were able to sort out the washing machine for you so swiftly. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you all too and I hope you continue to enjoy your tour of Scotland.

“Great family accommodation in an ideal location.”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2017

The house was spacious, comfortable and well equipped with a large enclosed garden - excellent for children. The children also appreciated the playroom with a good selection of toys and games. The location is excellent, so close to Duffus Castle and within easy reach of a number of beaches. There is lots to do / see in the area and the information provided in the folder was extremely useful. All in all, the house provided a great base for our family and we had a lovely time, enjoying a variety of sightseeing and activities. When we had one slight problem, it was dealt with immediately. Definitely worth four stars, edging towards five.

Owner's reply: Hello, thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed your stay. The house really lends itself towards family holidays. We'd be delighted to welcome you back in the future.

“Great farmhouse”

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Wonderful farmhouse, great location.. Plenty of things to do nearby. Lovely accommodation and setting

Owner's reply: Hi there, I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in Old Duffus. We'd be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.

“Fabulous house perfect setting”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2016

Loved the house perfect for a family get together the rooms are so cosy and kitchen is perfect for all the family to enjoy. Loved the amazing big bathroom could have stayed in there all day. The setting is amazing to wake up in the morning and see Duffus Castle and hear the many birds chirping away was so relaxing. The farmhouse is well equipped with all the essentials could not ask for more. Will definetly be planning a return visit.

Owner's reply: Hello, I am so pleased you all really enjoyed your stay. The property does indeed benefit from a spectacular and very special view of Duffus Castle. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.

“Perfect family getaway”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2016

We had a great time in the cottage which provided us with all we could need. Clean and comfortable house with plenty of facilities for adults and kids. Perfect location with easy access to main routes and a beautiful castle ruins just out the back garden. Will definitely stay again!!

Owner's reply: Hi, thanks so much for leaving us a review. I'm so please to hear you had such an enjoyable family holiday. It makes all the hard work worthwhile. Old Duffus Farmhouse is indeed a very special property with the ruins of Duffus Castle just outside! We will be delighted to welcome you all back again in the future.

“Excellent property, excellent location”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2015

We live in Australia but originated from this area and took the extended family to see where their roots lay. The farmhouse was brilliant, loved the big country kitchen. Everything that we could wish for was provided. The welcome hamper was much appreciated.

Owner's reply: Hi, thanks so much for writing us a review. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you but I am really pleased you had an enjoyable stay.

“Brillant holiday at Old Duffus Farmhouse”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2015

We loved Old Duffus Farmhouse. Its location is superb, where else can you have breakfast (lucky for us the weather was good) sitting out in the front of the house in the sun facing a Scheduled Ancient Monument 'Duffus Castle'. The house itself was brilliantly suited to our needs, a large well stocked farmhouse kitchen with central table to sit at meals and chat long into the night. A spacious sitting room for TV watching, chat and games with a cosy wood burning stove. Well appointed bedrooms, and two good sized bathrooms. We did not know the area very well, but the owners Caroline and Ed have an information sheet on personal favourites of things to see, do and places to eat which was brilliant and well used by us. The Farmhouse also has guide books etc to explore Moray which is rich is heritage and we especially enjoyed Fort George and Spynie Palace. We spent a day in Elgin and thoroughly enjoyed the museum and the Cathedral. A visit to Johnstons Mill and afternoon tea there got a gold star for the best day of the holiday from my sister! Finally a note about the beautiful coast. We spent an afternoon at Burghead, which is lovely, with an interesting Pictish visitor centre, great harbour, and of course the Old Bothy coffee shop and restaurant, great food, service and ambiance. For the teenager in our party the Wifi in Old Duffus Farmhouse was a must and we had a great night out bowling in Elgin. Finally, for me the icing on the cake was spotting the dolphins when we were at Fort George, indeed a visit to Fort George was an ambition of mine for many years and it did not disappoint. We would love to come back again to Moray and stay again at Old Duffus Farmhouse as there is still loads to do in the area.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am so pleased you all had such an enjoyable stay at Old Duffus Farmhouse and that you also had chance to explore the beautiful surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

“Very helpful owners, ideal location”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2015

Travelled with family aged 4months-94years and property suited all of us. Perfect location for attending a local wedding and exploring the coast. In my sleep deprived state I left a few items behind and the owners couldn't have done more to return these to me. Very happy with our stay.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I am so pleased your whole family enjoyed their stay with us here in Moray. The house is indeed well suited for a combination of ages. It was certainly no problem at all returning your items.

“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location”

Reviewed 8 Nov 2014

Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages. Great choice for a relaxing break

“Charming, characterful and child friendly!”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2014

I stayed at the Duffus farmhouse recently with a group of friends and we had a lovely time. The house is big, well decorated and very well equiped. We arrived at night and it took my breath away opening the bedroom curtains the next morning to see the ruins of Duffus Castle practically in the back garden of the farmhouse. The little touches like the welcome basket with eggs from the estate small holding, the log burner in the living room and the equipment for babies and toddlers all make a huge difference to an easy, relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

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How do I find more info about the property?

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Send Caroline (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Caroline (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Caroline the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Caroline (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Caroline (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Caroline (the owner) a message.

If Caroline (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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