£161 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Old Duffus Farmhouse – Home 81084 Farmhouse

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

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

Description from owner


Old Duffus farmhouse, on historic, family run Duffus Estate, provides a spacious yet homely atmosphere, perfect for families or other larger groups. Fresh air and rural tranquility abound - the farm is surrounded by open fields filled with bird song. With stunning views of Duffus Castle, the property is the ideal place to retreat and relax. Just imagine a stroll through the castle ruins as the sun sets across fields of golden barley......or a sunny evening BBQ and fire bowl 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 in the sitting room for cooler evenings 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 quiet 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 lovely local pub, shop, post office and play park whilst Elgin boasts some great independent shops, e.g. Gordon & MacPhail - the local whisky and deli emporium and Pencil Me In - the local pencil imporium!

The property is located approximately 2 miles south of the village of Duffus and approximately 4 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
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • 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
  • Housekeeping Included

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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 to say 'hello'. We do both work full time, have a young family as well as running 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

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 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 accept up to 2 well behaved dogs. 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 22 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
07 Aug 2020
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 49 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £974 to £1317.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 07 Aug 2020.


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Guest reviews

49 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 6 Nov 2019

The farmhouse was very clean, warm and welcoming when we first arrived. As we explored the rooms we realised how spacious it was and with everything we needed for our stay. The view of the castle from the front windows was fantastic. Thank you Caroline.

Owner's reply: Thanks for taking the time to write a review - apologies at my late reply. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. The view of Duffus Castle certainly is amazing. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Best wishes Caroline

“Superb home from home”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2019

This holiday let is superbly well equipped. I couldn’t fault the facilities and the folder with local info was clearly marked and well informed. We had a great week and the secure garden was a b… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I’m delighted to hear you found the information folder useful - it’s filled with our favourite local places. Best wishes Caroline

“2 family holiday with lots of “wow” factors”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2019

Our two families of 4 adults and 4 girls (aged 8 to 12) had a wonderful and relaxed stay. One family from London and second family from Edmonton, Canada. There was a “wow!” shout when the… More

Owner's reply: Hello there Thanks so much for your review. I’m delighted you all had such a fantastic family holiday. Best wishes Caroline

“Another fantastic stay at Old Duffus”

Reviewed 28 Mar 2019

We've stayed at Old Duffus a few times now and have always found it to be a real home from home that suited our needs perfectly. It had been a while since our last stay but we finally made it bac… More

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Old Duffus in the future.

“Gorgeous house with beautiful view”

Reviewed 28 Mar 2019

The Old Duffus Farm House is a proper treasure, in such a peaceful spot. It’s a great house for get together with friends, a great layout for socialising, and plenty space for a large party. We… More

Owner's reply: Hi, thanks so much for taking time to write a review of your stay at Old Duffus Farmhouse. We look forward to welcoming again. Best wishes Caroline

“Old duffus farmhouse”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2018

Great location. Very clean and comfortable lodgings. I would thoroughly recommend this place. Fab holiday.

Owner's reply: Thanks for writing us a review. I’m really pleased you enjoyed your stay. We’d be delighted to welcome you back. Best wishes Caroline

“Wonderful weeks holiday”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2018

Just returned from a weeks stay at Duffus Farmhouse to celebrate my son’s birthday. We’re stayed here many times before and we just love the place. It’s quiet, comfortable, roomy and… More

Owner's reply: Hello Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. It was lovely to welcome you and your family back to Old Duffus this Easter. I’m so pleased you had another enjoyable stay. I’m also happy you like the new bathrooms - we’re really proud of them. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year. Best wishes Caroline

“A home from home”

Reviewed 18 Dec 2017

A very comfortable fully equipped home-from-home. We arrived when it was dark, so it was especially pleasant to open the bedroom curtains and see the sun rising over the castle. What a lovely view. … More

Owner's reply: Thanks for writing a review. I'm so pleased you found Old Duffus a 'home from home' - we certainly try to make it as comfortable as we can. As you say, the view out over Duffus Castle is truly special. Best wishes for 2018 Caroline Dunbar

“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.

“Perfect family quiet scenic property”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2017

Located beautifully by the castle providing lovely scenery. A great family property for getting all the family together, pet orientated with great local walks. Within a short drive from Elgin which ha… More

Owner's reply: Hi, thanks so much for writing us a lovely review. We do try hard to make the property a 'home from home', We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future.

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Caroline (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

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.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Caroline (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

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

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Caroline (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
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You can also request a quote from Caroline (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

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.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Caroline (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Caroline (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

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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