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The Lodge – Home 117880 Lodge

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Lodge / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The Lodge is a traditional stone Victorian lodge house nestled at the gates to Duffus House on Duffus Estate. Perfect for couples or small families, this cosy, single story property is the ideal hideaway to escape from it all. This characterful gate lodge boasts a lovely restored Victorian wrought iron fireplace - ideal for cosy evenings in, original floor boards and flagstones. There is a private garden with BBQ and garden furniture - perfect for those long, light summer evenings we are so lucky to have in Moray.

The Lodge is surrounded by fields and woodland which makes it extremely tranquil. Duffus Estate has a network of paths, many of which can be accessed directly from the Lodge. Whilst you are out you may be lucky enough to spot some of our resident red squirrels, roe deer or even some of our abundant birdlife. The 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. A short walk brings you to the village of Duffus which has a pub, shop, post office and play park. Close by are the glorious beaches of the Moray Firth, golf courses, cliff top walks, the Speyside whisky trail - you really can be as energetic or relaxed as you wish.

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Families

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

Bed & bathroom

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

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • 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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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

As we are a rural area car really is the best and most convenient way of travelling around to see the best of the area. There a bus that goes to Elgin every hour during the day. The closest rail and bus stations are 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.

Policies

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.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

- Please take off outdoor shoes when in the house.
- We kindly ask that dogs are kept out of the bedrooms, off all furniture and that any mess in the garden is cleared up before departure.

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About the owner

Caroline D.
Average reply time:
1 hour 39 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
10 Dec 2018
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Lodge has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Feb 2010. Located in Elgin, it has 55 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £401 to £573.

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 55 reviews Excellent
55 reviews

Excellent
45
Very Good
10
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“The lodge Duffus”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2018

This is a fantastic little lodge house on the Duffus estate, roomier than it looks, perfectly situated and within minutes of all the amenities needed.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your review. I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Caroline

“Comfortable and peaceful country retreat”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2018

Quiet & peaceful location yet within easy reach of nearby attractions such as Elgin, Ardersier and Logie Steading and sandy beaches at Hopeman, Covesea, Findhorn and Lossiemouth. The lodge is very well equipped and the welcome pack of local products was a lovely gesture.

Owner's reply: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Caroline

“A fantastic little place to stay”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2018

Cosy and comfortable charming lodge on the Duffus Estate. Perfect for visiting our favourite places and exploring new. A lovely welcome pack and message on the fridge. The lodge had everything we needed. It was very clean and well equipped. We hope to book again.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It certainly makes the hard work worthwhile. We will be delighted to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Caroline

“Perfect Break”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2018

Had a wonderful long weekend at the Lodge - so comfortable and cosy on what was a chilly weekend. Everything is provided and our dog could come with us too. Great welcome pack which we much enjoyed. Thank you!

Owner's reply: Hi, thanks for taking the time to review your stay. I’m delighted to hear how much you enjoyed it. We’d love to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Caroline

“Suited us fine”

Reviewed 28 Feb 2018

Was exactly what we needed, having a dog is always hard to find accommodation, would like to have spent longer

Owner's reply: Thanks for writing a review. I'm pleased our accommodation suited your needs. The area is ideal for those with dogs as there are plenty of walks locally, ranging from woods and forests to beaches and cliff tops. We would be delighted to welcome you back.

“Duffus Cottage”

Reviewed 15 Nov 2017

Caroline was very friendly and helpful and the cottage was very welcoming and homely. We had a relaxing weekend.

Owner's reply: Hi, thanks for writing us a review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Caroline

“Fantastic Holiday Cottage”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2017

We had a fantastic two weeks in The Lodge. The cottage is perfect for a couple or small family and the garden is large and fully enclosed so perfect for dogs. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday and the lounge is comfy and welcoming after a day out on the beach or in the forest, the bedroom is also large and airy and the bed very comfortable. We would definitely return.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking time to write us a review. I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back to Duffus Estate next year.

“Lovely lodge,”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2017

This is a great lodge in the perfect location to explore moray. Everything that we neede was provided and we really appreciated the welcome basket. Thank you for our wonderful stay and we look forward to returning.

Owner's reply: Thank you, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We always try to give our guests a wee 'taste of Moray' with our welcome packs - I'm glad you enjoyed it. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.

“Perfect location for us. Not to far from anything”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2017

Location is amazing, the beach is not to far away. Minutes away from Elgin surrounded by beautiful countryside. Thank you for a wonderful stay

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

“Home from home”

Reviewed 17 Dec 2016

Second time at the Lodge,everything you could need ,supplied ,and a lovely welcome pack,including their own fresh eggs.Perfect base to visit all sort of attractions,from lovely beaches to castles and golf courses.Was here visiting family in Lossie,Elgin and Llhanbryd,our fox terrier'Barney, loves it here,so quiet(except for the base aircraft), which my mother lives opposite!, Will defiantly return in the future.

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed your pre-Christmas break. We'd be delighted to welcome you and Barney back in the future.

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FAQs

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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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

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.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

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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