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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 advised
  • 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. The sitting room and double bedroom have been redecorated complete with new carpets and curtains for 2014. 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.

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. The sitting room and double bedroom have been redecorated complete with new carpets and curtains for 2014. 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.

Location description from owner

The Scotland region

Morayshire is an oft forgotten gem in the Scottish highlands. Within easy access from both Inverness and Aberdeen - it has a lot to offer in terms of places of interest, beautiful scenery and things to do.

In 2014 the Morayshire coastline was voted within the top 12 coastal destinations in the world according the to National Geographic Traveller magazine. There are long stretches of stunning, quiet, white sandy beaches (e.g. Burghead, Covesea and Lossiemouth), sea stacks and caves, just minutes from The Lodge, all waiting to be explored. There is a superb coastal path leading from Burghead to Lossiemouth which can be easily accessed at many points along its length. On a calm day you may be lucky enough to spot some of our local populations of bottle nosed dolphins, basking sharks and porpoises who call the Moray Firth home. Burghead, just 5 miles away, is a birdwatchers paradise at all times of the year.

Moray is also renowned for its micro climate - giving marginally dryer and warmer days. You have to experience it to believe it!! Summer means long, light evenings where it doesn't get dark until about midnight.

Speyside

Set in the heart of Morayshire, the area has the best of both worlds. Within minutes of many glorious sandy and quiet beaches such as Covesea and Roseisle or just a short drive from the Cairgorms with their rugged mountains, glens and rivers.

There is a plethora of historic sites to visit including the nearby St Peter's Kirk and Duffus Castle as well as Brodie Castle, the famous Fort George and Spynie Palace to name a few. Feeling active - then there are numerous golf courses suitable for all abilities, the Elgin leisure centre with swimming pool and ice rink, sailing in Findhorn or fishing on the Spey.

Feeling indulgent - then head to the hills and taste some magical Speyside malt Whisky at some of the world's finest distilleries such as Glenlivet and Glenfiddich or relax at the Boath House Aveda spa. For shopping there is Johnston's Woollen Mill famed for its cashmere, Baxters famed for its...tinned soup, Brodie Country Fayre with its extensive clothes, food and gift halls and for the whisky connoisseur - Gordon & MacPhail's shop and deli on South Street in Elgin.

For the kids there is The Loft Activity centre in Kinloss, The Playbarn soft play in Llanbryde, the Cooper Park in Elgin, and further afield, Landmark at Carrbridge with its adventure park and water slides as well as pony trekking, dolphin spotting trips......the list goes on.

Feeling like a meal or drink - there are a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars which make lovely use of the amazing local produce grown in this rural area. If you want to splurge then Boath House near Nairn boasts a stunning Michelin starred restaurant.

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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

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.
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About the owner

Caroline D
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
11 Feb 2017
Years listed:
8
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 34 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £350 to £500.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 11 Feb 2017.

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“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.

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

“Mrs”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2016

Second stay in this lovely cottage. Well equiped home from home.Close by are plenty of visitor attractions.

Hi, I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.

“Don't think about it,Go”

Reviewed 8 Nov 2016

The Lodge was warm and the lights on when we arrived late at the end of Oct. A very special place in an interesting area. Lots of long beaches, big skies and friendly folk. A wee gem.

Thanks for writing a review. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are very lucky to have such beautiful beaches and countryside on our doorstep. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future.

“The Lodge st Duffus House”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2016

Very comfortable and beautifully situated We enjoyed the welcome pack and found that there is lots of interesting exploring to be done in the area

Hi, many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really pleased you enjoyed the welcome pack and your stay in The Lodge. We'd be delighted to welcome you back in the future.

“Great location had everything we needed for our stay”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2016

The property was fine ,although it could do with a bit of an upgrade.a new suite and larger telly ! Location was great for visiting family in Lossiemouth and elgin . Visit the beaches all around the area they are very quiet and clean !

Hi, thanks for writing us a review. I agree that the suite is looking worn. We ordered a new sofa and armchair earlier this summer but unfortunately we are in the middle of a 9 week wait from the suppliers. Guests will benefit from the new suite later this autumn. The size of the TV was actually a deliberate decision as we felt a larger one would look out of place and dominate the room. I am sorry you felt it was too small.

“A welcoming cosy cottage”

Reviewed 23 Feb 2016

The lodge is comfortable and has a warm cosy atmosphere. There is a lawned garden and off road parking. It has a well equipped kitchen, including plates etc for garden use. The living rooms and bedrooms are with appropriate furniture and linens supplied There is a tasty goody basket of local produce to welcome you and encourage you to seek out more. It is close to the village shop and pub/restaurant which provides a good menu if you don't want to cook or BBQ yourself. If you want to do more than relax there are lovely beaches and coastal paths nearby and places of interest to visit.

“Wow Beautiful cottage”

Reviewed 9 May 2015

We had a wonderful mon-fri stay, our little dog enjoyed it too was nice the garden is fenced in and secure. Brilliant welcome pack wasn't expecting that, The eggs in particular were dreamy. The cottage was very well. Equipped With all that you need. Very warm too. Although being close to the road this wasn't a problem hardly noticed the road noise. Great base for visiting all the local areas we enjoyed Lossiemouth in particular superb sandy beaches and we enjoyed the forest walks too.

“What a find!!”

Reviewed 19 Jan 2015

This is one of those places that you know for the owners sake you have to tell people about but secretly you want to keep it all to yourself! Perfect place with a real warm welcome. Warm and cosy with an open fire and plenty of logs to keep it going. Very generous welcome pack with all the basics such as mild eggs, bread, Caroline herself is a wonderful host and nothing was too much trouble. The Duffus estate also has 2 other properties to rent in ideal surroundings if this is booked so don't panic! Myself and 2 children had a fab weekend here and we are really hoping to get back soon.

“Excellent Central Location for Exploring the Moray Coast”

Reviewed 25 Mar 2013

Stayed for a long weekend in March to visit friends in Elgin. Great compact little cottage with everything you need. Fantastic central location for acces to all the local areas; Elgin, Burghead, Lossiemouth etc...so much to see and do yet all within easy reach. Pet friendly which was a real plus and had large enclosed garden away from the main road for our golden lab to run around in. Friendly and welcoming owner's who are there to help whenever you need them.

Many thanks for taking the time to review our property. Unfortunately there is little we can do regarding the size of the bathroom. It is small but perfectly formed with a bath (shower over bath), sink and toilet. I do take cleanliness very seriously and only getting 3 out of 5 for the bathroom is disappointing. I shall contact our guest directly to find out more details and will strive to ensure that all levels of cleanliness are back up to 5 out of 5 as rated in previous reviews.

“A warm and friendly welcome”

Reviewed 24 Mar 2013

We have only stayed at The Lodge for a short break but this little cottage packs a really warm welcome and I feel sure we will be back sometime soon. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you would expect to find at home and the welcome pack of fresh bread, milk and other goodies was a really nice touch. The cottage is ideally suited to exploring the Moray and Aberdeenshire coast with some excellent walks, wildlife and beaches all around. Well worth a visit.

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