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The Old Stables, Near Forres, Moray Firth

 

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Converted from a stone built stable building in 2005 this spacious cottage offers an extremely high standard of self-catering accommodation. Original entrances have been transformed into full length windows with glorious views over the surrounding countryside.

Situated in open farmland only one mile from the sandy beaches at Roseisle on the Moray Firth, set back from the single track lane and surrounded by private gardens the cottage is located within reach of the Cairngorms, Speyside and the Moray and Aberdeenshire coasts.

There are abundant outdoor activities in Moray - with the local rivers the Findhorn and the Spey offering fabulous walking and fishing. Aviemore is just over an hour away making the mountain activities at the Cairngorms easily accessible. The lovely local sandy beach is within reach either on foot, by bicycle or short drive, offering miles and miles of unspoilt beach, backed by woodland which has walking / cycling trails. Wildlife abounds here, with the Moray Firth dolphins a particular attraction. There is a golf course almost on the doorstep. There are also local whisky distillery tours, castles, coastal fishing villages, lochs, standing stones – all await you!

There are plenty of possibilities for just relaxing too in the spacious private garden with its open views and two walled courtyards; one gets the morning sunshine, one gets day long sunshine during the summer months.

  • Sleeps - 6/7
  • Bedrooms - 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 family containing a double and a small sofa bed)
  • Bathrooms - 1. Also a wet room with shower
  • Washing machine
  • TV with FreeView box
  • Wood burning stove
  • Two walled courtyards with sitting areas outside
  • Short breaks available
  • Inverness airport 30 miles, Aberdeen airport 70 miles
  • Forres station 7 miles, Elgin station 9 miles
  • Forres - 7 miles
  • Local sandy beach - 1 mile
  • Golf course - 2 miles
  • Speyside way walking route 30 minutes away
  • Scottish cycle route network - almost passes the front door !
  • Trout fishing 1.5 miles, Quad bikes 1.5 miles, Riding 4 miles
  • Cosy pub with extensive menu 1.5 miles, bistro in converted grain loft offering traditional Scottish farmhouse food 1.5 miles
  • Local distilleries visitor centres - 3 within 10 miles
  • Spey Bay Moray Firth Wildlife Centre - 20 miles

Accommodation:
A beautiful newly converted old stable building, with simple décor and tasteful furniture, situated in open farm land only one mile from the sandy beaches at Roseisle on the Moray Firth. Set back away from the single track road with a large private garden and two walled courtyards to sit in and relax – one gets the morning sunshine, the other gets day long sunshine during the summer months. The cosy kitchen was constructed by local craftsmen using local timber.

The large family bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor, and a spiral staircase takes you upstairs to two further bedrooms, both with outstanding views, and the wet room with shower and WC.

The master bedroom upstairs has a Paris balcony with French doors which can be left open on warm days / nights. A stunning place to look out – by day for the view, by night to look at the stars. This is a really fabulous self-catering cottage in Moray!

Location:
From the village of Alves on the A96 turn up the lane by the side of Cinderella Fabrics shop. If approaching from Inverness this is on the left, if approaching from Aberdeen / Elgin it is on the right. Carry on up the lane for 1.5 miles until you reach a crossroads. Go straight on. The lane now climbs a small hill; at the brow of the hill on the left is a large white house surrounded by beech trees. After that there is a new stone cottage, also on the left. Turn left immediately past the new stone cottage onto a rough track. There is a visibility mirror on a white pole opposite the track. Follow the track which will lead you up to the garage with a red door. The front door is along the path to the left.

What's included:
All bed linen, towels and logs for stove.

Cost and availability.
The cottage is available for renting from May to October. Changeover day is Saturday. Check in time 4pm, check out time by 10am. Short breaks are welcome. No smoking indoors.

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The Old Stables, Alves, Elgin, Moray IV30 8XA, Scotland

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