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The Lodge, Duffus, Elgin, Moray

 

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The village of Duffus is situated in the heart of Morayshire. This beautiful area of Scotland is ideal for short breaks or longer holidays. With such a mix of activities on your doorstep, you can be as relaxed or active as you feel.

The Lodge is just minutes from miles of glorious, deserted sandy beaches, for example, Covesea and Roseisle, perfect for bracing cliff top walks and you maybe lucky enough to spot some of the local dolphin population who live in the Moray Firth. If you want to get closer to them, dolphin spotting cruises can be arranged from Inverness. Just a short drive brings you to the Cairngorms and all the activities this majestic mountain range has to offer, for example, skiing, hiking and white water rafting. If golf is more your thing then you couldn't be better catered for: the area is stuffed full of courses suitable for all abilities. There are five courses within just 10 miles of the property. Cycling on the quiet country roads is another popular way to explore the local area, as well as sailing in Findhorn Bay. The River Spey and the Findhorn are among Scotland's finest fishing rivers.

There are many historical sites to explore, with Brodie and Cawdor Castles not to be missed. You could even start your tour from the doorstep with Duffus Castle, a magnificent ruined Norman castle dating from the 14th century. Other historical sites locally include St Peter's Kirk, Spynie Palace and Fort George.

The Whisky Trail in Speyside is also a must do during your stay. Taste exceptional Speyside malt at some of the best distilleries in the world, for example Glenlivet and Glenfiddich, or from smaller producers such as Glen Moray and Benromach.

There is plenty of retail therapy to be had locally, for example, Johnston's Woollen Mill for cashmere, Gordon MacPhail shop and deli for its famous Whisky Room and Logie Steading for its quirky collection of craft, furniture and other workshops. For a real treat, why not head to Boath House and pamper yourself at its Aveda spa or pamper your tummy in their Michelin starred restaurant!

There is plenty for children locally too, for example the Loft play barn by Kinloss, the Cooper Park in Elgin, and further afield, Landmark at Carrbridge with its adventure park and water slides. The leisure centre in Elgin will also keep them occupied with its pool and ice rink.

  • Sleeps - 3
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 single)
  • Bathrooms - 1 (bath and shower)
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • TV, DVD, radio
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Enclosed, private rear garden
  • Garden furniture and barbeque
  • Ample parking
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Pets - 1 dog welcome
  • Short breaks - outwith high season
  • Sorry no smoking in the Lodge
  • Elgin - 5 miles
  • Inverness Airport 33 miles, Aberdeen Airport 67 miles
  • Duffus Inn: pub food sourced from local suppliers 1/4 mile
  • Numerous pubs and restaurants found within 5 mile radius in Elgin, Lossiemouth and surrounding area
  • Golf Courses: Moray - 4 miles, Hopeman - 2 miles, Kinloss - 5 miles, Covesea Driving Range/Pitch and Putt - 2 miles
  • Ten pin bowling, ice rink, swimming pool, cinema, tennis courts - Elgin
  • Dolphin Cruises - Inverness
  • Duffus Castle, St Peters Church and Spynie Palace
  • Fort George, Culloden Battlefield
  • Suenos Stone, Brodie Castle - Forres
  • Baxters Highland Village - Fochabers

Accommodation:
The Lodge is a traditional, single story, stone lodge house. The cosy living room/dining area benefits from TV, DVD player, books and games and the kitchen is very well equipped, including a dishwasher and microwave and features original wooden floorboards. The utility/storage area contains the washing machine and has an original flagstone floor.

There is a spacious double bedroom and bright single bedroom. The bathroom is recently renovated and contains bath, shower, sink and WC. To the front of the property, the porch is ideal for storing golf clubs, walking boots, wellies etc.

The rear garden is enclosed and private complete with BBQ and garden furniture - perfect for wiling away those long summer evenings. To the front of the property there is ample parking space.

Directions:
From Inverness Airport: Follow signs for the A96 (Elgin / Aberdeen). Once on the A96, continue for 35 km until you enter outskirts of Elgin. Continue over the 1st roundabout, take a left at the next followed by a right at the Tesco roundabout. At the next roundabout (Halfords) take a left. Follow for about 1 km before taking a left signposted B9012 Hopeman, after 0.5km take a right by the Costcutter shop. Follow road for approximately 6 km - along the way you will turn down a long hill which then bends to the left and then to the right onto a long straight. As you approach the village of Duffus, on the crest of a small hill, turn right through the stone gates (topped with lions) signed Duffus House. The Lodge is immediately on your left. If you reach the village you have gone too far!

From Aberdeen Airport: Follow signs for A96 until you reach the outskirts of Elgin. You will drive straight through the first 3 roundabouts before taking a right at the fourth. At the fifth roundabout by Halfords take a right. Then follow the directions as above.

What's included:
Oil-fired central heating and electricity are included in the price. Bed linen and towels are provided and a welcome pack awaits you.

Cost and availability.
Changeover day is Friday, check in from 4pm, check out by 10am (Other days by special arrangement, please request at time of enquiry). Short breaks are available except during high season. Seasonal discounts available. The property benefits from double glazing throughout. It is served by mains water supply with drainage to a septic tank, mains electricity and oil fired central heating. The owners live locally and are on hand to provide any extra information about the area and things to do.

Smoking is only permitted outside the property.

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The Lodge, Duffus House, Duffus, Elgin, IV30 5QB Scotland

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