View to property
Countryside views
Take a stroll along Findhorn Beach
Cosy lounge with woodburner
Dining area
Double bedroom
Double bedroom with patio doors
Shower room
View towards the property
Visit Findhorn Bay Nature Reserve
Findhorn bay
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7 / 13  Double bedroom
8 / 13  Double bedroom with patio doors
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11 / 13  View towards the property
12 / 13  Visit Findhorn Bay Nature Reserve
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Deer View Cottage

Elgin (6mls W), Moray
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Relax and unwind in this beautiful detached romantic retreat nestled in a peaceful setting
  • This stylish cosy cottage is finished to an excellent standard with stunning countryside views
  • Enjoy outdoor activities of bird-watching, wildlife spotting, walking, cycling and fishing
  • Take a stroll along one the many beautiful sandy beaches the area has to offer
  • Perfect base to explore the scenic Moray Firth coastline and the famous whisky trail
  • Within easy driving to the Highland capital of Inverness boasting leisure facilities and visitor attractions
Property code: 32129

Nestled in a peaceful rural setting this stylish cosy cottage with stunning countryside views offers the perfect romantic getaway from it all holiday.

This charming cottage for two is close to the stunning Moray coastline. Its remote location offers guests the chance to get away from it all for a romantic retreat in this beautiful, peaceful corner of Scotland. With its rugged coastline and idyllic, picturesque beaches, there are plenty of walking opportunities as well as a range of other outdoor activities to choose from. The Moray Firth is one of the best places in Europe to see dolphins in the wild; a boat-ride out to sea may also provide sightings of some species of whales. The neighbouring pine forests, rivers and lochs are also rich with wildlife, so you may be lucky enough to see otters, ospreys and pine martens. Despite the secluded and tranquil position of the property, you are only 6.5 miles from the shops and eateries in Elgin and other small villages and towns. You will also find spectacular beaches such as Findhorn and Lossiemouth close by.

This stylish, one-storey cottage has been lovingly decorated using a range of contemporary patterns, colours, furniture and artwork that blend seamlessly with original features such as the exposed stone wall. The open-plan living area is modern, yet cosy, with a wood burner at one end. The kitchen is well-equipped to allow you to cook a romantic meal for two and the super king-size bedroom is light and airy with double doors leading out to the garden. A good-sized contemporary shower room completes the accommodation.

There is plenty of space outside including an attractive and welcoming garden with far-reaching views.

  • Super-king-size bedroom with TV and patio doors to garden
  • Shower room with shower cubicle and WC
  • Kitchen: with electric aga oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and microwave
  • Lounge: with TV/DVD and woodburner
  • Dining area with table and chairs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Logs, electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Ample off-road parking outside the property
  • Additional info: laundry service available at no additional cost.
  • Beach 2 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants 6 miles
  • Arrival: 4pm
  • Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements

Although remote, there is lots to explore in this area of Scotland. Firstly, it is famous for its whisky, so follow the Malt Whisky Trail which takes you to many distilleries in Speyside where you can sample the different types of whisky made in the region. The town of Elgin (6.5 miles) is home to some of these distilleries but is also a delightful town with lots to see including the ruins of its cathedral. Other towns/villages nearby include Forres (6 miles) where you can climb Cluny Hill and Nelson's Tower for far-reaching views of the countryside. On the coast, the eco-village of Findhorn (6.5 miles) with its beach, harbour and heritage centre is popular, as is golf-orientated resort Lossiemouth (12 miles) with its two beaches, boat rides, angling and dolphin spotting. Burghead is another popular resort, which is surrounded by water on three sides (6 miles). To really experience the many features this coast has to offer, join the 50-mile long Moray Coast Trail which goes from Cullen to Findhorn. For guests who prefer to be on two wheels, there are plenty of mountain bike trails in the area to suit all abilities. If you don't mind the drive, you could also visit Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, for the day (32 miles), with its bustling town centre, historic buildings and shops and eateries.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Eleni 15th March 2020

Super comfy cottage ideal for two people. Situated within easy access to all the local amenities, and of course many of the distilleries. Friendly owner, generous welcome pack would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 30th December 2019

A lovely warm welcome from Mike and the cottage was perfect. He had thought of everything, it was so clean and well decorated. Great location for seeing the local area and relaxing to spend our new year.

Reviewed by Janet 23rd December 2019

We had a very warm and genuine welcome from Mike who made us feel at home straight away. We had lovely treats on arrival which was really thoughtful. The cottage was to an excellent standard and very cosy with or without the log burner. It was in a great location to explore the area and beyond. Nothing was too much trouble and Mike gave us some greRead moreat advice on places to visit during our stay. We look forward to returning. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 12th October 2019

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, with plenty of attractions close by to visit. Our host was kind and helpful and has obviously put a lot of care and thought into making his guests experience a really good one. Would recommend a stay here without hesitation.

Reviewed by Sharon 21st September 2019

Had an excellent stay at Deer View Cottage. Great welcome from Mike, who had left a lovely hamper and voucher for a local cafe which I can highly recommend. Beautiful cottage and surroundings, extremely comfortable and was equipped with everything you would need. Will definately be back.

Reviewed by Terence 14th September 2019

As above

Reviewed by Ethel 31st August 2019

This is a very comfortable cottage with everything one might need for self catering. It is situated in a lovely quiet country location but is within easy reach of beautiful beaches and shopping facilities. Our charming host provided a wonderful welcome pack and a voucher for a local cafe most generous.

Reviewed by Andrew 10th August 2019

Absolutely stunning cottage beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need,located in a very peaceful setting.

Reviewed by Monika 20th July 2019

We very much enjoyed our time at this beautiful cottage. It is very well-equipped and cosy, a real home from home. We are already looking forward to our next stay!

Reviewed by Janet 13th July 2019

Fantastic cottage!! Had everything covered . Friendly owner , great base for touring the moray coast.

Reviewed by Carolyn 8th June 2019

Brilliant location for wildlife, sea life and birds, woke up every morning to a curlew chorus. Accommodation was pristine, very well equipped and spacious. Mike the host was exceptionally welcoming and share location information that was useful. The welcome pack was great too!

Reviewed by Joan 1st June 2019

What an absolute gem of a property. So relaxing to be in open countryside yet a minute from the main road to all the tourist areas. The cottage is very well appointed with everything you would need. All the little personal touches such as fresh flowers from the garden and a fantastic welcome hamper make it so special. Mike is an excellent host, on Read morehand with help and advice when needed . We had a great holiday and would highly recommend Deer View Cottage to anyone visiting the Moray area . Hide

Reviewed by Mary 11th May 2019

This cottage is in a great central location, the cottage is clean , comfortable and equipped with everything. The welcome pack was a wonderful surprise and such a thoughtful gesture. Mike was welcoming and so helpful. We loved the cottage and the setting would return.

Reviewed by Dawn 30th March 2019

My husband and I have Just returned from a weeks vacation and already wish we were back in Deer View Cottage! Its a super cottage equipped and furnished to an excellent standard throughout. The warm welcome we received from the owner helped us with our itinerary & the Hamper which was filled with treats & goodies was greatly appreciated. The scenicRead more Moray Coast & Whisky Trail are both easily accessible from the cottage. We would both highly recommend Deer View Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Sheila 26th March 2019

This is a lovely little cottage which is immaculate and very well equipped. The kitchen and bathroom furniture is high quality. It is in a peaceful location, but only five minutes drive from the main road, and a short drive to the nearest town of Forres

Reviewed by Pauline 16th February 2019

We have just had a fantastic week here it is a great place to stay. Everything was perfect, amazing attention to detail in the Bothy. Thank you for our welcome pack. If you want to relax book this accommodation.

Reviewed by Ian 22nd September 2018

My partner and I, both agree, the cottage was fantastic value ! From location, cottage equipment, relaxing decor throughout , bedroom view (as we were lucky enough to have a full moon) . Tastefully decorated & equiped throughout. I have been renting cottages in Scotland since the late eighties when things were basic. Today I only stay in cottages tRead morehat may be described as lush. Deer view is lush in my opinion. If we stay in the Inverness area again, then it will be Deer View . Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 25th August 2018

Fantastic hosts, awesome welcome hamper; a lovely little cottage in an amazing location. Pitch black and silent at night, and very well situated for exploring the surrounding area. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Gerard 18th August 2018

Quiet and secluded, only a 10 minute drive from the town and beaches, Mike and DJ are superb hosts, friendly and cheery, the thoughtful things in the cottage like the welcome hamper just make it a special place, will return soon

Reviewed by Donald 4th August 2018

Very comfortable house and great location for exploring the area. Hamper of goodies on arrival was a nice touch.

Reviewed by Heather 21st July 2018

We loved the rural setting and sipping our evening drink outside in the peaceful golden light (we had excellent weather!) was delightful. A lot of thought had gone into the tasteful decor which we did appreciate. The fresh flowers and very generous welcome hamper were very nice touches. The owners were most welcoming and friendly. We were very pleaRead moresed with our choice of cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Brenda 7th July 2018

A fabulous cottage in a great location which is peaceful and quiet. A 10 minute drive from local amenities, the local beaches are beautiful and great for spotting seals. Mike was very welcoming and the welcome hamper is a great touch.

Reviewed by Neil 30th June 2018

A really well equipped cottage with very helpful owners. A generous hamper was provided to help visitors through the first night of their stay and to provide a few treats for the stay. A good place to stay for visits to Loch Ness, Aviemore and various castles and distilleries. Very close to Brodie Castle, Elgin Cathedral and Johnstons of Elgin.

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View to property
Countryside views
Take a stroll along Findhorn Beach
Cosy lounge with woodburner
Dining area
Double bedroom
Double bedroom with patio doors
Shower room
View towards the property
Show 1 moreVisit Findhorn Bay Nature Reserve


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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