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Monessie

Findhorn, Moray
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A traditional four-bedroom coastal cottage overlooking Findhorn Bay
  • Enjoy waterside views as you relax in the sitting room
  • Sip your morning coffee in the front garden watching the sunlight on the bay
  • Share an al fresco picnic on the lawn
  • Take an exhilarating rib boat ride around the Moray Firth
  • Spot wildfowl and wading birds on a stroll around Findhorn Nature Reserve
Property code: CA241

A charming property in a spectacular location within walking distance of the beach and bay, perfect for families and friends seeking a luxurious base to retreat to after a day of activities and adventures.

With a spectacular waterside location, this lovingly and thoughtfully converted house offers an abundance of life and colour with a warm welcome. Designed to mix traditional with contemporary, this property is full of bold character and charming décor. Fantastic panoramic sea views span from the front of the house, overlooking Findhorn Bay.

This house has been designed for guests of all abilities to enjoy its stylish and comfortable waterfront accommodation, offering total relaxation and tranquillity. The minimalist furnishings contrast the colourful decor, creating spaces with fresh, clean and contemporary lines running throughout the property. The beautiful ceramic floor exudes style and elegance giving the house a light and spacious feel. Equipped with two wood burners there will definitely be the opportunity to all snuggle up together and plan the next day’s adventures.

Situated over two floors, the house comprises of a sitting room and dining room, both located at the front of the house to maximise those magnificent views. The kitchen/dining area is sleek and open with all the modern appliances you could ask for. This area is perfect for entertaining and socialising with friends and family whilst at the same time, being able to prepare dinner. The double bedroom and bathroom on this floor are accessible to any guests who may have limited mobility or who wish to sleep on the ground floor. Upstairs we have the king-size bedroom, one double bedroom, the single bedroom with additional pull-out bed and the shower room with WC.

The house benefits from a private enclosed rear garden and a landscaped patio garden to the front which overlooks Findhorn Bay and its spectacular panoramic sea views.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 2 doubles, 1 single with additional pull-out single bed
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 disabled access bathroom with shower, bath and hand held shower plus WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric double oven and induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave
  • Oil central heating – heating and electricity included
  • 2 woodburners – starter pack of logs provided
  • TV with Now TV Entertainment and movies package, Netflix and Amazon Prime, radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Driveway parking for 2 cars, additional on-street parking at the front of the house
  • Shops, bars and restaurants within 1 mile
  • Regret no pets
  • No smoking in the house or in garden - this includes the use of e-cigarettes.

Findhorn is a village in Moray that lies on the eastern shore of Findhorn Bay, situated south of the Moray Firth. Probably most famous for being the home of the Findhorn Foundation which comprises of an eco-village and some 29 community-led businesses and initiatives, developed and based upon spiritual values.

This pretty little village has a beautiful beach accessed through the sand dunes where you can picnic and soak up the fresh north-east Scottish air. Or you could try your hand at kayaking or paddle boarding where you might just catch sight of seals, dolphins and porpoises that frequent these seas.

If you are looking to experience more of what this coastline of Scotland has to offer, the attractive town of Nairn (15 miles) is a popular seaside destination with sandy beaches and a lovely promenade walk that overlooks the Moray Firth. Nairn is a great little town to explore and even hosts its own agriculture show and Highland Games. With riverside walks, a lovely harbour, a museum and plenty of great restaurants and shops to try, this little town is a pleasure to visit.

Burghead (9.5 miles) is another quaint little coastal village, surrounded by the sea on three of its sides. It's pretty little harbour is full of bustling fishing boats and the Bay is regularly visited by sea life such as seals, dolphins, porpoises and the occasional whale. With some beautiful coastal walks on offer along this coastline, be sure to bring your walking boots!

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Dr Tarr June 2019

We appreciated the tea and shortbread on arrival. Loved the spacious communal spaces that enabled our large family group to be together easily. Splendid living room with floor length embroidered curtains and a range of books , games and jigsaws. Lovely views from two bedrooms of Findhorn bay. Comfortable bath and lovely showers upstairs and downstaRead moreirs. Well appointed garden with range of shrubs and flowers that inspired the gardeners in our group. Parking facilities very good but gate a bit narrow. Do put a visitors book on the house to collect comments. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Hill April 2019

We had a wonderful time at Monessie as it was perfectly situated to enjoy the views of the Bays. The house was very spacious and beautifully decorated throughout. There was ample crockery and amazing white goods , the kitchen is particularly beautiful and has an excellent position also. Only complaint ; if it is one the beds were too soft ( but thiRead mores is really just a preference ). We would definitely use Monessie again. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Sherriff December 2018

Our family spent Christmas week at Monessie House. This is a beautifully modernised home in a wonderful location. We were initially puzzled by the location of the main switches for the ovens and dishwasher. A bedroom chair would be useful, but we borrowed one from elsewhere. The kitchen is fabulous but not extensively equipped, and we managed very Read morewell. The outside space is beautiful and clearly recently re landscaped. It helped a lot that the weather over Christmas was beautiful and we had walks in the Culbin forest and on the beach every day. A lovely house and a memorable family occasion. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Grant August 2018

Great property well furnished and kitted out. Very good Garden space with many sitting options . It is looked looking out directly over Findhorn bay Very good pub with food 300 yds and at rear local bakery and coffee shop 250 yds both very good Can walk to beach or drive with easy parking

Reviewed by Mr Mccabe July 2018

The house is perfect, house and gardens renovated beautifully. We had lovely weather. Sitting outside the front of the house with amazing views watching the world go by was great. House was of a very high standard by way of comfort and equipment. We could not have asked for a more relaxing break, we did not want to leave.

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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.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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