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Garden perfect for al fresco dining
Lots of little features throughout the property
Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
Stylish kitchen
Relax and watch Sky Q TV in the comfy lounge
Lounge with dining area
Enjoy breakfast at the dining table
Comfy super king-size zip-and-link bedroom with en suite shower room
Super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom with en-suite shower room
Lovely boating features
 Super-king-size zip-and-link, which can be made up as twin, with TV
Triple bedroom
Work area on the landing with tea and coffee facilities
Bright shower room on the first floor
View towards the property
Enjoy a spot of sea fishing from the beach
Beautiful coastal reserve close by for spotting birds and wildlife
1 / 17  Garden perfect for al fresco dining
2 / 17  Lots of little features throughout the property
3 / 17  Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
4 / 17  Stylish kitchen
5 / 17  Relax and watch Sky Q TV in the comfy lounge
6 / 17  Lounge with dining area
7 / 17  Enjoy breakfast at the dining table
8 / 17  Comfy super king-size zip-and-link bedroom with en suite shower room
9 / 17  Super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom with en-suite shower room
10 / 17  Lovely boating features
11 / 17   Super-king-size zip-and-link, which can be made up as twin, with TV
12 / 17  Triple bedroom
13 / 17  Work area on the landing with tea and coffee facilities
14 / 17  Bright shower room on the first floor
15 / 17  View towards the property
16 / 17  Enjoy a spot of sea fishing from the beach
17 / 17  Beautiful coastal reserve close by for spotting birds and wildlife

The Crows Nest

Elgin (7.5mls NE), Moray
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Located in the gem of Kingston on Spey/Garmouth, close to the River Spey and the Moray Firth Coast
  • For those who enjoy outdoors activities the Speyside Way walking and cycling routes are close by
  • The beach is a short walk away and ideal for spotting dolphins and seals close to the shore
  • In the heart of ‘Whisky Country’ take a tour of one of the many distilleries the area has to offer
  • Local shops to stock up on provisions in Fochabers are only a short drive away
  • Historic city of Elgin is only a short drive away with a cinema, restaurants, and a wider selection of shops
  • Local event The Burning of the Clavie, a unique new year tradition which takes place in the village of Burghead on 11th January 2020
Property code: 62238

In a peaceful location this delightful light and bright cottage is tastefully decorated with stylish interior. Perfect for a quiet, stress-free holiday or plenty outdoor pursuits in which to partake.

This delightful cottage in Kingston-on-Spey on the Moray Coast is an ideal property for friends/families looking to relax in a beautiful and peaceful setting. Kingston is a quiet village, but you have the beach and somewhere to eat within a mile. The River Spey is a great spot for fishing and offers plenty of walking opportunities, as does the Moray Coast Trail with lots of seaside towns and villages to explore along the way. Across the river, nature enthusiasts will appreciate the Spey Bay Nature Reserve (10 miles) with the largest shingle beach in Scotland and plenty of interesting flora and fauna. You can also visit the Scottish Dolphin Centre to learn about the pod of dolphins that live in the Moray Firth and can be spotted all year round.

Situated next to the owner’s property, this reverse-layout house is tastefully decorated throughout with neutral colours, contemporary design and the occasional quirky feature to add character.

On the ground floor, there is the compact, yet light and airy, well-equipped kitchen. From here, one small step takes you down to the two bedrooms: a lovely super king-size (zip-and-link that can be made up as a twin on request) with en-suite shower room and a good-size family room with a triple bunk bed (a double and single) and a single bed.

Upstairs, you will find the lounge/diner with comfortable sofas and seating around the table for everyone; there’s also a lovely window seat so you can admire the views. On the landing, there is a small workspace with additional tea/coffee making facilities to save you going downstairs to make a cuppa. Completing the first floor is the light, compact shower room.

Outside, there is an enclosed patio garden with dining furniture for a spot of al fresco dining and ample off-road parking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) and 1 single and a triple bunk with a double and single
  • 1 shower room and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer, microwave and tassimo coffee machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile and beach within walking distance
  • Secure storage for outdoor equipment
  • Sky Q TV in lounge, TV’s in both bedrooms
  • Local event taking place on 11th January 2020 - The Burning of the Clavie, takes place in the village of Burghead

In the heart of whisky country, you can 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 (9.5 miles) is home to some of these distilleries but is also a delightful town with lots to see including the ruins of its cathedral and useful amenities, such as shops, restaurants and a cinema.

On the coast, is golf-orientated resort Lossiemouth (13.5 miles) with its two beaches, boat rides, angling and dolphin spotting, as is the eco-village of Findhorn (22 miles) with its beach, harbour and heritage centre. To really experience the many features this coast has to offer, join the 50-mile long Moray Coast Trail which goes from Cullen (18 miles east) to Findhorn.

Other towns/villages nearby include Forres (22 miles) where you can climb Cluny Hill and Nelson's Tower for far-reaching views of the countryside. For guests who prefer to be on two wheels, there are plenty of mountain bike trails in the area to suit all abilities or for golfers, there's the Garmouth and Kingston Golf Course within a mile.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
4.8
Overall comfort
5
Overall location
4.9

Reviewed by Ruth 27th September 2019

The owners of the property live next door and are really friendly and helpful . The cottage is fitted out to a high spec and is very clean. Its a great base for lots of places to visit.

Reviewed by Alison 16th September 2019

The property is lovely and welcoming. A great location for walking and exploring the Moray Firth. I would recommend as a place for anyone looking for a quiet restful break.

Reviewed by Anne 6th September 2019

Warm & comfortable cottage with friendly helpful hosts. Lovely sheltered area outside for sitting in the sun. Plenty of places to visit in the area. Would be very happy to return.

Reviewed by David 30th August 2019

Very helpful owners. Dog friendly accommodation. Pleasant walks from the doorstep and a good location for exploring the Moray coast.

Reviewed by Shelley 26th July 2019

We were made very welcome and our dogs were safe in the secure garden. Very clean and well equipped cottage.

Reviewed by Lynda 19th July 2019

This is a lovely cottage with everything you need and the owners are a delight, really friendly and gave us lots of information. The cottage is on a lovely quiet road. You can walk to the beach and also to the dolphin centre although a few miles it is a pleasant walk. Great access to nearby attractions and villages.

Reviewed by Karen 28th June 2019

We were delighted with the cottage which was spotlessly clean and well stocked with games, books and tourist information, very much a home from home. Our little Yorkie also settled in very quickly and enjoyed the walks along the beach. The owners were very friendly and gave us lots of ideas on where to go. We would definitely return to this holidayRead more cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 29th March 2019

This was an excellent cottage, very well equipped in a quiet and pleasant village. The hosts were kind and helpful, and our dogs were very happy. There are lots of fine walks around.

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Garden perfect for al fresco dining
Lots of little features throughout the property
Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
Stylish kitchen
Relax and watch Sky Q TV in the comfy lounge
Lounge with dining area
Enjoy breakfast at the dining table
Comfy super king-size zip-and-link bedroom with en suite shower room
Super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom with en-suite shower room
Lovely boating features
 Super-king-size zip-and-link, which can be made up as twin, with TV
Show 5 moreTriple bedroom

Location

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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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