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Afternoon tea in the garden
View to the property from the garden
Relax by the cosy log burner
Relax in the comfy lounge after a day out exploring
Enjoy cooking an evening meal on the Rangemaster
Enjoy afternoon tea
Spacious kitchen/diner
Dining area
Spacious king-size bedroom
Pretty king-size bed
Twin bedrooom with garden views
Single bedroom
Bathroom
Relax in the garden
View over the farmland
Take a drive to Findhorn Beach
Findhorn Bay
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2 / 17  View to the property from the garden
3 / 17  Relax by the cosy log burner
4 / 17  Relax in the comfy lounge after a day out exploring
5 / 17  Enjoy cooking an evening meal on the Rangemaster
6 / 17  Enjoy afternoon tea
7 / 17  Spacious kitchen/diner
8 / 17  Dining area
9 / 17  Spacious king-size bedroom
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11 / 17  Twin bedrooom with garden views
12 / 17  Single bedroom
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14 / 17  Relax in the garden
15 / 17  View over the farmland
16 / 17  Take a drive to Findhorn Beach
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The Old Farm House

Elgin (2mls NW), Moray
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • 18th century detached house on a large private working farm estate offering tranquil country living
  •  Ideal base to explore the scenic Moray Firth coastline and the famous whisky trail
  • Enjoy outdoor activities of bird-watching, wildlife spotting, walking, cycling and fishing
  • Take a stroll along one of the nearby beautiful sandy beaches of Burghead and Lossiemouth
  • Elgin only 2 miles away with a good selection of shops, pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities
  • Perfect location for couples or families who want the get-away-from it all holiday
Property code: OLDFH

This wonderful 18th century property is situated next to the farm steading, on a large private farm estate and offers cosy and tranquil country living, yet is also accessible to all local amenities.

This idyllic rural retreat makes a perfect holiday base for families who would like to explore the magnificent scenery of the Moray coastline. Located on the famous whisky trail in Scotland’s central Highlands, you are just 2 miles from the town of Elgin with excellent leisure facilities, shops and quality pubs, restaurants and cafes. Attractions close by which are well worth visiting for a day trip include Brodie Castle and Cawdor Castle and the Moray motor museum, as well as Loch Ness and the excellent wildlife watching opportunities in the Cairngorms National Park.

The property is part of a private working farm estate in a tranquil countryside setting, yet is convenient for all local amenities. The house is furnished comfortably with a welcoming feel and there are countryside and garden views from every bedroom.

There is space to leave muddy wellies or soggy swimming kit in the utility room and the roomy kitchen/diner is a great social space. You can relax by the wood burner in the cosy and welcoming lounge after a day of exploring and enjoy the selection of books and board games available.

On the first floor, the spacious and attractively furnished bedrooms offer a comfortable retreat to dream of the next day’s adventures and wake to the sound of birdsong.

The large mature gardens and seating area are perfect for al fresco dining, kicking a ball about or simply enjoying the views. There is ample off-road parking at the rear of the property.

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

  • Bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 twin and 1 single
  • Bathrooms: 1 with shower-over-bath and WC on ground floor, 1 separate WC on first floor
  • Electric Range with ceramic hob, 2 ovens and a grill, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave and dining area
  • Utility area: with tumble dryer and storage
  • Wood burner (first basket of loges included)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 well-behaved dogs by arrangement
  • Large mature garden
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Beach 5 miles, shops 2 miles and pub/restaurant 1.5 miles
  • TV/DVD and hi-fi in lounge

This 18th-century detached house is situated near the Moray coast, which is well known for its long sandy beaches, wildlife watching and dolphin spotting. To up your chances of seeing some of the resident bottlenose dolphins, take a trip 18 miles up the coast to the Scottish Dolphin Centre which offers free entry and the chance to learn all about the local sea life.

The nearby seaside town of Lossiemouth (6 miles) is often referred to as 'the jewel of the Moray Firth' and features miles of beaches and dunes. Keen golfers will find themselves well placed as there are seven courses to choose from within a 10-mile radius.

Elgin is a destination on the Malt Whisky trail so why not take a stroll just 2 miles up the road (and perhaps a taxi back!) to sample some fine drams at the local distilleries. For some medieval history, the ruins of Elgin Cathedral and nearby Spynie Palace are great fun to explore.

If you fancy a day trip for some city culture, then it usually takes less than an hour to drive the 35 miles to Inverness and from there, it's just 15 miles further to do some monster hunting at Loch Ness!

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ruth 9th August 2019

We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location of The Old Farm House. It was fairly easy to find on the first day. Lots to do round about, beautiful beaches, Elgin is a good sized town with plenty of shops and cafes, and a lovely park to walk in.

Reviewed by Andrea 13th July 2019

Very nice house located between beautiful beaches, forests and the highlands.

Reviewed by Heather 22nd June 2019

We loved the cottage and were delighted when we walked in. It is pretty, quirky, well furnished, comfortable and clean. The quietness of the area was lovely. Very secluded but without being shut in. We were blessed with a lovely fresh cream and strawberry cake in the fridge on our arrival! , as well as some oatcakes, chocolates, coffee and tea and Read morefresh flowers from the garden.There is also so much to do and enjoy in the area. Lots of leaflets in the house. We would definitely go back. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 12th April 2019

This is a beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting. We stayed a week and enjoyed exploring the local area. Highlights included Brodie Castle, Spey Bay and Lochindorb. We were also lucky enough to see hares in the field everyday and a host of wildlife around the cottage. A very relaxing stay in a well furnished and comfortable cottage. And a tasty cRead moreake from our host on arrival!! Hide

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Afternoon tea in the garden
View to the property from the garden
Relax by the cosy log burner
Relax in the comfy lounge after a day out exploring
Enjoy cooking an evening meal on the Rangemaster
Enjoy afternoon tea
Spacious kitchen/diner
Dining area
Spacious king-size bedroom
Pretty king-size bed
Twin bedrooom with garden views
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Location

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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.

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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