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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
  • Elgin only 2 miles away with a good selection of shops, pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities
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.

  • 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
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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!

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Gillian 10th June 2022

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We had a wonderful stay at this very spacious and comfortable cottage. It was spotless and just like home with comfortable beds and great power shower. The large enclosed garden was perfect for the children and the quiet location was lovely. The welcome pack was great and hosts were friendly and very helpful. Would stay again!

Reviewed by Graham 29th April 2022

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Such a quiet tranquil location and with everything you could possibly require in it , I would certainly recommend it and visit again , a lovely welcome pack of mostly local sought produce was an added bonus .

Reviewed by Lynn 22nd April 2022

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Spotles, well equipped cottage in peaceful location. Fantastic welcome pack.

Reviewed by Julia 27th March 2022

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Lovely warm cottage, very helpful owners, everything that is needed. Good location for seeing places in Moray and further afield.

Reviewed by Jane 18th March 2022

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Lovely cottage clean and comfy well equipped would book again

Reviewed by Pauline 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Trish 29th October 2021

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Reviewed by Shona 22nd October 2021

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A wonderful cottage which was spotlessly clean . My daughter took ill and had to go to hospital on our first night there . I phoned owner the next day to request a heater as we were cold when we returned , he immediately came down with said heater and ensured the heating was on constantly for us . He even offered me an extra night free which was veRead morery thoughtful . I would highly recommend this cottage and it was great for our dog too . The welcome goodies were much appreciated . We will be back Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Gabriela 3rd September 2021

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Brilliant location and a beautiful building - very specious, big rooms and additional toilet upstairs was a bonus. Kitchen equipment for self catering perfect! Welcome gifts and a letter - very nice touch. There was an additional storage for bikes.

Reviewed by Ruth 30th July 2021

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Lovely comfortable house with very good WiFi. Quiet location, lots of birds and hares to watch. Good golf courses in the area.

Reviewed by Sandra 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by John 9th July 2021

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Lovely welcome pack & flowers on arrival with good quality linen & towels. Very quiet relaxing place to stay in the countryside. Dog friendly although garden not dog proof. Lots of wildlife around. Good location to explore the area.

Reviewed by Linda 25th June 2021

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Absolutely delightful property. Suited us brilliantly. Thankyou for a memorable stay

Reviewed by Philip 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Lynn 11th June 2021

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The property was spotless and very comfortable. Good quality bedding and a lovely welcome pack. We would definitely return to the property.

Reviewed by Margo 4th June 2021

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Lovely spacious cottage in a perfect location for visiting the surrounding Moray countryside. The whole cottage was furnished to a high level which has often not been our experience for dog friendly accommodation! In addition a very comfortable bed ensured a good night's sleep. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed the peaceful garden which waRead mores enclosed ensuring our dog did not wander off. It was lovely to see pheasants and hares just wandering around the neighbouring fields. Relaxing break Hide

Reviewed by Sam 31st May 2021

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Wonderful location - perfect for us and our two young children. Close to some stunning woodland, beaches and castles. Beautifully decorated and extremely clean.

Reviewed by Stuart 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Steve 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Judith 25th September 2020

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Lovely cottage in a nice quiet location. Some beautiful walks in forests and beaches in the local area.

Reviewed by A 4th September 2020

Clean and warm, the property grew on us and we had a great three weeks. Very quiet location and kitchen equipment very good. We found the sofa and arm chair springs rather soft and a struggle to get off, but that was a minor problem. Good walks in woods close by and beaches within 15min drive. Getting hot food out a problem with covid as we could rRead morearely book ahead. Hide

Reviewed by Heather 28th August 2020

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This property was lovely. It was warm and cosy, but still with plenty of space, good facilities, lovely bedding and towels. It is ideally situated in a quiet rural setting and ideal for exploring Morayshire, both inland and the coast.

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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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