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The Lodge

Character cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside
5.0 of 5 bubbles
35 reviews
Character cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside
The Lodge at the gates of Duffus House
Cosy sitting room with beautiful open fire
Serene master bedroom
Bright single bedroom
Well equipped kitchen
Lawn at side of property
Large enclosed garden ideal for BBQs and relaxing with a glass of wine on a summer's evening
Spacious garden surrounded by woodland and fields
Iconic Lossiemouth beach just 5 miles away
Colourful beach huts at Hopeman beach
Railway path at Cummingston - leads from Burghead to Lossiemouth - fantastic clifftop walk!
Tranquil Findhorn bay in historic village
Sunset at Duffus Castle - just 5 minutes from The Lodge
Eglin Cathedral from the Cooper Park, Elgin
View of Clasach cove
Iconic bridge to beach at Lossiemouth
Hopeman Harbour
Having a bale of a time!
Lossiemouth Golf Course
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Elgin, Moray, Scotland
The Lodge is a traditional stone Victorian lodge house nestled at the gates to Duffus House on Duffus Estate. Perfect for couples or small families, this cosy, single story property is the ideal hideaway to escape from it all. This characterful gate lodge boasts a lovely restored Victorian wrought iron fireplace - ideal for cosy evenings in, original floor boards and flagstones. The sitting room and double bedroom have been redecorated complete with new carpets and curtains for 2014. There is a private garden with BBQ and garden furniture - perfect for those long, light summer evenings we are so lucky to have in Moray.<BR><BR>The Lodge is surrounded by fields and woodland which makes it extremely tranquil. Duffus Estate has a network of paths, many of which can be accessed directly from the Lodge. Whilst you are out you m... Read more
About the Owner, Caroline D
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 99 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #HL117880
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5 of 5 bubbles Excellent - based on 35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in April 2017

Brilliant location for visiting the Moray coast. The welcome pack of rolls, jam, milk, local beer etc was a great idea and much appreciated. Large spacious dog friendly accommodation, with good garden space. Easy to find and close to great selection of Forestry Commission woods. Would definitely recommend and will be back ourselves.

Management response:

Thanks for writing us a review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the welcome pack - we try to give our guests a wee 'taste of Moray'. We'd be delighted to welcome you back anytime.


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Management response:

So glad you enjoyed your pre-Christmas break. We'd be delighted to welcome you and Barney back in the future.


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Management response:

Hi, I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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31 Mar 2017 -
29 Jun 2017
2 nights
30 Jun 2017 -
31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 -
2 Nov 2017
2 nights
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Payment by cheque, bank transfer or credit card online
Friday/Sat changeover days although flexible for shorter breaks and different changeover days depending on the time of year.
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About the neighbourhood
Set in the heart of Morayshire, the area has the best of both worlds. Within minutes of many glorious sandy and quiet beaches such as Covesea and Roseisle or just a short drive from the Cairgorms with their rugged mountains, glens and rivers. <BR><BR>There is a plethora of historic sites to visit including the nearby St Peter's Kirk and Duffus Castle as well as Brodie Castle, the famous Fort George and Spynie Palace to name a few. Feeling active - then there are numerous golf courses suitable for all abilities, the Elgin leisure centre with swimming pool and ice rink, sailing in Findhorn or fishing on the Spey. <BR><BR>Feeling indulgent - then head to the hills and taste some magical Speyside malt Whisky at some of the world's finest distilleries such as Gle... more
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How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 55.0 km
Railway: Elgin: 8.0 km
From Inverness Airport, follow signs for the A96 (Elgin/Aberdeen). Once on the A96, continue for 35 km until you enter outskirts of Elgin. Continue over the 1st roundabout, take a left at the next followed by a right at the Tesco roundabout. At the next roundabout (Halfords) take a left. Follow for about 1.0km before taking a left signposted B9012 Hopeman, after 0.5km take a right by the Costcutter shop. Follow road for approximately 6 km - along the way you will turn down a long hill which then bends to the left and then to the right onto a long straight. As you approach the village of Duffus, on the crest of a small hill turn right through the stone gates (topped with lions) signed Duffus House. The Lodge is immediately on your left. If you reach the village you have gone too far!<BR... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.5 km.
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