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Moray Firth Coast Luxury Family Holiday Home with Outstanding Views

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Last updated: 09/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Elgin farmhouse description

Built in the 1890's by the 1st Duke of Fife, Easter Kintrae House is now a much loved family home.
Kintrae, meaning edge of the tide, explains the position of this warm sandstone house, sitting on a small rise and commanding spectacular views across what was once a sea loch but is now an ocean of barley and wheat.
The Lounge and dining room have sandstone fireplaces -crafted from locally quarried stone.The snug, the small sitting room has the 2nd television, DVD and CD player and also a small fireplace.
You will then move through to the back of the house where the kitchens are divided into Aga kitchen, fitted kitchen and a laundry room. The 2nd shower room is also here.
Climbing from the front hall you pass the main bathroom to reach the 5 bedrooms -Two large doubles, 2 standard doubles, and 1 small room with children's bunks. A travelling cot is available on request and a double day bed will also be available in one of the large double bedrooms from Spring 2013
The 1st shower room is situated on the level of the bedrooms

The gardens: The gardens are divided into several areas- a small partially walled garden West of the dining room planted in lavender, spring bulbs and recently a peach tree [let's hope it survives]
To the front of the house is a large gravelled area - parking for several cars- surrounded by plantings of trees, shrubs, roses and perennials..
There is an outdoor Pizza oven/ Barbeque and additional kettle barbeque.
To the East lies a lawned garden with fruit trees- apple, plum, pear and wild cherry - the blossom is quite beautiful in the Spring. ,the grassy bank carpeted with snowdrops early in the year closely followed by daffodils and wild garlic beneath the cherries.
On the North West side of the House is a second gravelled parking area -catching the evening sun .
A newly developed/developing garden to the South East is planted in young trees and shrubs.
Herbs - fennel, rosemary, mint, marjoram........ are scattered liberally around.

Further detail of facilities: We provide crockery /glassware sufficient for 12 [plus childrens];-Wedgewood [cream] dinnerware [plates-dinner/side, bowls,cups saucers,egg cups ]- a good supply of wedgewood and other serving dishes also.Mugs for more than double the number of guests.Tea pot, Bodum coffee pot ,Wine glasses and tumblers Childrens melamine and plastic plates, bowls and cups.,serving Trays-These are stored mainly in the Pantry where there is also ample shelf space for food storage.
A good supply of kitchen utensils is provided also roasting tins,baking trays/cakepans,mixing bowls, pans /frying pans/steamer....
Good selection of cookery books
electric kettle, kenwood food mixer,electric blender,electric toaster,smeg fridge,dishwasher,electric oven and Aga,
The Laundry room has a washing machine, tumble drier and chest freezer ,a large double belfast sink and a free standing drying rack.
A decorated Christmas tree is provided in the lounge over the Festive Season.
Guest Feedback: A few entries from our Guest-book -
'This is a lovely house to bring in The New Year. We have had a Great holiday here.Lovely walks on the beach at Lossiemouth and Burghead. Had a meal at the Duffus Inn just down the road-Worth the visit '
......'One week in this old farmhouse has passed very quickly! it was very special to stay in a Scottish farm which is very different from the farmhouses in Germany where we live.- We also enjoyed the beautiful landcape of Moray'.....
'We came as a base for the Wedding of our daughter.We couldn't have wished for a better location- The House has been used for large family parties and been much admired by everyone -Thankyou for the use of Your beautiful home'..........
'Fantastic house -Beautiful furniture and outstanding fireplaces'..
'Thankyou ,Thankyou for a great stay -We LOVE your house '....
'Thankyou for welcoming us so well ,with such a nice smile. The house is wonderful a genuine family home- it was the heart for our visit in Scotland

Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 3: 1 double


              • Bedroom 5: 2 child bed


              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

                Cot available on request ...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 double


              • Views from all bedrooms across the surrounding countryside -the two large doubles have views towards the ruins of Duffus Castle A travel cot is available on request New for 2013 a double day bed will be available in one large double room in addition to the existing bed. High quality cotton bedlinen and towels are provided....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub


              • Bathroom 2: shower


              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                Ground floor...moreless

              • We supply soaps and shampoo from the Arran Aromatics range. Our lovely white towels are for use in the bathrroms - we supply beach/swimming towels also....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 6 miles from RAF Lossiemouth thus some aircraft noise is possible


                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games
                  • Television
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player


                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Cinemas
                  • Pond
                  • Zoo
                  • Ruins
                  • Caves

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Rafting
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Room
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Iron & Board
                          • Living Room
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Parking
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided


                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                          • Grill
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave


                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Barbecue
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Outdoor Furniture

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached


                              Write a review 5
                              from 4 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Late summer/Autumn 2014
                              Sep 6 - Nov 1, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              £175 £200
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              Early Winter 2014
                              Nov 2 - Dec 20, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              £150 £175
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              Christmas/New Year 2014
                              Dec 21 - Jan 7, 2015
                              6 night min stay
                              Winter/EarlySpring 2015
                              Jan 8 - Mar 26, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              Easter 2015
                              Mar 27 - Apr 9, 2015
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Friday

                              spring/early summer 2015
                              Apr 10 - Jun 25, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              £180 £210
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              High Summer 2015
                              Jun 26 - Sep 5, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              Late Summer/early Autumn2015
                              Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              £180 £210
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              Christmas/New Year 2015/16
                              Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              My Standard Rate
                              4 night min stay
                              £220 £220
                              Fri, Sat, Sun

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Pet Fee £15
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit £250
                              • Taxes Not included


                              A deposit of 25% of rental is required in order to secure the booking

                              The remaining 75% plus £250 refundable security deposit is due 30 days before arrival

                              Changeover day in High and Peak season is FRIDAY unless otherwise stated/

                              . we may be unable to accept booking requests made within 7 days of proposed arrival date any last minute bookings accepted must be paid by credit/debit card

                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                              Last updated: 09/21/2014
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                              30 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              4 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              4 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              50 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Aviemore – Cairngorms
                              4 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant

                              Car: Necessary

                              Situated in the fertile farmland of the Laich of Moray, close to the stunning sandy beaches at Hopeman, Lossiemouth, Burghead and Findhorn ,Easter Kintrae House [Farmhouse] is ideally placed to access all that the Moray Firth has to offer - water sports enthusiasts head to Findhorn or further afield to Lochinsh, fishing on Spey and Findhorn rivers, skiing, climbing and hill walking in the Cairngorm National Park, miles of woodland and river walking trails e.g. The Speyside Way,Quarrel wood;.Dolphin watching, Distillery tours on the whisky trail, splendid Scottish Castles e.g. Ballindalloch, Brodie, Cawdor, historic monuments e.g. Elgin Cathedral Spynie Palace and Duffus Castle.

                              The Historic City of Elgin lies 3 miles to the south east- here the Moray Leisure Centre provides facilities including swimming pool, skating rink, health and wellness suite.

                              Local Retail Therapy opportunities include the famous Johnstons of Elgin [Cashmere/ Woolen Mill]

                              Gordonstoun School is 2 miles away..

                              Other Activities: Bottlenose dolphin watching ,whisky trail -distillery tours and Speyside Whisky Festival,

                              Golf: There are a total of 17 golf courses in Morayshire. These are split across several towns, most notably Aberlour, Ballindalloch, Buckie, Elgin, Fochabers, Forres, Grantown-on-Spey, Lossiemouth

                              Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth has Two 18 hole links courses -the old course is considered one of the finest links courses in Scotland

                              ' Moray Firth Golf ' provides an online reservation service for Elgin, Lossiemouth[Moray] , Nairn Dunbar, Forres, Grantown on Spey and Hopeman Golf clubs.

                              Ski: Aviemore ski resort is 50 miles from Easter Kintrae House -skiing/ lifts /summer programme operated by the Cairngorm mountain company

                              The Lecht ski centre [more suited to beginners and families] is also 50 miles.


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                              Speaks: english

                              Guestbook comments from the owner

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                              • Easter Kintrae from the fields

                                Easter Kintrae from the fields

                              • By the Front Door

                                By the Front Door

                              • In the Garden

                                In the Garden

                              • The Christmas Tree

                                The Christmas Tree

                              • The snug

                                The snug

                              • The Aga kitchen

                                The Aga kitchen

                              • Large double bedroom

                                Large double bedroom

                              • Double bedroom

                                Double bedroom

                              • Recently refurbished shower room

                                Recently refurbished shower room

                              • Hopeman Caves

                                Hopeman Caves

                              • Two Legged Stack near Hopeman

                                Two Legged Stack near Hopeman

                              • Beneath the fruit trees

                                Beneath the fruit trees

                              • Detail of the garden

                                Detail of the garden

                              • Outdoor Living

                                Outdoor Living

                              • The Dining Room

                                The Dining Room

                              • The fitted kitchen

                                The fitted kitchen

                              • Double Bedroom

                                Double Bedroom

                              • Large double bedroom

                                Large double bedroom

                              • Children's bunks room

                                Children's bunks room

                              • Duffus Castle -  across the fields

                                Duffus Castle - across the fields

                              • Coastal Walk from Hopeman to Lossiemouth

                                Coastal Walk from Hopeman to Lossiemouth

                              • Covesea Lighthouse from Lossiemouth West Beach

                                Covesea Lighthouse from Lossiemouth West Beach

                              • Easter Kintrae from the Tappoch Hill

                                Easter Kintrae from the Tappoch Hill

                              £150 - £220 per night (GBP)

                              5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              View calendar: Updated 09/21/14
                              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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