Moray Firth Coast Luxury Family Holiday Home with Outstanding Views

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Last updated: 11/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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


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Property Type

  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    children's books and soft toys provided, plastic/melamine plates and mugs provided, high chair, stroller, travel cot, large grassed area of garden...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    well behaved dogs [2] ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 5: 2 child bed


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Daybed available as 2 single/ 1 double , Cot available -ask...moreless

  • 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


  • Books:

    good supply of fiction, non fiction, children s books, cookery books...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    selection of board/card games, garden quoits and croquet...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Personal Dining services Moray a small, bespoke, professional Catering Business, based in Elgin -for that special event,contact 07875453917

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    working fireplaces in lounge, dining room and snug...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    oil fired central heating included...moreless

  • Internet:

    BT wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    2 gravelled parking areas...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    white towels plus beach towels...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    tumble dryer plus outdoor washing line...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils:

    good range of pots and pans, utensils and baking trays...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    extensive range of utensils, baking equipment/trays ,Crockery/ cutlery sufficient for 12 ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    chest freezer...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    fitted kitchen with electric oven/hob, microwave, smeg fridge, dishwasher, kenwood chef and blender Separate AGA kitchen /breakfast room...moreless


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

Property Descriptor

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
early winter 2015
Nov 1 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay
£185 £200
Fri, Sat, Sun
Christmas/New Year 2015/16
Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2016
5 night min stay
Winter/EarlySpring 2016
Jan 8 - Mar 17, 2016
3 night min stay
£185 £200
Fri, Sat, Sun
Easter 2016
Mar 18 - Apr 1, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Spring/EarlySummer 2016
Apr 9 - Jun 23, 2016
3 night min stay
£195 £210
Fri, Sat, Sun
High Summer 2016
Jun 24 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
£185 £200
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit £250
  • Pet Fee £0
  • 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 OR SATURDAY 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:

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Last updated: 11/27/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Aviemore – Cairngorms
4 Miles
Nearest Beach

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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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Easter Kintrae from the fields

    Easter Kintrae from the fields

  • 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

  • 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

  • By the Front Door

    By the Front Door

  • 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

  • View over the Laich from Quarrywood

    View over the Laich from Quarrywood

  • Hopeman Caves

    Hopeman Caves

  • Two Legged Stack near Hopeman

    Two Legged Stack near Hopeman

  • Beneath the fruit trees

    Beneath the fruit trees

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