Elgin Cottage Rental Photos and Description
4 bedroom cottage, sleeps 8, quiet rural location. Hot tub in garden
Birchbrae enjoys a quiet rural location, 5 miles from the town of Keith. It is set in 1 acre of natural woodland, overlooking open countryside. An ideal base for exploring the local towns and charming fishing villages or enjoying the great outdoors with excellent walking and cycling.
Birchbrae enjoys a quiet rural location, set in 1 acre of natural woodland, overlooking open countryside. It offers spacious accommodation for 8 persons in 2 king size bedrooms ( 1 ensuite) and 2 twin bedded rooms. 2 Cots, 2 stair gates and 2 high chairs are available. Ample parking for up to 6 cars. The property has oil-fired central heating and an open log fire in the lounge. All fuel, bedding and towels are provided free of charge. It has a fully equipped dining kitchen with range cooker, microwave and dishwasher. The large garden has ample parking and has an 8 person hot tub.
Birchbrae is set in the heart of Speyside and surrounded by famous whisky distilleries, castles and historic monuments. It is the ideal base for exploring charming fishing villages, highland towns and villages, or enjoying the great outdoors with excellent walking and cycling trails. Some of Scotland’s finest links golf courses and scenic inland courses are nearby.
The River Spey is only 2 miles away where the best salmon beats are available. Trout fisheries are also nearby. The nearby towns of Elgin and Keith offer good shopping and entertainment whilst the cities of Aberdeen and Inverness are within reasonable traveling distance. The Lecht and Aviemore Ski areas are within an hour’s drive. Horse riding, dolphin watching and country sports are available locally. Recently a number of excellent off road mountain biking trails have been opened. The cottage sits 1 mile from these trails and are easily accessed for all ages and abilities from novice to serious off road lovers.
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
- non smoking only
About Suzanne & Dougie McIntyre
We both moved to Moray for work reasons originally and then realised the beauty of living in the area. The people are very friendly and welcoming and there is a wide range of activities and facilities in the area. We originally lived in the historic fishing village of Burghead until we commenced building Birchbrae in 1999 ourselves. Work brought us back to Glasgow however we don't intend to let go of Birchbrae and very much miss living there full time.
Suzanne & Dougie McIntyre purchased this cottage in 1999
Why Suzanne & Dougie McIntyre chose Elgin
Our heart is in Moray. The pace of life in Moray is fantastic. Within a few minutes you can be walking along golden sands, or lovely forests or do lunch and shopping in the heart of Elgin. Birchbrae is ideal for commuting to the main towns whilst living in the peace and quiet on the edge of a forest. Most fishing villages, towns, places of interest are within 20 - 60 mins drive from the cottage. The cottage itself is close to Ben Aigan, the monster mountain bike trails and the Speyside Way.
What makes this cottage unique
Our 1 acre garden is mostly forest with garden to the front. The cottage overlooks fields and to the forest covered hills towards Elgin. The sunsets are fantastic. The best thing to do on a sparkling clear frosty night is to sit in the toasty warm outdoor hot tub, watching the stars. Enjoy the rest of the evening at the log fire. After a days site seeing relax with your favourite tipple at the kitchen table while someone else makes dinner or enjoy a summers evening walk watching for deer and other wildlife on the farm track. The kids love playing in the garden building dens in the woods or checking out wildlife.