MORAY FIRTH COAST LUXURY FAMILY HOLIDAY HOME WITH OUTSTANDING VIEWS

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Jane Moules Jones

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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MORAY FIRTH COAST LUXURY FAMILY HOLIDAY HOME WITH OUTSTANDING VIEWS

Elgin Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Spacious farmhouse accommodation 5 minutes drive from both beach and Elgin City

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.

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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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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jane Moules Jones

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Moray Firth Coast Luxury family holiday home with outstanding views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Moray Firth Coast Luxury family holiday home with outstanding views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858899
Elgin Moray
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
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Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We traveled from Chicago to Elgin, Scotland for a wedding. We always like to do VRBO whenever possible as we like to have a kitchen and more space than a hotel room. We have stayed in many places all over the world and Easter Kintrae is FANTASTIC! The house is gorgeous and has all the necessary amenities. It's only a 10 minute drive into town. We saw so many pheasants which was a real treat. The owner and her parents (who live near by) are very friendly and helpful. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Moray Firth Coast Luxury family holiday home with outstanding views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858899
Elgin Moray
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Home from Home

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying in a house as characterful and comfortable as Easter Kintrae - it really was a home from home. Your attention to detail in all aspects from crockery to bedlinen and lovely furniture, is really extrordinary, and we wanted for nothing. Thank you very much indeed. Needless to say we also greatly enjoyed exploring the area properly
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Moray Firth Coast Luxury family holiday home with outstanding views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858899
Elgin Moray
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Christmas /New year 2011/2012

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
Thank you for letting us stay at Easter Kintrae, we had a fantastic time, we would love to go back. We went to the Lecht on the 31st, there was enough snow for a bit of sledging
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Moray Firth Coast Luxury family holiday home with outstanding views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858899
Elgin Moray
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Had a great time

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed our stay very much and had a great time. The kids loved the fantastic local beaches
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Moray Firth Coast Luxury family holiday home with outstanding views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858899
Elgin Moray
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"Ein wunderschönes Haus!!!"

"Ein wunderschönes Haus!!!"
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Wir waren schlicht begeistert! Ein Haus mit Charme und Seele...
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Elgin
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Hopeman
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Elgin
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Aviemore – Cairngorms
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hopeman
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Elgin
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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Availability & Rates

Elgin Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring/early summer 2014
Mar 29 2014 - Jun 26 2014
£175
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,150
3 nights
 
 
High Summer 2014
Jun 27 2014 - Sep 5 2014
£1,295
7 nights
 
 
Late summer/Autumn 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 1 2014
£175
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,150
3 nights
 
 
Early Winter 2014
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 20 2014
£150
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£945
3 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2014
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 6 2015
£1,540
7 nights
 
 
Winter/EarlySpring 2015
Jan 7 2015 - Mar 26 2015
£175
£1,000
4 nights
 
 
Easter 2015
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 9 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
£1,200
7 nights
 
 
spring/early summer 2015
Apr 10 2015 - Jun 25 2015
£180
£210
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,200
4 nights
 
 
High Summer 2015
Jun 26 2015 - Sep 5 2015
£1,295
7 nights
 
 
Late Summer/early Autumn2015
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 31 2015
£180
£210
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,200
4 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2015/16
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
£1,540
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£220
£220
Fri,Sat,Sun
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £250.00
Pet Fee £15.00
Notes 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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Amenities

Elgin Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Firewood
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Shampoo
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Internet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ground floor
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 child bed , Bunks
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Cot available on request
    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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Books for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • library
  • playground
  • bay/sound
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting small game
  • surfing
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • equestrian events
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • skiing
Notes:
6 miles from RAF Lossiemouth thus some aircraft noise is possible
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