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Gorgeous Cottage. golf, cycling, horse-riding, distilleries, castles, walking...

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,270 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Large 2.5 bedroom cottage, sleeps 5, close to Brodie, Nairn Findhorn and Culbin

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting with a large, colourful garden. Unadulterated views to the north, woods to the west, fields to the east. Set between Brodie Castle and Culbin Forest, Kennel Road Cottage is truly a haven for relaxation. 5 miles from Nairn and Forres, 10 miles from Findhorn and 20 miles from Inverness, the cottage is perfect for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, golfers, motorcyclists or anyone wanting to relax, explore the history of this lovely area, castles and distilleries, or just enjoy the truly spectacular scenery.

If you are interested in bringing your horse and enjoying the outstanding hacking and other facilities in the area, please read the specific section on "Holidays with your Horses" below.

If you catch the right night, you can sit in the living room with the wood-burning stove on, glass of wine in hand, and watch the Northern Lights dance across the skies through the floor-to-ceiling gable-end windows.

Newly renovated, the surprisingly spacious accommodation housed in a lovely combination of your classic old But'n'Ben cottage and a bright extension comprises:

- modern, fully-equipped dining kitchen

- bright living room with a cathedral ceiling, gable-end windows floor to ceiling and a wood burning stove

- utility room with washing machine

- bathroom

- neuk room for some quiet time or use as a 3rd bedroom

- Bedroom 1 - a double bedroom with patio door to the garden

- Bedroom 2 - a bedroom that can either be 2 single beds or a super-king , just let us know in advance

The garden is large and colourful and has a gate into the woods.

Wifi, TV/DVD and bluetooth speaker.

The cottage is situated truly in a mecca for outdoor pursuits - walking, cycling, riding, sailing and golf . For those who want to relax there is an abundance of places to visit, interesting shopping experiences, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

​The area is equally suited for families with children, couples and elderly people.

The list below is a sample of the many things in the vicinity.


Brodie Castle (10 mins walk)

Cawdor Castle (15 mins drive)

Duffus Castle (25 mins drive)

Culloden Battlefield (30 mins drive)

and many others ......Kinloss Abbey, Elgin Cathedral, Falconer Museum (Forres), Nairn Museum, Elgin Museum, Findhorn Ice House, Burghead Fort...............

Golf Courses:

(There are many golf courses within 30 mins - 1 hour from the cottage. A complete list of golf courses in Moray can be seen here Some of the most local are:

Forres (10 mins drive)

Nairn (10 mins drive)

Grantown-on-Spey (25 mins drive)

Lossiemouth (20 mins drive)

Outdoor pursuits:

Dava Way (walking or cycling)

Moray Coastal Trail (walking or cycling)

Nairn and Forres walks

Sustrans Route 1 (cycling) (right outside gate)

Ace Adventure White water rafting (8.5 miles)

Dolphin watching by boat (10 miles) or on land at Chanonry Point

Sailing (10 miles)

Excellent visitor locations

Logie Steading

Findhorn Village

We are located in the middle of the malt whisky trail and have several distilleries within a few miles

Holidays with your horses!

This area is horse-heaven! Ride out of the field into the woods, cross 1 small road and you are in thousands of acres of Culbin Forest.

​Wide-tracks, narrow-tracks, grassy-tracks, sandy-tracks a long hack through Culbin to miles of wide-open deserted beaches.

Nairn beach, 5 miles and Roseisle (12 miles) for wonderful forest and beach rides, Darnaway Forest (2 miles) recently likened by a guest as riding "in Narnia". Use the cross-country course at Burgie Eventing Centre (9 miles).

​We can help you arrange a complete itinerary with a taste of everything, such as using the cross-country course at Burgie, guided rides through the forest, private lessons with a wonderful local instructor. For those days you might not want to ride, take a look at some of the many other activities in the area or just relax, read a book, have a glass of wine and listen to the birds.

Horse Accommodation

We offer individual or group turnout, whatever is best for you and your horse at Muirside Farm. The farm is about 500m down the road from the cottage. There is ample space for trailer/lorry parking.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Lorna

L runs a retirement livery just 500m down the road from the cottage and B works from home as an architect. The cottage was renovated to B's exacting high standards and features many articles that he has designed and created himself.

Lorna purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Lorna chose Forres

We have always loved this cottage. It is a beautiful example of a sensitively extended old cottage.


Forres Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1270 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Lovely bright bedroom with a patio door to the garden.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds that convert to a super king (request in adv)
    Study/Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Quirky room with 2 doors. Ideal for a 3rd child/extra adult
  • Cosy cottage bedrooms. In Bedroom 2 the 2 single beds are "Zip'n'link" so convert to a super-king. Bedroom 3/Study is a good sized room with a single bed and a chest of drawers. Guests should note that you go through this room to go from the main living accommodation to the other bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Kennel Road Cottage has amazing access to so many opportunities. It is on the Sustrans route so fantastic for cycling. With a horse you can access Culbin Forest and the many thousands of acres of hacking, without going on a road. For children, the garden is large and the gate into the woods (which I have rarely met another person in) allows them to play for hours. For the history buff, the cottage is walking distance from Brodie Castle, centrally located for castles, museums and only a few minutes from Macbeth's Hillock. For shopping, it is walking distance from the wonderful Brodie Countryfare, 15 minutes from Logie Steading and 7 minutes from both Nairn and Forres. Plenty opportunity for various cafes. If you just want to relax and read a book, the living room has wonderful cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows facing North across farmland towards the hills and a wood burning stove - what more can a body ask for!


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  • 5 of 5

lovely cottage. very peaceful and quiet. owner very welcoming and friendly. hope to be back in the future

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David. We are so glad that you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the cottage. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Lorna
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Inverness Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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