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Moray Firth Coast Luxury family holiday home with outstanding views

Elgin, Moray, UK
  • Farmhouse
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

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

Owner

Jane and Roy Llywelyn Moules - Jones

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Daybed available as 2 single/ 1 double , Cot available -ask
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double
      • Bedroom 5
        2 child bed, Bunks
      • 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 a double day bed is available in one large double room in addition to the existing bed. High quality cotton bedlinen and towels are provided.

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub
      • Bathroom 2
        shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Ground floor
      • We supply Scottish Handmade soaps and shampoo from Arran Aromatics, the Highland soap company and the Shetland soap company . Our lovely white towels are for use in the bathrroms - we supply beach/swimming towels also.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural

          Theme

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

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      oil fired central heating included
                    • Internet
                      BT wireless internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Fireplace
                      working fireplaces in lounge, dining room and snug
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      2 gravelled parking areas
                    • Shampoo
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      white towels plus beach towels
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      tumble dryer plus outdoor washing line
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          good range of pots and pans, utensils and baking trays
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          extensive range of utensils, baking equipment/trays ,Crockery/ cutlery sufficient for 12
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          chest freezer
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Cafetieres
                        • Kitchen
                          fitted kitchen with electric oven/hob, microwave, smeg fridge, dishwasher, kenwood chef and blender Separate AGA kitchen /breakfast room
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          electric oven plus AGA
                        • Refrigerator
                          Smeg larder fridge
                        • Stove
                          electric and AGA
                        • Toaster
                          electric

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Personal Dining services Moray a small, bespoke, professional Catering Business, based in Elgin -for that special event,contact pdsmoray@aol.co.uk 07875453917 www.personal-dining-services-moray.co.uk
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 10 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  good supply of fiction, non fiction, children s books, cookery books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  selection of board/card games, garden quoits and croquet
                                • Radio
                                • Stereo
                                  Ipod docking station
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  soft toys

                                  Outside

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

                                      Suitability

                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Attractions

                                            • marina
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • whitewater rafting
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          Notes

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

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              10 Reviews

                                                              Wonderful4.9/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful house that catered easily for our family.

                                                              Steve E.Forres

                                                              Very well equipped house that caters for 8 adults and 2 children. Always warm.

                                                              Absolutely beautiful

                                                              Linda C.Niagara on the Lake

                                                              We loved our time at this lovely property. I knew by the pictures I would love it but when you arrive and actually see this home it is amazing. Meeting Linda at the home and her showing us around was lovely. I would stay here again. Thank you for sharing your lovely home.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Many Thanks for staying with us - so delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much - We will hope to welcome you again on some future date!

                                                              Lovely warm home

                                                              Jennine R.

                                                              Well stocked home ideal for family stay. Wanted for nothing. Location has a rural feel but is really close to everything you need. Would definitely stay again.

                                                              Lovely family home

                                                              Margaret K.

                                                              Great for our family celebration. Plenty of room (rooms!) for the kids to run around and play - and for the adults to have peace and quiet.

                                                              Wonderful house in a great location.

                                                              This is the second time we have stayed in the house and it was fantastic. The house is very spacious and warm, and exactly what you want over the festive period. The owners are very welcoming. We would not hesitate to book it again.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              ...and we will be delighted to welcome you again - always a pleasure!

                                                              Wonderful house

                                                              We stayed in Easter Kintrae Farmhouse for five days over the New Year period. The house was wonderful, very warm and clean and the perfect place to recharge our batteries. It is in a great location with Elgin only a few minutes away and beautiful coastal walks just to the north. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be back.

                                                              Location

                                                              Elgin, Moray, UK

                                                              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.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              $352

                                                              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

                                                              $266avg/night
                                                              10 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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