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“An idyllic cottage for the perfect break!”
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Dolphins in Moray Firth
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Elgin, Moray, Scotland

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GreenWell...
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“An idyllic cottage for the perfect break!”
Reviewed November 2, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

From ease of booking, clear and prompt communication with the owner, to the stay itself, we had a wonderfully peaceful break at Chelona Cottage.
The cottage is incredibly well equipped, clean and comfortable. The owner has thought of everything; including plenty of brochures and information about local amenities and places of interest. Decorated to a very high standard, the cottage provides a luxurious break in a beautiful part of Scotland. The cottage is warm and cosy; the wood burning stove a must at the end of a long walk along the nearby coastline.
With open land (a disused airfield and farm land) opposite the cottage, plus a large garden, this is an ideal choice for those with dogs. The only thing we could think of to improve the property (in view of dogs - and we'd assume for families with young children) would be to have a gate at the shortest part of the driveway to make the garden even more secure.
We would definitely recommend Chelona to others and hope to return in the springtime.

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Liked best: clean well equipped cottaage; good heating; high standard of decoration
Liked least: perhaps needs a gate on narrowest part of driveway; a bit far from shops & restaurants but we knew we'd need a car
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Nov 3, 2015
Many thanks for your review. Have been thinking about putting a gate across the driveway and a fence along the driveway also.
Ian
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Mrs Rosem...
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“Beautifully presented cottage in a great walking location”
Reviewed September 24, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Chelona is a lovely holiday rental cottage, very clean and kitted out with everything required to make a holiday great. Spey Bay with it's dolphin centre is minutes up the road, there is an abandoned WW2 airfield opposite, perfect for dog walking, and there are numerous local sights within easy reach. Thoroughly recommended.

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Liked best: Quiet location, great walks.
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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jenny684
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“We had a great stay, the large garden a real hit for family and our Spaniel!”
Reviewed August 15, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We enjoyed this rental property we were fortunate to get good weather to take advantage of the excellent beaches in the area. The house was well equipped and fitted almost all our needs. Only thing would have been a door between the kitchen and living space or a door between the living space and hall to keep our dog contained where we wanted her! Otherwise all worked well especially the BBQ area which we used three times in our week.

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Liked best: Garden
Liked least: Not enough doors!
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Doreen017...
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Somewhere I will be renting again”
Reviewed June 18, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I booked this cottage for my brother and his partner and am writing a review on their behalf' Chelona is a wonderful cottage set in a lovely area with so many places of interest on your doorstep.
The cottage was immaculate and was well equipped. I will definitely return for another visit.
A big thankyou to Ian the owner of the cottage

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Liked best: The location and comfort
Liked least: Liked everything
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
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DinkyDavr...
Scotland
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42 reviews
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“Fabulous cottage”
Reviewed April 14, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

I'd thoroughly recommend this cottage. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. I'd say the photos don't do it justice. It's a lovely mixture of traditional and modern. It is very cosy and welcoming. It also has a huge garden with seating. It's very well placed for sea, city or surrounding countryside. The owner, Ian, was very obliging with his flexibility on time. He kindly left flowers, biscuits and tea/coffee. It was nice to know he was always at the end of a text but was completely unobtrusive. This is one of the best rentals we've stayed in and we definitely will return!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Hilda D
Perth australia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Bogmoor's Breath Taking Cottage”
Reviewed September 16, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We did not want to leave this fabulous cottage.
The owner Ian is a gem, everything was well thought out to make our stay comfortable.
Ian had the fridge stocked up with essentials for us.
We would never receive this excellent service in Australia.
We will hopefully return one day,and stay longer.
Thank-You Ian

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Stephan H
Cologne, Germany
1 review
“Amazing”
Reviewed September 5, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

we had an amazing time at Ian's place, and we are really thankful to Ian for having this opportunity, to use this place as a base for wonderful trips around in that area (lovely Beach at Lossiemouth, Noch Ness to mention just two). We stays with 2 kids for one week. The cottage is equipped with everything you need for a stay (from barbeque to dishwasher and and and). We didn't miss anything. More than enough places around to buy food and anything. The kids had fun playing football in the large garden in between. The cottage is really cosy with its rooms and of course the oven.
Thanks again Ian.
from all us 4 the best wishes
Stephan

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Liked best: Scotland
Liked least: weather...
Traveling group: Young Children
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