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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Elgin, Moray, Scotland

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05132015
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic once again”
Reviewed April 5, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Second time of staying at Chelona and cannot fault it in fact it has got even better with the large garden having a BBQ area under cover and a wonderful huge enclosed shower.Ian is a great owner leaving us with coffee,tea milk and a box of shortbread.After a 12 drive this was much needed.The fish and chip shop in Fochabars cannot be beaten it has even one awards.

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Coming home
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 6, 2016
Many thanks Mary. Always doing things to improve Chelona.
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EveyHendr...
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect for our small family and will be bringing a puppy next time!”
Reviewed January 14, 2016 for a stay in July 2015

We had a four night stay here during the summer holidays to visit family in Elgin. We usually stay in Burghead but since our usual place was booked we tried this place out. It was a delight. Lovely wee cottage in a lovely spot, close to the Spey Bay dolphin centre and with a nice garden for our five year old to run around in. We had a problem with the TV and Ian was quick to offer a replacement TV! We weren't bothered but I understand he has replaced it anyway. We also broke a cup by accident and left money to replace it which he was also quick to say was not necessary, he would have been happy just to have been notified. We now have a puppy and intend to bring her with us next time as this has become our new favourite place to stay when visiting family up there.

It was nice to have essentials in when we arrived so that we could make a cuppa. Next time we hope to get a barbeque going, the weather, sadly, was against us on this trip!

Thanks again and we'll definitely be back!

Traveling group: Young Children
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Mansonnic...
Fife, United Kingdom
1 review
“Chelona a peaceful gem”
Reviewed November 7, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Asa family we love staying in the chelona this was our fourth stay.It is perfect the cottage and has everything you desire and more . I would really recommend it to anyone, our puppy Ruby loves it to especially the wood burning stove ,Ian the owner has been very helpful and communication has been great when we've booked ,I only wish when we stay we could stay there forever that's how perfect it is, can't wait till we return thanks Ian you make visiting family alot easier by staying in your peaceful gem

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Management Response
Nov 8, 2015
Very many thanks Ian for your very nice review. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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GreenWell...
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“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...
1 review
“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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“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
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“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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