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The Lodge at the gates of Duffus House

Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cabin
The Lodge is a traditional stone Victorian lodge house nestled at the gates to Duffus House on Duffus Estate. Perfect for couples or small families, this cosy, single story property is the ideal hideaway to escape from it all. This characterful gate lodge boasts a beautiful wood burning stove - ideal for cosy evenings in, original floor boards and flagstones. There is a private garden with BBQ, fire bowl and garden furniture - perfect for those long, light summer evenings we are so lucky to have in Moray. The Lodge is surrounded by fields and woodland which makes it extremely tranquil. Duffus Estate has a network of paths, many of which can be accessed directly from the Lodge. Whilst you are out you may be lucky enough to spot some of our resident red squirrels, roe deer or even some ...The Lodge is a traditional stone Victorian lodge house nestled at the gates to Duffus House on Duffus Estate. Perfect for couples or small families, this cosy, single story property is the ideal hideaway to escape from it all. This characterful gate lodge boasts a beautiful wood burning stove - ideal for cosy evenings in, original floor boards and flagstones. There is a private garden with BBQ, fire bowl and garden furniture - perfect for those long, light summer evenings we are so lucky to have in Moray. The Lodge is surrounded by fields and woodland which makes it extremely tranquil. Duffus Estate has a network of paths, many of which can be accessed directly from the Lodge. Whilst you are out you may be lucky enough to spot some of our resident red squirrels, roe deer or even some of our abundant birdlife. The woods are also home to a host of wild flowers. Spring time is especially impressive due to the grand displays of snowdrops followed by daffodils and primroses. A short walk brings you to the village of Duffus which has a shop, post office and play park. Close by are the glorious beaches of the Moray Firth, golf courses, cliff top walks, the Speyside whisky trail - you really can be as energetic or relaxed as you wish.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
- Please remove outdoor shoes when in the house. - We kindly ask that dogs are kept out of the bedrooms, off all furniture and that any mess in the garden is cleared up before departure. - Please strip the bed and vacate the property by 10am to allow ample time for cleaning on the morning of departure
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Twin
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Caroline D
Hosting since January 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live locally and try to pop in if we see your car at the property to say 'hello'. We do both work full time, have a young family and run the Estate, so sometimes we might not make it round - please don't be offended! We are however, very happy to help, so if you need any information or have any questions about the house please do get in touch by phone or email and we will do our best to help.

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Reviews (62)
Hazel R
Hazel R
Haddington, United Kingdom1 contribution
Hidden Gem
Cannot fault Duffus Estate Holiday Cottage at all. We stayed in the Lodge it was spacious well equipped and good enclosed garden for our 3 Belgian Shepherds. Fab location for visiting surrounding towns Elgin/Lossiemouth and Nairn and loads of beaches. Caroline and Ed left a breakfast pack of rolls, oatcakes, milk, jam just to get started. I would highly recommend if you are looking for the perfect retreat
Visited September 2020
Written September 20, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caroline D
Caroline D
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Caroline
Written October 17, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

O Stefan
O Stefan
2 contributions
Great place and very helpful staff.
Highly recommend. Very quiet place with great surroundings and very helpful staff. Thanks again Luca for helping us with the padlock and for looking after me.
Visited June 2020
Written June 17, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GrandTour46420562147
GrandTour46420562147
2 contributions
Cosy lodge
The lodge is in an ideal location as we were visiting relatives who live in Elgin. It was very warm and cosy, the welcome pack of rolls, jam,oatcakes, biscuits, milk and eggs was appreciated. The lodge had everything we could have possibly needed. We would definitely stay again, perhaps in the summer months next time.
Visited December 2019
Written December 15, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caroline D
Caroline D
I'm delighted to read you enjoyed your stay and the welcome basket. We would be delighted to welcome you back any time. Best wishes Caroline
Written January 8, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Odyssey65981910456
Odyssey65981910456
1 contribution
A delightful little lodge, equipped to a very high standard, with many lovely little extras.
Great location for touring the Moray Coastal route. The lodge and grounds have been very thoughtfully set up to meet the needs of traveller and dog. I particularly appreciated enclosed garden, woodland walks and path to village, wood burner, standard of decor, cleanliness.
Visited May 2019
Written May 6, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caroline D
Caroline D
Lovely read that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay. Best wishes Caroline
Written May 20, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tobermorylover
Tobermorylover
Dumfries, United Kingdom1 contribution
Gorgeous pet friendly lodge in beautiful location.
Beautiful lodge set within the Duffus Estate with the added benefit of an enclosed garden which our two dogs loved. We enjoyed the log burner for cosy evenings. The lodge was well equipped with everything we could possible need. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well. Loved the Duvet! The welcome pack on arrival of milk, shortbread, jam, rolls and fresh free range eggs were much appreciated. We will definitely return. Thank you.
Visited April 2019
Written April 30, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caroline D
Caroline D
Thanks for your lovely review. We looking forward to welcoming you and your beautiful dogs back again soon. Best wishes Caroline
Written May 20, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AldoStirling
AldoStirling
2 contributions
Perfect dog friendly cottage
Spent four nights here and wished it had been much longer. The welcome pack with milk, shortbread, rolls, jam and eggs was exceptional ..definitely one of the best we've had. Cottage was very well equipped ... log fire especially nice on the one stormy night we had. The walks from the doorstep through the estate woods and to the village shop and pub were very convenient ..especially for our ageing terrier. Further afield there is such a variety of scenery to explore ...Lossiemouth beach, Covesea Lighthouse, Elgin and Forest walks to mention a few. Cottage a great base for this area.
Visited April 2019
Written April 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caroline D
Caroline D
Hello there Thanks for your kind words. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. It’s always nice to hear our guests appreciate the welcome pack too. Best wishes Caroline
Written April 20, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sweepable
sweepable
Glasgow, United Kingdom3 contributions
December in Duffus
Cottage was lovely. Very nice welcome pack. The cottage was clean, cosy and well fitted. Nice kitchen with a proper cooker. Would definitely recommend it.
Visited December 2018
Written December 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caroline D
Caroline D
Thanks so much for your review. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes for the New Year. Caroline
Written December 31, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

julieardingly
julieardingly
1 contribution
Super, well organised acommodation with excellent amenities.
A very good sized lodge, lots of space for practical stuff such as washing and drying clothes. Large main bedroom and comfortable lounge. The area was interesting with lots to see in and arounf Elgin and Duffas, including the Whisky trail with distillieries galore for presnts for fans of the spirit. Very helpful family and lovely, warm welcome including fresh eggs and local preseves.
Visited October 2018
Written November 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caroline D
Caroline D
Thanks so much for your lovely review. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Caroline
Written November 4, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lainy485
Lainy485
Orkney Islands, United Kingdom2 contributions
Great place to stay
Really lovely location, great Lodge. Warm, cosy and very comfortable. Great walks on doorstep really well equipped. We loved it and will be back. It was wonderful after a long journey to arrive to a lovely warm house with hot water for a bath. Thank you Caroline from us both.
Visited October 2018
Written October 16, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caroline D
Caroline D
I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay in Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards Caroline
Written October 30, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

grubduck
grubduck
Ballarat, Australia50 contributions
Warm and cosy
We had a lovely time at the Lodge. The weather was pretty poor while we were there, so we didn't get to enjoy the walks the area offered, but the Lodge was warm and cosy, and sitting by the fire was a pleasant way to pass the time. Check-in instructions were clear and easy to follow, and the Lodge was well equiped, so we could prepare meals. Also enjoyed lunch down the road at the Duffus Inn.
Visited September 2018
Written September 23, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caroline D
Caroline D
Hi Thanks so much for your review. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay despite the autumnal weather. Best wishes Caroline
Written September 24, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD player
  • Grill
  • Central heating
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Private yard
  • Secure parking available
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Wi-fi
  • Fishing spots available
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Watersports
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • Cycling areas
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighborhood
Set in the heart of Morayshire, the area has the best of both worlds. Within minutes of many glorious sandy and quiet beaches such as Covesea and Roseisle or just a short drive from the Cairgorms with their rugged mountains, glens and rivers. There is a plethora of historic sites to visit including the nearby St Peters Kirk and Duffus Castle as well as Brodie Castle, the famous Fort George and Spynie Palace to name a few. Feeling active - then there are numerous golf courses suitable for all abilities, the Elgin leisure centre with swimming pool and ice rink, sailing in Findhorn or fishing on the Spey. Feeling indulgent - then head to the hills and taste some magical Speyside malt Whisky at some of the worlds finest distilleries such as Glenlivet and Glenfiddich or relax at the Boath House Aveda spa. For shopping there is Johnstons Woollen Mill famed for its cashmere, Baxters famed for its...tinned soup, Brodie Country Fayre with its extensive clothes, food and gift halls and for the whisky connoisseur - Gordon and deli on South Street in Elgin. For the kids there is The Loft Activity centre in Kinloss, The Playbarn soft play in Llanbryde, the Cooper Park in Elgin, and further afield, Landmark at Carrbridge with its adventure park and water slides as well as pony trekking, dolphin spotting trips......the list goes on.Feeling like a meal or drink - there are a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars which make lovely use of the amazing local produce grown in this rural area.
Getting around
As we are a rural area car really is the best and most convenient way of travelling around to see the best of the area. There a bus that goes to Elgin every hour during the day. The closest rail and bus stations are in Elgin which is 5 miles away.
Access
Car required
How to get there
From Inverness Airport, follow signs for the A96 (Elgin/Aberdeen). Once on the A96, continue for 35 km until you enter outskirts of Elgin. Continue over the 1st roundabout, take a left at the next followed by a right at the Tesco roundabout. At the next roundabout (Halfords) take a left. Follow for about 1.0km before taking a left signposted B9012 Hopeman, after 0.5km take a right by the Costcutter shop. Follow road for approximately 6 km - along the way you will turn down a long hill which then bends to the left and then to the right onto a long straight. As you approach the village of Duffus, on the crest of a small hill turn right through the stone gates (topped with lions) signed Duffus House. The Lodge is immediately on your left. If you reach the village you have gone too far! From Aberdeen airport follow signs for A96 until you reach the outskirts of Elgin. You will drive straight through the first 3 roundabouts before taking a right at the fourth. At the fifth roundabout by Halfords take a right. Follow for about 1.0km before taking a left signposted B9012 Hopeman, after 0.5km take a right by the Costcutter shop. Follow road for approximately 6 km - along the way you will turn down a long hill which then bends to the left and then to the right onto a long straight. As you approach the village of Duffus, on the crest of a small hill turn right through the stone gates (topped with lions) signed Duffus House. The Lodge is immediately on your left. If you reach the village you have gone too far!
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lodge

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The Lodge UPDATED 2023: 2 Bedroom Cabin in Elgin with Secure Parking and DVD Player - Tripadvisor