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The Lodge

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Victorian gate lodge for Duffus House - surrounded by beautiful countryside
The Lodge at the gates of Duffus House
Lossiemouth Golf Course - just 5 miles away
1 of 32Victorian gate lodge for Duffus House - surrounded by beautiful countryside
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 pub, 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. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
- Please take off 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.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Caroline D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2009
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Haddington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: September 2020
arbiecat, VR Owner at The Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2020

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Reviewed June 17, 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: June 2020
Thank DuDuPain
Reviewed December 15, 2019

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...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank GrandTour46420562147
arbiecat, VR Owner at The Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2020

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

Reviewed May 6, 2019

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.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Odyssey65981910456
arbiecat, VR Owner at The Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Lovely read that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay. Best wishes Caroline

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Dumfries, United Kingdom
1
Reviewed April 30, 2019

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Date of stay: April 2019
arbiecat, VR Owner at The Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

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Reviewed April 7, 2019

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...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank AldoStirling
arbiecat, VR Owner at The Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2019

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

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: December 2018
arbiecat, VR Owner at The Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2018

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Reviewed November 3, 2018

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...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank julieardingly
Caroline D, VR Owner at The Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Caroline

Reviewed October 16, 2018

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...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Lainy485
Caroline D, VR Owner at The Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay in Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards Caroline

A FlipKey verified reviewer
Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

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Date of stay: September 2018
Caroline D, VR Owner at The Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Yard
Secure Parking
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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...
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.
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