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The Lodge

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
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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
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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
Interaction with guests
We 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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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
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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

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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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
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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
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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

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