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The Lodge

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Character cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside
1 of 22Character cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Elgin, Moray, Scotland
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 lovely restored Victorian wrought iron fireplace - ideal for cosy evenings in, original floor boards and flagstones. There is a private garden with BBQ 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...
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Listing #HL117880
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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A FlipKey verified reviewer
Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago


Caroline D, VR Owner at The Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago


Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great and cozy place this is. Quirky lay out, just the way we like it with old houses. Located in a beautiful area, with great views over the fields to an old church. It's fairly close to RAF Lossiemouth, but we weren't bothered...More

Thank Maria R
Caroline D, VR Owner at The Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I’m sorry you found the bed a little small. It is a standard double bed - when furnishing the property we felt it would be a little tight trying to put a larger bed in...More

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Caroline D, VR Owner at The Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago


  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
- 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...
    1 Full bath
    1 Twin
    1 Full
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Friday/Sat changeover days although flexible for shorter breaks and different changeover days depending on the time of year.
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About the neighbourhood
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... more
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.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 55.0 km
Railway: Elgin: 8.0 km
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!

Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.5 km.
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