Duffus House Lodge - tranquil rural retreat

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Entire cottage hosted by Caroline

  1. 3 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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The Lodge is nestled at the gates of Duffus House, on the edge of the small and quiet village of Duffus. It is surrounded by trees and open fields and a host of wildlife. We welcome up to 2 well behaved dogs and you are welcome to explore the network of paths across the Estate.

The space
The Lodge, or to give it its official name of Duffus House Lodge, is the old traditional gate lodge of Duffus House, the historic family seat of the Dunbar’s of Northfield and which was leased to the famous Gordonstoun school for 82 years. It is a traditional, single storey, stone built property complete with its own garage and fenced back garden.

The property has a good sized, south facing double bedroom complete with king sized bed and a smaller single bedroom facing west. The sitting room has beautiful wood burning stove, ideal for cosy evenings in front of the fire. We provide you with complimentary logs from the Estate for use in the stove or in the fire bowl provided in the garden.

There is a separate utility and kitchen. The bathroom has been upgraded in January 2019 and is all sparkling and new!

There are lots of lovely walks in the area, including around Duffus Estate, right on your doorstep. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by wildlife so you might be lucky and spot some of our local population of red squirrels, roe deer, hare, and owls, to name a few!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Free washing machine – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning

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Where you’ll be

Elgin, Moray, United Kingdom

The Lodge is situated on the edge of the quiet village of Duffus, home to the famous Gordonstoun boarding school. There is a rough path which allows you to walk into the village - a 5 minute stroll.

Although small, Duffus is lucky enough to still have a village shop and post office which cover most of life’s essentials! There is also a play park which is ideal for small children.

We are blessed to have so many idyllic beaches all within a short drive, for example, Hopeman with its colourful beach huts or Covesea with its iconic lighthouse. If woodland is more your thing. then the woods at Roseisle and Culbin are close by.

The area is ideal for those into road and mountain biking with many trails close by, such as the Winding Walks at Fochabers. Water sports are all well catered for - SUP, sailing, kayaking are all on our doorstep.

There are Historic Scotland and National Trust properties locally which are well worth exploring, for example, Spynie Palace and Brodie Castle.

On top of all of that, there are of course and plethora of Speyside distilleries - definitely worth a visit!

Hosted by Caroline

  1. Joined in August 2016
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Hi, I am an active mum of two. I love coastal rowing and wild swimming in the beautiful Moray Firth as well as walking our lurcher Sula, eating out and drinking wine.

During your stay

We do try to pop in to say ‘hello’ if we see your car. However, with both working full time, running the Estate and having a young family, please don’t be offended if you don’t see us!

If you have any questions or issues however, please do contact us straight away and we will certainly do all we can to help.
We do try to pop in to say ‘hello’ if we see your car. However, with both working full time, running the Estate and having a young family, please don’t be offended if you don’t see…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy