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MORAY FIRTH COAST LUXURY FAMILY HOLIDAY HOME WITH OUTSTANDING VIEWS

Jane Moules Jones

Speaks English
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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MORAY FIRTH COAST LUXURY FAMILY HOLIDAY HOME WITH OUTSTANDING VIEWS

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Elgin - Easter Kintrae House

Spacious farmhouse accommodation 5 minutes drive from both beach and Elgin City

Built in the 1890's by the 1st Duke of Fife, Easter Kintrae House is now a much loved family home.

Kintrae, meaning edge of the tide, explains the position of this warm sandstone house, sitting on a small rise and commanding spectacular views across what was once a sea loch but is now an ocean of barley and wheat.

The Lounge and dining room have sandstone fireplaces -crafted from locally quarried stone.The snug, the small sitting room has the 2nd television, DVD and CD player and also a small fireplace.

You will then move through to the back of the house where the kitchens are divided into Aga kitchen, fitted kitchen and a laundry room. The 2nd shower room is also here.

Climbing from the front hall you pass the main bathroom to reach the 5 bedrooms -Two large doubles, 2 standard doubles, and 1 small room with children's bunks. A travelling cot is available on request and a double day bed will also be available in one of the large double bedrooms from Spring 2013

The 1st shower room is situated on the level of the bedrooms

The gardens: The gardens are divided into several areas- a small partially walled garden West of the dining room planted in lavender, spring bulbs and recently a peach tree [let's hope it survives]

To the front of the house is a large gravelled area - parking for several cars- surrounded by plantings of trees, shrubs, roses and perennials..

There is an outdoor Pizza oven/ Barbeque and additional kettle barbeque.

To the East lies a lawned garden with fruit trees- apple, plum, pear and wild cherry - the blossom is quite beautiful in the Spring. ,the grassy bank carpeted with snowdrops early in the year closely followed by daffodils and wild garlic beneath the cherries.

On the North West side of the House is a second gravelled parking area -catching the evening sun .

A newly developed/developing garden to the South East is planted in young trees and shrubs.

Herbs - fennel, rosemary, mint, marjoram........ are scattered liberally around.

Further detail of facilities: We provide crockery /glassware sufficient for 12 [plus childrens];-Wedgewood [cream] dinnerware [plates-dinner/side, bowls,cups saucers,egg cups ]- a good supply of wedgewood and other serving dishes also.Mugs for more than double the number of guests.Tea pot, Bodum coffee pot ,Wine glasses and tumblers Childrens melamine and plastic plates, bowls and cups.,serving Trays-These are stored mainly in the Pantry where there is also ample shelf space for food storage.

A good supply of kitchen utensils is provided also roasting tins,baking trays/cakepans,mixing bowls, pans /frying pans/steamer....

Good selection of cookery books

electric kettle, kenwood food mixer,electric blender,electric toaster,smeg fridge,dishwasher,electric oven and Aga,

The Laundry room has a washing machine, tumble drier and chest freezer ,a large double belfast sink and a free standing drying rack.

A decorated Christmas tree is provided in the lounge over the Festive Season.

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Guest Feedback: A few entries from our Guest-book -

'This is a lovely house to bring in The New Year. We have had a Great holiday here.Lovely walks on the beach at Lossiemouth and Burghead. Had a meal at the Duffus Inn just down the road-Worth the visit '

......'One week in this old farmhouse has passed very quickly! it was very special to stay in a Scottish farm which is very different from the farmhouses in Germany where we live.- We also enjoyed the beautiful landcape of Moray'.....

'We came as a base for the Wedding of our daughter.We couldn't have wished for a better location- The House has been used for large family parties and been much admired by everyone -Thankyou for the use of Your beautiful home'..........

'Fantastic house -Beautiful furniture and outstanding fireplaces'..

'Thankyou ,Thankyou for a great stay -We LOVE your house '....

'Thankyou for welcoming us so well ,with such a nice smile. The house is wonderful a genuine family home- it was the heart for our visit in Scotland

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying in a house as characterful and comfortable as Easter Kintrae - it really was a home from home. Your attention to detail in all aspects from crockery to bedlinen and lovely furniture, is really extrordinary, and we wanted for nothing. Thank you very much indeed. Needless to say we also greatly enjoyed exploring the area properly
Sep 2012
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Jane Moules Jones

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2011
Speaks English
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Moray Firth Coast Luxury family holiday home with outstanding views
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Elgin Moray
Apex, NC
5

Charming, comfortable farmhouse

  • 5 out of 5
This was a great choice for our group. Comfortable house with nicely done renovations. Great location, easy to get to Elgin and Lossiemouth on the coast. Hosts are the best!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted that you enjoyed staying with us and look forward to welcoming you again if you ever return to Moray!
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Moray Firth Coast Luxury family holiday home with outstanding views
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Elgin Moray
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
5

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 out of 5
We traveled from Chicago to Elgin, Scotland for a wedding. We always like to do VRBO whenever possible as we like to have a kitchen and more space than a hotel room. We have stayed in many places all over the world and Easter Kintrae is FANTASTIC! The house is gorgeous and has all the necessary amenities. It's only a 10 minute drive into town. We saw so many pheasants which was a real treat. The owner and her parents (who live near by) are very friendly and helpful. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Moray Firth Coast Luxury family holiday home with outstanding views
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Elgin Moray
5

Wonderful stay, wonderful home

  • 5 out of 5
For anyone looking for a family holiday base in Moray my family would recommend lovely, spacious Easter Kintrae. The house was extremely well provisioned, clean and very welcoming. Some highlights included the aga in the original family kitchen (there is a modern kitchen too!), very comfortable bedrooms complete with cosy duvets and wifi access. The house is close to Elgin which meant grocery shopping was very easy. The location is a great base for exploring this part of Scotland; day trips we took included exploring the whiskey trail, golfing at Lossiemouth and visiting various interesting castles and abbeys. We had a wonderful holiday at Easter Kintrae and will hopefully be lucky enough to return some day. Have already recommended the property to friends and family.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much
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Moray Firth Coast Luxury family holiday home with outstanding views
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Elgin Moray
5

A wonderful week at Easter Kintrae House

  • 5 out of 5
This truly is a stunning house in the midst of beautiful countryside. Although wonderfully spacious, the thought and attention to detail that has gone into the furnishing and equipping of Easter Kintrae House, have made it feel warm and welcoming. We loved exploring the local stately properties and the windswept coastal walks with our young children - dolphin sightings were an added bonus! We highly recommend this rural retreat.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thankyou to perfect guests - it was such a pleasure to welcome you to Easter Kintrae and we look foreward very much to your return.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Elgin
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Hopeman
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Elgin
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Aviemore – Cairngorms
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hopeman
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Elgin
Car: necessary

Situated in the fertile farmland of the Laich of Moray, close to the stunning sandy beaches at Hopeman, Lossiemouth, Burghead and Findhorn ,Easter Kintrae House [Farmhouse] is ideally placed to access all that the Moray Firth has to offer - water sports enthusiasts head to Findhorn or further afield to Lochinsh, fishing on Spey and Findhorn rivers, skiing, climbing and hill walking in the Cairngorm National Park, miles of woodland and river walking trails e.g. The Speyside Way,Quarrel wood;.Dolphin watching, Distillery tours on the whisky trail, splendid Scottish Castles e.g. Ballindalloch, Brodie, Cawdor, historic monuments e.g. Elgin Cathedral Spynie Palace and Duffus Castle.

The Historic City of Elgin lies 3 miles to the south east- here the Moray Leisure Centre provides facilities including swimming pool, skating rink, health and wellness suite.

Local Retail Therapy opportunities include the famous Johnstons of Elgin [Cashmere/ Woolen Mill]

Gordonstoun School is 2 miles away..

Other Activities: Bottlenose dolphin watching ,whisky trail -distillery tours and Speyside Whisky Festival,

Golf: There are a total of 17 golf courses in Morayshire. These are split across several towns, most notably Aberlour, Ballindalloch, Buckie, Elgin, Fochabers, Forres, Grantown-on-Spey, Lossiemouth

Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth has Two 18 hole links courses -the old course is considered one of the finest links courses in Scotland

' Moray Firth Golf ' provides an online reservation service for Elgin, Lossiemouth[Moray] , Nairn Dunbar, Forres, Grantown on Spey and Hopeman Golf clubs.

Ski: Aviemore ski resort is 50 miles from Easter Kintrae House -skiing/ lifts /summer programme operated by the Cairngorm mountain company

The Lecht ski centre [more suited to beginners and families] is also 50 miles.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Elgin, Moray

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Summer 2014
11 Jul 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
Late summer/Autumn 2014
6 Sep 2014 - 1 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,150
 
 
Early Winter 2014
2 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£945
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2014
21 Dec 2014 - 7 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,540
for 7 nights
£1,540
 
 
Winter/EarlySpring 2015
8 Jan 2015 - 26 Mar 2015
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,000
 
 
Easter 2015
27 Mar 2015 - 9 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
spring/early summer 2015
10 Apr 2015 - 25 Jun 2015
4 night minimum stay
£720
for 4 nights
From
£180
From
£210
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,200
 
 
High Summer 2015
26 Jun 2015 - 5 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
Late Summer/early Autumn2015
6 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
£720
for 4 nights
From
£180
From
£210
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,200
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2015/16
19 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,540
for 7 nights
£1,540
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£880
for 4 nights
From
£220
From
£220
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Pet Fee £15
Notes A deposit of 25% of rental is required in order to secure the booking
The remaining 75% plus £250 refundable security deposit is due 30 days before arrival
Changeover day in High and Peak season is FRIDAY unless otherwise stated/
. we may be unable to accept booking requests made within 7 days of proposed arrival date any last minute bookings accepted must be paid by credit/debit card

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Elgin in Moray

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor
  • We supply soaps and shampoo from the Arran Aromatics range. Our lovely white towels are for use in the bathrroms - we supply beach/swimming towels also.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Child Bed , Bunks
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot available on request
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Views from all bedrooms across the surrounding countryside -the two large doubles have views towards the ruins of Duffus Castle A travel cot is available on request New for 2013 a double day bed will be available in one large double room in addition to the existing bed. High quality cotton bedlinen and towels are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • forests
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • zoo
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
  • deepsea fishing
  • caving
  • diving
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • ski
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
6 miles from RAF Lossiemouth thus some aircraft noise is possible
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