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