|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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
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
This is the second time we have stayed in the house and it was fantastic. The house is very spacious and warm, and exactly what you want over the festive period. The owners are very welcoming. We would not hesitate to book it again.
We stayed in Easter Kintrae Farmhouse for five days over the New Year period. The house was wonderful, very warm and clean and the perfect place to recharge our batteries. It is in a great location with Elgin only a few minutes away and beautiful coastal walks just to the north. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be back.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
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 OR SATURDAY 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