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Kirktoun Cottage - a relaxing rural retreat

SuperhostDuffus, Scotland, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Caroline
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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Kirktoun is a delightful cottage, situated on the edge of Duffus village, on family run Duffus Estate. Originally built for the Estate's housekeeper and gardener, Kirktoun is now perfect for couples or families. It is an ideal haven to escape to with open country views. Within walking distance of Duffus with its shop, pub and play park you can be as relaxed or active as you feel.

The space
Kirktoun is a surprisingly spacious cottage. The bright sitting room has a lovely restored open fire (with complementary logs from the Estate), perfect for cosy evenings in. It has a large window with an beautiful open westerly outlook across the fields. There is a separate dining room - ideal for long, leisurely dinners with friends or family. The well appointed bathroom is downstairs. The two cosy bedrooms can be found upstairs. Kirktoun has a good sized, private garden; part of which is enclosed - useful for containing children or the dog! You might be lucky enough to spot some of our resident red squirrels which live in the woods behind. The patio area is great for summer BBQs or sipping wine whilst watching the sun set on those long, light summer evenings we are blessed to get up here in Moray. There is also a fire bowl for our guests to use to keep them warm whilst perhaps watching the stars or having a wee nightcap.

Duffus Estate has a network of paths, many of which can be accessed directly from the gate at the bottom of Kirktoun's garden. Whilst you are out you might see roe deer, red squirrels or even some of our abundant birdlife. The local woods are also home to a host of wild flowers. Spring time is especially impressive due to the grand displays of snowdrops followed by daffodils, primroses and bluebells. Close by are the glorious beaches of the Moray Firth with its resident dolphin population, golf courses galore, cliff top and forest walks, the Speyside whisky trail and many historic castles such as Brodie Castle and Cawdor Castle - this oft overlooked area of Scotland really has plenty for everyone.

Guest access
You have the use of the entire cottage along with its private enclosed garden and garage. You can access the woodland of Duffus Estate via a gate at the end of the garden. We live close by if you require any assistance with anything.
Kirktoun is a delightful cottage, situated on the edge of Duffus village, on family run Duffus Estate. Originally built for the Estate's housekeeper and gardener, Kirktoun is now perfect for couples or families. It is an ideal haven to escape to with open country views. Within walking distance of Duffus with its shop, pub and play park you can be as relaxed or active as you feel.

The space
Kirktoun is a surprisingly spacious cottage. The bright sitting room has a lovely restored open fire (with complementary logs from the Estate), perfect for cosy evenings in. It has a large window with an beautiful open westerly outlook across the fields. There is a separate dining room - ideal for long, leisurely dinners with friends or family. The well appointed bathroom is downstairs. The two cosy bedrooms can be found upstairs. Kirktoun has a good sized, private garden; part of which is enclosed - useful for containing children or the dog! You might be lucky enough to spot some of our resident red squirrels which live in the woods behind. The patio area is great for summer BBQs or sipping wine whilst watching the sun set on those long, light summer evenings we are blessed to get up here in Moray. There is also a fire bow…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wi-Fi
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
TV
Hair dryer
Washing machine
Heating
Bathtub

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Duffus, Scotland, United Kingdom

Duffus is located 5 miles north of Elgin, slightly inland between the coastal communities of Hopeman and Lossiemouth. Kirktoun cottage is situated about 400m from Duffus, between the village and Gordonstoun school. The cottage is surrounded by open countryside and Estate woodland - every window gives a glorious view. A short walk will bring you down to the village itself. Duffus is a small sleepy village but we are very lucky that it still has a well stocked village shop and post office alongside the Duffus Inn which is always great for a meal out. There is also a small play park and the village playing fields. There are plenty of local walks and a short drive to the coast will bring you to many more.
Duffus is located 5 miles north of Elgin, slightly inland between the coastal communities of Hopeman and Lossiemouth. Kirktoun cottage is situated about 400m from Duffus, between the village and Gordonstoun sc…

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Hosted by Caroline

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.
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We live locally and try to pop in 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.
We live locally and try to pop in 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 offende…
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Checkout: 10:00 am
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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