Baby Cot
BBQ
Dishwasher
Dog Friendly
Easter Kintrae

Easter Kintrae

Easter Kintrae, Elgin, Moray, Scotland
from £1250
per Week
“An elegant Victorian coastal farmhouse on the Moray Firth Coast, home of the world famous whisky region and Royal Burgh of Elgin, with gorgeous views and pristine beaches close by just waiting to be explored.”
Sleeps: 10    Bedrooms: 5
Baby Cot
BBQ
Dishwasher
Dog Friendly
DVD player
Family Friendly
Garden
Hairdryer
Highchair
Ipod Dock
Microwave
Open Fire/Woodburner
Tumble Dryer
Washing Machine
Wifi

Cool Features

  • We love the provenance attached to this gorgeous Victorian Farmhouse commissioned especially for a Duke in the 1890's, the 1st Duke of Fife.
  • Outdoor pizza oven, barbeque and additional kettle barbeque for family gatherings and evening suppers alfresco.
  • A lawned garden with fruit trees including apple, plum, pear and wild cherry with beautiful blossoms in Spring and the grassy bank carpeted with snowdrops early in the year closely followed by daffodils and wild garlic beneath the cherries.
  • Antiqued furniture, elegant finishes and beautifully swagged curtains welcome you at Easter Kintrae.
  • Fresh culinary herbs grow liberally in the grounds fennel, rosemary, mint, and marjoram.
  • Superb family facilities including two kitchens divided into Aga kitchen/breakfast room, and fitted kitchen, pantry/laundry room.
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Cool Features
Good To Know

Good To Know

  • 2 well behaved pets very welcome.
  • Wi-Fi throughout
  • Child friendly with childrens tableware, high chair and cot available on request.
  • Parking for guests vehicles on the property.
  • Sleeps 10 - bedding configuration comprises 2 king-size beds, 2 doubles and children's bunkroom. Additional daybed in one king-size room, which separates to provide 2 low singles.
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Eating

  • Pick up some excellent local Scottish produce from the local farm shops Allarburn Farm Dairy, J Rhind and Co in Forres and local meat from the butchers Macbeths in Forres or some traditional Scottish native breed meat from J  Royan, Elgin.
  • For a personal in-house dining service use Outside Catering why not book Personal Dining Services (PDSMoray). A small, bespoke professional catering business based in Elgin who will cater for any special event.  
  • There are plenty of local restaurants inns and cafes to choose from the closest to Easter Kintrae being Duffus Inn.
  • Other dining options include The Mansion House Bistro and A La Carte, The 1629  Restaurant and Beach Front Bistro, Lossiemouth, Italian, French and Seafood Restaurant and bistro menu in Caverna and The Kimberley Inn, Findhorn. The Covesea Cafe offers a delicious selection of breakfasts, lunch and home bakes.
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Moray Firth Golf offer online golf reservation services for Elgin, Lossiemouth, Nairn, Forres.
  • The WCDS Wildlife centre Spey Bay has a 450 hectare nature reserve with exhibitions; cafe and shop- wildlife haven home to ospreys, grey and harbour seals, otters, wildfowl and waders.
  • Indulge in a superb array of water sports activities with Outfit Moray who offer surfing, gorge swimming, coasteering, abseiling kayaking, canoeing and many other adrenaline fuelled water activities in the area. You can also go Diving with North East Dive.
  • There are plenty of beautiful sandy beaches to explore, including: Findhorn, Roseisle and Burghead on 11 miles long Burghead Bay; Cummingston, Hopeman and Hopeman West Beach; Lossiemouth East, a very long beach which will always have a quiet spot and West Beach or 'Silver Sands', leading to Covesea Lighthouse; Cullen Beach in the beautiful Cullen Bay.
  • Book a day's sea fishing, fishing or go dolphin watching.
  • Go underground and try your hand at cave exploration at Sculptors cave near Covesea where there are bronze age and Pictish carvings via Elgin Museum.
  • The Highland Wildlife Park at Kingussie has a Safari parkland is great for all ages.
  • The Keith and Dufftown Railway heritage railway runs vintage DMU trains on an eleven mile stretch between Dufftown, the world's malt whisky capital.
  • Climb Ben Rinnes, 840m, from here or visit unusual geological rock formations, the Giant's Chair and the Giant's Table.
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An Elegant Victorian coastal farmhouse on the Moray Firth Coast, home of the world famous whisky region and Royal Burgh of Elgin, with gorgeous views and pristine beaches close by just waiting to be explored.

Five star fun for all the family

Kintrae, meaning edge of the tide describes 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. Built in the 1890's by the 1st Duke of Fife, Easter Kintrae House is beautifully decorated with antique furnishings, crackling fires and gorgeously grown up swagged curtains. Close to the stunning sandy beaches of Hopeman, Lossiemouth, Burghead and Findhorn Easter Kintrae House is ideally placed to access all the Moray Firth has to offer. There are water sports at Findhorn and Lossiemouth and further afield at Lochinsh. Go fishing on the Spey and Findhorn rivers, sea fishing, ski-ing, climbing or hill walking in the Cairngorm National Park. There are miles of Woodland and river walking trails or if you like a round then there are plenty of golf courses to play such as Hopeman, Elgin and Moray Golf at Lossiemouth. The 18 hole old course is considered one of the finest links courses in Scotland. The Moray Firth is noted for its resident population of Bottlenose Dolphins, porpoises, seals, otters and occasional summer visitors such as minke whale and basking sharks.

Distillery tours can be taken on the malt whisky trail and for some fascinating Scottish castle history visit Ballindalloch, Brodie and Cawdor Castle.  Historic Monuments such as Elgin Cathedral, Spynie Palace and Duffus Castle are all waiting to be explored. 3 miles to the South East lies Elgin, the Royal Burgh of Moray and there is also the Moray Leisure Centre offering a swimming pool indoor skating rink in season and an excellent health and wellness suite. Fish on Lochindorb fishing from the bank is free for wild brown trout (and occasional salmon) and boats can be hired from the lodge. Forres AC also have 5 miles of fishing by permit and on the Lower Logie there are 2 beats for 2 rods (usually let by the week) where you can fish for salmon and occasional sea trout. Aberlour Angling club offer Spey fishing as an option. Book a day's sea fishing, or go dolphin watching, pleasure cruising or seabird watching with Moray Firth Boat Charter or North 58 Sea Adventure on the Powerboat Buccaneer for an exhilarating tour of the Moray Firth. The Highland Wildlife Park at Kingussie has a Safari park which is always a great day out for all generations and its zoo is linked to Edinburgh Zoo and run by the Royal Zoological Society for Scotland which is open all year.

You can see the ruins of Duffus Castle from Easter Kintrae; climb up the hill near Dufftown to Auchindoon Castle. Visit Spynie Palace and Elgin Cathedral and make a day of it with a visit to Brodie Castle run by the National Trust. There you will also find a great art collection and beautiful gardens with tearooms. Pick up some cashmere from Local Cashmere specialist Johnstons of Elgin who have luxury knits they export all over the world.

Luxurious interiors and superb garden grounds with views

This elegant traditional farmhouse has 5 luxurious bedrooms with stylish soft furnishings and comprises of two large kingsize beds, 2 standard doubles, and 1 small room with children's bunks. There is also an additional daybed in one kingsize room which separates to provide 2 low singles. A travelling cot is also available. The bedrooms have views across the surrounding countryside and the 2 large doubles have views towards the ruins of Duffus Castle. The firsts shower room is on the level of the bedrooms and all have high quality cotton bed linen and towels. Additional towels and beach /swimming towels are available for guests use. Complimentary soaps and shampoo are provided from The Highland Soap company. The gardens grounds of Easter Kintrae are divided into several areas with a small partially walled garden West of the dining room planted in lavender and spring bulbs. There is also a fruiting apricot tree on the snowdrop bank and to the front of the house is a large gravelled area with parking for several cars, surrounded by plantings of trees, shrubs, roses and perennials. A pizza oven/ barbeque and additional kettle barbeque are the perfect excuse for an alfresco dinner or lazy lunch while on holiday. To the East lies a lawned garden with fruit trees- apple, plum, pear and wild cherry and the grassy bank is carpeted with snowdrops early in the year, closely followed by daffodils and wild garlic beneath the cherries. Herbs such as fennel, rosemary, mint and marjoram grow in the grounds are available for guests to enjoy during their stay.

The lounge and dining room have sandstone fireplaces, crafted from locally quarried stone. The snug a small sitting roomm has the 2nd television, DVD and CD player with ipod docking station and also a small fireplace. Towards the back of the house the kitchens are divided into Aga kitchen, fitted kitchen and a laundry room where there is also a second shower for guests use. The fitted kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, smeg fridge, kenwood food mixer, blender, electric toaster and kettle. A good supply of cooking and baking trays cake pans, mixing bowls and utensils are provided for guests use. The laundry room has washing machine, tumble dryer and drying rack, iron, board and a chest freezer. The Aga kitchen doubles as an informal dining room/ breakfast room. The Pantry holds a supply of cream dinnerware for 12 plus children's melamine/plastic plates, bowls and tumblers and and there is also a high chair available for the little guests in your party. You will also find a good supply of matching serving dishes, wine glasses and tumblers, bodum coffee pot, teapot, mugs, cups and serving trays for your use. For evening entertainment or keeping the little ones in the party amused there is a television in both the lounge and the sitting room, DVD and CD player, radio, books and an assortment of fiction and non fiction, children's' books and games.

A truly stunning holiday home, in tranquil surrounds where you can just switch off relax and reconnect with friends and family or fill your days with historical sites, beach outings, fishing and walking the hills - Easter Kintrae where special memories are made.

Rates :

Summer 2019

2nd Aug 19 to 1st Sep 19

1375

Autumn/winter 2019

2nd Sep 19 to 19th Dec 19

1250

675

225

Christmas 2019

20th Dec 19 to 27th Dec 19

1708

325

July 2019 late availability

1st Jul 19 to 1st Aug 19

245

Terms & Conditions:

Online booking - owner's website,
Summer 7 night min, Festive- 5 night min.
Spring, autumn & winter 2019 - 3 night minimum.
25% booking deposit will secure reservation, balance payment 60 days prior to arrival. £250 damage deposit taken with the balance payment - this is fully refundable.

Guest Reviews:

"Easter Kintrae is a fabulous large country house. It is very homely and comfortable and really well equipped."

"We spent a week in this wonderful cottage house and enjoyed every single minute of it. The house is outfitted with much care to the detail. It offers its guests a cosy and spacious environment to feel comfortable at any weather."

"We really enjoyed our stay at the Easter Kintrae. The house is kept in the old style and provides the cosiness of a home as if somebody is still living there permanently. It is equipped with everything we were looking for. A five-minute drive to Elgin got us to all supplies we needed including a very good butcher. Five minutes in the other direction got us to the beach where we could walk our dog and enjoy the fresh air and gorgeous views.

We do not have a single thing to complain about and even the mentioned air force base close by did not cause the described and expected noise."

"This proved to be a lovely welcoming house for our family get together; the owners were very helpful throughout the booking process. Once we arrived the house was very warm (we had to turn some of the radiators down); the house has a very homily feeling rather than a rental property. There was easily enough room for our large group. Excellently equipped with crockery etc., beds were comfortable and the house was very clean and tidy when we arrived. We would definitely rent this house again."

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