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Kirktoun Cottage

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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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. Surrounded by fields and woodland, it is an ideal haven to escape to with open country views from every window. Within walking distance of Duffus with its pub, post office, shop and play park, you can be as relaxed or active as you feel. Kirktoun's spacious sitting room has a lovely restored open fire (with complementary logs from the Estate), perfect for cosy evenings in. There is a separate dining room - ideal for long, leisurely dinners with friends or family. Kirktoun has a good sized, private garden; part of which is enclosed - useful for containing children or the dog!...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. Surrounded by fields and woodland, it is an ideal haven to escape to with open country views from every window. Within walking distance of Duffus with its pub, post office, shop and play park, you can be as relaxed or active as you feel. Kirktoun's spacious sitting room has a lovely restored open fire (with complementary logs from the Estate), perfect for cosy evenings in. There is a separate dining room - ideal for long, leisurely dinners with friends or family. Kirktoun has a good sized, private garden; part of which is enclosed - useful for containing children or the dog! You might also 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. Duffus Estate has a network of paths, many of which can be accessed directly from Kirktoun. 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 and primroses. 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.More
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About the Owner
Caroline D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2009
Interaction with guests
We live locally and try to pop in if we see your car at the property 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 and we will do our best to help.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing cottage which was well equipped and set in a wonderful quiet area. The welcome hamper was amazing. The boys and the dog loved the garden and so did Mum sitting out on the patio area relaxing. We are already looking to book again...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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arbiecat, VR Owner at Kirktoun Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Caroline

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Reviewed 25 March 2019

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Date of stay: March 2019
arbiecat, VR Owner at Kirktoun Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

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Reviewed 16 January 2019

Easily found following directions emailed by the owner (apparently some SatNav systems will misdirect travellers). Greeted by a crystal clean and warm cottage along with a nice welcome package of local jam, fresh eggs, shortbread, oatcakes and buns. The cottage is well fitted out and...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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arbiecat, VR Owner at Kirktoun Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2019

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Caroline

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great stay at the cottage.. minutes from the local shop and food serving pub but very quiet and secluded.. our dogs settled in well and there are lots of lovely local walks.. we will return!

Date of stay: September 2018
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Caroline D, VR Owner at Kirktoun Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thanks for your lovely review. We would be delighted to welcome you back to Kirktoun Cottage in the future. Best wishes Caroline

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

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Date of stay: August 2018
Caroline D, VR Owner at Kirktoun Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Set in the heart of Morayshire, the area has the best of both worlds. Within minutes of many glorious sandy and quiet beaches such as Covesea and Roseisle or just a short drive from the Cairgorms with their rugged mountains, glens and rivers. There is a plethora of historical properties locally such as Elgin Cathedral, Brodie Castle, Duffus Castle, the famous Fort George, and Spynie Palace to name a few. Feeling active - then there are numerous golf courses suitable for all abilities, mountain bike trails, sailing in Findhorn or fishing on the Spey. There are also many stunning walks close by such as the Moray Coastal Trail or the coastal pine forests of Roseisle and Culbin. You may even be lucky enough to spot some of our resident population of dolphins that live in the Moray Firth. Fe...
Getting around
As Kirktoun Cottage is in a rural location, car is the best way of getting around and seeing the local area. There is a hourly bus service which runs through Duffus to Elgin during the day. The closest bus and rail stations are found in Elgin which is 5 miles away.
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