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The Bothy, Wester Marchhead

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Lossiemouth West Beach - not another soul in sight!
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Bothy is a traditional stone building over 200 years old situated in the peace and tranquility of beautiful Moray. It has a single bedroom with double bed, easy chairs and plenty of room for a travel cot for those travelling with a young child, a kitchenette and bathroom with shower. The main room has a wood panelled ceiling and all windows are double glazed. The kitchenette is fully equipped with all you need to prepare a simple meal and includes a microwave, under the counter full sized fridge with small freezer compartment and a cooker with double hob, grill and oven. Tea, coffee, sugar and milk will be provided to get you started. Outside there is a sheltered paved area surrounded by the original stone walls which was the Bothy's 'washhouse', ideal for sitting in the warm summ...The Bothy is a traditional stone building over 200 years old situated in the peace and tranquility of beautiful Moray. It has a single bedroom with double bed, easy chairs and plenty of room for a travel cot for those travelling with a young child, a kitchenette and bathroom with shower. The main room has a wood panelled ceiling and all windows are double glazed. The kitchenette is fully equipped with all you need to prepare a simple meal and includes a microwave, under the counter full sized fridge with small freezer compartment and a cooker with double hob, grill and oven. Tea, coffee, sugar and milk will be provided to get you started. Outside there is a sheltered paved area surrounded by the original stone walls which was the Bothy's 'washhouse', ideal for sitting in the warm summer sun enjoying a BBQ admiring the stunning views or just watching the sunset. Less than four miles from the cathedral city of Elgin, the Bothy enjoys a quiet, secluded countryside location with sweeping views of the Mosstowie valley. Only a few minutes walk from Monaughty woods, it's any easy step from The Bothy for walkers and cyclists alike who can wander to their hearts content with little but the wildlife for company and not a car in sight! The clean white sandy beaches of the Moray Firth are only a 15 minute drive away, with other local attractions including the world renowned Pluscarden Abbey and Speyside Whisky Trail also on the doorstep.The Bothy & its garden, while private, is within the boundary of the owners main property. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Fiona M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed 25 October 2020

Date of stay: October 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020 via mobile

This is the second visit to The Bothy and it won't be our last. Fiona gave us such a lovely warm welcome and so did The Bothy. It holds a certain kind of magic that just makes you feel welcome . So if your looking...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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ficasmcw, VR Owner at The Bothy, Wester Marchhead, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2020

What a lovely review for future guests to read, thank you. We are thrilled that you enjoy it so much and a return visit is always the best recommendation we could have! Hopefully we will be welcoming you back very soon. With kindest regards, Fiona

Reviewed 16 October 2019

Once again me and my husband had a perfect stay with Fiona. We love this little retreat away from all the hustle. Once again thank you for having us Fiona

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Christinejames11
Reviewed 18 September 2019

My wife and i absolutly loved this place, it was clean,comfortably and peaceful. Everything you need was there to make our stay a perfect one. Fiona greeted us on arrival, very helpful & imformative, all round lovely person. The Bothy is idealy located for exploring...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Flyer55954684194
Reviewed 5 August 2019

I would like to thank fiona and Ian for allowing us to stay at their amazing Bothy. This is our fourth visit. We just love staying at the Bothy. Fiona and Ian are so nice and helpful. Can't wait until our next visit 😊

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank wilmaferg
ficasmcw, VR Owner at The Bothy, Wester Marchhead, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2019

Thank you so much for leaving a review and your very kind words - there is no better compliment than returning guests! We hope to see you all again soon for your fifth visit! Kindest regards, Fiona

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Reviewed 3 July 2019

Stayed here in for 1 week in early June, good location not far to drive to Elgin and 1 hour to Cairngorms, easy access to coast, the owner Fiona has made the Bothy very comfortable for your stay, (loved the large cushions) a welcome pack...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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ficasmcw, VR Owner at The Bothy, Wester Marchhead, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review as we know it really helps prospective guests when they are planning their stay in the area. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 29 May 2019

Situated in the open countryside but only 3.5 miles from Elgin. The peace and quiet was unbelievable. Just big enough for 2 to use as a base for exploring.Small but well equipped kitchen. Bed extremely comfortable. Even when pouring down outside the Bothy was cosy....More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank mac1944
ficasmcw, VR Owner at The Bothy, Wester Marchhead, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to leave a review for our future guests to read! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you found The Bothy so cosy and comfortable. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018

This was the perfect base to explore so much of Scotland, we were blessed with good weather, fantastic empty beaches, and wonderful countryside. The accomodation was better than we expected, communication with the owner was uncomplicated, making us feel at ease right at the start...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank adammdavies9
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Having driven 750 miles to visit and surprise family, this little cottage was perfect. Only 5 mins drive from Elgin and easy to find. When I arrived I was greeted by genuine friendly members, who made me feel welcome instantly. I then went down to...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank andyredruth
ficasmcw, VR Owner at The Bothy, Wester Marchhead, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Dear Andy what a lovely review, thank you! I am absolutely delighted that you found The Bothy met up to your expectations and more and we look forward very much to welcoming you back soon! Kindest regards, Fiona

Reviewed 7 September 2018

We arrived early evening after travelling from Fort Augustus , when we arrived we were met by Fiona our host who had milk ,tea and biscuits ready in the bothy, fantastic just what we needed. A warm welcome and total privacy with Wild deer grazing...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank SeanSolihull
ficasmcw, VR Owner at The Bothy, Wester Marchhead, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you to you both for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write a lovely review for my future guests to read - a rural location with Elgin close by. I hope that we will be welcoming you both back...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Elgin has 4 main supermarkets inc 2 superstores, retail park, cinema, leisure centre, restaurants & pubs. Whether you are looking for a holiday on the hill, on the water or on the golf course, Moray has it all! • Numerous top quality golf clubs within easy reach, the closest being Elgin Golf Club only 5 minutes drive away and the world renowned Castle Stuart Golf Club, recently host to The Scottish Open Championship, 30 mins drive away. • Cashmere Visitor Centre at Johnstons of Elgin - mill tours and a beautiful shop & cafe • Culbin Sands RSPB Nature Reserve • Findhorn Bay Local Nature Reserve-stunning beaches with 2 pubs selling local seafood • Dolphin and Whale watching on the Moray Firth, including boat trips and the Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay • Outstanding river fi...
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  • The Bothy, Wester Marchhead is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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