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Kirktoun Cottage

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Gorgeous country cottage with lovely open views across fields and woodland
Light filled living room with huge west facing window looking out across fields towards the village
Sunset from Burghead Bay - just 5 miles from Kirktoun. Simply gorgeous!
1 of 32Gorgeous country cottage with lovely open views across fields and woodland
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
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 beautiful new fitted kitchen, completed in December 2019, along with a separate dining room - ideal for long, leisurely dinners with friends or family. Kirktoun has a good sized, private garden...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 beautiful new fitted kitchen, completed in December 2019, along with 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 Kirktoun. 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, hare or even some of our abundant birdlife - woodpeckers, partridge etc. 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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
- Please strip all used beds and vacate the property by 10am on the morning of departure. - Up to 2 dogs permitted. We kindly ask that dogs are kept out of the bedrooms, off all the furniture and any mess in the garden is cleared up prior to departure Thanks :-)
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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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
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2020

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Date of stay: September 2020
arbiecat, VR Owner at Kirktoun Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2020

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Reviewed 16 August 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2020
arbiecat, VR Owner at Kirktoun Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2020

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Reviewed 8 August 2020 via mobile

We have stayed at Kirktoun cottage twice and have found it to be immaculately clean, well equipped and furnished with all that you would need for a stay. It is spacious and the garden is lovely for relaxing in the sun. The welcome pack on...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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arbiecat, VR Owner at Kirktoun Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2020

Hi there Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. We have worked very hard to implement all the new cleaning guidelines so I'm delighted to read how safe you felt in the property. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 10 January 2020

We're fairly regular visitors to Duffus and have stayed in a number of the Duffus Estate properties over the years - either as a couple, family or larger group. We'd never stayed at Kirktoun Cottage before, though. What a lovely surprise! It's nice and spacious,...More

Date of stay: January 2020
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arbiecat, VR Owner at Kirktoun Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2020

We were delighted to welcome your family back to Duffus Estate, this time to Kirktoun Cottage. We recently completed upgrading the cottage so it’s lovely to hear you enjoyed using the new kitchen. All the best for 2020 and hopefully we’ll get the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 9 January 2020

We’ve just had a perfect few days on the outskirts of the village of Duffus close to the lovely moray coast. The cottage has a lovely warm feel, in a beautiful countryside spot, well furnished and equipped with everything our small family could need. As...More

Date of stay: January 2020
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arbiecat, VR Owner at Kirktoun Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I’m so happy your familt enjoyed their stay - we’ve recently completed upgrading Kirktoun so I’m delighted to hear you like the new kitchen. Best wishes for 2020 Caroline

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Reviewed 6 January 2020

We spent a week here over Christmas and it was a delightful spacious cottage, well kitted out with lovely scenic views. Will definitely return!

Date of stay: December 2019
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arbiecat, VR Owner at Kirktoun Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2020

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in Kirktoun. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Caroline

Reviewed 6 January 2020

Only five minutes from the centre of the village (great village shop for quick shopping) and close to Elgin, Lossiemouth and numerous pretty coastal villages and beaches, Kirktoun is a gem. Inside is warm and cosy and much more spacious than you would think from...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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arbiecat, VR Owner at Kirktoun Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed using the new kitchen as well as getting out and about to eat. Happy New Year. Caroline

Reviewed 8 October 2019

We drove up from the Midlands in a deluge of rain and it hardly stopped for the whole of our visit here. That may have accounted for our slight disappointment on arrival at Kirktoun Cottage. It just looked a little unloved. The garden did need...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 11 September 2019

nice quiet rural location only 5 miles from elgin cottage has everything you need for a break , furniture coffee table and leather couches have seen better days but still comfortable overall value for money and would consider staying again if in the area.Caroline the...More

Date of stay: September 2019
1  Thank brassband1
Reviewed 30 August 2019

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
1  Thank Cornishlass76
arbiecat, VR Owner at Kirktoun Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2019

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

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports 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
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Kirktoun Cottage

  • Kirktoun Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

  • Kirktoun Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

  • Kirktoun Cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at Kirktoun Cottage must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.