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Easter Kintrae - Victorian family house near Elgin
|Weekly season prices:||Low £950||Mid £1,100||High £1,200||Festive: £1,470|
|Short breaks (4 nights):||Low £600||Mid £700|
|Vernon's review of Easter Kintrae|
Easter Kintrae near Elgin, self catering Moray - sleeps 10
|Further details about this accommodation|
Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
Fitted kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, Smeg fridge, Kenwood mixer, high chair.
Laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and drying rack ,iron and board and chest freezer.
There is a television in both sitting room and snug ,DVD and CD players, radio, books -fiction and non fiction, children's books and games, broadband internet access.
5 bedrooms: 2 large doubles with views of Duffus castle, 2 standard doubles and 1 twin with bunks, all with countryside views.
Bathroom and second shower room.
High quality cotton bedlinen is provided as are towels and beach /swimming towels . Soaps and shampoo are provided from the Arran Aromatics range.
A travelling cot and child's roll up futon mattress are available on request and a double day bed is available in one large double room.
Electricity and oil central heating are included in the rental rates.
A decorated Christmas tree is provided over the festive season.
The gardens are divided into several areas: a small, partially walled garden west of the dining room planted in lavendar, spring bulbs and recently, a peach tree.To the front of the house is a gravelled parking area for several cars, surrounded by plantings of trees, shrubs, roses and perennials.
There is an outdoor pizza oven/ barbecue and additionally a kettle barbeque is available.
To the east lies a lawned garden with fruit trees: apple, plum, pear and wild cherry; the blossom is quite beautiful in the Spring. The grassy bank is carpeted by snowdrops early in the year closely followed by daffodils and wild garlic beneath the cherries. On the north west side is a second gravelled parking area which catches the evening sun.
A newly developed/developing garden to the south east is planted in trees and shrubs.
Herbs such as fennel, rosemary, mint and marjoram are scattered liberally around.
Up to 2 well-behaved dogs allowed.
|Our top 5 things to see and do while staying at Easter Kintrae|
|Moray has beautiful sandy beaches, 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.|
More than half of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries are in Speyside and many of them offer tours and tastings, including the world's two best-selling single malts, Glenfiddich and The Glenlivet as well as The Macallan, Benromach, Glen Grant, Glen Moray, Cardhu and Strathisla.
You can see the ruins of Duffus Castle from Easter Kintrae; climb up the hill near Dufftown to Auchindoon Castle - both are free. Buy a joint ticket for Spynie Palace and Elgin Cathedral, both of which have fantastic views. Brodie Castle (National Trust) has a great art collection and lovely gardens as well as a tearoom.
|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 strange rock formations, the Giant's Chair and the Giant's Table) and the market town of Keith (there are good walks from here too, visit the tourist information centre) at weekends from Easter to September.|
The Loft Bistro at Kinloss is an Eat Scotland accredited restaurant with an excellent choice of fresh, seasonal, locally sourced dishes, homemade desserts and a wide range of wines, Scottish ales and whiskies. The Old Mill Inn, Brodie, offers everything from light bar lunches to fully blown delicious dinners in the restaurant, with an excellent choice to suit both carnivores and vegetarians.