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Gardener's Cottage

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Urquhart near Elgin, Speyside & The Cairngorms Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • garden (9)
  • recommend (8)
  • stay (7)
  • great (7)
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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Couldn’t fault it, really comfortable everything we needed."

    Needed to ring owner to say we were going to be late due to being diverted because of an accident, and was asked if we needed any provisions to help us out, which was really nice. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2024

  • "This is the second time we have stayed here."

    It is a great cottage which wants for nothing, well appointed and very cosy. It is well placed to explore the area and there are some great walks very close by. We would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2023

  • "Seating in lounge needs replacing as soon as possible."

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Oct 2023

  • "Nice place to stay, would of been nice had the owners introduced themselves to us on arrival."

    We travelled for 11 hours and milk for a drink would of been nice, may this could be considered for future guests. I would highly recommend the garden at the back of the cottage fenced off to keep their dogs away from guests staying there. Daily their dogs paced up and down round the cottage so I was on edge letting my dog out. In the terms and conditions when booking it states guests dogs must not be allowed to roam around and kept under control yet their dogs are allowed to go back and forth. Although there is a fenced field for dogs it's not always possible to use i.e night time / early morning when it is dark, I feel it would benefit from a private garden so guests can relax and allow their dogs out .The driveway is quite small so if you have a larger car be prepared to do a two point turn on the road to get into it

    Reviewed by Innes3.4Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous place to stay."

    Owners very accommodating after a disastrous start to our holiday. Would definitely recommend and would consider coming back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    Friendly and helpful hosts and a magnificent walled garden to enjoy during our stay. Chickens, pheasant, owls and lambs as our closest neighbours. A rural idyll! The cottage is well equipped and the only thing to detract from this was worn out settees and armchair that offered little support or comfort

    Reviewed by Martin4.7May 2023

  • "What a great little cottage!"

    We had a delightful stay here which was a perfect base to explore Moray. The setting and gardens are beautiful.

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a wonderful, cosy cottage in a great position for touring the area."

    It is very quiet and peaceful so relaxing. The walled garden is amazing and will be a riot of colour in late spring into summer. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage in good location."

    Beautiful walled garden to explore on weekdays. The owners very helpfully arranged return of my jewellery case which I had left behind. Would recommend this cottage for a peaceful stay in lovely surroundings.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Sep 2022

  • "A hidden gem - beautifully restored, well equipped, super comfortable and peaceful and well placed for so many local highlights, from castles and gardens to beaches and ice cream."

    The absolute highlight was being able to enjoy the beautiful walled garden, full of late summer flowers and fruit trees - something really special.

    Reviewed by Mairi5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    Great quiet location. Cottage was very relaxing. Perfect base for exploring Moray.

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful, peaceful location."

    Gardener's Cottage does however feel tired and a little neglected. Not luxurious, but practical and functional. Appliances were all clean and good quality. The cottage is well-equipped too. Furniture was old and uncomfortable and there were a few maintenance issues which have been shared with the owners. Beds were comfortable but when stripped, the mattresses were not very clean. The grounds around the property were lovely, walled garden a delight....but it did all feel a little rundown especially around the steading.....benches were rusty and in need of a lick of paint, flowers in pots had died off and needed replacing, leaves needed removing from in the carport.....just little things that would have made a better first impression. That said, our holiday was relaxing and refreshing but if I'm on holiday, I do prefer a little more refinement than Gardener's Cottage offers. Also, for us, no toilet facilities on the first floor was awkward and this should be mentioned in the description.

    Reviewed by Desney3.8Jul 2022

  • "Loved it. Great cottage in a perfect location."

    Plenty to do in the surrounding area. Great to be able to access to the walled garden. Hosts very welcoming throughout our stay. Cottage well equipped and very comfortable all round. Highly recommend! Would love to return.......

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a fabulous holiday."

    We enjoyed the peace and quiet in both the cottage and superb grounds. The Walled Garden is beautiful and a haven of peace. Great for losing yourself in a good book and enjoying nature. The cottage was very well equipped, comfortable and so peaceful. Just the occasional sheep in the field behind! Lots to see and do in the local area. We are golfers and it’s a golfer’s dream with so many excellent courses nearby. The new one at Maverston more or less next door is excellent, Lossiemouth great but more challenging and Cullen great fun! Excellent choice of places to eat out, but highly recommend The Seven Stills on the Whisky Trail at Dufftown. The reviews on Trip Advisor are spot on. Must book in advance as it’s small and intimate with French cooking by a French chef! A holiday here is highly recommended, and your hosts Melanie and Christian, will offer you a warm welcome and Go the extra mile to offer you a very special holiday. Enjoy.

    Iain NicolsonAug 2021

  • "Excellent property."

    I stayed end June/July. Took 3 small children with us and they had an excellent time. Garden is wonderful for kids. Secluded,safe and quiet. House is very child friendly. House is very clean and has all living amenities. Owners were available if necessary and very friendly. They allowed us to view their award winning garden and the kids loved running around the paths. Excellent location. 20 min drive to Lossiemouth beach which was great for the kids. 1 hour from Aviemore. Scottish dolphin centre was very educational. Elgin swimming pool was excellent. Nairn beach was a good trip out. I would thoroughly recommend this property and couldn't fault it in any way. 5 stars. We will definitely be back. Thanks.

    Julie LindNov 2018

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open-plan living space with dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Private off-road parking
  • Walled gardens with lawns, gravelled area patio area, furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Access Monday to Friday to the owner’s walled garden
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed in the walled garden
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Elgin 5.1 miles.

Nestling in the grounds of the superb surroundings of Glebe House in Urquhart near Elgin, Moray is this charming traditional cottage, Gardener’s Cottage.

The ideal location for a family holiday, Gardener’s Cottage offers extremely well-presented accommodation in attractive grounds.

The property is stylish and inviting with a pleasant living space offering a gorgeous sitting area arranged around an attractive woodburning stove and windows providing glimpses of the beautiful rural views beyond.

The dining area houses a rustic dining table with ample seating and you can easily imagine relaxed family meals around this table, catching up on tales of holiday activities past and planning new adventures to come.

Step into the country kitchen and you will find everything you need to prepare all your holiday meals.

An elegant stable door adds a lovely bucolic finishing touch to the space and offers a more informal dining area overlooking the gardens.

When bedtime calls, choose from the gorgeous king-size bedroom on the ground-floor or climb the stairs to the other two beautifully furnished bedrooms where you can choose from either a twin or a single.

All the bedrooms are pleasantly appointed and whether you are curling up for a restful night’s sleep or waking up in the morning, offer a truly idyllic sanctuary.

The outside of Gardener’s Cottage is as bewitching as the inside with appealing gardens giving the cottage a truly rural feel.

During the week guests are welcome to make use of the 200 year old walled garden that surrounds the property and this is the perfect setting for the children to run around while the grown-ups relax and take in the fresh air and panoramic views.

This is the place where forever holiday memories are made.

Getting out and about from Gardener’s Cottage is a must and there is plenty for the whole family to see and do.

From long, sandy beaches to green, lush forests, the area has it all and attracts many walkers and hikers who like to walk along the coast and take in the wonderful views.

For all those foodies there are a whole host of wonderful restaurants to choose from within a short drive and Elgin is a lovely village to discover while you are here.

For a day out to remember you can take a boat out from Spey Bay and see if you can spot any Moray Firth dolphins.

Golfing and fishing are both popular pastimes here and there are also a number of castles and whisky trails where you can indulge in a wee dram!

For a holiday to remember forever, make sure you visit Gardener’s Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band D

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

ELGIN

Lossiemouth 5.6 miles, Inverness 40 miles

Once Scotland’s smallest city, the town of Elgin now boasts its own football team, and still holds its bustling atmosphere! It is the administrative capital of Morayshire and a place with many attractions in an Area of Outstanding Beauty. Close to the north east coast of Scotland with its selection of sandy beaches, golf courses and atmospheric fishing villages, Elgin has a lot to offer in terms of history and visitor attractions. Situated along the banks of the River Lossie the town has grown and flourished and has grand stone buildings and of course the famous cathedral which dates back to the 13th century. Other places of interest in the area include many distilleries, Elgin Museum and Baxters of Fochabers. For walkers, the Speyside Way footpath provides a wonderful network of paths with fantastic sea views and wildlife.

Note: Access Monday to Friday to the owner’s walled garden. Note: Dogs are not allowed in the walled garden. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.