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Na Clamhanan

(Ref. 1021518)

Rafford near Forres, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Emma the host kept contact exactly at the right level."

    Loved the property and in the right location for everywhere to visit on our bucket list. Comfort and homely are the perfect discrption for this property.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2024

  • "Interesting spacious house in a quiet secluded location."

    Spotlessly clean, comfortable and exceptionally well equipped by an owner who wants to ensure that you have the most wonderful holiday at Na Clamhanan which we most certainly did! Handy for bird watching trips to the coast or down to Cairngorm, or for cycle rides along quiet lanes or in Culbin Forest. We won’t hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful house in a quiet, very private setting."

    Light, spacious, superbly equipped, and immaculately clean. Emma was brilliant - extremely helpful and responsive. Genuinely the loveliest place we've had the good fortune to stay in and would unreservedly recommend.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property and its secluded situation proved to be an excellent place to spend a holiday, living up to the description portrayed on the Sykes website."

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely holiday home in pristine condition and Gorgeous setting."

    Had a lovely peaceful holiday made even more enjoyable by great recommendations from the owner.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week in Na Clamhanan."

    It's a lovely house, beautifully decorated, immaculately and the best equipped holiday house we've stayed in. Our hosts were very helpful and really friendly and keen to assist us in any way, to help us enjoy our holiday The location is perfect for travelling around the area and there's plenty to see. We'd definitely recommend Na Clamhanan and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jul 2023

  • "Na Clamhanan was very comfortable and well equipped."

    It is in a great location which is private and very peaceful and quiet. Communication with Emma and Dave was very good, both before and after arrival, indeed they were quick to respond to a couple of minor queries we had. We would highly recommend and would stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Jul 2023

  • "Superb and well equipped holiday home in a beautiful and quiet setting."

    This was our second visit and we will return in the future.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had wonderful three weeks in Na Clamhanan."

    The house is realy perfect. Lots of space, lots of light and so well equiped. Everything was sparkling-clean when we arrived and after the mid-term cleaning as well. The layout is realy well thought-out. We loved to be able to sit outside at any time of the day because of the surrounding decking! The large kitchen area was perfect even for our extended cooking sessions and we slept so well in the comfortable bed. The only little thing we missed (and this is absolutely "whinning on a high level") is a view to the surrounding hillsides. But on the other hand one is nicely sheltered against wind in the "lowered" garden, so, another benefit there... The host was wonderful as well. Even before we arrived she had tons of information about the area, places to see, places to shop etc.. She even arranged for a traveling fish monger to come up to the house, because we couldn't find a place to buy fresh fish in the vicinity.

    Reviewed by Marc5.0May 2023

  • "Really struggling to give this accommodation anything but top marks throughout!"

    A very eco friendly and welcoming hand built wooden villa sitting on a plateau with 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. The first floor lounge and bedroom both have spacious balconies with seating, the downstairs bedroom also has decking directly outside and accessible from the bedroom; the open plan living/dining/kitchen downstairs also has wrap around deck with wooden furniture, a hammock and barbecue. Furniture throughout is of a very high standard. Sofas really comfortable, beds that make sleeping very easy - either firm or softer, you decide. Bed linen and towels provided were also of really good quality. Downstairs wet floor shower room; further bathroom upstairs with shower over bath. Emma (host) was excellent and answered any questions that you may have - nothing was an issue. House is about 10-15 minutes drive from the nearest town of Forres with a couple of large supermarkets and other high street shops. Definitely no shopping or eating establishments within easy walking distance from the house. That was definitely a massive plus point for us as we were trying to get as far away as possible from recognised mass civilisation. Will most definitely return in the future as the location in that stretch of the Moray Firth is ideal. Well done in creating an excellent holiday destination in an idyllic setting.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great house in a peaceful location."

    It was snowy and icy when we arrived and the car couldn't make it up the track despite thorough gritting from the owner. It was only a very short walk to the house from the road, however. This might be an issue for people with mobility issues in icy weather. Otherwise absolutely perfect.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Jan 2023

  • "A fantastic house."

    Really well situated in the landscape. It is tastefully furnished, with good quality beds and mattresses. The sofas, cookware, coffee machine and everything are of good quality. And the whole area up there is fantastic. We particularly like Roseisle Country Park and Culbin Forest. We will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Jacob5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a brilliant week in this lovely holiday home and hope to visit again."

    Property was very well equipped, extremely eco friendly and set in a peaceful location. Emma was the perfect host!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely bright and spacious modern secluded holiday house with all the facilities and contents you could wish for!"

    The owner, Emma, was very helpful!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very enjoyable week at Na Clamhanan."

    Excellent prpoerty with high levels of confort and general amenity. A warm welcome too. Beautiful location on top of all. We honestly couldn't have wished for a better holiday.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Super accommodation in a great location for walking, fishing, visiting gardens etc."

    The property is totally private, well thought out, extremely clean and in a very peaceful location. We have booked again for next Spring and very much look forward to returning

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely lodge in a beautiful and very quiet setting."

    Perfect. The ideal location and base for exploring Morayshire.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Emma’s eco lodge is fantastic, it’s so well designed, kitchen appliances and bedding are all excellent quality."

    It was clean, spacious, bright, contemporary, warm and all our needs were catered for. There is lots to do in the area. We definitely hope to return and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2022

  • "Tremendous property all round could not fault it in anyway Friendly helpful host just a fantastic tranquil spot"

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Apr 2022

  • "Emma and David, we loved our stay in the chalet during the month."

    You obviously take great pride in making it comfortable, practical, and stylish. We felt at home and therefore were able to focus on having a lot of fun and relaxation. We thought it was useful to be in touch with Emma from time to time during our stay and we appreciate Emma’s super quick responses when we had questions. Keep up the great work. We don’t know what the future holds for our travel but we hope to visit again. With thanks, Laura & Dom

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2022

  • "We were very lucky to book this property for Christmas."

    Emma couldn't have been more helpful with advice and directions. Their home is beautiful, comfortable and set in a peaceful location with plenty of wildlife to see from the huge windows. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Valerie A5.0Dec 2021

  • "The house was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed."

    It was perfectly located to visit all the local sights. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely house, filled with light, very comfortable and relaxing."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Na Clamhanan."

    The house was spotlessly clean and the furnishings and facilities excellent. Emma, the host, was easy to contact and very welcoming and helpful. Thanks for the generous welcome pack and for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2021

  • "Perfect holiday in a fantastic property in a beautiful location."

    Emma has provided everything you would need to make your stay wonderful.The additional directions to the property provided by Emma and the details of all local shopping was very useful.We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Na Clamhanan.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2021

  • "What an amazing place!"

    The house is modern, beautifully furnished and well equipped. The owner went way beyond expectations to accommodate us and to give us the best experience by suggesting places to visit and activities nearby. The house is in a beautiful location, perfect for seeing dolphins, visiting amazing beaches and walking or biking through the forests. We would recommend this house to anybody and will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a great break at this cottage."

    It was spacious, comfy and was well kitted out. It's in a beautiful location and we were visited by local wildlife frequently (Inc hares, deer, birds of prey etc) - which the kids loved. The local area has plenty to see and do. Great beaches, loads of mountain biking, surfing and more. The hosts had loads of great tips for things to do. We will have to come back again

    Reviewed by Nancie5.0Aug 2020

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Two east-facing bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) and chair bed with doors opening onto covered decking area; 1 x first-floor king-size with covered balcony and Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom
  • Ground-floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, with doors opening to south and west-facing decking
  • First-floor study/sitting room with large west-facing balcony suitable for dining
  • Utility
  • Air source heat pump heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV, digital radio/ Bluetooth speaker, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2-3 cars
  • Garden with lawn and decking with outdoor seating and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 6 miles
  • Please note: The chair bed is suitable only for a child
  • Please note: The garden is suitable for children however there is no fence between lawn and the wild grass area beyond, so children must be supervised
  • Please note this property has a £250 good housekeeping bond

The property

Forres 6.3 miles.

Lying in the beautiful rural area of Rafford in Moray, Scotland is this spectacular brand new eco-build, Na Clamhanan.

Clad in Scottish larch and roofed in slate, Na Clamhanan has been built with all natural materials throughout.

This timber structure blends wonderfully with its surroundings, set in a sunny site within 2 acres of young mixed woodland, you will be deep within a world full of wildlife, with frequent sightings from the house of buzzards, deer, owls, and hares to name a few.

This light, bright, warm house has oak and heated slate floors throughout and an open-plan living space where you can enjoy quality time with your party.

The fully fitted kitchen and the large dining table lend themselves to social occasions or alternatively simply relax on the balcony or in front of the Smart TV surrounded by simple minimalist decor.

The ground floor bedroom with south facing picture window, is perfect for those less able, and home to a king-size zip/link bed and a chair bed, and adjacent to a fully-accessible wet room.

The handy utility room contains modern washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.

Upstairs enjoy the full height vaulted lounge with large windows and balcony adding to the breath-taking expanse and use of space, with a woodburning stove adding a homely atmosphere.

Sofas, beanbags and Smart TV ensure indoor relaxation and the lounge leads out onto a large west facing balcony, perfect for an evening glass of wine or dinner.

The study area of the living space is lit by overhead Vellux windows and equipped with desk and shelving suitable for writing or working.

The upstairs bathroom benefits from Jack-and-Jill access to the second bedroom, which is home to a king-size bed and its very own balcony for you to wake up to and take in the fresh air and morning sunshine.

Throughout the bedrooms the Egyptian cotton bed linen maintains the feeling of luxury.

The south and west facing lawn surrounding the property is ideal for children to play on and outdoor furniture is provided on all aspects ensuring a sunny seat whatever time of day to enjoy the BBQ provided.

A wonderful array of attractions await in this area, with quiet sandy beaches perfect for families lying all along the Moray Coast, as featured in National Geographic Magazine’s top rated coastal destinations of the world.

The picturesque fishing village of Findhorn offers a natural marina, pubs and an award-winning slow food café.

Avid mountain bikers will revel in the many trails in the area for all abilities, or cyclists can take in the scenery from the quiet roads with many brilliant loops to try out.

A visit to the Pluscarden Abbey is a fascinating one; this medieval Catholic monastery is still operating today and is home to Benedictine Monks and daily services.

The famous Malt Whisky Tour is practically on your doorstep, visit Dallas Dhu, Benromach and Glenlivet to sample Scotland's most renowned tipple.

Along with salmon fishing, boat trips, dolphin watching and local wild swimming, this area is a must-visit.

Within easy reach of the breathtaking Cairgorm National Park, Na Clamhanan is a jewel in the Moray crown.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band B

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

FORRES

Kinloss 3.5 miles; Findhorn 6 miles; Nairn 10 miles; Elgin 12.5 miles, Inverness 27 miles

The pretty town of Forres is one of Scotland's oldest small towns and boasts an array of historical monuments, museums and castles, as well as impressive parks and award winning gardens. Forres is an ideal starting point for exploring the Malt Whisky Trail being home to two of the Distilleries, and in close proximity to another five! Forres boasts two golf courses and some excellent fishing opportunities. Ideally placed for visiting the atmospheric fishing villages that are dotted along the north east coastline and just twenty seven miles from the capital of the Highlands, Inverness, it is a great base for a holiday. You can immerse yourself in history with Cawdor and Brodie Castles, Culloden Battlefield and Fort George all within easy reach. Alternatively, you can spend time at Findhorn enjoying the beach and looking for seals or a day's watersports finishing with a drink overlooking the bay whilst the sun goes down. A five minute drive from Forres will take you to Califer Hill Viewpoint, providing stunning views across the Moray Firth, Findhorn and beyond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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