- Hot tub
- Swimming pool
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
28 Customer Reviews
"10 out of 10."
We have stayed in a few Sykes places and this is the best. It is a gem, middle of nowhere and first class accommodation. Jane was so helpful, left loads of lovely food etc for our arrival. The place has all the modern helpful gadgets you could think of. The hot tub had a swimming jet so you could either relax or do some “lengths” against the jet. The TVs are great, the bed is very comfortable and the wet room has everything. You won’t be disappointed!
Hi Esther thank you so much for the super review. We are really delighted you had a brilliant time at Moss of Bourach and so pleased you had a notable stay and willing to share your find with others! I have a reliable and great small handful of helpers who work hard to help me maintain everything to the best of our abilities and have passed on your feedback for them too! It was a delight meeting you both and hope you find yourselves back again at some point in the future! Really appreciated and thank you both x Property Owner
"It is an amazing place everything you need is there the host Jane was fantastic ..."
It is an amazing place everything you need is there the host Jane was fantastic if we needed anything she went above and beyond couldn’t wish for a better place to stop I am disabled and it was well equipped for this could not find any fault whatsoever highly recommend it am sure you will have an enjoyable stay like we did and you have got the added bonus of hot tub / swimming pool which my husband used a lot but I also could use being disabled
Hi Linda thank you for taking time to review Moss of Bourach and highly recommend us. We do try really hard to ensure everyone’s stay is as best as it can be and allow your holiday to be full of good memories and relaxation. The swim spa does its bit too! Great to meet you both. All the best Jane and family. Property Owner
"We had such an amazing relaxing time at Moss of Nourach."
Jane has thought of everything and more. Due to health issues we had to swap a Kruger park safari for here and we were not disappointed. We relaxed, recharged and felt the better for it. The welcome pack was fabulous, the hydropool was just what the doctor ordered. The deer close by, the whisky trails and Walkers factory local delights. Local eateries were lovely too. A must place to stay to unwind and reset. We will be back, amazing facilities for ambulant disabled and w/chair users alike. 10/10 all round and
Thank you for taking time to review Moss of Bourach and for your lovely comments. We really look forward to welcoming you again too in the future. We are delighted you got the relaxation and break that you required and found our hydropool beneficial. Moss of Bourach is designed to cater for people of a variety of abilities and are delighted that you were able to comment as you have to help others have the benefit from your great stay. The location as you highlighted does have plenty to offer and the deer have been happily munching on the pansies on the doorstep! Much appreciated Jane and family. Property Owner
"Everything was amazing."
Jane could not have been more helpful. We had everything we needed in the accommodation and more! It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The swim spar was a real bonus. We didn’t want to leave.
So pleased you felt you wanted to stay on and had an amazing stay. The exclusive swim spa is a real treat so delighted you enjoyed it ! Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review and for your stay at Moss of Bourach! Property Owner
"My wife and I chose to stay here for our honeymoon and what a choice it was!"
The pod is kitted out with all kinds of added gizmos that aren't listed so you get more than you expect. It's outstandingly clean and modern and yet retains a romantic feel. The hot tub is superb!! The host Jane is fantastic, she goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome and deserves real credit. The pod is ideally situated for stunning views, with brilliant pubs, cafes and little shops only 2 miles away in the village. From minute one, I described this place as 'a little piece of heaven' and we'll certainly be back.
We love your description of a “little piece of heaven “and great review. Thank you. It was really special having you stay for your honeymoon and we really look forward to seeing you perhaps on anniversary’s to come or romantic getaways and breaks! We are really pleased you managed to make the most of the tech designed to make you have a restful and effortless stay as well as the views and local dining experiences in our little Speyside village of Aberlour just a few minutes drive away. We hope you are enjoying your new status as Mr and Mrs! Thanks so much youre a super couple and we really look forward to seeing you again . All the best! Property Owner
"We just spent a very relaxing week at Jane's 'cottage'."
The immediate surroundings and the mountain views meant our breakfasts lasted hours as we just soaked up the beautiful atmosphere of the place (one morning we woke up to a deer on the lawn munching on the flower beds!). The accommodation was spacious and spotless, with everything we needed (and plenty of things we never realised we needed!). It was the perfect base for trips to the Moray Coast to the North and the Cairngorms to the South. Not forgetting it is located near the Spey in the heart of whisky territory with distilleries seemingly round every corner.
Thank you for your lovely review and helpful description of your stay. It was a pleasure having you to stay and the deer are still munching away but hopefully more on the fallen crab apples ! The autumnal colours and light are really coming to the fore now to add to the scene too. Great meeting you both and thank you again . Property Owner
"Cannot find any faults with this booking."
The host Jane and her family were incredibly accommodating going above and beyond any expectations to make sure we had everything we needed for ourselves and our 4 month old. Cannot praise them enough. The pod itself had everything we needed and on top of that a load of gizmos and treats that made the stay even more enjoyable, from the massage beds to the Japanese toilet to the organic soap. The highlight for us was the hot tub/swim spa which I probably spent far too much time in. Its huge. The views as well. Was hoping for some stargazing but the weather wasn't permitting, though this didn't detract from the gorgeous sunset or views. Wishing Jane and family all the best and will definitely be back.
Hi thank you for finding time for the super feedback and for introducing us to our youngest ever delightful guest! Were really pleased you enjoyed the tech and treats as well as the spa swimming pool and views! We will be delighted to see you again and hope youll achieve the stargazing on the next visit and perhaps even the northern lights if it times right! Storm Betty gave a spectacular and unusual sunset sky on your last night which was a personalised bonus for your lovely family! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again . All the best Jane and Family. Property Owner
"Jane & her family are great hosts, they can’t do enough to make your stay comfortable & memorable without being intrusive."
The welcome pack was beyond expectations. Jane herself has a great understanding about the requirements for people with disabilities, the hot tub/ swimming pool was fabulous. The profile beds just made my holiday complete as I have been unable to get into a bed for over two years it was so comfortable I slept the clock round the first night. There was nothing we could fault we both had a holiday to remember.
Hi Anne thank you for your great review and informative feedback. We are so delighted that guests including yourself are enjoying the beds and seem to be getting such good sleeps! Particularly in your case im delighted that you’ve managed to get the rest you needed in the profiling/massage beds. It’s really rewarding to know guests have had such a good break. The accommodation as you have appreciated is super for guests with a variety of abilities and carefully designed for comfort and a luxurious stay for all. It makes us really happy to facilitate everyones needs wherever possible. It was a delight and so nice having stay. Kind regards Jane and Family.. Property Owner
"The host is very accommodating she went far and beyond to make our stay welcoming and pleasant."
Hi John thank your for Highly Recommending Moss of Bourach . It was a delight having you and look forward to any further visits. Kind regards Jane and Family. Property Owner
"What a wonderful stay we had in this wonderful ‘pod’ Everything you could ..."
What a wonderful stay we had in this wonderful ‘pod’ Everything you could ever of needed and more can be found inside The owner and her family were brilliant nothing was too much trouble The little things are what make a holiday and this ‘pod’ and the owner made this a brilliant holiday which ranks up very high with other holidays we have had so thankyou Jane and family
Thanks for your lovely feedback Sarah and so pleased you had a brilliant holiday with us and a wonderful stay. Kindest regards Jane and Family Property Owner
From the hot tub to the accommodation, and the extra little touches like robes, towels etc. Jane went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect. I would highly recommend others to choose Moss of Bourach as the perfect break.
Thanks Lucinda for your lovely review. We are pleased you appreciated the robes and added touches. We are keen for a luxury experience for all from the luxury towels and huge swim spa and thank you for your recommendation to others as the perfect break. Lovely meeting you and hope to see you again if feasible . All the best x Property Owner
"We had a fantastic stay with Jane and family incredible hosts."
Everything we needed was there and we were sure if not jane would have climbed a mountain to get it for us. Totally recommended this vacation to all friends and family xx
Thank you for taking the time to give your valuable feedback. It was a pleasure having you to stay and im always delighted to do whatever i can to assist, if needed, to ensure you get a perfect relaxing holiday. Thank you for recommending us as well! Property Owner
"Our stay was wonderful and Jane made us very welcome."
For us the peace and quiet of the surroundings was just what we needed. We will be back hopefully when the sky gets dark enough to star gaze.
So pleased you enjoyed our peace and quiet and delighted you'll hopefully be back to enjoy some spectacular starry nights. Fingers crossed you may get to see the aurora too! It was the best ive ever seen at the end of Feb this year! Thank you for taking the time to review. Property Owner
"The Pod was set in an idyllic setting, with amazing views."
The property owner - Jane went above and beyond her duties. The Pod itself was comfortable, clean and had everything we required. We had such a lovely holiday.
So pleased you enjoyed our pod tucked away in 54 acres with the picture view of Ben Rinnes along with woods, raised bog and croft, Lovely having you to stay and thank you for taking time to review! Property Owner
"Our stay was excellent, a fully equipped kitchen ,large wet room and a lovely bed the cleanliness was excellent ,Our hostess was very kind and helped us when we needed it ,we enjoyed her company very much ."
We enjoyed our 2 weeks very much .
Thank you for the lovely review. Great meeting you too! Property Owner
"Jane was the perfect host and even provided a new shower chair without any fuss."
I can honestly say the accommodation was fantastic and Ideal for anyone with mobility problems. The scenery in the highlands are stunning. What a great few days and I would highly recommend this property. Once again, many thanks Jane for such a wonderful and pleasant holiday.
"Had a fantastic stay, Jane is a great host and the lodge really does have everything you need."
The welcome package was great, Jane showed us all the mod cons and how to use everything then left us to stay. The highlight has to be the hot tub, it's huge, the right temperature and has great views. The little touches Jane brings just makes the stay that more special. We would happily recommend to family and friends.
"Jane was a wonderful host; she was there to welcome us even though we were running late."
The welcome saw us being introduced to our very clean and massive pod for our stay. Jane explained how to use everything and what was required. We absolutely recommend a long stay here. Wish we could have stayed longer than the two days. Smart toilet seat - google Japanese toilet - bed that massages you to sleep; turns itself off. Milk, cream buns and Prosecco in the fridge along with fresh bread and local biscuits from Walkers biscuit factory just down the road. A grand boxed selection of fruit teas and coffee pods for the machine Clean and compact. Really no need to take an oven glove or extras like Sykes recommended as were not required. I did needed to buy sauce at the local shops - 5 minute drive or there about - for our fry up but I bet you even as I type Jane is on the case. It was a home from home experience. Then the amazing swimming pool come hot tub! This was main reason I chose Jane’s retreat but it was so much more than we expected. For folk that need swim training take a holiday here; you can thank me later! The wet room is large and so easy to use before and after the hot tub. Moss of Bourach is about 1/2 mile from Ben Rinnes Distillery and from the public carpark there you can join a path so you can walk up Ben Rinnes. Jane has a booklet includes information regarding the workings of equipment and has taken her time to make sure there is local info and safety regs sorted in her booklet. With the views and sunsets this is a place we will return to, with its wonderful host too. Thank you Jane. Your hard work will we are sure will pay off - oh we even enjoyed our stomp through the bog woods right next door!
Thanks so much for taking the time to write your lovely, detailed review. It really helps others to get a good insight into staying at Moss of Bourach. We will be delighted to see you again to enjoy the sunsets , views and accommodation. It’s a really special destination and im delighted you’ve enjoyed a great holiday here. X Property Owner
"Absolutely fantastic holiday the host Jane and the Pod and facilities Next to none can't praise it enough"
Thanks for the super feedback. We love to make Moss of Bourach the best holiday experience we can! So pleased you had a fantastic time . Great meeting you too! X Property Owner
"Previous feedback on this property says it all."
It really is the most wonderful space to relax - the beautifully warm swim spa is the icing on the cake for me and we used it every evening (even in the -5 temperatures and snow!). It was blissful to me as someone with a bad back and hip, especially after very full and hectic days it really soothed my aching muscles! The pod itself is fabulous; from the cleanliness of the whole pod to the Alexa controlled lights - my particular favourite was the instant hot water for a cuppa. Jane, the owner is just the perfect balance of being on hand to help you with anything you need to know, to offering the right amount of privacy to allow you to get on with the task of relaxing and enjoying your holiday. I cannot fault this place in any aspect. We hope to return as there must be a whisky distillery that we didn't visit and that swim spa has me written all over it! Thanks Jane for a wonderful holiday!
Thank you for your stay and great feedback. Delighted you had a super time and fully benefitted from our swim spa and all the facilities we have to help you relax and enjoy a great holiday. Love to see you back as you work through the plethora of distilleries! Property Owner
"We take cottage/log cabin holidays 2 to 3 times a year more often in Scotland."
We’ve not had a bad holiday yet but we have to say this is a stand out experience. We’ve never had such a great welcome before, being diligently shown around the property by the owner Jane who explained all the amazing equipment including Alexa controlled lights and heating and the huge hot tub/pool. We used it every night even in the rain as it covered within the barn which doesn’t obscure your view outside. Jane provided us with a lovely local lemon drizzle cake, an ice cold bottle of Prosecco and a fresh baked loaf amongst other things in the welcome pack. She even topped us up with coffee machine pods. During our stay we were afforded complete privacy and Jane was always on hand for any advice about the property and local area. We normally travel in a group of four to six family or friends but this was a rare excursion as a couple for which this property and local area was ideal. Would highly recommend for couples and we certainly look forward to visiting again as a couple. Well done Jane and thanks for a fantastic holiday. Karen & John.
Hi Karen and John , thank you for your brilliant review and detail given to help others appreciate some of the unique aspects of Moss of Bourach . We would be delighted for you to stay again if feasible and hopefully you can try out the fire pit too! Much appreciated Jane x Property Owner
"Every thing was perfect, the welcome pack was more than adequate."
As the Owner suggested an additional easy chair, would be of benefit. This accommodation is great for people with mobility issues. Peace & Quiet of the surroundings (GREAT) as was the wild life.
Hi Sheila thank you for your valuable feedback. We value all comments and are delighted you found everything to be perfect. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Thank you for taking the time to review Moss of Bourach. Property Owner
"Really feel the online information does not do this property justice."
Having said that, the added extras - such as boiling water tap and Japanese toilet - were additional welcome surprises. The starter pack of local produce - including fresh bakers bread and the best carrot cake ever tasted (sadly the local baker had none left when we visited to buy some on our departure day), along with Walkers shortbread etc etc - was most appreciated after an 8hr journey due to road closures, the satnav apparently losing signal going through the Cairngorms and other factors. Hope to book soon to return next year. Jane has truly, in our opinion, found her vocation in life, she is the best host balancing interaction with privacy. The family pets were an added bonus for us (although kept at distance if disliked), and the multiple deer sightings within the grounds and on approach were amazing. The pool just speaks for itself - brilliant to have our own personal pool truly at our disposal for that week. It was all we hoped it would be and more! Tranquil, secluded surroundings made for a very relaxing week!
Thanks for your super comments Lorraine and we are delighted you had a brilliant stay. A number of guests have said their stay was even better than anticipated from the site as you have mentioned which is lovely to hear. You certainly had an unanticipated epic journey getting to us and hope the return was far shorter! The deer are still being quite bold! The pool as you point out speaks for itself and we are delighted that it is available for the sole use whenever desired by the guest. We would love to see you again when possible. Property Owner
"The property was absolutely perfect for myself and my partner."
Jane showed us around when we arrived and explained all appliances, Hot tub etc.It was spotless and perfect for our 4 night stay. We took our mountain bikes which allowed us to see a lot of the beautiful countryside and being able to relax in the Hot tub afterwards was a treat indeed. The 'goodies' that were in the unit upon arrival were truly lovely, fresh scones, homemade jam's, clotted cream, butter, fresh bread and even a bottle of Prosecco, beautiful locally made soaps and honey. On our last night we Jane even made us Pimms to watch the sunset - it was the perfect stay. Thank you - we will be back!! The bedding was second to none as was the beds with massaging mattress and adjustable height etc.
Thank you for visiting and your great feedback. We will be delighted to see you again in the future! We use great quality bedding and towels to enhance your stay and give that luxury spa like feel so very pleased you appreciated them and all the goodies! Thank you. Property Owner
"I can't praise Jane or her property highly enough."
Anne and I had a wonderfully relaxing time enjoying the 5* facilities and the amazing setting. We particularly liked that fact that there was so many different arears where you could sit, from the wee patio out the back of the barn which was lovely and sheltered from any breeze, to the relaxing seats within the barn itself, which was great when the drizzle started!! This property has everything you would require for a great stay (especially the host, Jane, who can't do or provide enough for you) and we will definitely be back.
Thank you for your review on your stay at Moss of Bourach . The various seating areas are proving very popular to allow as much time as possible enjoying the views and ambience outdoors whatever the weather as you’ve described so well and I’m delighted you’ve appreciated the facilities that we work hard to maintain for a luxury experience and stay . We will be delighted to see you again for another relaxing holiday in the future! Our fire pit is now operational too! Property Owner
"The property was beautiful."
The photos really didn’t do it justice. The host was so friendly and welcoming. She went above and beyond for my little girl during our stay. All the little touches really meant a lot to us. I am already recommending them to my friends and family.
Thank you Lynne. It was delightful to meet you and your family and the 3 kittens are doing well! Marmalade isn’t so sure about them still! It was a pleasure and fun to have our youngest guest yet too! Property Owner
"Myself and my partner have really enjoyed our stay at Moss of Bourach."
The pod and hot tub/pool was fantastic. The owner Jane was very welcoming and had given us a tour of the pod on arrival and ensured we were happy with everything. As the pod is next to the house, Jane ensured our privacy was respected at all times, which we couldn’t have asked for any better. Jane also checked in with us during our visit to ensure we were happy with everything and if we had any questions relating to our stay. The beautiful countryside outside the pod, was brilliant and Jane left notes on places where we could visit which was lovely. Jane’s lovely gestures made our stay even more enjoyable and we are very more than pleased, we have had a lovely, relaxing few days and we would definitely recommend to others. We will be back!
Thanks so much for taking your time and placing a lovely review. It was lovely meeting you and look forward to the possibility of seeing you back at Moss of Bourach. Property Owner
"We enjoyed 5 nights at the property."
The property was spotlessly clean and had all the facilities available that you could need. The hot tub was a fantastic bonus and we used it every day. The views are fantastic from the property and you can view the sunset from the rear of the property. We met some nice people during our stay including the owner, the sheep farmer, the gardner and some friends who were looking after Marmalade the cat as the owner was away for the begining of the week. Would definitely stay again.
Thank you for taking time on your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay and look forward if the opportunity arises to welcoming you back. Property Owner
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- Luxurious single-storey
- One super-king-size bedroom (zip/link, can be two singles on request) (electronic lift, tilt mechanism and massage feature) with Smart TV
- Wet room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
- Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
- Fire pit in garden
- Underfloor heating
- Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine
- 2 x Smart TV, Alexa controlled lights and heating, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off-road parking for 2 cars
- Garden with lawn, patio, furniture and large hot tub/swimming pool, and separate barbecue patio
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 2.8 miles, pub 2.3 miles
- Note: Both the property and swimming pool are accessible for people with disabilities
- Note: There is an on-site Woodland and Peat bog for exploring
- Note: There are two single sofa beds in the living area, subject to additional pre arrangement with owner
- Note: This property is well designed for those with mobility issues and contains the following: a wet room with a bidet, handrails, shower seat, and a sink which will allow a wheelchair to fit underneath, there is also an adjustable desk, lowered kitchen furniture, profiling beds which allow for a mobile hoist, hoist for swim spa and ramps in the swimming pool, the lights and heating are also voice activated, please contact us for more information or if you require bed rails or ramps for the pool
- Note: Additional accommodation of 2 sofa beds available on request
Moss of Bourach lies within a 54 acre sheep croft of pasture and woodland, surrounding a beautiful and environmentally significant and rare raised peat bog on the edge of Aberlour, Moray, with magnificent views to Ben Rinnes and the twin Conval Hills.
Enjoying luxurious high quality contemporary features, a large garden and a 17 foot swimming pool/large hot tub for watching the starry sky, this one-bedroom pod is perfect for a couple; it will also suit a young family or up to two additional guests, utilising the two full-size single sofa beds in the sitting/living area.
You will find off-road parking on arrival and an accessible path leading to your holiday home.
Enter the open-plan living space, with a white-glossed kitchen area hosting all the appliances for a self-catered stay, including electric oven, hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine dryer, dishwasher, and boiling tap for cooking and hot beverages.
Savour mealtimes together at the dining table for up to four or make it an alfresco affair to enjoy the countryside backdrop over a glass of wine.
Take a dip in the large spa hot tub, which is accessible for those with limited mobility; afterwards you can rinse off in the wet room. Relax on the plush sofa whilst the Smart TV plays a film and when sleep calls, there is a super-king-size bedroom (zip/link) with ample storage and massage bed feature if desired.
Begin the day with a hot beverage in the garden and let the morning sunshine waken you before exploring your surroundings around the croft.
Take advantage of the proximity to the famous salmon fishing River Spey for a scenic walk, or cycle along the Speyside Way, and be sure to see the historic Ben Rinnes Distillery, which was founded in 1826 with its iconic tall red chimney.
In the heart of Speyside there are numerous famous distilleries to explore; for walkers, a path starting up Ben Rinnes is nearby, and the lovely Lynn Waterfalls are also close by to the old packhorse bridge in the village.
Aberlour is a charming little town located in the heart of Scotland's Speyside region, famous for whisky, Walkers shortbread, and salmon fishing.
The town and vicinity is home to a variety of attractions, including the Speyside Cooperage, numerous famous distillery tours, The Wee Ferm, and the attractive Aberlour Victoria Bridge, and nearby Craigellachie (Telford) Bridge over the River Spey.
There is a salmon smokehouse and choice of miniature or steam railway and Moravia Aviation as well as magnificent Ballindalloch Castle and grounds to enjoy along with a number of local golf courses.
Fishing on the Spey is sought after and there is also trout fishing close by.
Within easy reach of the Cairngorms or Lecht for skiing and hill walking and also beautiful child friendly and open beaches along the dolphin famous Moray Firth, Moss of Bourach is a fabulous central location for rural fun and exploration.
Venture to the city of Elgin, home to the Elgin Cathedral, which is a stunning example of Gothic architecture, as well as the Duffus Castle, which is a beautiful medieval castle.
Treat your other half or young family or friends to an amazing stay at Moss of Bourach in Moray.
EPC Rating: Band E
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.
About the location
Elgin 15 miles.
The pretty town of Aberlour lies on the banks of the River Spey, and is surrounded by wonderful open countryside, with the Cairngorm Mountains on one side and the Moray Firth coast on the other. Noted for its presence on the Whisky Trail and for Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival visitors will be stunned to realise that there are 50 whisky distilleries within a 15 mile radius of the town. Many of these distilleries are well worth a visit as they have excellent visitor centres with plenty of tasting on offer. The area is a magnet for fishermen with the River Spey so close by, whilst walkers will certainly appreciate the fabulous walks and wildlife they will encounter en route through the Speyside Way, one of the four official Long Distance Routes in Scotland. Aberlour is a great base for exploring this region of Scotland.
Note: This property is well designed for those with mobility issues and contains the following: a wet room with a bidet, handrails, shower seat, and a sink which will allow a wheelchair to fit underneath, there is also an adjustable desk, profiling beds which allow for a mobile hoist, hoist for swim spa and ramps in the swimming pool, the lights and heating are also voice activated, please contact us for more information or if you require bed rails or ramps for the pool
This property offers the following short breaks:
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