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Lily Collie's

(Ref. 1066310)

Bogmoor near Fochabers, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Thanks for a lovely stay at Lily Collie’s."

    The cottage was lovely and cosy cottage and I hadn’t realised we could access the Speyside Way directly from Bogmoor, which was great to walk over to Speybay and Garmouth.

    Reviewed by Mairead5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage in great location."

    Cleanliness and attention to detail second to none. Lovely welcome pack on arrival. Could not fault this Lovely little cottage and will definitely go back there again. Our new favourite.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is beautiful, very clean and comfortable, Lindsey and family were lovely and helpful, our only problem was that we’d said our daughter was in a wheelchair and it wasn’t wheelchair friendly, Lindsey helped us move furniture to get the wheelchair in and we managed lifting our daughter around."

    We enjoyed our stay and would happily recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Mar 2024

  • "A fantastic cottage, a great garden, great location, we couldn’t have asked for more."

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lily Collie's Cottage was like a home away from home."

    Warm, cosy and welcoming. It was my birthday when I was there, and the owner, Lindsay, left a cake with a candle and a lovely card for me! Very thoughtful and kind. We met due to a minor mishap which she swiftly dealt with and couldn't have been more charming or friendly. The beds were so comfortable, we didn't want to get up, and I will definitely be buying a duck down duvet for ourselves now...SO warm and snuggly! Bogmoor is not far from everywhere you might want to visit...coast or town, but feels as if it's in the middle of nowhere...so quiet and peaceful. I would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a perfect getaway in the northeast of Scotland. You won't regret it.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have had a lovely week at Lily Collie’s."

    What a real gem of a cottage! On arrival we met Lindsay who was just lovely. Lindsay had prepped the fire and had the kettle on ready for us after our long journey. The place was spotlessly clean and had everything that we could have possibly needed. A real home from home. Pride really has been taken throughout this cottage and it shows in its presentation. Thank you for the extra touches like including bread, milk, butter, tea, coffee etc meaning that we did not have to rush out. There was even an unexpected pack for our dog. We have been on so many amazing walks, explored within the local area and beyond and yet there was still so much more we could have explored, we didn’t feel ready to come home. There really is plenty to do, such a lovely area to stay and such a lovely cosy cottage to stay in. Having the cottage to come back to and cosying up in front of the fire was a real treat. Feeling very rested and relaxed after our much needed break. Thank you for having us stay at your impeccable cottage.

    Reviewed by Charley5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is such a lovely cottage-warm and comfy in the winter and has a lovely big garden for the summer evenings."

    The village itself is so quiet and peaceful, with just a distant roar of the ocean and the occasional crow breaking the silence. Central to some fantastic small seaside villages and coves as well as the dolphin spotting and northern lights from the local beach. I should also mention the generous host with some extra wee touches that shows she has great pride in Lilys ......and so she should.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Nov 2023

  • "I managed to snatch a much needed few days off from work and was looking for somewhere that could give me rest and some ‘headspace’ and this cottage was able to provide warmth , comfort and easy access to walks from the doorstep ."

    A lovely cosy well equipped cottage that had everything we needed for our short stay . The owner was lovely and had left some essentials in a welcome pack .. thank you ☺️

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely home from home."

    We felt welcomed by all the little extras, flowers in the bedroom, cotton wool etc for your make up, the thoughtful milk eggs & bread as well as tea and coffee enabled us not to have to dash out shopping straight away and the bowls & treats for our dog were a kind gesture. The cottage was well maintained and immaculately clean. There was nothing that hadn’t been carefully considered. The bed and and sofas were super comfortable and the log fire that had already been made ready to light made it difficult to leave the cottage to explore the surrounding area. I truly wish the cottage was closer to us so we could visit more often for a weekend escape

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent place great host"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a week at this cottage in August 2023 with our cat."

    The cottage was absolutely lovely, comfortable, extremely clean and the owner was super welcoming (the shortbread cookies, milk, bread and eggs were a lovely touch as was the pet basket!) We had lovely bedding and plenty of towels and the kitchen was fully equipped. We also really enjoyed the huge garden. Thank you very much for making our stay so memorable and we would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic 10 day stay at the cottage."

    The cottage is tastefully decorated and everything you need is provided. Lots of little extras made it feel special. The garden is huge and our dog loved the space. Genuinely one of the best holidays we've had as a family. Thank you Lindsey and Steve.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, which exceeded our expectations."

    ..and quickly became our new home! Thank you for the thoughtful welcome pack with lots of lovely fresh food. I loved flicking through the magazines sitting on the patio soaking up the lovely views...and sun! We met lots of friendly neighbours who always stopped to say hallo. I hope to return soon to the lovely Lillie Collie's....thank you!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lily Collies cottage stay was fantastic, could not find fault with anything."

    The place was immaculately kept, and Lindsay the owner was very hospitable. Upon arrival she brought us fresh bread, milk, eggs, jam and butter. We asked about local amenities and places to visit and as you would expect she was very knowledgeable. Would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our stay at Lily’s Collie was perfect, couldn't have asked for anything more."

    It was spotlessly clean and in stunning condition. Upon welcome, we were greeted by Lindsay and her mum who were lovely. They showed us around and made us feel very welcome. The amenities were faultless. From the cosy woodburner, to the kitchen and that amazing shower! The garden was even bigger than it looked in pictures and provided the perfect area for our dog to play & run around. Our dog River even got the special treatment with an included dog box, c/w blankets, treats, toys and bowls. We highly recommend this property if you're looking for somewhere to stay to explore Morayshire and surrounding area’s, absolute perfection.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at Lily Collies."

    The property was warm, comfortable and in an ideal position for exploring east and west, between Inverness and Fraserburgh. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed to make it the perfect place to stay. We hope to stay again sometime. Thank you Lindsay for the much appreciated welcome pack and allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage x

    Reviewed by Pat5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location with everything you need."

    The cottage has been renovated to a high standard with lots of personal touches to make it feel like home. Wood burner was great with plenty of logs provided for cosy nights in, there was also a lovely welcome pack on arrival which was very much appreciated. Great location for exploring the local area, with lovely country walks on the doorstep. Thank you Lindsay for being the perfect host, we hope to return again soon.

    Hi Andrew and Carol, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. You were perfect guests and we’d love to welcome you back. Thanks, Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew & Carol5.0Jan 2023

  • "Very very disappointing."

    We found the house to be dirty. Crockery and utensils were not properly cleaned and the floor throughout the house was covered in a previous guests hair/pet hair. We were also told to wait an hour after the check in time due to the owner not having time to get the house ready. We left a day early due to appliances not working and the house being cold. After discussing this with the owner, who was difficult to contact, she denied there were any issues with the property. We won’t be returning.

    Hi Peter It’s safe to say I was very, very disappointed to read your review. I wish you had agreed to meet with me at the cottage to look at and discuss your issues. I would like to address each of your concerns. ‘We found the house to be dirty’ I can categorically say this was not the case. The guests we had staying over Christmas, just prior to your stay, were extremely courteous and left the cottage in an immaculate state and exceptionally clean and tidy. I take my time to thoroughly clean the cottage after each stay, to my high and exacting standards. This meant a double vacuum prior to your arrival and floors washed. Every surface is dusted, washed and polished to a sparkling finish. ‘Crockery and utensils were not properly cleaned’ Unfortunately I didn’t check the crockery prior to your arrival but I can confirm all utensils were clean. We have a dishwasher that does a very good job. It’s just over one year old and we provide well known, branded detergent tablets. I will endeavour to check crockery from now on to ensure it meets my standards. ‘We were told to wait an hour after check in time’ Unfortunately I advised you at 12.30 that your check in time would unavoidably have to be pushed back by an hour to 4pm. This was due to me having to care for our seriously ill child and our injured pet had to go to the vet. At the time you said this was ok and wished my son a speedy recovery. I’m sorry your check in was delayed. This is something I never like to do but I was unable to prevent this. I’m flexible with our guests and provide earlier check ins/later check outs where possible. I would’ve given you a later check out by way of apology. I also left some NY treats such as sparkling wine, snacks and sweets amongst others that I hoped would help make amends. ‘We left a day early due to appliances not working’ I’m sorry the tumble drier isn’t working. I wasn’t aware of this until after you left. I have sought an engineer to fix it or will have it replaced if this isn’t possible. If the large clothes airer wasn’t sufficient to meet your needs I would’ve happily let you have access to my own personal tumble drier or directed you to a launderette, at my expense. ‘The house being cold’ Our cottage may date from the early 1800’s with nearly 1 meter thick walls to keep the heat in in the winter and to keep it cool in the summer but it’s also been recently renovated. It’s fully kitted out with high performance insulation and electric panel radiators that provide instant heat to your desired temperature. We also have our quality Norwegian wood burning stove. Our shed was devoid of a large amount of seasoned firewood we provide for our guests use following your stay. If this was burned during your stay I’d imagine (and have experienced) the environment to be toasty. Indeed many of our return bookings come off season in the winter months. I doubt they’d like to return to a cold house. ‘The owner was difficult to contact’ Unfortunately due to my parental responsibilities during a period of extreme ill health I was unable to answer my phone when you called. I did return your calls within 20 minutes. You made a number of calls on your last day and indeed in one of your calls you told me that I had great reviews and you were willing to not leave a negative review if I were to provide you with a refund. I felt a little intimidated by this but I didn’t provide you with a refund due to me not entirely agreeing with all the issues you raised with Sykes and myself. I would like to point out there was a number of inconsistencies and some disparity with these. If there are people reading your review Peter, I would ask them to instead focus on all the other glowing reviews we have which include quotes such as ‘spotlessly clean’, ‘attention to detail’, ‘best holiday cottage we have stayed in’, ‘comfortable’, ‘cosy’, ‘communication with the owner was excellent’ etc and ask them to consider these when thinking about booking our cottage for a relaxing and memorable (for all the right reasons!) break. It’s unfortunate your review and scoring has knocked our star place on Sykes website down from a 5 and Perfect. I put a great deal of thought and hard work into ensuring our wee cottage is big on delivering the best holiday accommodation in a noteworthy location. I would like to note that I do appreciate constructive feedback when I feel it’s accurate and would use this to further develop our cottages facilities and my hosting skills. This would benefit all concerned. Regards, Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter1.9Dec 2022

  • "Superb cottage for our Xmas break cosy and comfortable the best of everything very very hospitable owner who couldn’t do enough for us."

    Left Xmas gifts for us under the Xmas tree, bottle of wine, homemade shortbread and marmalade. The wood burning stove and any amount of logs to burn. We have never been to any other cottage where the host has went out of their way like this. We are Extremely great full and appreciate Lindsay’s hard work and dedication to making our stay one of the best ever. Cleanliness was 100% we had no complaints and left cottage just as we had found it Spick and span. You would not be disappointed in booking a holiday at this cottage. We hope to return soon. From Irene Kenny and Linda

    Thank you for the glowing review Irene, Kenny and Linda! It was very kind of you. You were our first guests to spend Christmas at the cottage and I’m glad your stay was great. I wanted you to have a special time. I can’t take credit for the shortbread though…. You wouldn’t get your teeth through mine! It’s the best, melt in your mouth kind from a place you will probably know well… hope to have you guys come stay again. Best wishes, Lindsay x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Dec 2022

  • "Loved this cosy wee cottage, such a relaxing pre Christmas break with lots of lovely walks from the doorstep."

    So peaceful, the bed.was so comfortable and there was everything needed for a wonderful break. Lovely.

    Hi Dianne I’m glad you had a lovely relaxing and peaceful break before the busy Christmas period and that you found the bed comfortable. It’s great to get feedback on our furnishings. I think having a comfy bed on holiday is a must. Thank you and best wishes, Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Dec 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage with everything you could ask for provided."

    Attention to detail is second to none and the added personal touches make it special. Great welcome pack provided. Log burner huge bonus in this cold weather. Best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Would highly recommend.

    Hi Gary, Thank you very much for your kind words and lovely review. It’s appreciated. I hope you both had a lovely break - regardless of the snow! Best wishes, Lindsay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Dec 2022

  • "We can honestly say this is one of the best holiday accommodations we have ever been to."

    The cleanliness , added extra special touches and comfort was exemplary. Also location was brilliant for biking and walking . Thank you for a wonderful holiday

    Thank you so much Joanne! Your review has made my day :) I’m so glad you’d a wonderful holiday. We’d love to welcome you back. Best wishes Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very relaxing break in a beautiful cottage which is very well equipped and with great walks right on the doorstep."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at this cosy gorgeous wee cottage, everything you would need is here, welcome pack of milk, bread, eggs , etc ."

    .the bed was very comfortable , quality bedding .spotlessly clean . Our Collie Ramsay loved the large garden too. Easy access to walks and Spey Bay. great quiet location for exploring Moray and the fabulous beaches . We met Lindsay on arrival and was very welcoming and helpful. We would definately love to come back again .

    Thanks for such a great review Joyce. I’m glad you had a peaceful break and I’m sure Ramsay was tired out from all his walks! We’d love to have you guys come back to bonnie Spey Bay for your holidays. All the best Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely quiet and cosy little cottage with fantastic walks and scenery - a walkers paradise."

    Excellent facility and will return in the near future for a long stay.

    Reviewed by Jacky5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lily Collie,s was a lovely cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and all home comforts. Welcome pack was very thoughtful and even one for our dog . Owner very helpful and key pick up easy. Gorgeous wrap around garden and lovely outlook. We will definitely return to this wee gem with it's great woodburner.

    Hi Catherine thanks for the review. The wood burner is definitely needed on these dreich Autumnal nights. I’m pleased your dog enjoyed his goody basket! We hope to give you a warm welcome again soon. All the best Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in an ideal location with lovely walks right from the door for our dog."

    The garden is large & well kept with a lovely, private seating area . This is the best equipped cottage we have stayed in with everything we could have needed. The communication with the owner was excellent with Lindsay contacting us with directions & key information rather than us having to phone. I wouldn't hesitate to book Lily Collie's cottage again & would highly recommend for anyone looking for a peaceful stay within easy reach of beautiful beaches & lovely villages. Paula, Steven & Tilly

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2022

  • "An absolutely outstanding holiday cottage, I can't recommend it highly enough."

    It's a perfect base for exploring the surrounding area, cosy and welcoming and a great garden. The cottage itself has been finished to a high standard and it was very comfortable. Lindsay the owner was lovely, very friendly, helpful and responsive to messages. It was ideally located for us visiting family and gave us our own space. A great cottage for lots of people, whether it be a family of 4, a small group of friends or a couple. We will be returning!

    Hi Louisa thanks for the ‘outstanding’ review! It was our pleasure to have you stay in our wee cottage. I see you’re booked in again for your holidays, we look forward to welcoming you and your family back :) Best wishes Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage really homely and well furnished in a peaceful location that ..."

    A beautiful cottage really homely and well furnished in a peaceful location that was perfect for us We met Lyndsay a couple of times and she was the perfect host

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house was more that I had hoped."

    Everything was kept in an immaculate condition and was very cosy. The concept of attention to detail gone to next level. Thanks for all the effort you put on making our stay unforgettable

    Hi Rosario, thank you so much for the lovely review. I’m so very pleased that you and your family had a special time on your break, making memories. It means a lot and brings me joy. That’s what it is all about! We strive to ensure our guests have the most comfortable and unforgettable stay. Thanks again Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosario5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lillie's Collie's cottage is a wonderful place to stay, full of character and local history."

    The garden is a really nice facility to have, making breakfast/meals outside a joy! It was just wonderful to sit at the bench with a glass of wine in the evenings and gaze out across the fields and hear the distant rumble of the ocean. We actually liked the fact that here were no pubs or shops in the village as it made our stay one of the most quiet and restful of anywhere we've had. Definitely be back!

    Hi Andrew We’d love to welcome you back. ‘Haste ye back’ as we say in bonnie Scotland! Best wishes Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our stay at Lily Collie’s was wonderful, and we would recommend it to anyone."

    The cottage itself has been beautifully renovated, and has everything you need: the welcome pack was a lovely touch. After a day out exploring Moray, the cottage was a lovely place to return to. The garden is huge, and the views over the countryside are great; the highlight was seeing a deer in the garden, nibbling on the bushes! The location of the cottage is perfect - we loved that there were several walks we could do straight from the door, brilliant for our dog. Would we return? Definitely!

    Hi Arlene It pleased me so much to hear you had a wonderful stay…. And that the deer was nibbling on the bushes and not the flowers! We look forward to having you guys stay again. Best wishes Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arlene5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had the most fabulous stay at Lily Collie’s."

    The cottage was a delight to stay in and so much care and attention has gone in to renovating the cottage to a beautiful standard. It was so cosy with lots of personal touches that made our stay extra special. There were loads of walking recommendations from the host which were fab and the surrounding area makes for a great day out.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic week at Lily Collie’s."

    We could not have had a more relaxing, cosy and comfortable place to stay. Lots of walks with our wee dog who loved it too. Lindsay was very good with comms and she has established a lovely cottage in a very good location to explore Morayshire. We will be back I am sure at some point in the future! Highly recommend as a ‘must stay’ at cottage

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great property done to high standards."

    Great welcome pack to start our holiday (shortbread was fantastic) . Lovely area , quiet and peaceful, beautiful walks loads of wildlife. Just excellent

    Hi Craig Wish I could say the shortbread was home baked! It’s not made too far from us as we like to shop local and I agree with you in that it’s yummy. We’re glad you enjoyed the countryside and being out amongst nature. It’s definitely a tonic getting outside and exploring what the Moray Coast has to offer. Thanks for the review. All the best Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just home from our week's stay at Lily Collie's."

    We can't imagine anyone being disappointed with anything at this place. Very tasteful & comfortable cottage. Large private garden not done justice in photos. It's a great space especially if you have your dog with you. Loads of great walks in surrounding area, scenery beautiful and places to explore. Don't usually visit same place twice but I'd love to visit here again. Thanks to host Lindsay for making us feel very welcome here x

    Hi Janie It was my pleasure! We hope to have you back for your holidays again soon. Best wishes Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janie5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was a really great cottage and Lindsay made us feel very welcome - the basket of goodies for our dog was a really lovely touch."

    The cottage has light and airy living rooms and a large garden with an area for sitting out. It is a good location for exploring the Moray Coast with plenty of good walking nearby. A great place to relax and would definitely come back. Katrina

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Jun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lily Collie Cottage - loved the wee touches - welcome pack, and in particular, the dog blanket and treats."

    The enclosed garden was perfect for our dog and the cottage was ideally located for dog walks. The cottage is also ideally located for exploring other parts of Morayshire.

    Reviewed by Mairi5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage and lots of wee extras provided which made our stay even more enjoyable."

    There were even mallows for the hot chocolate and our dog enjoyed his biscuits too. Plenty of logs provided for the wood burner too, which was great as it was quite cold for the first few days of our holiday. Nice walks from the cottage, although we spent most days walking on the beaches as there were a few to choose from which weren’t too far a drive.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed at Lily Collie's over Easter weekend and absolutely loved it."

    The owners are so kind and thoughtful towards their guests. The amenities are great, the cottage is warm, comfortable and very clean. When we arrived at our destination, there was a lovely 'welcome pack' including shortbread, hot chocolate, marshmallows, butter, marmalade, milk, bread and fresh eggs. Even the dog had a welcome basket waiting for him with warm blankets, dog bowls and dog biscuits. These things were an unexpected bonus and a very lovely thoughtful touch. We have stayed at many cottages for short breaks and holidays and never had the same kind of welcome anywhere. It was lovely. If that wasn't enough, on Easter Sunday, we had a box of chocolate eggs delivered outside the front door. These gestures are over and above and what makes a holiday very memorable. Highly recommend Lily Collie's. Great place for walking, cycling, sight-seeing, or just relaxing, etc. We loved it.

    Hi Wendy The Easter Bunny doesn’t forget about you just because you’re on your holidays ;) thank you for such a fab review and I’m so pleased you loved your stay. Warm wishes Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage in a lovely location with everything we needed for us and our dog."

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Enclosed garden would have been much better for us. Lots of little extras which were great. Only negative comment to make would be to have larger bath towels, bath sheets would be much better as the towels were small for shower/bath use.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Mar 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage!"

    Very cosy, well presented with lots of lovely extra little touches. The owner, was very thoughtful and left lots of yummy goodies to get us started and enjoy throughout our stay. This really does set the cottage apart from other places I've stayed. Everything was very comfortable and very well equipped. The log burner was a treat and very easy to use with plenty logs, kindling, matches and firelighters. Again, this was brilliant! The location is also great as plenty of walks to do from the cottage. I would definitely recommend this cottage. It was first class.

    Reviewed by Leona5.0Feb 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is well equipped, very cosy, and well presented. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this property to anybody thinking of staying in the area. The owners were very nice, obliging, and were very helpful. We would definitely like return to this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had the pleasure of being the cottages first guests and we couldn’t have chosen a better location and welcome."

    The cottage itself is of the highest standard, cosy, well presented and within easy reach of some fantastic beaches, walks and other things to do. Owners couldn’t have been more helpful in arranging, during and post stay. If you are heading up to Elgin, Fochabers or nearby this would be a great place for a cosy and very comfortable stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Dec 2021

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Multi-fuel central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Small front garden and large rear garden with lawn, gravelled area and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.4 miles, pub 3.2 miles, beach 1.4 miles
  • Note: This property offers feather and down bedding, however an alternative can be provided on request

The property

Fochabers 3.3 miles.

Tucked away amongst the rolling greenery of the small hamlet of Bogmoor, Spey Bay, in the picturesque county of Moray, rests this charming single-storey holiday home, Lily Collie's.

Set across one level and sleeping up to four people, Lily Collie'fcos makes an idyllic base for a small family or group of friends looking for a rural retreat to Scotland.

Park up in one of four off-road parking spaces that greet you at the foot of this lovely, white-washed dwelling before unloading your bags and making your way through the gated entrance to begin your staycation.

Stepping inside, be charmed by the fabulous interior of the open-plan living space, effortlessly blending traditional and contemporary with a bright and airy decor, high-quality furnishings and a rustic woodburning stove nestled within an exposed stonework fireplace.

A long journey calls for rest, so kick off your shoes and sink into the sumptuous sofa to watch a family favourite on the TV whilst the fire crackles nearby.

When stomachs start to rumble, make your way over to the stylish kitchen tucked away in the corner of the sociable space, well-equipped with a range of convenience to assist any budding chef prepare delectable meals, whilst the handy washer/dryer and dishwasher helps ensure your space is kept neat and tidy.

Uncork a bottle of wine and gather together with your loved ones at the dining table, where you can plan your thrilling holiday excursions as you indulge, or make meal times an alfresco affair by dining out amongst the mature greenery of the garden, backed by the rolling countryside and distant hills.

As the day draws to a close, retreat indoors and move through the property to discover two well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a double and a twin, each pleasantly decorated with a light and airy interior and offering ample storage space to unpack your belongings.

In the morning, enjoy a leisurely wake-up with an indulgent soak amongst the bubbles in the tub, or opt for a revitalizing rinse under the shower head to kick-start your day.

A short walk from your doorstep will bring you into the heart of the quaint settlement of Tugnet, where lazy afternoons can be spent lounging on the beach, making sure to keep your eyes peeled for dolphins gloriously dancing across the water, or avid golfers may wish to test their swing with a trip to Spey Bay Golf Club, where they can enjoy a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant, that is open to non-members, after a game.

Why not spend the afternoon at the WDC Dolphin Centre, where you can enjoy tasty, home-cooked food at the café and learn of the local fishing heritage with a guided tour of the local icehouse?

Further inland rests the village of Fochabers, where you'll find all of your local amenities, including a selection of delicious eateries ranging from traditional country pubs, quaint cafes and a host of takeaways, whilst well-stocked convenience stores offers all of the essentials.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating local history of the village with a tour of Fochabers Folk Museum & Heritage Centre or marvel at the remarkable architecture of Gordon Castle, adorned with peaceful walled gardens; an idyllic spot for an escape from reality.

Make the most of the cottage resting on the Speyside Way and be sure to embark on a long-distance trail that leads through some of the most scenic spots of the Scottish Highlands, offering a plethora of walking, cycling and hiking routes to suit all abilities.

Speyside is one of Scotland's most renowned region for whisky, so why not sample malt-whiskies and others on a guided tour?

The region boasts 50 distilleries so there are plenty to choose from!

The Moray Coastal Trail is also on your doorstep, a 50-mile long walk that takes you to several of Moray's wonderful beaches, including Hopeman East Beach, Lossiemouth East Beach and Cullen Beach.

Additionally, the cottage is within reach of the cottage and promise fantastic hikes, from Ben Rinnes to Ben Aigan.

For an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, choose a stay at Lily Collie's.

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location

FOCHABERS

Elgin 9 miles.

The highly attractive village of Fochabers is situated to the east of the River Spey. A key point along the Speyside Way (long distance path from Buckie to Aviemore), visitors stopping off can marvel at the fine selection of architecture which adorns the village. The Georgian church on the south side of the square is especially striking, complete with its clock-tower dated 1798. In the nearby village of Mosstodloch is Baxters food processing factory, a family-run company that has been operating in the area since 1868. Dolphins can often be seen playing at sea along this stretch of Scottish coastline, and ospreys can be found fishing for food for their young who nest in the tall pine trees. A superb location for enjoying the great outdoors!

Please Note: This property can only accommodate Friday and Monday arrivals

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas