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Kinloss near Elgin, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 925734)

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


28 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful house, very well presented and kitted out which provided the perfect base for our short break in Moray."

    The hot tub was amazing and a huge hit with the kids who spent most of their time during our excursions asking when we could get back to the house so they could jump in the tub! The log burner was also a nice touch as the nights were definitely getting colder and although not required as the underfloor heating system is so good, it created a lovely cosy atmosphere. We would definitely book again and would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a comfortable and spacious base for holidaying in the area

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Lovely location - so easy to get everywhere but feels remote."

    The house is beautiful and the hot tub was a welcome extra. Lovely library and study area, nice to have games to play etc Garden was perfect for quiet days in and summer evenings and the cherries from the cherry tree were delicious.

    Reviewed by Wai HongJul 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time at this property."

    Julie and Graeme's house was perfect. Very spacious and welcoming. The hot tub was great. We had a couple of teething issues but a quick phone call and an email from Graeme advising what had to be done and job done

    Reviewed by AaronDec 2019

  • "We are return bookers of Strathnaver the last time being September three years ago."

    We found the house totally unchanged. The House is in real need of refurbishment. Examples such as Bedding and Duvets and glassware need replacement. Obvious fabric Maintenance is required of things like Doors, the Front Door jamming, Balcony doors stuck, also the En-suite Shower glass door jamming closed which is not safe. Vertical Blinds in the Large front bathroom even had blades missing with poor function so no privacy. We had low log supplies inside and nothing available outside on arrival so had to call housekeeper for delivery, it was minus 5C outside, house was cool, so we used electric heaters. Asked to wash towels on departure in the House Guide book and strip beds used but no wash tablets left. Lack of basic cleaning materials. High occupancy of up to 8 people is very obviously taking its toll of wear on the basic facilities of this house. Regardless of this we love Strathnaver it has a very unique homely feel and yes we would rebook in the future. An honest review from regular Home renters.

    Thank you for your comments. There should have been enough logs for your stay. The shower door has a catch that needs firm pressure. There should have been ample glassware and linen in good order. I will have this checked. We welcome your review and act upon this. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by WilliamNov 2019

  • "A really stunning house in an equally stunning location."

    The house has everything you could need and more. Communication with Sykes and the owners was first class. If we are to come back to the area again we will definitely look to staying here again!

    Reviewed by OwenOct 2019

  • "This is a brilliant eclectic home, as soon as you walk inside you are at ease."

    Everything you need and more is at your fingers tips, thank you family had a great time finishing early sadly as we had to be in Sheffield.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "Great holiday home!"

    will be booking again

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2019

  • "Our Second visit to this fantastic house which says it all."


    Reviewed by AllanMay 2019

  • "We booked this cottage for all the family as my son was getting marred in Roseaile forest, just down the road."

    It was perfect, from the location, underfloor heating, library upstairs, lots of homely extras. Thank you Sykes.

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2019

  • "Strathnaver is beautiful, spacious, well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    It is very large and there is plenty of room for 8 adults. The log burner helped to keep the cottage warm and cosy and the hot tub was great to relax in the evening and star gaze! The area around Strathnaver is a great holiday destination, with golf almost on the door step, beautiful beaches within a few minutes drive, lovely villages, country walks and the Moray whisky trail. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2018

  • "A1 in all respects!"

    This was a bright modern clean house with a well appointed kitchen and excellent facilities throughout, set in a very pleasant part of Scotland, offering both opportunities for coastal walks and hill-walking nearby. The hot tub and the wood burning stove were exceptionally popular with all of the guests. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone looking for accommodation nearby and would hope to come back again in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by PatrickOct 2018

  • "The house is fantastic."

    Love it.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "Me, my husband and 2 children spent 2 weeks here in July."

    I have some family in Forres and have been coming to the area about every other year for the last 32 years. We have stayed in many properties and this was our personal favorite. The location is fantastic with beautiful beaches, forests, walks, and shopping needs all almost on the doorstep. There are also multiple golf courses around, all friendly and welcoming. The garden itself is lovely and relaxing with a hot tub which was a real bonus. We spent many hours in the garden playing badminton, reading and/or relaxing with coffee or a glass of wine. The house itself we loved. It is spacious, light, airy and extremely well appointed and equipped with everything. We cooked one or two meals there most days and our local family joined us for dinner and there was plenty of room to cook and sit down together. All in all, we had a wonderful and memorable time as a family and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by RosemaryJul 2018

  • "Very spacious and well equipped house in a great location"

    Reviewed by BrendanJul 2018

  • "Two families of 4."

    Enjoyed the location, comfort and space provided by this beautiful house and surroundings. We originally booked strathnaver as it was close to Forres, as we were all to attend the pipe championships. We couldn’t have picked a better week! The weather was fantastic! We found the house to be very clean and warm with plenty to keep the kids occupied. We had a great time with lots to do around the area. Including a visit or two to Findhorn beach, Dulsie bridge, Randolph’s leap and a bit of dolphin spotting to mention a few. Plenty of lovely places to eat out and found the people to be very friendly. A special thank you to our neighbors for the week, as they were kind enough to supply us with fresh eggs which were very much appreciated and we look forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by RonnieJun 2018

  • "We had a relaxing break, good weather, hot tub was bliss."

    The house is very spacious, risk setting, very quiet. Visited loch Ness, about an hour away, Brodie castle, duffus castle, spynie palace and Dallas Dhu distillery. Ate at mosset tavern and the abbey Inn, would recommend both.

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2018

  • "It's a lovely house, absolutely massive with lots of space for a large family to utilise."

    The gardens are large and although needing a little work we could still have lots of fun with the kids, there is a nice forest you can walk through just next to the property as well. The house is well situated and not far from large towns which have anything you could need. There is lots of things to see and do nearby, and we had plenty of things to keep us going for the week. On the one day it rained, we still had a great time at the house as there was a cupboard full of games, and also lots of books and DVDs. If we are coming back to this lovely area, we would stay here again.

    Reviewed by DarrenOct 2016

  • "Lovely property with hot tub at rear well kept and comfortable ."

    There were four in our party and I would say that a maximum of six would be the limit although there are four comfortable bedrooms. Many beautiful spots within easy driving distance and walking is a pleasure in this area. whilst there is a wonderful kitchen there are many good eateries around the area.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2016

  • "The house was perfect, and I found Sykes Cottages very helpful and speedy in their email responses."

    I've already re-booked this property and the owner has contacted me regarding returning the damage deposit, so very impressed overall.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2016

  • "A fantastic holiday house that is very well equipped and extremely comfortable, with the added bonus of a hot tub!"

    The house provides spacious living accommodation in a lovely setting with wonderful views and easy access to the neighbouring towns. We have been holidaying as a family in this part of Scotland for over 20 years and Strathnaver is one of the very best properties we have stayed in. Add to this the help from the owners in locating and returning an item we left behind and you have one very happy family - thank you.

    Reviewed by JasonAug 2016

  • "The general conditions of the property was excellent."

    The location was very good to go in any direction we wanted too, the hot tub was well used and an added bonus. The whole holiday experience was a pleasure.

    Reviewed by HazelJul 2016

  • "A great house in a beautiful area with wonderful hosts."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2016

  • "We will be back, that says it all!"

    Strathnaver is an amazing accommodation, exceptionally well equipped, in a lovely quiet location with wonderful views.

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2016

  • "Wonderful location for coastal walks, forest and exploring."

    Enjoyed using the bicycles in the nearby woodland. House is well appointed, cosy, spacious and a pleasure to stay in.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2016

  • "The house was fantastic; well equipped and well situated."

    The garden was perfect for two toddlers!

    Reviewed by LesleyJun 2016

  • "Had a fantastic week at Strathnaver in Kinloss."

    We arrived to a very clean and well presented cottage much more spacious than we expected. Everything you would need was there. The kitchen was large and lead on to a very impressive double height dining area. Overall we were very pleased with the property. It was good value considering how many can comfortably stay. It had everything we needed and more. It was in a good location for eating out and walks etc. We would strongly recommend visiting Roseisle beach which is only 5 minutes down the road.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2016

  • "The location and house were ideal."

    We were 4 couples looking to escape for a weekend and Strathnaver was perfect. The pictures of the house didn't do it justice, it is a beautiful open space with plenty of light. We went for a couple of big walks in the wind and then warmed ourselves in the hot tub before having a big roast dinner and drinks by the fire. It was exactly the break from real life that we wanted.

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2016

  • "I loved the quirkiness of the house and the homely cosiness of it all!"

    Perfect for a relaxing, wine-filled weekend. A great spot to unwind, the most exercise any of us had was walking from the cosiness of the living room (the log burner was just so lovely!) to the fridge and back again!

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2015

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The property

Kinloss 2 miles.

This delightful cottage is situated on the outskirts of the village of Kinloss, close to the shores of the beautiful Moray Firth in Morayshire.

Architecturally designed, with its abundance of large windows, this delightful cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends who will appreciate the comfort and style of this cottage, with cherry wood floors, underfloor heating, oriental rugs and carpets throughout.

The open plan reception hall gives access to a bright and well-equipped kitchen area where meals can be prepared with ease, and just across the hall is the stunning dining room with its high ceilings, big windows and fabulous views out over the open countryside.

Step down from the dining room into the bright sitting room with its welcoming woodburning stove and French doors providing access onto the decked area and into the large rear garden.

There is also a small snug/music room complete with Yamaha piano and DVD library There is also a separate Freeview TV with DVD player.

On the upper floor are four comfortable bedrooms along with a bathroom with whirlpool bath.

The upper landing extends into a library/lounge area with a wide selection of books and comfortable seating.

The rear garden has a large decked area from which the far-reaching views can be appreciated and, of course, the hot tub to ensure absolute relaxation!

Should guests ever want to leave this delightful cottage, a short drive will take you to the idyllic coastal village of Findhorn, with its pretty marina and glorious, unspoilt, golden sandy beaches.

Why not explore the whole of the Moray Firth coastline and visit the many fishing villages or take a boat out to see the famous dolphins?

A wonderful area to explore and a truly superb holiday home.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x 4' double, 3 x twin (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with corner bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility/boot room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room (seats 7) with woodburning stove
  • Snug/music room (seats 3)
  • Mezzanine library area (seats 5).
  • Oil underfloor central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher,Wifi, 50 Inch smart TV, 450 DVDs
  • Large library
  • Big selection of games
  • Additional portable Freeview TV with built in DVD player
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Moses basket and cot on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private enclosed decked area with hot tub and furniture
  • Private, enclosed lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Note: Use of cricket equipment, footballs, croquet set, boules, 4 x sets of golf clubs and 3 x bicycles, free of charge at own risk (in garage).

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

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About the location


Findhorn 2.5 miles; Elgin 10 miles

The village of Kinloss is situated in the county of Morayshire, well-known for its mild climate, stunning countryside and coastline. Famous as having been home to RAF Kinloss, the village has good local services and is surrounded by pretty open countryside, and once was home to the Cistercian Kinloss Abbey dating from 1150, the ruins remain today. Kinloss is conveniently located to a host of pretty towns and villages and is within easy access to Findhorn Bay, Burghead Bay and the fabulous Culbin Forest all great places for walks, cycles, wildlife and watersports, plus the stunning beaches in the area are long and clean. Morayshire is home to the Malt Whisky Trail and a little whisky tasting will certainly be easy with so many distilleries on your doorstep.

No stag/Hen parties or similar allowed at this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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