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Muiryhall Steading

Elgin, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 980302)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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36 Customer Reviews

  • "The pictures do not do this place justice."

    The cottage is beautifully presented and immaculate. We thought there was a small courtyard garden but it was actually a beautiful large walled garden with raised planters full of flowers and fruit. Completely enclosed with high walls so our dogs could run around to their hearts content without us worrying about them escaping. There are hens everywhere with lots of horses and loads of bird life. It’s an active equestrian centre with an arena and great cross country event courses set up which you can walk the dogs in the latter if not being used. This leads into a lovely woodland walk which was great for the dogs. We all had such a great time. So many lovely beaches and woodland walks nearby and great dolphin watching at Burghead. We had a wonderful week there, the owners were so friendly and helpful and we would happily return there again.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "Absolutely fulfilled our wishes and more."

    An Absolutely idyllic Retreat with excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation, comfortable, absolutely spotless, every thing we required was there."

    The walled garden is beautiful, with the fruit trees and flowers and a safe environment for our 8 month old puppy. The walks in the woods on the property are also lovely with wildlife on your doorstep. The hosts are lovely and on arrival welcomed us, we appreciated the welcome pack, the bonus was the chickens, fresh eggs for breakfast. We will definitely be back to Muiryhall Steading.

    Reviewed by CaroleSep 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Would definitely recommend this property, the location is great. Very close to amazing beauty spots and local facilities.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "We were very pleased with the standard of the accommodation but disappointed that the hot tub, which by the way still appeared in your communications with us this year even though removed last year, was removed after we had booked, and initially no partial refund was offered."

    We have since been compensated direct with the owner

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2021

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent."

    The cottage itself was fabulous, very comfortable and had everything we could possibly need. It also had a beautiful secluded garden which we could sit out in. It definitely was home from home. The owner was extremely welcoming as were everyone we met there. There was lots to do in the area and the coast was stunning.

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2021

  • "The accommodation was well placed for visiting places of interest, for walks etc and is close to Elgin which is useful for shopping etc."

    and had everything to meet our needs and was very comfortable. We loved the garden with a great variety of plants, the patio and the furniture with a barbecue and a patio heater if needed. We had some great weather which encouraged as to have breakfast alfresco on several mornings. The patio is indeed a sun trap. Thank you Susanna for being a good host and as we said to you before, we loved your big friendly ginger cat which has put us in the mood to get another cat! I would recommend the Steadings to anyone thinking of booking, it was just the tad for us.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "The cottage is well fitted out, you want for nothing."

    Our host was excellent, top class. The dog was very well catered for with the woodland walks and the walled garden.

    Reviewed by MartynJun 2021

  • "WOW is the only explanation."

    The cottage was beautiful, the walled garden was fantastic for our dog to roam around in. The owner hasn't forgotten anything, and the little treats were a welcome surprise. The surrounding land is gorgeous to see each morning, and the small woods within the grounds was great for stretching the dogs legs off the lead, knowing he was still safe. I would 100% recommend this location.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2021

  • "Good accommodation, lovely walled garden, great walks round the grounds."

    Very generous welcome pack and super host.

    Reviewed by RonaldMay 2021

  • "Muiryhall steading is a fantastic location for a holiday, especially with a dog."

    The cottage is bright, spotlessly clean, with a number of high quality little extras, Suzanna has thought of everything. It is the perfect location for walks along with gorgeous Moray Coastline or walks in the forest, especially with having your own private wood on the doorstep. The chickens and horses are the perfect addition. Suzanna had extra special touches with eggs and homemade chutney and local produce to help settle you in. This is a special cottage and the walled garden made it safe and tranquil, we will definitely be returning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2020

  • "The cottage was well equipped with everything needed for your stay - one of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in."

    The welcome pack was a lovely touch. The walled garden was ideal for the dog as was the forest land that belonged to the owners. Ideal location to investigate that part of Scotland, some beautiful beaches and plenty of golf courses and whiskey trails.

    Reviewed by JillOct 2020

  • "We were stunned by the beautiful walled garden, a gorgeous space to enjoy."

    Reviewed by RosieOct 2020

  • "It was a lovely place to stay."

    Excellent location and really looked after well with a friendly welcoming host. There were some really nice welcoming touches like the eggs and other food left out on arrival, small things but they do get noticed in a positive way. The walled garden was quite stunning too. Could not have been happier.

    Reviewed by WayneSep 2020

  • "The owner really cares about her guests and her property making every effort to ensure the most enjoyable experience for everyone."

    Five star service and holiday home.

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2020

  • "Ideal for touring the area."

    The owners were brilliant and nothing was a bother to them.

    Reviewed by DougieAug 2020

  • "Gthe kitchen was a home from home as far as the appliances were concerned."

    Quite the best facilities of any rental property I have been in

    Reviewed by AgnesJul 2020

  • "The Steading was beautiful."

    Well equipped to meet all our needs and the welcome from the host Suzanna was very friendly. The scenery and amenities were a delight. We went on holiday at this time of year wanting some time to relax and unwind after a few busy months in our careers dealing with Covid-19, and this rental certainly didn’t fail us in its provision. We have two large Labrador dogs and they loved the surrounding woods that they could be let loose to explore through... Suzanna even made some provision for the pets, treats on their arrival was a lovely gesture. Overall, we had a great time and would recommend this rental to anyone looking for a home from home...

    Reviewed by GeorginaJul 2020

  • "Susanna greeted us and made us feel very welcome."

    The facilities are amazing, and for a dog owner the location is ideal, with its own woodland. The bed was very comfortable and the shower perfect! Definitely a place to revisit.

    Reviewed by JayneMar 2020

  • "Cottage exceeded expectations, lovely location."

    Lots of extras to make your stay perfect including welcome pack and enclosed garden for the dog.

    Reviewed by Jo-anneFeb 2020

  • "The cottage has had alot of work and love put into it and it shows, it had everything we could need for our stay and more."

    The forest on the door step was a lovely morning walk, the area avoids most of the worst weather from the south due to the expanse of hills and mountains. While there was snow storms an hour or so away we only had some light showers, this was perfect for a day trip to the cairngorms to play in the snow. Absolutely loved it and already looking to book again for next year

    Reviewed by MatthewFeb 2020

  • "We suspected that the cottage was going to be good but it’s beyond that it’s perfect!"

    !! We can’t recommend this cottage too highly. Everything was catered for, you didn’t need to ask for anything. Everything was top quality. Suzanna has done a wonderful job of making Steadings into a real home from home. From the great welcome pack, which included fresh eggs from Suzanna’s own chickens to the wonderful welcome from Suzanna herself you feel at home from the moment you arrive.

    Reviewed by GlynnDec 2019

  • "An absolutely fabulous holiday."

    We had a lovely stay and was sad when it ended. The place was gorgeous and in a lovely area with some friendly hosts. I would highly recommend this to anyone!

    Reviewed by JessicaAug 2019

  • "This cottage felt home from home and some ."

    .. nothing had been compromised , well equipped, beautiful and clean , so comfortable.... the garden was a beautiful addition and the hot tub was a very Wellcome extra .... a hospitality Wellcome pack greater us from free range eggs to tassimo machine .... have had a few bad experiences in the past , but this was a pure pleasure and rich blessing .

    Reviewed by DonnaJul 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, with all mod cons."

    Very luxurious, peaceful location. Friendly host. Lots of info on where to go when out and about.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2019

  • "Very good cottage,huge rear garden,lost our little dog a few times in it !"

    Cottage is a recent conversion so everything is clean and modern. Miltonduff is only a few minutes from Elgin a large town with every convenience but the hamlet of Miltonduff is very rural,a few houses,fields of animals and of course in this part of Scotland a distillery. People who own this cottage live on site which is a farm and are very friendly as are the forty free range chickens roaming around,no shortage of free range eggs. All in all a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "My husband and I have just returned from a week at this cottage which was absolutely gorgeous both inside and also outside in the walled garden."

    The owner (Sue) has thought of everything with regards to guests comfort and also their pets. She also provided fresh eggs every couple of days. Great base to have whilst also exploring the Scottish highlands. We will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "One of the best stays we've had in Scotland."

    The barn was comfortable and the walled garden was excellent for our escapee husky! Loved the hot tub. The owners couldn't do enough for us and the attention to detail was spectacular right down to our welcome Easter egg waiting for us!

    Reviewed by LynApr 2019

  • "Many many thanks to Susanna for letting us stay in this beautiful little home where all sorts of welcome goodies were awaiting us and the dogs."

    It surely is the best holiday cottage we’ve stayed in so far. Everything is delightful, modern, spotless and comfortable. Susanna has thought of absolutely everything to make the cottage a home. Our little dogs enjoyed the freedom of the secure, secluded walled garden and the wonderful April weather allowed us to have breakfast on the sun drenched patio. We all loved wandering for a morning walk in the owners’ woods and seeing the horses, dogs, cat and the many chickens who gave us some delicious fresh eggs. Muiryhall steading is only 3 miles away from Elgin where there are many shops but for us the beauty of the location is the easy access to the coast or to the hills for wonderful long walks in peaceful surroundings and clean air. You don’t have to drive many miles to find some wonderful scenery. We’ve had a great relaxing week and we were sad to leave to go back to the metropolis!

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2019

  • "The cottage was just perfect in every way!"

    Gorgeous location too!

    Reviewed by SamApr 2019

  • "We have just returned from two weeks at this outstanding cottage, the best we have ever hired."

    The fittings, furnishings and equipment are all of the highest standard as was the welcome we received. Nothing is too much trouble for the owner who provided bread, butter, milk and eggs for our arrival. Your dogs are truly welcome with a large walled garden to roam as well as wonderful woodland walks on the property. The hot tub was the icing on the cake! Five Stars

    Reviewed by DennisMar 2019

  • "What a superb cottage, in a wonderfully peaceful location, and the hosts were truly excellent, dealing with a couple of minor hiccups immediately, and ensuring we enjoyed a tremendous weeks holiday."

    Definitely on our list of places to return !!

    Reviewed by RoyMar 2019

  • "The Steading is first class, everything you need for your home comforts."

    Ideal base for touring the Highlands. Pet friendly and great walks through the woodlands close to the Steading, out in the quiet countryside but close enough to the local shops. Topped off with a luxury hot tub and very reasonably priced well worthy of the 4 Stars. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2019

  • "Muiryhall was absolutely wonderful."

    Everything was even better than the pictures and the description. Suzanna was a fantastic host and left the house furnished with more than you could ever need or hope for, like slippers for getting out to the hot tub. There was a Tassimo coffee machine stocked with Costa pods which was a lovely surprise, and bread and milk in the fridge when we arrived. We came away looking for privacy and the property was even more private than we thought from the pics. The hot tub, as well as having a trellis fence around it, is in a private walled garden. At night you can see the stars from the tub which is lovely. The property was easy enough to keep warm, with powerful electric heating throughout, the bathroom was great. We had one problem with the WiFi but got it sorted on Day 1. We like to take walks, and there was a book of local walks in there which was super easy to follow and an ideal length for us (1 - 2 hours). A lot of them can be easily extended. Recommend the coastal path from Cullen to Portknockie with a view of Bow Fiddle Rock, which comes back across the viaduct, and the Windings Walks in the forest park near Fochabers. Seriously, big props to the hosts for running such a fabulous cottage. We have been to a number of different holiday cottages and this is probably the best overall considering price, location, and offering. Thank you for having us!!

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2019

  • "The place was beautiful and set on a lovely farm."

    Inside was beautiful and had all the equipment you need for a great break! There was a Beautiful garden outside and the hot tub was amazing. If we had forgotten something Tesco was only a short drive away. I would definitely recommend this to all couples it’s beautiful.

    Reviewed by AimeeJan 2019

  • "Everything was as described and very very clean."

    Fantastic walled garden so our little doggie could explore safely. Amazing hot tub which was ready to use the moment we arrived. Easy access for key collection via key code. Lovely shower with plenty of hot water. Owners on hand if you need anything and very friendly.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2018

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The property

Newly converted, Muiryhall Steading offers luxury ground-floor accommodation comprising an open-plan kitchen/dining/living area with French doors to a private patio within the walled garden, a comfortable King size bedroom and a stylish en-suite shower room.

Finished to a high specification, the Steading is thoughtfully furnished and equipped to ensure an enjoyable stay.

The patio is provided with furniture for alfresco eating and a gas barbecue, patio heater while guests are welcome to wander round Muiryhall’s woodland.

Moray is a fantastic area to visit.

Most famous for the whisky trail, with fifty Speyside distilleries in easy reach, Moray also offers salmon fishing on prestigious rivers such as the Findhorn and Spey, and golf on numerous courses, including Nairn Championship and Castle Stuart.

Water sports available locally include sailing, canoeing, kayaking and white-water rafting, while Aviemore offers winter sports such as skiing and snow-boarding.

Hill-walking and rambling, cycling and horse-riding are all well-catered for.

Muiryhall is a short drive from sandy, dog-friendly beaches, or you could enjoy a peaceful stroll through forest or over moorland.

For wildlife enthusiasts, Moray is home to many species including dolphins, whales, seals, otters, ospreys and red squirrels.

If you enjoy history and culture, places to visit include Cawdor and Brodie Castles, while the haunting battlefield at Culloden is unmissable.

The cathedral city of Elgin and Forres, mentioned in Macbeth, are close by.

Inverness, which features in the Outlander series, offers excellent shopping and recreational facilities, while a little further is Loch Ness where Nessie was first spotted in the sixth century by Saint Columba.

All in all, you might find that just one week is not enough to sample everything that Moray and the Highlands have to offer!


  • All ground floor
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining/living area
  • King size bedroom
  • En-suite shower room
  • Private patio with gas barbecue, patio heater with access to walled garden.
  • Kitchen has induction hob, fan oven, warming drawer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Tassimo coffee machine
  • TV with Freeview
  • WiFi
  • Power (all-electric premises) included in rent
  • Bedlinen and towels included in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Private patio with Gas Barbecue and patio heater
  • Two dogs are welcome but be aware that we have horses, dogs, chickens and a cat so PLEASE keep your dogs on a lead in the vicinity of our animals if yours are not reliable
  • Private parking space and off-road parking for another vehicle, if required
  • Covered storage for bicycle/s
  • “Bring your horse on holiday” – please ask for details of DIY grass/stabled livery and use of our equestrian facilities (look up Muiryhall Equestrian on Facebook for information); CCTV-covered parking area for horseboxes/trailers and secure tackroom
  • No smoking premises

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About the location


Lossiemouth 5.6 miles, Inverness 40 miles

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

Please Note: The Hot Tub has been removed and replaced with a Gas Barbecue and patio heater.

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