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Stable Cottage

(Ref. 1010747)

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


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed here for a week over Christmas with our dog and it was perfect."

    The cottage has everything you need and more. Even though it is on a working farm it was very quiet and the views are magnificent. It is the perfect spot for exploring and not for from a supermarket / shops. The Christmas decorations and treats were a lovely touch. Would definitely recommend this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was really lovely…."

    Ideal for all of us…. Great facilities very well equipped We would have liked travel cots as we have twins but borrowed from family I only asked you a few days before arriving so was last minute The shower was very weak which was my only criticism

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2023

  • "Ideal location for visiting all that MORAY has to offer."

    Easy parking right outside the cottage door. The wash hand basins in the 2 first floor bedrooms makes things easier if 5 people were holidaying together but it should be noted that the bathroom is on the ground floor which is good for the single bedroom adjoining it but less so for those sleeping upstairs. Only other small point is listing of fridge freezer could give wrong impression as the fridge only has a tiny ice box at the top.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Jun 2023

  • "We stayed in this cottage for a week over the Christmas holidays and it was a good base for all kinds of day trips."

    The cottage has all you need for 5 people. The only real drawback of this place is the fact that you have to drive to any attractions you wanna see. There isn't really any paths or walking trails you can follow from the farm the cottage is located on. With a car you can reach a lot of beautiful spots in just a short drive though. I will definitely have this cottage in mind if visiting this region of Scotland again some time.

    Reviewed by Julius5.0Dec 2021

  • "Decent little cottage with almost everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    Not much to compain about although the double bed is a bit close to the sloping ceiling and I clunked my head a couple of times getting into bed. Directions to the cottage are pretty useless and it's not easy to find until you realise that Stable Cottage is actually on Saughwells Farm which is signposted on the road although easy to miss on the fast main road. Not much to do in the immediate area although there are places of interest a short drive away. We used it as a base for walking the Speyside Way for which it was ideal.

    Reviewed by Les4.1Sep 2021

  • "This is the 2nd stay at the cottage same week in August 2 years in a row."

    So peaceful and feel like you hundreds of miles from people witch is what we needed.

    Reviewed by Simon4.1Aug 2021

  • "Everything was great."

    Great that you can take your pets with you. the farm is a wonderful experience for children.only space for a barbecue was missing.

    Reviewed by Edyta4.7Aug 2021

  • "Would have been nice to have somewhere outside to sit - there was a nice lawned area opposite the cottage that could have been utilised."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2021

  • "Thanks for a lovely holiday, the cottage was well equipped and clean and cosy in a great location"

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very comfortable place, things such as tea coffee, sugar, cooking oil, all usefully provided."

    Sticks for walking and good shortbreads left too, nice touches. Owners were helpful. Freezer compartment of fridge did not appear to work - not a big issue though

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Jun 2021

  • "Very quiet despite it being on a working farm."

    On a couple of mornings we noticed sheep being sheared (it looked very interesting indeed), but only when we opened the window for airing. Once closed, we couldn't hear a thing. Very clean, all the necessary things for cleaning provided in the kitchen cupboard and plenty of towels. The kitchen was well fitted as well. I was happy to find a coffee press! Our host provided a variety of tea and coffee sachets and other add ons, which was very thoughtful. The bed was very comfortable, slept like a baby. The only minor thing that could have been better was the shower pressure, although all the other taps were working perfectly. All in all, a very pleasant stay. We would definitely come back and will recommend to our friends willing to visit this beautiful part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Ion5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and the beds comfortable."

    However the living area lights didn't work as the light bulbs were defunct so we had to change one or two around. There was a good range of crockery but the selection of pans was poor..some without lids and even if only two of you are staying then take a decent larger pan or two with you. The small freezer compartment inside the main body of the fridge was heavily iced up and excess water from the ice dripped onto food stored below. The freezer compartment contained a previous visitor's pizza. A washing machine is provided but no linen basket or wash stand or other drying facility. It really wouldn't be costly to provide both. On a plus, plenty of dishwasher tablets and cleaning materials are provided. The location isn't as attractive as the description might suggest. The outside area is really rather neglected looking. The directions given are of no use but google maps got us there!

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Sep 2020

  • "The property is lovely."

    Small but perfect and we had everything we needed. A great location to explore the coast and the Cairngorms and the Whisky trail. 5 minutes away there are ‘winding walks’ of varying length which are perfect for dogs and absolutely spectacular. We loved our stay, and even the low water pressure due to the well water did not lessen our experience. I highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was comfortable and had everything needed except sharp knives, but that's quite common so we bring our own anyway."

    It was just big enough for 5 of us, bit tight for cooking, but ok for a week. Had to drive everywhere as next to the main road between Keith and Fochabers, and could hear the road but if you are aware of and happy with that, it's not far to shops and many nice places to visit. Overall happy with our holiday.

    Reviewed by Britt3.8Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with great views."

    A bit cramped for more than two people. Kitchen equipment could be improved and shower water pressure is poor.

    Reviewed by Greham4.4Mar 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath with hand-held shower, WC and basin
  • Open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting room.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • One well-behaved dog welcome plus any horses
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 3.4 miles, shop 4 miles
  • Please note: The water pressure at this property can be weak on occasion as it is supplied from a private well
  • Note: This property accepts 7, 14, 21 or 28 Night bookings.

The property

Stable cottage is situated on Saughwells (working) farm on the A96.

It's situated 3.6 Miles from Fochabers where you can visit Gordon Castle one of Britain's largest and oldest working kitchen gardens.

This splendid property is great for a family looking for a sense of adventure or some animal lovers who are interested in looking for new tracks for a ride around the farm.

This property is perfect for those looking to escape busy everyday life.

With a double bedroom, one twin and one single, this is the perfect accommodation for families seeking a getaway.

The open-plan living area includes a kitchen, sitting room and dining table where everyone can enjoy a cup of tea and talk about the day's events across the Scottish countryside.

There is also an opportunity to visit the walled garden, the award winning cafe and also enjoy the local produce.

Moving on from Fochabers and following the river Spey to the bay, you can visit the Dolphin and Whale Conservation Society's Centre at Tugnet at the mouth of the Spey.

Children and adults alike will enjoy watching the Dolphins play in the Moray Firth.

Stable Cottage is on the much renowned 'Whisky Trail' there are distilleries nearby at Keith, Craigellachie, Rothes and Aberlour.

Further afield are some of Scotland's bustling cities lined with striking architecture; Aberdeen and Inverness are certainly worth to journey.

Retreat to Stable Cottage to get a taste of the wonders of rural Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location


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!

Note: This property accepts 7, 14, 21 or 28 Night bookings.