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The Bungalow

(Ref. 1036541)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely woodburner, firebuilt and ready to light, constant supply of logs delivered to the accommodation."

    Large well-equipped kitchen. Cosy sitting room, large TV, quality blanket, comfortable beds, large shower unit powerful shower. Sociable and polite estate hands, Owners Toby and Ness Christie extremely helpful , considerate and Sociable. Drinking water their own spring supply, crisp and clean tasting. Excellent quiet peaceful setting with various wildlife. Whole experience outstanding and memorable. Have booked 2 weeks next year.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Michael. We throughly enjoyed having you at Blackhills and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you both on your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely Bungalow in a lovely setting."

    Thank you for being such great guests! We look forward to seeing you back at Blackhills. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Bungalow stay was far too short, prior information was accurate, all our expectations were fulfilled."

    The attention to detail for visitors comfort very much appreciated & enjoyed. Location accessible & private with many options for exploring the beautiful/dramatic scenery of the area.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "Peaceful setting with beautiful walks round the lochs in the tranquil woodland garden."

    All the estate staff were really friendly, Francis especially so, and our dog was welcomed. A problem with the toilet in the cottage was resolved immediately. A highlight of the stay was John Christie's pottery showroom which he opened for us to browse at our leisure. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and glad you made it to John’s pottery showroom, his pots are wonderful. We hope to see you again soon, thank you for being such great guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed the bungalow and the dog was very happy exploring the woods etc she got plenty of walks and we had lots of rest, would recommend it to anyone."

    Thank you for being such lovely guests. Delighted you enjoyed your time at Blackhills, it’s a special place. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2022

  • "The 'Bungalow' was simply the perfect property and location for our weeks holiday in north Scotland."

    It had everything we needed, was exceptionally clean, well-equipped and more than comfortable. Most importantly it was 'dog friendly'. Its location is simply stunning, and enjoyed exploring the fantastic private woods and grounds within the estate to which the Bungalow is located. Perfect for relaxing walks with dogs from the front door! The estate gives ideal easy access to all local amenities, and is the perfect base for exploring this part of Scotland. A fantastic property and location, and hope to return there again sometime very soon.

    Thank you for your lovely review and being such great guests. We look forward to welcoming you back at Blackhills! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay and the gardens are beautiful abd the owners friendly."

    It was close to so many places as well so we had plenty to do. I hadn't realised how close it was to other cottages (we like secluded places and quiet evenings!) but it wasn't an issue as it was very quiet whilst we were there. Some work going on around us as it's a working property but was fairly limited whilst we were around and didn't really impact at all.

    Glad to hear you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the gardens. It was a pleasure to meet you and look forward to seeing you again at Blackhills. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne3.4Jun 2022

  • "The cosy cottage is a lovely break from the fast life."

    We explored the area, especially loved going to Cullen. The dogs loved the beach and we loved exploring the massive vintage and antiques shop. The grounds around the cottage are wonderful with lots of different walks to discover around lakes and woodland. We loved playing tennis at the tennis court and my husband loved going for countryside runs in the mornings. You could easily spend your holiday entirely within the woodland grounds. Thank you for a wonderful time.

    Always very happy to hear guests have enjoyed their stay at Blackhills and made the most of the tennis court and woodland garden. Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Apr 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, grill, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, digital radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Small garden with seating and fire pit/barbecue
  • Communal tennis court (please bring your own racquets and balls).Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.4 miles
  • Please also note that the Owner does not accept bookings with dogs between 9th Dec 2023 and 12th Jan 2024
  • Note: A travel cot can be requested at time of booking, guests are to provide own cot bedding
  • Note: There are two ponds and working farming machinery, please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Although guests are welcomed to explore the estates 70-acre Grade I listed ‘outstanding’ woodland garden, no barbecues or fires are allowed in this area Please Note - From March 2024 this property will not longer accept pets (All existing bookings with pets will be honoured)

The property

Lhanbryde 4 miles.

Tucked away on the Blackhills Estate near to the village of Lhanbryde in Scotland is this delightful, two-bedroom, detached property, The Bungalow.

Enjoying a wonderful location for exploring the popular destinations of Elgin and Lossiemouth, and access to the estate’s beautiful woodland garden and on-site activities, The Bungalow is a fantastic dog-friendly dwelling for couples or a family of four who are looking to explore this fabulous region.

Park-up in one of two off-road spaces, before making your way into your new-home-from home.

Look forward to cooking up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, which features a washer/dryer, as your guests uncork a bottle of wine and set the table.

Savour a delicious meal at the dining table, or if the weather is nice, why not fire up the barbecue in your private garden where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining?

As the evening grows darker, retreat inside to the plush seating in the sitting room to watch your favourite film on the TV in the warmth of the woodburning stove.

Finish off your day with a refreshing rinse in the shower, before choosing between a well-appointed double bedroom and a twin to catch your rest in.

Escape to wonderous region of Scotland with a stay at The Bungalow.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1033812, 1096358 and 1036542, together sleeping up to 28 guests.

EPC Rating: Band F

Please note there is a peacock and peahen who roam freely on the estate and guests are quite likely to see and hear them. There are also two farm dogs and a farm cat that you are also likely to meet during your stay

EPC Rating: Band F

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: MO-00019-F


Situated on Blackhills Estate, a 4000 acre privately owned Scottish Highland estate consisting of farms, woodlands and moorland, this charming collection of four cottages enjoys a remote position just four miles from Lhanbryde and six miles from Elgin. Approached by a tree-lined drive, Blackhills offers a heart-warming escape for families and friends eager to step away from reality and enjoy this Highland gem location. The cottages are within easy walking distance from one another and away from public roads, but separate enough to allow for privacy. Each of the properties have been traditionally decorated and exude their own character, enjoying access enjoying access to a secluded communal tennis court and a wonderful 70-acre Grade I listed ‘outstanding’ private woodland garden with lochans, burns and rare plants. This woodland garden is internationally famous for its collection of wild origin rhododendrons. It’s only open to the public for one or two charity days a year and is an oasis of tranquility for guests. The site is also home to a pottery studio with a resident potter and a woodburning kiln and the Coachhouse studio which offers music courses. After a day of rambling, look forward to kicking back in the sitting rooms, each complete with woodburning stoves for that extra cosy feel, while the kitchens are well-appointed for home-cooking. As the evening draws to a close, discover the neat bedrooms which ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit your group. To keep you and your loved ones occupied whilst staying here, the local area is filled with scenic walks and nature trails, including a circular route of Loch na Bo, a man-made loch with a beautiful woodland setting to the south of Llanbryde. The town of Elgin, known for its famous heritage of malt whisky, picture-perfect gardens, and castles is nearby and offers a host of activities, including tours of its famous Glen Moray Distillery where visitors can enjoy a tasting session and shop for a souvenir. Elgin is also home to the Johnstons of Elgin cashmere, where you can purchases a luxurious addition to your wardrobe! Head to the coast and discover the town of Lossiemouth, often referred to as the ‘jewel of Moray Firth’, this golf-oriented resort is blessed with two sandy beaches, picturesque dunes and idyllic countryside, making it an ideal getaway spot to escape the modern stresses of life. With the properties near the iconic River Spey, some of the world’s best salmon fishing can be found, along with plenty of outdoor activities including horse riding, river rafting, bike trails, nature trails, mountaineering, and birdwatching, while the stunning coastlines being within easy reach means sandy beaches and watersports such as sailing, surfing and even dolphin watching can be enjoyed. An inviting collection of cottages, perfect for families and friends seeking a Scottish retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Elgin 4.5 miles; Lossiemouth 8.4 miles

The idyllic village of Lhandryde sits east of Elgin in the scenic region of Moray. The village offers a quiet and pleasant ambiance, housing a number of picturesque cottages and a charming main street with a convenience store and a welcoming bar, St Andrews. Lhandryde’s proximity to Elgin and good rail links makes it a great base for holidaymakers and the surrounding area is filled with natural scenery and cycle routes, attracting those lovers of the outdoors. Just four miles away, the historical town of Elgin boasts many charming characteristics, including breathtaking scenery and a number of local distilleries for sampling Scotland’s famous whiskey.

Please Note - From March 2024 this property will not longer accept pets (All existing bookings with pets will be honoured)
Please also note that the Owner does not accept bookings with dogs between 9th Dec 2023 and 12th Jan 2024

Please note there is a peacock and peahen who roam freely on the estate and guests are quite likely to see and hear them. There are also two farm dogs and a farm cat that you are also likely to meet during your stay