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The White Cottage

(Ref. 1036542)

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


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Not our first choice as original booking cancelled by Sykes!"

    Beautiful, peaceful location but the house needs a good deep clean, carpets, furniture etc. my daughter bought a mop and cleaning products to scrub the bathrooms which were cleaner when we left than when we arrived. No excuse for that. New mattresses would improve the accommodation and a general update. Despite those things, we enjoyed our stay and would give it another go if the cleanliness improved

    Thank you for your feedback and so pleased you enjoyed the beautiful grounds. Unfortunately we were not made aware that you were unhappy with the housekeeping. This is a shame as we use a local professional cleaning company who take pride in their work and would have come back immediately if they knew of any issues. We are onsite as are estate workers to assist with any guest queries, and we invite and hope that guests feel able to reach out during their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eleanor1.6Oct 2023

  • "Another wonderful, relaxing week at White Cottage."

    Lovely cottage on a beautiful estate, just great for us and our 2 dogs with endless walks to explore. Thank you again.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Blackhills and took full advantage of the beautiful grounds exploring with your lovely dogs. Thank you for being lovely guests, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely love the location of this cottage, the grounds are truly a delight to walk around and enjoy."

    The cottage itself has everything you need to enjoy your stay, very comfortable surroundings and rustic charm. Will definitely return when we get the chance.

    Thank you for being such lovely guests and look forward to seeing you on your return to Blackhills! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Sep 2023

  • "We initially booked a week and we were lucky to manage to get an extra week booked after speaking to the owner and finding out about a cancellation."

    The cottage is wonderful and so peaceful the estate gardens are beautiful to walk through. I love that the dogs had full access to a safe and secure garden. The only recommendation we would have would be a bigger fridge freeze. We were just two people and we struggled to get a weeks worth of food in the fridge and small freezer, other than that we loved this cottage so much that before we left we booked for another week in May 2024 and cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Sep 2023

  • "Really cosy cottage and in beautiful surroundings."

    We will be going back

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and being such great guests. We look forward to having you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Mar 2023

  • "Had a lovely relaxing break."

    Stunning views from our cottage of such a peaceful place. Cottage had everything we needed and the room with three beds was perfect for our three boys sharing.

    So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at White Cottage and enjoyed all that Blackhills offers, it’s a special place. Thank you for being such lovely guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x family room with 2 x single beds and 2 x cabin beds
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, grill, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, digital radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed wrap-around garden with furniture
  • Communal tennis court (please bring your own racquets and balls)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.4 miles
  • Note: Please bring pet bedding and a sheet to protect the furniture, the property must be thoroughly vacuumed at the end of your stay
  • 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 their 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.

Settled on the edge of woodland in a secluded spot on the outskirts of Lhanbryde, rests this pretty, detached property, The White Cottage.

Enjoying countryside views and shaded by tall trees, this charming cottage is idyllic for a family of eight.

Be greeted by off-road parking and make your way through the front gate onto the wrap around lawn; here you can enjoy the morning sunshine with a much-loved book.

Discover the sitting room, where you can unwind on the plush sofa as the woodburning stove gently heats the room and why not flicker through the Smart TV for some entertainment?

Moving through the home, the bright kitchen is certain to entice budding chefs with its electric oven and ceramic hob, and when dinner is served take a seat at the breakfast bar to tuck-into a feast.

This bungalow-style home offers two ground-floor bedrooms, where you can choose between a double with an en-suite or a twin bedroom, whilst on the first floor there is a large family bedroom with two singles and two cabin beds.

Awaken with a leisurely soak in the tub to start your day off right before exploring your beautiful surroundings, which comprise a secluded tennis court, a 70-acre woodland garden, along with on-site activities.

For a rural retreat like no other, choose The White Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1033812, 1036541 and 1096358, together sleeping up to 28 guests.

EPC Rating: Band E

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 E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: MO-00017-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 £350.

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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