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$111 / night
Total guests, Nights

The Lodge – Home 117880 Lodge

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The Lodge is a traditional stone Victorian lodge house nestled at the gates to Duffus House on Duffus Estate. Perfect for couples or small families, this cosy, single story property is the ideal hideaway to escape from it all. This characterful gate lodge boasts a beautiful wood burning stove - ideal for cosy evenings in, original floor boards and flagstones. There is a private garden with BBQ, fire bowl and garden furniture - perfect for those long, light summer evenings we are so lucky to have in Moray.

The Lodge is surrounded by fields and woodland which makes it extremely tranquil. Duffus Estate has a network of paths, many of which can be accessed directly from the Lodge. Whilst you are out you may be lucky enough to spot some of our resident red squirrels, roe deer or even some of our abundant birdlife. The woods are also home to a host of wild flowers. Spring time is especially impressive due to the grand displays of snowdrops followed by daffodils and primroses. A short walk brings you to the village of Duffus which has a shop, post office and play park. Close by are the glorious beaches of the Moray Firth, golf courses, cliff top walks, the Speyside whisky trail - you really can be as energetic or relaxed as you wish.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Twin bed
  • 1 Shower

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

As we are a rural area car really is the best and most convenient way of travelling around to see the best of the area. There a bus that goes to Elgin every hour during the day. The closest rail and bus stations are in Elgin which is 5 miles away.

Interaction with guest

We live locally and try to pop in if we see your car at the property to say 'hello'. We do both work full time, have a young family and run the Estate, so sometimes we might not make it round - please don't be offended! We are however, very happy to help, so if you need any information or have any questions about the house please do get in touch by phone or email and we will do our best to help.

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

- Please remove outdoor shoes when in the house.
- We kindly ask that dogs are kept out of the bedrooms, off all furniture and that any mess in the garden is cleared up before departure.
- Please strip the bed and vacate the property by 10am to allow ample time for cleaning on the morning of departure

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About the owner

Caroline D.
Average reply time:
47 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
02 Jul 2022
Years listed:
13
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
62 reviews

Excellent
51
Very Good
11
Average
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“Hidden Gem”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2020

Cannot fault Duffus Estate Holiday Cottage at all. We stayed in the Lodge it was spacious well equipped and good enclosed garden for our 3 Belgian Shepherds. Fab location for visiting surrounding towns Elgin/Lossiemouth and Nairn and loads of beaches. Caroline and Ed left a breakfast pack of rolls, oatcakes, milk, jam just to get started. I would highly recommend if you are looking for the perfect retreat

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Response from the owner Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Caroline

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“Great place and very helpful staff.”

Reviewed 17 Jun 2020

Highly recommend. Very quiet place with great surroundings and very helpful staff. Thanks again Luca for helping us with the padlock and for looking after me.

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“Cosy lodge”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2019

The lodge is in an ideal location as we were visiting relatives who live in Elgin. It was very warm and cosy, the welcome pack of rolls, jam,oatcakes, biscuits, milk and eggs was appreciated. The lodg… More

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Response from the owner I'm delighted to read you enjoyed your stay and the welcome basket. We would be delighted to welcome you back any time. Best wishes Caroline

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“A delightful little lodge, equipped to a very high standard, with many lovely little extras.”

Reviewed 6 May 2019

Great location for touring the Moray Coastal route. The lodge and grounds have been very thoughtfully set up to meet the needs of traveller and dog. I particularly appreciated enclosed garden, woodlan… More

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Response from the owner Lovely read that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay. Best wishes Caroline

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“Gorgeous pet friendly lodge in beautiful location.”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2019

Beautiful lodge set within the Duffus Estate with the added benefit of an enclosed garden which our two dogs loved. We enjoyed the log burner for cosy evenings. The lodge was well equipped with everything we could possible need. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well. Loved the Duvet! The welcome pack on arrival of milk, shortbread, jam, rolls and fresh free range eggs were much appreciated. We will definitely return. Thank you.

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Response from the owner Thanks for your lovely review. We looking forward to welcoming you and your beautiful dogs back again soon. Best wishes Caroline

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“Perfect dog friendly cottage”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2019

Spent four nights here and wished it had been much longer. The welcome pack with milk, shortbread, rolls, jam and eggs was exceptional ..definitely one of the best we've had. Cottage was very w… More

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Response from the owner Hello there Thanks for your kind words. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. It’s always nice to hear our guests appreciate the welcome pack too. Best wishes Caroline

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“December in Duffus”

Reviewed 18 Dec 2018

Cottage was lovely. Very nice welcome pack. The cottage was clean, cosy and well fitted. Nice kitchen with a proper cooker. Would definitely recommend it.

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Response from the owner Thanks so much for your review. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes for the New Year. Caroline

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“Super, well organised acommodation with excellent amenities.”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2018

A very good sized lodge, lots of space for practical stuff such as washing and drying clothes. Large main bedroom and comfortable lounge. The area was interesting with lots to see in and arounf Elgin … More

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Response from the owner Thanks so much for your lovely review. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Caroline

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“Great place to stay”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2018

Really lovely location, great Lodge. Warm, cosy and very comfortable. Great walks on doorstep really well equipped. We loved it and will be back. It was wonderful after a long journey to arrive to… More

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Response from the owner I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay in Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards Caroline

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“Warm and cosy”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2018

We had a lovely time at the Lodge. The weather was pretty poor while we were there, so we didn't get to enjoy the walks the area offered, but the Lodge was warm and cosy, and sitting by the fi… More

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Response from the owner Hi Thanks so much for your review. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay despite the autumnal weather. Best wishes Caroline

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Caroline (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Caroline (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Caroline (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Caroline the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Caroline (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Caroline (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Caroline (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Caroline (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Caroline (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Caroline (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Caroline (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Caroline (the owner) a message.

If Caroline (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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