4 Bedroom (Sleeps 8) House in Kinloss, Forres

Strathnaver. Beautiful architect designed house. Recent Hot Tub. 2 miles from the beach.
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Hot Tub, Garden.
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Owner: Graeme and Julie Mackay
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Overview

  • Property Type: House
  • Location: Kinloss, Forres
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Minimum nights stay: 3
  • Low season price per week: £725
  • High season price per week: £2650
  • Average price per week:£1300
  • Property Rating: 4.8/5 Average Rating (17 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability

Description

We are on the outskirts of the village of Kinloss, close to the shores of the beautiful Moray Firth. It is opposite Blackstob Wood in the west and the great Culbin Forest to the North. It is about 4 miles from Forres in the west and 11 miles from Elgin in the East. ELGIN is an old town with an historic museum and a ruined cathedral. Full of narrow alleys and a really old fashioned cinema. FORRES has many beautiful parks and gardens. A few miles away is PLUSCARDEN, ancient abbey, still in use, and open to visitors.

PARKING. Ample parking in the driveway and outside the garden walls, well-off the main road.

Architecturally designed, with an abundance of large windows, the house is ideal for a family or group of friends who can enjoy its. comfort and style with cherry wood floors, underfloor heating, oriental rugs and carpets throughout. The BEDROOMS have spacious built-in wardrobes.

The open plan reception hall gives access to a bright and well-equipped kitchen. with ample glassware and crockery, including a Minton dinner service.. Just across the hall is the stunning , double height dining room , big windows and expansive views over the open countryside towards Burgie and Brodie.

Step down from the dining room into the bright sitting room with its welcoming woodburning stove. The French doors lead to the decking, the new hot tub and into the large rear garden.

The snug/music room has a full keyboard Yamaha electric piano and DVD library. There is also a portable Freeview TV with built in DVD player, which can be moved into some other rooms if required.. Especially if the kids want to be in their room.

HOT TUB

Can seat 5 . It is new, and installed in 2021 and easy to use. It is fully sanitised before and during your use. There are full instructions in the house guide


CHILDREN.

Are especially welcome. We provide A Moses basket,, cot, high chair and full size baby bath,. Also children's plug in night lights. There are lots of games and videos they would like, including Paw Patrol and the like.

There is a portable TV Freeview incorporating a DVD player, and some wheelie toys for tots.
Two croquet sets, which are good safe fun.

Some 500 yards, along the main road to the left from the house, there is a good children's play area It is part of a good fam shop and cafe, which sells local produce.

On the upper floor are four double bedrooms: 1 double and 3 singles. The large bathroom has a whirlpool bath..

The upper landing leads into the upper lounge and library.. There is a wide range of books.

The rear garden has a large decked area with grand views of the rolling barley fields
s and the low hills beyond. Or if you wish you can look at the stars from the hot tub Or both.

SPORTS and GAMES.
here is a big variety of games and puzzles in the dinning room vertical cupboard.

TABLE TENNIS TABLE .4 bats and balls. Indoor, walk in garage.

.CROQUET In the garage there are two croquet sets, great fun for the family in the garden.

CRICKET. Bat, stumps and pads.[in garage] Although no hard ball, in considering our neighbours.

GOLF.. 4 sets of golf clubs[in garage] for your free use.

Kinloss Golf course just along the road to the right about 1/2 mile[ cheap and cheerful]
Hopeman , further along the road about 6 miles. Fine parkland and links course. The par 3, 12th being one of the great holes of British golf.[cheap}
Lossiemouth: 2 courses, one championship[ not so cheap]
Forres Golf Club. Old parkland course[ moderate]
Nairn. 2 courses. Dunbar{ moderate] Championship[ dear]

BICYCLES. 5 bikes of assorted sizes and helmets ( in garage] for your free use.

Good cycling around the house, along the driveway to the Blackstob woods, without going on the main road.
Crossing the main road. Go along the track opposite, all the way past Hatton farm to the beach and Culbin Forest ,
with wonderful tracks where you can cycle all day.

On the beach, turn West, you can cycle all the way to Findhorn, and explore the massive dune system .
Turn East and you can cycle all the way to the old fishing village of Burghead.
Tide is not a problem and the sand is firm. Ensure you keep enough puff for the cycle home.

It is a short drive to the unspoilt old fishing village of Findhorn, where you can easily spend a day wandering along the marina, a glorious beach along which you can walk all the way to Burghead, past the entire eastern Culbin forest and the massive dune system. Have a splendid dinner in the venerable Kimberly Inn. Super pub grub and real ales.

You can explore the whole of the Moray Firth coastline, which is dotted with beautiful fishing villages, Burghead, Hopeman, Lossiemouth, Buckie and Gardenstown .
Inland there's the whisky trail, which you are in the middle of. Go to Grantown and you can spend several days at different distilleries. All with good restaurants and tea rooms, and free tots.

Speaking of tots, there is a good children's play area in the farm shop , which sells a good range of local produce.. It is 500 yards along therein road, to the left.

A wonderful area to explore from centrally placed Strathnaver cottage.

We require the lodging of a good housekeeping bond of 150 Pounds, to be paid before gaining access to Strathnaver. Details will be given after payment of deposit. It should be paid into a nominated bank account. It is normally repaid early on the week following departure. Details are supplied with the welcome pack you receive after the booking is paid up.

17 Reviews - 4.8/5 Average Rating

STRATHNAVER REVIEW 1

By GAYNOR BROWN on 29-Oct-2022

Strathnaver Strathnaver Score Overview All time 96 / 100 Last 6 Months 94 / 100 29th Oct 2022Mrs Gaynor Brown Feedback published: Yes Comment: 100 / 100 1st Oct 2022Mrs Patricia Mcinroy Feedback published: No Comment: Show breakdown reply-icon Unable to respond Why not? 100 / 100 23rd Sep 2022Mrs Karyn Ross Feedback published: Yes Comment: Strathnaver is a beautiful property, absolutely as described, set in a pretty village, nice and peaceful, a very well equipped home with everything you need, from bikes to games,, to home comforts and beautiful gardens, hot tub an added bonus after long walks during the day. Visit Woodside farmshop just down the road an easy walk does a nice breakfast and lovely cakes, shop is great too for local meats & veg. Favourite walks Findhorn beach lots of seals, and go to Hopeman Harbour for a coastal walk to the Cove absolutely stunning, Enjoy this beautiful home and area its stunning, Show breakdown Submitted on: 02 October 2022 - 18:39 GMT reply-icon Thankyou Karyn, WE are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and seem to have made the most of the many local attractions. Glad that everything in the house helped you to enjoy what seems a memorable visit. Graeme and Julie, Edit Submitted on: 02 October 2022 - 18:39 GMT Response published: Yes / 100 23rd Sep 2022Mrs Karyn Ross Feedback published: No Show breakdown reply-icon Unable to respond Why not? 100 / 100 16th Sep 2022Mrs Monica Dyer Feedback published: No Comment: We really enjoyed our stay at Strathnaver. The property was spotlessly clean, cosy, comfortable and spacious. It was very well equipped...from kitchen to baby essentials and indoor/outdoorlactivities....making it very suitable for families and mixed groups. The hot tub, although we didn''t have time for a dip, was certainly a bonus. Location very good for sightseeing lots of interesting villages and towns, as well as beautiful beaches nearby. A visit highly recommended. Show breakdown reply-icon Unable to respond Why not? 88 / 100 9th Sep 2022Mr Markus Meier Feedback published: Yes Comment: Show breakdown reply-icon Unable to respond Why not? 88 / 100 29th Jul 2022Mr Jon Swainson Feedback published: No Comment: Show breakdown reply-icon Unable to respond Why not? 100 / 100 22nd Jul 2022Mr Thomas Bryson Feedback published: No Comment: A large roomy clean house. Well positioned for beach and forest walks. Teenage grandchildren enjoyed the hottub. We were pleased that a minor plumbing problem was resolved within hours. Thank you Louise and Graeme for that Show breakdown reply-icon Unable to respond Why not? 100 / 100 10th Jul 2022Miss Pauline Dawson Feedback published: Yes Comment: We had such a good holiday at Strathnaver. The house is beautiful, clean and felt very comfortable. The large garden and open spaces in the house were perfect for the kids. Graeme and Julie were extremely helpful and kind. Would highly recommend Show breakdown Submitted on: 20 July 2022 - 15:06 GMT reply-icon Dear Pauline, Thankyou for your kind review of the house. We are so happy to have made your holiday a memorable one. Hope to see you again one day. Graeme and Julie. Edit Submitted on: 20 July 2022 - 15:06 GMT Response published: Yes 100 / 100 13th May 2022Mrs Margaret Phillips Feedback published: Yes Comment: Loved our stay at the cottage, was relaxing and hot tub was a bonus. Lots of room for families and great area for visiting beaches and visitor attractions. Would definitely recommend the cottage and area and would not hesitate to go back. Show breakdown Submitted on: 04 June 2022 - 08:57 GM Hotjar — Surveys page

STRATHNAVER 2 2022

By KARYN ROSS on 23-Sep-2022

100 / 100 23rd Sep 2022Mrs Karyn Ross Feedback published: Yes Comment: Strathnaver is a beautiful property, absolutely as described, set in a pretty village, nice and peaceful, a very well equipped home with everything you need, from bikes to games,, to home comforts and beautiful gardens, hot tub an added bonus after long walks during the day. Visit Woodside farmshop just down the road an easy walk does a nice breakfast and lovely cakes, shop is great too for local meats & veg. Favourite walks Findhorn beach lots of seals, and go to Hopeman Harbour for a coastal walk to the Cove absolutely stunning, Enjoy this beautiful home and area its stunning, Show breakdown Submitted on: 02 October 2022 - 18:39 GMT reply-icon Thankyou Karyn, WE are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and seem to have made the most of the many local attractions. Glad that everything in the house helped you to enjoy what seems a memorable visit. Graeme and Julie, Edit Submitted on: 02 October 2022 - 18:39 GMT Response published: Yes / 100 100 / 100 16th Sep 2022Mrs Monica Dyer Feedback published: No Comment: We really enjoyed our stay at Strathnaver. The property was spotlessly clean, cosy, comfortable and spacious. It was very well equipped...from kitchen to baby essentials and indoor/outdoorlactivities....making it very suitable for families and mixed groups. The hot tub, although we didn''t have time for a dip, was certainly a bonus. Location very good for sightseeing lots of interesting villages and towns, as well as beautiful beaches nearby. A visit highly recommended. Show breakdown reply-icon Unable to respond Why not? 88 / 100 9th Sep 2022Mr Markus Meier Feedback published: Yes Comment: Show breakdown reply-icon Unable to respond Why not? 88 / 100 29th Jul 2022Mr Jon Swainson Feedback published: No Comment: Show breakdown reply-icon Unable to respond Why not? 100 / 100 22nd Jul 2022Mr Thomas Bryson Feedback published: No Comment: A large roomy clean house. Well positioned for beach and forest walks. Teenage grandchildren enjoyed the hottub. We were pleased that a minor plumbing problem was resolved within hours. Thank you Louise and Graeme for that Show breakdown reply-icon Unable to respond Why not? 100 / 100 10th Jul 2022Miss Pauline Dawson Feedback published: Yes Comment: We had such a good holiday at Strathnaver. The house is beautiful, clean and felt very comfortable. The large garden and open spaces in the house were perfect for the kids. Graeme and Julie were extremely helpful and kind. Would highly recommend Show breakdown Submitted on: 20 July 2022 - 15:06 GMT reply-icon Dear Pauline, Thankyou for your kind review of the house. We are so happy to have made your holiday a memorable one. Hope to see you again one day. Graeme and Julie. Edit Submitted on: 20 July 2022 - 15:06 GMT Response published: Yes 100 / 100 13th May 2022Mrs Margaret Phillips Feedback published: Yes Comment: Loved our stay at the cottage, was relaxing and hot tub was a bonus. Lots of room for families and great area for visiting beaches and visitor attractions. Would definitely recommend the cottage and area and would not hesitate to go back. Show breakdown Submitted on: 04 June 2022 - 08:57 GMT reply-icon Thankyou Margaret. Glad we got it altogether for you. And a big thankyou from our housekeeper for leaving the house so nucely. Love to see you agaiin. Graeme and Julie. Edit Submitted on: 04 June 2022 - 08:57 GMT Response published: Yes 1 2 ... 9 Sykes Cottages © 2022 All rights reserved Sykes Cottages Ltd Head Office: One City Place, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3BQ, United Kingdom Registration No: 4469189 VAT Registration No: 204 9794 88 Your Customer ID: tpm15r2c Your Customer ID: tpm15r2c Quick Links Support Hub Privacy policy Cookie policy Manage cookie preferences Customer Reviews Policy Pay for your booking Owner advice articles Investor relations Inspire Me Press and media Blog Top 10 Cheapest Holiday Destinations in the UK December Prize Draw: Win A Winter Short Break Sykes Cottages Discount Codes – Latest December 2022 Offers! Sykes Wins Ninth Consecutive Gold at the British Travel Awards 2022 Read more posts Search Are you on the phone to our call centre? Your Customer ID is: tpm15r2c 1. Overall, how satisfied are you with the ‘feedback’ page/ section within the owner portal? 1 2 3 4 5

STRATHNAVER REVIEW 3 2022

By MONICA DYER on 16-Sep-2022

Sykes Cottages My Account 16th Sep 2022Mrs Monica Dyer Comment: We really enjoyed our stay at Strathnaver. The property was spotlessly clean, cosy, comfortable and spacious. It was very well equipped...from kitchen to baby essentials and indoor/outdoorlactivities....making it very suitable for families and mixed groups. The hot tub, although we didn''t have time for a dip, was certainly a bonus. Location very good for sightseeing lots of interesting villages and towns, as well as beautiful beaches nearby. A visit highly recommended. 22nd Jul 2022Mr Thomas Bryson Feedback published: No Comment: A large roomy clean house. Well positioned for beach and forest walks. Teenage grandchildren enjoyed the hottub. We were pleased that a minor plumbing problem was resolved within hours. Thank you Louise and Graeme for that Show breakdown reply-icon Unable to respond Why not? 100 / 100 10th Jul 2022Miss Pauline Dawson Feedback published: Yes Comment: We had such a good holiday at Strathnaver. The house is beautiful, clean and felt very comfortable. The large garden and open spaces in the house were perfect for the kids. Graeme and Julie were extremely helpful and kind. Would highly recommend Show breakdown Submitted on: 20 July 2022 - 15:06 GMT reply-icon Dear Pauline, Thankyou for your kind review of the house. We are so happy to have made your holiday a memorable one. Hope to see you again one day. Graeme and Julie. Edit Submitted on: 20 July 2022 - 15:06 GMT Response published: Yes 100 / 100 13th May 2022Mrs Margaret Phillips Feedback published: Yes Comment: Loved our stay at the cottage, was relaxing and hot tub was a bonus. Lots of room for families and great area for visiting beaches and visitor attractions. Would definitely recommend the cottage and area and would not hesitate to go back. Show breakdown Submitted on: 04 June 2022 - 08:57 GMT reply-icon Thankyou Margaret. Glad we got it altogether for you.

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Location

Suitability

Children Welcome

Facilities

Refrigerator
Hob
Oven
Microwave
Dishwasher
Pantry Items
Toaster
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Internet
Telephone
Fireplace
Wood stove
Heating
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Parking
Living Room
Hairdryer
Ironing Board
Television
Satellite/Cable
DVDs
Video Library
Games
Books
Games Room
Hot Tub
Garden
Bicycles
Golf

Theme

Adventure
Away from it all
Family
Romantic
Spa
Sports activities
Tourist attractions