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Heatherlea Cottage, Garmouth. Moray.

Overview
Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Garmouth, Moray, Scotland
Traditional Holiday Cottage located on the west bank of the mouth of the River Spey, and nature reserve. Suitable for 3 - 4 people, and ideal for outdoor activities on the edge of the Scottish Highlands and the Moray Firth coast. Golf course and pebble beach within 5 minute walking distance. Ospreys and dolphins are regularly spotted. Perfect for a quiet, stress-free holiday, or as a cosy base for more energetic activities. Alternately spoil yourself with the best of Speyside food, whisky, festivals and local events, starting with the Speyside Coffee Roasting Company, located in the village of Garmouth.
Listing #HL1228307
About the Owner
Fiona S
Languages spoken:Norwegian, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
Interaction with guests
I live in the property next to the cottage and will handover the keys and give a guided tour of the cottage and facilities. If you have any queries, about the local facilities I am happy to answer them. When your holiday is complete please drop off your keys into the letterbox of my house. If there have been any breakages, or something doesn't function properly, please let me know by the time you are ready to leave.
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Heatherlea is a lovely cottage full of character. Superb views across to Spey Bay. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you need for a great holiday. The owner Fiona is very friendly and helpful and provides a very generous welcome pack! The cottage...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Jill T
Management response:Responded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your positive feedback and I am glad that you found the cottage to be to your liking, and good enough to hopefully visit again! You are most welcome back.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

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Date of stay: November 2017
Management response:Responded 30 November 2017

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Lovely, cosy cottage. Incredible welcome pack provided by Fiona. Ideal location near Spey Bay to explore one of Scotland's most underrated coastlines. Would definitely recommend and personally return.

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank fraedundee
Management response:Responded 3 November 2017

Many thanks for your very positive review, and I am glad you enjoyed your recent visit. I look forward to arranging the cottage to provide a similar cosy welcome for future visits! KR, Fiona

Amenities
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Garage is currently unavailable, but ample off street parking. Respect the location on the edge of a wildlife reserve, and the animals that use the garden and surrounding...
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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    1 Full
    1 Bunk
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
During low / mid season, it is possible to book the cottage for long weekends and midweek breaks. Please send an email if this is what you would like to arrange. Please note that these type of breaks will be available at short-notice, and are ideal for last-minute get-away breaks. No bookings available with less than 36 hours notice.
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is on the edge of the Spey Bay nature reserve, famous for birds and wildlife such as otters. The WDCS base at Tugnet is 30 minutes walk away,, and 15 minutes cycle. Ospreys frequent the area in season, and dolphins and seals are often seen close to shore. The Speyside Way is located 15 minutes walk away. Mountain bike trails are to be found at Fochabers' Windy Walks, and several running and walking trails criss-cross the local area.

Garmouth and Kingston are historic villages, Kingston a model village, developed for wooden shipbuilding from as early as 1785 to as recently as 1920, taking advantage of the timber industry which developed along the Spey. Garmouth is probably most famous for the 'Maggie Fair' a fair which has origins in 1587, when Garmouth was erected...
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Getting around
A car is necessary to make the most of your visit, although there is a local bus service during the week, but not at weekends. Local taxi firms are accustomed to longer journeys, and as we are in the midst of 'Whisky Country' it is nice to let someone else drive if you want to taste the different local drinks.
Garmouth and Kingston have a large number of cycle and walking paths on the doorstep, and it is really useful to pack a pair of stout walking shoes, and bicycles. The River Spey is also becoming a destination for kayakers, and there is secure storage for bikes and kayaks at the cottage.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 60.0 km
Railway: Elgin: 15.0 km
Ferry: Aberdeen: 90.0 km
Aberdeen Airport is located 90 km away.

Main road access is via the A96 (Aberdeen / Inverness), or the A95 connecting to the A9.

Aim for Fochabers / Mosstodloch. At the roundabouts at Mosstodloch (east and west of village, A96 bypass), drive through the village of Mosstodloch to the junction at the petrol station. Turn along the B9015 to Garmouth. Follow the road to Garmouth and through the village heading towards Kingston, and the cottage is c. 400m along the road on the left-hand side of the road.

Elgin, or Keith can be used as the local railway stations. Taxis available at both stations.

Local bus No 34/34A runs from Elgin to Kingston Beach Mon- Sat, no service on Sunday.

No 10 bus runs from Aberdeen to Inverness bus stations, and stops at Mosstodloch. Local taxi firm in Mosstodloc...
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.5 km.
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