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Old Manse Holiday House Cottage in Fochabers Moray

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
9 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Due to Covid-19 and the vulnerability of some of our staff, we may not be able to accept certain bookings at this time. We trust you will understand during this difficult time. Situated in the picturesque village of Fochabers, this recently renovated and new on the holiday market 200 year old Grade 'B' listed former Church of Scotland Manse is set in extremely secluded and professionally maintained grounds within a few minutes' walk of the banks of the river Spey, famous throughout the world for its Salmon fishing and scenery. In the heart of the Scottish Whisky and Castle trails, this house provides groups of up to 9 the ideal base to explore the North East of Scotland, where dolphin spotting is possible at the WDCS wildlife centre, walks along the Speyside way, Tugnet ice house, monster ...Due to Covid-19 and the vulnerability of some of our staff, we may not be able to accept certain bookings at this time. We trust you will understand during this difficult time. Situated in the picturesque village of Fochabers, this recently renovated and new on the holiday market 200 year old Grade 'B' listed former Church of Scotland Manse is set in extremely secluded and professionally maintained grounds within a few minutes' walk of the banks of the river Spey, famous throughout the world for its Salmon fishing and scenery. In the heart of the Scottish Whisky and Castle trails, this house provides groups of up to 9 the ideal base to explore the North East of Scotland, where dolphin spotting is possible at the WDCS wildlife centre, walks along the Speyside way, Tugnet ice house, monster bike trails, Speyside cooperage, golf courses, forest walks and during the winter months, skiing and snowboarding, mean there is something for everyone in this beautiful part of the world. The rural village of Fochabers is situated 10 miles from the small Cathedral city of Elgin where there is the local train station and larger shops available. The village itself is home to the world famous 'Speyfest' an annual festival of the best in traditional and contemporary Celtic music. There is a spacious drive with ample parking for Five or Six cars and a large green lawn with children's football goalposts, along with a summer house complete with BBQ facilities. The village shops and pubs are within a couple of minutes stroll from the end of the drive and public transport can also be picked up from the village square. The property has a large basement (Take care on 200 year old well worn stone steps) with games room which includes an American style pool table (free to use if careful) and small Gym, complete with treadmill, bike, rowing machine etc. The Ground floor comprises the main entrance hall, the main living room complete with suit of armour an open fire with wood supplied, the dining room, which can seat up to 12, the kitchen and the study/WC. The living room also has a 50 inch television with Freeview and Blu-ray/DVD player complete with a large selection of films for all ages. (There is also a large collection of books, both factual and fiction for guests use). The first floor comprises 3 bedrooms and the main bathroom, which has a Sauna, Shower with Steam facility and Whirlpool bath that seats 2 comfortably. The master bedroom has a huge Super King size sleigh bed, 3m high corniced ceilings and an en-suite with roll top bath and double shower. It has Two large windows with views out over the gardens. The second bedroom has a king size sleigh bed and en-suite shower room with electric shower and views over the front lawn. The third bedroom has a king double bed with views to the rear of the property. The final bedroom is on the top floor and has sloping (Coombed) ceilings. This room has a king size bed and a single and is very spacious. There is a vanity unit for brushing teeth etc. to save going to the main bathroom below. This bedroom has a window that looks out over the front lawn and out over the mature trees to the hills beyond. All towels, bed linen, central heating, electric and wi-fi included. Beach towels are available for taking out of the property. Unfortunately the property is no smoking and no pets are allowed in the house due to owners allergies. For piece of mind and the security of guests there is a external CCTV system monitoring the grounds. Please respect this property as it is our family home and do not organise any parties. A caretaker is on hand to assist with any issues that may arise and give assistance to you if needed. NO STAG/HEN PARTIES AND NO GROUPS OF UNDER 25 YEAR OLD PLEASE. For insurance purposes the maximum occupancy is 9 persons with a disclaimer to be signed on arrival. If you choose to stay hear we are sure you will not be disappointed. Please read some of the recent reviews. Luxury Historic Retreat from £20 pppn.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No Stag or Hen parties and no groups of under 25 year olds please. Please treat this historic building with the respect it is due.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
John and Shona S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2014
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Reviewed February 27, 2021 via mobile

Great location to get out and about. Magnificent property and host. We have been twice now and we will definitely be booking again if available this year.

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank Gillhind89
Reviewed October 22, 2020

Plenty of room and excellent amenities. Loved the gym and games room. Short walk from the town centre. Had a great time!

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Charlie W
Global559562, VR Owner at Old Manse Holiday House Cottage in Fochabers Moray, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2020

Hi Charlie, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return at some point.

Reviewed April 7, 2020

Myself and 3 work colleagues booked this place while we were working in the area for around 2.5 months. There was more than enough room for all of us, plenty of entertainment, and a great kitchen. Lots of nice small touches like motion activated night...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Saul O
Global559562, VR Owner at Old Manse Holiday House Cottage in Fochabers Moray, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2020

Thanks for staying and leaving a lovely review Saul. We are glad you enjoyed the house during your stay. John and Shona

Reviewed January 21, 2020

Spent the most wonderful week of my life at this old stunning property. Plenty of space for us all. Had fun cooking in the kitchen and when more in the games room and sauna. Would like to come back during the summer months to get...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank I9484KSelizabethd
Global559562, VR Owner at Old Manse Holiday House Cottage in Fochabers Moray, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2020

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and congratulations on your wedding. John and Shona

Reviewed November 5, 2019

My company recently spent 2 months working in the area, using the house for the duration of our stay. Fantastic property, would highly recommend. Robbie the caretaker was very helpful as well.

Date of stay: September 2019
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Global559562, VR Owner at Old Manse Holiday House Cottage in Fochabers Moray, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Thank you for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. John and Shona

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Reviewed August 1, 2019

Had a fabulous stay at The Old Manse. We booked the house to celebrate my husband’s 60th. He wanted to visit whisky distilleries and the house was perfectly located for us to do this. The weather was superb for our whole week of our stay...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank hazeldsutherland30
Global559562, VR Owner at Old Manse Holiday House Cottage in Fochabers Moray, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Thanks for your review and feedback Hazel, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and had some great weather. We will look into getting some more chairs for the outside area. John and Shona

Reviewed December 7, 2018

I would like to say a big thankyou to John and Shona and Johns dad for allowing us to have a fantastic place to stay in and making our time in Fochabers for a family wedding memorable and for all who stayed in the Old...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Christine N N
Global559562, VR Owner at Old Manse Holiday House Cottage in Fochabers Moray, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

It sounds like you had a great stay and it is lovely to read such lovely comments. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and you are most welcome to return any time. John and Shona.

Reviewed September 1, 2018

A great venue with character galore. We were a family group comprising six adults and three children plus toddler and there was ample room for us all to be accommodated in the very generous accommodation provided by this lovely house. Loads of games for the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Global559562, VR Owner at Old Manse Holiday House Cottage in Fochabers Moray, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Thanks for the fantastic review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and would welcome you back anytime. John and Shona

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

As a family of 8, Three adults & five children ( 4yrs to 16yrs) this beautiful, spacious well equipped house was ideal for us. Have family living in the area so great for visiting them and old haunts. So much for the children to do....More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank MRS BETTY H
Management response:Responded August 24, 2018

We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back in the future. John and Shona

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 14, 2018

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Date of stay: April 2018
Management response:Responded April 24, 2018

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Gym
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Pool Table
Private Garden
Sauna
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Golf, fishing, climbing, skiing, walking, cycling, horse riding, surfing, kayaking, rock climbing the list goes on. There is so much to do in this beautiful part of Scotland. The 'Speyside Way' passes by this property and a local taxi firm can take you and/or luggage to any point on this amazing walk. This is of course the heart of whisky making country and the ideal location to base yourself to explore Speyside and beyond.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Manse Holiday House Cottage in Fochabers Moray

Old Manse Holiday House Cottage in Fochabers Moray is able to accommodate up to 9 guests. See all property details.

Old Manse Holiday House Cottage in Fochabers Moray has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Old Manse Holiday House Cottage in Fochabers Moray has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Old Manse Holiday House Cottage in Fochabers Moray must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.