Self-Catering Holiday Accommodation
Early bird booking discount of 5% and a voucher for Torta Cafe on any stay of 5 nights or more in Mid Season 2024.
Doune Cottage is a beautiful, well-equipped and cosy self-catering holiday home in the centre of the old fishing village of Findhorn.
Over 150 years old this holiday-let is a traditional stone walled, slate roofed, semi-detached cottage situated in a quiet lane in the heart of Findhorn village. Accessible on foot in a couple of minutes are two village shops, one of which has a post office and the other specializes in organic food and whole grain sourdough bread – baked on the premises. The bay is reachable in less than a minute on foot and the beach, nominated by the Times and Sunday Times as the best Scottish beach 2023, is also readily accessible either over the sand dunes or by road.
The shower room is fitted with a wash hand basin, a heated towel rail, a toilet and shower.
The carpeted entrance hall provides hanging space for outdoor coats and jackets.
The comfortable, cosy lounge is decorated with Scandanavian style furniture and also has a wood-burning stove.
The self-catering cottage has two south-facing bedrooms with stained wooden floors. The first bedroom has a European sized double bed, while the second bedroom has two single beds. Both bedrooms have extensive cupboard and hanging space and plenty of natural light.
Please see the gallery for more pictures of the interior of the cottage.
WIFI (broadband) access available
Please note that mobile phone reception can be patchy in the village.
Findhorn village is home to two pubs which serve meals, a couple of cafés, a pottery, a sailing club and various businesses offering water sports activities.
The holiday cottage has been recently renovated and tastefully refurbished to a high standard and provides cosy and modern self-catering accommodation. There is a small garden opposite the cottage across the lane and a small garden and patio directly in front of the south-facing cottage with a table and seating area. A light and welcoming porch also provides a sheltered seating/storage area.
Due to its old building design the cottage does not offer access to the disabled. Pets are not allowed as a precaution for guests who might suffer from allergies.
It is possible to drive directly up to the cottage front door for loading and unloading purposes, but parking is on the street.
The holiday let has a large, modern, hard-floored dining kitchen including a ceramic hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and a fridge-freezer. There is a dining area in front of the window which catches the morning sunlight with an extendable dining table. A wood-burning stove and a Norwegian tub chair complete the homely feel of the room.
Travelling to the Cottage
The nearest airport, Inverness, is 40 minutes away by car. There is now a train station at the airport, the journey by train to Forres takes approximately 25 minutes. The journey to/from Aberdeen airport is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes by car.
Trains run to/from Forres on a regular schedule. Findhorn village is served by the public bus service with routes running to Elgin and Forres.