Ben View ref: UK10827

Orbliston, near Elgin, Moray

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
SAT
Changeover day
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Ben View is a delightful old croft which has been in the same family for over 60 years. It retains much of its original charm while benefitting from updated and modern amenities. This charming detached cottage is set in a stunning, rural location approximately 4 miles from Fochabers. Ben View has 360° views for miles and miles, with views of the forest, which is owned by the Forestry Commission, from the front and hill views from the back, showing you the best of the Scottish scenery.

The cottage is surrounded by fields which are home to cows in the summer months. Due to this, please keep pets on leads, however the cottage benefits from two gardens, one of which is fully enclosed, perfect for dogs and children alike. Due to its lovely location, the property is ideal for families, as well as golf enthusiasts with a number of courses nearby.

Ben View is right in the centre of the Scottish Whisky Trail, with several of the main distilleries within easy reach. Forest walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep, or head out and visit the picturesque Spey Bay, 3 miles, where there is the Scottish Dolphin Centre, a fantastic place to visit at any time of the year. The nearest town of Elgin is just under 8 miles away, and Inverness is within easy reach for a day trip. Beach 11 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With electric fire and 38’’ Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom (low doorway): With shower over bath, and toilet.
Narrow stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 2: With single bed and sloping ceiling.
Bedroom 3: With single bed and sloping ceiling.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Enclosed garden. Grounds (shared with owner). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead during summer (cows in fields). Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Elgin
  • Shops
    4.0 miles
  • Distance
    7.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    4.0 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Elgin
  • Pub
    4.0 miles
  • Railway station distance
    8.0 miles
  • Lake
    3.0 miles (loch)

About the local area

The beautiful county of Moray lies east of Inverness and Nairn and is well hidden from the main Scottish tourist route. The coast is fairly flat, characterised by large stretches of sand dunes backed by forests and wide bays. Further inland the landscape changes to agricultural, rising up across empty moorland, criss-crossed by rivers and glens towards the foothills of the Cairngorms.

Elgin, Moray's capital is an elegant town offering an array of historic features to view including the magnificent 13th Century cathedral. There is also a Biblical garden, museum with fossil collections and Drumin Castle, a 14th Century tower house.

Not surprisingly this area is a haven for hikers. A network of paths and quiet back roads link the coastal towns and villages making it easy to explore the mosaic of farmland, woodland and shore. Follow the Moray Coastal Trail from Forres and you will eventually reach historic Cullen. Along the way you will find information boards describing your journey.

This unspoilt county abounds with wildlife, such as ospreys, otters, crested tits, red squirrels, pine martens and bottlenose dolphins. Visit Culbin Forest which stands on one of the largest sand dune systems in Britain, and Culbin Bar the best example of a shingle spit.

Visitors to the region will also discover a string of ancient Highland communities all offering you a warm welcome and a variety of attractions. From Historic ruins and castles to dynamic eco-communities, from scenic coastal woodland walks to thrilling climbing, skiing and mountain biking. Whether you want to stroll along the riverbank or beach, or tackle something more adventurous, there are always plenty of options when it comes to getting active.

Moray offers a real taste of the true traditions of the Highlands that is sure to have you coming back again and again.

Things to do nearby

The Cairngorms National Park

Home to over 17,000 people and extremely popular with visitors all year round, the Cairngorms is Britain's largest national park and is home to an extraordinary range of landscapes, wildlife, history, people and activities.

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