The Mouries ref: UK30366

Spey Bay, near Fochabers, Moray

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 


The Mouries is situated in the beautiful hamlet of Spey Bay with its wraparound coastline offering spectacular sunsets and sunrises. The property has a private gate leading directly to the beach with a picnic table on the edge of the beach. The property is immaculately presented and has been very well thought out for guests, offering spacious living areas with lots of seating. There is a reception hall with a door to the four piece family bathroom and a well equipped kitchen with views over the beach. You have access to the garage which is ideal for storing golf clubs, fishing rods, bikes and kayaks for busy families. There is a dining room, a sun room and a spacious living room with sea views and a wood burner for those chilly evenings. On the ground floor there is a double bedroom which is ideal for people with reduced mobility. On the first floor are two bedrooms one has a double and a single bed and the other has a small double and a single, there is also a toilet on this floor. Outside the property has a private driveway and a fully enclosed rear garden.
Spey Bay is home to the National Whale and Dolphin Centre and is a wonderful area for spotting many species of wildlife including minke whales, bottlenose dolphins, ospreys, seals and much more. There are spectacular views over the sea towards the mountains of Caithness from the long shingle beach, and the world famous Spey Bay Golf Club is at the other end. For walkers, the Speyside Way passes close by and runs from Buckie on the shore of the Moray coast to Aviemore. The Whisky Trail is nearby and there are good fishing opportunities on the River Spey itself. If all this activity is too much, just relax by the wood burner and enjoy the peace. Shop 5 miles. Bar and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 38" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining room: With electric fire and 28" Freeview TV.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and Amitco tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Sun room.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Bedroom 3: With double bed and single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Separate toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, broadband and initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Large enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake
    10 miles

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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Friday 11 December 2020 7 nights £ 695.00
Monday 14 December 2020 7 nights £ 695.00
Monday 21 December 2020 7 nights £ 855.00
Wednesday 23 December 2020 7 nights £ 855.00

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