The Shempston Experience - Cottage 1 ref: UK5829

Duffus, near Elgin, Moray



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Set in the quiet and rural Shempston Estate, just a stone’s throw from the world famous Gordonstoun School, these delightful semi-detached properties with the owner living on-site are perfect to enjoy a relaxing holiday. They have been sympathetically and beautifully renovated, furnished and equipped to a luxurious standard. Although dogs are not allowed in the property, there are heated kennels on site and they must be kept on a lead.

This is a wonderful area close to the beautiful Moray coastline and voted by National Geographic as being in the top 20 most scenic coastal destinations in the world. Moray is renowned for being one of the sunniest and driest counties in Scotland along with its long, unspoilt sandy beaches and amazing wildlife – dolphins are regularly sited from the shoreline. This is a destination you will enjoy at any time of the year.

For the sports and outdoor enthusiasts there are many superb links golf courses within a short drive and excellent salmon and trout fishing on the rivers Deveron, Spey and Findhorn. Also available are a large range of watersports including kayaking, boat trips and fishing to name but a few. Inland there is the famous Malt Whisky Trail where you can sample some of Scotlands finest whiskys – its the only one of its kind in the world. The Speyside Way is well worth exploring taking you through some magnificent scenery. Take a trip inland to the Cairngorms National Park with its stunning scenery and wide range of outdoor pursuits. For the less energetic, sit back and relax and watch the ever changing beauty of this lovely part of the Scottish highlands. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Cottage 1 can be booked together with Cottage 2 (UK5830) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area:
With wood burner and 40" Sky TV with Now TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With double sleigh bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.


Lawned garden, with courtyard and garden furniture. 250-acres of natural grounds and woodland. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the grounds, 100 yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    4.0 miles
  • Lake
    3 miles (beach)

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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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