Bathrooms/ Shower-rooms ----3
The Lounge and dining room have sandstone fireplaces crafted from locally quarried stone. The snug, the small sitting room has the 2nd television,DVD and CD player with ipod docking station and also a small fireplace. The kitchens are divided into Aga kitchen/breakfast room, Fitted kitchen, Pantry and laundry room. The 2nd shower room is here on the level of the kitchens.
Climbing from the front hall you pass the main bathroom to reach the 5 bedrooms -Two large doubles [5' beds] ,2 standard doubles [4'6'' bed],and 1 childrens bunks room. A travelling cot is available on request and a low double day bed / 2 singles is available in the large double room [on right picture] The bedrooms have views across the surrounding countryside and the 2 large doubles have views towards the ruins of Duffus Castle.
The 1st shower room is on the level of the bedrooms.
High quality cotton bedlinen is provided as are towels and beach /swimming towels . Soaps and shampoo are provided from The Highland Soap company
Electricity and oil central heating are included in the rental rates...
A decorated Christmas tree is provided over the festive season.
The fitted kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave,dishwasher,smeg fridge,kenwood food mixer,blender, electric toaster and kettle. A good supply of cooking and baking trays cake pans ,mixing bowls and utensils . The laundry room has washing machine,tumble dryer and drying rack ,iron and board and a chest freezer. The Aga kitchen doubles as an informal dining room/ breakfast room, here there is a High chair. The Pantry holds a supply of cream dinnerware for 12 plus childrens melamine/plastic plates,bowls and tumblers.There is a good supply of matching serviing dishes.
wine glasses and tumblers,bodum coffee pot, tea pot , mugs, cups and serving trays are here also.
There is a television in both lounge and sitting room,DVD and CD players,radio,books -fiction and non fiction ,childrens books and games. Internet access- broadband.
Outdoors a charcoal barbeque is available.
The Gardens are divided into several areas- a small, partially walled garden West of the Dining room planted in lavendar, herbs and spring bulbs.To the front of the house is a gravelled area - parking for several cars- surrounded by plantings of trees, shrubs ,roses and perennials.
Here is an Outdoor Pizza Oven/ Barbeque and additionally a kettle barbeque is available on request.
To the East lies a lawned garden with fruit trees -apple,plum,pear cherry, apricot and wild cherry- the blossom is quite beautiful in the Spring,the grassy bank carpeted by snowdrops early in the year closely followed by daffodils and wild garlic beneath the cherries. On the North West side is a second gravelled parking area - catching the evening suni.
A newly developed/developing garden to the South East is planted in trees and shrubs.
Herbs -fennel, rosemary, mint,marjoram..... are scattered liberally around.