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Tern Cottage - Self-catering in Moray

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64 Findhorn, Forres, IV36 3YF, Moray
Scotland, United Kingdom

Felicity Bingham-Hope

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In Findhorn: a writer’s retreat, a couple’s escape, a sailor’s pad, a wildlife lover’s delight. Beaches are long, coastal tours are fabulous

It would be an absolute pleasure to stay at this terraced cottage-with-garden in the fisher part of town, back from the sea but not so that you can’t hear it; when the breakers roll in, it’s thrilling. A one and a half storey home built in the 1830s, it was once lived in by a family of ten. Now you have space to spare, heaps of light, in spite of small windows, and a log-fuelled burner; you couldn’t be cosier. There are hooks at the front door for coats and wet togs and the living area is floored in handsome pale oak; all feels contemporary and inviting. Armchairs are upholstered in a simple but striking print, good art hangs on white walls and the quality of the finish is exceptional. Lizzie, a voice coach by profession who lives next door, has an artist’s eye and fills the house with flowers. There’s an elegant little kitchen for uncomplicated cooking, and steep stairs up to the big loft, comfy with duvets and rugs, where you walk through a little dressing room with futon to get to the main bedroom. You’re a short walk from everything: fresh seafood, artisan bread, and boats for wildlife adventures across the Moray Firth. 

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Local points of interest from Felicity Bingham-Hope:

Local points of interest from
Felicity Bingham-Hope:

  • Walk for miles on white sandy beaches. Catch the water taxi across the bay to Culbin Forest. Take a picnic and explore the vast forest, dunes and shoreline. Sing to the seals as they bask at low tide & if you're lucky spot dolphins in the Firth!
  • Follow the delicious smell of freshly baked bread to the fabulous artisan bakery & cafe just a stone's throw from the cottage. You can buy early morning bread from the bakers themselves before the cafe opens...just go around to the back door and knock!
  • Watch thousands of migrating wild geese fly over the cottage in the Spring & Autumn. A sight to behold! This is an ornithological paradise. Birds come to feed in the, almost landlocked, tidal basin here. Ospreys can often be seen fishing in the bay.
  • Enjoy freshly caught seafood (lobster a specialty) at one of the village pubs on the waterfront. Sip locally brewed beer, relax and unwind and breathe in the fresh salty sea air....and if you're lucky watch a spectacular sunset over the water!
  • See houses made from whisky barrels & straw bales at the world-renowned Findhorn Foundation & Eco-Village just a mile away. Take a guided tour and learn about this unique community.
  • Treat yourself to a concert at the Universal Hall Arts venue just a mile away. A wide variety of performances including The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Opera & The National Theatre of Scotland plus lots of other music & dance events!
Points of interest

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  • 1 Cottage for 2
Price:(i) £530 to£95 per week

Extra futon available in 2nd bedroom.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Children over 5 welcome. Short breaks available.


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64 Findhorn, Forres, IV36 3YF, Moray

Self-catering Tern Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ sleeps 2-3; 1 double, 1 single; 1 shower room
Price: (i) £ 530 to £ 95 per week

Felicity Bingham-Hope

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