The Moray Coast

Have you seen enough hills for today? Then take a day out to explore the coast during your stay at Bluefolds self-catering cottages. The Moray coastline boasts miles of sandy beaches for endless walks in the fresh air and plenty of great viewing spots to park your car afterwards and enjoy freshly prepared fish and chips.

Out and About, Bluefolds’ Style

Lossiemouth and Findhorn

Trip 1: Steve himself has taken many Bluefolds’ guests on this tour: a leisurely drive to Elgin and onwards to Lossiemouth for coffee at Harbour Lights. On to Burghead Visitor Centre, next stop, Findhorn for the beach and the Kimberley Inn known for its fresh, seasonal food. Time permitting, a nice leisurely drive through Forres to Lochindorb and through Grantown-on-Spey on the way home to Bluefolds.

Baxters and Spey Bay

Trip 2: Enjoy the beautiful drive to Fochabers and stop at Baxters for some retail therapy and a well-known pancake. On to Spey Bay for coastal walks and a visit to the WDC Dolphin Centre. Then enjoy the drive east to visit Huntly Castle; a visit to the very popular Falconry Centre and then home to Bluefolds.

Cullen and RSPB Reserve

Trip 3: For this trip, we have ‘Local Hero’ for you to watch in the Cottages the night before. Again, enjoy the drive to Fochabers; then a leisurely trip along the stunning coast road to Cullen for the famous Cullen Skink soup and carrying on to the Troup Head RSPB Reserve (which involves a walk through rough terrain). Then, on to Penan where you can relive the scenes of Local Hero in the unspoilt village itself before returning home to the Cottages. 

Book Now; Whisky; Castles; Outdoors; Local Places; Towns

Lossiemouth - East BeachLossiemouth as 2 beaches and many cafes along with great icecreamLossiemouth Lighhouse and West beachLossiemouth has 2 beaches - a favourite place for dog walking - stunning views across the FirthBurghead Visitor Centre for wildlife viewing and Pictish stonesBurghead has a Maltings, harbour and cafesFindhorn Village from the beach - Great food at Kimberley InnWalk or play on Findhorn Beach then eat and drink in the villageFindhorn Beach looking across Moray Firth - look for the sealsThis is a pebble beach when tide is inWDC Dolphin Centre Spey BayInformation on birds, dolphins, seals seen at Spey BayFalconry Centre, Huntly - Elizabeth with Barn OwlFalconry Centre is a favourite place for us and our visitorsFindochty has a beautiful and safe harbourOne of many fishing towns on the Moray FirthBow Fiddle Rock - Iconic Place - PortknockieViewed on the Coastal walk from Portknockie to CullenCullen Beach, Moray - Who wants to build some sand castles?Stunning beach with antique shops, cafes and icecream in townCullen Town through the ViaductWalks around town or on the Moray coastal pathMarine Aquarium MacDuff - great for children of all agesGood option if it is wet with web cams to Troup Head RSPB ReserveGannet at RSPB Reserve at Troup HeadThe Gannet colony increases every year and there are guilliemots, razorbills and a few puffins

Our Cottages

Folds Cottage
4 star

Folds Cottage
Sleeps 8

This original detached farmhouse with large kitchen provides a lovely space for you all to prepare and enjoy the fresh, local-produce to be purchased in Moray Speyside. Welcomes up to 2 dogs. Free Wi-Fi.

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Glenlivet Cottage
4 star

Glenlivet Cottage
Sleeps 6

This luxury holiday cottage has panoramic views across Glenlivet and beyond, taking in the iconic Glenlivet Distillery with a patio for barbecues. Relax and easily tour Speyside and the Cairngorms National Park. Welcomes up to 2 dogs. Free Wi-Fi.

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Aberlour Cottage
4 star

Aberlour Cottage
Sleeps 4

This lovely self-catering cottage, in Speyside, has an enclosed courtyard for you to enjoy summer barbecues and sweeping mountain views. It is named after our love of Aberlour Single Malt in Speyside. Welcomes 1 dog. Free Wi-Fi.

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Dronach Cottage
4 star

Dronach Cottage
Sleeps 6

This self-catering cottage has stunning views to the Cairngorm mountains and an atmospheric multi-fuel stove for cosy evenings at home. It is named after a local distillery, GlenDronach. Welcomes up to 2 dogs. Free Wi-Fi.

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