Set in peaceful, remote surroundings in the Highlands, St Orans in Dunphail is a beautiful, secluded cottage for a relaxing, quiet break for a couple and their doggy friends.
With woodlands, wildlife and birds all very much part of the stunning scenery and the River Findhorn nearby, this recently renovated cottage offers a cosy welcome for those looking to cuddle up in front of the fire and enjoy long walks in the fresh Highland air.
This is an ideal destination for a romantic stay with your loved one!
At A Glance
One Dog Allowed
About St Orans
With a log burner stove and traditional kitchen and dining area all in one open space, St Orans in Dunphail offers a warm Scottish welcome to couples and their dogs.
Underfloor heating in the bathroom and hall offer extra comfort on colder days. The king size bed in the bedroom has traditional woollen Scottish blankets to keep you toasty at night. ‘
Dine in the cosy living area or enjoy the extensive views from the garden.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Dunphail, Nr Forres
For a holiday that is truly in touch with nature, St Orans ticks so many boxes. The track that takes you to the cottage is surrounded by woodlands and is home to wildlife and birds.
Long walks in the fresh Highland air, mountain bike trails and horse riding are just some of the outdoor activities the area has to offer. The nearby town of Forres has excellent horse riding facilities, Equus Riding Centre being one of the easiest to get to.
Head to the Moray coastline, less than half an hour away, for the chance to see Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins from the deck of a boat or to enjoy the secluded sandy beaches, often deserted, perfect for your dog to enjoy a real run around off the lead. Voted one of the top 20 coastal destinations in the world by National Geographic magazine, locals and visitors alike enjoy the slower pace of life in the idyllic seaside villages along the coastline against a backdrop of stunning cliffs.
For history fans, a day in the Highland capital of Inverness will not disappoint. Inverness Castle overlooks the River Ness and while nowadays it serves as a court house, there has been a castle on the site since the 12th century. Offering fantastic views out over the city, it is worth the climb to the top. Head to Loch Ness to see if you can spot Nessie, the Loch Ness monster.
Visit Free North Church for the highest steeple in Inverness and the Victorian Market to explore locally owned, family-run shops in a covered market (new for the Victorian era) setting. From tartans to jewellery to a haberdashery shop, you will be spoilt for choice for unique things to buy.
Whisky lovers will relish in the opportunity to partake in the only malt whisky trail in the world with a visit to the Dallas Dhu and Benromach distilleries. Learn how whisky is made, aged and enjoyed and buy some Benromach to take home to enjoy and enjoy in your own home.
With an enviable, tranquil location, St Orans is the ideal choice for a couple looking to unwind surrounded by nature and accompanied by their pooch.
From walks with the dog near the cottage to a race around the extensive garden or an invigorating run out on the beaches of the Moray Firth. Fresh air, good locally reared food and a wee dram of whisky in front of the wood burning stove are just some of the simple, yet much sought-after elements of a break at the cottage.
Cosy up on the sofa with a glass of wine or enjoy breakfast in bed. With 3G access on mobile phones and tablets, the modern world is never far away, yet a relaxing break here is often what is called for, in the company of your other half, and your faithful canine friend.
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