Morayshire - Forres
Forres is a town and former royal burgh situated in the north of
Scotland on the Moray coast, approximately 25 miles east of
Inverness. Forres has been a winner of the Scotland in Bloom award
on several occasions.There are many geographical and historical
attractions nearby such as the River Findhorn, and there are many
historical artifacts and monuments within the town itself.
The earliest written reference to Forres may be the Οὐάραρ εἴσχυσις
('Varar Estuary') mentioned in the second century Geography of
Claudius Ptolemy. A royal castle was in the area from at least 900
AD, and around 1140 AD Forres became a royal burgh. Royal burghs
were founded by the Kings of Scots of the 12th century to encourage
trade and economic improvement. The local abbey was plundered byWolf
On 23 June 1496 King James IV of
Scotland issued a Royal Charter laying down the rights and
privileges that the town's people are believed to have held by an
earlier charter since the reign of King David I some 300 years
Findhorn is a traditional stone built fisherman’s cottage located in
an elevated position in the heart of the historic village of
Findhorn. The cottage is ideally situated a short distance from
Findhorn bay on the sheltered southern shore of the beautiful Moray
Firth in North East Scotland.
cottage is fully equipped and has been modernised with oil-fired
central heating, solar powered hot water and free wifi.
It sleeps up to five people comfortably with a sofa bed in the
sitting room for occasional extra sleeping.
There is a large double bedroom with king-sized bed and a smaller
room known as the “Cabin” which has a double bed with a single bunk
The modern kitchen is fully equipped with electric hob and oven,
microwave oven, dishwasher and washing machine. The dining area
seats 6-7 people comfortable and is set into a bay window
overlooking the secluded cottage garden.
The cosy sitting room with a view down the lane to the front shore
has a wood burning stove, flat screen TV,DVD and CD player. A sofa
bed is useful for occasional extra sleeping.
The bathroom has a large classic cast iron bath and a walk-in shower
The accommodation is all on one level on the ground floor.
The Old Kirk
Tel: 01309 641414
This traditional Scottish Kirk was built in 1856. The conversion is
an imaginative blend of traditional materials and modern touches
retaining the character without creating a gothic atmosphere.
We are situated
just 2 miles from the A96 – far enough away from the noise of any
traffic and yet still a perfect base for exploring Moray.
Entering the front
door you will be overwhelmed by the stylish staircase and the
general feeling of space.
Start your day by
enjoying a relaxed breakfast in a room full of natural light, if not
guest lounge provides you with a place to rest, talk, read or play.
With its stunning stained-glass window and its cosy log-burning fire
it really is a special place to come back to and relax in the
house is centrally heated and double glazed and all bedrooms have a
television, a hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
The rooms are
charming with the original stonework while arched windows extending
from the floor catch the sunlight.
French-style room with twin beds and large en-suite shower and bath
Room 2: An amazing
room with a stunning carved four poster suite and ensuite shower
Room 3: Spacious
double room with antique pine furniture and en-suite shower room.
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