Newton of Dalvey
Peaceful countryside location 1 mile from Forres
Sleeping up to 8 persons
Below are a selection of comments from some of our previous holiday guests.
The river next to the house – beautiful scenery!
People at Kinloss golf are very welcoming – even for beginners like us!
Tasty whisky in Benromach distillery in Forres. It’s worth visiting!
It’s possible to discover the marvellous Isle of Skye from here but it will take you two hours to get there.
Chanonry Point in the Black Isle for some dolphin spotting. We went 2hrs after low tide and there were several close to the point.
Culbin Forest – good for bikes and walks.
Logie Steading/Randolph’s Leap also good for walks
We came over for a whisky distillery & brewery tour while visiting Loch Ness, Eileen Donan etc. We recommend Aberlour Tour (the best), then Glen Moray. Cairngorm Brewery tremendous beer (award winning) & Bruce the guide for entertaining!
Brodie Countryfare & Johnsons Cashmere Visitor Centre (in Elgin) are both worth a visit for their restaurants & lovely shops.
Lidl and Tesco in town – Lidl have a large selection of beer & wine at half price of Tesco.
Old Mill Inn at Brodie do a lovely selection of Real Ales. You can walk but it is along the road.
Culbin Forest – Great with or without bikes!
Moonlight Indian takeaway in Forres will deliver. The food is lovely but very expensive. Large portions so don’t order too much.
Four very happy children came home very tired but delighted with their day at Landmark. The scenery on the route was stunning. Truly gods own country!
For a fabulous bowl of homemade soup, cakes, sandwiches, etc go to Mackenzie & Cruickshank Garden Centre 2 minutes from here at Greshop Estate. Turn right at end of road, then first left after “Bervie Chipper”. Great garden centre with lovely gifts and plants etc. Staff very friendly too. Highly recommend!
Beautiful walks from here down by the river and through the forest.
Must visit Woodside Farm for excellent home baking, farm shop and children’s play area. On Burghead Road, just past RAF Kinloss on Right hand side.
Lovely little shops at harbour at Lossiemouth and great little restaurant – the Harbour Lights. Best beach in the area with fab sand dunes.
Brodie Countryfare also worth a visit with a great restaurant too.
Had a nice afternoon horseriding at Logie Farm near Ferness. Trekking through beautiful countryside with lovely views, high over the Findhorn.
Crabbing at Findhorn Bay – plenty of crabs & easy access from the pier/jetty, followed by a few drinks from the Kimberley Inn looking across the bay (They also have some good food on offer, for big appetites, try the haddock & chips!)
Woodside Farm at Kinloss. Farm Shop, café & indoor play area for young children
Golf – friendly site suitable for all abilities – 9 hole & 18 hole available at Kinloss Country Golf Club
Visit Randolph’s Leap and imagine the force of the water in the 1850’s flood (see the info boards) os grid 001497 footpath is not for the faint-hearted – narrow and with precipitous drops to the river below.
Must go to the butchers at the far end of Forres, opposite the Library, and get a Scotch pie or two! – 2010 World Champion pie makers!
If you are a mountain biker, there are some gently trails in the woods right by the house. Also good for a walk! Try Culbin as well, only just across the main road for a few miles and good walks and gently cycling. Make sure you follow route 99 to the high viewing platform at least once.
For the more serious mountain bikers, 20 miles takes you to Fochabers and the Moray Monster Trails with routes from moderate to black – some great riding!
For a slightly longer drive, head down to the Aviemore area and take a walk up Cairngorm or one of the other Munros in that area. If you are not a walker, the fenicular railway takes you part way up Cairngorm, leaving you just a steep ½ mile or so the the summit. Far better to walk the whole way though!