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Cedar Cottage is located in a fantastic woodland setting just four miles from the small town of Forres in Morayshire. The traditional forestry cottage although renovated retains much of its original charm and features. This cottage is ideal for those guests looking for a peaceful location with forestry walks and trails on your doorstep. Although it is equally suited to those that would like to have a base to explore either the Morayshire coastline or Speyside.
The accommodation at the cottage is all on the one level and consists of a sitting room with a traditional open fire, a spacious kitchen with a dining table, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, and a bathroom with a bath with shower. Outside the enclosed garden is quite a sun trap and is fully enclosed making it ideal for the pet owner, and garden furniture and a barbecue are available. The cottage is furnished throughout in a traditional style and the owner has equipped it to a good standard.
Forres is a beautiful town which has a good range of facilities including parks and gardens, a number of cafes, restaurants and a couple of supermarkets. The surrounding area offers much for the visitor including various distilleries such as Dallas Dhu which is located just a few miles away, the Culbin Sands and Forest, which is ideal for mountain bikers and walkers and is home to a RSPB reserve. The picturesque coastal villages of Findhorn and Burghead are just a short drive away and the Moray coast an ideal place to spot the dolphins that the area is well known for.
For the more adventurous walker The Moray Coastal Trail is a 50 mile waymarked trail that runs between Forres and Cullen, en-route you'll have cliff top views and pass sheltered coves and beaches, and a chance to spot the wide variety of local birdlife.
Further afield the small town of Nairn which is often referred to as the "Brighton of Scotland" has a fabulous sandy beach and a seafront promenade. The annual Highland Games with its pipe bands and athletics takes place in August each year and is always popular with visitors. Not far from here you will find Cawdor Castle with its gardens, the castle has links with Shakespeare's Macbeth and is open to the public to view, please note that this is seasonal. Brodie Castle is also in the vicinity and makes an ideal choice for a day out.
The City of Inverness, Capital of the Highlands is located just 30 miles away and offers all the usual attractions including a museum, art gallery and Culloden Battlefield which is located on the outskirts. Further afield Loch Ness is easily accessible and boat trips are available from the City along the Caledonian Canal to Loch Ness with Jacobite.
Included in the rent
A maximum of two pets are welcome at the property.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at this property.
We were supposed to stay at Cedar Cottage last New Year 2020/2021 but due to covid it was cancelled so we booked again for this year and we were not disappointed at all. The location was fantastic, so quite and peaceful and to be able to sit and watch the many various birds as well as the squirrels we will most definitely be back. Great location, fantastic agents to deal with and so much to see and do in the area. Next time will hopefully be a summer holiday even though the fire was excellent and reminded me of being a child at my grandparents. One small thing though is the signage pointing to cedar cottag, I think should be at every junction and brighter to see in the dark as after 2 hrs driving around and finally knocking on another cottage door they pointed us in the right direction and it was then straight forward after that ...fantastic location if you are partial to a wee dram with Dallas Dhu being literally down the road. 5 stars, well equipped and many thanks to the owners for the New Years pressie of Wine, Chocolate and shortbread and more nuts for the birds, much appreciated.
Just Perfect, amazing location (completely isolated in the forest but just 15 mins from Forres, miles of beautiful secluded walks from the door and lovely towns and beaches close by), lovely cottage (comfortable, warm, well equipped, great garden, loads of off road parking - exceptional value for money and the most generous welcome pack I've ever seen). We've loved all the Wildnerness Cottages we've stayed at but this one is really very special.
Spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. Idyllic location with glorious walks from the doorstep. The owners take great pride in the cottage. Recommended.
We enjoyed our stay at Cedar Cottage. It is immaculately presented and spotlessly clean with lots of special extra touches. The owners should be very proud of themselves. It is much better than the photographs. The garden is a really decent size and is totally secure. Take lots of bird food and red squirrel food. We had two red squirrels every day. I got good close up photos of them just using the car as a hide. So many different birds on the cottages own bird feeding station. Yellowhammers which we don't see at home were a treat. Would highly recommend.
Absolutely fantastic cottage and location,the facilities were really great and so clean. Would recommend this place to anyone thinking of booking and will definitely be back and recommend to my friends and family. Thank you for a lovely stay.
What an absolutely lovely stay in cedar cottage. Beautiful location (even if a tiny bit tricky to find at first!) The images of the cottage on the website don't do it justice at all. Cottage was beautifully clean and everything had been thought of. A lovely welcome pack was waiting for us too. Good layout and plenty of space for 2 adults, 2 children and a large dog. Lots of walks from the cottage, plenty to do within an hours drive. Really enjoyed all the wildlife in the garden including daily visits from 2 red squirrels. Everything we needed was at this cottage plus more. We hope to stay again in the future. Thank you for a beautiful base for a lovely holiday.
We had a lovely week in Cedar cottage. Even though it seems you are in the middle of nowhere it only takes a few minutes to get to Forres, where you can shop. The parks in Forres are beautiful. The cottage is great. Much bigger than it looks and a great garden for dogs. Sit at the patio and see the birds feeding up close and red squirrels too. Loads of walks on your doorstep.
We've used Wilderness a couple of times for self catering and found them to be helpful and efficient. Will continue to be my first choice.
Cedar Cottage at Forres was absolutely beautiful. Great location in the middle of a forest with great walks. Will definitely be back again we have been twice. Wilderness cottages are great to deal with too
Lovely cottage in a wonderfully peaceful setting. Only gripe would be that there is no WiFi but otherwise it was perfect.
Fantastic cottage, great welcome. This was our second visit and we will definitely return. Great base for the various wild life, great garden for our 2 cocker spaniels.
Cedar Cottage is an amazing place, the cottage is in the middle of a forest, very secluded and very special. Loads of great walks, heaven for dogs. Forres is only 4 miles away (10mins) and it is also a great place with lots to do and see.
Excellent cottage beautiful setting and lovely welcome.
Well maintained cottage and garden in the most beautiful surroundings. Great location for exploring the immediate area as well as Inverness and Elgin. We had a fantastic time taking in the scenery (woodland and beach) and wildlife. Dog friendly which is great.
This is the second consecutive summer we have stayed at Cedar Cottage and it was just as amazing as the first time. The cottage is always so clean and fresh, the treats we received are always so lovely and are always throughly enjoyed. We especially loved waking up to the birds and squirrels and a couple of times driving back to the cottage we managed to spot some deer too. We look forward to returning again.
Fabulous week at Cedar Cottage. Lots of walks right on your doorstep or short drive to woods on the coast. Clean, homely, well equipped and cosy. Great place to get away from it all.
Spacious, warm & cosy cottage set in woodland on the Dava Way so ideal for walking, cycling and running from the garden back door. Our birthday week was made memorable by arriving after dark in snow. Good facilities for self catering and good base for exploring historical sites such as Culloden battle site & Fort George and a tour of Brodie Castle; Black Isle & Cromarty, and coastal walks at Findhorn and Nairn.
Best cottage ever. We loved every single second at Cedar Cottage and were very sad to leave. It is a special place. So much thought has been put into the cottage and we loved the kitchen, so well-equipped. Perfect for our dog as garden is enclosed. Loved watching the birds. Such a peaceful retreat. Very much appreciate the impeccable cleanliness, attention to detail and the welcome chocs and milk etc. We will be back.
This is our fourth holiday with wilderness cottages in the last five years. As usual we had a great holiday and overall experience. Cedar Cottage is one of the best locations we have visited. Very comfortable and we'll equipped. Nicely located for exploring the local attractions.
I was very impressed with Cedar Cottage, the photos don't do it justice at all. The Cottage was very clean and we were extremely grateful for the lovely chocolates, biscuits, wine and milk that were awaiting our arrival. The garden was lovely and enclosed so our pooch had lots of freedom without us having to worry. I loved the drive deep into the Woods and the walks just on our doorstep were lovely. We were pleased to wake each morning to a red squirrel, Wood pecker and different birds. We shall most defnitely be back and I already can't wait.
Beautiful cottage and garden. Cottage was very clean tidy and provided everything needed for our holiday, thank you. Weather was lovely...no rain which was a bonus.
Relaxing stay in stunning surroundings. Stayed for 4 nights with my husband and two dogs, fantastic location and plenty of walks from the doorstep. Cottage was spotlessly clean and felt like home from home, photos do not do it justice. A perfect escape from it all. Look forward to returning in the Newyear.
Not being able to fly due to kidney problems we came upon this website and found Cedar Cottage, we had never took the dogs away before and I was worried about their safety but I should not of worried the garden was fully enclosed and we could just relax and enjoy the wonderful wildlife that visited daily, red squirrel, Jay, woodpecker to name a few. The cottage itself is comfy and well equipped right down to chocolates,wine,biscuits and milk awaiting our arrival. We were lucky enough to watch Osprey fishing at Spey Bay and also at Loch Garton. All in all it was the best holiday we have had and we can't wait to return to our cottage in the woods
Cedar Cottage was a great base for our holiday. It was well equipped, warm, comfortable and immaculately clean. The enclosed garden was brilliant for the dogs and there are lovely walks right from the door. The red squirrels and birds visiting the garden were a real treat.
A charming cottage in a pleasant location . The high standard of decoration, available equipment and garden made for an outstanding week .
Cedar Cottage is a lovely cottage in a beautiful forest setting. It is furnished and decorated to an extremely high standard. There are very thoughtful welcome touches and lots of information on areas of local interest & instructions for all the appliances. We were very impressed & would like to return.
A perfect week, a perfect cottage in a perfect setting, & all the squirrells & woodpeckers you could wish to see & feed. Thoroughly reccomended!
2 weeks and it was a real pleasure to be at the Cedar Cottage. It was very clean, quiet, we'll equipped. Moreover cakes, milk, chocolat and wine at our arrival. Perfect!
It's a beautiful Cottage, fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, garden with BBQ and storage shed. In the Forest with with trails right next to the Cottage, our Dog was in heaven. The distillery is right on the way to the closest shops are in Forres 10 minutes by Car (Tesco, gas station etc ). About 15 minutes ride to Findhorn to the beach, there are sail boats, kayaks available for rent. Few restaurants with amazing Seafood!!! Our family bought the fishing license and had fun catching Crabs from the pier. Fort George is about 20 minutes by car and Inverness 35 minutes drive. I was very relaxing time at Cedar Cottage. We recommend to those guests that would like to spend some genuine time with their Family. Thank you, Greg
Great holiday cottage very clean and welcoming loved every minute
Fabulous cottage in a great location. We really enjoyed our stay. we will book again.
A very comfortable and well equipped cottage. We felt so welcome there with the milk, water and wine in the fridge and biscuits and treats in the cupboard. We have already recommended Cedar Cottage to various friends.