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Easter Duiar

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7 Nights  

  • £1800  to  £2750

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Short Breaks From

  • £400 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub

About Easter Duiar

Easter Duiar used to be a simple gamekeeper's cottage, but there is nothing humble about this spacious Cairngorms holiday home. The owners have taken inspiration from the Highland setting on the edge of Advie, blending original stone walls with a timber extension, modern furnishings and a simple colour scheme that allows the beauty of the surrounding woodland to take centre stage without sacrificing the comfort of its guests. It sleeps eleven people in five bedrooms with space for a further two to snuggle down in the self-contained bothy, with excellent self-catering facilities and luxuriously welcome touches like an open fire, games room, and an optional hot tub.

Advie, which is a pretty hamlet with a small population and enormous views, is located around half mile from Easter Duiar. The house is protected from behind by a forest of Scotch pine with open views over the garden and Spey Valley to the hills beyond. Your Highland holiday home's dramatic scenery is everything you could wish for. You can join the Speyside Way and walk the eight miles to Grantown on Spey in around three hours or make the most of the swooping roads across 20 miles to Aviemore. The Moray Coast is under an hour's drive with pretty fishing villages, deliciously fresh seafood, and the opportunities to spot porpoises and dolphins. You'll find a fantastic array of organic foods in the ground-breaking eco-village of Findhorn. This region is famous for its wealth of distilleries, with the soft Speyside spring water giving local whiskies its distinctive flavour, with the house being located along the world renowned Malt Whisky Trail.

Visit in summer for mountain biking, climbing Munros, fishing and golf, or winter for skiing and snowboarding in the ski resorts of the national park. The river and lochs provide ample opportunities for canoeing and windsurfing, or stay dry and explore on horseback or quad bike. The garden is a haven for red squirrels; if you're quiet, you may see some native roe deer who take shelter in the nearby woods. Fill your days with fun and adventure and your evenings with the pleasure of sitting by the fire pit in the garden, admiring the spectacularly starry skies.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Caroline Wright joined Independent Cottages in September 2022

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Games Room
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (The Cairngorms)

Accommodation Comprises:

Easter Duiar is a beautiful extended stone cottage with highly comfortable accommodation over two levels. Apart from birds and squirrels, there are no immediate neighbours to disturb your privacy.


  • Living spaces are downstairs with an open-plan layout and large glass sliding doors that open onto the garden and outdoor seating area.
  • A cosy open fire is a focal point in the living area, where there is a TV with Sky channels, a bookcase, and comfortable sofas.
  • There is a separate seating area in the extension with two leather sofas and a dining table for 10/12 people. Multi-aspect windows showcase tranquil views during the day, and there is a log burner for cold weather.
  • There is also an eight-person dining table in the kitchen near the glass doors, so you can enjoy the views while having breakfast. The kitchen with it’s stylish quartz work tops is fitted with all mod-cons, including a dishwasher, microwave, two oven/grills, large fridge and separate fridge freezer, wine fridge plus Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother.
  • An ensuite double bedroom is useful for guests with limited mobility or who prefer to avoid stairs. The ensuite has a shower, WC and handbasin.
  • Adult-sized triple bunk beds (double with single above) ensure the second of the downstairs bedrooms is suitable for guests of any age and is ideal for two adults and one child.
  • A family bathroom features a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.


  • The master bedroom with en-suite shower-room features a double bed and fantastic views. A single sofa bed transforms it from a spacious double into a family bedroom to accommodate three people with an additional blow-up bed available on request. It benefits from a balcony with garden views.
  • Two additional rooms each have two single beds and garden views.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.


  • A separate building near the house has a pool table, large screen TV for film nights, and a choice of games and entertainment. Sofa beds can sleep four more people (this facility incurs an extra cost - please discuss before booking). There is also a small kitchen area and shower-room making this area more or less self-contained.

Garden: There is a seating area with a fire pit, large lawn with numerous picnic tables, table tennis, woodland, and off-street parking for several cars outside the house. There is also a three mile walk up and around the hill behind the house which is accessed from the garden.

Additional Information: Bed linen and bath towels are included when you stay at Easter Duiar, with fuel and electricity charged on departure based on the amount used. A travel cot and a high chair are available. Dogs are welcome by arrangement. There is an extra cost for hiring the hot tub.

Easter Duiar Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 11+1 in 5 bedrooms (2 Double, 3 Twin & Sofa Bed plus Bothy 2 (Extra Charge))
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1800
To £2750
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7980 585559 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Caroline Wright
Member Since September 2022

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Easter Duiar Noticeboard

Prices for Christmas and New Year are available by contacting the owner. Start dates for 2023/2024 are Thursday 21st and Thursday 28th but may be flexible.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Easter Duiar 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 18th October 2023
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