A luxury self-catering cottage sleeping up to four people in Forres, Morayshire

About East Lodge

East Lodge lies at the entrance to Grant Park and was formerly one of the lodges linked to Forres House, a grand mansion which was situated at the town end of the park until its destruction by fire in 1970 (the site is now occupied by a sunken garden). This charming building is Category B-listed – meaning that it is of regional importance, being a major example of a particular period, style or building type.

The property comprises an entrance vestibule, hallway, lounge, kitchen, two double bedrooms (one with double bed, the other with twin beds) and a shower room. There is gas central heating throughout and a patio at the rear with a secure garage. Guests have access to a digital TV and HD-quality DVD player (along with a small DVD library offering something to suit most tastes and age groups), as well as free Wi-Fi (subject to the fair use policy of the internet service provider). For the benefit of all our guests we operate a non-smoking policy.

Relax on the patio 
The back yard features an enclosed patio area where you can relax surrounded by a wealth of beautiful plants, all set against the stunning backdrop of Cluny Hill. It's a perfect location to unwind after a day spent exploring the wonderful Morayshire countryside.

East Lodge Garden Collage

Grant Park
For most of the time, Grant Park is a peaceful spot visited mainly by dog walkers and people admiring the award-winning floral displays. However, the park plays host to a number of events during the year. Staying at East Lodge will give you a ringside seat to activities in the park – but if you are looking for peace and quiet it’s best to avoid the European Pipe Band Championship or the Bonfire Night fireworks!

Events in Grant Park in 2017 include:

  • Forres Culture Day (no event in 2017 - the next scheduled Culture Day is likely to be on Saturday 29th September 2018): numerous events take place across the town, but there are always stalls in Grant Park - this event also forms part of the biennial Findhorn Bay Festival (a six-day celebration of arts and culture which showcases artists of national and international renown at venues across the heart of Moray) which is next due to take place in 2018
  • 8th-19th November: Colours of Cluny, a light and sound show on the hill just behind East Lodge, enjoyed a spectacular debut in 2016 and attracted over 10,000 visitors - so a repeat of the event in 2017 was more or less assured!

In addition a small funfair sets up in the park for a few weeks each year. Dates for 2017 have not yet been confirmed, but these are typically at Easter and in July and November. The funfair does not run late into the evening and should not result in any disturbance to our visitors.

Other events in and around Forres
For an up-to-date guide to what's on in the Forres area – as well as for details about local eateries, attractions etc. – visit ForresWeb, the town’s dedicated website.

For more detailed information about activities and events see our Things to Do in and Around Moray page.

Colours of Cluny photos