Welcome to East Lodge, Forres



East Lodge – your beautiful home-from-home in the Scottish Highlands
East Lodge is a dog-friendly self-catering cottage sleeping up to four people. You can find us in the centre of Forres, an attractive small town in the Scottish Highlands, close to the stunning Moray coast.

This historic property occupies a peaceful setting at the edge of leafy Grant Park, whilst at the same time being ideally located for access to shops, restaurants, cafés and hostelries. So you are only a few minutes away from a bevy of great places to eat and drink.

You’ll find all of the information you need on this website to book your very own idyllic break in the Scottish Highlands, including availability and booking details, the lowdown on all of East Lodge’s facilities, and information about things to see and do in Forres and the wider Moray area.

Please get in touch if there’s anything you would like to know – we’re here to help you have a great Scottish holiday experience!

Forres – the beautiful former royal burgh
The town of Forres is situated in the county of Moray in northern Scotland, approximately 40 kilometres east of Inverness and 19 west of Elgin. It was voted Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street in November 2017 and has won numerous Britain in Bloom awards.

The town is an ideal base from which to explore the area’s scenic villages, enchanting forests and magnificent beaches – you may even spot dolphins in the Moray Firth! Or follow Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail which takes in some of Speyside’s legendary distilleries. If history and culture is your thing, you can pay a visit to numerous historic castles and cathedrals, or explore intriguing standing stones which speak of the region’s Pictish past. For the more sporting visitors there are opportunities to enjoy a range of wonderful walks and bike trails, to play golf at one of the area’s many stunning courses, or to take in the delights of the Cairngorms National Park.

You’ll find all you need in Forres for a perfect break. East Lodge is ideally situated close to both wonderful natural landscapes and all the amenities you’ll need for a pleasurable stay – so it’s a great base for walkers, cyclists, families, couples – in fact, just about everyone! A well-maintained playground lies close to East Lodge and can be accessed without crossing roads – ideal for the kids. We’re pet-friendly too – and our location means you have a huge grass space for games of ‘fetch’ right outside the door, as well as easy access to lots of varied dog-walking routes.

Easily accessible to all
East Lodge is easily reached by public transport, with rail and bus connections to Forres from both Inverness and Aberdeen – and bus stops only metres from the front door! For cyclists, it’s close to National Cycle Route 1. If you prefer to arrive by car, we can offer secure on-site parking – there’s lockable storage space for bikes too. And the property is accessible by wheelchair from the rear yard – please contact us if you would like more information about this.

Good food for all
The shops, cafés and restaurants of Forres cater well for special dietary requirements. We have put together information sheets on shopping and eating out in the area for both vegans and those following gluten-free diets.