East Lodge lies at the entrance to Grant Park and was formerly part of the estate of 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.
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 for activities in the park – but if you are looking for peace and quiet it’s best to avoid the Bonfire Night fireworks!
Events in Grant Park in 2019 include:
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.