The Lochan is located on the Speyside Whisky Trail near Rafford, Moray.
It is situated close to the Dava Way which links Grantown on Spey and the Royal Burgh of Forres. It is also on the famous Malt Whisky Trail and a mile from Dallas Dhu and Benromach distilleries. It is approximately 2 miles from Forres, famous for its floral displays and Park, and five miles from beautiful Findhorn Bay on the Moray Firth which recently has been recognised for its outstanding beaches.
Slightly further (12 miles) is the historic fishing town of Nairn which has a beautiful harbour and is renowned for its championship golf courses.
The Lochan is centrally located with Brodie Castle and Cawdor Castle within a 10-mile radius. The local area has lots for family entertainment and activities such as cycling and walking the Dava Way.
The Lochan sits in a peaceful setting of woodland and is located on its own Lochan that have regular visits from the Osprey in the spring. It is an ideal location for touring the Moray Firth, famous for its dolphins and Cairngorm National Park renowned for its winter and summer sports.
The property also lends itself to simply relaxing and get away from it all in tranquil surroundings. Owners Carlo and Fiona will ensure you have a wonderful experience in beautiful surroundings at The Lochan.
How to find The Lochan
The Lochan is 2.5 miles south of Forres. Our postcode is IV36 2RR, and you can find Willowbarn Rafford on Google Maps.
By road from Forres: From the clock tower (Tolbooth) in the centre of Forres take the B9010 to Rafford; you will come to a roundabout at the end of Tolbooth Street. Go straight ahead along St Leonards Road where you will pass Forres Golf Club on the left. Continue along this road out towards Rafford village, which is approximately 2.5 miles.
As you approach Rafford village turn right at the sign for Dallas Dhu distillery. Follow this road until you come to a house on the left situated in a large garden with 2 ponds. Turn left into the drive, then turn right and you will have arrived at The Lochan.
By road from Grantown-on-Spey: continue along the Grantown to Forres road. Approximately 2 miles before Forres turn right at sign for Rafford and Dallas Dhu Distillery. Pass the Distillery on your left and continue along this road until you drive under a railway bridge. The entrance to The Lochan is approx 500 m on the right after the bridge, and is next to two lochans.
If all else fails call Carlo on 07740 683769 and he will rescue you!
- 2 bedrooms (Sleeps up to: 4)
- Ground-floor, TV, radio, DVD, Microwave, washing machine
- Countryside location