Pluscarden crofts are situated 6 miles South West of Elgin in North East Scotland, in a quiet wooded valley surrounded by woods and farmland.
The glen of Pluscarden (also known as the vale of St Andrews) has been a haven of peace and tranquillity for nearly 800 years. At the heart of the glen is the 12th century Benedictine Abbey which is still home to a community of around 20 monks and the bells calling them to prayer can still be heard drifting down the valley . A visit during one of their many daily services is punctuated with the harmonic tones of Gregorian Chant and the smell of incense.
Moray is also an excellent base from which to explore the Highlands. On the edge of the Cairngorms National Park , an hour from Loch Ness and the Highland capital Inverness and well served by bus, train and air links to the rest of the UK and beyond.
Morayshire boasts one of the most favourable climates in Scotland. With less than 26 inches of annual rainfall it is drier than Eastbourne on the south coast of England and has more winter sunshine than London! Temperatures are almost 2% above the Scottish average