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Large Holiday House | 105

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Overview

  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 25 (23 adults + 2 children)
    • Sleeps 1 infant
    • 10 bedrooms
    • 10 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £3,000 - £4,000 per week
    • Security Deposit £500 (refundable)
    • Saturday changeover
    • 4:00 PM check in
    • 10:00 AM check out
    • 2 pets welcome (£15 pppw)
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 3
    • Facilities

      • Washing Machine
      • Wifi
      • High chair
      • Dishwasher
      • Microwave
      • Central Heating
      • Freezer
      • DVD Player
      • Tumble Dryer
      • TV
    • Features

      • Internet Access

Description

Once your group size goes above 20 people, then this large holiday house becomes the ideal property to cater for your event.

With the looks of a French chateau, this large classically elegant south facing country house, built in the 1800’s, on the site of a medieval castle, is situated in its own grounds of 1,500 acres surrounded by mixed woodlands and paddocks. A charming family home, on offer is a dining hall, an elegant drawing room, sitting room, secondary sitting room, TV room and country style kitchen. Additionally, there is an informal games room with snooker table and a “party room”, which is ideal for hosting small events. On the two floors above are a selection of bedrooms, shower rooms and bathrooms to sleep up to 23 adults and 2 children. There is parking for 12 cars or more. Only a short drive from Inverness and Nairn, this large holiday home is perfect for occasions, weddings and family gatherings alike.

  • Living
  • Beds & Baths
  • Grounds
  • Please note
  • Reception Rooms

    Leading on from the reception hall is the large formal drawing room, with grand piano and open fire. It feels like walking into a family home when you enter this room. To the other side is the sitting room, which has a TV and is ideal for children or splitting the group. At the far end of the building is the “morning room”, a secondary sitting room. There is a smaller room, the TV room, which can be used specifically for children if required. A large old school style snooker room, with full size table, can be found in the basement. And there is an amazing room on the first floor, which is a conference room, ballroom or ceilidh room, whatever your requirements are for this room. With plenty of floor space, this could be just the space you were looking for to hold an event

    Kitchen & Dining
    On entering, there is a spacious reception hall, with fine feature staircase with triple arch, and this reception space is used as the dining hall for the house due to its size. With the dining table set, up to 24 people can be seated around the one table and there is quite a buzz in this room once the dinner party is under way. The kitchen is nearby and it is a large room with a traditional AGA and an electric range by the work-island. There is ample work space and storage units to cater for this group size, with further storage space within the larder to the rear. There is also a useful utility room.

  • Accommodation is provided for a group of 23 adults and 2 children in 12 bedrooms and 1 box-room, with 7 bathrooms and 3 shower-rooms, as follows:

    • 1 Single Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
    • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
    • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
    • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 3 Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
    • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Shower Room
    • 2 Double Room/s With Ensuite Shower Room 
    • En-suite Box Room With 2 Single Beds For 2 Children

    First Floor 
    Main Spare room, zip-and-link beds,  with wash hand basin and adjoining door to single room, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, wash hand basin and w.c 
    Alex's old room, single bed with wash hand basin and adjoining door to room next door; bathroom, with bath with shower over, bidet, w,c and wash hand basin 
    Granny's room, twin, wash hand basin and adjoining door to bedroom next door 
    Claire's old room,  double, with separate door and adjoining door to twin room next door; back stairs; large spacious conference/reception room, ideal for ceilidhs or events 
    Master, double, with en-suite bathroom with bath, with w.c and wash hand basin, with adjoining door to hall; stairs to floor above 
    Sewing room, with step access to double on raised floor, with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin 
    Wing room, zip-and-link twin, with feature roll top bath, separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin 
    Wing e/s room, twin with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Second Floor 
    Hugh's room, twin, with en-suite box-room dressing room (where two single beds for children can be used), with separate shower cabinet and wash hand basin and a further bathroom with bath, w.c and wash hand basin 
    Sid's room,  twin beds and wash hand basin; bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin 
    Brass room, twin, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin
    Alex's room, double with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • You can drive all round this house, and it is surrounded by lawn and then mixed woodlands in a woodland setting, but with an open aspect out to paddocks beyond. For children there is a play area, with swings, slide and sand-pit. Located 31 miles east of Inverness, 3 miles from Forres, this house is set within its own country grounds. Forres offers major supermarkets, shops, restaurants and a train station. Elgin, which is 9 miles away, has additional supermarkets and a larger selection of shops to choose from. There are golf courses everywhere at Forres and Elgin, with more renowned courses at Nairn and Castle Stuart. The “Castle Trail” is in the area, with Brodie Castle being the nearest. Beaches can be found at Findhorn. Fishing on the Spey and Findhorn is available. The nearest distillery is Dallas Dhu.

  • GROUP TYPES
    Stag and Hen bookings may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval. Neither the Owner nor the Agent will accept any liability should a booking be confirmed as a consequence of non-disclosure of the above which may later result in a booking cancellation by the Owner. For more information on this matter please speak to a member of our staff.

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Map

Area
Morayshire
Nearest shop
3 miles
Nearest supermarket
3 miles
Nearest pub
3 miles
Airports
Nearest Airport
Inverness Airport 21 miles
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
Forres 4 miles
Elgin 9 miles
Nairn 14 miles

Photos

2019-06-21 15:55:34
Perfect for a family holiday or for a special celebration
The large drawing room with an open fire feels like a family home
This amazing room is perfect for a ceilidh, a party or a conference
This secondary sitting room allows for even more seating
The morning room with plenty of comfy seating
The T.V. room could be turned over to the children in your group
The spacious reception hall is used as the dining hall
Think of the dinner parties you could have here
Why not celebrate in style
The kitchen is well equipped with an electric cooker and an Aga
There is room for an informal meal in the kitchen
A snooker table is located in the basement
A fine feature staircase with triple arch leads to the accommodation levels
\'Clare Old\' is a lovely double room on the first floor
The first floor \'Laird\'s\' double bedroom with an en suite bathroom
En-suite bathroom for the \'Laird\'s\' bedroom, first floor
\'Sewing\' room with a double bed has a front view, located on the first floor
En suite shower-room for \'Sewing\' room
Shared bathroom on the first floor
\'Alex Old\' single bedroom on the first floor
\'Main Spare\' bedroom on the first floor can be a double or a twin room
\'Granny\' twin bedded room is located on the first floor
This is the \'Wing en-suite\' with twin beds and en-suite shower
Bathroom in the Wing section
\'Brass\' twin bedroom on the second floor
\'Alex\' double room with an en-suite, on the second floor
En-suite for \'Alex\' double bedroom on the second floor
\'Sid\'s\' is a traditional twin bedroom on the second floor
The servant bells hark back to a previous era
Moray is known for its drier climate compared to the rest of Scotland
For children there is a play area, with swings, slide and sand-pit
This is a pet-friendly holiday house
The house is surrounded by lot of grounds to explore
The \'Castle Trail\' is in the area with Brodie Castle the nearest
Dallas Dhu is the nearest distillery
Looking across Dava Moor to Lochindorb
Pluscarden Abbey is a local landmark

Guestbook

24 June 2019
Rated 5 out of 5

Our second time at this property, it did not disappoint!

Great to hear, hope we can tempt you to a 3rd visit !

They made booking easy!

Great to hear, hope we can welcoming you back to Scotts

01 June 2018
Rated 4 out of 5

The house is in a lovely location and exceptionally impressive, until you look past the size and grandeur of the building. Sadly the house is in need of substantial investment in the form of refurbishment. Most of the carpets on the staircases were threadbare. Everywhere the paint was chipped to excess so on first impressions it was very disappointing. The bedrooms were adequate but in today’s world they should be zillion so that you can have king sized doubles. The snooker room was downstairs via a staircase that was dangerous to say the least. All the use were tipped and there was no black ball. I took several photos of these points which I will forward to you if you wish. The furnishings in the lounges were adequate, but again in need of recovering. An expression that comes to mind over the whole house is Shabby Chic. On the plus side the kitchen was excellent as was the amount of glassware. The cost of our stay was very similar to where we stayed for the second half the week - Dalvey House, which as a comparison was like Buckingham Palace. I would strongly recommend that you review the two properties as Dalvey was excellent value and this house exceptionally poor value. I could not recommend the house to anyone until I knew it has had considerable amount of refurbishment, if fact I would strongly advice people not to go there at that price. More happy to talk to someone if you so wish

Oh dear! Sounds as if you were expecting something a little less like a well-trodden 'family home' and something a bit more polished. It can be hard going from one style and standard of property to another. Dalvey has certainly had more investment spent on it recently and is, as you point out, a grade above the other, as depicted in the picture galleries. The price does reflect this difference, as this works out at £132 per person per week, as opposed to £150 per person for Dalvey at the same time of year. I can see however one might get the impression this houses cost more as it’s a much larger property, but when you break the total rent down per head - it is in fact cheaper. Yours is the first poor review we've had of Burgie in ten years.

Many people love the ease of mind a 'shabby chic' environment presents and prefer it to somewhere that might require a little more overall care, however, I do recognise it's horses for courses and not everyone’s cup of tea. I'm just so sorry you felt disappointed.

However, in light of your feedback, I will certainly look at our descriptions to see if there’s anything more we can add to avoid any future disappointment.

We'd love to welcome you back again, so please do ask about our Loyalty Discount next time you make an enquiry and we will also make sure we point you in the direction of our four star collection.

Very professional and helpful, no issues with the process whatsoever

Great to hear, thank you.

01 June 2017
Rated 5 out of 5

We rented the house for the weekend to celebrate my Dad's 80th Birthday, we needed somewhere large enough to accomodate extended family and a bit special for the 'big day'.We were not disappointed!. It has the grandeur of a large country home but was also very homely. For those looking for 5* decor then this place is probably not for you as some parts could do with a little updating, but for us it just added to the charm of an old house. Our family group had a large variation in ages and there was something for everyone. Brilliant house for hide n' seek for the kids!!. And enough sitting rooms to suit all old and young alike. The gardens were beautiful during our stay ... a stroll through the bluebells are a must! The kitchen had everything we needed although the electric hob took a bit of getting used to!! and the dining room in the entrance hall perfect for sharing dinner and good chat. We had a memorable weekend and my Dad got to be lord of the Manor which he loved. Would recommend.

Thank you for your feedback, we're thrilled you weren't disappointed and rated the house excellent, finding it grand yet homely. We're glad that everyone enjoyed the charm of this more traditional mansion and having visited myself, I couldn't agree more - it's perfect for hide and seek given the scale of the building! Sounds like you had a very memorable trip overall and we hope to welcome you back again in the future .. 

Scott Castle holidays site is really easy to use and all the girls I communicated with via email were very helpful and quick to respond to any questions/emails. Would recommend this site if you are looking for that 'something special' for us it was my Dad's 80th birthday.

Thanks so much for your comments, we were delighted to help with the birthday celebrations and we hope to be of assistance again in the future. Great that you found our new website easy to use! 

24 February 2017
Rated 5 out of 5

Fabulous house, well equipped, very enjoyable stay.

So glad that you all had an enjoyable stay at this Large Holiday House, finding it well equipped as well! Please don't hesitate to get in touch should you ever wish to re book in the future.

Excellent service received

Perfect to hear you felt our service was excellent and rated us five stars, we'd love to be of assistance again in the future.

01 September 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

We had a wonderful time. Plenty room for all the family and beautiful grounds to walk in. It proved to be a special holiday in a great location with so much to do within a reasonable distance. Would definitely recommend it.

Perfect to hear you rated both our service and the house excellent. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all and you had a special stay.

Totally agree, having visited myself the grounds are beautiful and the location is great!

We had a wonderful time. Plenty room for all the family and beautiful grounds to walk in. It proved to be a special holiday in a great location with so much to do within a reasonable distance. Would definitely recommend it.

Perfect to hear you rated both our service and the house excellent. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all and you had a special stay.

Totally agree, having visited myself the grounds are beautiful and the location is great!

18 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

Very spacy castle with more than enough rooms for a party of 8, well equipped kitchen and beautiful suurounding. Coming home by driving through the rhododendron alley is more than impressive.

We agree, this impressive highland house is very spacious with extensive grounds, and the cosy drawing room with open fire is perfect to relax in after a day out sightseeing! 

Very kind and competent service, via e- mail as well sa via fone

Thank you for the lovely comments, glad that you found our team friendly and helpful!

15 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

We found a lovely property and Scotts Castle made the whole process a very easy and smooth one.

Thanks for the excellent feedback, glad you had a great time! 

We found a lovely property and Scotts Castle made the whole process a very easy and smooth one.

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback, great that you found the enquiry to booking process hassle free! 

05 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

The most amazing house, a great time was had by all 20 who stayed there.

Sounds like this country house suited your plans perfectly, glad you all had a great time - don't forget to claim your loyalty discount if you ever wish to re book!

Helpful friendly staff

Thank you for your feedback, glad that you found our service excellent and team friendly. Please don't hesitate to contact us again in the future.

03 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5

Owner was great, very accomadating

Lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and the owner was accommodating and helpful.

Excellent service, stay was great

Perfect, thanks for your great feedback and glad we could help with your holiday plans.

02 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5

Brilliant space and in a beautiful location. Easy family comfort and great charm. Needs some refurbishment of the beds. Hot water supply outstanding. We loved it.

Many thanks, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your family stay, all feedback is very much appreciated and it sounds like this beautiful country house was spacious and well equipped for your party!

Excellent service for mScotts Castle Holidays. In providing addiitonal information and responding very promptly to all requests. The personal support from Scotts made booking and managing the holiday an altogether easy and pleasurable experience

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and so glad to hear you found our service helpful throughout the booking process.

23 June 2015
Rated 4 out of 5

Amazing house that offered more than enough for the weekend. We would definately like to return.

We totally agree its an amazing house, we are glad you enjoyed your weekend!

The service for Scotts Castles was really good. They provided everything we needed.

Great that you found our service really good, we hope we may be able to help again sometime!

11 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5

WoW, I could almost leave it there! We travelled for my hubbies 40th with a huge party of friends as a surprise for him. The house was indeed a surprise, so big and beautiful, we fell in love with it, and the amazing grounds that helped us walk off some very sore heads :) Regal and imposing and full of so many rooms inside we were still discovering them 3 days into our stay! The house is very comfortable, not stuffy and you felt you could totally relax and not worry about getting crumbs on the floor. Oozing with character and I don't mind telling you a little spooky at times all added to the adventure we shared there. Amazing family kitchen, larder and local supermarkets deliver. Polly from the house took our huge shopping in and set it out as we were on the train from london, nothing was too much trouble. If you are thinking of going then do, I want to go back again, but perhaps live there :) Thanks ***

It certainly sounds like you all had a fabulous time and enjoyed your husbands birthday trip! We will certainly pass your comments onto the owners who will also be pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at this amazing property, great to hear you found it spacious and comfortable for all of the family. I am sure you all have some lovely memories to share now too from the sounds of it!

We look forward to hearing from you if you ever wish to return .. it sounds like it may already be on the cards :)

Great service from the Scotts Castle team and the
house themselves!

Thank you for your excellent feedback! We are pleased to of been able to help with your celebratory trip and hope to be of assistance again in the future!

28 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5

Eine tolle, besondere Unterkunft!

Dank. Sie sind willkommen.

Property Manager

Saubere Abwicklung, empfehlenswert!

Dank. Sie sind willkommen.

Property Manager

19 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5

Two kissues to report:
(i) There was a boiler malfunction which resulted in no hot water for the showers in a few bedrooms
(ii) Surprisingly at this time of year there was a number of mice about - we had to get a trap for one in the kitchen

Thank you for your kind words regarding the service of Scotts Castle Holidays. I understand that the boiler went out during your stay and that it was re-lit once you informed the owners. Whilst this was unlucky - it was dealt with swiftly. As for the mouse, it is an occupational hazard with holiday houses that are not always occupied. The owners have been informed and they have stepped up their efforts again to keep out the little blighters. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to helping you in the future.

Property Manager

Excellent service and arrangements
(i) There was a boiler malfunction which resulted in no hot water for the showers in a few bedrooms
(ii) Surprisingly at this time of year there was a number of mice about - we had to get a trap for one in the kitchen

Thank you for your kind words regarding the service of Scotts Castle Holidays. I understand that the boiler went out during your stay and that it was re-lit once you informed the owners. Whilst this was unlucky - it was dealt with swiftly. As for the mouse, it is an occupational hazard with holiday houses that are not always occupied. The owners have been informed and they have stepped up their efforts again to keep out the little blighters. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to helping you in the future.

Property Manager

16 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5

Lived up to description.

Excellent to hear that you had a great time! We would be delighted to help with any future plans you may have so please don't hesitate to get back in touch with us.

Scotts Castle Holidays

First time; may not be the last.

Excellent to hear that you had a great time! We would be delighted to help with any future plans you may have so please don't hesitate to get back in touch with us.

Scotts Castle Holidays

03 April 2014
Rated 4 out of 5

Very old Aga loses heat quickly and is not ideal for a party of 15, the small electric ovens saved the day but they are small and the handle of the top oven has been broken for some time I suspect. The house was otherwise ideal for a business weekend.

Thank you for your kind words about us and I can let you know that a new and improved website is in development and will be on-line very shortly, which will hopefully be more attractive. With regards to cooking facilities at the house, they do adopt the belt and braces attitude, and have the AGA and the electric hobs available to all guests. I have forwarded your additional comments for an update at the property. Thank you again.

Property Manager

All personnel charming, I just have a feeling that the website is looking a little dated and is not immediately attractive (very subjective I appreciate)

Thank you for your kind words about us and I can let you know that a new and improved website is in development and will be on-line very shortly, which will hopefully be more attractive. With regards to cooking facilities at the house, they do adopt the belt and braces attitude, and have the AGA and the electric hobs available to all guests. I have forwarded your additional comments for an update at the property. Thank you again.

Property Manager

30 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5

The house is a very atmospheric large house with a lot of original features.
Although the bathrooms are not all latest design everyone found a shower which was suitable.

Many thanks for your comment we are so pleased you all enjoyed this property and had a nice time at Burgie House!

Please don't hesitate to contact us again in the future we would be happy to help and don't forget to claim your loyalty discount next time! (T &C's apply)

Scotts Castle Holidays

very friendly and quick answering on every question.
Although the bathrooms are not all latest design everyone found a shower which was suitable.

Many thanks for your comment we are so pleased you all enjoyed this property and had a nice time at Burgie House!

Please don't hesitate to contact us again in the future we would be happy to help and don't forget to claim your loyalty discount next time! (T &C's apply)

Scotts Castle Holidays

06 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5

More than fantastic - very accommodating owner who accepted all my requests with no problems - standard of accommodation and facilities very high - perfect place for a family gathering with dogs and children - would return and definitely recommend to others

Always a pleasure hearing people have had a lovely time. Thank you. We look forward to helping with your next booking!

Cat Booth
Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: sales@scottscastles.com

Easy communication and help

Always a pleasure hearing people have had a lovely time. Thank you. We look forward to helping with your next booking!

Cat Booth
Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: sales@scottscastles.com

08 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5

Superb house. We'll be back next year.

Many thanks for your positive feedback after your holiday at Burgie House, fantastic to hear that you had a great time and may wish to return to the property again.

Great that you found our service to be helpful, should you wish to book through Scotts Castle Holidays again, we would be delighted to help. And of course, don't forget to claim your loyalty discount against your next booking! (T&C's apply)

Kind Regards,

Naomi

Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: sales@scottscastles.com

Excellent, efficient service, as always

Many thanks for your positive feedback after your holiday at Burgie House, fantastic to hear that you had a great time and may wish to return to the property again.

Great that you found our service to be helpful, should you wish to book through Scotts Castle Holidays again, we would be delighted to help. And of course, don't forget to claim your loyalty discount against your next booking! (T&C's apply)

Kind Regards,

Naomi

Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: sales@scottscastles.com

25 March 2013
Rated 4 out of 5

Lovely house, ideal for our party of 22 (aged 6 to 80+). Owners very helpful and relaxed. Would definitely recommend!

Many thanks for your feedback, we are always grateful to receive first-hand experience. So pleased to hear that you had a lovely holiday and all of the family enjoyed Burgie House!

Don't forget Scotts Castle Holidays offer a loyalty discount to returning clients, and I hope we can help with any future holiday plans that you may have.

Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: sales@scottscastles.com

Very good service - eg quick response to any e-mail queries. Only thing we didn't like was the charge for using a credit card, in particular, for the good housekeeping deposit.

Many thanks for your feedback, we are always grateful to receive first-hand experience. So pleased to hear that you had a lovely holiday and all of the family enjoyed Burgie House!

Don't forget Scotts Castle Holidays offer a loyalty discount to returning clients, and I hope we can help with any future holiday plans that you may have.

Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: sales@scottscastles.com

09 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5

Excellent venue for a large gathering for a weekend birthday party of +20 people.
Lovely spacious public rooms, and a great ratio of en-suite / private bathrooms to bedrooms.
We had our dog with us, who was welcomed, and who enjoyed the walks in the extensive grounds.

Thank you for your feedback. Great to hear you found our service to be excellent and also had a lovely time at Burgie House, for your groups birthday celebrations!

Scotts Castle Holidays have recently introduced a loyalty discount scheme for returning customers, and look forward to assisting with any future plans you may have.

Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: sales@scottscastles.com

Great communication throughout the whole booking process.
Lovely spacious public rooms, and a great ratio of en-suite / private bathrooms to bedrooms.
We had our dog with us, who was welcomed, and who enjoyed the walks in the extensive grounds.

Thank you for your feedback. Great to hear you found our service to be excellent and also had a lovely time at Burgie House, for your groups birthday celebrations!

Scotts Castle Holidays have recently introduced a loyalty discount scheme for returning customers, and look forward to assisting with any future plans you may have.

Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: sales@scottscastles.com

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