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Sleeps 17 adults Bedrooms 9 Bathrooms 10 Pets Not accepted Region Morayshire Town/village Elgin
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Arts and Crafts Country House, near Elgin (117)

If you are looking for a large house in the country, with character and privacy, then this magnificent Arts and Crafts house will fit the bill.

A classic “Arts and Craft” movement house dating back to 1916, this property is a fantastic large holiday home for friends and family alike to relax and unwind or explore the moors of Moray. Situated on a 2,500 acre estate with views across the rolling moors, this property provides excellent accommodation ideal for exploring the Morayshire region of the Scottish Highlands and is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and family gatherings alike.

The reception rooms include a drawing room, sitting room, sun room and a cosy dining room. The country style kitchen has excellent storage capacity with larder and pantry. The 9 bedrooms sleep up to 17 guests in comfort, with 8 double rooms and 1 single bedroom. With private drive, manicured lawn to front and feature Yew bush at the courtyard entrance, there is also ample parking for your group. Whilst it books Saturday - Saturday, there is flexibility in booking dates, subject to availability.

The sitting room is large enough for the whole groupYou'll also find the butler in the sitting room... The snug room is perfect to enjoy a book or daily newspaperThe sunroom is a comfortable room to catch the sunThe long corridor is resplendent with antlersThe dining room is a traditional roomThis room looks even better filled with your guestsThe kitchen is well equippedStairs leading up to accommodation on the first floor

Living Space

Reception rooms

On entering via the lovely arched sandstone entrance and inner hall, there is a long corridor, resplendent with stag’s heads, which runs the length of the building. To the front of the building are the reception rooms, which include the drawing room, sitting room and sun room, which all adjoin each other. The drawing room has comfortable seating and an open fire, making this room an ideal setting to gather as a group. The rooms are connected via sliding doors and the sitting room is next door. This room is more of a “snug” area, with glasses for drinks being stored here, as well as some comfortable seating with “mouflon” heads on the wall. From here you access the sun room, which is a wonderfully light elegant room, again with comfortable sofas and additional seating, which opens out to access the lawn to the front. Additionally there is a small TV room, which is ideal for children, albeit with a TV only without reception, but DVDs can be played.

Kitchen / Dining

Continuing along the corridor takes you to the dining room. Here you will find an octagonal shaped room with dining table that can seat up to 17 people. With a candelabra above the table, there is a warmth about this room, as well as traditional feel of a sporting lodge. Nearby is the kitchen, which is a lodge kitchen through and through. It is function over style, and is ideal for catering for larger numbers with the double gas range with 8 hobs, as well as 2 dishwashers. There is a table and chairs in here to feed smaller number, otherwise it doubles up as further workspace. A large pantry and larder are to be found to the side of the kitchen for all your storage requirements. A utility room and separate drying rooms are also available.

  • 4 Stars, Rated by Visit Scotland
  • Accommodation, Additional
  • Cook and Housekeeping Services Available
  • Cots, 2
  • Dishwasher, 2
  • Dressing Gowns
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge Freezer, US Style
  • Garden Furniture
  • Heating, Central
  • Internet Access
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Rural and private
  • Shooting, Game, local
  • Sporting activities available
  • Sun Room
  • Telephone, Honesty System
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Oven, hob, double, gas, 6 ring
'Walnut' double room is one of the larger roomsEn-suite bathroom to the 'Walnut' bedroomAll of the bedrooms are similar in styleThe 'Blue' bedroom is another spacious roomAnother comfortable double room with en-suiteThe en-suite bathroomEven the top floor bedroom is a good size

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 17

Accommodation is provided for a group of 17 adults in 9 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms and 6 shower rooms, as follows:

First floor - double room, with king size double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin; shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin; bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; shower room, with shower cabinet only; double room, with king size double bed, with wash hand basin; double room, with king size double bed, with wash hand basin; double room, with king size double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; double room, with king size double bed, with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin; shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin; single room, with single bed; bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; double room, with king size double bed, with en-suite dressing room, en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w,c and wash hand basin.

Second floor - double room, with king size double bed; spare room, with fold-down bed.

All the beds are actually single beds, set up differently as single, twin or double.

  • 1 Single Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
  • 3 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 2 Double Room/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 3 Double Room/s With Ensuite Shower Room
  • All The Beds Are Actually Single Beds, Either As Single, Twin Or Double
Welcome to this lovely holiday houseThe holiday house is in a rural and private settingChildren will love exploring the groundsWhich 16 guests would you bring along?

Grounds & Surrounds

Accessed by a private drive, it is surrounded by lawn and mixed woodlands in a woodland/moor setting, but with an open aspect out to the hills beyond.  Located 38 miles east of Inverness, 6 miles from Elgin, this house is set within its own country grounds. Elgin offers major supermarkets, shops, restaurants and a train station. There are golf courses everywhere at Elgin and Forres, 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, or at the nearby trout fish farm. The Dallas Dhu whisky distillery is in the vicinity, with the “Whisky Trail” a highlight of the area.


Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen, towels, electricity and heating and an initial supply of logs for the open fires.

Notes & Warnings

COTS & HIGHCHAIRSWhilst this property can supply cots. Please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival.

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.

There is a private water supply at this property, which is checked and approved on an annual basis by the local authority.


Found a few miles inland of the Moray Firth in Moray and straddling the River Lossie, Elgin is a pleasant Scottish town. The centre offers a range of shops and restaurants and some interesting historic sites of interest, including Elgin Museum, one of the oldest museums in Scotland, brimming with artefacts from Moray and around the world, and the magnificent medieval ruins of Elgin Cathedral.  Situated in the heart of the whisky region, the town is home to a number of distilleries, and Glen Moray is open to the public for tours and tasting. Nearby is Spynie Palace, the residence of the Bishops of Moray from the 14th to the 17th Century. Parts of the ruins are open for visitors to explore. A few miles north to the coast is Spey Bay; the richly vegetated estuary provides some beautiful scenery, wildlife, and walks to enjoy. The town is also home to the Elgin Kart Raceway, a fantastic high octane entertainment for the kids to enjoy!   


Located in the Highlands on the north coast of Scotland, Moray is one of the smaller of Scotland’s counties. There are some mountainous features including Bin Hill, but its main draw is the magnificent coastline, along the Moray Firth. Dolphin watching is most popular, with boat trips available to spot the many sea creatures that frequent the area. Seals, porpoises and the occasional whale have been seen in the Firth. The area of Culbin Sands, Culbin Forest and Findhorm Bay is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the Sands are an RSPB Reserve. The county is in the heart of Whisky country, with a vast number of distilleries in the area, including the historic Dallas Dhu, pristinely preserved and open to the public. For real enthusiasts, the Whisky Trail takes in many of the local distilleries in this area and is worth investigating! Towns and villages in the county include the fishing town of Lossiemouth on the north coast; Elgin, the historic city, home to the dramatic Elgin Cathedral ruins; and Forres, home to Brodie Castle and the Falconer Museum. Other attractions in the area include Spynie Palace, the former residence of the Bishop of Moray, Knockando Wool mill at Aberlour. 

Highlands and Islands

This region takes in Inverness-shire, Ross-shire, Sutherland, Caithness and the islands include the Inner and Outer Hebrides as well as Orkney and the Shetland islands. For spectacular scenery the Highlands of Scotland provides some of the best, with a huge expanse of area full of mountains, lochs and glens full of romance, wildlife and scenic beauty. The heritage of this area includes Culloden, taking the ferry to the Isle of Skye or just taking in one of the many castles like Eilean Donan. There is also an immense range of wildlife to be found. 


Area Morayshire Type of location Countryside Nearest shop 6 miles Nearest supermarket 6 miles Nearest pub 6 miles
Nearest Airport
Inverness 30 miles
Aberdeen 70 miles
Nearest Train Station
Elgin 6 miles
Dallas Dhu Distillery is nearbyBrodie Castle is open to the publicDiscover the Moray Firth fishing villages like PortsoySunset over Portsoy


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8th November 2015 Excellent 

Kellas House was a wonderful place for our family to spend a few days. It was beautiful, in peaceful surroundings, and we had everything we needed.

Service rating : Many thanks for your feedback, glad you found our service helpful and that we were able to assist with any queries along the way.

We do advise from the enquiry stage that a security deposit is payable 7 days prior to a holiday and refunded 7 days after the holiday end. Whilst the security deposit is retained for 7 days, upon request we are always very happy to contact an owner to request if the amount can be returned earlier than usual.
Product : Lovely to hear happy holiday stories and sounds like your family all had a great stay! This beautiful country house is perfect for a relaxing break, and its great that you found the house had everything you needed.

14th January 2014 Excellent 

It met all expectations ad we had a fantastic time

Many thanks for your great feedback, so lovely to hear your family enjoyed their New Year holiday in this beautiful country house. Please do not hesitate to get back in touch if we can help with any future holiday plans and we will be more than happy to assist.

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