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Sleeps 10 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 Pets 2 Welcome Region Ross and Cromarty Town/village Alness
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Dalmore Baronial Mansion, near Alness (036)

If you are looking to relax and unwind, this Baronial highland retreat is the one for you. With its beautiful interior and tranquil surrounds, you will have no desire to rush around

This large holiday home is a magnificent imposing Baronial mansion house, built in 1809, surrounded by mature woodland with access to a delightful river walk. The house faces north east and has an open view across fields, whilst the views from the drawing room and dining room, as well as the two main bedrooms look east/south east towards the Cromarty Firth. The house is divided into three sections and the main section only is available for letting on a self-catering basis for 10 adults.

It is beautifully presented, with an open fire in the elegant drawing room which gives an ambience to any occasion. The dining room and Great Hall living area offers scope for formal entertaining or just to enjoy the time spent with family and friends. The bedrooms are all on the first floor, with views via the galleried landing to the Great Hall below, and these are well proportioned, with two bedrooms with feature four poster double beds. The grounds are designated that the main and side section are exclusively yours. As a delightful holiday home it offers a comfortable Highland escape, for those looking to holiday in the north of Scotland, and is the perfect place for a family holiday, a small event or family gathering.

**review from a recent guest who stayed at Dalmore in August 2019**

I just want to say what a great place to spend the week, this mansion was far beyond our expectation! It is full of great furnishings, dishes, amenities and now our memories. It was an easy walk to the distillery, the river walk to Alness was great and an easy drive to many attractions in the area. Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay at this wonder home!!  Guest from Kentucky, USA

The great hall has a wood-burning stove and plenty of sofasThe grand piano looks the part but is not in use and is decorative only...And.... relax in comfort and styleLate evening snack in the sitting roomThere is plenty of room for the largest party to spread outTea and cake in the drawing roomThere is a small games room availableA relaxing space to comfortably entertain the childrenEnjoy a formal party, or just a quiet family mealThe dining room enjoys views across the lawnSelf-cater as you wishThe kitchen is adequately equippedThe kitchen table can seat 7 for more informal meals

Living Space

Reception rooms

Scottish Baronial is an architectural style developed in the 16th and 17th centuries, later revived in the 19th century. It's often associated with the Gothic Revival due to its medieval features the style of which was widely used for country houses and residences in Scotland. The corbelled corner turret and crow-stepped gables on this building are typical of the Scottish Baronial Revival.  Before entering the house its worth taking a glance at the arched front door, with its latin inscription and family crest. 

Upon entering, you'll find yourself in a large open space; the Grand Hall, with its low beamed ceiling, wooden panelled walls and open gallery above. With a wood-burning stove and comfortable sofas, this space is both grand yet cosy.

The drawing room is more formal with elegant furniture and delightful views over the grounds. Additionally there is the TV room next door, which is ideal for children. Next door to which there’s a TV/children’s room. in addition there's a games room with full sized pool table and open fire.  

Kitchen / Dining

The dining room and kitchen can be found next door to each other to the rear of the house. The dining room is a traditional room with table that can seat up to 8 people with a chandelier above the table. French windows open out from the dining room to a patio outside for al fresco dining if the weather allows it. The kitchen is adequately equipped with plenty of wall units and a table where 7 people can seat for more informal breakfasts. The gas range with 5 hobs and double oven, plus microwave, is ideal to cook for the number required. A dishwasher and fridge freezer is provided, and additional storage is within the utility room next door.

  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer, extra
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Fridge, extra
  • Games Room
  • Hall, great
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Oven, hob, gas
  • TV
  • TV, Sky
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
Room 1, the master bedroom with four poster bedThe master bedroom's en-suite Room 2 has a brass four poster double bedDetail of the lovely four poster bedThe detail is exquisiteThe en-suite bathroom to room 2Room 5 is a family bedroomRoom 6 is an elegant double bedroom

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 10

Accommodation is provided for a group of 10 adults in 5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and 1 shower rooms, along a galleried landing

First floor

Room 1, master bedroom, with four poster double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with tiled walk-in bath with shower over, w.c and two wash hand basins – with an en-suite dressing room, which adjoins to a child’s bedroom

Room 2, with four poster double bed, with separate access door; shower room, with shower cabinet and w.c only;

Room 3, double room, with four poster double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin;

Room 4, twin bedroom with en-suite shared family bathroom (bath with shower over, w.c. and wash hand basin)

Room 5, four poster double bedroom sharing bathroom with the twin bedroom but with separate access.

Additional Room (as extra on request)

Room 6, double bedroom with private shower room (with electric shower)

  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 2 Four Poster Double Bedroom/s Ensuite
  • 1 Double Room/s With Ensuite Bathroom
Your holiday house in the Highlands awaitsWith large lawns for ball games or picnicsEasy access to the front of the house with plenty of parkingRelax in the morning sunshine with your coffee on the patio

Grounds & Surrounds

Set within 9 acres of grounds, including a large lawned area to the front and side and enclosed by woodlands. Access if the by the main drive, whilst the side drive is used by the housekeeper and residents of the other apartment. There is adequate parking for 6 cars.

It is located 20 miles north west of Inverness, on the outskirts of Alness. There is a supermarket, shops and pubs in the village whilst Inverness has a greater range available. Ross-shire is known for its mild dry climate compared to rest of Scotland. Dolphin watching is one of the main attractions of the area and can be seen in the Cromarty Firth, at Chanonry Point or in a Dolphin Watch boat.


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.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen & towels; electricity; oil central heating and an initial supply of logs. Please note that no short breaks are allowed and only weekly rentals accepted.

Notes & Warnings

**Please note from January 2019**

The owner will be removing one bedroom and the small shower room with electric shower from January 2019, reducing the occupancy of the house to 4 double rooms and 1 twin bedroom.  The total capacity will be Sleeps 10, however the additional bedroom can be made available on request as extra. The rate published on site is for the sleeps 10 occupancy from 2019 onwards.  


Whilst this property can supply a cot & highchair. 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.

Please note there is an apartment for the housekeeper to the rear and a further residential apartment to the side, both of which have their own drive to the side of the building.

A maximum of 2 pets welcomed by prior arrangement.  They will be limited to the kitchen and pantry on the ground floor only. Pet terms & charges apply. 

Please be aware that the piano at the property is not available for use and is decorative only. For those wishing to arrange a musical event, then the provision of a professional keyboard will be more appropriate.


Situated near the coast of the Cromarty Firth in Easter Ross, the pretty town of Alness is one of the largest in the Ross and Cromarty area. Renowned for its magnificent floral displays, the town is a many time winner of the Britain and Scotland in Bloom awards. With the shores of the Firth to the south, the River Averon running through the town, and the highland hills rising to the north, the town is well placed for exploring the landscapes of the Highlands. If on foot, walk the Fyrish lands, and discover the Fyrish Monument, built in 1782. The Dalmore distillery welcomes visitors, and you can join a tour and taste a dram! Alness Golf Course offers 18 holes with fantastic views over the Firth and surrounding countryside. 

Ross and Cromarty

Originally two shires, Ross-shire and Cromartyshire were joined to form one administrative county, called Ross and Cromarty. This new county spans the width of the Highlands, with coasts on the west and east. The Western side, know as Wester Ross is famous for its dramatic highland scenery, examples of which can be found at the Torridon Hills, popular with walkers and mountain bikers. The larger towns and villages of the county are found on the eastern side. The Market town of Dingwall, on the edge of the Cormarty Firth, and is a lovely and well equipped place to visit, with a rich history to discover, and plenty to see and do. Other towns and villages worth a look include  Alness, Tain, Invergordon and Kildary, home to the Balnagown Estate. If staying in the east of this region, day tripping to Inverness is a must, as the thriving city has much to offer. Dolphin watching tours are available in the Cromarty and Moray firths. The Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park in North Kessock is also a fun family day out. The Morangie Forest is popular with pony trekkers and walkers, there are plenty of DIstilleries to whet your whistle, include Glenmorangie in Tain. 

North West and Skye

About the Area

The northern section of Scotland provides some of the most dramatic scenery that the country has to offer with stunning natural beauty. The options include travelling up the east coast, through the central region or via the western section. Choosing the east coast, from Inverness to John o’ Groats, is a distance of 120 miles. This takes in the “Black Isle” which has the Moray Firth and the Cromarty Firth on either side. Continuing on the A9 through Easter Ross, and the scenery starts to get more dramatic with the peak Ben Wyvis dominating the area. The towns that you pass through include Dornoch, Golspie, Brora and Helmsdale, with the historic cathedral at Dornoch a highlight. Beyond and you enter the sparsely populated region of Sutherland, where there are vast open spaces of moorland and heather, which meets the high cliffs to the east. There are two main towns in the northern section and they are Thurso and Wick. The north east section is the county of Caithness, and there are a lot of Norse influence in this area, having been the closest point of contact to Norway and Viking invasions. It is a favourite for tourists who like to go to John o’Groats, and it is historically known as the “start of Great Britain”, being one end of the longest distance between two inhabited points in the UK, Land's End being the other. John o' Groats is 876 miles (1409.78 km) away from Land's End in Cornwall. At the north coast is the Pentland Firth, which looks out to Orkney and a car ferry can be caught from Scrabster to Stromness. Both Orkney and Shetland have amazing historical sites and are well worth visiting. Travelling along the north coast takes you to Tongue, and it is here that the central route can be taken using the A836. This follows Loch Loyal, past Ben Loyal, Loch Naver and through Strath Vagastie and Strath Tiffy before reaching Lairg. The road is a single track road with passing places and as it is so scenic, there is no hurry. Travelling from the west coast, from the great glen of Scotland and the magnificence of Loch Ness, along the A87, this is a route that is well trodden by tourists, as this is the “road to the isles”. Along the way, it is lochs and glens, with Loch Lochy, Loch Garry, Loch Cluanie, the Five Sisters mountain range, before reaching Loch Duich and one of the most photographed and iconic castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle. From here, the road leads to the Isle of Skye and access onto many of the other islands, or north. Travelling north, takes in a perennial favourite, Plockton, and continuing on you travel through Lochcarron, Kinlochewe, Ullapool and Scourie, with harbour villages of Lochinver and Kinlochbervie, well worth visiting. Once you get to the top of Scotland, you reach Durness and the most north westerly region which is Cape Wrath, and this section of Scotland is covered.


In the North Highlands and Skye, there are many attractions, but it is the geography that is the most appreciated. The line of the well known verse states “speed bonny boat, over the sea to Skye”; but nowadays, there is a bridge for the main west coast route onto the island. However, the West Highland Line links Mallaig railway station by rail to Fort William, Oban and Glasgow. This rail line, which is in use through the summer only, has been frequently voted the top rail journey in the world. Once on Skye, it is dominated by the range of mountains through the spine of the island which are the Cuillins, which is a haven for walkers. To the north near Uig, is Dunvegan Castle, the clan seat of the Macleods, which is open to the public. Whilst Skye can easily occupy a visitor for weeks, there is also access to many of the other islands, including Raasay, Uist and Harris. Back on the mainland, it continues to be all about lochs and glens. From the great glen and Loch Ness, travelling north, it a series of straths, glens, mountains and vast open spaces. In fact 40% of all the Munro’s, mountains that are above 3,000 feet in height, are in this region. Some of the more prominent ones include Ben Wyvis, Ben Hope and Ben More Assynt. The clan history of this area is fascinating and includes well known clans such as Mackay, Sinclair, Sutherland, Munro, Urquhart, Mackenzie, Fraser, Mackinnon and Macleod. On Skye, Dunvegan Castle is the clan seat and nearby can be found Macleod's Tables, which are two curious flat-topped hills that are prominent from many parts of Skye. The ascent to the top is a straightforward but rough moorland walk. Apart from travelling the region and enjoying its natural beauty, there are many castles to visit. The iconic Eilean Donan Castle is the most visited castle in this region and definitely worth seeing, even if you see nothing else in Scotland. Castle Urquhart at Loch Ness, Dunrobin Castle, Castle of Mey, Dornoch Cathedral and Dunvegan Castle and Castle Armadale on Skye are all worth visiting, along with the many historical sites on Orkney. Many signposts are written in both English and Gaelic, the Scottish language, and it is in this region where the language is kept alive. Shinty is the local sport, which to an outsider is the equivalent of hockey without rules, and if you have a chance to see a game, then it is an exciting fast paced game, which comes with crunching tackles. With regard to weather, it can be a mixed bag. Traditionally, in general the west is wetter than the east, but there are pockets that have micro climates. In the west, the gulf stream keeps the climate milder and there are a number of well known gardens, like Inverewe Gardens in the North West, which are world class. All-in-all, there are plenty of interesting attractions to visit in this region.

Things To Do 

Once you have seen the scenery and visited the castles, there are many interesting activities in this region. The food, especially the seafood is world renowned and if you can find a local restaurant or hotel that offers the seafood dish of the day, then it will be a worthwhile experience. The Kinloch Hotel and The Three chimneys, both on the Isle of Skye have excellent reputations, whilst the following 3 restaurants are also well known; 1, Fishmarket restaurant, Mallaig; 2, Captains Galley, Scrabster; 3, Plockton Shores, Plockton. Whilst this area is not the heartland of the whisky industry, there are a number of distilleries, which are well worth visiting. On the mainland they include Dalmore, Glenmorangie, Loch Ewe, Clynelish, Glen Ord and Pulteney. On Orkney there is Highland Park and on the Isle of Skye there is the Talkisker distillery. Visitor Centres, include the Falls of Shin, Assynt, Bright Water, Glengarry and Torridon. Of sporting interests, there are many rivers to fish for salmon, including the rivers Naver, Lochy, Helmsdale, Carron, Glass, Oykel and many more, not forgetting the numerous hill lochs for wild brown trout. Deep sea diving is a popular past-time, particularly off the west coast and places like Ullapool offer charter trips, where sea-fishing is readily available too. In this area, the golf courses are not as many, but the stand out golf courses are at Royal Dornoch and Skibo, though the 9-hole golf course at Durness, is a wonderful challenge and is the most north westerly golf course on mainland Scotland. Interestingly enough a young John Lennon used to holiday in the north west of Scotland and there is a memorial garden in his memory at Durness. Wildlife abounds in these more remote areas and there are opportunities to see otters, golden eagles and red deer in the wild. To see red kites and sea birds in more detail, the RSPB have a number of centres, including Tollie, Fairy Glen and Dunnet Head. For marine life, there is a dolphin and seal visitor centre at North Kessock or you can go on one of the many dolphin watch boats that monitor the Cromarty and Moray Firths. Chanonry Point being one of the most popular locations to spot the dolphins. For even more active activities, there are a number of outdoor centres and water specialists, to cater for any thrill seeking need, whether it be white water rafting or canyoning. For the surfer, the beach at Thurso East is regarded as Scotland’s prime surfing venue in the north of Scotland and has held major championships. For children, the beaches can be sandy and private havens, and there are excellent ones at Nigg, Whiteness, Dornoch, Dunnet Bay, Torrisdale Bay, Balnakiel Bay, Glenelg Bay and Barrisdale Bay. From the mountain biker to bird watcher, the Munro bagger to the garden enthusiast, there are many activities in the North of Scotland. The natural beauty is outstanding and those that make the time and effort to travel are well rewarded.

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 Ross and Cromarty Type of location Private Estate Nearest shop 0.2 mile miles Nearest supermarket 0.2 mile miles Nearest pub 1 mile miles
Nearest Airport
Inverness 24 miles
Aberdeen 121 miles
Nearest Train Station
Alness 1 miles
Inverness 20 miles
Crossing the Cromarty FirthOne of the quaint village on the Black Isle - RosemarkieDalmore Distillery is the closest distillery to visit


Feefo is an independent feedback service used by Scotts Castle Holidays to give you an opportunity to see how other guests feel about this property.

28th August 2019 Excellent 

The house surpassed our expectations. It felt like a home not just a house. Very comfortable. Very well appointed. Well stocked

Service rating : Always a pleasure to help and we look forward to helping you with your holiday booking when you return to Scotland.
Product : So glad to hear Dalmore surpassed your expectations!

22nd September 2018 Excellent 

The Dalmore Baronial Mansion was as inviting and ample as the online photos suggest, making for a great family reunion that included three generations from the States and from Inverness.

The trampoline and zip line in the back yard were an unexpected bonus for our youngest family members. Such a treat!

We would suggest that Scotts Castle agreements clarify the pet policy in advance. Those of us staying at the Mansion did not bring a dog or any other pet. However, after seeing the dog dishes, etc in the back pantry, our local Scottish relatives brought their family dog when they came to dinner on multiple occasions. As a result three “pet” deductions were made to our security deposit with a description that sounded like we brought three different pets for the week. When we booked we did not know that our meals might include the dog of our local nephew’s family. It would be helpful and fair to be more specific in the rental agreement about the apparent policy of pet charges for any pet on the premises for any period of time — and for what mitigations these pet deductions cover. It would also be helpful for Scotts Castle to notify renters of planned charges before they are made.

That said, based on our wonderful week, our family would be pleased to use Scotts Castle again, either for the same property or for another of their vacation homes.

Service rating : Thanks for your lovely comments. We try our best to make the service as personal as possible!

Product : So glad to hear you had a great time. Sorry to hear your guests weren't aware of the pet terms. We do advise in the Notes & Warnings section on the property description that pets are by prior arrangement only and charges and terms apply. However, it sounds as if the owner would do well to have this mentioned in the property somewhere as a precautionary measure if it's not noticed on the website. Thank you again for your lovely feedback and hopefully, we'll welcome you to this or another one of our properties another year.

27th July 2018 Excellent 

Dalmore Baronial Mansion was like living in a National Trust property with all the quirky touches of it also being a family home. The on-site housekeeping staff meant it was easy to ask questions during our stay. The kids loved the grounds and open space to run around inside, with enough room for the 11 of us to have our own peace and quiet if needed. A great location for exploring the Highlands, and a memorable holiday with friends.

Service rating : Thanks so much!
Product : We agree the mansion is lovely, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, I'll be sure to pass on your comments to the owner, look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

11th September 2017 Excellent 

Absolut good support form Scotts Castel Holidays. When we come back again, I will try first to get something through this organization.

Service rating : Sounds like you all hsd a fantastic time at this beautiful property even with the quirks of the hot water which is quite common due to the nature of these large old houses, when multiple bathrooms are in use at the same time. We're so pleased you all felt comfortable and would like to return again in the future.

Product : Thank you for the five star review for both the property and our service, We would love to help with any future plans, please don't hesitate to get back in touch with us again.

1st August 2017 Bad 

Generally good but didn't meet expectations.

Service rating : Many thanks for your comments, we're glad you found our booking service good. I understand you've been in touch with our team and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future.

Product : We're sorry to hear that you felt that expectations were not met on this occasion. We understand that you've been in touch with our Property Manager and your concerns have been addressed with the owner, with action being taken where appropriate. Thank you for your feedback, which is always valued to ensure improvements are made where possible. 

5th January 2017 Excellent 

beautiful house, will come back

Service rating : Delighted to hear you rated us five stars and found our service personal and secure, we hope we may be  able to help with future trips.

Product : Couldn't agree more, it's a beautiful mansion! We look forward to hearing from you when you wish to return.

6th September 2016 Excellent 

It was like staying in a National Trust House, lovely paintings and furniture and everyone had four poster beds and beautiful bedrooms

Service rating : Many thanks for your review. We're delighted to hear you would be very happy to book with us again, don't forget to claim your loyalty discount for your next booking!

Product : Great that you rated the property excellent, it sounded from your phone call that you all had a wonderful time. Totally agree it's a beautiful house and we hope you may wish to re book sometime.

15th August 2016 Great 

Our group of ten recently stayed at the Dalmore House (036 Dalmore Baronial Mansion, near Alness) from July 2 to July 9, 2016. The house is in an ideal location for exploring the magnificent Scottish Highlands.

The house itself is impressive and big. All of the rooms are large in size, including the bedrooms. The kitchen was well-equipped and the dining room was perfect for a group our size (and is big enough to handle slightly bigger groups too). The furniture was comfortable, but a little dated and worn. The beds were all very comfortable. The grounds were well-kept and the owner's representatives, who lived in one of the wings of the house, were friendly and helpful.

We had minor inconveniences while we were there, including an internet outage for the entire week (that has since been remedied). But, as I said, the inconveniences were minor and did not lessen our fun.

From this wonderful house, we explored the Highlands for a week. It's a great location to visit Inverness and drive down to Loch Ness. We explored Isle of Skye. We even played golf at Royal Dornoch, a top-10 golf course in the world and maybe Scotland's best.

There is a large grocery store very close by and a number of local restaurants from which to choose.

In summary, we enjoyed our stay at the Dalmore House and wish to express our appreciation to the owners and to Scotts Castle Holidays.

Service rating : Many thanks for your fantastic comments regarding our service, and glad that we were able to assist swiftly with the queries you had during the holiday. Great to hear you also found the booking process straight forward and the online descriptions and photos useful when planning your trip. We look forward to helping with your next holiday and don’t forget we do also offer a loyalty discount for returning guests!

Product : We agree, this impressive mansion is ideally located for exploring the Highlands and the Cromarty Firth coastline. Glad that you found the property well equipped and spacious, the traditional décor of this baronial house is very comfortable and I’m sure it was a welcome retreat after a day exploring the local area and the fantastic choice of golf courses! It’s lovely to hear the housekeeper gave your group a nice welcome and was able to assist during the holiday.

Apologies that there was an issue with the internet connection, unfortunately a fault did occur on the line and the owners followed this up with their provider during your stay and this has been fixed. We are glad to hear this did not inconvenience your holiday and you that you had an enjoyable trip.

12th August 2016 Excellent 

We really enjoyed our stay at Dalmore. The property is fantastic, it is very spacious and elegant. We were a group of 10 adults with 2 little children and the house never felt crowded. The location is excellent too, a great base to explore the Scottish Highlands.

Service rating : Many thanks for your excellent feedback. Perfect to hear you found the booking process straightforward without the stress that usually comes with booking a holiday for a big group!

Always happy to help, and we hope to be of assistance with many future bookings for you all.

Product : Having recently paid a flying visit to this Mansion I totally agree it's perfectly positioned for exploring the Highlands. Glad you rated it fantastic, sounds like all generations enjoyed the space and grandeur of this popular Baronial Mansion 

24th June 2015 Excellent 

The Mansion is absolutely stunning! It is central to the area and we were able to do everything from sightseeing to whisky tasting. Although huge, it felt warm and conducive to conversation with friends. The fireplace had already been laid, ready for the guests to enjoy a glass of wine and discuss the upcoming activities. The property was spotlessly clean and well appointed with cook ware to dishes to spices and even a barbecue. Every room was stocked with linens and extras if desired. No need for extra's as the Mansion had the heating system programmed and we were plenty warm. All the bathrooms were stocked with fresh towels and other necessities. There is a large grocery store (Morrison's) less than 1/2 mile away. Everything was easy, elegant, relaxing and fun. We will stay again if possible.

Service rating : So pleased you found our service, from the website to booking process excellent! Any feedback is always much appreciated and we do hope we may be able to help with any future plans you have to visit Scotland!
Product : Sounds like an excellent time was had by your entire group, thank you for your comments, we will certainly pass these onto the owners! Great to hear you found the property warm and comfortable enough, with some nice finishing touches/extras. Should you ever wish to re book, we would be delighted to help again!

10th October 2014 Excellent 

The property and owners were fantastic.

Thank you for completing our online feedback I am delighted to hear that you found Dalmore House enjoyable, However, I am distressed to hear you felt our service wasn’t up to scratch. Our customers are very important to us, and whilst our service to you is entirely free*, I am disappointed that you felt rushed, I will address this further with our sales team. (*renting a property through us costs no more than if you were to book direct)

I note your comments regarding the additional fees, the good housekeeping deposit is a fee requested by the owner, we make clients aware of this at the initial enquiry stage, had we known you would have to incur such additional charges we would have happily spoken to the owner on your behalf to try to reach a different arrangement, currently we are unable to offer alternative banking/payment services, however, I will ask our accounts department to review this and investigate how we can handle this differently in future.

Kind regards

Scotts Castle Holidays

17th September 2014 Excellent 

Couldn't have been better. We will definitely be coming again!

Many thanks for your comments, great to hear you found our service helpful.

Sounds like you had a great time at this property too! We look forward to hearing from you when you wish to return .. we would love to help with your plans again!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

25th August 2014 Excellent 

this is a unique house,amazingly equip t. gives you the filling of time travel to the past. A glimpse of royalty. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Many thanks for your feedback, and lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful mansion. We would be delighted to assist again with any future plans to visit Scotland.

Scotts Castle Holidays

14th August 2014 Excellent 

Dalmore House exceeded all our expectations. It was extremely comfortable and we were made to feel very welcome. The Housekeeper even provided a paddling pool for the children. We shall certainly consider returning in the future

Lovely to hear you found the booking process straight forward and easy!

Sounds like you all had a brilliant time at this property and we will definitely pass your comments on! We would be delighted to help if you ever wish to return again in the future and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

13th August 2014 Excellent 

The property was such a joy to stay in . We had all been looking forward to going to Dalmore and no one was disappointed . The week passed too quickly and everyone enjoyed being there . Dalmore is a great base for touring the north of Scotland and Allness has most of the things required within walking distance . Playing pool was fun as you never knew where the balls would stop rolling . A great place to stay .

Many thanks for your invaluable feedback, great you found the booking process easy.

Sounds like you all had a fantastic week and made the most of your time in Scotland and also, at this lovely property ... time certainly fly's when you’re having fun! We hope to be of help again in the future, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you wish to return.

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

25th July 2014 Excellent 

Had a wonderful time. The house really is something else and everyone enjoyed just being there. Obviously it is BIG - really big. But also well furnished and very comfortable with lots of rooms for people to do different things in. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful and the local area easy to safely walk and cycle in from right outside the house. The housekeeper contacts were always helpful and friendly and I can't think of a negative except for the pool table which, to be fair, is terrible.

Thank you for your feedback, and we are glad that you had a wonderful time. It is indeed a large spacious house and we have asked the owners to see if they can do anything further with the small pool table. We look forward to welcoming you back to Scotts Castle Holidays in the future.

Property Manager

6th November 2013 Excellent 

Even better than the pictures suggest. Tissues, toilet rolls and fluffy towels all supplied. Lovely bed linen. One downside - oven door needs replacing or fixing.

Many thanks for your great feedback. Our property manager has been in touch with the owners and they have confirmed that the oven will be replaced as soon as possible. It's great to hear that you had a fantastic time at this beautiful house!

We do offer a Loyalty discount for returning guests and would be delighted to help with any future plans you may have!

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19th September 2013 Excellent 

Well appointed property, beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable.
The gardens and surroundings are very pleasant as well.
We had a lovely time and would recommend it.

Brilliant to hear that you had a lovely time at this beautiful mansion!

Scotts Castle Holidays would love to offer you a Loyalty discount should you wish to re book, so please don't hesitate to contact us again.

Scotts Castle Holidays

5th June 2013 Excellent 

Superb property, well equipped, fantastic grounds!
Enjoyed our stay thoroughly.Highly recommended for large groups
It would be better if the hetaing control is at the property rather than the caretakers

Thanks for your feedback, I'm delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay! Don't forget we offer a loyalty discount to returning clients, and I hope we can help with future holiday plans.

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22nd May 2013 Excellent 

Absolutely one of the highlights of my family's life. We have traveled all over the world and stayed at countless different hotels and venues, but this estate will always hold a special place in our hearts. We would love to come back again!

So lovely to hear that your family had a fantastic holiday at Dalmore House and that you found our service to be helpful. Thank you for your positive feedback!

Scotts Castle Holidays would be more than happy to assist with any future holiday plans you may have. Don't forget to claim your loyalty discount should you wish to book with us again! (T&C's apply)

Best Wishes,


Scotts Castle Holidays

8th May 2013 Excellent 

Great value, and a very enjoyable stay.

Lovely to hear you had an enjoyable holiday at Dalmore House, thank you for your comments.

Scotts Castle Holidays now offer a loyalty discount for returning clients and would love to assist with any future plans you may have.(T&C's apply)

Kind regards,


Scotts Castle Holidays

5th December 2012 Excellent 

We really enjoyed our stay at Dalmore. The house was very large and grand but it was still warm and homely - having a real fire and no TV in the main lounge was wonderful and the dining rom was the perfect location for our Murder Mystery dinner. We definitely would like to stay again!
There are only a couple very small negatives: the oven is very difficult/scary to light and the pool table has a sizeable well in the middle where all the balls tend to congregate, but I suppose this made the games more challenging!

Many thanks for your feedback, we are delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay! Don't forget we offer a loyalty discount to returning clients, and I hope we have help with future holiday plans.

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