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Sleeps 10 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 5 Pets 2 Welcome Region Morayshire Town/village Forres

Magnificent Adam Mansion, near Forres (145)

If you are looking for a beautiful house in a beautiful area, then this magnificent mansion in Moray, offers comfortable stylish accommodation for any occasion.

Dating back to the 1770’s this Adam style mansion is as magnificent today as the day it was built. Set in well maintained grounds, with a front lawn and woodlands, the house takes centre stage and is a stunning retreat. On offer is the main core of the original building, with its fine twin-stair entrance, bringing you into the grand entrance hall. Beyond this are the wonderful drawing room, dining room, TV room, family sitting room and functional kitchen, with the 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms on the floor above. (Four further secondary bedrooms are available as extra if required). A housekeeper is on site most days within a separate office or working on behalf of the house. Easily accessible from anywhere in the UK, with Inverness airport only 30 minutes away, this is a gorgeous holiday house which will last long in the memory.

The drawing room with an ante room next doorSit back and enjoy your tea in comfort The ante room is a small sitting roomThe family sitting room is great for children or as a function roomThe family sitting room also houses a pool tableThe elegant dining room seats 16 to 18 people in styleThe dining room is beautifully furnished The compact practical kitchen

Living Space

Reception rooms

The large front facing drawing room is an elegant room, with comfortable seating, grand piano and large gilt mirror, with an ante room next door, which can either be part of this main room or as a separate sitting room. It also has comfortable seating with a TV with SKY connection, and these rooms have SONOS. In the grand hall, there is a magnificent wood panelled snug with wood-burning stove, with this area and up the stairs all decorated with stags heads and ancient armoury. A family sitting room is located to the rear of the house which is ideal for children to find their own space or be used as an extra function room, depending on your requirements. The pool table is always a popular feature of the room.

Kitchen / Dining

The front facing dining room has character and atmosphere in abundance, with semi wood panelling and fine furniture and family portraits throughout. With seating for 18 people in comfort, this is a dining room with some style and panache. The kitchen is next door and is more modest in style and space, but is modern and has the capacity to cater for up to 18 people, with two double ovens and 4 hobs. There is adequate storage with a fridge freezer and an additional refrigerator. (For those with extra catering requirements or using a caterer, then an additional kitchen can be made available to the rear of the house on request).

  • Accommodation, Additional
  • Coffee maker
  • Croquet Set
  • Dishwasher
  • Entrance, Grand
  • Fishing
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Fridge, extra
  • Games Room, Pool Table
  • Garden Furniture
  • Heating, Central
  • Heating, underfloor
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Music, SONOS wireless HiFi system
  • Oven, double, hob, electric
  • Piano, baby grand
  • Piano, Upright
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • TV, Sky
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Wood burning Stove
The five bedrooms all have zip-and-link bedsAn en-suite bathroom at the front of the houseAll of these bedrooms have been refurbished recentlyAnother exceptional en-suite bathroomThree of the bedrooms are situated with front-facing viewsThere is one en-suite shower room availableThis is the one designated private bathroomThe bedrooms are all full of period detail

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 10

The 5 bedrooms are found on the first floor that forms part of the original section of the mansion, which is accessed via the wooden panelled stairs. All these bedroom have zip-and-link beds, so can be either twin-bedded rooms or double-bedded rooms. The master bedroom to the front has an en-suite bathroom, with the front bedroom next door the same. The other front room, is the only room which accesses its private bathroom from the hall. The two other bedrooms, have an en-suite bathroom and an en-suite shower room respectively. All these rooms have been modernised in recent years and are to a wonderful standard.

  • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
  • 3 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Shower Room
I think you will agree there is a wow factor on arrival.You can turn left or right to leave the houseCroquet can be played in the summer monthsThe holiday house is bigger than you think it isAmple parking to the front of the mansionYou will cross this historic bridge on arrival and departure

Grounds & Surrounds

Set within an enclosed space, there is an impressive sweeping drive, which includes a bridge over the Muckle burn, which is a tributary of the river Findhorn, before leading up to the house. With a lawn to the front where croquet can be played in the summer, to the rear there is a nice woodland walk past the old doocot. It is located 26 miles east of Inverness and 3 miles from Forres, which offers supermarkets and a train station. 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.

Conditions

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 and oil central heating included within the rental. An initial supply of logs for the wood-burning stove is provided.

Notes & Warnings

A housekeeper is on site most days within a separate office or working on behalf of the house.

Dogs are welcomed within lower ground floor utility room of this property only.

Please note that any weddings need to be approved prior to booking as extra costs may be involved.

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.

Whilst this property can supply a 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.

LocationForres

The small but picturesque town of Forres, in Moray, is a tranquil location to enjoy Scottish Highland life. With the River Fondhorn nearby, and the Burn of Mosset running through the town, there is plenty of beautiful walking available. The nearby 16th Century Brodie Castle is a treasure trove of antiquities and architecture, and has an impressive adventure playground for the kids! The town has two distilleries; Benromach is a working site with a visitor centre, and although Dallas Dhu no longer distills, Historic Scotland has preserved the site in perfect working order, for visitors to explore. Forres has a 18 hole golf course set in beautiful parkland, and is home to Sueno’s Stone, a 20 foot pictish carved monument encased behind glass, commemorating the historic Norse war. Legend has it this is also where Shakespeare’s Macbeth met the witches!

Morayshire

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 3 miles Nearest supermarket 3 miles Nearest pub 3 miles
Nearest Airport
Inverness 19 miles
Aberdeen 79 miles
Nearest Train Station
Forres 3 miles
Dallas Dhu distillery is one of many to visitBrodie Castle is open to the publicThe Moray Firth is well known for dolphin watchingTake a drive across Dava moor

Reviews

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16th January 2017 Excellent 

Wonderful property, excellently maintained

Service rating : Thank you so much for the lovely review, so nice to hear that the house was all you hoped for and more!

Product : Many thanks for the fab comments and hope you have lots of happy memories from the stay! 

12th January 2017 Excellent 

Excellent, all done in a professional manner with no problems at all.

Service rating : Excellent to hear that you all had a great time and didn't want to leave, I totally agree having visited the mansion myself - it's beautiful! We hope we may be able to help with your plans again in the future.


Product : Perfect that you rates us and the property five stars and found the service professional . We'd be delighted to help again in the future, please do bear us in mind for any further  trips on the cards.

5th November 2016 Excellent 

Dalvey House near Forres, stunning property nd so cosy.

Service rating : Thank you so much for the lovely feedback for our service, glad we were able to assist with your plans and sounds like everyone had a fantastic time :)

Product : Glad you enjoyed the stay in this beautiful highland mansion!

3rd November 2016 Excellent 

Huis zelf was fantastisch evenals de ligging. Medewerkers ter plaatse zeer vriendelijk.

Service rating : Thank you so much, glad you found our correspondence clear and helpful. 

Product : Lovely to hear you had such a nice time at this beautiful highland house, we agree that the location and the staff on site are also fantastic! 

29th September 2016 Great 

We had a group of 16 people stay at This wondeeful historic manor house. There was lots of room to spread out and find a quiet place. The grounds ard besutiful.

Service rating : Thanks so much for the lovely review, it was great to be able to help with your plans for the big trip and we would be delighted to hear from you again in the future :)

Product : Many thanks for the great comments, sounds like this stunning mansion was perfect for your Highland retreat! 

28th August 2016 Excellent 

Wonderful property with very helpful housekeeper. Great for a family group.

Service rating : Many thanks, glad you found the booking process hassle free!

Product : Great to hear you enjoyed the holiday at this beautiful mansion and that the lovely housekeeper was on site to welcome you and help if required. 

20th August 2016 Great 

Kitchen very small for the number of guests (we were a party of 10 people). Bedrooms very comfortable, dining room and drawing room had ample space for us all. We did want to return next year but a weekend booking via the owner prevents this happening.

Service rating : Perfect to hear you rated our service helpful and efficient, we hope to hear from you again in the future.


Product : Great to hear that you found the bedrooms comfortable and enjoyed the communal rooms. We will certainly pass all of your comments on - any feedback is very helpful.

It's a busy time for bookings at the moment, sorry that you had just missed out on similar dates for next year. We do offer a loyalty discount for repeat guests, I understand that you're all sorted for 2017 now but should you require any future accommodation we'd love to hear from you.

21st May 2016 Excellent 

We hebben een week doorgebracht in Dalvey House in Forres met 5 bevriende stellen.
Dit was onze 9de reis. We hebben een aantal prachtige locaties gehuurd, maar Dalvey House was de absolute top. We voelden ons er erg thuis en de ligging was bijzonder gunstig voor het maken van een aantal mooie dagtochten.

Service rating : We were pleased to been of assistance with finding a suitable property for your trip,  great to hear you found our service helpful.


Product : Wonderful to hear you rated this popular holiday house as excellent, with it now sitting at the top of the list for your best holiday destinations so far - the owners will be delighted! Please don't hesitate to get back in touch with us again in the future if you ever wish to plan another trip.

25th February 2016 Excellent 

Allt var så rent och fint så hit vill vi fler gånger. Huset är otroligt vackert Naturen runt om likaså. Personalen vänliga och trevliga. Högsta betyget någonsin.

Service rating : We are delighted that you found our service excellent and hope to hear from you again in the future.
Product : Thank you for your review. Perfect to hear that you found this Magnificent Mansion clean and beautiful. If you would ever like to re book, don't forget to claim your loyalty discount next time.

9th September 2015 Excellent 

Amazing house! Fabulous outside and in. Top marks for decoration and comfort, and the sonos sound system was a really great bonus. I would thoroughly recommend Dalvey House to any group.

Service rating : Pleased to hear you thought so, as already discussed we hope we can be of help again in the future if you have anymore trips on the cards!
Product : Sounds like you all had a lovely time enjoying this fabulous house! We totally agree its beautifully decorated and has some brilliant extras onsite. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future!

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