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Sleeps 18 adults Bedrooms 9 Bathrooms 7 Pets 2 Welcome Region Morayshire Town/village Forres

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Magnificent Adam Mansion, near Forres

If you are looking for a beautiful house in Scotland, 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 surrounded by woodland, 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 and functional kitchen, with the 9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms on the floor above. (A ballroom/party room to the rear of the house is 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 wood panelled entrance hall and snug is one of the most popular places in this houseThe drawing room offers a formal living spaceSit back and enjoy tea in this mansion in MorayThe dining room is beautifully furnished and can seat the largest groups in styleThe elegant dining room seats 16 to 18 people in styleThe practical kitchen with two ovens to cater for large group sizes

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 ballroom/party room is available to the rear of the house as extra, with a sprung floor for dancing, and this room can hold up to 30 people for an event).

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.

  • Cooker
  • Croquet Set
  • Dishwasher
  • Entrance, Grand
  • Fishing
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Fridge, extra
  • Garden Furniture
  • Heating, Central
  • Heating, underfloor
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Logs, initial supply
  • 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
One of the front facing bedrooms with a view overlooking the lawnAn en-suite bathroom at the front of the houseThe five bedrooms in the main section of the house have zip-and-link bedsAnother exceptional en-suite bathroomThree of the bedrooms are situated with front-facing viewsThere is one en-suite shower room availableAnother zip-and-link bedroom in the magnificent mansionThis is the one private bathroom in the main section of the houseA twin-bedded room in the wing section of the houseA twin-bedded room in the wing section of the houseThis is one of two family bathrooms in the wing section of the house

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 18

The 5 principal 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. The four other bedrooms are also on this floor, but have not been modernised. They include 2 double rooms and 2 twin-bedded rooms, which share 2 bathrooms.

  • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
  • 3 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 2 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 2 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Shower Room
This is your view of this magnificent mansion in Moray on arrivalThe Scottish mansion house is located near Forres in Moray Ample parking to the front of the mansionFollow the sweeping drive up to this impressive holiday house.Ideal for self catering holidays for large groups in ScotlandYou will cross this historic bridge on arrival and departure

Grounds & Surrounds

Set within an enclosed area of grounds, there is an impressive 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.


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 heating, with initial supply of logs included within the rental.

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.


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!


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
A distillery tour is a must and this one is of the nearest to the houseBrodie Castle is nearby and the grounds are open year round


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.

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 Excellent 

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 Great 

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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