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Sleeps 18 adults Bedrooms 9 Bathrooms 7 Pets Not accepted Region Morayshire Town/village Forres
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Magnificent Adam Mansion, near Forres (145B)

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, family sitting room and functional kitchen, with the 9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms on the floor above.

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 entrance hall and snug always proves popularThe drawing room offers a formal living spaceSit back and enjoy teaThe family sitting room is great for children or as a function roomThe family sitting room also houses a pool tableSeating 16 to 18 people in styleThe compact practical kitchen is next door

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).

  • Cooker
  • 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
  • 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
Room 1 is the first of the 5 zip-and-link bedrooms availableEn-suite bathroom to room 1Room 2 also has views over the front lawnThis is the en-suite bathroom for room 2Room 3 enjoys a front view over the front lawnRoom 4 is the bedroom with an en-suite shower roomThe one en-suite shower room available for room 4Room 5 is another double or twin bedroomEn-suite bathroom for bedroom no 5Room 6, one of the twin rooms in the wing sectionOne of two shared bathrooms in the wing sectionRoom 7, another of the twin rooms in the wing section

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 18

Accommodation is provided for a group of 18 adults in 9 bedrooms, with 6 bathrooms and 1 shower room, as follows:

First floor, front section – room 1, master bedroom with zip-and-link bed for double or twin use, with TV (Freeview), with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; room 2, bedroom with zip-and-link bed for double or twin use, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; room 3, bedroom with zip-and-link bed for double or twin use, with private bathroom opposite; allocated bathroom, includes bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; room 4, bedroom with zip-and-link bed for double or twin use, with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin; room 5, bedroom with zip-and-link bed for double or twin use, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin;

First Floor, rear wing section - room 6, twin bedroom, with two single beds; bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; room 7, twin bedroom, with two single beds; w.c, with w.c and wash hand basin; room 8, double bedroom, with double bed; bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin; room 9, double bedroom, with double bed.

Additional staff quarters are available, please contact us for further information

  • 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
The magnificent mansion in Moray on arrivalYou can turn left or right to leave the houseThe Scottish mansion house is located near Forres in MorayThe holiday house is bigger than you think it is Ample parking to the front of the mansionYou will cross this historic bridge on arrival and departureIn early summer there is great colour to be found in the gardenThere are pleasant enclosed grounds to enjoy

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.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen, towels, electricity and heating, with initial supply of logs included within the rental.

Notes & Warnings

With own external access, comfortable accommodation suitable for staff/cooks use (2 linked doubles with shared bathroom), please contact us if you wish to add this to your booking, additional charges apply.

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.

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.

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

Please be aware that the piano at the property is unused and not tuned on a regular basis, and is more a decorative item than a functional playing piano. Guests are welcome to play the piano, but for those wishing to arrange a musical event, then the provision of a professional keyboard may be more appropriate.

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


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
Dallas Dhu distillery is one of many to visitBrodie Castle is open to the publicTake a drive across Dava moorDiscover the Moray Firth fishing villages like Portsoy


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.

14th January 2019 Excellent 

The house was incredible and perfect for our festive celebration, thank you. From the chef who cooked us a beautiful 3 course dinner with locally sourced ingredients, to the piper who played during our drinks reception; the house was perfect. Thank you!

Service rating : Thanks for giving us top marks and we're glad to have been able to help.

Product : Your time there sounds magical. I imagine it's already putting ideas in other people's heads over what's possible when renting a large holiday home. From the sounds of it, they don't need to be pipe dreams...!

3rd November 2018 Excellent 

The property was fabulous! With as grand a home as it was, everything also felt homey and comfortable. First, the house was absolutely beautiful - it was an honor to stay in a place so incredible - and the grounds were in full fall color, with gorgeous views of the property out of each window. The beds were extremely comfortable, with lovely and interesting furnishings in the rooms. The bathrooms were recently remodeled, truly lovely in keeping with the home. (My husband raves about the shower and the towel warmers.) The kitchen had also recently been beautifully remodeled and had multiples of everything we needed. After touring each day, we loved coming back to the home to play games by the fire, play billiards in the game room, or simply sit and chat in the living room. While the season in which we visited didn't allow for much outdoor play, the home had plenty of options available. Also important was a very clear binder in each room that introduced us to the house, its history, how it worked, the area, etc. We've rented many homes and not all give such clear and useful instructions, something that may seem small, but does make a difference in your comfort in using what is available.

Service rating : That's great to hear, thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback.

Product : We love that you loved your holiday. You'll just have to return for a second helping!

20th October 2018 Excellent 

Elegant, spacious and warm. Excellent home to base oneself. Beds were very comfortable and good water pressure in the showers.

Service rating : Thanks so much, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Product : Sounds like you had a great time at the mansion, I'll pass your comments onto the owner, perhaps we can tempt you into a return visit?

30th August 2018 Excellent 

the place was amazing we lived like kings and queens for a week

Glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves and got into the spirit of holidaying in a historic home! We look forward to welcoming you back one day.

4th January 2018 Excellent 

What an amazing property, just what we needed. Homely, clean and very spacious.

Service rating : Many thanks for your review, we're delighted you found the service informative and rates us five stars. We hope to continue to help with any future trips on the cards!

Product : Totally agree that this is an amazing holiday home - I was lucky enough to visit myself! So glad you had a great time it sounds like you had a lovely trip!

9th July 2017 Excellent 

Very characterful house with the owners' history and family involvement still present in a way that added to the experience. So spacious that there was room to be with everyone or no one at all depending on your mood. Gardens very well tended.

Service rating : Many thanks for your feedback, great that you found our booking process straightforward and website accurate. As indicated on all of our paperwork the quickest method for receipt and return of the GHD bond, is by debit or credit card (no surcharge for debit card)

Having checked your account we can see you selected to pay by BACS, which is returned by cheque unless bank details are supplied as requested. Although we aim to do this as quickly as possible, it sometimes takes a little longer to obtain the relevant signatories. However I can see that your refund was issued within the expected time frame following your departure and this should be with you in the post shortly. 

Product : So pleased you rated this characteristic mansion five stars, it sounds like everyone had a lovely time enjoying the spacious property and it's grounds. 

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! 

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.

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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