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Forres, Moray
Sleeps 15
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Secluded location gives this 17th Country House an island-like feel as it is situated with a Highland Estate
  • Beautifully decorated throughout with vibrant furnishings, traditional touches and modern facilities
  • Surrounded by stunning gardens that meander down to the River Findhorn
  • Walking from the doorstep
  • Roof terrace and sun porch make the perfect spot for admiring the views across the garden and out to sea
  • Sailing and water skiing may be available by arrangement with Findhorn Boat Centre - 10 miles
  • Forres 5 miles
Property code: CA039

This magnificent property is set in a secluded location with great access to 16 miles of beaches, perfect for a summer family getaway or celebration gathering.

If you’re looking to get away from it all and enjoy a quality break or special occasion with friends and family, this spectacular property has it all. Standing alone on Findhorn Bay, surrounded on two sides by water and sheltered by 5,000 acres of the Culbin Forest, this nine-bedroom home enjoys an idyllic setting. With miles of beaches just a short walk away and the Cairngorms within easy reach, this imposing house is the perfect base for explorers of all ages and can accommodate up to 15 people.

Dating from the 17th century, the property exudes elegance and style as you wander from room to room. Extensive refurbishment and redecoration over the years has ensured it has all the modern touches you would expect, while retaining its unique old-world charm. Traditional wood furniture and tasteful decor adds character, retaining a home-from-home feel throughout.

Entering through the spacious hallway, you’ll discover ample room on this floor to entertain, dine, or simply relax. The comfortable sofas and chairs in the sitting room invite you to settle down and unwind with a wee dram of your favourite tipple, while the open fire crackles. The drawing room offers an additional space to entertain guests, while the dining room provides a more formal place to enjoy a special meal together. For a more relaxed pace, guests can gather around the table in the large kitchen, while you cook up something delicious on the traditional AGA. Curl up with a book on the window seat in the sun porch and take a moment to yourself. Two of the property’s bedrooms are also to be found on the ground floor, making things a little easier for less mobile guests.

Heading upstairs to the first floor, you’ll find seven cosy and welcoming bedrooms which have been decorated in warm and neutral tones to create a relaxing atmosphere and a restful night. There are also four bathrooms and WCs on this level. From this floor, head outside onto the roof terrace and soak up the peace and tranquillity of your surroundings as you take in views over the garden and bay.

There is plenty of space to play, roam or relax in the large garden, which was once open to the public and features an avenue of Irish yews leading down to the sea.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 9 bedrooms - 3 doubles, 3 singles and 3 twin bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with WC, 1 bathroom with seperate shower and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 bathroom with bath and WC
  • 2 separate WCs (1 ground floor and 1 first floor)
  • Aga, electric Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Open fire - logs included
  • TV, DVD, stereo
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Regret no pets
  • Two hours of domestic assistance two days per week included
  • Extra housekeeping and/or help with cooking available on a daily basis by arrangement and extra charge.
  • Nearest shops are 5 miles away in Forres

The peaceful location of this home allows you and your guests to step away from your busy schedules and really immerse yourself in Scottish life. Just a short walk from your front door are beaches that extend for 16 miles along the coast to Nairn, perfect for a day out with a picnic. Findhorn Bay is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is a haven for seals, ospreys and migratory birds, so be sure to have your camera handy. Head 5 miles west to the pretty town of Forres, which was mentioned in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Hop on one of the many pleasure boats in its harbour or take a wander around the museum there. Keen golfers will also enjoy the local course here, along with many others in the surrounding area. The famous Speyside whisky Trail can be joined nearby and takes in seven world-famous working distilleries - a must for the older members of the group. Explore the historic Brodie Castle (6 miles) and its Playful Garden, which is full of excitement for all ages. For a more adventurous day, the Cairngorms National Park is 27 miles away and offers a range of activities from hiking and climbing to mountain biking and horse riding.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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