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Kyllachy House

Tomatin, The Highlands
Sleeps 18
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms 7
Change Sun
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Four Poster
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful mansion house perfect for large groups up to 18
  • Brimming with original features, open fires and quirky décor
  • Fantastic billiard room and social areas for special occasions
  • Surrounded by magnificent gardens, woodlands and valleys
  • Enjoy salmon fishing in the River Findhorn, moments from the doorstep
  • All-weather tennis court available on the grounds
Property code: CA203

This spectacular Victorian sporting lodge offers the wow-factor. Surrounded by 1800 acres of pretty gardens this impressive accommodation is perfect for large groups celebrating a special occasion. House now available to parties of 6 up to and including March '21 (excluding festive weeks) at a discount rent.

Overlooking the River Findhorn, this Victorian sporting lodge is set amongst 1,800 acres of stunning grounds, including immaculate gardens, native woodland and rugged moors. The property itself dates back to 1886 and has been lovingly renovated to maintain several original features, with south facing views across the valley. Sleeping 18 guests across 12 comfortable bedrooms, it’s a haven for parties of guests seeking adventure without scrimping on comfort.

The property is bursting with period charm and grandeur, featuring traditional details such as wooden panelling, open fires and decorative accessories that hint of the property’s rich sporting history. From vintage rugs to ornate cornicing, each room has a different feel and is furnished accordingly with antique furniture and artwork. Elegant and impressive, it is ideal for celebrations with loved ones as it has everything you need to wine and dine up to 20 guests in style.

Step inside to discover a majestic hall complete with a grand staircase, roaring open fire and beautiful stained-glass window. This really sets the scene for the rest of the ground floor, which has plenty of space for socialising including an impressive drawing room complete with a wood burner, comfy seating and wooden arched windows. The kitchen has a surprisingly contemporary twist, equipped with all the gadgets and worktop space you need to cook up a storm, such as an additional oven to complement the classic AGA-style oven. Dinner is a glamorous affair in the formal dining room, which has the perfect atmosphere for enjoying delicious food and good wine. With a night cap in hand, guests can enjoy a spot of healthy competition in the billiards room or a game of table tennis in the conservatory.

Climbing the magnificent staircase to the first floor, you are immediately greeted by an array of comfortable bedrooms. In keeping with the character of the house, they are thoughtfully furnished and charmingly decorated. Two of the bedrooms have a handy en-suite, and families will find the twin bedroom particularly useful as it leads through a single bedroom to a bathroom.

You’ll feel like a Scottish Laird on the second floor, as the sloped ceilings and turrets have stunning views as far as they eye can see. Choose from four snug bedrooms, which share two fabulous bathrooms that will prove irresistible after a hard day of exploring.

A self-contained annexe tucked on the side of the property provides a further three cosy bedrooms, two of which are accessed via a staircase.

The private garden is a treat for guests of all ages with immaculate lawns, pretty gardens and even an all-weather tennis court. Don your walking boots and set off to investigate the scenic trails through native woodland, spotting wildlife as you go. The banks of the river Findhorn are brilliant for fishing, so why not arrange to have a ghillie (a fishing attendant) help you catch some fresh salmon.

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

  • 12 bedrooms – 5 doubles, 6 twins, 1 single
  • Maximum party  size, including infants, 18
  • 7 bathrooms – 1 annexe bathroom, 4 en-suite bathrooms, 2 separate bathrooms, 3 separate WC
  • Aga, chest freezer, fridge, electric oven, induction hob, microwave, 2 dishwashers, 2 washing machines
  • Open fires – logs included
  • TV with Freeview
  • Limited Wi-Fi available
  • Billiard room, table tennis
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Private garden
  • Ample parking available
  • Nearest village with grocery shop, 3 miles

Tucked away in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, this quintessential village is famous for one thing in particular – whisky. The Tomatin distillery is just 6.5 miles away from the property, offering tasting tours and even a chance to bottle your own. The village is set on the banks of the beautiful River Findhorn, which offers ample salmon fishing and bird watching opportunities.

Nature lovers and keen walkers alike will be pleased to find that the Cairngorms National Park can be accessed within 5 miles, easily reached via the A9. Described as a ‘natural playground', the park has plenty to offer including scenic hikes, 12 golf courses, water sports, winter sports and even a bridge based bungee jump for the ultimate adrenaline rush. The park spans over 1,748 square miles, so be sure to contact the visitor centre before you plan your itinerary. A leisurely drive is well worth the journey if you fancy a change from cooking, as there are several delicious eateries between Carrbridge 9.5 miles away and Aviemore 15.5 miles away. Tantalise your taste buds with some top-notch scran be it authentic Scottish cuisine, or something more exotic such as something sizzling from a tandoori oven.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Rev Merton August 2019

The house and location were ideal for our family holiday week. The house is grand but has a relaxed, lived-in feel which made it easy for parents and children to relax. The tennis court, kitchen and showers are luxurious features. The kitchen is very well equipped. On the other hand, some of the decor of the bedrooms and some of the carpets are tirRead moreed, even shabby. There is WiFi, but the service is very poor. The gardens and wider estate are marvellous for walking and playing in. The wider countryside in the local valley is beautiful and great for walking and cycling. The house is also a great base from which to explore the wider Highlands. Overall, this house provides lots of accommodation for a reasonable price. Hide

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