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Tomatin House

Tomatin, The Highlands
Sleeps 15
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 5
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Magnificent country house perfect for large family get-togethers
  • Plenty of separate rooms for guests' peace and privacy
  • Huge gardens that are ideal for lawn games
  • Lovely traditional kitchen with four-oven AGA
  • Plenty of opportunities for keen cyclists to explore the National Cycle Network
  • Fishing on the River Findhorn and whisky distillery tours can be organised
Property code: CA386

Set in a secluded location, this vast property is perfect for a large family getaway exploring the magnificent Scottish countryside, whilst still only 15 miles from Inverness.

Dating back to the 17th century, this impressive house is set within extensive grounds and makes a wonderful base for a large family holiday or a group gathering. With ample space for up to 15 guests, this beautiful property is ideally situated in mixed woodland just 5 miles from the Cairngorms National Park and with the historic city of Inverness within easy reach along the A9 (15 miles). This is an idyllic spot, with the River Findhorn running past the house, and you may spot red squirrels, roe deer, ospreys or otters along the riverbank.


This attractive, welcoming and elegant property has been gradually enlarged and updated to ensure you enjoy a comfortable and relaxing holiday. The house offers a range of beautifully proportioned rooms, with delightfully decorated and stylishly furnished living areas – many with open fires, making this a fantastic setting for a special occasion. There are also nine cosy bedrooms, many with wonderful views over the beautiful gardens.


On entering this grand but not imposing holiday retreat, you will find yourself in the light and attractive hallway. From here you will find the spacious main drawing room which features a lovely open fire, a piano, plenty of comfortable seating and a large bay window letting the light in. Exploring the ground floor further, there is an additional lounge, again with plenty of seating and an open fire, as well as a TV and a choice of books to peruse. The delightful dining room is perfect for enjoying a special family meal which you can prepare in the fully equipped and stylishly designed kitchen. The kitchen also has a useful breakfast table which is ideal for less formal meals. The ground floor also includes a playroom, larder, butler’s pantry, laundry room and cloakroom.


Going upstairs, there are nine cosy and charmingly furnished bedrooms to be found on the first floor, many with dressing tables and plenty of storage space. The master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom, and there’s also a double room, four twin rooms and three single rooms.


Stepping outside, there’s plenty of space in the garden for children to play and explore. The lawn makes an idyllic backdrop for a competitive game of croquet or tennis, or you can simply sit back and enjoy the views along with a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. Fishing can be arranged on the nearby River Findhorn, and the area is ideal for guests seeking to take part in a full range of outdoor activities.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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

  • 9 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double, 3 singles, 4 twins
  • 5 bathrooms - 1 downstairs bathroom with WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with WC, 2 bathroom with separate shower and WC, 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven, oil fired four-oven AGA, fridge, chest freezer, 2 dishwashers, microwave
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Open fires - with complimentary fuel included
  • TV with satellite service, DVD player and video, stereo
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large private garden with garden furniture
  • Honesty telephone
  • 4 dogs welcome
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shop 1 mile

This is a great base for groups who enjoy cycling, walking or angling, and is within easy reach of the Daviot-Carrbridge-Cawdor cycling circuit, Dunlichity Trout Fishery (15 miles) and the beautiful Loch Moy (5 miles). Among local attractions are the popular Tomatin Distillery (1.5 miles), the mysterious 1,000-year-old Bronze Age Clava Cairns (16 miles) and the site of the 1745 Battle of Culloden (15.5 miles).

The house is also close to the vibrant and bustling city of Inverness (17 miles), which offers a fabulous variety of great restaurants, pubs, art galleries and independent shops, with plenty of attractions including Inverness Castle, St Andrew's Cathedral, the Eden Court Theatre and Cinema and the Hall of Names.

There are also opportunities for activities including sailing, canoeing, kayaking and golf. Heading into the vast Cairngorms National Park, you will find the pretty village of Carrbridge (10 miles), home of the Landmark Forest Adventure Park and a stunning 18-hole golf course. Carrbridge is home to the Strathspey Railway, and also hosts the Scottish Open Chainsaw Carving Championship and the World Porridge Making Championship. Aviemore (16 miles), also in the Cairngorms, is an ideal base for mountaineers and nature-lovers. Heading a little further afield, you can explore the fabled Loch Ness (24 miles).

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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