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Dalvey House

(Ref. 948705)

Forres, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


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  • 18 Guests

  • 9 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "I invited my family, with grandchildren, 18 in all, to Scotland to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary."

    Everything was perfect. The house was enormous, comfortable, beautifully decorated and cosy. The bedrooms were spacious and the showers very good. Because we had eight children in our party, I greatly appreciated the surfaces of the antique wooden furniture having protective covers. We enjoyed, not only the luxury of this house, but the atmosphere. Simply breathtaking.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday and Dalvey House was a very important part of that."

    It is by far the most comfortable holiday house I ever visited and will set a hard to beat standard for my future holidays. I would especially like to give praise to the building management team, who went above and beyond in their efforts to ensure a most pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Ulrich5.0Apr 2023

  • "The house is beautiful, striking and comfortable."

    There is something beautiful everywhere. The grounds are gorgeous. Very well appointed and Kate was a marvelous host. We had the best time.

    Reviewed by Ocean5.0Apr 2019

  • "Dalvey House was a perfect place for the two week holiday for our family group of 18."

    Lots of room to spread out on this beautiful house. Kate and John were so very nice and helpful. All of us hated to leave. If we ever get the chance to gather again in Scotland, this house would be our first choice.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had an excellent family holiday."

    The house was a significant contribution to the enjoyment

    Reviewed by Allan4.8Apr 2017

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  • Nine bedrooms: 4 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x double, 2 x twin
  • Three bathrooms with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • First floor WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with adjoining TV room
  • Snug with multi-purpose games table
  • Reception hall with seating
  • Drying/boot room with WC.
  • Oil central heating
  • Two electric ovens and electric hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with seating areas
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Sorry no pets
  • Shops and pub 3 miles
  • A function room is available on request at a cost with the owner, information on application
  • Note: Catering service available by prior arrangement and at an additional cost
  • Note: The owner has an office attached the property which is used between the hours of 10am and 4pm weekdays
  • There is also a housekeeper on site between these hours
  • Due to the nature of this old house and its size and thick wall structure and with large groups using multiple devices to connect to our wifi/internet it can struggle to meet this demand
  • Please note: This property only accepts booking Friday - Monday or 7 night bookings from Saturday - Saturday.

The property

Forres 3 miles.

This truly elegant Adam style mansion stands regally in stunning landscaped grounds, close to Forres, one of Scotland’s oldest small towns.

Dalvey House is ideal for a large family or group of friends who want a luxury holiday together, whether it is to celebrate a special event or simply to spend time together exploring this beautiful part of Scotland.

A long and impressive drive leads through the grounds and over a bridge crossing the Muckle Burn, where you will get your first glimpse of Dalvey House, sure to take your breath away!

An impressive wood panelled reception hall has a cosy seating area.

The stylish sitting room simply oozes comfort and taste and has access through to a lovely TV room where guests can relax and watch their favourite programme away from the hustle and bustle.

There is also a separate snug with comfortable sofas and bean bags.

A contemporary and very well-equipped kitchen allows meals to be prepared with ease and the oak lined dining room is a fabulous place for a celebratory meal together.

There are nine bedrooms in total offering great flexibility with four benefiting from en-suite facilities.

From the windows the peaceful and lovely open views add to the relaxed and gentle ambience of this stunning property.

Although a historic house, it does offer up-to-date facilities such as WiFi, and Sky TV.

Close by there is plenty to do to keep everyone busy and families will really appreciate the great beaches at Nairn and Findhorn, just a few miles away.

For wildlife lovers a spot of dolphin watching has to be on the 'to do' list so why not take a trip to Chanory Point where they can be seen tumbling and leaping from the shoreline, or book a boat out onto the Moray Firth to see them at close quarter?

Nearby Culbin Forest, which borders some lovely beaches offers fabulous cycle and walking routes or perhaps you just want to stay at home in your special mansion and luxuriate in the sheer comfort and charm that this unique holiday home brings.

Dalvey House is the perfect choice for a memorable stay in a wonderful house at any time of the year.

EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £0.

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About the location


Kinloss 3.5 miles; Findhorn 6 miles; Nairn 10 miles; Elgin 12.5 miles, Inverness 27 miles

The pretty town of Forres is one of Scotland's oldest small towns and boasts an array of historical monuments, museums and castles, as well as impressive parks and award winning gardens. Forres is an ideal starting point for exploring the Malt Whisky Trail being home to two of the Distilleries, and in close proximity to another five! Forres boasts two golf courses and some excellent fishing opportunities. Ideally placed for visiting the atmospheric fishing villages that are dotted along the north east coastline and just twenty seven miles from the capital of the Highlands, Inverness, it is a great base for a holiday. You can immerse yourself in history with Cawdor and Brodie Castles, Culloden Battlefield and Fort George all within easy reach. Alternatively, you can spend time at Findhorn enjoying the beach and looking for seals or a day's watersports finishing with a drink overlooking the bay whilst the sun goes down. A five minute drive from Forres will take you to Califer Hill Viewpoint, providing stunning views across the Moray Firth, Findhorn and beyond.