Dalvrecht Manse

Tomintoul, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 941103)

Features

  • Sleeps 8 people

  • 4 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    Mr Coltman

    “The combination of the 'country house' facilities and the location made for a fantastic holiday!”

    ! The house is bordered by the River Avon to the front and a forest to the rear which amplifies the sense of isolation, seclusion and re-engagement with nature. Wildlife is present in abundance from pheasants in the garden upon our arrival to the nesting housemartins in the roof eaves to the deer casually walking across the adjacent field. Peaceful, tranquil and restful are adjectives that describe our experience perfectly!!! Although weather was not consistently kind, this did not detract from ...

    ! The house is bordered by the River Avon to the front and a forest to the rear which amplifies the sense of isolation, seclusion and re-engagement with nature. Wildlife is present in abundance from pheasants in the garden upon our arrival to the nesting housemartins in the roof eaves to the deer casually walking across the adjacent field. Peaceful, tranquil and restful are adjectives that describe our experience perfectly!!! Although weather was not consistently kind, this did not detract from our experience in any way. The entertainment facilities cater for the reader/listener/watcher having a varied library, radio + sky TV (in two rooms with bonus sky cinema) although sitting on the numerous window box seats was equally pleasurable. The enclosed setting meant the children + dog were able to explore/play without fear of escape (more so the dog). The house is 45 mins from Aviemore but is situated so exploration to the north/east is easy. Spey Head is 80 mins away but worth the journey as is the 40 mins to Balmoral especially using the single track road (with passing places) bypassing Ballater. The house is well equipped with a fabulous 'old world' kitchen including an oil fuelled Aga and plentiful apparel making holiday catering so much less of a bind, a well functioning heating system and sufficient interior and exterior space that a game of hide and seek can last a while!! If you appreciate nature/isolation I would not hesitate to recommend Dalvrecht Manse - we are planning a return...….

The property

Tomintoul 5 miles.

This superb detached Manse dates back to 1844 and has been sympathetically refurbished over the years with it today being a wonderful retreat to holiday in the area.

Dalvrecht Manse is situated in a quiet highland glen, beside the River Avon, two miles from the village of Tomintoul, close to Grantown-On-Spey.

Surrounded by stunning unspoilt scenery and an abundance of wildlife, the property has been tastefully presented and invites a warm, homely and welcoming feel.

Retaining many of its original features such as the working shutters and beautiful fireplaces, it also benefits from modern day amenities, including WiFi and Sky TV.

The four bedrooms are all on the upper floor along with an impressively large bathroom and a contemporary shower room.

The ground floor offers two sitting rooms that are extremely comfortable, one with a woodburning stove and one with an open fire, and the spacious dining room is where the whole family can enjoy home cooked meals together.

The well-equipped farmhouse style kitchen benefits from having an AGA range and all the necessary equipment to make guests feel at home.

In the warmer weather the fabulous garden will be very popular with guests who may choose a cosy corner to read a book in, or sit on the patio with a morning coffee.

If you go through the iron gate at the end of the lawned area you can access yet another lower seating area with direct views to the river and surrounding countryside.

It maybe difficult to leave the Manse but this quiet corner of the Cairngorms National Park provides easy access to some great outdoor pursuits.

For fishermen, the rivers and lochs are easy to access and walkers have an abundance of pathways and trails to follow.

Mountain bikers are also spoilt for choice with the close proximity of the Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trail Centre and the Lecht downhill mountain bike area.

As this property is in the heart of the Malt Whisky Trail, you may also wish to experience some whisky sampling at one of the many distilleries in the area.

Whatever you do, returning to this charming holiday home will be an absolute joy at the end of a busy day.

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 2 x super king-size double (one zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double, 1 x children’s bunks
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility with boot room
  • Dining room (seats 8)
  • Sitting room (seats 4) with open fire
  • Second sitting room (seats 4) with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Oil-fired AGA range cooker, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for woodburning stove and open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front terrrace
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and stone terrace with furniture next to river
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles
  • Note: A river runs at the far end of the garden below the terrace, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Upper children's bunk bed is only suitable for children between 6 - 12 and both bunk beds have a height restriction of 5'3
  • Note: Max 6 adults and 2 children.

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About the location

TOMINTOUL

Grantown-On-Spey 14 miles; Elgin 38 miles.

An attractive village nestling on the northern slopes of the Cairngorms National Park, at 1160ft Tomintoul boasts the title of Highest Village in the Highlands. Tomintoul offers several shops, cafes and pubs, a well-stocked local store and post office, a good quality restaurant, and is situated on the main road between Royal Deeside and the Highlands, making it an excellent base for exploring all that the region has to offer. There is stunning scenery, the renowned Whisky and Castle trails, mountain biking at the Glenlivet bike trails, fishing, shooting, walks along the Speyside trail, or ski at nearby Lecht & Aviemore - the choice is yours!

Note: Upper children's bunk bed only suitable for children over the age of 6.
Note: Max 6 adults and 2 children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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