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What Oliver loves…
- Experience a glimspe of royalty in this unquie and timeless Manor
- Baronial Mansion is fabulously positioned so guests can enjoy everything from sightseeing to whisky tasting
- Kisd will love exploring the grounds and plenty of open space to run around in
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This large holiday home is a magnificent, imposing Baronial mansion house, built-in 1890s, surrounded by mature woodland with access to a delightful river walk.
The house faces northeast and has an open view across fields, whilst the views from the drawing-room, and dining room, as well as the two main bedrooms, look east/south-east towards the Cromarty Firth.
The house is divided into three sections with the main section available for letting on a self-catering basis for 10 adults.
The property has retained much of its historical charm, including turrets, parapets and decor that incorporates antique furnishings with the comforts of modern day living.
The entrance opens up into the great hall, which boasts a grand piano and a large open fire. Moving through to the formal drawing room you'll find a comfortable seating area which is great for socializing.
To the other side of the Hall can be found the grand dining room with a large gas fuelled log-fire and a large formal dining table to seat everyone.
More entertainment rooms include the TV lounge and a library bar which, in addition to the cocktail bar with fridge has a full-sized snooker table, darts board and a wide variety of books. In addition there is an equipped gym with sauna and shower. There is also a delightfully bright and elegant music room housing a Bechstein grand piano ( key on request), electric organ and other musical instruments. The walls of the room carry the portriats and pictures of the past Lairds of the Dalmore Estate.
If you want to cook up a banquet without any hassle, the spacious well-equipped kitchen has a gas cooker and oven, a microwave, twin fridge/freezers, wine fridge and a dishwasher.
There is long breakfast table with seating for eight guests for relaxed dining in front the wood burning stove. Adjacent is a laundry room with washing machine and drier. Downstairs between the Hall and the dining room you'll also find the Arabian styled guest toilet.
Up the grand staircase onto the galleried landing there are five bedrooms, all with large windows allowing light to flood in. The first is an impressive master bedroom with a comfortable four-poster bed, an en-suite bathroom with a tiled walk in bath with shower over and a WC, and an en-suite dressing room.
Three more beautifully furnished bedrooms have double four-poster beds, one with an en-suite bathroom with a bath with a shower attachment, and another with en-suite shower and a WC. The third four-poster room shares the bathroom with the family room having access from the corridor.
The family room includes a queen size four-poster bed, two small beds for children and one cot for an infant. This bedroom boasts a wonderful en-suite family bathroom including a bath with a shower over and a WC. There is good wi-fi and bluetooth speakers in most rooms.
In addition larger groups may wish to use an additional private suite of two double bedrooms with shared shower/ WC room. Each bedroom is available for weekly rental with additional payment.
Private lawns surround this property and front of the dining room there is a sun terrace with outdoor furniture and tables and adjacent stands a covered pergola with gas fired BBQ and seating for 6.
The garden features a children's play area with play equipment including a zip wire to keep them entertained. There is also badminton and croquet for the slightly older guests. There is access to the surrounding woods with private steps down to the river offering delightful riverside walks to the town , or the sea or the nearby eponymous distillery. Adjacent to the top of the steps is a viewpoint with seating offering a wonderful river view.
What you should know…
- There is an onsite housekeeper, making it easy to ask any question during your stay
Start your celebration in style amidst rich decor and furnishings and palatial rooms. Elegance exudes from every corner of this Baronial highland retreat. This large holiday home is a magnificent imposing Baronial mansion house, built in 1809, surrounded by mature woodland with access to a delightful river walk.
- Grand hall with a wood-burning stove and comfortable sofas
- Elegant drawing room with elegant furniture and delightful views over the grounds
- TV room with comfortable sofas
- Games room with full sized pool table and open fire
- Traditional dining room for 8 people
- Fully equipped kitchen with 5 hobs and double oven, plus microwave and breakfast area for 7 people
- Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
- Bedroom with four poster double bed, with separate access door; shower room, with shower cabinet and w.c only
- Bedroom with four poster double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin
- Bedroom with queen size four-poster bed, two small beds for children, one cot for an infant with en-suite shared family bathroom (bath with shower over, w.c. and wash hand basin)
- Bedroom with four poster double bedroom sharing bathroom with the twin bedroom but with separate access.
- Bedroom with double bed, with private shower room (this room is extra on request)
- 9 acres of grounds
- Large lawned area
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Plenty of parking is available outside the property. Parking for 6 cars
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- DVD player
- Sky TV
- Cot and high chair
- Grand piano
- Fishing rights on the River Averon which runs alongside the grounds. The Alness Angling Club now control the salmon and sea trout fishing on two beats of the river near to the house as well as the estuary below. The 5-year average for the the club’s own waters - Beats 2,3 and the estuary - is 136 salmon and grille and 44 sea trout. Guests are welcome to use the river within the rules of the Club. Two rods will be available on request.
Set within 9 acres of grounds, including a large lawned area to the front and side and enclosed by woodlands. Access if the by the main drive, whilst the side drive is used by the housekeeper and residents of the other apartment. There is adequate parking for 6 cars.
It is located 20 miles north-west of Inverness, on the outskirts of Alness. There is a supermarket, shops and pubs in the village whilst Inverness have a greater range available. Ross-shire is known for its mild dry climate compared to the rest of Scotland. Dolphin watching is one of the main attractions of the area and can be seen in the Cromarty Firth, at Chanonry Point or in a Dolphin Watch boat.
|Nearest Airport 2||
|Nearest Ferry Port||
Cromarty Ferry Terminal
The Eating Plaice
Alness Shoe Bar
Alness Golf Club
Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in the Highlands
Get ready to embark on a whimsical journey to the Scottish Highlands with Oliver's Travels, where fabulous, characterful homes await in this rugged and enchanting slice of northern Scotland. Mist-shrouded mountains, deep-blue lochs and ancient castles are the name of the game. It is like stepping into a fantasy novel, but with fewer dragons and more kilts!
First up on our Highland hit-list is Ben Nevis, standing at a whopping 1,345 metres. Climbers and hikers worldwide flock to its trails, ready to conquer the mountain and be rewarded with the most incredible views. If you are not up for an epic uphill battle, fear not! The Great Glen Way offers a more chilled stroll along the Caledonian Canal, connecting Fort William and Inverness. It is like a leisurely stroll through nature, with bonus canal vibes.
Now, who hasn't heard of Loch Ness? Home to historic castles such as Urquhart Castle, this legendary spot invites you to channel your inner detective and search for Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Nessie might be shy, but the views are anything but! You will enjoy ruins, mystery and just maybe, a friendly monster waving from the depths.
Inverness, the unofficial Highland capital, is where historic charm meets modern pizzazz. The River Ness weaves through the city, tickling the feet of Victorian buildings. It is a sophisticated dance of old and new. You can stroll along the riverbanks, explore Inverness Castle and soak up the local vibes at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Heading west is the hidden treasure of Plockton which boasts landscapes so picturesque, you will think you are in a watercolour painting. Whitewashed cottages add a touch of charm and the sheltered bay is the perfect spot for daydreaming. You can take a boat trip to nearby islands or just bask in the coastal serenity. In Fort Augustus, where the Caledonian Canal plays meet and greet with Loch Ness, boating and water-based antics abound. The locks of Fort Augustus are like a watery staircase, a fascinating engineering marvel that turns boat journeys into a spectacle.
The Highland Folk Museum near Newtonmore invites you to step back in time. This living history museum spills the secrets with reconstructed buildings, costumed interpreters and demonstrations of age-old crafts. Another wonder, Eilean Donan Castle is a real-life fairytale fortress perched on a tiny island where three lochs have a meet-up. It is so postcard-perfect that even Hollywood could not resist its charm. History buffs and Instagram enthusiasts, this one is for you!
Of course, we cannot forget the whisky. The Highlands are the holy grail for whisky aficionados. Glenlivet and Glenfiddich distilleries open their doors for guided tours, where you will learn the magic behind crafting Scotch whisky. Sip, swirl and savour – it is a Highland happy hour!
Whether you are scaling castles, conquering peaks, fishing, boating or just lounging by a loch, the Scottish Highlands invites you to a land where nature and history come together in a brilliant way. It is a timeless tale that leaves you in awe. Step into the magic as adventure awaits!
Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.
But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide – so read on and enjoy!
At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||£500 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||4 pm|
|Departure time||9 am|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, Bed linen, and towels are included in the rental price.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in rental price.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes, included in rental price.|
|Internet access?||Yes, Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price (please remember that it is a rural connection and so it may not be as strong as it is at home!)|
|Minimum stay||7 nights|
|Pets welcome?||On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of £20 per pet per week will apply (paid locally, max of 2 pets welcome).|
|Smoking Allowed?||Not permitted.|
|Tax||Included in the rental price.|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Stag and Hen bookings, may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Please note there is an apartment for the housekeeper to the rear and a further residential apartment to the side, both of which have their own drive to the side of the building.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023||£1,994|
|Dec 23rd 2023 - Dec 30th 2023||£3,875|
|Dec 30th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024||£3,875|
|Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024||£1,994|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024||£2,489|
|Apr 13th 2024 - May 18th 2024||£2,454|
|May 18th 2024 - May 25th 2024||£2,712|
|May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024||£3,176|
|Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024||£2,454|
|Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024||£2,712|
|Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024||£2,740|
|Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024||£2,768|
|Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024||£3,501|
|Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024||£3,432|
|Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||£2,819|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024||£2,502|
|Sep 21st 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024||£2,454|
|Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024||£1,994|
|Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024||£3,875|
|Dec 28th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025||£3,875|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023||€2,171|
|Dec 23rd 2023 - Dec 30th 2023||€4,220|
|Dec 30th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024||€4,220|
|Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024||€2,171|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024||€2,711|
|Apr 13th 2024 - May 18th 2024||€2,672|
|May 18th 2024 - May 25th 2024||€2,953|
|May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024||€3,459|
|Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024||€2,672|
|Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024||€2,953|
|Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024||€2,983|
|Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024||€3,014|
|Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024||€3,812|
|Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024||€3,737|
|Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||€3,070|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024||€2,725|
|Sep 21st 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024||€2,672|
|Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024||€2,171|
|Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024||€4,220|
|Dec 28th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025||€4,220|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023||$2,367|
|Dec 23rd 2023 - Dec 30th 2023||$4,600|
|Dec 30th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024||$4,600|
|Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024||$2,367|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024||$2,955|
|Apr 13th 2024 - May 18th 2024||$2,913|
|May 18th 2024 - May 25th 2024||$3,219|
|May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024||$3,770|
|Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024||$2,913|
|Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024||$3,219|
|Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024||$3,252|
|Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024||$3,285|
|Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024||$4,156|
|Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024||$4,074|
|Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||$3,347|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024||$2,970|
|Sep 21st 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024||$2,913|
|Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024||$2,367|
|Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024||$4,600|
|Dec 28th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025||$4,600|
Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
Surpassed our expectations
The house surpassed our expectations. It felt like a home not just a house. Very comfortable. Very well appointed. Well stocked.
Excellent, very responsive, couldn't have asked for better service.
Great family reunion
The Baronial Mansion was as inviting and ample as the online photos suggest, making for a great family reunion that included three generations from the States and from Inverness.
The trampoline and zip line in the back yard were an unexpected bonus for our youngest family members. Such a treat!
Memorable holiday with friends
The Baronial Mansion was like living in a National Trust property with all the quirky touches of it also being a family home. The on-site housekeeping staff meant it was easy to ask questions during our stay. The kids loved the grounds and open space to run around inside, with enough room for the 11 of us to have our own peace and quiet if needed. A great location for exploring the Highlands, and a memorable holiday with friends.
Absolut fatastic place
Absolut fatastic place, we enjoyed it very much. We felt very comfortale. Small thing but important was missing warm water and water pressure on the shower in the morning. But this didn't lower out satisfaction and all 10 like to come back again, asap.
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