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Elegant, up-market, uber luxury

Property Amenities

Wedding Chateaux & Villas
Wi-Fi/Internet access
All bedrooms en-suite
Ground floor bed & bath
Wheelchair Access

Kids & Teens

Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Walking/Hiking paths
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
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Overview of Cairns House

What Oliver loves…

  • Take over this huge estate for the weekend and host the party to end all parties.
  • This is very much a private house, not a hotel. You really are Lord or Lady of the Manor!
  • Bring your own alcohol for your event and save yourself a fortune.

What you should know…

  • Some bedrooms are substantially bigger than others so it's a bit of a pain working out where everyone sleeps.

Cairns House is a stunning mansion, recently fully refurbished to a luxury standard by the new owners. Sleeping 55 people in its 24 individually designed bedrooms, guests are truly pampered - whether relaxing in the many luxurious reception rooms, watching films in the home cinema or indulging in the sauna. When entertaining, there is arguably no finer venue than the grand ballroom.

Cairns House is available throughout the year and is ideal for family get-togethers, holidays, parties, weddings, business functions and team building exercises. Exclusive rental only.

Interior & Grounds

The house has undergone an extensive refurbishment lasting almost two years. As a result the mansion has been returned to its former glory. The rooms are spacious and elegant with light pouring in. The house has retained all the architectural elements that made the house stand out from its peers centuries ago - the original wood panelling, the vast fireplaces, the large windows.

Each room has been individually thought out, blending the best of traditional and contemporary design. Many pieces of furniture were bought at auction from London’s Savoy hotel, where they adorned some of the most luxurious accommodation in the capital.

The house stands in 15 acres of grounds with a river, woodlands and ancient trees. The principal rooms of the house all look on to formal gardens and the impressive vista includes no less than the second tallest tree in Scotland! These south facing gardens form a stunning backdrop to wedding photos.

The woodlands lead down to a stream and our own small private river. Walking down to the river is the perfect way to idle away a pleasant 20 minutes. We have croquet and boules, to allow you to enjoy the grounds to their full extent.

Map, Location & Local Information

Cutting clean through Scotland’s Great Glen from Inverness to Fort William, the Caledonian Canal covers 60 miles in length and is one of the greatest waterways in the world. The most famous section of water that forms part of the Caledonian Canal is Loch Ness. Iconic and legendary, Loch Ness boasts waters that are internationally renowned both for its beauty and for its myths. For the finest way to see Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal, enjoy a luxury cruise with Jacobite.

Culloden Battlefield is the scene of the last battle fought on British soil - a location famed for changing the way of life in the Highlands and Islands. Recently renovated, the new visitor and exhibition centre allows the historic story of Culloden to be told in an innovative way which appeals to all ages. Using interactive characters that witnessed or were involved in the battle and incorporating the latest historical and archaeological evidence, the visitor centre and exhibition tells the course of events through fresh eyes.

Fort George is a large 18th century fortress near Inverness with perhaps the mightiest artillery fortifications in Europe. Built on a barren spit of land jutting into the Moray Firth at Ardersier, the fortress has never been attacked, and has remained in continuous use as a garrison. Fort George still serves as army barracks and remains virtually unaltered. It is open to visitors with exhibits and recreations showing its use at different periods.

The Highlands of Scotland are blessed with an array of picturesque and romantic castles. Cawdor Castle is a superb fairy-tale Castle home of the Cawdor family to this day. It is located 15 miles outside of Inverness and has a magical name linked with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The atmospheric and historic ruins of Urquhart Castle overlook the water of Loch Ness, surrounded by some of Scotland’s most stunning Highland scenery. Home of the Clan Sutherland, Dunrobin Castle is set in magnificent formal gardens 1 hour from Inverness and contains an outstanding collection of paintings, furniture, tapestries and silver.

The Highlands of Scotland have a long and distinct cultural history, which is reflected in the work of the many artists based in the area. The region boasts a number of galleries exhibiting local and Scottish art.

Eden Court Theatre is a large theatre, cinema and arts venue situated in the centre of Inverness. The theatre has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and is now the largest combined arts centre in Scotland. With the reconstruction complete, the theatre now has two auditoriums, two cinemas and two performance/dance studios. The theatre's restaurant and bar facilities have also been totally overhauled and improved.

The Highlands of Scotland provide some of the best championship golf courses in the country, to suit every budget and all abilities. Nairn Dunbar is a formidable Championship links course, renowned for its openness and friendliness and for its technical challenge. Spey Valley Golf Course, located on the outskirts of Aviemore, opened during the spring of 2006 and is one of Scotland’s newest championship golfing venues. With the Cairngorm Mountains as a backdrop it is easy to see why the Spey Valley Golf course will prove to be a must play golfing venue. Royal Dornoch, located 45 miles north of Inverness, continues to be one of the most popular golf courses in Scotland. 

Located at the heart of the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation, EcoVentures offers an exhilarating and memorable boat trip experience, accompanied with the chance to catch a glimpse of the resident Bottlenose Dolphins. Experience the thrill aboard the high speed, offshore RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) and share firsthand the unique scenery, wildlife and history of the area.

The Cairngorms National Park, with Aviemore at its heart, is the perfect place for adventure in every sense. This is one of Europe's most beautiful wild places. Here there is a multitude of outdoor activities for you to enjoy including clay pigeon shooting, white water rafting, ice climbing, hill walking, mountain biking, wildlife watching, skiing, windsurfing and many, many more.

In addition to the outdoor activities, there are many attractions in the Aviemore and Cairngorms area catering for all ages and all weathers. If it’s hot, cold or wet you are sure to find something to do – options include the Strathspey Steam Railway, the Highland Folk Museum, the Cairngorm Mountain Funicular Railway or Landmark Adventure Park.

Glen Affric is located west of Loch Ness, about 40 minutes from Inverness, and offers spectacular scenery and tranquility. The area is a Caledonian Forest Reserve, a National Scenic Area and a National Nature Reserve. Often described as the most beautiful glen in Scotland, it contains one of the largest ancient Caledonian pinewoods in Scotland as well as lochs, moorlands, mountains and a variety of walking routes ranging from half a mile to 16 miles.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Inverness

(28 km)

Nearest Village Kirkhill

(800 m)

Nearest Restaurant Table Manors


Nearest Restaurant The North Inn

(2.7 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The North Inn

(2.7 km)

Nearest Golf Muir of Ord Golf Club

(11.2 km)

Nearest Train Station Beuly Train Station

(6.9 km)

Nearest Supermarket Scottish Midland Co-Operative Food Store

(7.7 km)

Nearest Shop High Street, Beuly

(7.3 km)

Nearest Tennis Inverness Tennis & Squash Club

(14.5 km)

The Region

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! 

Download our Scotland Travel Guide >>

Catering & Services

Guests are free to choose an outside caterer or use the services of the in-house chef who can provide meals, should you require them, including breakfast. For this, prices are £6.50 +VAT per person for a continental breakfast or £9.50 + VAT per person for a full Scottish breakfast. Other in-house meal options are available on request. Contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team for details.

Guests are entitled to bring their own alcohol for pre-meal drinks and to accompany meals. In this case the caterer may charge a reasonable corkage fee if asked to serve.

Heating, electricity and an initial supply of logs are provided alongside bed linen and towels at no extra cost.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £1,500. Arrival time 16:00.
Departure time 11:30. Energy costs included? Heating, electricity and an initial supply of logs are provided at no extra cost.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and towels are provided at no extra cost. Pets welcome? Not pets allowed.
End of stay cleaning included? End of stay cleaning is included. Smoking Allowed? Outdoors Only.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.


Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities

Event information

This really is the most perfect place to hold a wedding with many attractive features. So what are those things? Well, in no particular order, they are:
    * A stunning location
    * A vaulted ballroom for dancing the night away
    * An outstanding bridal suite for the bridal couple
    * Luxury bedrooms so family and friends can stay at the house
    * Formal gardens as a back-drop to fairytale wedding photos
    * Large capacity, allowing a magnificent wedding
    * Exclusive use so no one else intrudes
    * Gourmet catering with a choice of providers
    * A wedding licence, allowing you to marry on the premises
    * Walking distance from pretty local church
    * Full flexibility in how you organise your wedding
    * Variable length of stay tailored to your needs
    * Activities in the house and nearby
    * Excellent transport links
    * A sense of history, elegance and grandeur throughout

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 55 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 20th 2017 - December 29th 2017 £10,920.00 £13,104.00 £21,840.00
UK: New Years £13,020.00 £15,624.00 £26,040.00
January 5th 2018 - March 30th 2018 £8,925.00 £10,710.00 £17,850.00
March 30th 2018 - April 27th 2018 £10,920.00 £13,104.00 £21,840.00
April 27th 2018 - June 29th 2018 £11,970.00 £14,364.00 £23,940.00
June 29th 2018 - August 31st 2018 £13,020.00 £15,624.00 £26,040.00
August 31st 2018 - September 28th 2018 £11,970.00 £14,364.00 £23,940.00
September 28th 2018 - December 28th 2018 £10,920.00 £13,104.00 £21,840.00
UK: New Years £13,020.00 £15,624.00 £26,040.00
January 4th 2019 - April 23rd 2019 £8,925.00 £10,710.00 £17,850.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 55 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 20th 2017 - December 29th 2017 €11,654.66 €13,838.66 €23,309.32
UK: New Years €13,895.94 €16,499.94 €27,791.89
January 5th 2018 - March 30th 2018 €9,525.44 €11,310.44 €19,050.89
March 30th 2018 - April 27th 2018 €11,654.66 €13,838.66 €23,309.32
April 27th 2018 - June 29th 2018 €12,775.30 €15,169.30 €25,550.61
June 29th 2018 - August 31st 2018 €13,895.94 €16,499.94 €27,791.89
August 31st 2018 - September 28th 2018 €12,775.30 €15,169.30 €25,550.61
September 28th 2018 - December 28th 2018 €11,654.66 €13,838.66 €23,309.32
UK: New Years €13,895.94 €16,499.94 €27,791.89
January 4th 2019 - April 23rd 2019 €9,525.44 €11,310.44 €19,050.89

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 55 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 20th 2017 - December 29th 2017 $13,809.16 $15,993.16 $27,618.33
UK: New Years $16,464.77 $19,068.77 $32,929.55
January 5th 2018 - March 30th 2018 $11,286.34 $13,071.34 $22,572.67
March 30th 2018 - April 27th 2018 $13,809.16 $15,993.16 $27,618.33
April 27th 2018 - June 29th 2018 $15,136.97 $17,530.97 $30,273.94
June 29th 2018 - August 31st 2018 $16,464.77 $19,068.77 $32,929.55
August 31st 2018 - September 28th 2018 $15,136.97 $17,530.97 $30,273.94
September 28th 2018 - December 28th 2018 $13,809.16 $15,993.16 $27,618.33
UK: New Years $16,464.77 $19,068.77 $32,929.55
January 4th 2019 - April 23rd 2019 $11,286.34 $13,071.34 $22,572.67

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