Loch Na Bo House

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Sleeps: 11 - 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 7
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Overview

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Loch Na Bo House is a truly magical home, nestled in a quiet position on the banks of Loch Na Bo, it is surrounded by 800 acres of woodland and makes a tranquil setting for a family multi-generational holiday or special occasion. Situated between Aberdeen and Inverness and just fifteen minutes from the town of Elgin, guests will enjoy a relaxing escape while a variety of excellent attractions and amenities are still within easy reaching distance.

Loch Na Bo House makes the ultimate destination for a truly Scottish experience. Subject to availability and for an additional charge, a wide variety of experiences can be arranged at the home, including, a traditional welcome by estate pipers, private whisky tastings, murder mystery events and highland dress hire. For fans of outdoor pursuits, a number of activities can be arranged on the estate grounds, including, highland games, clay shooting, archery and team building activities. Please visit our extras tab for further information.

This characterful home has been lovingly owned by the same family for over a hundred years, today it manages to seamlessly combine its original charm and period quirks with updated family-friendly interiors. Loch Na Bo House can comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests across its six well-appointed bedrooms which are a mixture of doubles and twins, ideal for families or groups of friends. On the ground floor is the main living accommodation which comprises of a beautiful drawing room with garden access, a dining room with seating for ten and a fully equipped kitchen which boasts its own Aga for the Winter months. Also on the ground floor is the first of the bedrooms, a king-size room with Loch views and a dedicated bathroom just along the hall. Upstairs are a further three bedrooms, a super-king and a twin room, each with en-suite bathrooms as well as a small double room and family shower room. The remaining accommodation can be found in the annexe side of the home and comprises of a small kitchenette, a double and a twin room and two family bathrooms.

Outside, there are multiple terraces and seating areas, the perfect setting for morning cups of coffee while admiring the wildlife and stunning Loch scenery. Surrounded by 800 acres of woodland, there is plenty of opportunity for walks from the front door.

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What you should know…

  • Those travelling with young children should ensure they take care when playing outside near the edge of the Loch

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer AGA Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV TV Heating Parking Space Waterfront

Ground Floor
- Drawing room
- Study
- Dining room with seating for 10
- Fully-equipped kitchen with Aga, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
- Bedroom with king-size bed and Loch views
- Family bathroom with rolltop bath tub

First Floor
- Master bedroom with super-king four poster bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite bathroom (can be set up with a super-king on request)
- Bedroom with small double bed (ideal for 1 guest, 2 at a squeeze!)
- Family shower room

Annexe Side of House

Ground Floor
- Kitchenette with seating for 6
- Family shower room
- Cloakroom

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Terrace
- Seating
- Barbecue
- Large grounds
- Loch views
- Jetty

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Hairdryers
- Washing machine & dryer
- Iron & board
- Parking

* Please note that if you're travelling in a group of 12, two guests will need to make use of the small double room.

Location

About the surrounding area of Loch Na Bo House
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Loch Na Bo House is situated in beautiful Morayshire, set in a tranquil waterside position. The town of Elgin is just a 15-minute drive away, here visitors will find a wide variety of helpful amenities, including supermarkets and restaurants. For those who will be travelling in from further afield or simply enjoy a little hustle & bustle, Inverness and Aberdeen are both reachable in less than 90-minutes.

There is plenty for the whole family to see, do and explore in the surrounding area. Elgin Cathedral, Duffus Castle and Gordon Castle with its impressive walled garden are all within a 20-minute drive and provide fantastic family-friendly days out. Just 25 minutes away in Mosstowie, Alpaca Days Out run all year round and are a must-visit for any animal lovers – be sure to book in advance! For any keen whisky fans, Loch Na Bo House is located in Speyside, well known for its famous distilleries – it boasts over 50 of them! The Glen Moray Distillery is less than a 20-minute drive away, other famous distilleries including the Macallan Distillery, Aberlour, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, are all within a 40-minute drive. During the Summer months, the whole family is bound to enjoy a day out at the beach, Lossiemouth is just 20-minutes away while Findhorn is a 35-minute drive away.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Aberdeen Airport

(92.3km)

Nearest Town/City Elgin

(9.3km)

Nearest Restaurant Selection in Elgin

(9.3km)

Nearest Supermarket Co-Op Food, Lhanbryde

(4.8km)

Nearest Golf Elgin Golf Club

(9.5km)

Nearest Beach Lossiemouth East Beach

(15.4km)

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! 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Loch Na Bo House makes an excellent choice for families travelling with children, who are bound to enjoy exploring the large grounds. Two of the bedrooms feature twin beds which are ideal for siblings, cousins or friends to share. The town of Elgin is conveniently located just 15-minutes away and is home to a large number of big name supermarkets as well as family-friendly cafes and restaurants.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Waterfront

Extras

At Loch Na Bo House, a wide variety of experiences and activities can be arranged to take place in the home and grounds. Please note that these are all subject to availability and will be charged for additionally. Please enquire for further details or pricing information.

Additional Experiences:

Estate Pipers
Choose to be greeted by a piper upon entry to the estate, or even book a performance of a band for an evening in the private grounds. The pipers will also perform at dinner upon request, led by the Pipe Major of the prestigious Gordonstoun School. Or enjoy a private performance on Estate grounds by the Red Hot Chilli Pipers - a world famous group known for performing pop and rock classics with a notably Scottish twist - all performed on bagpipes. As you should expect, playlists can be performed upon request.

Private Whisky Tasting
Enjoy a private tasting session in the dining room delivered by Stephen Rankin, the director of Prestige for Gordon & Macphail. He’ll lead you through a pre-dinner masterclass on the world-famous Gordon & MacPhail whiskies, allowing you to taste some of the most outstanding and rarest whiskies ever bottled.

Tailored Genealogy Talks
Dive into your own family history with the help of a local historian. This will need to be booked 3 months in advance to provide a detailed genealogy talk devoted only to your own family tree.

Castle Murder Mystery Event

Take part in your own ghostly murder mystery experience in the halls of Loch Na Bo House. A perfect addition to parties looking to add a uniqueness to an experience.

World Class Therapies, Guided Exercise & Entertainment
Reiki, hot rocks, massages, ear candles, reflexology, aromatherapy, meditation, tea leaf reading, angel cards, tarot cards and more can be arranged upon request. We also provide on-site work out sessions, Yoga, breathing and guided meditation with experts.

Opera Singing Waiters
A brilliant surprise for any experience. 3 performers sing after the main course for 30-40 mins. Songs are available upon request.

String Quartet Performance At Dinner
A quartet will play for 2 to 3 hours with a 45 minute break in between. As with the singing waiters, they’ll perform requests if given in advance.

Fiddler, Accordion & Piano Private Performance

The trio will perform for 2 to 3 hours with a 45 minute break in-between.

Highland Dress Hire
Perhaps for your Ceilidh dance, or just for Burns Night dinner, we can provide full Highland Dress for all guests upon request. We can also look to match the garb with your own family tartan. Please do specify this in your enquiry with us.

Outdoor Activities:
A wide variety of exciting outdoor activities can be arranged, with many being available to book on estate grounds. Pricing for each activity varies on the number of participants and where each event is hosted. Please request your preferred activities with numbers of participants and preferred dates for a tailored quote.

Estate Activities
- Highland Games
- Blind Range Rover driving
- Game Shooting (Oct - Feb)
- Clay shooting (rifle and pistol)
- Archery
- Team building activities
- Water sports

Remote Activities
- Munro walking led by local expert. Silent option available.
- Rented biking with guide
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Canoeing / Kayaking
- Shooting, stalking and guided trout fishing

Trips, Tours and Cruises
Be it a cruise across Loch Ness, a day at a famed Scottish Golf course or a guided tour of Urquhart castle, we can arrange for your time with us through generational links to the local community.

Guided Nature Walks with Ornithologist and Ecologist Roy Dennis, OBE

Bring yourself closer to nature as you walk ancient ground with an expert. Author and Naturalist Roy Dennis will be at hand to reveal the immense detail and grandjour of the world around you in the Scottish highlands. His insightsare sought by scientists across the globe for his work in conservation and the reintroduction of wildlife. We’d like to offer you a private guided walk with him.


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

Event information

Weddings at the elegant Loch Na Bo House will be tailored especially for you. This superb country home on the magical banks of Loch Na Bo in the Scottish Highlands is surrounded by over 800 magnificent acres of private grounds, giving it an unparalleled air of escape, peace and natural beauty for your special day. This remarkable, beautiful home has been lovingly owned by the same family for over one hundred years, and they will be on hand to ensure that you enjoy the day of your dreams. Your stay in this house steeped in history can be enhanced by a hand-picked selection of wonderful Scottish experiences, including bagpipers, whisky tasting, massages, Highland games, archery, watersports, clay pigeon shooting, guided hill walking, fishing and much more. There are incredible locations on the estate, mesmerising scenic views and endless possibilities for your special occasion. 
 
Indoor Capacity - 20
 
Outdoor Capacity - 100
 
Wedding Ceremony
Intimate ceremonies can take place in the house. Outside, ceremonies can take place within the 800 acres of grounds. There are many locations to choose from, and marquees are welcome. Please note there will be an additional fee for legal civil ceremonies. 
 
Wedding Reception
A reception with over 100 people can be hosted using a marquee in the private grounds. There are many wonderful, beautiful locations. Small wedding receptions of 20 guests can be hosted in the walled garden or in the house. Dancing can take place if a suitable marquee is hired.
 
Additional Fees for Events
There is a £1000 additional fee plus the day rate of booking for events and weddings.
 
Restrictions on Decorations and Themes
There are no restrictions. You are welcome to bring your creative ideas! Fireworks are allowed. 
 
Wedding Planning
The owner advises clients to bring their own wedding or event planner.
 
Catering
There is no in-house catering. Clients may choose their own caterers.
 
Wedding Packages
Aside from the extra fee and daily charge, there is not a package as such.
 
Where To Stay
The house can house up to 12 guests, and there is plenty of nearby accommodation for the remaining guests, such as small B&Bs and hotels in the local town - 15 15-minute drive away from the estate.
 
Venue Accessibility
There is limited accessibility via public transportation. There is complimentary parking on-site. There is limited wheelchair accessibility, please enquire for details.
 
Venue Back-Up
Tents can be set up outdoors for rain.
 
Wedding Suppliers
A list of recommended vendors, such as photographers, florists, and DJs, can be provided, though you are also welcome to use your own suppliers.
 
Flexibility on Duration
Yes, please enquire for details.
 
Children
Children are welcome, but there are no childcare services available.
 
Security Measures
The venue uses surveillance cameras to monitor the premises.
 
Noise Restrictions
There are no major noise restrictions; parties can extend late into the night.
 
Other Information
This venue has a relaxed attitude towards the event day – the owners are happy for clients to come and go as they like. 
 
Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.
 
All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1500 charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection
Arrival time 4.00 pm
Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
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
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? Please note that pets are not allowed at this property
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Dec 22nd 2025 £3,000 £4,000 £5,000 £7,000

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Dec 22nd 2025 €3,303 €4,403 €5,504 €7,705

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Dec 22nd 2025 $3,549 $4,732 $5,915 $8,280

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.

Reviews

  • Lovely location, fabulous for our get together.

    on 17/07/2023

    Oliver’s Travels communicated well with me every step of the way. Our on site contact George was brilliant, responding to my calls immediately. The house simply fitted perfectly for our get together.

  • Magical!

    on 01/12/2022

    We have had a magical time here. The nature and the beauty here has blown us away. Being able to watch the red squirrels has been such a lovely experience and we feel so lucky to have seen them. This really is a home away from home - thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  • Such a wonderful week

    on 16/10/2022

    A magical Scottish Place! We have enjoyed a spectacular week at beautiful Loch Na Bo. The woodlands and the trails offered exceptionally peaceful walks. The loch is so lovely - swans and cygnets, herons and martins… they offered us hours of enjoyment. The boat ride and paddle - such fun! Loch Na Bo House is lovely and comfortable. A special place to other friends and family for happy reunions. We were all so comfortable and at ease - everything was perfect for us. Such a wonderful week - thank you for sharing the exquisite nature and beauty.

  • Amazing!

    on 30/09/2022

    What an amazing place. Very hard to leave, and thank you for making a dream come true. I will miss this place.

  • A beautiful and relaxing place

    on 21/08/2022

    I don’t know how you ever leave here. This is a very beautiful and relaxing place. We found it enchanting and so enjoyable. Thank you for allowing us to come after the 2 year pandemic wait.

  • Incredible

    on 13/08/2022

    Beautiful house and setting. We rowed the length of the loch, watched squirrels and pine martins, owls and cygnets. Loved all the antiques and especially the old baths. Sorry to leave.

  • We all fell in love

    on 24/07/2022

    What a magical place to have been able to spend a special week. Everyone has totally fallen in love with the beauty of this incredibly unique home. We leave feeling very blessed to have been able to share it. The wonderful memories here will live on with us forever.

  • A great stay with many celebrations

    on 05/06/2022

    So grateful for this special time at this enchanting property. We celebrated with a reunion for 40 years of friendship, 11 years of marriage and a 70th birthday between families. We hope to return in future.

  • The estate and setting is something to be treasured!

    on 26/05/2022

    Remarkable and magical! Family memories were made here. Our family of 12 enjoyed the history, the space, the grounds, the walks, the views , family dinners and of course … the swan family. Loc Na Bo is special and this estate and setting really is something to be treasured!! Sadly we couldn’t stay longer. Thank you.

  • Highly recommend!

    on 20/03/2022

    A peaceful and utterly charming stay in the countryside ~ gracious while not too precious, and accommodating for our group of 8 while still offering privacy. Plenty of room & beauty outdoors, as well: A chiminea in the courtyard for cool evenings, stunning gardens, beautiful trails around the loch, a row boat, and even two swan families... Highly recommend!

  • Perfect for a family reuinion

    on 11/03/2022

    What a fantastic place to stay. We rented Loch Na Bo for a family reunion and it was perfect...lots of space, great bedrooms and communal areas, lots of character, well equipped and in an incredible location on the loch..we saw deer, red squirrels, a visiting pine marten and deer. Didn't catch a fish in the loch but enjoyed rowing on it! The surrounding mountains and coast are stunning…

  • Great location

    on 09/01/2022

    Beautiful house and property. Low key elegance and privacy. The house is perfect for larger families or groups. Easy access to Inverness, Moray and Speyside. Elgin is very close by for shopping and restaurants.

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