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Grand Victorian Mansion

Alness, The Highlands
Sleeps 11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • An 'A' listed Victorian Mansion that makes for a memorable stay with woodland and river walks from the doorstep
  • This elegant property has stunning period features including a piano in the great hall
  • Enjoy a sauna after a day out exploring or relax in the TV room or enjoy a game of snooker
Property code: CA096

This grand and beautifully restored Victorian Mansion with excellent access to the surrounding attractions and natural beauty provides wonderful accommodation for a getaway with family and friends.

Conveniently located in charming Alness by the A9 and a train station, travelling to nearby attractions is simple. 20 miles away lies Iverness, with great recreational opportunities and lovely shops to visit. In the other direction you will find Dornoch, which is home to a sandy beach if you fancy taking a trip to the seaside. Closer to home, just 4 miles away, Loch Achnacloich is a peaceful place to spend the afternoon walking round the lake or even fishing. Idyllic walks can also be found at your doorstep as the property is surrounded by picturesque woodlands, ideal for picnics or walking the dogs.

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 an open fire and a large formal dining table to seat everyone. More entertainment rooms include the children's room with a TV and a library bar which, in addition to the cocktail bar with fridge has a full-sized snooker table and an open fire. In addition, there is a sauna room with shower and toilet.

If you want to cook up a banquet without any hassle, the 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. There is also a 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 family bathroom(including a bath with a shower over and a WC) with the family room having access from the corridor. The family room includes twin beds as well as a single four-poster bed. 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 at additional cost of £200 per week per room.

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 access to the surrounding woods with private steps down to the river offering delightful riverside walks to the town , the sea or the nearby distillery. Adjacent to the steps is a viewpoint with seating offering a wonderful river view. Plenty of parking is available outside the property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms - 1 master bedroom en-suite with four-poster double bed, 2 doubles with four-poster beds. 1 double en-suite with four-poster bed. 1 family room en-suite with twin beds, plus a small single four-poster bed.
  • There are an additional two double bedrooms available at an additional cost of £200 per week per room.
  • 5 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC (master bedroom), 1 shower room with WC, 1 en-suite with bath, hand-held shower attachment and WC (double bedroom), 1 en-suite with shower over bath and WC (family room), 1 en-suite shower room with WC (double bedroom)
  • Sauna with shower and WC
  • Library with pool table and bar
  • Gas cooker and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room with additional fridge/freezer
  • TV, DVD player, Video player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Open fire - logs included
  • Private garden with BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Children’s play equipment 
  • There are two private apartments in the house which are not open to guests
  • Shops/hotels/pub 1 mile

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by George 25th July 2020

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Super property, well taken care of in terrific area.

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