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Sleeps - 15
Region - Royal Deeside & Morayshire
Activities Beach · Golf · Riding
Features Children Friendly · Self-Catered
Rental From £4,400 per week
Binsness is situated on a beautiful estuary location on Findhorn Bay, bordered by the sea on one side and a river on the other and surrounded by 5,000 acres of the Culbin Forest. Findhorn Bay has its own micro-climate and third-highest sunshine count in the British Isles.
The oldest part of the house dates from circa 1650 when it was an Inn serving the village of Culbin, which was buried by the Great Storm of 1693, creating the famous Culbin Sands.
Binsness has been renovated to a high standard and is furnished with family antiques, paintings, four-poster beds, fully modernised kitchen, showers and bathrooms. The South West sun roof terrace offering provides wonderful views of the sea and down the yew avenue and across the garden and Findhorn Bay.
Binsness is over a mile from the nearest house but only 5 miles from the pretty town of Forres referenced in the first line of Macbeth. From the house there are beach walks stretching all the way to Nairn, sixteen miles away.
There is a beach at the bottom of the garden along any stretch of which you can enjoy picnics and barbecues, and extensive private woodlands surrounding the estate rich with wildlife: osprey can be seen from the garden fishing in the estuary; otters, seals, deer, red squirrels, badgers, bats and wild cats have all been spotted from the house.
It is a perfect spot from which to explore Scotland, within easy reach of the Cairngorms, the Speyside whisky trail, the beaches and golf courses of the Moray coast and, of course, the dolphins who live in the Moray Firth.
2024 Rates Low £4,750.00 per week (March, April, Nov, Dec) Mid £5,400.00 per week (Easter, May, June, Sept, Oct) High £5,950.00 per week (July & August and Oct half term) Christmas and New Year £6,000.00 per week
Short breaks available upon request.
Binsness is a lovely family home in a secluded position overlooking Findhorn Bay. A great destination for a family holiday with boating, riding on the beach, golf and salmon fishing on the River Findhorn. There’s a great pub in Findhorn overlooking the bay which is definitely worth visiting!
Our New Year team this year numbered 13, including a couple from Germany. We always rent a big house for New Year, but Binsness was unanimously voted the best we had been to. A spacious and very stylish house which easily accommodated us all in comfort, with memorable evenings round the dinner table and in front of the fire in the sitting room. The setting is magnificent, and we truly enjoyed having our own private forest and coastline to explore – quite a pleasure to look across at the hordes on the Findhorn side (although we did visit the excellent Crown & Anchor Inn..). Findhorn Bay is a birders paradise and instantly accessible from the house. Overall a great party and our German friends in particular (to whom we allocated the master suite) were blown away by it all – including the ceilidh outside the house on Hogmanay! I should particularly mention that Lindsay and Andy were very attentive and immediately on hand to address any issues. David Hunter, Glasgow, December 2023
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Recently updated, Binsness is a charming family home offering comfortable accommodation over two floors including drawing room, sitting room, dining room, large kitchen with Aga and utility room. There are 3 single bedrooms, 3 twin bedrooms and 3 double bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor.
Bedrooms 3 x doubles 3 x singles 3 x twin 4 bathrooms
· 1 x ensuite with WC · 1 bathroom with separate show and WC · 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC · 1x bathroom with bath and WC
2 separate WCs (1 ground floor and 1 first floor)
There is a lovely roof terrace surrounded by a balcony, looking down to the sea and beyond.
Two hours housekeeping, two days per week, linen, towels, logs and central heating are included in the rental, however, extra help can be arranged if given prior notice.
Binsness is let on a self catered basis, but the housekeeper can cater by prior arrangement and subject to availability. She charges £20 per hour.
Dogs are not allowed in the house.
Fishing Rough fishing can be arranged nearby in additional to a range of water activities in Findhorn Bay.
Other Activites Within easy striking distance of the house is 16 miles of empty white-sanded beach stretching from Findhorn to Nairn, perfect for those with an appetite of some exercise! Findhorn Bay is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and contains wonderful wildlife such as seals and ospreys. Sailing and water ski-ing may be available by arrangement in Findhorn Bay. Riding lessons are available nearby. Visitors can take a tour through Speyside Whisky Distilleries.
Golf Nairn championship golf course is within 20 minutes from Binsness.
The surrounding country also offers a wide choice of golf and historical sites including Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle. Aviemore and the Cairngorms offer walking, skiing and climbing and are within easy reach as is Loch Ness, just over an hour’s drive.
Inverness Airport is 40 minutes by car from Binsness.
The house is extremely comfortable and relaxing and provided us with the ideal venue for a family gathering for the weekend. The kitchen is perfectly stocked, we had books aplenty and a homely environment in which to spend quality time together-a rare and special thing in today’s busy world. Evelyn and Andy could not have been more helpful and it was great to learn a little more about the history of Binsness. The garden and grounds are beautiful and the early mornings spent in the shelter of the Findhorn Bay were truly stunning. A real hidden gem - we hope to return again at some point.
The Lawson Family, Nairn, Scotland
A group of us (15 adults) stayed in Binsness for a week in April 2023 and loved every minute of our stay. Highlights include the walk round Findhorn Bay to see the seals on the amazing empty beach, the lovely sunny woods full of bird song, the views of Findhorn Bay (which can be seen from the windows in the west wing of the house), including lots of waders, especially when the tide was going out, the big lounge with loads of comfy armchairs, the dining room which Lindsay had set up to allow all 15 of us to eat together and the large en suite master bedroom on 1st floor, with its view across the lawn and garden to Findhorn bay. We were well looked after by both Lindsay and Andy. Magical week, that we will all remember fondly for years to come.
David Connolly, Edinburgh April 2023
What a delightful house. It was beautifully situated in gorgeous grounds. Lovely walks in the woods and I was thrilled to see red squirrels. The beach was lovely and clean and went on for miles. The house was well-equipped for 15 people, the kitchen had everything you needed. The beds were comfortable and plenty of towels. Great that it had one massive living-room, and another tucked away, plenty of space to split out into groups or seek a quiet space.
Robin & Pauline Johnston April 2023
Our New Year team this year numbered 13, including a couple from Germany. We always rent a big house for New Year, but Binsness was unanimously voted the best we had been to. A spacious and very stylish house which easily accommodated us all in comfort, with memorable evenings round the dinner table and in front of the fire in the sitting room. The setting is magnificent, and we truly enjoyed having our own private forest and coastline to explore – quite a pleasure to look across at the hordes on the Findhorn side (although we did visit the excellent Crown & Anchor Inn..). Findhorn Bay is a birders paradise and instantly accessible from the house. Overall a great party and our German friends in particular (to whom we allocated the master suite) were blown away by it all – including the ceilidh outside the house on Hogmanay! I should particularly mention that Lindsay and Andy were very attentive and immediately on hand to address any issues.
David Hunter, Glasgow December 2023
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