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Sleeps - 37
Region - Royal Deeside & Morayshire
Activities Beach · Golf
Facilities Mobile coverage · Wifi
Features Fully Catered · Self-Catered
Innes House is first and foremost a private house and a family home. Edward Tennant and his wife Zoe, took over the reins from his parents, in 2016. They are very proud of Innes House, not only as the custodians of its architectural beauty, but also for the great feedback from the guests that can enjoy the wonderful, relaxed atmosphere, beautiful food and their staff’s natural passion for hospitality within a historic surrounding. The Innes Estate extends to over 5000 acres and is a mixture of agricultural and woodland policies.
Innes House is an architectural delight set in idyllic grounds that is perfect for a large family gathering, a special celebration, a corporate event, or for a shooting party. Off the beaten track, the tree-lined drive takes you away from the road into mature parkland where your memorable experience begins. Switch off from the hustle and bustle and allow yourself to breathe in a timeless historic world.
The house sits just above the spectacular mountains of Cairngorm National Park, west of the historic Spey Valley with its famous malt distilleries and close to the golden beaches of Moray. It is ideally situated for wild nature walks through ancient pinewood forests and mountain treks up the highest peaks in the British Isles. It’s proximity to the Spey brings Scotland’s whisky history close to home and should you fancy a round of golf, the only problem will be which one of Moray’s many dramatic courses to choose.
Innes House is perfectly placed to explore this richly historic land or just stay at the house and enjoy a luxury retreat and take gentle walks through the parklands with plenty of rare and historic trees to discover.
History It was the Innes family estate until 1767 when Sir James Innes sold it to the 2nd Earl of Fife, James Duff. The vast parkland was then brought to life with the planting of a cornucopia of fir, ash, oak, beech and birch trees from all over the world, including the rare Chinese Dove Tree and the very rare Virginia Camelia that still lend their mature refinement to the estate today.
Francis and Annie Tennant purchased the house at the beginning of the 19th century. Francis, youngest son of the 1st Lord Glenconner who was one of the progressive Scottish industrialists of the 19th century.
In 1916, Frank and Annie’s youngest son, Mark, was killed at The Battle of the Somme. To honour him, a rose garden was laid outside the East Wall over which our marquee is erected.
After being an RAF mess during WWII, and RAF accommodation thereafter, the house was then completely refurbished by Mark and Hermione Tennant in 1997. They created the current magical setting where many a romantic wedding has been held.
The current estate owners, Edward and Zoë Tennant, are the fifth generation of the Tennant family to take custody of Innes House and the task has fallen to them to preserve and protect its architectural and natural beauty.
A wonderful family home and a perfect property for a large gathering or special celebration.
A large and unique exclusive use house with a rich family history offering accommodation for up to 37 guests.
Innes House dates back to the 17th century and provides accommodation for up to 37 guests, making it a unique exclusive use rental for a large gathering, corporate retreat or for a special celebration.
The house stands in extensive grounds, on the 5000 acre Innes Estate, yet only 6 miles from the popular coastal resort of Lossiemouth, which has beautiful beaches and sand dunes to wander along. Boats trips, dolphin watching, sea fishing or surfing can all be enjoyed on the coast. Challenge yourself with a hike up one of the many Munros within easy reach at the Cairngorm National Park (32 miles) or try your hand at salmon fishing on the River Spey (4.5 miles).
Set on an historic estate in the heart of the Morayshire countryside, Innes House offers 20 bedrooms, sleeping up to 37 guests. Approached via a tree-lined driveway through mature parkland, offering total privacy and seclusion. Innes House is arranged over three floors and split into four wings. The grand accommodation is spacious and perfect for social occasions and entertaining. On the ground floor there is a well-equipped kitchen with both an AGA and electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave and a smaller dining room for more informal eating. Host cocktail parties or sunset soirees in the East Ballroom, a grand space for entertaining late into the night.
First Floor West and South wings are accessed from the first floor including the sitting room filled with comfortable chairs to relax in and enjoy in front of the open fire. The library and drawing room are both lovely spaces to relax with the daily newspapers or enjoy a game of charades. For celebratory meals, seat your guests around the elegant dining table in the Red Ballroom, an imposing room with stripped floors, interesting artwork and high ceilings. The first of the 20 bedrooms can also be found on the first floor. The tasteful super-king bedroom is dressed in crisp linens with cosy duvet and tasteful soft-furnishing, and benefits from an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. There are a further two cosy single rooms, a bathroom with shower over bath and WC, and an additional two separate WCs.
There is also a small kitchen on this level, ideal for making a morning coffee or late-night snack. A spacious king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC is situated on the first half-floor of the West Wing. Taking to the first floor of the North and East wings you will find a further five stylish bedrooms. The spacious zip and link super-king bedroom enjoys an en-suite bathroom with hand-held shower and WC, while the second zip and link super-king benefits from an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. A cosy single bedroom has an en-suite shower over a small bath and there is another super-king room with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Completing the bedrooms on this level is another inviting zip and link super-king with en-suite bath and separate shower, washbasin and WC.
The first half-floor of the East Wing contains a zip and link super-king bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC, and a further snug twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over corner bath and WC.
Second Floor Heading up the staircase to the second floor is a super-king bedroom with shower and WC with conjoining family room with a double and single bed making this perfect for larger families. A further zip-link super-king bedroom enjoys an en-suite bathroom with separate shower and WC and an additional super-king bedroom benefits from an en-suite bathroom with hand-held shower and WC.
Third Floor Up another flight of stairs are the third-floor bedrooms, tastefully decorated and dressed in sumptuous linens and duvets. On this level, you have the choice of three zip and link super-king with en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath and WC. A further super-king bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with hand-held shower and WC and there is a cosy nursery room with two single beds and a family bathroom with shower over bath and WC for your convenience.
Outside Enjoy al fresco drinks on the large enclosed patio area or light the BBQ for relaxed sociable gatherings late into the night. Spread your blanket out on the lawn for sunbathing or an al fresco picnic by the fountain. Younger guests will enjoy the tree swing and there are also 15 acres of grazing for horses available on request.
Rated one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines, the Moray Coast greets the eye with pretty fishing villages and dramatic cliff formations. The Moray Coast Trail is designated one of Scotland’s Great Trails.
Ranging between the royal burghs of Forres and Cullen, it is traversable by walkers, cyclist and horse riders alike and offers an ideal way to experience this impressive shoreline.
Bagging a Munro If you enjoy a more punishing physical challenge, why not bag a munro? Munro is a Scottish mountain over 3000ft and was named after Sir Hugh Munro in 1891, of which the Cairngorm National Park has over 50 to choose from. Cairn Gorm may have given its name to the mountain range but it isn’t its tallest; that would be Ben Macdui. A popular, but challenging, 11-mile hike up both of these munros affords you the closest experience of this unspoilt wilderness. It’s not for the faint-hearted…
Fishing The River Spey is world famous for its excellent salmon and trout fishing. One of Scotland’s longest rivers, it can also boast of being the fastest. Moray’s third great river, the Findhorn, with its sequence of riffles, shallow runs and deep pools, travels north to Findhorn Bay and meets stretches of fine sandy coastline as far as the eye can see.
The Moray Firth The marine nature lover can spot bottlenose dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea otters and minke whales from the shore or take a boat trip for a closer inspection. Seabirds also thrive in this unspoilt landscape. During the Summer, puffins, guillemots, gannets, fulmars, shags, kittiwakes, razorbills and ospreys make themselves at home.
Whisky The story of Scotch Whisky is inextricably linked to the story of Moray Speyside distilleries. Follow the Malt Whisky Trail to discover this fascinating aspect of Scotland’s history from illicit distilling in heather-covered hills to the fine whisky production associated with the area today.
Speyside distilleries produce everything from global brands like Aberlour, Glenfiddich and Macallan to boutique gems such as Tamdhu and Cragganmore. The Malt Whisky Trail offers a unique insight into the history of whisky production. With generations of distilling experience to impart, experts are on hand to give you all the clues necessary to discover the delights contained in each bottle.
Links Golf Moray has a plethora of prestigious golf clubs. Royal Dornoch is ranked one of the world’s top ten and Nairn Golf Club, host to the Walker and Curtis Cups, is within easy reach of the house. A little further along is Castle Stuart with its sweeping fairways and striking views. There are many more to choose from too.
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