Lochloy Mansion, Forres

Morayshire. Sleeps up to 18

Dating back to the 1770s this Adam style mansion is as magnificent today as the day it was built. Set in well-maintained grounds, with a front lawn surrounded by woodland, the house takes centre stage and is a stunning retreat. On offer is the main core of the original building, with its fine twin-stair entrance, bringing you into the grand entrance hall. Beyond this are the wonderful drawing room, dining room, TV room, family sitting room and functional kitchen, with the 9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms on the floor above.

The large front-facing drawing room is an elegant room, with comfortable seating, grand piano and large gilt mirror, with an anteroom next door, which can either be part of this main room or as a separate sitting room. It also has comfortable seating with a TV with SKY connection, and these rooms have SONOS. In the grand hall, there is a magnificent wood-panelled snug with wood-burning stove, with this area and up the stairs all decorated with stags heads and ancient armoury. A family sitting room is located to the rear of the house, which is ideal for children to find their own space or be used as an extra function room, depending on your requirements. The pool table is always a popular feature of the room.

The front-facing dining room has character and atmosphere in abundance, with semi wood panelling and fine furniture and family portraits throughout. With seating for 18 people in comfort, this is a dining room with some style and panache. The kitchen is next door and is more modest in style and space, but it is modern and has the capacity to cater for up to 18 people, with two double ovens and 4 hobs. There is adequate storage with a fridge freezer and an additional refrigerator. (For those with extra catering requirements or using a caterer, then an additional kitchen can be made available to the rear of the house on request).

For groups booking the Lodge to increase the group size from 18-23, the dining room can seat a maximum of 22 people in one sitting with the use of an additional round table which can be added to the end of the main table.  *** A Lodge accommodating up to 5 guests can also be made available for larger groups. The lodge consists of two twin/double bedrooms plus a sofa bed in the main living space. 

In the house additional staff quarters can also be made available (two bedrooms), please contact us for further information and prices. 
Please note that any weddings need to be approved prior to booking as extra costs may be involved.

Set within an enclosed area of grounds, there is an impressive drive, which includes a bridge over the Muckle burn, which is a tributary of the River Findhorn, before leading up to the house. With a lawn to the front where croquet can be played in the summer, to the rear, there is a nice woodland walk past the old doocot.

It is located 26 miles east of Inverness and 3 miles from Forres, which offers supermarkets and a train station. There are golf courses everywhere at Forres and Elgin, with more renowned courses at Nairn and Castle Stuart. The “Castle Trail” is in the area, with Brodie Castle being the nearest. Beaches can be found at Findhorn. Fishing on the Spey and Findhorn is available. The nearest distillery is Dallas Dhu.

Weekly price from £2765

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