About Innes House
Sitting above the mountains in the Cairngorms National Park, in the heart of the Moray countryside, Innes House is the perfect location for those looking to bring family and friends together for family gathering sand celebrations.
Innes House is currently owned by the 5th generation of the Tennant family. Over the years, Innes house has undergone many renovations with its most recent in 1995 to turn the house into a warm, family home.
Spread across three floors and split into four wings, the house has 20 bedrooms and suites to sleep up to 38 guests. Most bedrooms can be super-king beds or twins, except for the 3 x four-poster beds. The house can also provide a few cots for the smaller group members.
On the ground floor is a large family kitchen with AGA and an adjoining dining room with space for 12, perfect for a quick breakfast before a busy day.
Located on the first floor is the library and drawing room, both of which have open fires and large comfy sofas to relax and unwind. On the same floor is the red ballroom which can double as a dining room for up to 20.
Alternatively for larger groups, the east ballroom can accommodate up to 40 guests for dinner so the entire group can eat and enjoy each other’s company. The house can arrange any form of catering along with housekeeping or cleaning for your stay.
Outside is an acre of walled garden and there’s also a large enclosed patio area to enjoy alfresco dining or light the BBQ for more relaxed occasions.
Alternatively, you can enjoy a picnic on the lawn whilst the children play on the tree swing and run around the gardens.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“This is an incredible house, steeped in history, and beautifully renovated but my favourite thing about Innes House has to be the location! With the mountains and beach right on the doorstep, it offers the ideal setting for that rural retreat where you can escape the bustle of everyday life and go at your own pace.”
About the Location
Innes House is located on the beautiful Moray coastline, 5 miles outside Elgin. The house is just a 2-mile walk from the sea with access to the beach along the private estate tracks. Once on the beach the seaside town of Lossiemouth is within walking reach.
It is also located fairly close to both Inverness (50 minutes’ drive) and Aberdeen airport (1 hrs 30 minutes’ drive). Both airports have regular flights from all main London Airports and the house can also arrange pick up and drop off at an additional cost.
Things to do
The Moray Coast is one of the most stunning coastlines in Scotland, with lots of idyllic fishing towns and dramatic cliff formations. The village of Cullen (home of the dish, ‘Cullen Skink’) is a must-visit, even if it is just to get some ice cream and to have a wander on the sandy beach!
Bottlenose dolphins visit the shores of Moray frequently, amongst many others, such as otters, minke whales and seals. Golfers will be in paradise with the many courses within the vicinity of the property, and if you’re a lover of the amber liquid, the World Famous Malt Whiskey trail is just a short drive away in Speyside.
Innes House is well- equipped for weddings, offering a choice of ceremony locations so you can enjoy the day whatever the weather. Ceremonies can take place in the tranquil walled garden or in one of the reception rooms. After the ceremony, the grounds are free for the guests. Guests can take advantage of a well-stocked bar and ample room for dancing.
Interactive map showing approximate location of Innes House.