Fabulous estate house and cottages near Tomintoul sleeping 28, dog friendly and perfect for special occasions, holidays and fishing weekends
Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Delnabo, Tomintoul, Scottish Highalnds, sleeps 4 - 28 in 14 bedrooms.
Delnabo Lodge sleeps 18
Bailebeg Cottage sleeps 4
McLeod's Cottage sleeps 6
Delnabo is probably one of the most startlingly beautiful highland estates located in the Cairngorms National Park. The Lodge is at the very heart of the estate at the head of a formal tree lined avenue, and at the foot flows the River Avon pronounced ‘An-n’ which is famed for its effervescent, crystal-clear water that meanders through Strath Avon to the River Spey.
The Lodge is built in Scots Baronial style with a square tower and battlements, and is located in a strikingly beautiful setting adjacent to the Ailnack water which sweeps along the gardens and lawns of the house with finely wooded crags providing the most handsome and dramatic backdrop. There is likely to have been a house on the site since the medieval period, originally held by the Grant family from their feudal superiors, the Gordons. It remained in the hands of the Grants until 1891 when it passed to Colonel John George Smith who, as a forward-thinking entrepreneur and farmer, started a distillery at Delnabo called the Cairngorm, which was the original home of Glenlivet whisky production.
The Lodge is the perfect retreat and a blissful family holiday house which has been restored and refurbished and is now available to let by the week and flexible short breaks depending on demand. A combination of traditional Highland design but with lots of modern conveniences for an easy stay. The large kitchen is ideal for self-catering or for hiring in a private chef. The dining room is suitably grand with seating for 18 guests to sit down for a special dinner, drinks and good conversation surrounded by historic family portraits. After dinner head to the drawing room for a nightcap and relax by the open fire for guests wanting a quiet catch up or a moment with a good book.
The sleeping accommodation offers 9 individually named exquisite bedrooms, beautifully and tastefully designed, 4 super kings, 1 linked super king, 2 kings and 2 twins, of which 5 are en suites adding to the luxury and the other bedrooms share 2 shower rooms.
The Lodge is a superb retreat for the sportsman, explorer or to kick back and relax, unwind and to enjoy the marvel of the National Park as well as a plethora of unique activities that the area has to offer.
The choice of accommodation at Delnabo does not end there: Bailebeg the former Gardner’s Cottage is a stone’s throw from the Lodge sitting at an elevated position overlooking the estate and Strath Avon. For young families or grandparents who want to escape the busy big house and enjoy some peace and quiet, it is self-contained, very comfortable and accommodates 4 guests.
That can also be said of McLeod’s Cottage, again within an easy walk of the Lodge. Another quintessentially traditional highland cottage refurbished to the highest of standards accommodating up to 6 guests. You might have to share your experience with red deer on your doorstep as well as red squirrels, but they were there first!
Tomintoul is within walking distance of Delnabo, known as the highest village in the Highlands with its own square and local amenities.