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Delanbo - elegant 18th century Scottish estate house
Delnabo - wonderful landscaped formal gardens
Delnabo - formal dining room with ancestral portraits looking on
Delnabo - drawing room with plush seating, a wood stove and Smart TV
Delnabo - large space offering flexibility for a large gathering
Delnabo - fantastic kitchen island with breakfast table and chairs
Delnabo - Aga range, granite worktops and dishwasher included in the fabulous kitchen
Delnabo - traditional entrance hallway
Delnabo - impressive entrance to the lodge
Delnabo - aerial view of the estate
Delnabo - tree lined approach to the lodge
Delnabo - gorgeous wrought iron gateway to the river
Delnabo - River Avon pronounced ‘An-n’ meanders through the estate
Delnabo - pretty river walk at any time of year
Delnabo - beautiful craggy Highland scenery
Delnabo - quirky sculpture in the gardens
Delanbo - a wee dram from the bar
Delnabo - attractive super king bedroom
Delanbo - classic design and soft furnishings
Delanbo - cosy bedroom in the beamed eaves with skylight
Delnabo - gorgeous traditional sleigh bed
Delnabo - luxury super king with access to en suite
Delnabo - feature headboard in this pretty double room
Delnabo - lovely brass bedsteads in this twin room
Delnabo - twin room
Delnabo - stylish design and splashes of colour
Delnabo - sample en suite with free standing bath and separate shower
Delnabo - mooted grey tones in this contemporary bathroom
Delnabo - high level traditional cistern and great bath and shower
Delnabo - indulgent roll top bath
Delnabo - shared modern shower
Delnabo - Bailebeg external aspect with outdoor seating
Delnabo - Bailebeg - cosy lounge with wood stove and TV
Delnabo - well equipped stylish kitchen with double oven
Delnabo - Bailebeg kitchen diner for 4 people
Delnabo - Bailebeg moody blue lounge
Delnabo - Bailebeg traditional Highland cottage
Delnabo - Bailebeg double bedroom
Delnabo - Bailebeg bathroom with bath and rainfall shower over
Delnabo - wonderful landscaped formal gardens
Delnabo - formal dining room with ancestral portraits looking on
Delnabo - drawing room with plush seating, a wood stove and Smart TV
Delnabo - large space offering flexibility for a large gathering

Delnabo, Tomintoul, Scottish Highlands

Sleeps 4 - 28 14 Bedrooms 18 Dining

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 Highlands, 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.



WiFi is available in Delnabo and Bailebeg properties.


No specific facilities.

Dog Friendly

Dog friendly and outdoor dog kennels are available.

Dining Room

The Lodge has inside formal dining for 18 and informal for 10 in the kitchen. Bailebeg has dining for 4.

Sitting Room

The Lodge has 2 sitting rooms with comfy seating. 1 has a Smart TV. Bailebeg Cottage has a seating area with Smart TV. Log burners in each property.


Fully equipped kitchen includes Aga, breakfast bar, granite worktops, dishwasher and utility room. Bailebeg has a full kitchen including dishwasher.

TV and Music Facilities

Smart TVs in lodge and cottage.

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating. Wood stoves in lounges of Lodge and Bailebeg.

Games Room

No games room.


Lodge: 3 super kings, 1 king, 1 king zip and link, 2 twins and 2 doubles. 5 en suites. Bailebeg: a double and a twin. McCleod : 2 doubles and a twin.


Bedding and bathroom towels are provided.


Lodge: 5 en suites, 4 with separate bath and shower, 1 with bath. Shared shower room, 2 WCs. Bailebeg: 1 bathroom. McCleod: 1 en suite, 1 shower room.

Children's Facilities

A travel cot and high chair are available.


The Lodge has an enclosed rear garden with barbecue and seating. Direct access to the Waters of Ailnack. Bailebeg has enclosed dining with barbecue.


Off road secure parking.


No smoking in any property please.

Booking Information

We are flexible on check in days but the check in time is after 4.00 pm and check out by 10.00 am.  50% of total cost is required at booking, the balance must be paid in full no later than 6 weeks before the start of the stay.  We require a £500 good housekeeping deposit.

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Delnabo, Scottish Highlands

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Located on Delnabo Estate close to the village of Tomintoul in Cairngorms National Park 25 minutes from Ballindalloch and 30 minutes from Grantown-on-Spey. Inverness is 1 hour and 10 minutes and Aberdeen 1 hour 45 minutes.

  • Ballindalloch.
  • Tomintoul has a village store. Grantown-on-Spey has a Londis and Co-op Food.
  • Tomintoul has The Glenavon, Hotel Square, The Smuggler’s Hostel and Oyo Richmond Arms.
  • Inverness.
  • Aviemore with train links from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • 364 bus service between Grantown-on-Spey and Tomintoul.

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