Chateau with 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms in Alness and Ardross, Scotland
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Chateau to rent in Alness and Ardross, Scotland
Ross-shire Hall is a luxury holiday home nestled in the Scottish highlands and provides luxury en-suite accommodation for up to 14 guests.
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Ross-shire Hall is a luxury holiday home nestled in the Scottish highlands and provides luxury en-suite accommodation for up to 14 guests. The property offers guests the flexible choice of self-catering with the luxury of a daily housekeeper, as well as a part or fully catered stay for guests who wish to enjoy hassle-free evenings or special occasion cooking.
The house dates back to the 1700s, retaining many original features, and it is unique in providing many of the luxuries of a hotel with the relaxed informal atmosphere of a holiday home. It is decorated in a classic style complimented by both modern and antique furnishings. Ross-shire Hall makes a fabulously unique venue for any holiday or special occasion.
We are thrilled to advise that the owner is an amazing chef, and is very happy to prepare a catering service at Ross-shire Hall, all you have to do is request this in advance, please ask our concierge for more details. Typically, the cost of a 3 course meal will vary from £38 - £55 per person, depending on the ingredients requested.
Good news! This property is available as a Vill'otelYey! Wait… what is that?
It's the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel. What's included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.
The house has seven individually designed en-suite bedrooms and can accommodate up to fourteen adults, we can also arrange cots and fold-away beds for young children. The house sits amongst 6 acres of gardens and woodland in the peaceful Ross-shire countryside.
On the ground floor is the spacious, wood-panelled living & dining room with CD Stereo, a sitting room, the hall with honesty telephone, a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwashers, AGA, microwave, large cooker & fridge/freezer and a WC. There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the house. Outside you'll find a large gas bbq, with gas supplied.
On the lower ground floor there is a superking/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a king size double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with double spa bath, a further superking/twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, a TV room with digital television, video and DVD player and a WC. All the bedrooms on the lower ground floor have underfloor heating.
On the first floor is a superking-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 2 superking/twin bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and a superking bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The house also has WIFI Internet, and there are ipod docks in every room.
Whether you choose a self-catering stay or a serviced holiday all of your bedding and towels are provided. You will also find waffle dressing gowns, travel-size hair-dryers and "Highland Aromatics" toiletries in each room for your use during your stay with us. Each of the rooms have been furnished and decorated to give them their own unique character, each has an en-suite bathroom.
Ross-shire Hall is situated only 30 minutes north of Inverness, just outside the small village of Evanton, Ross-shire. The house is nestled among woodlands and peaceful farmland within easy reach of Inverness-shire, Sutherland, Ross-shire and the Black Isle.
For salmon and trout Fishing or guided fly fishing excursions, the owners recommend local fishing professionals TroutQuest. Enjoy guided excursions to fish for salmon on the River Alness or brown trout on one of the many beautiful lochs in the area. TroutQuest has access to prime salmon and sea trout fishing on the private beats of the River Alness and can offer house guests weekly or day permits subject to availability. For guests who are not familiar with fishing, fly fishing instruction is available on a private stocked lochan on the nearby Novar Estate. The owners can also arrange for private beats on the River Alness, where TroutQuest will be delighted to teach any group.
Many of the top golf courses in the north of Scotland are within a forty mile radius of the house. Go north and admire the stunning views of Brora, Golspie and Tain all of which are pay and play courses. Guests can also play the highest regarded course in the area, Royal Dornoch, with stunning views over the Dornoch Firth. It was recently rated in the top fifteen courses in the world. Head south towards Inverness and choose from Fortrose & Rosemarkie, Nairn, the Walker Cup venue in 1999, and Nairn Dunbar, a highly rated championship links course. These options offer some of the best golfing land in the area.
Take a boat trip out in the Moray Firth and go dolphin watching and see some wildlife up close, including seals and red kites. There is also a sunset boat trip with wine and BBQ for a party available. Guests can also walk out to Chanantry Point to spot bottlenose dolphins at the turn of the tide.
Whether a day of grouse, pheasant or clay-pigeon shooting, or a full week of stalking on some of the Highlands best estates, the owners can arrange hunting trips for guests with qualified professionals.
Explore the local area to its fullest and enjoy the great outdoors by taking either a short local walk or a guided walk, where guests will be joined by a professional who can show them some hidden treasures and tell them more about the area which surrounding. The house staff can also meet guests with a picnic lunch halfway to give them a chance to re-charge.
Mountain biking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, and there are some fantastic places to cycle just on the doorstep. Guests looking for a quieter cycle in some beautiful scenery or a more demanding and muddy off-road experience can borrow bikes from the house or have specialist instructors point them in the right direction.
Inverness is easily accessible by rail, as are the nearest towns: Alness and Dingwall. There are also overnight train services on the Caledonian Sleeper direct from London Euston to Inverness.
Good news! For a little extra, This property is available as a Vill'otelWith a vill'otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:
- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef serviceInterested?
If you'd like to book the Vill'otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.
Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.
Catering can be provided for home-cooked meals using fresh local produce as well as hearty Scottish breakfasts or picnic lunches. A special meal for an occasion can be arranged. This is created using locally sourced produce and is homemade. A four course meal typically costs €30 per person and €20 for children. The housekeeper will come each day to ensure the house is comfortable, doing up to two hours cleaning each day. Extra housekeeping is available on request.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of services, so please just contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team to help arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.
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Updated 18 July 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 19 July - 20 December 2018: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 28 December 2018 - 17 March 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 18 March - 19 December 2019: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 20 December - 26 December 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 27 December 2019 - 3 January 2025: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£1,000.00 per booking, paid locally
7 bedrooms, Sleeps 14
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi
Central heating, Open fire
Hen or stag groups