Blervie House

Come as guests, leave as friends  

 There's the scent of the Gulf Stream on this part of Scotland's coast, where this grand country mansion gazes serenely over the Moray Firth. This defies the stereotype by the making this part of Scotland the third-sunniest region of the UK, the perfect place to explore the unexpected beauty of this remote region. Easily reached from Inverness Airport, Blervie House is set in 272 acres of its own estate: 45 acres are garden while the rest is woodland, a paradise of walking and riding trails. The lawn attracts regular visitors such as deer and red squirrels: Blervie House guests, also, tend to return. 

There are eleven guest bedrooms here, each beautifully furnished with crisp, high-count cotton sheets and Hungarian goose down duvets. As they adapt to the existing contours of this historic stately home they give the flexibility to suit any size of party, ranging from a cosy single room to two-bedroom suites. Most are en-suite while all have private bathrooms: like the guest bedrooms these are all incredibly spacious, light and airy, with far reaching views.

Though it's tempting to luxuriate in the comfort of your room or suite, Blervie House's public areas are sure to draw you downstairs before long. There are five common areas to suit every mood, including a billiard room with full-sized table, a glorious reading room and an atmospheric dining room for traditional breakfasts or, by arrangement, for evening meals en famille. Outside there's a terrace looking out over 45 acres of garden and croquet lawn, and if you choose to explore the estate's countless riding trails Blervie House also offers stabling for your horses.

Blervie House is stunning both inside and out and that coupled with the lovely warm welcome Graham and Sheena give you just adds to its charm. It is the little touches that make a place and Blervie has those. Will definitely be back!

- Lucinda Tarim -

Your B&B Hosts

Your hosts here are Graham and Sheena Thompson, who have spent the last three years renovating Blervie House to provide 21st Century comforts while retaining its period charm. Both have Scottish origins and enjoy welcoming guests into their home and introducing them to this stunning - and little-known - part of the UK. Breakfast includes specialities such as Sheena's home made granola and there's the option of adding haggis to your cooked breakfast, as you sit looking out over deer and red squirrels that play in the garden. The dining room can also host lavish banquets for special occasions.

Location

At first glance Blervie House may seem remote, but Inverness airport is a very easy place to use, with flights from all over the UK: from there it's an easy 40-minute drive to Blervie House. And once you're on the estate it's tempting not to leave, with riding trails and countryside just outside the door, not to mention the resident dogs, horses and peacocks. But the area has much more to offer. There are miles of glorious beaches, deserted apart from the resident seals, and countless small harbours and inlets to visit. Inland there are whisky distilleries, golf courses and National Parks and nature reserves on every side. Plan lots of time for your stay here - there's more to do than you'll ever fit in. 

01309 674 629

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Open year-round except for Christmas

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Contact Information

Graham and Sheena Thompson
Blervie House
Rafford, Forres, Moray, IV36 2RU, Scotland

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Tel: 01309 674 629
Mob: 07831 285890
Email: info@blervie.com
Website: www.blervie.com

Pricing

Rooms per night, bed and breakfast, based on two sharing - £165

Single occupancy B & B - £165

Dinner (by arrangement) per person up to £42.50, less if it's a simple summer barbeque on the terrace.