Blervie House

Rafford, Forres, Moray, IV36 2RU, Scotland
By the Sea, Country Estate, Country House / Bed & Breakfast
23 Guests
12 Bedrooms
10 Baths / 10 Showers

Currently the only 5 Star Accommodation in Moray

goodtogo logoThere’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 twelve guest bedrooms here, each beautifully furnished, and with crisp, Egyptian high-count cotton sheets and Hungarian goose down duvets. Ten of these bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. This historic stately home has the flexibility to suit any size of party, ranging from a cosy single room to two-bedroom suites.

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.


Lodge Facilities

  • Building of Historical Interest
  • Children by Arrangement
  • Croquet
  • Dinner by Arrangement
  • Dogs by Arrangement
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
  • Snooker/Billiards Room
  • Stabling

Local Amenities

  • Airport
  • Beaches
  • Distillery/Brewery
  • Equestrian
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • National Park
  • Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
  • Places of Historical Interest
  • Walking


  • Opening Times: open all year, closed at Christmas
  • Tel: +44 (0) 1309 674 629
  • Mob: +44 (0)7831 285890
  • Payment Options: American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro
  • Price Range: from £128


Rooms per night, based on two sharing, including breakfast - £162
Single occupancy, including breakfast - £162
Dinner (by arrangement) per person up to £47.50

Through the summer meals are usually offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


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 30-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.


Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Guest House, Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019,

Graham & Sheena Thompson

  • Bio : Your hosts here are Graham and Sheena Thompson, who spent 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.

Blervie House in Scotland
from £128

Blervie House

Rafford, Forres, Moray, IV36 2RU,...
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