Meet the Team – Part 1

October 4, 2023Innes House

Date Published: 4th October 2023

Welcome to our second blog - slightly behind schedule due to a very busy period, but now back on track.


This week, we are going to Introduce our Events and Housekeeping team. These amazing people look after the house in some way, and each have their own areas that they take charge of. Photos may appear on our ‘The Team’ webpage as the weeks go by, but for now, everyone seems a little camera shy!


Sandy McCafferty – Seamstress and Housekeeping Assistant

I first started at Innes House over 13 years ago as assistant housekeeper. Laundry, general and deep cleaning were all a part of the role, but this has since progressed, and I now undertake repairs and renewals of soft furnishings, curtains and blinds for all estate properties, as well as styling the interiors of our holiday let’s . As well as sewing, I recover & fix upholstery, and I have renovated furniture for the house in the past. The job is varied and very interesting.


Jayne Booth – Event and House Manager

I have been employed at Innes House for the past 10 years, and a few years after starting, I was given the opportunity to manage events. Making sure that events and house run efficiently, and a high standard of customer care are prominent on the Innes agenda and making sure these standards are adhered to are a large part of my role. More recently, the house has been let out as a holiday home for variety of different events, and I collaborate with the key guests to make sure that they have everything they need for a for a memorable stay. Each day is different and interesting, and I feel proud to be part of the team that takes care of this beautiful house.


Amy McIntosh - Events Co-ordinator

Over the 7 years I've been at Innes House, I've transitioned from housekeeping to the Events Co-ordinator after I left college in 2019. My role involves managing our holiday lets and coordinating the shooting parties during the winter season, among a variety of other things throughout the year. The dynamic nature of the job is definitely what keeps me engaged and I find that no day at Innes is ever the same as another! This job is nothing like I would've ever imagined myself doing when I left school but I wouldn't change it for the world!


Joanna West – Head Housekeeper

As Head Housekeeper, along with my team of skilled housekeeping staff, we are responsible for maintaining the impeccable standards of all our thoughtfully designed rooms, elegant bathrooms and welcoming living areas. Having an exceptional eye for detail and an attentive nature ensures a desirable experience for not only guests at Innes House, but also across our numerous properties throughout the estate. It really is a rewarding feeling to see excited guests arriving, knowing that I have contributed to their memorable stay. Working in a charming historic home, with the delightful nature that we are surrounded by is also a real benefit of my role.


Kristy Langdale – Archivist and Housekeeping Assistant

I am Kristy, I am part of the house keeping team at Innes House. I also have the responsibility and honour of maintaining and preserving the objects and documents we hold here. As the archivist at Innes House, I am sharing stories of the past and preserving the history for future generations to come.

Who we are & What we do

August 14, 2023Innes House

Date Published: 14th August 2023

Welcome to the Innes House blog. Blogs will be published bi monthly, so check in regularly to read the latest information and news. So, in week 1, we are going to take a look at Innes House, where it is, and a bit of info about it.

Innes House was built in approximately 1643, and the Tennant family purchased the house around 1910 (a blog about the house history will be published in the next few weeks). The purchasers were Francis (Frank), and Annie Tennant, and made they house their home. We are now in 5th generation ownership, with the current custodians being Edward and Zoë Tennant.

The house is based about 5 miles south east of Elgin and is nestled away in the Morayshire countryside, and enclosed by a 2 acre walled garden. The house can sleep 36 guests and has 19 bedrooms, most of them being en-suite. There are 2 ballrooms, a drawing room, library, 2 sitting rooms, a large family kitchen, and a dining room. The estate spans 5000 acres, and includes farm and woodland, and is ideal for those who love walking or just want to get away from it all and enjoy a little bit of luxury.

Transport links are good, and there are 2 airports nearby, one in Aberdeen that takes around 1.5 hours travel by road, and Inverness, which takes around 45 minutes and rail links from both to Elgin are good.

As well as having a fantastic amount of space to enjoy at the house, we also have a tower that is great for night sky watching, and if you are here at the right time of year, watching the Arora Borealis, a truly spectacular sight. Another feature for anyone staying at the house and only available to guests that stay, is the house tour by our very own Archivist. Kristy has extensively researched the house and family, and uncovered so many interesting documents and artefacts since she first stepped through the door over a year ago.

We also have unique links with Morayvia, a brilliant place to visit that you will find out more about over the coming weeks.

Of course, when you do stay here, you may just want to switch off, relax and unwind, and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the house.

For those of you that would love to stay, you can hire the house as a holiday home from 2 to 7 days, or longer if you wish. Once you have booked, we can give you a list of things to do in the area, organise experiences, or book you in for a tour.

We also host weddings, whether you want us to create it for you, or DIY, corporate events and stays, and of course holiday house lets, with or without activities.

To find out more, please email me at