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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


  • I will follow up with a remembrance from my father Frank Townsend Innes, when after WW II ended, General Patton granted foot soldiers leave to travel throughout anywhere in the war zone via Army transport for the purpose to see what we were fighting inc. My father took some harrowing photographs then & he never showed to any of our family.

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