WOW . Spent 2 nights at Blervie House. The house is beautiful. The rooms spacious and warm. The staff are so lovely and friendly. Breakfast was delicious Would highly recommend. Hopefully we will be able to return
The rooms and property are lovely. We enjoyed meeting other guests at breakfast each day and discussing our adventures. It was a great way to find different areas to explore. The staff was very friendly and willing to assist. The main issue was the host, Graham was clear from the beginning with his concerns about Americans. He made several off-handed comments about American travelers directly to us and told American jokes to the European travelers in front of us. In fact one of the British guests mentioned that this was inappropriate. If we had not interacted with him, the entire experience would have been better. Breakfast was ok. It's the same limited menu every day. There's very little variety, but everything was well prepared.
Was told by Graham the evening prior to check in that our 9pm arrival was not possible and that we must arrive by 8pm or we were out of luck. Given that we already had plans booked and paid for in the afternoon an earlier arrival was not possible. We fully reviewed all correspondence with the hotel including the confirmation from 5 months prior and the policies on the website and found absolutely nothing that said checkin after 8pm was not permitted. This first notice we got of this was 4 days before our arrival and even then this was simply a request to notify the property if we were going to arrive after 8pm - which we did - and to which they then responded that was not possible. Owners suggestion was for US to change our plans to accommodate the earlier arrival. We were forced to cancel given this NEW condition of mandatory check - in before 8pm as we could not make it by then and requested a refund of the deposit. Not only did the owner not refund our deposit but immediately went ahead and charged our card for the balance due. They kept saying we had read their policies - the major problem being that until the day before checkin no mention was ever made of mandatory 8pm check in. And at that point it was too late to cancel without having them charge us the full rate, which they did. Luckily we found a place that worked for us on such short notice. Found our attempts to resolve this with the owners problematic and that we were treated rudely. Reading their argumentative and dismissive rebuttals to other reviews we are not surprised.…
We loved Blervie and having spent thirty years working in tourism, we are not easily impressed. Our room was perfect, spacious and very comfortable with every attention to detail. Breakfast was excellent. We enjoyed playing snooker in the games room and relaxing in the reading room with books/TV . Lovely walks in the surrounding woodland. It is a 10 minute drive to Forres if you want to go out for dinner but we just planned our day accordingly. There is plenty of information about places to eat, visit etc. If you want to experience a real country house atmosphere, relax and unwind then this is the place. We felt very welcome and would definitely return if in the area.
We have been disappointed learn that there was no possibility for dinner after 7.30 While all the restaurants around were closed. The owner knew about that but did not let us know si we had no dinner at all … not even bread and cheese in the room ! Very unpleasant when you want to enjoy a nice evening in a nice place at this level of price . Though the house is great and very clean there is no atmosphere and it does not feel friendly. One light in the bathroom was not working. One milk capsul was off and the other one was left empty. At this level of price such things should not happen ! No TV in the room . We felt that the customers were not very welcome .
Beautiful house, location and surroundings. Sumptous rooms and accommodation. Delicious breakfasts and for Graham and Sheena nothing was a trouble. They looked after us very well. Three nights of luxury!
Spent 4 nights with friends at this wonderfully renovated country house. Hosted by Graham and Sheena who encourage you to treat the place as home. Set in large grounds there is plenty of local walks after a lovely breakfast. Comfortable large beds and huge bathrooms are a great feature. If you want a stylish, comfortable base to enjoy the moray Firth and Speyside or a stop to or from the North then this is your place.
We stayed at the stunning Blervie House a few days ago for a friend's big birthday celebration. To say we had a great time is an understatement as Graham and Sheena were the most amazing hosts going over and above in hospitality and exceeding our expectations with the wonderful catering too. I cannot recommend this beautiful house and grounds enough. A massive thank you to Graham and Sheena and all the staff for making us feel so welcome and comfortable. We’ll definitely be back!!
We came to celebrate my husband's birthday with friends and family. The house was absolutely gorgeous and we had the most amazing bedroom. There were so many interesting pieces of art and furniture throughout. Breakfasts were excellent and the two dinners we had were of top restaurant standard. Sheena is a fabulous chef. Both Graham and Sheena looked after our entire party so well and we felt truly welcomed into their home. More like friends than guests. The staff were delightful. We would love to come back. Travel from anywhere in the world to come to this place!
I can’t remember where I first heard about Blervie House but it was a small discreet ad. That pretty much sums Blervie House up, very discreet. The house itself is magnificent and very comfortable. The room we were in was large and well equipped, as was the bathroom. Where this property stands out above other five star establishments is the personal service. Too many five stars think that providing you with a beautiful room and facilities is sufficient, they forget about the personal service. Graham and Sheena haven’t forgotten, the level of personal service is superb. The breakfast portion was embarrassingly large and I never came close to finishing it, next time I will ask for a smaller portion. My only disappointment was that we were booked in for one night only, I won’t make that mistake again. I cannot wait for our next visit…