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Welcome to Swordale House

Escape to the Highlands and discover Swordale House. With history, charm and traditional elegance, our spacious home and expansive grounds are the perfect place to relax and reconnect with family and friends.

Swordale House

Our character-filled house promises comfort and enchantment. Antiques, art and aged books spark curiosity at every turn. Eat in the kitchen or dining room, chat in the living room and drawing room, and play together in the grand snooker room and in the impressive grounds. Suitable for large gatherings, including parties with small children, there is still plenty of space for quiet moments alone.
Sleeps 12
Dog Friendly (2)
Free WI-FI
Open Fire
TV Room
Laundry Facilities
Snooker Table

Our Availability

Start planning your break, gathering or intimate wedding. Please contact us for further details. To book, please visit our booking site.

Our History

Swordale House and its surrounding estate have a long and colourful history. Originally owned by John Dearg Munro, Swordale House was sold to Major Randle Jackson in 1885, a would-be politician and local benefactor. Vocal in local matters, the wealthy Jackson was met with mixed reviews by crofters and workers in the area. He opened a School Soup Kitchen for the people of Kiltearn that ran until the 1940s.
Following his death, Jackson’s wife Emily and subsequently their daughter, Annie, took over the running of the estate. Annie died in a mysterious shooting accident in 1928, witnessed solely by her husband, Richard Meinertzhagen, subject of the book ‘Solider, Scientist and Spy’ by Mark Cocker. Swordale House is now cared for by the Browne family, who welcome you to explore its history for yourself.

Local Area

Lose yourself in the beauty of the Easter Ross landscape. Swordale House is located in rural Evanton, Dingwall.

There are plenty of impressive walks nearby, including a short uphill stroll from which you’ll encounter spectacular views of the Cromarty Firth.

While we’re surrounded by Scottish countryside, we’re just a short drive from the villages of Evanton, with the idyllic Black Isle villages of Cromarty, Fortrose and Rosemarkie within easy reach.

Large Gatherings

Whether spending time with your extended family, or making time to connect with friends or colleagues, our large accommodation with extensive grounds offers a peaceful space to enjoy together.

Beautiful all year round, winter time at Swordale House is particularly magical. We accept bookings at any time of year, including Christmas and Hogmanay.

Weddings and Private Events

Getting married? We’d love to host your wedding in our quiet, rural Highland venue. With orchards, gardens and woodlands to explore, plus a large house to accommodate guests, this is an ideal venue for nature-loving couples.

We are here to make your special day that extra bit special. Talk to us about the details of your wedding day – we’ll connect you to local suppliers who can bring your vision to life.

Swordale House hosts weddings year-round, and it’s a spectacular venue for winter weddings. The magical grounds are often filled with frost and snow, making a glittering backdrop for your photography.

We can also host large private events – simply get in touch to discuss your plans.

Image credit: Wed In The Highlands

Our Gallery

Travel back in time with our gallery and discover Swordale House. 

What Our Guests Say

Take it from those who have stayed here, the magic of Swordale House stays with you long after you leave.

Make an Enquiry

For wedding enquiries please complete the form below. For self-catering availability please visit our booking site.

Welcome Pack

For everything you need to know about your stay, download our Welcome Pack.