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Affleck - Holidays at Moniack

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Affleck; a cosy water-side lodge in woodland gardens between Inverness and Beauly

Lodge | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

'Fantastic little cabin, cozy and clean, great location'

Our comfortable two-bedroomed lodge, Affleck, is fully equipped for up to four guests, with free WiFi, and is a perfect place for to relax and unwind. Great for family stays - with sticks to build dens with and a stream to splash and paddle in!!

Affleck Lodge offers a rural retreat; ideally situated for visiting local attractions (Loch Ness, Glen Affric,Urquhart Castle, Culloden battlefield, the Black Isle...) and for taking part in a wide range of outdoor activities, yet just a short drive away from Beauly and Inverness city shops, take-aways, restaurants and entertainment!

One well-behaved dog is welcome, by prior arrangement only - you must inform us of your intention to bring a dog on holiday at the time of booking; own bedding is required (please read our advice & conditions, below and in the booking contract, for bringing your dog before you book - please tick £25 extra charge at time of booking).

Affleck's lovely woodland garden, along the banks of Moniack burn, has towering Corsican and Scots pines, mature beeches and wild cherry trees - it's great for hide and seek games and wildlife spotting - Pine martens, red squirrels, badgers, woodpeckers and orange tip butterflies visit the garden regularly.

You'll find yourself within strolling distance of the beautiful Reelig Glen, with its popular tall trees walk - our family's favourite local walk; our dogs love it too! This is a perfect spot for the nature lover and, also, the ideal base for your photography holiday, with many of the most picturesque glens in the Highlands within easy reach.

Holidays at Moniack is a small, friendly, family-run business - we live a short distance away, but are on hand to give a warm welcome and to share information about our favourite activities, picnic spots and walks, etc., when needed.

SHORT STAY BREAKS (FROM 2 NIGHTS) ARE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND;

START YOUR HOLIDAY ON ANY* DAY OF THE WEEK - CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE FOR SHORT BREAKS

Perfect for your touring holiday of the Scottish Highlands, a place to relax before heading to the coast or islands, or a stop-over before or after your activity or adventure break.

Affleck's Garden: A stone dyke (low wall) & gate form the western (roadside) boundary of the garden. There are fences to the southern & northern boundaries. There is, however, no fence at the water's edge; the stream (Moniack Burn) forms the eastern boundary of the garden.

DOGS WELCOME!

The Scottish Highlands is a great place to take a dog on holiday, with so many choices for walking, especially Reelig Glen woodland walk, just on the doorstep; we are happy to welcome one well-behaved dog to stay in our lodge.

A small extra charge of £25 per stay will be levied – a maximum of one dog is allowed; you must inform us of your intention to bring a dog and pay the extra charge at the time of booking (the charge is levied to cover the dog pack provided, wear and tear and extra cleaning).

We have had some great reviews from previous guests - most mention that our lodge was very clean and well presented upon their arrival; we'd like your help in maintaining this high standard – therefore, if you are bringing your pet on holiday, we ask you to respect these few simple, common sense requests:

• Please ensure that your dog has been properly treated for fleas, worms and kennel cough, as appropriate, before you arrive – be aware that ticks may be present in the area;

• Please bring your dog's bedding for use inside the lodge – we will provide a rigid plastic dog bed for use during your stay;

• Please keep your dog off the furniture and out of the bedrooms – your dog must sleep in the bed provided;

• Please don't leave your dog unattended in the property or garden – your dog must be kept on a lead and supervised when in the garden grounds;

• Any fouling in the lodge grounds or surrounding areas must be removed by owners immediately and disposed of in the bin provided - to ensure that future guests do not encounter dog waste, particularly children when playing in the garden grounds. We will provide poo bags for use during your stay;

• Please ensure that you have cleaned down and dried your dog following exercise, before entering the lodge; clean dog drying towels will be provided for use during your stay;

• Please clean up any residual mess and pet hairs, including in the garden, before you leave - please leave the lodge and garden grounds as you would expect to find them, with the exception of dirty linen/towels and general cleaning – no obvious signs of dog, pet hair, etc. should be present when you depart.

Some of the garden walls may be low enough in height that dogs may be able to jump or climb over them and the water-side boundary is not fenced, so dogs may be able to venture out into neighbouring gardens and the road and onto the adjacent fields which are used for sheep farming; therefore, dogs must be supervised and kept on a lead when in the garden - please observe the country code during your stay in the Scottish Highlands, especially in respect of livestock and farmland.

You are responsible for the safety of your dog and for ensuring that your dog does not cause damage to any furniture, fixtures, fittings or structures within the boundaries of the property.

Remember to bring your dog's food, bowl, collar, lead and bedding – we will provide a rigid plastic dog bed for your dog to sleep in during your stay, an outside water bowl, clean dog towels; to help you to ensure that your dog does not enter the lodge wet or muddy after exercise, poo bags and a few welcome treats!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rosemarkie, Black Isle
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness Airport, Nearest railway: Inverness Rail Station
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The Scottish Highlands region

The Highlands of Scotland - beautiful glens, woodland strolls, Nessie hunting, castles, deep lochs, Caledonian canal, battle grounds, deserted beaches, sailing, cruise Loch Ness, skimming stones, waterfalls, golf, links, Munros, den-building, orinteering, tree climbing, paddling, clear blue seas, stunning landscapes....

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Our local inn, the Bogroy, is not too far away at Inchmore - within easy walking distance on a cycle-path & quiet roads; bar meals & dining available.

Nearby Beauly offers shopping, historic Beauly Priory, galleries, gift shops, cafes and restaurants - there's something for everyone's tastes - Corner on the Square licensed deli & eaterie offers a range of food, with evening meals served on Fridays & Saturdays in the summer. Other Beauly eateries offering day &/or evening menus include; The Priory Hotel; the Lovat Arms Hotel & the Old School to name a few. See http://www.visitbeauly.com/ for more info.

You'll find the warmest of welcomes in Inverness, around 15 minutes' drive form here; offering city shopping, riverfront restaurants and cafes, the wonderful Eden Court Theatre, Inverness castle and museum, leisure facilities and the beautiful Ness Islands walk. Take a cruise along Telford's famous Caledonian Canal and don't forget to look for Nessie in the world famous Loch Ness.

Take a day trip to the Black Isle, just a short distance away; visit the historic port of Cromarty, with Hugh Miller's Cottage & the Cromarty Court House, and take a stroll along the beach at Rosemarkie, with its fairy glen walk. Then pop along to Chanonry point for a bit of dolphin spotting, and call into Fortrose for a fish supper on your way back.

Urquhart Castle, Culloden battlefield and Fort George are within 25 miles of here and there are fast links to the stunning west coast, lochs and hills.

If you love the outdoors; places to walk, canoe, rock climb, mountain bike and ski are all within easy reach.

GROCERY SHOPPING & SUPERMARKET HOME DELIVERY: Grocery shopping is available in Beauly, Inverness and Dingwall, where you'll find independent retail outlets and the big chains too, including Tesco & Asda. Both of these big supermarkets, and Sainsbury's in Nairn, offer home delivery to our area.

GREAT LOCATION FOR EVENTS, CELEBRATIONS AND FESTIVALS:

Red Hot Highland Fling - Hogmanay - Inverness

Homecoming Scotland 2014

Highland Homecoming Inverness 2014

The Highland Meeting Clans Gathering - Cruinneachadh Gàidhealach Inbhir Nis

Masters World Championships (MWC 2014) - Scottish Masters International Athletics

BLAS Festival

Snowman Rally

Camanachd Cup Final and the Scotland v Ireland Shinty / Hurling International

Loch Ness Marathon

Inverness Whisky Festival

Royal National MOD - Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail

Inverness Street Theatre Festival

Inverness Raft Race

Rockness

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

Comonwealth Games (Glasgow 2014) - before & after!

Scottish 6 Days Orienteering

World Orienteering Championships 2015

Highland Field Sports Fair (Game Fair Moy)

Black Isle Show

Historic Scotland's Celebration of the Centuries 2014 - Fort George

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2 Sep 2014

5/5

"Excellent lodge"

What a find. The lodge was excellent, had all we wanted and more. It was clean and modern but set in a lovely location (the boys loved our own burn in the garden). The visits from the pine martins and… More

Thank you for this lovely review...we're so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and that you did so much while you were staying at Affleck - you visited so many of our family's favourite places! We'd love to welcome you back again in the future. :)

12 Aug 2014

5/5

"A little gem"

The care and attention to detail of Affleck lodge is exceptional. On our arrival we were met by the owner who talked us through all we needed to know about the facilities within the lodge, the local … More

Thank you both for this smashing review about our place, and around and about here - it's so lovely, it made us smile from ear to ear!! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your short time in Moniack; it was lovely to meet you...we'd love to welcome you back again - soon!! :D
Also...we love your photo's of the red squirrel and the dolphin - fantastic; thanks for sharing them!

29 Mar 2014

5/5

"Fantastic little cabin, cozy and clean, great location"

We loved staying here, the cabin was clean and cozy, and had everything we needed. There were provisions provided for us including fresh eggs and organic coffee, and a beautiful bunch of Lillie's… More

Thanks for your lovely review about your stay in Affleck - we're really pleased that the squirrel paid nutty visits to the garden feeder during your stay :) & that you had everything you needed. It was lovely to meet you on part of your homecoming journey.

24 Feb 2014

5/5

"Great stay if you want to see the beauty of Scotland"

Situated a 10mins drive outside Inverness, the Cabin sits amongst the beautiful Scottish countryside. It has everything you will need for your stay, whether it be for one week or longer or for even ju… More

Thank you for this lovely review and for taking the time to share what you thought of our lodge and this corner of the Highlands - we enjoyed meeting you all and we're really pleased that you had a good time. We look forward to welcoming you back one day... :)

23 Oct 2013

5/5

"Heaven is a lodge in Moniack!"

I was here in October with my fiancée and 18 month old daughter. The lodge has been beautifully renovated with love and attention to detail. When we arrived there were flowers and a care pack with … More

One thing we really love about holiday letting is being able to share with our guests what we love about the Highlands – we're really pleased that you had the chance to visit some of our family's favourite spots; thank you for this great review – we hope to welcome you back again, soon!

15 Aug 2013

4/5

"Lovely Weekend"

We were a group of 4 adults staying here for the weekend and had a lovely time. The chalet had everything that you could possibly need and was very clean. The owner had made a great effort to make our… More

What a lovely review - thankyou! We're so pleased that you all enjoyed your weekend at Affleck and, especially, that you enjoyed the local walks. We hope to welcome you again, one day.
Antonia

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