Old telephone Exchange
About the home
This interesting building, built in 1938 is recorded in the archives of the Air Defence of Great Britain as a repeater station before being converted in the 1980's specifically to be used as a Guest House. It has recently been changed to self catering accommodation. Nairn is a few minutes drive away with its award winning beaches and famous golf courses. Inverness, capital of the Highlands is 15 miles away. Within easy reach there are many Historic buildings including Cawdor Castle and Brodie Castle in addition to the Cairngorm mountains and Loch Ness. So whether you are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday, golfing retreat or action packed walking or cycling holiday we have something for everyone.
This house benefits from a large garden which is overlooked from an impressive 30 foot conservatory and affords picturesque views over the surrounding countryside. Gallows Hill can be seen from the property which is reputed to be the site where the infamous Queen of Scottish witches, Isobel Gowdie, was tried and executed in 1662 for witchcraft. Isobel's story has been recorded in several books and songs.
On the ground floor we have three bedrooms, two double and one twin, all with en-suite showers and toilets. Each bedroom also benefits from individual wall mounted televisions. One of the double and twins can be combined into a family suite. In addition downstairs there is a large lounge/ dining room , kitchen, bathroom and conservatory. Upstairs consists of two double rooms and a twin room . A shower room can be accessed from one of the bedrooms and the upstairs hallway.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||6 Bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 4 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
Each en suite has a shower and toilet.
There is also a separate bathroom downstairs with toilet and bath. With all facilities on ground level this property would be ideal for children and older people with mobility issues alike.
Further details outdoors:
There is an extensive garden, part of which is shared with two flats that are on the same site. The garden is fenced on three and a half sides. One side backs onto fields while one side backs onto a busy main road so there will be some traffic noise. We would recommend that younger children are supervised when playing outside. There is ample off road parking. The property is accessed from the A96 a couple of miles from Nairn.
Towels are not included at this rental property but could be arranged on request at a small charge. Bed linen is included.
The Scottish Highlands region
The Highlands are to Scotland what the Pyrenees are to France, with equally breathtaking scenery and fantastic opportunities for walking and mountaineering. Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park are particularly famous for skiing, whilst Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain at 1343m, is a firm favourite for those seeking a challenge. For the less energetic, the Whisky Trail provides a unique way of exploring many of Scotland’s attractions and for quieter moments, there’s always Loch Ness and a chance to spot the elusive monster! Scotland also has some of Britain’s best and cleanest beaches. Not to mention the Castle trail.
The region is as varied as it is spectacular. The Moray Firth enjoys a particularly dry and sunny climate, making it ideal for outdoor pursuits and more leisurely activities. The area boasts spectacular coastlines as well as tranquil and picturesque inland landscapes, proximity to Inverness, Loch Ness and Cairngorm National Park, Culloden Battlefeld.
The Nairn area
Nairn was delighted and somewhat surprised to appear second in a list of top desirable destinations for 2010 in a Trip Advisor survey. And yet, for those who live there it is not a total surprise. Nairn has played host to a number of new and exciting events over recent years and has been described as the Festival Capital of the Highlands.
But as you might imagine, Nairn has even more to offer. With its long, sandy, Blue Flag beaches and promenades it became known in Victorian times as the Brighton of the North. It's unique micro-climate ensures that it has more hours of sunshine and less rainfall than towns just 15 miles away. So it's a great place for a family holiday . You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to eat out with a range of fine restaurants to choose from.
Nairn is fortunate in having two championship golf courses, both set close to the shores of the Moray Firth. Together they provide a challenging and enjoyable test for all standards of players - from beginners to the world's top amateurs and professionals.The Nairn Golf Club was founded in 1887 and has hosted a large number of prestigious tournaments down the years. In 2012, the Nairn Club will host the ladies equivalent, the Curtis Cup. Its slightly younger neighbour, Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, was founded in 1899. Just down the round is the new Castle Stuart Golf Links, destined to become another world-class course. So Nairn is a major golfing centre and offers easy access to a further 30 golf courses within a hour's drive.
In addition, Nairn seafront also offers areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Culbin Forest and Culbin Sands Nature Reserve, where many species of indigenous flora and fauna can be seen, as well as a large number of summer visiting birds and migratory flocks. And for those who enjoy the invigorating sea air, there are magnificent views across the Moray Firth.
Overall, Nairn makes an excellent base for exploring the Scottish Highlands. The town is closely linked to the Battle of Culloden, the last land battle on mainland Britain. A trip to the visitor centre, 12 miles away, will give a fascinating insight into what happened to the Jacobites in 1745. Also close to Nairn are Clava Cairns, Fort George, Cawdor Castle, Brodie Castle, Inverness and Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness. The Cairngorm National Park is within easy reach.
These are just a few examples of the many attractions in and around Nairn. Truly a relaxing place to visit with attractions to suit every taste. For more information look at the Visit Nairn website
How to get there
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The old telephone exchange is situated on the A96, 2 miles East of Nairn. It is 14 miles from Inverness airport and 22 miles from Inverness City Centre. There is a train station in Nairn which is 4 miles away.
Activities near Nairn
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
29 Nov 2012
Our group of 11 stayed at the house for a weekend as we had a wedding in Nairn. The house was a perfect location for our group and exactly what we wanted. It comfortably slept the group and there was plenty of bathrooms and living room space for everyone. The decor was a little old but suited the location/house well, no one had any complaints.
Glad you enjoyed your stay with family and friends. Thank you for taking time to review our property.
07 Nov 2012
A group of us (3 families) stayed with our kids in the Telephone Exchange for 10 days for bit of a reunion and we all loved every minute of it. Really efficiently run property, very friendly.
If you want to go out, it's in easy reach of lots of beautiful countryside spots and places to visit, close to town/supermarkets to do your shopping, and there's loads of space inside and outside if you want to just take things easy.
I have a disability and trouble walking, but everything I needed was on the ground floor - kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms etc, and the doors are wide, so I had no problems.
It's difficult to cover everything because all of us found different things to enjoy outside of the house, but we all loved having big family meals - there's an amazing cooker :o) and we could all get around the table here.
Brilliant fun and would be a fantastic place to have Christmas or a celebration get-together.
I would definitely look forward to another visit, there's so many things we didn't have time to do.
We look forward to welcoming you back. We appreciate you taking time to tell others how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you
18 Aug 2012
Kitchen good, lots of space. airy sun room. Good area for visits. Tvs too high on the walls leading to neck ache. some windows have no blinds. Road noise excessive. Toilet leaking, tap broken (fixed within 48hrs). No floor mats in bathroom. No rubbbish bins in bedrooms.
We are glad you enjoyed the space and had sun to enjoy the conservatory and surrounding area. Thank you for bringing the tap and toilet water leak to our attention. Temporary repair was carried out same day and definitive repair the following day. A blind has been ordered for the one skylight window without a blind and television in living room lowered. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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|Prices for group size 6|
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|1 Sep 12||22 Dec 12||£ 550||-||-||3 Nights|
|22 Dec 12||12 Jan 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|12 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 550||-||-||3 Nights|
|29 Mar 13||20 Apr 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||£ 600||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 550||-||-||3 Nights|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 12|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|12 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 650||-||-||3 Nights|
|29 Mar 13||20 Apr 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||£ 700||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 650||-||-||3 Nights|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
THE OLD TELEPHONE EXCHANGE IS NEWLY AVAILABLE AS A HOLIDAY LET SO THERE IS AVAILABILITY AND GREAT DEALS AVAILABLE WITH LOW RATES AS ABOVE. WE CAN BE VERY FLEXIBLE AT THE MOMENT SO PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DETAILS. THE RATE FOR 6 PEOPLE APPLIES WHEN DOWNSTAIRS ONLY IS OCCUPIED IN THREE BEDROOMS.Enquire now
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