Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The ambience of the house is matched by its stunning location in an elevated position amidst the fertile farmland of the Black Isle peninsula bounded by the picturesque Moray and Cromarty Firths where the resident dolphins can often be seen at play. There are magnificent views over the water to Ben Wyvis and the distant mountains of Easter Ross.The house is extremely spacious, each room is tastefully and stylishly decorated and very comfortably furnished with many exquisite personal touches.
All rooms are on ground level except for one twin bedroom and a bathroom.
Strictly no more than 2 children including babies.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rosemarkie 10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 20 km, Nearest railway: Dingwall 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors||
Three bedrooms on the ground floor and one upstairs.
Indoors guests can enjoy the games area with pool table and the magnificent heated 6 x 3 metre jet swimming pool.
Master double bedroom with canopied bed, en-suite shower-room and dressing room, further double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms, magnificent lounge with baby grand piano and feature stone fireplace incorporating wood burning stove, family dining room leading to beautiful large conservatory with seating area, swimming pool and patio doors to the garden, extremely well appointed kitchen/dining room with quality fittings and appliances, utility room, study, games area, bathroom with spa bath and shower unit, additional bathroom, cloakroom/wc.
Cooking by gas hob/electric oven, oil-fired central heating. Fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, large screen LCD television with Sky, 2nd television in master bedroom, DVD, CD player. Bed linen and towels are provided.
|Further details outdoors||
There are extensive landscaped grounds with furnished patios and a barbecue area.
Whilst enjoying the peace and quiet of the countryside, the house is easily accessible being only 2 miles off the main A9 road north and 12 miles from the bustling, vibrant city of Inverness which offers an airport, theatres, cinema, leisure facilities and an excellent choice of shops and restaurants. pool. The village shop and pub are 2 miles from the house.
The Scottish Highlands region
To the east lie the quaint fishing villages and sandy beaches of the Black Isle, to the west the rugged scenery and magnificent mountains of Wester Ross, to the north John O’Groats and the isolation of Caithness and to the south the attractions of Loch Ness and the Great Glen making this the perfect base for exploring all the beauties of the Highlands.
There is a wealth of outdoor activities locally including golf, angling, sailing, walking, climbing, ornithology and cruises on Loch Ness.
The Black Isle
Despite its name, the Black Isle is not an island, but a peninsula, surrounded on three sides by water.
Visitors to the area should definitely visit the ruins of castles on the Black Isle especially those of Castlecraig, Redcastle, and Kilcoy Castle. Cromarty House stands on the site of former Cromarty Castle and is built in part from its reclaimed stone and timbers. Kinkell Castle had been recently restored. Former castles of the Black Isle for which there are no physical remains include Castle Chanonry of Ross and a mound indicating the former site of Ormond Castle.
Culbokie is located to the east. The village has grown significantly in the last few years, with new houses being built to take advantage of the beautiful views across the firth.
To the east of the village is Findon burn, which has a wooded gorge reputed to have been the home of a fairy who lured local men to the glen and kept them there.