Dularich, Inverness 14 miles, Loch Ness 7 miles..
from £60 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 2442819
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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
The house is in a great location for visiting the Highlands, with easy access in all directions. The west coast for Skye and the coastal scenery, Aviemore and the Cairngorms and the vast beaches of the Moray Coast can all be reached in a little over one hour. Closer to hand are The Culloden Battlefield and The Black Isle with its small coastal villages such as Fortrose, Rosemarkie and Cromarty. Fortrose is well known for dolphin spotting.
PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept young children under 12 because of possible hazards regarding the horses and the land., and no pets please.
Minimum 3 night stay. The rooms available to guests are those shown in the photos. The house is much bigger but the other rooms are unoccupied and locked.
We have much wildlife here, many badgers and foxes, hares, pine martens, red kites, buzzards, woodpeckers, sparrow hawks and many other birds are seen occasionally. The nearest supermarkets are in the pleasant village of Beauly, 7 miles, along with several places to eat, such as 'The Priory Hotel', 'The Lovat Arms', plus 3 cafes and a deli, a Chinese and an Indian takeaway, a post office, hardware shop, tweed shop, garage, filling station and a pharmacy. In the season on Thursday evenings, a pipe band plays in the village square and there's a display of Highland dancing.
Inverness has good facilities, a large theatre, a swimming pool, gym & sauna complex, cinemas and many supermarkets & shops. Boat trips down Loch Ness are available. There are several visitor attractions such as the Culloden Battlefield, Fort George, the oldest fort in Europe which is still occupied by armed forces (built 1746), ancient cairns, shopping malls, a very pleasant river and parks.
There are two large forests close to the house and the local roads make pleasant walking or cycling with little traffic. Mountain bikers and walkers have many forests to choose from, as well as the Caledonian Canal towpath and the Great Glen Way. There are many activities in the area apart from sightseeing - walking groups, archaeology groups, skiing in season, fishing, ceilidhs & music and there are several castles and NT properties such as Brodie Castle, Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness and Dunrobin Castle is just over an hour away. Cawdor Castle (mentioned in 'Macbeth') is signposted between Inverness and Nairn. The spectacular Glen Affric is 35 minutes west by car. There are long sandy beaches on the Moray coast at Nairn, Findhorn and Lossiemouth. For the more adventurous, The Orkney Islands (135 miles to the ferry) can be visited in a day. A coach meets the ferry and does a tour of the main archaeological sites, which are spectacular. An early start is needed.
Bedroom 1 with king size bed and en suite shower room. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and en suite whirlpool bathroom, wardrobe and chest of drawers. All beds have duvets, warmer ones for the chilly months .The kitchen has oak units, double oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge freezer, kettle, toaster and lots of crockery, cooking utensils etc. Utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board etc. Back door leading to the garden. Comfortable living room with two sofas and armchair, coffee tables and smart TV with Freesat and DVD player. A separate dining room with a sideboard and mahogany table and chairs. Secure Wi-Fi. There is a south facing sheltered patio with garden furniture. Ample parking in front of the house.
We always make sure the beds are in good condition, the king size bed is all new and the singles have new mattresses. (Autumn 2015)
Winter: Please bear in mind that access may be affected by the weather, especially snow and ice.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 40 km, Nearest railway: Inverness 21 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Scottish Highlands region
In our opinion, Scottish scenery at its best begins in Perthshire and extends up beyond Inverness, extending across to the west coast as it does so. The area is full of archeological remains stonecircles, Neolithic cairns, hill forts, hut circles etc. Did you know that after the Ice Age the Orkney Islands were inhabited before southern England? Of course there are also many castles, mostly towards Aberdeenshire but there's Brodie to the east and Dunrobin further north.
There are spectacular beaches on the Moray Coast and fishing villages scattered away to the east. Dolphins are often seen around Fortrose, a small village on the Black Isle (also a Royal Burgh with a ruined cathedral), The 'Black Isle' is not an island but a peninsula north of Inverness. At the eastern end is the village of Cromarty, an interesting place to explore with many old houses, two museums, cafes and hotels and a long military history.
If you walk or cycle you will be spoilt for choice, our house lies on the Great Glen Cycle route, which extends down the side of Loch Ness. Urquhart Castle near Drumnadrochit is a very popular tourist attraction right on Loch Ness. Fort William on the west coast leads to islands such as Mull and Skye can be toured in a day from Kyle of Lochalsh, passing Eilean Donan Castle (featured on countless calendars) en route.
Many people looking at a TV weather forecast covering the entire UK will often assume the Scottish Highlands are swathed in snow from October to March. In fact we hardly had any snowfall last winter, not enough to warrant clearing the paths. Many times we have seen the south-east of England blanketed in snow whilst it's clear here. It is certainly somewhat cooler than southern England but people don't come to the Highlands for the sun, they come to see the scenery and get a flavour of Scotland.
The prevailing wind is from the south-west and the west coast usually gets more rain than elsewhere. There's no truth in the rumour that one can develop webbed feet if one lives there too long. The Inverness area is dryer, however.
The mountains here are not higher than about 4,000 feet, but in the winter it can be deceptively cold on them. Even in summer, one should not venture into the mountains without the proper equipment, certainly not jeans, trainers and a T shirt.
I cannot think of any normal outdoor activity that can't be done in the Highlands, it's all here. Fishing - we may be able to arrange private trout fishing - golf, flying (Inverness airport), skiing; there are 4 skiing areas, Aviemore is about 90 minutes to the ski lift from here, canoeing, kayaking, sailing (Loch Morlich near Aviemore for lessons), walking, mountain biking, the list goes on.
There's a great children's adventure park at the Landmark Centre, south of Aviemore, not forgetting the Highland Wildlife Park, a little further south near Kingussie.
There are annual music festivals, Rock Ness near Inverness and the Tartan Heart Festival just 3 miles away from the house. Beauly, 7 miles away, has an annual traditional music festival in November with tutorials, finishing with 'Blazin' in Beauly' concerts.
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