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Waterside Highland Holiday Home Near Inverness, Sky, Sea & The Natural World

Sue Macdiarmid

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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Waterside Highland Holiday Home Near Inverness, Sky, Sea & The Natural World

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Inverness - Blair Na Coi, Charleston

4- bedroom luxury house on Beaulay Firth, stunning views, waterside location.

Luxury self-catering holiday home amidst stunning scenery on the shores of the Black Isle, & at a spectacular location near Inverness in the Scottish highlands.

Blair na coi was built in 1993, and faces south to maximise light and to give stunning views of the water and sky from all rooms.

It accommodates a maximum of 8, with 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom & 2 shower-rooms.

The house has a conservatory with views of, & double doors that open onto the garden & the Beauly Firth. The sitting room has an open fire, flat screen free-sat TV & DVD, Hi-Fi system, large sofa & easy chairs. Guests are welcome to bring CD's & DVD's. Wifi is available throughout the house at no further charge.

The sitting room leads into the open-plan contemporary kitchen/dining room, with round dining table for 6-8. Sliding doors open from the dining area onto a large outside deck & garden overlooking the water and hills beyond, with garden furniture & lighting for outdoor dining. Soft-lighting makes the sitting room & dining area a comfortable place for relaxing, whilst listening to the curlews on the shore on a light summer evening, or the cosy warmth of a log fire on winter nights.

The contemporary kitchen has fridge/freezer, double-oven, dishwasher, butler sink, & microwave.

On the ground floor, there is a large twin-bedded room, & bathroom with shower over bath. The utility/boot room has space for all outdoor clothing & equipment, & has washer, tumble dryer, & sink with drainer.

On the first floor are 3 double bedrooms. One bedroom has en-suite shower-room, and there is a further shower-room on the landing. Both shower- rooms have contemporary design hotel-standard fittings. All bedrooms are spacious, with built-in hanging cupboards & shelves, bedside furniture, and ample room for luggage. All rooms have full or partial views of the water. One bedroom has sliding double doors that open to a glass-sided balcony facing the firth. All bed linen and towels are provided.

There is parking off-road for one car by the side of the house, also parking on the road by the house.

The house is constructed using energy-efficient insulation; heating, hot water and cooking are by electricity (the house has economy 7 tariff), & all rooms are heated by high-performance electric storage radiators & heated towel rails.

The house is located north of Inverness on A9, 1 mile north of the Kessock Bridge on the Black Isle. By train, to Inverness (pre-booked car hire collection available at the station.) By air to Inverness airport via Easyjet from London Gatwick & Luton, Bristol, Birmingham & Manchester. Car hire available from airport.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Sue Macdiarmid (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2015

About Sue Macdiarmid

My family have been returning to our roots on the Black Isle since the mid-70's. We have known it in all seasons: when the leaves turn red & gold in the autumn; in winter, when the snow comes, & sunsets can be dramatic; again in Spring, when everything comes back to life; & of course in high summer.

We built our house on the shores of the Beauly Firth in 1993, & designed it to face south to give maximum light from the water & sky. Our 3 sons have learned to fish, spot red kites & osprey, canoe amongst seals, & have childhood memories of the beach & rock pools at Rosemarkie, & tea & home-baking from Mrs Tiggiewinkle's beach side cafe. (It's still there, & sells the best local ice cream.)

Over the decades, we have seen Inverness become a vibrant town with good food & entertainment, but for us, the joy of the house is the proximity of the natural world - the sounds, the views, & the light. When away living in London, & navigating the traffic of the city, I have the other soundtrack of curlews, oyster catchers & the birds on the shore.

As a family, we use our waterside home often, and now want to share it with others. It would be wonderful for families, groups of walkers, bird-watchers, cyclists, or just as a relaxing hideaway.

Sue Macdiarmid purchased this house in 1993

Why Sue Macdiarmid chose Inverness

A luxury self-catering holiday home set amidst stunning scenery on the shores of the Black Isle, and at a spectacular location near Inverness in the Scottish highlands.

The house accommodates up to 8, and offers a unique setting directly on the Beauly Firth. It has uninterrupted views across the water, from Inverness in the east, to the hills in the west.

Wake to the sound of the tide on the shore, seals basking in the early morning sun, otters playing by the water, & go to sleep with the call of curlews and oyster catchers. Step onto the deck for breakfast as the tide comes in, or watch the sunset after a busy day.

In winter, light the fire after skiing or a walk on the hills, have a dram as the sky streaks red, and the moon rises over the water.

Paradise for families, hill-walkers, bird watchers, golfers, or just a romantic hideaway. Or how about cycling, ski-ing, pony-trekking, castles, distilleries & beautiful beaches? Just some of the attractions, all within a short distance.

The convenience of Inverness for train station, airport & shopping are all within 15 minutes by car from the house. Enjoy theatre, cinemas, restaurants & night-life without the long trek home.

What makes this house unique

From the house, you will see many varieties of birds, seals, dolphins, pine martins, & our local otter. The local shoreline is a designated SSI (area of special scientific interest) due to the large number of birds that use the shore as a natural habitat. Our visitors have seen 40 varieties of birds in one afternoon!

North Kessock (1 mile) has a Spar village shop, the Kessock Hotel has a bar & restaurant, & the White House café offers lunch, coffee & afternoon tea. A stroll to the harbour with an incoming tide often rewards with the sight of leaping dolphins. The Tourist Information office is located up the steps behind the shop, as well as the free Dolphin exhibition centre. In summer months, Rolph, our local boatman offers cruises on his solar-powered boat out on the firth.

Inverness (10 mins by car) has major supermarkets, Eden Court theatre & cinemas, leisure centre & swimming pool, and award-winning bars & restaurants.

Golfers are served by a huge variety of courses: Fortrose, Muir of Ord, Castle Stewart are all within 20 minutes by car; Aigas, Dornoch, & Carrbridge are within 45 mins.

Gardeners will love the world famous sub-tropical Inverewe Gardens (NT) near Gairloch.

Pony-trekking & fishing are available locally. Mountain biking (hire at Strathpeffer or Rothiemurchus). Hill-walking in all directions, including Caingorm National Park, & Ben Wyvis (both 30 mins.)

A spectacular sandy beach is at Rosemarkie (20 mins) - rock pools, beach side café with local ice cream, tennis courts, children's’ play park – paradise! Sailing, windsurfing & boat-hire from the boathouse at nearby Loch Morlich, & swimming & picnics on the beach, walks among the pine woods by the loch. Ski-ing in season at Aviemore.

Castles, distilleries, mountains, lochs. Every day something different!

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
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Reviews

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Waterside Highland Holiday Home Near Inverness, Sky, Sea & The Natural World
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Book it while you can!

  • 4 of 5

An excellent location with incredible views, right on the water. The drive from the airport took less than 30 minutes and the house was very welcoming. The owner had decorated and furnished it to a very high standard and there was nothing we thought of which hadn't been provided. A really wonderful stay. We are very happy to recommend it, and hope to get back there again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Homely feel with a stunning view

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The house provided plenty of room for our party of seven adults.

The views were stunning with the back garden leading directly on the Beauly Firth. The pair of swans greeted us each morning after breakfast on the decking.

We would love to rent this house again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kessock Hotel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fortrose, Muir of Ord, Castle Stuart
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
A9
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kessock Hotel & White Cottage cafe
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Aviemore
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Rosemarkie
Car: recommended

All city attractions & facilities available in Inverness: supermarkets, theatre, museum & cinemas, sports & leisure centres, play parks, restaurants bars & night-life. Beyond Inverness, there are NT & Scottish Heritage properties to visit, including Culloden Battlefield with interactive exhibition, Cawdor & Brodie Castles, & world-famous sub-tropical Inverewe Gardens. Ullapool & other west coast destinations can be reached easily for day trips amidst stunning scenery.

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Prices & Availability

From £750 Weekly

Prices for this holiday house in Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid
11 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
High
23 May 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Mid
29 Aug 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Low
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Notes We request payment only by direct bank transfer for guests using non-sterling accounts. Please note that all bank fees related to hire are the responsibility of the hirer, including deposit refund, & that any bank fees related to the transfer are paid prior to transfer. Any bank fees unpaid by the hirer & charged to Blair Waterside Holidays will be deducted from the refundable deposit.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Inverness in Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ground floor
    Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First floor landing
    En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 1 on first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Folding doors to balcony overlooking water. En-suite shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Space for travel cot.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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