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Mandy Reed

Member since: 2003
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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Mandy Reed

Member since: 2003
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Calendar last updated:
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Cosy Converted Mill in heart of the Highlands of Scotland

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Invergarry - Old Aldernaig Mill

4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 wcs, sleeps 8

Old Aldernaig Mill was built at the turn of the 19th Century as a corn mill and was converted to a holiday home by the current owners a number of years ago.

It is set in a picturesque area, which is ideal for exploring the Highlands. It is situated in the village of Invergarry. Perfect for those wishing to walk/cycle the Great Glen Way, or visit Loch Ness, Skye, Fort William and Inverness.

Activities available close by include walking, climbing, skiing, fishing, cycling and various water sports including kayaking, canoeing and white water rafting. The village pub is also within walking distance!

Wildlife is in abundance and visitors regularly see deer, pine martins, otters, wild goats and many different birds.

We now have free Wi-fi.

What there is to see: There is plenty of wildlife around. You may see the Pine Martins, which sometimes visit the bird table outside the front window on an evening (they like bread and jam). An otter has also been seen going up the burn next to the mill, as well as along Kinlochhourn and along the old Glen Garry road. Along this road you can often see herds of deer. There are also plenty of different birds, Siskins, Buzzards, and Woodpeckers etc.

Things to do within walking distance: ·Walk the circular route around Loch Lundie (approx 8 miles). This Loch is up behind the house.

·River walks on the river Garry.

·Great Glen Cycle path. One stretch, leading to Bridge of Oich (3 mile) and Fort Augustus (8 mile via the track) is next to the telephone box in the village. The other leading to Laggan Lochs (near Great Glen Water Park, 3 miles), can be accessed next to the Post Office.

·Ben Tee is a good walk and climb, for those who are fit. It is “a Corbett”, which you can see if you walk down to the little bridge in front of the house and look to the right towards Glen Garry.

·Local Pub-The Invergarry Hotel, serves bar meals-children are welcome up to about 8.00pm.

·Local Café open during summer months for snacks, meals, ices.

·Invergarry Castle Hotel- In beautiful setting and grounds, which include the old Invergarry Castle. Open for coffees, high teas and evening meals.

·Glengarry visitor centre, which gives a history of the village & the Highland clearances.

Within 10 miles: ·Fort Augustus village on the edge of Loch Ness (7 miles). Site of a series of canal lochs of the Caledonian Canal. Facilities inc; Tourist information centre, golf course, several eating-places, small supermarket, souvenir shops, the old Abbey, Boat which sight sees on Loch Ness.

·The Well of the seven heads (2/3 miles). Nearest general dealers situated on main A82 road at the side of Loch Oich. Also near picnic spot.

·The Great Glen water park (3 miles). Holiday complex, which has a small swimming pool and a childrens park. Various water/sports activities available here via “Monster Activities”, where you can arrange to white water raft (not for the faint hearted), canoe, kayak, hire bikes etc. You can also get food at the main park centre.

·Extensive walks around Fort Augustus, along the Glen Garry road & back down towards Fort William.

·The Tomdoun Hotel on the road to Kinlochhourn. Open for bar meals, drinks, coffee etc.. Fishing on local lochs can be arranged here.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mandy Reed (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Lees family-July 2003-Absolutely superb. All home comforts and wilderness on doorstep. Fleeting glimpse of Pine Martin. Caught 3 pike, superb brownies returned to river. Perfect week for boys, mum and dad.

Jean and Harold Blackburn-Sept 2002-Had a marvellous week and your location is ideal. So much to see and places to visit.
Nov 2007
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Cosy Converted Mill in heart of the Highlands of Scotland
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews
Kirkcaldy, Fife
5

Great Break

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a really relaxing break at the mill. The property itself is in a lovely situation, ideal for touring the local area. To be honest we were so lucky with the weather that we just walked locally most days and relaxed in the garden when we got back.The mill has been converted very tastefully, and has many great touches, which are applicable to the area. Good information left for visitors, with a wealth of good books as well. Appreciated the owner phoning on our first night to make sure everything was o.k. The bird table was great with loads of different birds visiting each day. The owners tip regarding leaving jam sandwiches for the pine marten worked a treat, we saw him twice, but were sadly not able to get a photo of him. Local hotel was good and handy ! Would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone who wa seeking a relaxing break with all the comforts of home. It was exactly as described, and then some !! The description does not fully do the property justice.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased to see another visitor has enjoyed The Mill. We have provided facilities which we would like if on holiday and it is for us a home from home.
4

Cosy and comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely week in this cosy and comfortable cottage. We really felt at home.We couldn't watch the pine marten though I did put, as advised,

some bread and jam on the outside table but were able to cook a delicious fresh chanterelle omelette !!

Thanks very much Mandy, and next time we travel to Scotland ,we'll try to pay you a visit if you're around

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Mr Pine Martin is very shy but usually comes to see us when he's hungry-you might see him next time! July and August are a good time to find fresh chanterelles-I am pleased you found some too. Best regards, Mandy
5

Bit of bliss

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have picked a more perfect location ... Prime position for visiting all the top locations and the Mill was just beautiful. Already looking at dates to go back and can't wait to take my parents ! Easy to book and very accommodating .... Found all the recommended restaurants and attractions as described ..

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Christchurch, New Zealand
4

Old Aldernaig Mill

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic Mill in a superb location. Comfortable house for 8 people with great facilities and lots of information about things to do in the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. We do aim to ensure that visitors enjoy their stay.
Concord, California USA
5

Relaxing, memorable and wonderfully quiet

  • 5 of 5

We (my husband, two teenagers and my 70something parents) had the privilege of staying in this wonderful vacation home. The Old Mill was easy for us to find (and that says a lot for Americans learning to driving on the left side of the road for the first time!) from Edinburgh airport and our first impression of its homey warmth was confirmed was confirmed every time we came back from an excursion whether it be to the Isle of Skye, Ben Nevis, the Cairngorms or Loch Ness. Mandy called us the first night and we were easily able to contact her via phone.

The Old Mill was perfect for a party our size with plenty of breathing space and a wonderful selection of books about Scotland and fishing. We used one of the trail guides for the area to explore places we didn't know about from the guides we brought from the U.S.

The beds are WONDERFUL: no sags or excessive softness; just promises of great nights sleep! The rooms are tidy and clean as is the whole house. We cooked almost all of our meals and there are many recipe books to use if need be as well as condiments.

Perhaps the best things I can say about the Old Mill is that we would definitely choose to stay here again without looking anywhere else when, God willing, we come back to the Highlands sometime (soon, hopefully!)

The Old Mill is one of those places that pictures just don't do proper justice to...how can you describe how close it is to the lovely walks on the River Garry? How do you describe the coziness of the living room or the spaciousness of the upstairs?

Mandy and Kevin did a marvelous job of renovating this place and there is even a school project by the local school children that describes the history of the Old Mill which is well worth a read.

We had a lovely time in Scotland and especially the Highlands and we highly recommend the Old Mill.

John and Kim

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
South Bend, Indiana, USA
5

A Perfect Way to Get Away

  • 5 of 5

The Old Aldernaig Mill was everything we hoped -- and more! Being located between Fort William and Inverness, and on the Road to Skye -- meant that we could take day trips to Loch Ness, Ben Nevis, the Speyside, as well as Skye. And the local hiking and creek-walking was exactly what our children needed after spending the first part of our trip in the cities. The facilities were so good that we never had a chance to test the customer service! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Inverness airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Invergarry Hotel
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Fort Augustus
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Spean Bridge
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Invergarry Hotel & The Invergarry Castle Hotel
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Aonach Mor - The Nevis Range
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Arisaig
Car: recommended

Invergarry is situated 26 miles from Fort William, 42 miles from Inverness, 50 miles from Skye and Plockton, 7 miles from Loch Ness, 20 miles from Aonoch Mor ski slopes and gondola, on the Great Glen Way and cycle route and 2 miles from the Caledonian Canal.

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Prices & Availability

From £85 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Invergarry, Fort William & Lochaber

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
12 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Late spring
23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
Early summer
30 May 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
Peak summer
18 Jul 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
Late summer/autumn
22 Aug 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Autumn
19 Sep 2015 - 23 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£490
 
 
Late Autumn
24 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£609
for 7 nights
£609
 
 
Early Winter
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£490
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2015 - 25 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
New Year
26 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£785
for 7 nights
£785
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
£315
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes A deposit of 25% is required to confirm your booking.
All bookings are subject to confirmation.
The balance of payment is due at a minimum of 6 weeks prior to confirmed arrival date.
A security deposit is due in respect of New Year bookings of £100.

Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Invergarry in Fort William & Lochaber

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • First floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Separate shower also in bathroom
    Ground floor WC & WHB - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , with WHB
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 bunk room 1 cot available on request
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • forests
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Facilities include: Three double bedrooms (2 with double beds(1 with wash basin), 1 with twin beds) and one bedroom with bunk beds. First floor bathroom with bath, separate electric shower, wash basin and WC. Ground floor WC. Kitchen with fridge, electric cooker, microwave and dishwasher. utility with freezer, washing machine and iron facilities. Lounge/dining room with wood burning stove, telephone, TV, DVD/CD/video player, Ipod docking station and CD player, Electric storage heating throughout.

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