Loved the location of Bellfield Cottage, just a few minutes walk from the Inverness city centre shops and restaurants and two minutes from pleasant river walks yet tucked away in a very quiet secluded spot.
Youview, DVD player, wifi and Sonus were all very useful while the aga was surprisingly easy and enjoyable to use.
Bedrooms were very comfortable, had plenty of storage and provided great views.
Living room was warm and very comfortable. Fires in the open fireplace provided many a cosy evening in.
The open plan kitchen/dining room was also well equipped and comfortable although occasionally became very warm due to the constant heat from the aga. This was easily resolved though by opening the front windows and back door. I'm not sure how well this would work in summer though.
My only slight criticism (very slight as we will definitely be back!) would be for the bathroom facilities. No proper shower upstairs (shower attachment on bath but no shower screen/curtain) and low water pressure wasn't ideal and, while there is a shower room downstairs, it's less convenient with a relatively small shower. Not really an issue with only two of us in the house though!
The house was very clean and very well equipped with all the usual things you'd expect and lots of the things you don't always get - cafetière, coffee filter, cooking tongs, plenty of sharp knives, good quality glassware, plenty of towels, excellent quality bedding, supplies of washing powder, dishwasher tablets, wood, coal, kindling etc. etc. etc.
I had initially been concerned about the lack of allocated parking but this was never an issue. Although the parking is on-road, it is at the very end of the road, tucked around a corner in a dead-end where nobody else seems to go (other than pedestrians and cyclists using the footpath which begins just as the road ends). "Our" parking spot was always available.
We were made to feel very welcome by the owners on arrival who also stayed in contact throughout our stay by telephone to ensure everything was ok - reassuring yet unobtrusive.
Bellfield Cottage was very comfortable and very homely and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
We very much look forward to staying again!