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A Home From Home At The Crossroads Of The Scottish Highlands.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Bungalow Surrounded By Scenic Walks And Lofty Munros

A spacious lounge with log/coal fire and views across the glen leads into the hallway to access the very large, recently installed kitchen and dining room. There is a shower room with WC and wash-hand basin and a separate bathroom with shower, wash-hand basin & WC. We also have three bedrooms, a king, a double and a twin room. Off the kitchen is the utility room with laundry and drying equipment. Outside, the garden separates the property from the forest and shields the house from the road.


Property Manager
Mike & Ros @ The Beeches
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2017

About Mike & Ros @ The Beeches

We both grew up in Scotland, Ros in Aberdeen while I started off in Dundee then spending my teens in the eastern Highlands. After I'd moved to Aberdeen, Mum's career took her to this more southerly area of the Highlands. While she worked here and after she retired, we visited frequently, as much to enjoy the peace and quiet as to have a family catch-up,

Mike & Ros @ The Beeches purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Mike & Ros @ The Beeches chose Fort William & Lochaber

So, when Mum decided that she needed something smaller, we settled on holiday lets as the ideal way to keep our connection with the village and share it with other visitors who have enjoyed the area as much as us.

While we've visited many far-flung corners of the globe, there's nothing like the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands or the welcoming hospitality to be found here. Yes it rains, a lot, but the ever-changing moods of the glens and mountain-sides, not to mention good waterproofs, make it so worthwhile.

What makes this bungalow unique

For 25 years now, we've watched the birds and squirrels feed on the rowan tree by the front window, hiked up to Loch Lundie behind the house through all all kinds of weather and enjoyed a warm welcome in the village and hotel.

Hidden from the road and perched up high, the house is a tranquil oasis with views across he glen. You can spend the day sight-seeing, bagging Munro's or ambling around the glen. Whichever takes your fancy, you can look back on it as you sit in front of a roaring fire or in the group-friendly kitchen-dining room.

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Invergarry Hotel, Invergarry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Fort Augustus
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Spean Bridge
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
A9 Inverness - Perth
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Invergarry Hotel
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nevis Range, Fort William
Car: recommended

Invergarry is where the roads to the Western Isles, the Highlands and Lochaber's adventure centres meet. It's a quiet, friendly spot that was once the seat of the MacDonnell clan, the partially ruined Invergarry castle are an impressive sight, and the village formed part of a great estate. The nearby Glengarry Castle Hotel was once the centre of society sitting at the end of its own railway line to Fort Augustus. The Heritage Centre at the Glengarry Community Hall directly across the road from The Beeches has a wealth of information on the local history.

The village prospered as the Great Glen saw the development of the Caledonian Canal and the locks that make up the waterway are a fascinating attraction as boats of all kinds make their way up and down at Fort Augustus and Neptune's Staircase at Banavie near Fort William.

Their is a wide range of tracks and trails around the village, some that make for a pleasant amble, to others that offer a real challenge to the seasoned hill-walker. Of the 284 Munros in Scotland, more than 50 are within an hour's drive of Invergarry.

Taking in such breathtaking scenery, whether on foot or by car is great for the appetite. It is no wonder then, that the Great Glen boasts a mouth-watering array of eateries and producers of fine food. Invergarry has its two hotel restaurants, Fort Augustus has half a dozen hotels, pubs and cafes great for dining out and there are many shops with a range of fine local produce.

Only an hour's drive north-east is the city of Inverness, with its castle, ancient streets and busy shopping centres. Twenty-five miles to the south-west lies Fort William and beyond, the majesty of Glencoe. Drive west out of the village and marvel at the rugged beauty of the mountains as you pass Eilean Donan Castle on the road to Skye.

Almost any road or track will take bring you to a loch or a river, many offering the opportunity to go freshwater fishing (most hoever, do require a permit). Equally, wildlife abounds in the area, and you won't go far without coming across some of the bird-life, deer and red squirrels who live nearby.

So whether you need a base for exploring and adventure or a tranquil spot to recharge your batteries, Invergarry has just what you need.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Invergarry in Highland

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Underfloor heating, heated towel rail, heated mirror
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Underfloor heating, heated towel rail, heated mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Built-in wardrobe, thermostatically controlled radiator
    Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Built-in wardrobe, thermostatically controlled radiator
  • 3 comfortable, well-appointed bedrooms each bed fitted with Egyptian cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows and duvets. Ample storage is provided with a double wardrobe built into each room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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A Home From Home At The Crossroads Of The Scottish Highlands.
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
5

Very pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and in a great location. Mike and Ros have clearly put a lot of thought into making guests welcome and making sure they can make the most of their time at Invergarry. Wish we could have stayed for longer!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andy, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. Having been in self-catering holidays ourselves, we know the value of that home-from-home feeling. We have many fond memories of Invergarry, so it's great to see other people falling in love with it too.
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Peacefull

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable stay,in a very well equipped cottage.An ideal base for us to visit the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susanne, Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay. It's great to know that you and your family were comfortable and got to see so much of the area. Best wishes, Mike & Ros @The Beeches
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5

Well equipped comfortable bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped and comfortable bungalow in a quiet setting close to a forest. Easy access to road network with Invergarry being on a crossroads. Difficult to fault the house at all as everything worked.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andy, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions of The Beeches. It's great to know that you found everything you needed and were able to see so much of the surrounding area. It's been more than 25 years and we're still finding things to do and places to see. Hoping this won't be your last visit to the Highlands and wishing safe travels always, Mike & Ros @ The Beeched
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Wonderful cottage in The Highlands

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful little cottage near Fort William and Inverness. Everything a family needs for a few days of rest and relaxation. Mike has done a great job outfitting the place. There is everything you need + heated towel racks which were a huge hit with the family. One note, visit a major grocery store prior to your arrival. The nearest store is in Fort Augustus and is very small with a limited selection.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely, cosy, welcoming, just what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully clean and well organised. Everything you could need or want was to hand. We didn't cook (we microwaved a ready meal) but we could see there was everything you could possibly want for cooking a family meal. The bathrooms were as clean and well equipped as the kitchen. The house is surrounded by woodland so it was very quiet, all we could hear were birds. There were lots of birds outside the living room window on the feeders, it was lovely to watch them up close. We lit a fire and sat on the sofa watching Harry Potter and eating home popped popcorn, heaven after a day out walking in the showery weather. We only wished we could have stayed longer.

We walked down to the Invergarry Hotel but on checking the menu the food was too fancy for us, I can't eat garlic or chilli and most of the dishes were 'spiced up', there was a choice of burgers but I don't eat them, not even home made ones. We drove into Fort Augustus and ate at 'The Bothy' the food was delicious, we had steaks and sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

We travelled on the 'Jacobite' Harry Potter train to Mallaig, it is best to book in advance, online if possible, we could not get tickets online so went to the station and queued for 'on the day' tickets, there are only a few available but we were able to book for the afternoon trip.

We went up the 'Nevis Range' on the gondolas which was a really good attraction, there is a cafe at the top and it's possible to go for a hike or a short walk when up there, whatever suits you.

We walked up the River Garry through the forest, it did rain for a lot of the walk but it was still very beautiful and worth the effort.

If you decide to choose to stay at The Beeches you won't be disappointed, we will definitely go back there when we next travel to Scotland.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynn, Thank you so much for such detailed feedback. We love this part of the world so it's great to hear that other people like it as much as we do. Best wishes, Mike & Ros
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Loved our stay at The Beeches!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was top-notch concerning our stay at The Beaches. The communication with Mike & Ros was great. The house contained everything and more. The location was great for exploring different types areas of the Highlands. I would recommend the Beaches to anyone looking to visit the Highlands area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Scott, We're so pleased you had a great holiday. Invergarry sits at the crossroads to some of the best of the Highlands, its great that you were able to do so much. Thanks for your review, Mike & Ros
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Invergarry, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Autumn Break
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£700
 
 
Year End Saver
28 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£80
£490
 
 
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
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£160
£850
 
 
Early Year Saver
8 Jan 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£475
 
 
Easter
29 Mar 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
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£130
£770
 
 
Early May Break
3 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£720
 
 
May Holiday
24 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
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£120
£740
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
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£110
£630
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment of a non-refundable deposit equal to one third of the total rental rate is required to secure a Reservation.

Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay that are made within 28 days of the arrival date will forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. The entire rental fee must be paid 28 days prior to check-in otherwise the Reservation will be deemed to have been cancelled.

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