3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Bungalow Surrounded By Scenic Walks And Lofty Munros
Mike & Ros @ The Beeches
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 Invergarry
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 28 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.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Checking out: 1 - Please strip the beds and leave the linen and towels in the bath 2 - Please don't use the dishwasher Eco cycle when you leave
Welcoming and well appointed getaway
The house was exactly as advertised with all the amenities and information you need to enjoy your stay in the highlands. There was a bit of trouble finding it as it is up the drive and we arrived after dark. Don’t try to enter the post code into Google Maps just follow the pin on the VRBO app but once we were in we had a wonderful stay.
It's definitely a drawback when a postcode covers a few square miles! Thanks for sharing the tip and for your kind words about your stay.
Very nice place
We stayed for 5 nights in this wonderful location, the house was very nice located,up in the hill, I really liked the fireplace, the things I did not like was that when the heat would turn off the house will became so so cold, I had to wake up a lot in the night to turn it on, and that the kitchen and the baths not really clean, the owner asked for fees for cleaning and I found lots of hair in the kitchen cupboards, in the bath tub, bed sheets....I am not sure how much they clean after every guest, but overall happy with the accomodation.
We're very concerned that the house didn't meet your expectations. I wish we had known at thd time so we could have dealt with it then. Please rest assured that we will look into this and make sure that it doesn't happen again, it's not something
cozy and generous
It is a very cozy and generous house, got everything you need for a family holiday. The hosts are responsive and very kind. We cannot recommend more.
We're so glad you and family enjoyed your visit. Thank you so much for your review.
Delightful cottage in a great location
The cottage is like one's own home, very well equipped, with lots of useful information on the area. The cottage is located in an ancient forest, not far from the road but quiet and secluded. Having a fireplace with both wood and coal was especially nice. The location is ideal for visiting the lochs, nearby towns such as Fort Agustus and Fort William, and outer areas such as Skye. Invergarry is a charming area itself, with pleasant walks along rivers and through forests, some starting right from the cottage. We visited in October and had rain on and off, but were prepared for it and it was fine.
Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you found the house comfortable and enjoyed so much of the area.
Great family cottage
We certainly enjoyed our stay in the stunning Scottish Highlands, basing ourselves at this cottage in Invergarry.
We were only three, but there was plenty of space, and having two bathrooms was also extremely useful.
Three good sized and comfortable bedrooms, a large lounge and large kitchen with lots of equipment.
It was perfect having a great choice of games, puzzles, books and dvds for the inevitable damp days!
The cottage is hidden from the road, but Mike's comprehensive directions and instructions helped us find it, and check in was no problem, all just as described.
The cottage is surrounded by trees which does make it a little dark, but this isn’t a problem. There are plenty of heating options if needed too.
Sadly despite the trees we didn’t get to see any red squirrels which was on the wish list!
There are pleasant walks from the property, and stunning drives in all directions.
We made sure to stock up at a larger supermarket in Inverness on our way to the cottage, because there isn’t much available locally.
On Mike’s suggestion we tried Rokeby Manor for dinner one night which is walkable from the cottage, and had a pleasant meal.
Invergarry is ideally located for drives in all directions. We particularly enjoyed the drive to Skye. We also did Glencoe and Glen Etive in the rain (excellent waterfalls).
Other outings accessible from the cottage were the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig, the Highland Wildlife Park in the Cairngorms, Inverness, Loch Shiel Cruises at Glenfinnan, Loch Ness, and Urquhart and Eilean Donan Castles.
The Highlands are certainly beautiful to visit, and this cottage is a perfect location from which to do so.
Thank you so much for taking the time to complete such a wide-ranging review of your stay. Invergarry has been our favourite spot for decades and we're delighted that you had a great time. We know how the weather can limit your options, so it's great that you were able to enjoy your days in the house as well.
Thank you again for sharing your thoughts.
Mike & Ros @ The Beeches
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.