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Farmhouse 7 Miles From Loch Ness, In Quiet Glen.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A Large House Set In 22 Acres Of Land, Used For Horses.

Please Note: Adults only.The house sleeps up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms until Easter 2018, then up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms.

The house is in a great location for visiting the Highlands, with easy access in all directions. The west coast, for Skye and the west coast scenery, Aviemore and the Cairngorms and the vast beaches of the Moray Coast can all be reached in a little over one hour. Closer to hand are The Culloden Battlefield and The Black Isle with its small coastal villages such as Fortrose, Rosemarkie and Cromarty. Fortrose is well known for dolphin spotting. Fort William is 60 miles, Isle of Skye 75 miles, Fort Augustus 20 miles.

The guest bedrooms are on both floors, the front double (queen size) bedroom is on the ground floor and has an en suite shower room with toilet and basin, a radiator and an electric fan heater. The rear twin bedroom on the ground floor has an en suite bathroom with a whirlpool bath, toilet, basin and a radiator. The third twin bedroom is on the first floor with a shower room just over the landing, one metre away, with toilet, basin, electric fan heater and radiator.

The utility room off the kitchen has a toilet off it, a washing machine, cupboard space, racks for shoes or suitcases, ironing board and iron. The kitchen has a double oven, self-igniting hob (cooker top), a dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, toaster, microwave oven, ample cupboard space and all pots, pans, cutlery and crockery.

There are two sitting rooms, the one downstairs has two leather sofas and a reclining chair, a TV and DVD player, a desk and chair and a wood stove. The large sitting room upstairs has a leather sofa and chairs, a 'smart' TV and a balcony. Towels are supplied, heating and electricity is included.

Please note that we do not accept bookings for parties with young children - ADULTS (over 18) ONLY. Because we have a farm and large horses we make no exceptions about bookings for children. Safe, not sorry! There are several risks for young children running about.

PLEASE NOTE: the availability calendar is always up to date!

The two houses are set in 22 acres. Most of our land is used for horses. We are unable to offer horse riding for guests. You can watch Cath practising dressage occasionally. Trekking & riding lessons are available in Drumnadrochit, 7 miles.

We have much wildlife here, many badgers – a neighbour who feeds and photographs them had nine badgers visit one night - and foxes, hares, pine martens, red kites, buzzards, woodpeckers, sparrow hawks and many other birds are seen occasionally.

The house is very quiet, being down a long drive off a quiet country lane, all you can hear at night are the owls. There are six other well spaced houses in the hamlet and the owner's house is nearby.

The nearest sizeable village is Beauly, which has several places to eat, a post office, a bank, a hardware shop, pharmacy, two small supermarkets, Indian & Chinese takeaways and two cafes and on Thursday evenings in summer there's a pipe band and Highland dancing in the village square. The 'Old School' has a nice gift shop.. The Priory Hotel in the square serves two course lunches for £8 and good evening meals.

The City of Inverness has good facilities, a large theatre and cinema complex, large leisure centre with swimming pools and a gymnasium. There's a 'Vue' cinema complex and many supermarkets & shops, plus the Caledonian Canal which leads to Loch Ness has a marina and an impressive 'stair' of locks. Boat trips with Jacobite Cruises are available on Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle.

There are two large forests close to the house and the local roads make pleasant walking or cycling with little traffic. Mountain bikers and walkers have many forests to choose from, as well as the Caledonian Canal towpath and the Great Glen Way; our lane is on the Great Glen Cycle Route. There are many activities in the area apart from sightseeing - walking groups, archaeology groups, skiing in season at Aviemore, fishing, ceilidhs & music – the Tartan Heart Music Festival is held 3 miles away (just out of earshot) and there are several castles and NT properties such as Brodie Castle, Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness and Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland is just over an hour away.

We have lived here since 1991 and can suggest many trips and activities to keep you entertained. It is possible to visit the Orkney Islands in one day if an early start is made as a bus meets the ferry, which leaves from near John O'Groats, and tours the best archaeological sites and returns in time to catch the last ferry of the day.

The spectacular Glen Affric is 35 minutes west by car.

We now have 4G mobile (cell) phone reception and there's broadband in the house, though we don't get the speeds you would get in a city. If you want fast internet access, bring a 4G dongle or borrow our 4G router to use with a 4G SIM card.

Although the house is large, not all of it is available for guests, the other 2 bedrooms are not available and are empty. We provide comprehensive driving directions by email, as well as a map.

Driving Directions: we supply driving directions from the south via Perth, but if you require directions for a different route (you may be having a 2 or 3 centre holiday, for example) or are flying in to Inverness airport (flights from London and Manchester), please tell us where you are travelling from so we can make your journey easier, if possible.

More Details

Owner
Cath Hill-Freeman & Eddie Freeman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2017

About Cath Hill-Freeman & Eddie Freeman

We are retired, Eddie was a Fire/Safety Officer with BP and Cath worked in the motor trade some years ago and has a small business as an artist specialising in animal portraits. We also offer stabling and grazing for horses.

Our main holidays are taken skiing and when possible we go to France in the summer or out of season.

Cath Hill-Freeman & Eddie Freeman purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Why Cath Hill-Freeman & Eddie Freeman chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

Peaceful and in the heart of the Scottish countryside. Easy access to Inverness, land for our horses, reasonably close to the sea and beaches, forest walks close by. No crowds, no crime and little traffic. We can't think of anywhere else we would rather live.

What makes this farmhouse unique

As above.

Location

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Kiltarlity (undergoing restoration Sept. 17)
Nearest Ferry
130 Miles
To the Orkney Islands from Scrabster & Gills Bay
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Aigas & Muir of Ord
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Beauly 7 miles. Inverness for main line.
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Main Road, not a motorway. A833
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Several in Beauly. Favourite - The Priory.
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Aviemore - several ski hire shops.
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Rosemarkie, Black Isle. Beach & dolphin spotting.
Car: necessary

Pony trekking & riding lessons are available in Drumnadrochit, 7 miles. We have much wildlife here, many badgers – a neighbour who feeds and photographs them had nine badgers visit one night - and foxes, hares, pine martens, red kites, buzzards, woodpeckers, sparrow hawks and many other birds are seen occasionally. The house is very quiet, being down a long drive off a country lane, all you can hear at night are the owls. There are six other well spaced houses in the hamlet and the owner's house is nearby. There's a hotel with a restaurant and bar three miles away near the village of Kiltarlity, which has a post office/shop and the nearest supermarket is in the pleasant village of Beauly, 7 miles away. The City of Inverness has good facilities, a large theatre, swimming pool, harbour, cinemas and many supermarkets & shops, plus the Caledonian Canal which leads to Loch Ness has a marina and an impressive 'stair' of locks. There are two large forests close by and the local roads make pleasant walking or cycling with little traffic. Mountain bikers and walkers have many forests to choose from, as well as the Caledonian Canal towpath and the Great Glen Way; our lane is on the Great Glen Cycle Route. There are many activities in the area apart from sightseeing - walking groups, archaeology groups, skiing in season, fishing, ceilidhs & music – the Tartan Heart Music Festival is held 3 miles away (just out of earshot) and there are several castles and NT properties such as Brodie Castle, Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness and Dunrobin Castle is just over an hour away. We have lived here since 1991 and can suggest many trips and activities to keep you entertained. The spectacular Glen Affric is 35 minutes west by car.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Ardendrain in Highland

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bath with power jets
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 3 on first floor, available from Easter 2018.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Farmhouse 7 Miles From Loch Ness, In Quiet Glen.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Deggingen
5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. House is comfortably, hosts are very friendly and gave us lots of information. We would definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it was a pleasure to meet you and Denise, hoe to see you again. Cath & Eddie
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5

Holiday cottage in Kilrartily - Amazing - Sandra Tomlinson Christmas 2016

  • 5 of 5

On arrival at the cottage we were met by Cath and Eddie, and everything was explained to us very thoroughly. The cottage was very nice, everything and more than we were expecting.

We had really good weather for the time of year we stayed, there is a log burner, but we never needed to use this.

Cottage is well organised with everything you could possibly require whilst away, it is like home away from home, and Cath and Eddie are more than helpful with any information required.

As we visit this area on a regular basis we already knew what we needed to know, but there is plenty of local information available for the surrounding areas.

We had a lovely surprise when we arrived at the cottage, Cath had put a Christmas tree up for us and we had presents under the tree waiting for us to arrive which was such a kind thing to do.

I would definitely recommend this property, and would love to stay there again if the opportunity arises.

One more thing to add, All rooms are on the ground floor, so if anyone has mobility issues, this is a big bonus, with two showers and a nice big bath available to use.

Thank you Cath and Eddie for letting us use your amazing home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to meet you all and many thanks for the review and leaving the house as you found it, a big help! Hope to see you again.. E & C
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5

House was lovely! Beautiful setting and lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant week here, Cath and Eddie were really friendly and helpful. House was perfect, had everything we neeeded. Would love to stay again

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for staying, glad you found your bracelet, hope to see you again and that your long distance drives become less stressful! All the best, Cath & Eddie
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5

Superb property in a beautiful natural environment

  • 5 of 5

We were completely happy with the property, which is very conviniently located to Inverness Airport. We had a very enjoyable 1 week holiday in the Highlands.

The Freeman family - Ed and Cathie - were very caring and friendly hosts.

The horses were a big bonus, since both my daughters are horse-lovers.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments, it was good to meet you all.
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Port Alberni, BC CANADA
5

Beautiful home in a quiet, picturesque setting!

  • 5 of 5

Our three night stay at Dularich was far too short! The house is like a home away from home. Our hosts Eddie and Cath are lovely people, they were willing to share their knowledge of the area, what to go and see and where to avoid. Cath has two horses: Crumble who she trained from a colt and Lois who was rescued, beautiful animals. There are also two delightful young cats.

The house has two ensuite bedrooms, absolutely complete kitchen, dining room, livingroom, washer - all in new condition and spotlessly clean.

We would return tomorrow if we could and would recommend Dularich to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks for your kind review, it was a pleasure meeting you. Cath & Eddie
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4

Lovely rural retreat

  • 4 of 5

A fantastic homely property surrounded by fields and mountains. Eddie and Cath were both welcoming and very helpful. It was obvious they wanted our stay to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The property has everything you need and is very much home from home. It was great listening to the dawn chorus from the pheasants. It really is a great place to get away from it all. If you want to venture further afield we found it easy to get to Skye and John O' Groats from here. Whilst the hosts are wonderful and very discreet, we did find that being situated within a working stables we didn't have quite the privacy and seclusion we have had at other properties.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Ardendrain, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Winter 2017
15 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£420
 
 
Festive
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
7 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£455
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
5 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£455
 
 
Early Winter
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£385
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Festive 2018/9
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£420
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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