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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 and children over 12 only. The house sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms. Everything is included, there are no electricity or other charges, towels and bed linen are provided.

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. All the beds are either new this year, or one or two years old.

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, toasters, microwave oven, ample cupboard space and all pots, pans, cutlery and crockery.

There are two sitting rooms, the one downstairs has two leather sofas, 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, central heating and electricity is included.

Please note that we do not accept bookings for parties with young children - Adults and over 12's only and sorry but no pets. 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 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, 9 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. 'Brockies Bar' is 3 miles away and has a bar and meals available from spring/summer 2018, a Sunday carvery and 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, their base is just 10 miles away.

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. A local company provides kayaking for beginners and the experienced and Segway rides

We have lived here since 1991 and can suggest many trips and activities to keep you entertained. We provide information and routes for car tours and local walks

It's 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 back to the mainland. The archaeology there is amazing.

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 providing up to 20Mbps. 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 small bedrooms are not available and are empty. We provide comprehensive driving directions by email, as well as a map, usually sent about a week before your arrival.

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.

LOCATION: Please refer to the map in our section of the website, which shows the correct location of the house. Home Away have given our address as Ardendrain on the opening page. This is a mistake they say they cannot alter. Please do not use it on a SatNav (GPS).

More Details

Owner
Cath Hill-Freeman & Eddie Freeman
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2018

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 or Switzerland in the summer or out of season.

Eddie grew up in Leicestershire and Cath in County Durham.

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

Why Cath Hill-Freeman & Eddie Freeman chose Ardendrain

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. We both wanted a property with land for horses and in a quiet environment.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Ardendrain in Highld

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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Farmhouse 7 Miles From Loch Ness, In Quiet Glen.
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
Edinburgh
5

Even better second time round.

  • 5 of 5

Last time we came with the mountain bikes; this time we brought the sea kayaks too and enjoyed the local paddling that my husband described as 'out of this world'. We paddled the Aigas Gorge and a loch in Glen Affric. We will return to paddle Chanonry Point with the hope of seeing dolphins.

We love the serenity of the house and all the home comforts it offers. We feel so at home here, and Cath and Eddie always make sure we get the most out of our stay. This time, the top of the house was opened up, allowing us to sit on the balcony of the upper sitting room, watching the house martins swoop by. We look forward to returning in two year's time.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond NSW
4

Recommended

  • 4 of 5

Clean comfortable and tidy. Perfect for touring the local area eg district distilleries, Loch Ness, urqhart castle and Inverness.

Very quite, with heaps of wildlife and views of local farms and mountains

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for leaving a review. Wonder if you saw our badgers, pine martens and hares.. Enjoy the west coast.. Eddie
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Retired
4

Just right

  • 4 of 5

Cath and Eddie were wonderful, they made us feel very welcome and the cottage was even better than we were expecting. We recommend the cottage and it’s locations is ideal, hopefully we will return for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, hope to see you again.. Happy Burns Night and Australia Day!
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5

Peace & quiet in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The property has everything you need and Eddie & Cath are excellent hosts. This is the perfect base to explore the western highlands from.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, Jo, hope to see you again..
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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: 29-May-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: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 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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Location

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Brockies Bar, Kiltarlity (also meals)
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. Plockton.
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, 9 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 bar with a restaurant 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. Pleasure boats operate on Loch Ness, starting 10 miles away. 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. We can provide sheds or a barn for motorcycles, bikes and kayaks or canoes but can't accept any responsibility for their safety..

Of particular interest are the Culloden Battlefield, scene of the last battle fought in the UK and the nearby Clava Cairns, a neolithic burial site (c.4,500 years old). There are some spectacular beaches from 23 miles away. The scenic west coast is 75 miles away at the nearest point, as is the bridge to the Isle of Skye. We provide tourist maps and ideas for day trips and tours. These can be sent by email before your trip if you wish. Just get in touch..

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Ardendrain, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
£483
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
£400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring 2019
23 Mar 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£186
for 3 nights
£435
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
£500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£206
for 3 nights
£480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter 2019
2 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
£400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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