A Large House Set In 22 Acres Of Land used For horses.
Cath Hill-Freeman & Eddie Freeman
- English, French
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 Beauly
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 and realise how lucky we are.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We both wanted a property with land for horses and in a quiet environment.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Idyllic quiet rest
Cath and Eddie were excellent hosts, friendly and helpful. The house was clean and quiet. There was wildlife to see and a tranquility around. The house was stocked with ideas to visit, games if you wanted an evening in, and everything you could need in the well stocked kitchen.
stunning place to stay
What can we say about this place. Stunning stunning stunning. This is a lovely place to stay nice and quiet. Wild life is fab. We sat outside 2 evenings and seen bats flying around then a family of badgers crossing right in front of us same time each night. Horses in the fields that love a pat. The cottage is very well kept and clean and the owners are just wonderful. If you are looking for a nice quiet base to stay at this is it. Only 15 mins from the main lochness road , though stunning views. We loved our stay there and will be back. 10 out of 10
This property is definitely in the country. Consequently it is very quiet and surrounded by the beauty of nature. The house is large and pleasant. We enjoyed our stay near Beauly.
Thanks for booking with us and your kind comments.
Great stay with charming hosts
Staying here was a perfect experience. Cath and Eddie were amazing hosts. They gave us directions to local eateries, and suggestions for day outings. I hope that we can go.back and stay again.
It was a pleasure to be able to share our local knowledge, glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again . Thanks for leaving the house so neat and clean, much appreciated.
Loads of sightseeing and things to do.
Quiet Country Home Close to the Bigger Towns
Eddie and Cath were fantastic hosts. Their home is perfect for a peaceful night at a long day of adventuring. It is close to Loch Ness, Inverness, Isle of Skye and more. But you come home to a comfy home surrounded by farmlands. Eddie and Cath have put together great information sheets to help you decide where to go including ones that are not as well known. I've never encountered that before and it was a fantastic touch. They definitely came in handy for us! Great space for family or friends. Would definitely stay there again when we come back.
Many thanks for your kind review, we hope to see you again!
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..