|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Located on a working croft just 5 miles south of Inverness, Marantha Cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Highlands. Close to local amenities yet in a peaceful, rural location, the cottage enjoys stunning views of the Strathnairn Valley.
Maranatha is ideal for wildlife lovers and families as buzzards, red kites, roe deer and red squirrels are all frequent visitors to the garden. Guests can sample eggs from the free range hens, visit the sheep and cattle in nearby fields and feed orphan lambs in the spring.
There are a range of wonderful day trips from the cottage, such as the Moray Coast beaches, Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield and the Cairngorms National Park, where activities include skiing, hillwalking and mountain biking.
Golfers can play at a number of top courses including Castle Stewart, only 20 minutes away. Shooting and fishing can also be organised for guests at an additional cost.
Accommodation & Facilities
Bedroom 1: double bed with king size duvet, bedside cabinets with lighting, chest of drawers, luggage rack, en-suite bathroom with large electric shower and seat for disabled or elderly guests.
Bedroom 2: twin beds, bedside cabinets with lighting, luggage rack.
Bathroom: bath with overhead shower.
Kitchen: table and four chairs, electric cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, plus all crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.
Utility room: washing machine, fridge freezer, tumble drier.
Living room: two seater and three seater leather sofas, nest of tables, electric feature fireplace, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player and radio.
All bed linen, towels, electricity and heating oil are included in the price, plus Wi-Fi access and parking for two cars. Travel cot, high chair, clothes rack, and iron and ironing board are available.
The holiday cottage is stocked with a starter supply of washing up liquid, toilet rolls and other kitchen and bathroom supplies.
No smoking is permitted within the holiday cottage, sorry no pets.
We were welcomed even at short notice after calling Gael holiday homes. We found it very comfortable and warm and could have stayed longer. Wifi worked very well and had DVDs to watch and lots of tv channels. Annie and Donald provide wonderful hospitality and were friendly and helpful. Just next door if you need anything or would like to visit the sheep, cows or chickens they will take you on a tour. We loved it and it's only a short drive to Inverness city centre.
Maranatha Cottage is a wonderful place to stay, convenient to Inverness and roads in all directions, yet located in the quiet countryside on a working farm (without any barnyard smell). The house was easy to find (using GPS coordinates and directions from owner, do not let your GPS use the street address). The guest areas are very spacious, fresh and sparkling clean, pleasantly decorated, and tastefully arranged with premium furniture. The living room has lovely views (big windows on three sides) and an instant-on fireplace. The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped for real self-catering, including a full-size refrigerator and a stove with oven (works well). We used the high-efficiency washer, and if you need it (we did not) the tumble dryer is there too. Anne provided homemade scones for our arrival – delicious! The master suite has a very comfortable bed and en-suite bathroom (shower with instant hot water). We loved every minute staying here, and wish we had stayed much longer!
Everything was perfect. The owner is charming and welcoming. She was very helpful in directing us to the area's attractions. We strongly recommend this house to all travellers.
Wonderful holidays in a nice house, very clean and comfortable.
Perfect for family with children.
Beatiful area with many worthwhile destinations.
Hope to come back very soon.
Anne & Donald were great hosts. The place was well worth the drive. Would not hesitate to recommend it to family and friends.
The kitchen was stocked with the basics and the home made scones Anne made where fantastic.
Anne and Donald were absolutely wonderful and accomodating!!!! The place was extremely comfortable and clean. Scones and coffee to greet us was just wonderful!! Lovely showers and kitchen and sitting room. Very spacious and beaitiful. Great location for day trips all around Inverness!! Just a pleasure and I look forward to visiting again!!!
Do not follow sat-nav directions. Follow the A9 about 5 miles south of Inverness, take the B9154 (signposted Moy and Daviot East) for approximately 1 mile. Continue around a tight bend and take the first road on the left, signposted Dalroy. Follow this road for 0.6 mile until you see three houses - a white bungalow on the left and one on the right, and a large sandstone house with a balcony. When you reach the large house you will see a tarred driveway level with the road on your right and ‘Maranatha’ on the gatepost.
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