The Manor House is the original farmhouse of the country estate at Balbeg, near Loch Ness and Drumnadrochit, Urquhart castle and Nessie are close by. The house was built in 1888 and was fully renovated in late 2011 adding a new kitchen extension and conservatory, it sleeps 4-5 in 2 bedrooms, has 2 New bathrooms/toilets and a new kitchen and conservatory. The Manor House sits on top of the hill in picturesque Glenurquhart in the small village of Balbeg. The house has 180 degree views of Glenurquhart overlooking loch Meklie and up to the mountains of the West coast up to 40 miles away. The house is surrounded by a working hill farm and backs onto moorland. This is a beautiful and secluded location for anyone looking for a quiet holiday or a central location to tour the highlands. The Isle of Skye and the famous village of Plockton can be toured within a day returning to Glenurquhart in the evening. Inverness, is 20 minutes away. Castle Stuart golf course is a mere 25 miles away.
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Country Cottage in Balbeg, Glenurquhart, Nr. Loch Ness, Scotland - Secluded Location on Top of the Hill, Ideal for Nessie Watching, Touring the Highlands, Hill Walking
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- 13 Aug 2018
About Jim McGregor
I am Jim McGregor a native of Glenurquhart and Balnain.
Why Jim McGregor chose Inverness
I bought the property in 1985 from an old school friend with the intention of renovating and living in the house. However my work kept me from renovating it until last year.
What makes this Cottage unique
The location of the house is one of its strong points, it is on the top of the hill and has some of the best views in Glenurquhart. It is close to Loch Ness and Glen Affric and ideally situated for touring the highlands.
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Fantastic house and location
We had a wonderful stay at the Manor House and found the house to be very well equipped. Due to travelling with a 9 month old, we had asked the owner if he had a high chair and a new one was provided for us when we got to the house, along with a travel cot already set up. As the weather was due to be lovely during our stay (which it was) we had also asked if there was a BBQ at the house and again, a new one was waiting there when we arrived.
The house itself was just what we were looking for and the location is fabulous! We spent every evening in the conservatory enjoying the views and the wildlife. The enclosed garden was brilliant for both the dog and baby as it offered plenty of room to roam around and explore and the chickens who came to visit were very friendly! Nearby Drumnadrochit is a lovely little place with a well equipped Co-Op and great gift shops.
We would highly recommend the Manor House and will be returning in the future.
Lovely central location to visit the highlands
We had a wonderful 2 weeks @ the manor house ,cottage clean & spacious,garden fully enclosed for our dogs.weather lovely for whole of our stay.great central location for stay in the highlands.had groceries delivered from asda & well stocked co op & great takeaway in drumnadrochit.could have done with info on refuse collections & heating instructions being in cottage for guests to refer to as had to phone property manager as soon as we arrived after 12 hr journey being tired & cold as when we put heaters on electric kept tripping which was a hassle.
Cottage is well stocked with everything you need .will be returning!!!
Great central location with a view
The manor house in Balbeg is a great location for touring the highlands. The rental was very clean and comfortable. The manager was extremely helpful but with a few questions that arose. I would highly recommend the property for anyone that wants a good location to see the highlands. The view of the Glen and Munro's was great. I drink my morning coffee and watch the sunrise. The weather was perfect all ten days. We loved the places we saw. Great rental, thanks again Jim.
Thanks Duncan, glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday with us.
Lovely sized property in fantastic surroundings
It was difficult to located the property as it didn't have a name post (which it does now). Very spacious living area and good-sized bathrooms. Second bedroom could have more storage as there was plenty of room. It is a good place to stay to travel to many places of interest including Glen Affric, Inverness, Fort George, Cairngorms and even John' O Groats! We had good weather which made the holiday even better. Nice place to relax and get away from it all and watch the wildlife. Good local shops in Drumnadrochit and very interesting Loch Ness visitor Centre. A very enjoyable holiday.
Séjour à la campagne
Tel que décrit. Liz very helpful. The owner responded quickly to our questions and request. Le calme à la campagne. Il faut méditer dans le solarium, en face des collines et des pâturages! A small welcoming package very appreciated if you arrive late in the afternoon. Tous les appareils ménagers fonctionnent très bien. Bed is comfortable. Avons assisté brièvement à la tonte des moutons chez le voisin! No problem orienting yourself with a GPS. Lots to visit - a must: l'île de Skye.
I would recommend this cottage without hesitation. Venez visiter les Highlands en restant dans ce petit bungalow de campagne.
What a gem, a fabulous cottage in an unspoilt area with views to die for, everything you need to relax and unwind with welcome goodies and a very warm welcome from Liz who made sure everything was just perfect. Plenty of lovely wildlife to see, sheep and cows next door and a variety of birds. We were lucky to have the full moon rising over the glen, very romantic. The weather was excellent for the whole week and the location is perfect for touring.we will never forget our holiday in the highlands and would not hesitate to recommend this cottage, thanks!!!
Special interest holidays:
Balnain bike park is 1 mile away.
This is a country cottage in the highlands of Scotland, Inverness, the capital of the Highlands is 20 miles away. The nearest airport is at Inverness. It is recommended that you use a car to reach the cottage.
Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness and Urquhart castle is 5 miles away. Inverness is 20 miles away. Glen Affric is 8 miles away. You can drive to Plockton, Sky, and back in a day.
Cruise Loch Ness on the Drumnadrochit cruise boats or visit the Loch Ness Monster exhibitions at Drumnadrochit.
Booking Notes: Please email the owner at Jim McGregor for booking. 50% deposit to be paid at time of booking, remainder 1 month before the start of let. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday. Departure by 10am, arrivals after 4pm. This gives us time to clean the property for you. These times are flexible on a case by case basis.