Peaceful Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in the Countryside near Inverness, Scotland
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The accommodation comes with a variety of other amenities as well, including Wi-Fi, a television with a DVD player, access to a DVD library, central heating, daily housekeeping, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Guests will also enjoy access to a cozy living room with a fireplace and a dining room in which they will be served a complimentary breakfast consisting of Scottish porridge, fresh fruit, freshly ground gourmet coffee, high-quality teas, and dishes featuring locally-sourced and Fair Trade-certified ingredients. The windows of the dining room face out toward the surrounding meadows and a number of bird feeders are stationed near them, attracting a variety of birds and red squirrels, the antics of which guests can watch while they enjoy their breakfast before heading out for a day of Highland adventure.
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- King-size bed
- Running water
- Lounge/Living room
- Dining room
- Linens and pillows
- Movie library
- Tea kettle
- BR/DVD player
At the lodge, guests will also enjoy access to a cozy living room with a fireplace and a dining room in which they will be served a complimentary breakfast consisting of Scottish porridge, fresh fruit, freshly ground gourmet coffee, high-quality teas, and dishes featuring locally-sourced and Fair Trade-certified ingredients. A number of bird feeders are stationed near the windows of the dining room, providing guests with an opportunity to see a variety of birds and the red squirrels who sometimes try to pilfer their food.
Location + Surroundings
A variety of forests laced with hiking and biking trails can be found within a half-hour radius of the bed and breakfast lodge, including Blackmuir Wood, Craig Phadraig, Culloden Woods, Littlemill Forest, Monadh Mor, Reelig Glen, and Daviot Wood. The latter can be accessed from the A9 picnic area just two miles from the lodge. Here, guests will find a three-mile loop trail that winds through a forest filled with pine and larch trees and dotted with woodland pools. The trees provide habitats for deer and owls, while the pools provide breeding grounds for dragonflies.
About 20 minutes to the southeast, guests will enter the northwestern periphery of Cairngorms National Park. Centered around the glacial mountain range for which it is named, the park is the largest national park in the entire British Isles, boasting 1,748 square miles of mountains, heather moorlands, peatlands, grasslands, wetlands, lochs, rivers, and forests filled with aspen, birch, juniper, and Scots pine trees. These unspoiled natural environments provide habitats to a wide variety of birds and mammals, including golden eagles, ospreys, red squirrels, roe deer, and the only herd of free-roaming reindeer in the United Kingdom.
About 25 minutes to the southwest, guests will find the famous Loch Ness. While the latter may be best known for the legendary Loch Ness Monster, it is also a natural attraction in its own right. Stretching 22.5 miles in length, encompassing 21.8 miles of surface area, and reaching depths of 755 feet, it is the largest loch (the Scottish word for lake) in all of the British Isles, in terms of water volume. A variety of fish live in the loch, including northern pike, Atlantic salmon, brook lampreys, and brown trout, while otters forage along its coastal waters and roe deer wander the forests that surround it.
The lodge is only eight minutes from Culloden Moor, where guests will find the Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns. It is just 15 minutes from Inverness, where guests will find a variety of shops and restaurants, along with attractions such as the Inverness Botanic Gardens, the Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Inverness Castle. The city is also home to an international airport and a ScotRail train station with direct connections to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
- Horseback riding
- Whale watching
- Whitewater rafting
- Wildlife watching
Surrounded by pristine parklands, abundant wildlife, and a variety of natural and cultural attractions, guests will have no shortage of activity options during their stay at this bed and breakfast accommodation. For hiking and biking, guess can visit forests such as Blackmuir Wood, Craig Phadraig, Culloden Woods, Littlemill Forest, Monadh Mor, Reelig Glen, and Daviot Wood. The latter can be accessed just 2.2 miles from the bed and breakfast lodge and provides opportunities to see deer, owls, and dragonflies on a three-mile loop trail that winds through pine and larch trees interspersed with woodland pools.
Guests can also go hiking and biking at two of the main natural attractions in the surrounding region: Cairngorms National Park and Loch Ness, both of which offer a variety of other outdoor activity options as well. At the park, guests can go horseback riding, off-roading, quad biking, and even bungee jumping, They can also go whitewater rafting on the River Spey and the River Findhorn. On Loch Ness, guests can go sailing, canoeing, and fishing for trout, pike, salmon, and char.
In all of the natural areas mentioned above, guests will find abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing, with birds and mammals such as golden eagles, ospreys, red squirrels, roe deer, reindeer, and otters to be seen. For more wildlife viewing, guests can head out to sea onto the Inner Moray Firth, which is home to large populations of bottlenose dolphins. Tours are available from a variety of local companies, such as Dolphin Spirit. Heading further out to sea, guests may spot a variety of other dolphin species—and If they are lucky, they may also see minke whales, orcas, and harbor porpoises.
For shopping and dining, guests will find a variety of options in Inverness, where they can also visit attractions such as the Inverness Botanic Gardens, the Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Inverness Castle. The countryside surrounding Inverness is also home to scenic golf courses, such as the Inverness Golf Club and Fairways Golf Course.
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
No Pets allowed
Smoking is not permitted inside the bed and breakfast lodge or its gardens. To smoke, guests must go beyond the gardens.
Pets are not permitted.