Birch Lodge ref: UK5376

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

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Sleeps
4
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bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Free Pets 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Christmas Themed Cottage 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Open Plan 
  • Private Hot Tub 
  • Car Parking - On Site 

Description

Nestling in stunning scenery on the outskirts of the pretty village of Kiltarlity, Birch Lodge enjoys a peaceful setting and has been equipped and furnished to a very good standard to ensure as enjoyable and relaxing holiday as possible. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, this detached lodge makes an ideal base to explore and enjoy the many attractions and amenities this beautiful and scenic part of the Northern Highlands has to offer along with very easy access to both the west and east coasts. Only just over 9 miles to Drumnadrochit and stunning Loch Ness, and 12 miles from Inverness, the Highland capital city which offers a very good variety of restaurants, museums, galleries and shops. Visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness - a good monster spotting area, Culloden Battlefield, the historic Fort George, Cawdor and Brodie castles or take a trip along the Moray Whisky Trail - the only one of its kind in the world!
Slightly further afield take a day trip to the beautiful Isle of Skye and the Orkney Isles. Outdoor activities available in the area include mountain biking, kayaking, sailing and many other watersports, along with golf at numerous high standard courses within an easy drive, hill walking and skiing in the Cairngorms and Aonach Mor mountain ranges. Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK, is just under 60 miles away and provides access to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK. For the less energetic, sit back and relax in the hot tub and watch the ever changing scenery of this lovely area. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With wood burner, 28" Freesat TV and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Freezer available on request.

Miscellaneous

Large lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. 4-acre landscaped grounds with woodland (shared with owner). Hot tub (private). Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a natural water supply from a bore hole. There are sloping banks in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
    Beauly
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Beauly
  • Pub
    5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    5 miles
  • Lake
    6 miles (loch)

About the local area

Inverness, Capital of the Highlands lies at the north end of the Great Glen, where the River Ness flows into the Moray Firth. With its suspension bridges across the River Ness and old stone buildings, it is a pretty place which is well-known for its floral displays.

The River Ness provides a key focus within the city, and attractions like the castle, Inverness Cathedral and the Eden Court Theatre can all be found on its banks; together with some of the city's many shops and restaurants.

Follow the River Ness for long enough and you will end up by the shores of the best known loch in Scotland - Loch Ness. Thanks to its famous resident - Nessie, the friendly Loch Ness monster it has become one of the most popular areas for tourists to visit. Explore the visitors centre by the shore and learn the history of this legend. You might even spot this illusive creature for yourself as you stroll the area.

To the East of Inverness is Nairn, rated second in a list of top desirable destinations for 2010! But its not surprising because with its long, sandy, Blue Flag beaches and promenades it competes with some of the popular tourist beaches in the south of England. Its unique micro-climate also helps to ensure that it has more hours of sunshine and less rainfall than towns just 15 miles away.

Off shore The Moray Firth is home to one of only two colonies of dolphins in the UK and they are often spotted from viewpoints along Nairn's shore. The seafront also hosts an active harbour, with boat owners offering trips to see the resident bottle-nose dolphins or simply to view Nairn from a different angle.

Areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Culbin Forest and Culbin Sands Nature Reserve can be observed inland. Enjoy spotting many species of flora and fauna, as well as birds and migratory flocks. And for those who enjoy the invigorating sea air, there are magnificent views across the Moray Firth.

Things to do nearby

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Floral Hall and Gardens

An award winning subtropical indoor oasis landscaped with a superb array of exotic plants and cacti. Under 18's go free. Tel: 01463 713553

Bogbain Adventure Heritage Farm

Activities for all ages including quad biking, in and outdoor facilities, clay pigeon shooting, archery, ceramic art studios and an award winning highland market. Tel: 01463 772800

Nessieland Castle Monster Centre

Exhibition and superb documentary available about the Loch Ness Monster including eye witness accounts! Tel: 01456 450342

Highlands and Rare Breeds Croft
Highlands and Rare Breeds Croft

Here you will find Highland Cattle, ponies, red deer, rare breed sheep, poultry, ducks and rabbits, You will also see a variety of wild birds that visit the pond and a variety of wild flowers. Tel: 01320 366433

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre

The site of the last pitched battle on British soil is now home to a visitor centre with interactive exhibition, portable battlefield guides and genuine accounts from characters involved in the events of 1746. Tel: 0844 493 2159

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Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

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