Farr From The Madding Crowd ref: UK5537

Farr, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this lovely detached lodge, which is situated on the edge of Tordarroch Farm just outside the scattered community of Farr, in the beautiful river valley of Strathnairn. This working farm is renowned for its fold of prize winning Highland cattle which graze in the fields right beside the lodge. Tordarroch is the seat of the Clan Shaw who formed part of the Clan Chattan at the battle of Culloden. Equipped and furnished to a good standard, the property is surrounded by natural beauty, and makes an ideal base for exploring this fabulous part of the Scottish Highlands, and yet it is within easy reach of Inverness airport.
The Strathnairn Valley is known for its rich tapestry of rugged hills and fresh water lochs, along with farming and forestry, coupled with stunning unspoilt scenery. The area is steeped in history, with many historic sites and buildings within easy reach. Visit Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor and Brodie castles, and Fort George, along with cairns and standing stones. Take a day trip to see the ruins of Urquhart Castle, which nestles on the edge of Loch Ness, or travel along the stunning Moray coastline dotted with fishing villages and lovely unspoilt beaches. A boat trip on the Moray coastline is highly recommended, as you may catch sight of the renowned bottlenose dolphin. You can also take a trip along the Moray Malt Whisky Trail, the only one of its kind in the world.
Only half an hour’s drive south will take you to Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, a lively and bustling town where you can take part in many outdoor activities, including skiing, hill and mountain climbing, pony trekking and for the more adventurous, ziplining, zorbing and the Segway trail just to name some of the many activities available. The area is wonderful for birdwatching. The rare Slavonian grebe can be seen at Loch Ruthven. Visit the Landmark Forest Adventure Park, a must do for all ages. If you want to simply relax and unwind, sit by the wood burner in the lodge and enjoy the peaceful setting. Beach 24 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 11 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 33" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Partial electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Inverness
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    11 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Inverness
  • Pub
    11 miles
  • Railway station distance
    11 miles
  • Lake
    7 miles

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

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

Loch Ness by Jacobite

Sail to the heart of the mystery and learn the fascinating story of Loch Ness on one of the cruise or tours which range from one hour to full day excursions. Tel: 01463 233999

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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Thursday 21 December 2017 7 nights £ 518.00
Was£ 638.00
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