Glen View ref: UK5023

Balnain near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Wheelchair Access 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Grab Rails 
  • Bath/Shower Seat 
  • Low Worktops 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

A warm Highland welcome awaits you at Glen View. Enjoying a tranquil wooded setting, Glen View has been equipped and furnished to a very good standard to meet all your requirements. Nestling against the side of the hill, the house is only four miles from the lovely village of Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness, and makes the perfect base for exploring the many attractions and amenities along with the stunning beauty of this part of the Northern Highlands.
Drumnadrochit has a good selection of restaurants and bars, with Inverness, the Highland Capital, just 18 miles away, where you will find an extensive range of shops, restaurants, theatre, galleries and swimming pools, to name just a few of the amenities. On the edge of Drumnadrochit you will find Urquhart Castle, a very popular visitor attraction, or go to Jacobite Cruises where you can enjoy a boat trip on Loch Ness – a good monster spotting area! Slightly further afield, you can visit Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor and Brodie Castles, and Fort George, or meander along some of the beautiful Moray coastline beaches which have been named in the top twelve of the world’s most beautiful and unspoilt coastlines.
Take a trip along the Malt Whisky Trail – the only one of its kind in the world! To the west and within a short drive you will find the beautiful Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar, both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can walk and hill climb, or also enjoy some of the area’s finest mountain bike trails. Visit the beautiful Isle of Skye, and stop on the way to visit the much photographed Eilean Donan Castle. Travel south and visit Fort William where you can hike up Ben Nevis (the UK’s highest mountain), or take the ski lift up Aonach Mor for some skiing. From both locations you will have spectacular views across the area.
Amongst the many activities available in the locality, there are many golf courses within easy reach, mountain biking on numerous trails, hill climbing, walking with many forest trails on the doorstep, a variety of water sports on Loch Ness or the Moray coastline, and skiing and snowboarding in the Cairngorms or the Nevis range. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and enjoy the ever changing scenery. A trip to this area will always evoke happy memories.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With 40" Freesat TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock and door leading to decking.
Kitchen/dining room: With low worktop area, low double electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Z-bed, TV and en-suite with shower, WC, shower seat and grab rails.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize sleigh bed and TV.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds, sloping ceiling and Velux windows.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath, shower and WC.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi.

Miscellaneous

Large garden with patio and garden furniture. Parking for two cars. Wheelchair access.
  • Nearest town
    Drumnadrochit
  • Shops
  • Distance
    4.5 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Inverness
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    18.0 miles
  • Lake

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

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

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

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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