Tomnahurich Bridge House ref: CC511463

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

Tomnahurich Bridge House enjoys a semi-rural waterfront position alongside the Tomnahurich Swing Bridge on the Caledonian Canal, just a mile from Inverness city centre. The house has been renovated in a simple yet elegant style that blends beautifully with its 19th century roots. Sit at the upstairs window seats and watch the world go sailing by, or relax outside in the private garden. You can take a 15-minute stroll to the city centre to enjoy the many activities and amenities the Highland capital has to offer. Tomnahurich has its own sights to see so before you hit the city, take a tour of your surroundings.

Tomnahurich Hill is the stuff of legend. In former times and according to local folklore, it was the home of the fairies. There are tales of a fiddler taken captive by the fairy queen and after spending a night in her kingdom, he returns to find hundreds of years have gone by. Look out for a confused musician while you’re on your rambles! The hill is also said to be the resting place of Scottish seer Thomas the Rhymer. According to legend he lies with his men and their white horses ready to rise again should Scotland need them. He’s in good company. The cemetery built on the hill in the 19th century contains memorials for two Scottish recipients of the Victoria Cross. Major-General Sir Robert Adams won his for bravery during the Indian mutiny and Rear Admiral Sir Anthony Capel Miers received his during World War II action.

As if local legends weren’t enough, you can also explore Nessie’s story. Tomnahurich Bridge is a pick-up point for cruise boats heading to Loch Ness to search for the elusive monster. Yet all of this is only a mile from Inverness city centre with all the attractions it has to offer. Shop in the Victorian Market, the award-winning Eastgate Centre, visit the Castle or the St. Andrews Cathedral, or Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Get a taste of the tropical at Inverness Floral Hall or a flavour of fine dining at restaurants throughout the city.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With 4ft double bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and Freeview TV.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned areas with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for one car.

Please note: Unfenced canal 10 yards from property.
  • Nearest town
    Inverness
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Inverness
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    2 miles
  • Lake
    2 miles (sea)

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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