Urquhart Mill ref: CC511334

near Conon Bridge, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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6
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bedrooms
4
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Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • No Pets Allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

Urquhart Mill is an exceptionally spacious single storey detached house situated in an elevated position overlooking the Cromarty Firth. The large kitchen/dining room is well equipped; its large windows look out across the waters of the Cromarty Firth with the spectacular mountain range of Ben Wyvis acting as a dramatic backdrop. The spacious lounge has deep leather sofas enjoys the same stunning views. There is a second lounge with TV/DVD, and four generously proportioned bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities. They are all beautifully presented with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings and a bright, modern ambience. With a family sized bathroom and a second shower room it is ideal for families, two couples or extended family holidays. Urquhart Mill was built by the current owners on their working farm which has been in the same family for over a hundred years. Built on the site of an old historic mill, from which it takes its name, it offers peace and seclusion, yet is just 15 minutes’ drive to Inverness and 6 miles from the attractive market town of Dingwall, which provides an excellent range of facilities, including bars, restaurants and a large supermarket.

The immediate area is a bird watcher’s delight. Rare red kite wheel overhead and buzzards, swallows and house martins are all regularly seen. Backing onto open woodland, the occasional Roe Deer can be seen in the early morning and evening. The house is set in large country gardens, with mature trees and shrubs and plenty of lawned area for children to run around and explore. The outdoor dining table and chairs provide a welcoming spot to sit and admire the superb views across the water to the hills beyond. The Cromarty Firth is also noted for its resident bottle nosed dolphins that are frequently spotted along this shoreline. Situated on the Black Isle, a peninsular noted for its attractive fishing villages and unspoilt countryside just north of Inverness, the house is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region. There is plenty to see and do in the immediate area. Golf, mountain biking, horse riding, sailing, canoeing, hill walking and mountain climbing are all local pastimes. Boat trips to view the dolphins, seals and vast array of seabirds closer to hand are also available nearby. The pretty coastal towns and fishing villages dotted around the Black Isle are truly charming. Urquhart Mill is only 15 minutes’ drive from Inverness, the Highland capital city. Situated on the banks of the Ness this attractive and vibrant city has an excellent selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as a superb multi million pound theatre complex, multi screen cinema, ice rink and an amazing wild water aqua dome. From this pivotal location visitors are spoilt for choice. Head West along the shores of Loch Ness to Fort William, Mallaig and the road to the Isles. To the north is the wild and dramatic scenery of Sutherland and Caithness, and to the south Avimore and the Cairngorm National Park

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With satellite Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD. Superb views over the Cromarty Firth to Ben Wyvis beyond.
Second Lounge: With freesat TV, DVD and leather sofas
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
Utility Room: Leading from kitchen with washer/dryer and sink
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en suite shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: With double bed
Bedroom 3: With single bed
Bedroom 4: With single bed
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.

Miscellaneous

Large, wrap around open gardens with mature trees and shrubs. Mainly laid to lawn with patio area with picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 3 cars.
  • Nearest town
    Dingwall
  • Shops
    1.5 Miles
  • Distance
    6 Miles
  • Restaurant
    1.5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Dingwall
  • Pub
    1.5 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    6 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

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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