Balnacraig ref: UK5668

Craigton, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
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Bathrooms
4
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No pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This detached house enjoys spectacular, panoramic views over the waters of the inner Moray Firth and the Highland capital city of Inverness. Balnacraig, has been equipped and furnished to a high standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible.
Set in the small hamlet of Craigton and a short distance from the seaside village of North Kessock, Balnacraig makes the perfect base for exploring the beautiful part of the northern Highlands. Only 3 miles from Inverness, visitors will find a wealth of historic and cultural attractions as well as a very good selection of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. Culloden Battlefield, Fort George, Cawdor Castle and Loch Ness are just a few of the many interesting places to visit. Take a boat trip on the waters of the Moray coast and hopefully catch sight of the blue nose dolphins which the area is renowned for.
For the more energetic, there is hill walking and mountain biking through the woodland in the forest trails behind Balnacraig. A large variety of water sports, fishing, boat trips and numerous golf courses are just some of the many activities available within easy driving distance. The Cairngorms National Park and Aviemore which is set in the heart of the park, is a very popular destination for winter sports and is just over 40 minutes’ drive away. Take a trip along the Moray Malt Whisky Trail or a day out to the lovely Isle of Skye or the Orkney Islands (available Jun-Aug) which are both well worth visiting - there is so much to see and do for all ages. For the less energetic, sit back and relax whether it be in the hot tub or in the living area and watch the ever changing views from this lovely property. Many happy memories will be made in this beautiful and unspoilt destination. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With 49’’ Smart TV, iPod dock and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With double electric oven, induction hob, combi microwave/oven/grill and American style fridge/freezer.
Utility area: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Sun room.
Bedroom 1:
With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request), Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail (also accessed from hallway).
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request), Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with double shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet (also accessed from landing).
Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and DVD player.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large decked area with garden furniture. Unspoilt wooded grounds. Hot tub for 5 (private). Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only, no stag or hen parties. There are slopes in the grounds. This property has a security deposit of £300.
  • Nearest town
    Inverness
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Inverness
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    3.0 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile (beach)

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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