A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil setting only a few miles from Beauly in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and without doubt, make a super base for exploring the many attractions and activities this area has to offer. The cottage has been equipped and furnished to ensure as relaxing and comfortable holiday as possible, and it has its own individual character and style. You can explore the extensive grounds of Beaufort Estate with its abundance of wildlife, idyllic picnic places and easy walking routes and also travel further afield to experience some of the stunning scenery, interesting and historic attractions and a large variety of sports.
The popular village of Beauly is only four miles and offers a very good range of shops and restaurants with Inverness, the Highland Capital, just 12 miles. You can visit Culloden Battlefield and its interactive visitor centre, Fort George, Cawdor and Brodie Castles all steeped in local history or explore the picturesque fishing villages and beaches of the stunning Moray coastline. Take a boat trip and perhaps catch sight of the famous bottlenose dolphins or go to Drumnadrochit, which is set on the shores of Loch Ness, as well as Fort Augustus, where you can watch the boats coming through the locks in the centre of the village.
Slightly further afield is the beautiful Isle of Skye and the wonderful unspoilt scenery of the West Coast where you will find some wonderful restaurants to sample to local produce particularly seafood. From Skye, you can hop on to a ferry to the Outer Hebrides – a truly unspoilt part of Scotland with its rugged landscape and sweeping white sandy beaches. A day trip to the Orkney Islands is recommended where you can visit numerous archaeological sites such as Skara Brae, the Eagles Tomb and The Ring of Brodgar to name just a few. For the energetic and outdoor enthusiast, there are numerous mountain bike and forest trails, walking and climbing in the nearby glens of Strathfarrar, Cannich and Affric, golf with a large number of acclaimed courses such as the Royal Dornoch and Castle Stuart within easy reach. Snow sports are available in Aviemore, Glencoe or Glenshee. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and unwind and enjoy this tranquil setting which is Beaufort Estate.
Checkers Cottage can be booked together with Dairy Cottage (CC511444), Duffs Lodge (CC511446), Kennels Cottage (CC511447), Mercy Cottage (CC511448), Rose Cottage (CC511449), Stables Cottage (CC511450), The Retreat (UK5004), The Kennels Bothy (CC511451), The Larder (CC511452) and Nursery Cottage (UK5917) to accommodate up to 51 guests.
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Living room 1: With open fire, Freesat TV, CD player and double sofa bed.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Living room 2: With wood burner.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
External shepherds hut:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With double sofa bed.
Bedroom area: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for fires included, remainder at £5 per basket (honesty box). Travel cot and highchair available on request.
Front garden with patio and garden furniture. 400-acre natural grounds with woodland (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
3 miles (beach)