North Lodge Gate House ref: CC511401

Muir of Ord, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Gatehouse 
  • Unique Cottages 

Description

Enjoying a peaceful, rural setting surrounded by rolling green fields, this detached period holiday property has been sympathetically renovated to a very good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. Just two miles from the village of Muir of Ord, North Lodge Gate House makes the perfect base for relaxing and also exploring the many delights of this lovely part of the Northern Highlands. Inverness, the highland capital, Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield and the beautiful coastal villages of the Moray Coast are all just a short drive. Local activities include mountain biking, golf, fishing, horse riding, walking and hill climbing to name just a few. Take a day trip to the lovely Isle of Skye and the scenic west coast or travel further north and explore the many unspoilt beaches and coastal inlets of Caithness and Sutherland. For the less energetic, with its cosy lounge with wood burner, you can sit back, relax and unwind at the property.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: Small with wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD/iPod dock.
Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine Freeview TV and iPod dock.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with lawned areas, BBQ and garden furniture. One small pet welcome. Bike store. Parking for two cars.

  • Nearest town
    Muir of Ord
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Muir of Ord
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake
    20 miles

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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