The Anchor and Chain ref: UK5234

North Kessock, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
10
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bedrooms
5
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Bathrooms
5
Bathrooms
Pets
1
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  • Bungalow 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Wheelchair Access 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • All En-suite 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Celebration Houses 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Set on the shoreline of the Beauly Firth, this semi-detached, single-storey property enjoys lovely views over the Firth towards the mountains beyond. Furnished and equipped to a good standard, The Anchor and Chain boasts a quiet setting only 3 miles from the popular village of North Kessock and 5 miles from Inverness, the Highland capital. It makes a superb base for exploring this lovely part of the Northern Highlands. North Kessock benefits from a pub, restaurant and a grocery shop with Inverness having a larger range of shops, restaurants and pubs, theatre and leisure centres. Take a trip along the beautiful Moray coastline – voted amongst the top 20 of the world’s best coastline destinations, where you can visit some of the quaint fishing villages or meander along one of the many beautiful beaches and perhaps catch sight of the famous bottlenose dolphins of the Moray Firth. You can enjoy a dolphin cruise on the Moray Firth and visit the Dolphin and Seal Centre, just north of the village. Also just north of the village is Black Isle Wildlife Park. Take a trip along the Moray Malt Whiskey Trail – the only one of its kind in the world! The area has many attractions including Culloden Battlefield, Fort George, Cawdor and Brodie Castles and the the world famous Loch Ness and the ruins of Urquhart Castle. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with numerous activities available including mountain biking, hill walking, orienteering, sea and loch trips and watersports – you can even launch your kayak from the doorstep of The Anchor and Chain! Golf is also available with numerous links and championship courses within easy reach. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and unwind whilst watching the waves lapping at the shore. Beach 5 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
The Anchor and Chain can be booked together with The Sea Lodge (UK5032) to accommodate up to 16 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room/sun room:
With electric fire, 46" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining room.
Kitchen:
With gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Miscellaneous

Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Large garden (shared with UK5032). Private parking for 4 cars. Wheelchair access. No smoking. Please note: The garden leads down to the unfenced sea front, 5 yards.
  • Nearest town
    Inverness
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Inverness
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    5.0 miles
  • Lake
    5 yards (beach)

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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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