The Hedgehogs ref: UK11432

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Bungalow 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Tucked away in a quiet mews-type setting, surrounded by its own mature gardens, The Hedgehogs is a charming, detached single-storey cottage. A high wrought iron gate leads through to the gardens and this pretty, secluded cottage. Situated close to the centre of Inverness, it offers the best of both worlds – a private cottage close to all amenities. The main living room is attractively presented with colour coordinated soft furnishings and a warm, welcoming wood burner. The cottage has two bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed and the second with twin beds. Both are beautifully presented, carrying on the hedgehog theme with the cushions and soft furnishings. The bright modern kitchen leads through to a lovely conservatory with dining table, chairs and views over the pretty gardens. With a bathroom and a shower room, this cottage is ideal for couples, a joint couples’ holiday or small families. The garden is a real feature of the property surrounded by walled gardens and wooden fencing so is very secluded. The wrap-around garden is divided into small patios, with picnic table and patio table with chairs, providing ideal spots for alfresco dining.
There are numerous facilities within close proximity. Inverness is renowned for its wonderful choice of restaurants, bars and leisure facilities. There are good restaurants and pubs within easy walking distance of the cottage and the golf course is only a ¼ mile away. The centre of Inverness is 2 miles from the property, where there is a wide variety of facilities and places of interest. Eden Court Theatre offers an excellent programme of drama, music and live performances as well as two cinemas. The city is dominated by the imposing castle that looks down on the River Ness which flows through the centre.
There are wonderful river walks and more restaurants along the riverside. Golf, fishing, kayaking, sailing, mountain biking, hill walking and climbing are all enjoyed in the area. There are numerous places of interest to visit, including Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle and of course the renowned Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness. Award-winning sandy beaches such as Nairn and Rosemarkie are just 20 minutes’ drive away. Beach 11 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance (with ramp access).
All on the ground floor.
Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining room/conservatory.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility room: With freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Air source central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed wrap-around garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Inverness
  • Shops
    0.25 miles
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    0.25 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Inverness
  • Pub
    0.25 miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake
    5.6 miles (loch)

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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