The Willows ref: UK5638

Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
2
Sleeps
bedrooms
1
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

This lovely first floor apartment for two enjoys an enviable and peaceful setting just yards from the banks of the River Ness on the edge of the Highland capital of Inverness. The Willows offers spacious, beautifully presented accommodation, and is furnished and equipped to a very good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible, and is the perfect setting to explore this beautiful part of the northern Scottish Highlands. You do not have to go far to enjoy this part of the world as just a few minutes drive will take you in to the city centre. You will find something for everyone in Inverness, including a large range of shops, fine restaurants and bars, along with art galleries, museums and open topped bus tours to name but a few of the many amenities the city has to offer. Take a cruise on nearby Loch Ness, just 7 miles away, where you can explore the ruins of the historic Urquhart Castle on its shores, visit the Cairngorms National Park, with Aviemore at its centre, or the Landmark Forest Adventure Park in Carrbridge, 24½ miles, where you can have a fun filled day for all ages.

The area is renowned for the large number of historical attractions, 20 miles, which include Culloden Battlefield, Fort George, and Cawdor and Brodie castles to name just a few. Take a trip along the Moray coastline, which is dotted with picturesque fishing villages and lovely beaches. The Scottish Dolphin Centre is a superb place to see the world’s largest bottlenose dolphins. Depending on the time of year, you might even be able to do some whale-watching. Minke and killer whales both visit these waters and there have been sightings of sperm whales and pilot whales also. The centre offers hourly guided tours and a very informative learning centre that children love. Enjoy a round of golf on some of Scotland’s most spectacular courses, including Macdonald Spey Valley at Aviemore, Royal Dornoch and Castle Stuart, whilst the Fairways Course and driving range is just a very short drive from The Willows. Mountain biking, water sports, fishing, climbing and hill walking are also widely available. For the less energetic, sit back, relax, unwind and enjoy this peaceful setting. Beach 12 miles. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

Stairs to entrance. All on the first floor.
Living room: With electric fire, 55" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom: With double bed and dressing area.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 1 small dog welcome. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced river in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
    Inverness
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Inverness
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake
    10 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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