The Old West Manse ref: W42926

Strathconon, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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8
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bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
3
Pets allowed
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

In a superb location in a remote highland glen, the setting for television’s ’A Glen for All Seasons’, this old Church of Scotland Manse stands detached in ¼ acre of fenced secluded gardens within 3-acre riverside grounds, all with wonderful views over the valley and surrounding mountains. Completely refurbished and decorated with style, it is perfect for nature lovers and walkers. There is excellent bird-watching, deer stalking, fly fishing, mountaineering and hill walking locally. Inverness, the hub of the Highlands, is just a 45-minute drive away. Built on the banks of the River Ness, it boasts a red sandstone castle and offers good shopping and other holiday attractions. Shop and pub 10 miles, restaurant 12 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft four poster), 1 double (5ft), 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

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Second floor

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Fourth floor

Facilities

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, oil, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Oil Aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Payphone. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed 1/4-acre natural garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring. NB: Fenced river in grounds.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Dingwall
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

Things to do nearby

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

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

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

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

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

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

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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