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Crofter's Retreat

Foxhole, The Highlands
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy cottage in a tranquil location on a working Highland farm
  • Visit Drumnadrochit and go monster-spotting on Loch Ness
  • Enjoy miles of stunning walks in nearby Abriachan Forest
  • Spend a day in the Highland capital of Inverness
  • Enjoy a day at the coast and go dolphin watching in Moray Firth
  • Visit Culloden battlefield and discover the fascinating story of the Jacobite rising
  • Perfect family accommodation for Belladrum Tarten Heart Festival
Property code: CA423

Charming stone-built cottage situated on a working farm in the beautiful Highlands close to Loch Ness. Perfect for families seeking a peaceful countryside stay, yet within access of various amenities and attractions.

Surrounded by the peaceful and stunning Scottish countryside with views of the majestic mountains, this country retreat is the ideal place for friends and families to relax and enjoy quality time together. With paths and trails on your doorstep, you can explore the surrounding area on foot or by bike. Despite this property’s isolated position, you’re only 7.5 miles from the bustling village of Beauly which is perfect for gentle strolls around the upmarket shops and eateries or some salmon fishing on the banks of the picturesque River Beauly.

This detached house is situated next to a working farm, but offers guests peace and privacy. The owners have blended contemporary fixtures and fittings with original features to create a homely feel throughout where guests will feel comfortable and able to relax.

On the ground floor, the cosy lounge has a wood burner to curl up in front of at the end of a busy day. The kitchen/diner is also cosy with a country-cottage feel to it, but still has all the mod-cons needed to cook up a meal for hungry mouths. Double doors lead out on to a small grassed patio where a picnic table makes for easy al fresco dining. Also on the ground floor is a delightful king-size bedroom with an accessible walk-in shower.

Upstairs, there is a lovely double bedroom and a family bedroom with a king-size bed and a single. There is also a modern en-suite shower room. Soft carpets and thick soft furnishings add to the sense of comfort in all the bedrooms.

Outside, there is an enclosed garden for dogs and children to explore, but outside of the garden, dogs must be kept on a lead due to the animals on the farm. The views of the surrounding countryside are breathtaking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 king-size, 1 family room with a king-size and a single bed
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with walk-in shower, hand basin and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC
  • Electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Oil central heating
  • Wood burner with starter pack of logs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV, DVD
  • Enclosed garden with garden seating
  • 1 dog welcome - dogs must be kept on leads outside the enclosed garden due to roaming sheep
  • Shops and restaurants 6 miles
  • Private parking on shared driveway
  • Minimum stay is 3 nights

As well as being a pleasant village to wander around, Beauly is also a popular base for outdoor enthusiasts with some stunning glens and mountains close by. For example, Glen Affric (26 miles) is a magical place to visit with its stunning lochs, intriguing forests, barren moorland and interesting wildlife. There are plenty of walking and cycling paths/trails on your doorstep, and for keen walkers and Munro-baggers, there are several more challenging routes and summits in the area, including the 16-mile Glen Strathfarrar Munros Circuit (22 miles).

If you fancy a touch of myth-busting, head to nearby Loch Ness (13 miles) to try and catch a glimpse of Scotland’s famous monster; failing that, there are plenty of picturesque walks around the spectacular loch.

If you fancy something less rural and more cosmopolitan, head 15 miles north to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. It has all the benefits of a city, but with a more relaxed approach to life. It is popular with visitors because it blends history with contemporary living. You can visit the cathedral, castle and market before exploring the stylish, independent shops, eateries and bars within its compact city centre. Inverness sits on the bank of the Moray Firth which is home to Europe’s biggest pods of bottlenose dolphins.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

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Location

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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