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View to the amazing property
Explore the surrounding estate
Enjoy family get- togethers
Well-stocked library
Relax and read by the open fire
Spacious well-equipped kitchen
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Deer House

Inverness, The Highlands
Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 8
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Party houses
Wedding venues
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy the private setting on a large rural Estate with beautiful walks and enjoy sightings of local wildlife from the doorstep
  • Nestling in the heart of the Scottish Highlands with a tennis court and private loch
  • This delightful property is perfect for a large family gathering or groups of friends
Property code: CA135

Enjoying an enviable position between Inverness, Loch Ness and the Cairngorms, this attractively renovated property offers fantastic accommodation for a large group seeking a spacious holiday retreat.

Once a chapel, this exquisite home near Loch Ness in Inverness has all the high-class trappings for a fairy-tale escape, whatever the time of year and whatever the occasion. From balmy summers slipping through glass-like waters in your own private boat to winters curled up with mugs of creamy hot chocolate by one of the open fires, comfort, romance and glamour are in liberal abundance here. Gather up your loved ones and look forward to a holiday like no other; with space for up to 16 guests and four canine companions, everyone is invited to share moments to cherish forever surrounded by luxury.

Start your mornings with luxurious lie-ins in one of the en-suite bedrooms before making your way downstairs. Home to eight bedrooms, five of which are doubles and three of which are twins, everyone can enjoy a cosy, private sanctuary to enjoy soaks, suds and sleeps from breakfast ‘til bedtime. If you are not quite ready to start your day yet and want to cling onto dreamy half-sleep for a little while longer, curl up on the sofa in the drawing-room and relax as the open fire crackles merrily away. Lined with books and furnished with ornate antiques and comfortable seating, the library is also a sumptuous nook in which to while away the hours, whether you are thumbing through the pages of a novel or simply just ‘being’. When thoughts turn to food, this self-catering home pulls out all the stops with both a sleek, modern kitchen and kitchenette. Both fully-equipped with all the appliances, mod-cons and utensils you could need, the additional space means there is somewhere for everyone and is particularly handy for groups of friends and families with young children. To turn meals into more of a celebration, the formal dining room is warmed by another open fire and overlooked by regal portraits and painted beams, creating a bright, attractive space in which to wine and dine.

As well as the bounteous inside space, outside of the property the opportunities for pleasure and play are countless. Pull-on coats and shoes in the boot room and head outside to explore the grounds and paddle feet in the loch nearby, keeping an eye out for the famed Loch Ness Monster rippling the water’s surface at dusk! If the weather behaves, you can make the most of the private tennis court, go for an invigorating dip or hop on the boat for a spot of fishing – or all three! Later on, nothing will beat rounding off the day with a punchy sundowner, soaking in the mesmerising views and toasting to another day in holiday heaven.

  • 8 bedrooms in main house – 1 super-king-size, 3 twins, 4 doubles
  • 8 en-suites bathrooms and shower rooms in main house
  • 3 WCs
  • Annexe with twin bedroom, bath and shower
  • Washing machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, Range oven, AGA-style oven, 3 dishwashers
  • Open fire – all fuel provided
  • Smart TVs with Netflix, DVD
  • Dining room
  • Drawing room
  • Library
  • Gun room
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Please note dogs are restricted to hard floors
  • Ample parking
  • Flexible entry day by arrangement
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Heating and electric included
  • 2 travel cots
  • Please note there is no mobile reception in the house
  • A housekeeper will visit the property for 2 hours each day to tidy and clean fires – the housekeeper can do extra hours by prior arrangement
  • Loch Ness 17 miles
  • Nearest restaurant 4 miles seasonal March to November
  • Inverness 10.5 miles
  • Inveranie village store 2.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £750 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

With adventure right on your doorstep, you won't have to go far for things to see and do. Guests of all generations, two-legged and four, will have a fantastic time discovering the surrounds and enjoying the activities available a stone's throw from this magnificent property. That said, there is also plenty to do elsewhere if you fancy a change of scene. To get started, a tour of Loch Ness is a must and there are several local operators who will take you out on the water. As well as amazing scenery you will also get a chance to see beautiful local wildlife, including golden eagles if you're lucky!

For a city of town vibes, 13 miles away Inverness plays host to a multitude of activities and attractions, not to mention lots of great eateries too. Indulge in a spot of window shopping and enjoy the experience of being served expertly crafted food in one the city's finest establishments. Another day, spend a few hours exploring Fort George (22.5 miles) before hopping over to Inverness Castle (10.5 miles) and learning a bit about the area's fascinating history. For a fiery pit-stop, the Tomatin Distillery is only 14 miles away and invites visitors to sample and learn about their award-winning whiskies.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


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We had a fantastic 6 nights at Farr House. The accomodation is beautiful, with some stunning rooms and was well equipped with everything we needed. The location is amazing, surrounded by well kept grounds and pine forests with the bonus of a tennis court and a private loch a few minutes walk away. Great for adults and children. We all thoroughly enRead morejoyed our stay. Hide

Relax by the open fire
View to the amazing property
Explore the surrounding estate
Enjoy family get- togethers
Well-stocked library
Relax and read by the open fire
Spacious well-equipped kitchen
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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.

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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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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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