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Evelix

Muir of Ord, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Old schoolhouse renovated to a high standard with beautiful decor
  • Stunning antique furnishings and open-plan layout
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor seating area, perfect for al fresco dining
  • Roll-top bath for luxurious soaks
  • Walking distance (0.5 miles) from amenities in the local village
  • Only 13 miles from bustling Inverness
Property code: CA131

Stunningly renovated old schoolhouse within an acre of garden near Inverness, brimming with character and thoughtful touches.

This exquisite, unusual property is a converted schoolhouse, which has been lovingly and beautifully renovated. It sits in the Highland village of Muir of Ord, close to the waters of the Beauly Firth and Moray. With two sumptuous double bedrooms, it’s the ideal couples’ retreat in the heart of the Highlands.

 

The property is a beautiful stone building: a single storey schoolhouse with a miniature tower at one end. The original features of this unusual structure have been thoughtfully preserved and the interiors reflect its history, with antiques and old Scottish details blending with more modern design.

 

The heart of the home is a large, open-plan space which combines a sitting area, dining table and kitchen, all leading down to the focal point – a stone fireplace with a wood burner – perfect for gathering around and enjoying cosy evenings. With oak floors and beautiful high ceilings, this room really has an impressive feel, and unique pieces of furniture and artwork make it even more special. Head through to the first bedroom, also on the ground level. It’s a king-size room with an en-suite; a luxurious room with its own feature fireplace and rich decor.

 

Up on the first floor, you’ll find the second double bedroom which hosts a beautiful antique bed and art deco fireplace, making it an inspiring, chic retreat for a couple.

 

Outside the property, the garden runs down to a wee burn, a little stream. Grass wraps around the house which is secluded by trees, so you’ll enjoy your very own slice of Highland landscape.

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 small double
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Woodburner - first basket of logs included
  • Enclosed garden with BBQ and garden furniture
  • Private parking on driveway
  • 1 dog welcome
  • The property is situated by a road but the garden is completely enclosed
  • Unfenced stream runs through the garden, children and pets to be supervised at all times
  • Early arrival available at an additional charge by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Shop, restaurants and other facilities within 0.5 miles

The village of Muir of Ord is a lovely base from which to explore the Highlands. With the village pub just a few hundred metres from your door, a train station that's great for day trips further afield, independent shops and cafes, and a whisky distillery, all within a mile, you can stroll out of the old schoolhouse and enjoy being part of this quintessential Scottish community.

 

Take a 3-mile jaunt to the meeting point of the River Beauly and the Beauly Firth, which tips towards Inverness and the great body of the Moray Firth. Here you'll find the Beauly Priory, a gorgeous ancient ruin of a church built in 1230, surrounded by an atmospheric graveyard and woodland.

 

For a dose of city life, just 15 miles away, head over the Kessock Bridge into Inverness where you'll find way more history than you can learn in a single visit, and a vibrant artistic and cultural life to discover. It's also a start point of the Great Glen Canoe Trail, a 22-mile winding stretch along manmade canalways, so if you've still got some competitive energy to spare, why not have a team paddle? Or try a round at one of Inverness' many golf courses.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Evans May 2019

We were looking for a self-catering cottage west of Inverness and this gem showed up in our search. Beautifully restored, very well equipped, very comfortable. It had everything we could have asked for. Great location because you can easily get to Inverness and the north and to Skye in a day trip.

Reviewed by Mrs Treen May 2019

Evelix is a beautiful property in a great location. The house is very nicely decorated with nice touches. Wished we could of stayed longer. The cake was delicious and it was lovely to have the essentials already waiting for our arrival. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Reviewed by Mrs Porter March 2019

Stunning cottage in the most wonderful part of Scotland. Fantastic walking & golfing just perfect for our holiday! Even on our only rainy we were able to walk to the local station and have a day in Inverness!

Reviewed by Mrs Whitehouse October 2018

A really lovely place to stay. A great base to visit wonderful places. The house was cosy, romantic and a fantastic base. Visited the mustard seed in Inverness, bad girls bakery and deli on the square, all recommended by cherry which were fantastic. Gorgeous walks. It's hill had fantastic views. Rosemarkie was breathtaking.

Reviewed by Miss Seddon September 2018

We had an amazing stay, Evelix was our perfect home for the week... we did plenty of travelling , coming home to Evelix added class and comfort to our break, we loved our stay.

Reviewed by Mrs Owens July 2018

We loved our stay at Evelix and the garden and woods were perfect for the dogs. Rosemarkie beach is beautiful, especially early morning. We didn't do too much exploring as the weather was hot and sunny so we relaxed outside the house to just make the most of it all. It was exactly what we needed.

Reviewed by Mrs Dengler July 2018

Beautiful property and lovely nice touches such as cake and fresh flowers on arrival

Reviewed by Mrs Stephen June 2018

This is a beautiful property in an ideal position for exploring the lovely surrounding area. Lots of beautiful beaches, great cycling and lovely walks. The property has been well renovated and there are a lot of nice extras included e.g. homemade cake on arrival! The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is that the lack of a freezer of any sort iRead mores a real omission as we were out every day and wanting to take a picnic but there was no facility to refreeze ice blocks for this. The only other negative was the lack of a bedside table and any kind of bedside light in the main bedroom and there was nowhere to plug in the thoughtfully provided hairdryer beside a mirror. In every other respect the property is definitely 5 star. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Currie May 2018

We loved the accommodation and every little thought being taken care of. Comfort and creative design high on the agenda. The area is close to Inverness to research your family tree. We went to Nairn beach and enjoyed a long walk there. Quaint shops and fishermans cottages. Another day we went to Channery point near Rosmarkie and saw 2 pods of dolphRead moreins. Remember your camera! Wish we had brought our bicycles as it is a great area for cycling, with many paths. We explored Reelig Glen and one of the oldest trees. Beauly has a fantastic delicatessen and cafe combined. What a gem of a small town. The Black Isle is worth a visit and Evelix too. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Stafford March 2018

We stayed at Evelix for a few days over Easter and absolutely loved it. The house has been lovingly restored and it was a pleasure to stay in. A cosy peaceful place to relax with nice walks on your doorstep. It was very well equipped and the bedrooms were very comfortable. We loved the dcor and kept noticing new things in the house each day! The baRead morethroom/bath is amazing! We explored The Black Isle where there are many nice places to visit and Evelix really did act as the perfect base. Hide

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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.

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