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Swiss Cottage/The Chalet - Sleeps 4/6

"A true jewel in the crown..stretching north from the shores of the Cromarty Firth" Set in the northern Highlands where the lochs are deep, the air clear and the long beaches perfect for meandering along, there...

"A true jewel in the crown..stretching north from the shores of the Cromarty Firth"

Set in the northern Highlands where the lochs are deep, the air clear and the long beaches perfect for meandering along, there is space and time to refresh the mind, indulge in passions and revive the spirits at Balnagown.
Set amidst the natural splendour of Easter Ross, Balnagown Estate - historic seat of the Clan Ross - is a rich blend of farmland, woodland and heather-clad hills and is just a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Inverness, the Highland Capital and just north of the Cromarty and Moray Firths. Steeped in a history that spans generations, the Estate has been transformed into a breathtaking holiday retreat and offers a bespoke and professional service in the STB ‘5 Star’ properties: each property being exclusively furnished and equipped with every need. A superb base for touring this beautiful and unspoilt part of Scotland with easy access to many areas and attractions – so much to see and do for all ages. On the way to visit the nearby town of Dornoch, guests can stop at the Glenmorangie Distillery Visitor Centre to discover the delights of their whisky. In Dornoch a visit to the History Links Museum is recommended or a game of golf can be enjoyed on the famous links world championship course or a stroll along the award-winning sandy beach. Shin Falls Visitor Centre, Dunrobin Castle (hunting seat of the Countess of Sutherland), the Timespan Heritage Centre, Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve and John O’Groats are all within easy reach. From the north coast a ferry can be taken over to the Orkney Islands which offer beautiful, rugged scenery with an abundance of wildlife and many archaeological sites. A trip to the stunning and dramatic west coast is recommended – Eilean Donan Castle, the lovely villages of Plockton, Glenelg, Gairloch and Ullapool or travel over the bridge to the enigmatic Isle of Skye with the Cuillin mountain range, the popular town of Portree with its colourful cottages which line the harbour, or sample the produce at the Talisker Distillery. To the north west and north of Ullapool, a trip up the coastline with the many rocky inlets and deserted beaches leads to Cape Wrath, the most northwesterly point of Great Britain. In addition to the many activities which are available on the estate, there are many more in the area – golf, mountain biking on the many forest trails, sea and loch fishing, kayaking, bird-watching and horse riding to name but a few. Shop 6 miles, pubs 1 mile.

  • Elec, bed linen and towels inc
  • T/cot and h/chair on request
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • BBQ
  • Parking
  • No smoking

SUPERB RECREATION ACTIVITIES

  • Clay pigeon shooting.
  • Quad biking.
  • Fishing.
  • Archery.
  • Sports hall.
  • Observation tower.
  • Castle gardens and walled garden.
  • Cookery courses at cost by prior arr.
  • Stalking at cost by prior arr.

Swiss Cottage: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, over-bath shower, bidet and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with open fire. Large well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Adjacent Swiss chalet: Garage/storage area. Compact kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Sitting area with twin (zip & link) beds (for +2).

  • Open fire - fuel inc
  • Elec rad CH inc
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • T/dryer
  • Freezer
  • Sitting-out area with furniture

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More Property Details

  • Property Reference: SMML
  • HMG Ref: 1108673
  • Property Type: Semi Detached
  • Number of Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps Suit: 4 | 6
  • Features: Open Fire, Nearby Pub
  • Facilities: Cot, High Chair, TV, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Microwave, Bike Store, Barbecue
  • Location Features: Rural
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 2 Cars
  • Pets: 0
  • Local Visitors Attractions

    • Shandwick Beach

      Shandwick Bay is located within the seaboard villages of Shandwick and Balintore. The extensive sandy beach has dunes behind it and rocky areas to the North and the South. There is a charming harbour in Balintore to the North.

    Nearby Castle

    • Balnagown Castle

      Original castle was built in the late 15th century and it was dilapidated in the 1970s until the then owner of Harrods purchased the estate and conducted a painstaking renewal of the property. It is his private residence now.

    Places to Visit

    • Shandwick Stone

      Pictish stone dating from 800AD and now protected by glass case. Walk from road. Exceptional markings and documentation make this very interesting and worth visiting.

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