Larchfield Chalet 1

Heights of Achterneed near Strathpeffer, Scotland (Ref. 3557)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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Larchfield Chalets

Strathpeffer 1.5 miles. Two detached, custom-built timber chalets, set in the owner’s grounds in the hamlet of Heights of Achterneed, high above the valley overlooking the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer. A superb alternative to more traditional Scotland cottages, the chalets are well maintained and equipped, with bright, welcoming rooms and comfortable furnishings. Each chalet enjoys its own veranda with furniture - ideal for making the most of the views over distant hills and forests. Strathpeffer has good local shops, a hotel, restaurants and visitor centres. Guests may also enjoy the challenging golf course, river and loch fishing, and walks to suit most abilities, including up Ben Wyvis. An excellent base for exploring the coastal villages of the Black Isle, the mountains of Glen Affric and the rugged splendour of the North West Highlands, or enjoying the amenities of Dingwall, 4.5 miles away. Two superb Strathpeffer cottages, ideal for a break all year round.

The property

A detached timber chalet in an elevated position overlooking the spa village of Strathpeffer.

Cosy accommodation, superb alternative to the usual Scotland cottages.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref.

3558 and together they accommodate 10.


Three bedrooms: 1 x twin (accessed via loft ladder), 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor single with additional pull-out bed. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area & sitting area with doors to veranda.


  • Oil central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private veranda with furniture, shared gravelled area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £10 per dog per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Due to its locality this property does not have wheelchair access
  • Note: Property accessed via 5 steps.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Just great”
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    • “An excellent holiday chalet: very comfortable, great location, wonderful views. The only problem - not a big one - is that the directions to the property were unhelpful (unlike the owners who came to meet us and show us the way)”

    489rob, Dunoon, United Kingdom, August 2014

    • “Hidden cottage”
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    • “Difficult to find, but when we did find it, it was well worth it! The cottage was very well equipped, and had some nice treats waiting for us on arrival , It was clean and warm if the weather had been better we might have enjoyed The balcony a bit more! Spectacular views, welcoming house holder, nothing to Criticize, only praise! An enjoyable 3 days.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Barcelona, October 2013

    • “Lovely chalet in a beautiful location”
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    • “I visited the chalet along with my parents, cousin and dog. Views from the chalet are stunning and the chalet itself is immaculate, welcoming and well equipped. The owners are very friendly and helpful. There are so many places to visit from this base. We will certainly be going back.”

    Kaninchen760, Aberdeen, December 2012

    • “good location, friendly and pet friendly”
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    • “The owners were welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Our cottage was the larger of two alpine style chalet buildings which are have a hillside location. The cottage was warm and comfortable for four of us and two dogs. Two of us are young fit people who could climb the loft ladder for access to the upstairs bedroom without difficulty. The cottage would be OK for up to five people. It is close to Strathpeffer with easy access to main routes. There are good walks for folks and dogs around Strathpeffer including excellent woodland and hill walks.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Kirkcaldy, February 2012

    • “Good Base”
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    • “This was a good base for all the activities which we had planned to do on our holiday. On the whole the property was good but a few niggly points for me, there was not enough space around the table for 6 people only 4, there was no family size freezer, and if you are not cooking or eating out (which the owner commented to me on arrival) why is there a dishwasher . Owners would be better off advertising the property as 4 and not 6.”

    Tracy W, Kirkwall, United Kingdom, August 2015

    • “Excellent location”
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    • “This property is well located for discovering the Scottish highlands, with easy access to hills and coast.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “peaceful country retreat”
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    • “This is a well equipped chalet with nice views and very welcoming hosts. It is well located for visiting the Highlands if you don't fancy moving around to a different B&B every few days. Do not even attempt to find it on your own the first time, phone Alan the owner and he is happy to come and guide you from Strathpeffer.”

    Amosdublin, Dublin, Ireland, July 2014

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    • “Everything was thought of in this extremely welcoming chalet. This is a perfect base with a lovely view from the balcony and it's location it is perfect for visiting many attractions in the surrounding area.”

    Mrs Hendy, Turriff, July 2015

    • “It was very easy to heat and keep tidy ,the view was lovely very relaxing.”

    Ms Mead, Grangemouth, October 2014

    • “Absolutely gorgeous chalet in a quiet little area. Owners were lovely and couldn't be more accommodating.”

    Mrs Killiard, Cowdenbeath, October 2014

    • “Had a fantastic week, it was a wonderful holiday, cant fault the place or the people. The owners were very friendly and we were made welcome, it was so relaxing and had lovely surroundings.”

    Mrs King, Dundee, July 2014

    • “The property was outstanding, very comfortable, great views, well furnished and very clean. An excellent location.”

    Dr Bray, Dunoon, June 2014

    • “The location of this property is perfect for exploring the Highlands, giving options to travel North, South, East or West (depending on weather forecast).”

    Mr Neville, Bristol, May 2014

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About the location


Inverness 20 miles.

Often compared to a Bavarian Mountain resort, the picturesque spa village of Strathpeffer owes its growth to the discovery of water springs during the 1700s, and was declared in 1819 to be the healthiest drinking water in Britain! The original Spa Pavilion has been magnificently restored after a period of disuse and now serves as a venue for a variety of events, including concerts, dances, dramas and exhibitions. The former Victorian railway station, which in times past brought many visitors from near and far, has now been beautifully restored to house craft workers and their shops, and is also home to the Highland Museum of Childhood. Visit the restored Pump house (also a Tourist Information point), take a walk along a forest track, or enjoy the views from the nearby pictish hill fort at Knockfarrel. Whatever you decide there's plenty on offer for all the family.