Larchfield Chalet 2

Heights of Achterneed near Strathpeffer, Scotland (Ref. 3558)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • 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 single-storey timber chalet in an elevated position overlooking the spa village of Strathpeffer.

Private veranda with views, superb alternative to the usual Scotland cottages.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref.

3557 and together they accommodate 10.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x double. 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 what I needed”
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    • “Have you ever wanted to get off the grid? - then this is for you. a wonderful quiet chalet in the heart of Ross-shire, with outstanding features. Great comfortable and everything I needed. excellent quality fixtures and fittings. Magnificent welcome, and relaxed environment. The Chalet has a great view out to Strathpeffer and the fresh air was great. would go back again in a heartbeat, and could quite happily have stayed for a month. Really well heated, insulated, nice little features like a welcome pack of wine and chocolates, heated mattress and homely features, would stay here over a hotel any day of the week and twice on Sunday. 12 out of 10.”

    Mike W, Evanton, Scotland, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “cosy chalet”
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    • “The chalet was so well equipped and was lovely and warm. Mr and Mrs Ross were a lovely couple and we even got a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates on arrival. Would definitely return again just loved it.”

    Brenda M, Kirriemuir, Scotland, United Kingdom, October 2014

    • “Very peaceful great setting”
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    • “Great place for a holiday if you want peace and quiet and central for touring about the highlands. I would recommend it.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Scottish Borders, September 2012

    • “Great holidays in a lovely place (and house)”
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    • “Great holidays in a lovely place (and house). Fantastic location to explore Highlands. Absolutely recomended.”

    Belinda Lagares, Spain, October 2011

    • “Fantastic for views, situation and weather!”
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    • “Owners were very welcoming - leaving wine for the asdults and sweets for the children. The chalet was exceptionally clean and very comfortable with tremendous views looking down into the village of Strathpeffer. We were very lucky with the weather and made the most of the outside furniture and the balcony. Ideal for touring The Black Isle, we also went across to Ullapool and down to Landmark at Carrbridge.Plenty to see and do in fair weather and Inverness on the doorstep to explore if rainy.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Arbroath, September 2011

    • “Magical with breathtaking views, just perfect for our weekend.”
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    • “Our experience at Strathpeffer was wonderful. We wanted to do some exploring and follow the Pictish trail. We did all of that and much more. The early winter in mid November gave us sunshine and sparkling frost every day and was just beautiful. We met the friendly, welcoming Ross family as well as Caruso, the Highland Bull and his lovely family. I work as an artist and now have many sketches and photographs to work with from this beautiful area. It is central for exploring around northern Scotland from Ulapool to Dunrobin Castle and beyond. The Scottish Victorian village of Strathpeffer with it's interesting history is also worth coming back to see again in the season when it's visitor attractions will be open. We will certainly be returning to this peaceful retreat in the Highlands.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Aberdeenshire, January 2011

    • “cosy lodge”
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    • “I found this little lodge really cosy, well stocked with everything you would need. The owner was extremely helpful and welcoming - there was even a bottle of wine and chocolates waiting when I arrived - a nice touch. The lodge is in a good location and is lovely and peaceful, my only gripe was Strathpeffer itself - it seemed to be shut all the time - shops close at lunchtime when a lot of people want to shop but that didn't really detract from my stay that much as I had the car and travelled about. I would certainly recommend the lodge.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Balloch, December 2012

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    • “The cottage was in a good location with a very friendly and helpful owner. It was a nice, clean and comfortable home.”

    Mr Pieters, Rosmalen, August 2015

    • “It was peaceful and quiet, a lovely spot. There were lots of places to visit and superb scenery. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The shopping was excellent in Dingwall and Cockburn's haggis is to die for!”

    Mr Jones, Prestatyn, July 2015

    • “A well presented property in a beautiful location.”

    Mr Greig, Brandon, April 2015

    • “The property is great for a break and good base for touring Northern Scotland, and surrounding area.”

    Mr Percy, Blairgowrie, November 2014

    • “The owner was very helpful. The chalet situation was excellent and we enjoyed a relaxed peaceful week. I would recommend to friends.”

    Mr Bateman, Glasgow, September 2014

    • “The owners were absolutely brilliant people, they were very helpful and made sure that we were very comfortable. We wanted a nice family break and we had it. The cottage is so cosy and comfortable. My children had a lovely time too and it was so relaxing. This is the best holiday I have had in years. It is tucked away in the mountains and is so peaceful and quiet. I just wanted a break, and that is exactly what I had. Would recommend this cottage to anyone.”

    French, Tamworth, December 2013

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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.