Squirrel Lodge

Croy near Nairn, Scotland (Ref. 5955)

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  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Croy 2 miles. An immaculately-presented first floor apartment, peacefully located in the beautiful Scottish Highlands next to the owner's home. This neat and tastefully appointed highland apartment is ideal for a couple who want a relaxing break and who will enjoy spending time together in a rural and stunning location. With all the accommodation at first floor level in this Croy apartment there is a comfortable double bedroom with views overlooking green fields to the surrounding hills. The bedroom also has an en-suite shower room and lots of storage space. The open plan living area has a well-equipped kitchen, cosy sitting area and extra little things to make your holiday easier such as the electronically controlled window blinds! The front door opens onto a large, spacious balcony with furniture; a fabulous place to sit and enjoy a morning coffee or pre-dinner drink whilst watching out for the red squirrels and deer that can be frequently spotted here. The area close to your Croy apartment is brimming with history and the Culloden Battlefield is just two miles away, plus also close by are the atmospheric Clava Cairns; a prehistoric burial ground which is well worth a visit. You may wish to explore by cycling around the area and cycle hire is available. Also fishing can be enjoyed, with the River Nairn accessed via a five minute walk on a quiet track leading from your highland apartment, plus there is a riding centre two miles away, and famous Loch Ness is 40 minutes away. This is an area full of wonderful things to experience, but at the end of the day you will simply love to return to the quiet comfort of your Croy apartment.


All first floor. One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen and sitting area with door to large balcony.


  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage underneath property
  • Decked balcony to front with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub/restaurant 2 miles
  • River Nairn 5 mins walk
  • Note: Laundry service available at a cost of £5 per week, payable direct to owner
  • Note: No dining area inside property
  • Note: Property accessed via external, open tread stairs
  • Note: Please contact the owner in advance of your stay if you wish to hire a bicycle
  • Note: Babes-in-arms and children over 12 only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter

Guest Reviews


    • “Small but perfectly formed”
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    • “The apartment was very small but was very well equipped. the space was used to the maximum and the owners were very helpful and friendly”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Grange Over Sands, January 2014

    • “Stay here!”
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    • “What a perfect place to stay... Apartment is beautiful, really thoughtful use of space. Owners are lovely people. We will stay hete again for sure”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Glasgow Area, December 2013

    • “A perfect getaway”
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    • “The Lodge was excellent. If I could transport it home I would keep it. The red squirrels come in the morning, and sitting on our own balcony, drinking coffee and watching them in the trees nearby was wonderful. We had a wonderful time here, and visited far too many places to list.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Hampton, October 2013

    • “Holiday at Squirrel Lodge”
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    • “Lovely holiday saw all types of wildlife. Nicely placed for visiting other sites in the area. Small flat but we knew that before we arrived. Very clean with some nice touches which was much appreciated.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

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    • “A perfect place for two. In an ideal, quiet, secluded location, well laid out and well furnished with everything you could possibly need. A little gem!”

    Mr Mclaren, South Shields, November 2015

    • “We loved the peace and quiet of the forest setting, especially the bird songs. Its a lovely tiny cottage and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners.”

    Mrs Jenkin, Junortoun, May 2015

    • “The whole area was beautiful, but what we loved about Squirrel Lodge was because its perfectly suited for what we wanted! A cosy cabin built for two. It was warm and inviting and the owners were beyond wonderful. Always pleasant and helpful no matter what we needed. The location is perfect! It is close enough to Inverness that you can get food/supplies easily and even have a city night whenever you felt like it. But it is also far enough out to have the seclusion out amongst nature that we were looking for. Squirrel Lodge is centralized to a lot of historical sites and other tourist spots so if that is what you're looking for, you can easily get there. There was just so much that was so wonderful that I don't know where to start and could go on forever. I have and will continue to recommend Squirrel Lodge to anyone I know who is looking for a place in Scotland!”

    Mr Culver, Valley Glen, March 2015

    • “From the moment we arrived at Squirrel Lodge we were warmly greeted by the owner, the accommodation was excellent and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. The setting for the Lodge is wonderful; peaceful and quiet. I would recommend Squirrel Lodge to anyone and will be visiting again.”

    Mr Hindley, Manchester, January 2015

    • “It was warm and welcoming and we felt at home, even though we were well away from home. We got on well with the owners and can't vouch highly enough for them and their hospitality.”

    Mr Wetherell, Stockton-on-Tees, December 2014

    • “The accommodation is absolutely faultless. Such a lovely space to relax and has everything you could possibly need! The surrounding area has endless things to do and we really really enjoyed our holiday and will definitely be returning. The owners are so welcoming and lovely. Overall, cannot fault it. Perfect.”

    Miss Watts, Waterlooville, October 2014

    • “Everything was great and the owners made you feel so welcome and could do nothing more to make our stay excellent.”

    Mrs Brinsden, Sandown, September 2014

    • “Very friendly owners and good location.”

    Mr Mountford, Stone, September 2014

    • “An amazing little cottage beautifully presented and well kept. It is situated in a very beautiful part of Scotland bit a car is required for easy access to places of interest. The owner was a great help and could not do enough to make our stay as comfortable as possible.”

    Mr John, Bow Street, August 2014

    • “We loved the peace, quiet and the gorgeous surroundings. It was a great honeymoon getaway. A perfect location for all tourist attractions.”

    Mr Pittock, Alfreton, June 2014

    • “A delightful little apartment just made for two! A wonderful week of stress free peace and quiet, and to top it all the views are simply stunning all around the area.”

    Mrs Hugill, Cleator Moor, June 2014

    • “The owners gave us a very warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The lodge was everything you could want, we loved it and hope to visit again. Would highly recommend.”

    Mr Rainger, Morpeth, May 2014

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About the location


Nairn 7 miles; Inverness 10 miles; Inverness Airport 3 miles.

Croy is a small village overlooking the Moray Firth, in the Highland region of Scotland between Nairn and Inverness. Just a mile from Croy is Kilravock Castle, which has been the seat of the Clan Rose since the 15th century. Nairn is seven miles away and is an attractive, lively seaside town dating back to Victorian times. It has long been a popular holiday destination and is just 16 miles from the Millennium city of Inverness. Nairn even lays claim to being one of the driest and sunniest places in the country! The town offers some of the top beaches in Scotland and the cleanest bathing waters in Britain. Also, one of the only two dolphin colonies in the UK is based in the Moray Firth. Nairn is steeped in history and closely linked with the Battle of Culloden, whilst nearby Fort George is Europe’s best-preserved 18th century military fortification. Golfing enthusiasts will be attracted to the three 18-hole championship courses, including the Nairn Golf Club which staged the Walker Cup in 1999, and Castle Stuart which has hosted the Scottish Open.