Elephant House

Nairn, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 937493)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Stuart B
    October 2016
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    “Superb Eco lodge”
    We stayed at this property for 1 week in October. It is a lovely property and our concerns about whether it would be warm enough were soon dispelled. The temperature in the building remained fairly constant in the range of 18c (first thing) to 22c. It is light, stylish and comfortable. The location is very good with Nairn 8 miles away and Inverness 16 miles with a lot to see in the area (e.g. Culloden, Fort George, Brodie and Cawdor Castles and distilleries). There are also lovely walks from the ...


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Sky TV

The property

Nairn 8 miles.

Elephant House has been architecturally designed and built to an exacting standard using locally-sourced and sustainable materials.

This eco-friendly cottage is set in an amazing location amongst seven acres of unspoilt natural woodland meaning visitors are ensured privacy and space to roam.

Tastefully furnished to a high standard, the bright, spacious and contemporary interior has a large open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen and high quality furnishings.

There is a woodburning stove which is ideal for cosy nights in after an active day.

Relaxing here will be easy and sliding glass doors give access directly out onto your own private decked balcony with views to the woods and surrounding countryside.

There is a smart double bedroom with king-size bed and a shower room with large double cubicle.

Plenty of comfort and style here!

The surrounding land has its own wildlife pond and a converted bus set in the grounds makes a quirky summerhouse, giving guests the option to relax and enjoy a quiet read.

The owners live in the grounds but are situated well away from the cottage and provide a daily supply of fresh produce such as homemade bread, homemade jam and freshly laid eggs, all available from a small shed where an honesty box makes for easy shopping.

Elephant House would be simply perfect for a couple whether it is a honeymoon destination or simply a much needed holiday, as the comfort and surroundings are both romantic and restorative.

Should you wish to leave this little piece of heaven then the location is ideal for touring the area visiting local castles and distilleries and the north east coastline is close by with lovely beaches and interesting fishing villages all worth a visit.

This is a great central location surrounded in great scenery with loads of wildlife and this cottage will ensure a wonderful holiday.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 5324, together they sleep 8 people.


All ground floor. One king-size double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


  • Eco-friendly heating system with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Sky family bundle, CD player, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Large surrounding decked balcony with furniture
  • Shared converted bus summerhouse
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and coast 8 miles
  • Note: Uncovered pond in grounds, children to be supervised
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: Not suitable for children under 2 years.

About the location


Inverness 16 miles.

Nairn is an attractive and lively seaside town dating back to Victorian times. It has long been a popular holiday destination and is just 16 miles from the town 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 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 is 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 two 18-hole championship courses, including the Nairn Golf Club. An ideal centre for exploring, or just relaxing.

Note: Not suitable for children under 2 years.