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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We’ve stayed in several Sykes cottages, all good, but Nanville is exceptional."

    The owners Laura and Gavin live next door and go out of their way to ensure you have a great holiday. I would have no hesitation in booking again, lovely modern interior, loads of space with 3 bedrooms. Modern kitchen with everything you need, and some. Large garden with fantastic views across farmland. Loads of car parking off road. Fly fishing loch and river within 30 minutes of the door, Singleton distillery 2 miles down the road, a tour is a must. Dolphin watching from the beach, local walks, golf course at the end of the road, you won’t be short of things to do. This was our first holiday in the Highlands and it won’t be the last.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely stay for a week at Nanville cottage."

    The cottage is well located in a rural location but close enough to facilities and big supermarkets et cetera in Inverness 15 miles away. Cottage spotless with a well equipped kitchen and plenty of outside space around it for our dog. Three comfortable double bedrooms with a comfy lounge and modern smart TV. Laura and Gavin, who live next door were excellent hosts, attentive to all our needs and a wealth of information as to places to visit. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2024

  • "Brilliant week away, Laura was a perfect host."

    Very well located for the Black Isle and surrounding highlands and the cottage was very well equipped. Fantastic communication before and during the stay, no question was too big! Would definitely recommend and would love to stay again.

    Delighted you enjoyed. Would love to have you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Asha5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely house, ideally located, clean and tidy, well equipped, lovely hosts be hard pushed to find anywhere better than nanville."

    Been holidaying in Highlands for 12years wouldn't stay anywhere else.

    Thank you do much Andrew, we love having you Katie & Buster. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "Nanville cottage is absolutely superb."

    The 5 star review does not do it the justice it deserves. The cottage is beautifully presented with every home comfort provided. The welcome pack that the owner (Laura) leaves is far more than you would expect and is extremely generous. She even left a welcome pack for our dog! The cottage has every item you could possibly need to make your stay as easy and relaxing as possible. Everything is in excellent condition and immaculately clean and has a cosy and homely feel. The location is very peaceful yet convenient for the shops and restaurants of the lovely village of Beauly. The cottage sits on an elevated position with fabulous views across open countryside towards the Beauly Firth and Inverness beyond. Laura, the owner, is a lovely person who can give you lots of information about the local area, places to visit and things to see. The nearby Glen Ord Distillery tour is a must!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2024

  • "This property deserves a 5* plus plus review, the cottage was everything and more than our expectations, and Laura was very friendly and helpful, the little extras she added were wonderful, and she was there if we needed her."

    We were visiting our family who live close by, so we were very familiar with the area and it’s natural beauty. It’s a very quiet and peaceful area where we could relax as well. We shall go back when we next go North.

    Thank you for such lovely feedback. Was a pleasure to meet the Sutherland family. Look forward to having you back to Nanville in the future. Laura ☺️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Oct 2023

  • "Thank you to our hosts Laura and Gavin for a lovely stay and the exccellent welcome pack with the added fresh farm milk and eggs."

    The views from the cottage were amazing, a rural setting yet close to all the amenities and great for exploring the area. The cottage was very clean, well equipped and very comfortable. Hope to return next year.

    Lovely to meet you both, delighted you enjoyed your stay. Be a pleasure to have you back in the future. Laura & Gavin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our first holiday to the Scottish Highlands was amazing and staying at Nanville topped it off."

    A beautiful cottage in a perfect location to visit so many places. The views from the cottage are stunning and the owners, Laura and Gavin, were lovely offering advice on many places to see near and far. The cottage is super clean and well equipped, a lovely place to come back to and relax after a day out walking. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at Nanville to anyone.

    Thank you for such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed the highlands, lovely to meet you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a perfect stay."

    The cottage is as described, in a beautiful area, with everything provided for. The host was an absolute pleasure to meet and accommodating in every way possible to help make great memories. I've been to many cottages and airbnbs across the uk, and this really was the best stay we had. The place was spotless clean, area is quiet, and you can find pretty much find all amenities you could ask for. Hope to return at some point in the future.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Nanville, we would be delighted to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sina5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was just a home from home."

    Everything you could need was there and the owners Laura Ana Gavin, who live next door, couldn’t have been more obliging. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Thank you Helen. Lovely to meet you and the family, love to have you back. Take care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nanville was excellent accomodation."

    The owner Laura and her family were excellent, and they were very helpful at letting us know where was the best locations to visit. I would highly recommend this property if you are looking for somewhere quiet but easy to go visiting all the local sites. Our Collie Skye loved the massive garden at this property.

    Thank you Craig, lovely meeting your family & Skye could have stayed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jul 2023

  • "I've been going to highlands twice a year for the last 11years and this is the best place I've stayed in, lovely house and lovely owners, definitely be booking there for any future holidays."

    Thank you, that’s very kind of you to say, look forward to having you at Nanville again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage for a family to stay."

    Laura is such a welcoming owner. Well equipped and clean! Lovely view and garden for our crazy dog :)

    Thank you so much, we’re delighted you enjoyed your time at Nanville. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simona5.0May 2023

  • "On our arrival at the property we had a very warm welcome from Laura the owner, the cottage was very cosy and well equipped with everything you would ever need."

    Laura was very friendly and keen for us to let her know if we needed anything, was always happy to answer any questions or advise us on any queries we had. We would fully recommend this property, and feel there are changes required.We would certainly come back again.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0May 2023

  • "Nanville is a lovely property with great views and a fantastic garden for the dog."

    Immaculate inside and Laura is a great owner on hand with lots of recommendations for the local area. Thank you for the lovely treats as well. Highly recommended you will have a great stay.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Nanville. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely, homely cottage in a beautiful setting and Laura is such a kind host."

    Thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was fantastic for our family of 4."

    Laura and Gavin were excellent hosts and made our stay so comfortable. I would highly recommend this property.

    Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Nanville. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2023

  • "An excellent property in a perfect setting for ease of seeing sights and the views."

    The owners were so helpful and friendly with useful advice on facilities and places of interest. The cottage and its position made my stay feel like home with benefits. Fully recommend this property.

    Thank you so much. Delighted you had such a lovely break at Nanville. We loved having you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maja5.0Feb 2023

  • "Nanville is a beautiful house."

    Well kept, clean and tidy and with all the comforts of home. All mod cons, very comfortable beds, in beautiful surroundings. Quiet and peaceful. My daughter and I had a wonderful week there recently. Laura the host couldn't do enough for us. A very kind and generous lady, even leaving a tray of snacks and a bottle of wine on our arrival. I would 100% recommend this property if you want a wonderful holiday in a lovely home in gorgeous surroundings.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jan 2023

  • "Nanville is a beautiful, well-equipped, warm and cosy home in an ideal setting."

    The owner is very friendly and welcoming and couldn't do enough for us during my family's stay; thank you, Laura. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Thank you for the lovely kind words. Was lovely to have you lovely ladies at Christmas. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Dec 2022

  • "It was an awesome house, very nicely furnished."

    Great hosts, good and easy communication possible. We got a warm welcome with dog goodies and some sweets. Also great area to stay to explore a wide range in scotland up and down the coast, to see Loch Ness and Inverness but also great for whisky distillery tours.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Nov 2022

  • "What can I say?"

    Genuinely one of the most welcoming and homely cottages I have had the pleasure of staying in. We visited here during the October holidays and although we didn't arrive until after 8pm we were welcomed by the caretaker of the cottage Audrey who showed us around. The cottage was so warm and there was the most delicious and generous welcome pack. We had arranged for a Tesco delivery to come between 8-10pm and arrived at 8.30 which was perfect! The cottage had everything you could possibly need and Laura is the most wonderful host who was always on hand if we needed anything. She is so knowledgeable about the area and gave us lots of options for places to visit with our 6 and 4 year old. The sunrise from the front of the house every morning was amazing and the grounds at the back were perfect for the girls to explore. If you are considering booking this place then go for it - you wont be disappointed! I can't thank Laura enough for a beautiful get away from the busy city life - we will definitely book to return in the near future! Thank You! Lisa

    Thank you Lisa for your lovely feedback it means the world to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2022

  • "Stunning, Beautiful, Perfect!"

    ! We had a fabulous week away relaxing at Nanville. The house is cosy, warm, spacious, and immaculately clean. We have rented many holiday homes in the past, but this one has been our favourite by far. Great quiet location with lovely views. We felt as though we were house sitting for friends, rather than renting a holiday home!! The house is beautifully decorated with gorgeous furniture and accessories, with so much attention to detail, even down to the cute gold bee ornament in the bedroom!! Our little dog was the most relaxed we've ever seen him, he loved the big comfy bed provided and was more than happy curled up on it, while we were busy cooking dinner. Laura is the most thoughtful, kind and welcoming host I have ever had the pleasure to meet. All the extra little touches did not go unnoticed, they were greatly appreciated, and made our holiday even more memorable and special. I wish I was able to award this stunning property more than 5 stars, it so deserves it!! Thank you for everything Laura, and for allowing us to share your beautiful home. See you next year......

    Thank you for such a lovely review. Look forward To seeing you against next year. Laura. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kara5.0Oct 2022

  • "It's a shame that we cannot give Nanville six or more stars!"

    We have stayed in a number of holiday cottages over the years and Nanville is certainly one of the best. The cottage is in a great location, is beautifully presented, spotlessly clean and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. It's also very dog friendly! Laura is a warm, welcoming and attentive host. We would highly recommend Nanville, and cannot wait to return there for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "We would 100% highly recommend this property."

    It was immaculate and felt like home from the moment we walked through the door. It was beautifully appointed and the furnishings were of a high standard. There was thoughtful attention to detail from a lovely clean dog bed, bowl and dog treats to fresh flowers. A lovely welcome tray of goodies was provided and was extremely welcome after an 11 hour journey. Laura rang a couple of days before our stay to confirm details and to check if we needed anything because she wanted to make sure everything was perfect for us. We were due to arrive at the cottage at 4pm but due to a major accident we didn't arrive until 8.45pm. When we rang Laura to let her know what was happening she was really lovely, asking if she could get anything for us so we didn't have to go to the shops when we got there. So thoughtful and kind. We can't say how lovely Laura and Gav are. Nothing was a bother for them. Although they lived next door, we felt extremely comfortable. If we needed help with anything at all, including places to visit, they were more than happy to help. What a beautiful property and a beautiful couple. Thank you so much Laura and Gav for your kindness and attentiveness and for helping make our holiday special. We will 100% be returning. Michelle, Jonathan, Bron and Mick.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Sep 2022

  • "The location of Nanville as the start point for several different tourist routes and the panoramic view from its front door make it an ideal holiday base."

    The house itself is furnished to a high standard of comfort with several nice touches. The owners next door are very friendly and helpful. Nanville enabled us to have a very happy and relaxing holiday. We would warmly recommend a stay !

    Thank you for your kind words. We’re delighted you had a happy and relaxing stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage ,in stunning scenery."

    Laura the owner, has thought of everything. Our family had a lovely time, sorry to leave as, the cottage is so comfortable.

    So delighted you and the family enjoyed your stay at Nanville. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2022

  • "This property is stunning and the beds are the most comfortable that we have slept in during trips to Scotland."

    The hosts were welcoming, kind and made the house feel like home. The views from the front garden were spectacular towards the Beauly Firth. This is a brilliantly placed house to travel to the West Coast and the Highland regions. There is plenty of amenities nearby to enjoy. Thank you for the warm welcome with our children. Our little dog loved the house, garden and there were lovely walks on the doorstep. We will definitely be back and highly recommend!

    Glad you enjoyed your stay in Nanville. We would love to have you back. Take care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely holiday in a very comfortable cottage with everything we needed."

    Laura made us feel very welcome, making our stay extra special.

    Glad you had a lovely Holiday at Nanville. Laura Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was a lovely house and we really enjoyed it."

    Laura was very sweet and we lacked for nothing. We have seen a lot in the area (Ullapool, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness), but also loved doing nothing at times. That's what holidays are for. In retrospect, we would have liked to stay even longer.

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay in Nanville. Thank you for the lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eveline5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Nanville Cottage was perfect in every respect, the location, the facilities provided, and the support of the team who own and maintain the house."

    We had regular email contact with the owners before, during, and after the visit to ensure the stay was problem-free, this was appreciated but not required as the place had everything required, and a little more. From the fresh sunflowers placed in the window, to the pint of locally sourced milk in the fridge, along with tea, coffee and some Scottish cookies left out for us, it actually felt like coming home. The cottage looks rustic (part of the charm) outside but inside, the functional living areas were quite modern with a large fully fitted kitchen, lovely spacious bathroom, dining room, and cozy living room with Netflix etc.. to help relax or keep everyone entertained in the evenings after a day out sightseeing or hiking. Bedding and Bedrooms (like the other rooms) were clean with the beds comfy, the most important factors for us. Outside had plenty space for kids to play, parking for the car, bikes etc.. And a table and chairs to eat out when it was warm enough. All in all, one of the best stays we have had in 20 years of holiday home rentals. 5 STARS!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and time you have taken to detail your experience and share your option of Nanville. Very much appreciated. Laura. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely home for home house, has everything you need, had a great week here, with our 16year old son and our 2 yr old Labrador."

    Laura is lovely and will do anything to help if needed. Would definitely return to this property.

    Thank you so much for this lovely feedback, glad you enjoyed your time in Nanville, lovely to meet you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week staying at Nanville."

    Laura and her family were so lovely and welcoming. Nanville was immaculately presented, with lots of lovely touches. Great location to explore all of the highlands. Close to Inverness but also in the countryside so the best of both worlds. The village of Beauly nearby has all the essentials you’ll need and is a quaint village to visit. We will definitely return.

    Glad you had a lovely time, look forward to your return. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was beautifully furnished, well equipped & very welcoming."

    The fresh flowers & “goodies” were a nice touch. Bins & mirrors in the bedrooms would have been useful & a small bin in the kitchen for recycled items. A clothes airer would be useful during inclement weather Laura was very friendly & welcoming & nothing was too much trouble for her or her husband,Gavin. One thing which did disappoint was the Disney bench had gone - it was what had initially drawn our attention to the property. Over all excellent & we wish them every success.

    Thank you so much for the valuable feedback. We have implemented these already and can’t thank you enough! So glad you enjoyed your stay in Nanville. One thing we could not bring back sadly Was Minnie & Mickey Bench, we miss too. Thanks for mentioning. Take care Laura. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nanville is situated in a wonderful location with superb views across the countryside & the backdrop of the Beauly firth."

    The cottage is of traditional Highland design & has been beautifully renovated but includes all the modern facilities whilst retaining traditional features. All the rooms are a good size & whilst we stayed at Nanville as a couple there are 3 good size bedrooms. Our bedroom had a lovely comfortable bed & all the bed linen & towels were of high quality & there were great views from all windows of the property. The bathroom also has a bath & large corner shower with good water pressure & easy temperature control. The dining room & lounge easily accommodate 6 adults. There is a TV in the dining room & lounge. There is nothing we needed that wasn't provided. At the rear of the property was a lovely patio table & 4 chairs which overlooked the extensive garden & there are also 2 other seats which could be moved round from the front of the property. The location is ideally situated for the Central Highlands & approx 20 mins from Inverness, a few miles from Muir of Ord, Beauly, Dingwall ETC. Can't recommend Nanville, it's views, it's locality & the properties facilties enough. A gem in the Highlands.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we appreciate it and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay here in this beautiful part of Scotland."

    It's a lovely, well kept, clean cottage in such a peaceful and quiet location. Lots of outside space, dog loved it. Laura is an excellent host.

    Thank you, we loved having you. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Nanville. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2022

  • "Nanville is an excellent cottage, well presented and with good facilities."

    My wife and I thought that it was among the best two or three cottages we have rented of the 16 that we have taken over the last three years.

    Thank you, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Nanville. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2022

  • "Laura our host couldn't have been more welcoming."

    From start to finish it was an absolute pleasure.anything that we needed she was on hand to help .the cottage was lovely and very well kitted out .great comfy beds and nice decor .it's sittuatted in a great location in between beuley and Muir of ord.only a 15 minute drive from Inverness and loch Ness . Can't wait to return to this beautiful cottage

    Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay in Nanville. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great holiday at nanville cottage owner laura who lived next door was so nice and was always on hand to answer any questions that i had."

    Very clean and comfortable cottage and had everything we needed. The views from the front of the cottage were lovely. Will definitely be booking again.

    Thank you for leaving Nanville cottage immaculate, we would love to welcome you back again. Delighted you had a lovely week. Laura Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with TV and woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky and Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: The owners' property is next door
  • Note: Owner offers 20% off local distillery, can be arranged upon request

The property

Beauly 1.9 miles.

Nestled away in the Scottish highlands in Ardnagrask near Beauly is this immaculate, detached one-and-a-half-storey cottage, Nanville.

Perfect for a family of six wanting to explore the beautiful highlands, Nanville not only enjoys a fantastic mixture of characterful and contemporary accents throughout, but it’s within easy reach of Moray Firth with its quaint settlements dotted around the water, along with the Scottish coast.

Upon arriving at Nanville, you will be pleased to discover ample off-road parking for three cars and extensive views of the spectacular countryside.

Make your way into the property to immediately find yourself in a sleek kitchen, this amply-equipped space is served by a handful of convenient appliances, including a dishwasher and washing machine!

After fixing up a fabulous dinner, continue through to the stylish dining room, and catch up with your group as you savour a meal by the woodburning stove, with the TV on in the background.

The sitting room is a great space to unwind with your loved ones, curl up on sofas in front of the TV to enjoy a movie night.

When it's time for bed, venture upstairs to find an excellent king-size room that benefits from tasteful décor and a vaulted ceiling, along with a twin room that is made light and airy throughout by VELUX windows.

Those looking for a bit of privacy will be pleased to know that an additional double room can be accessed by a separate staircase.

The well-presented bathroom can be found on the ground floor and will leave you spoilt for choice, with a separate bath and walk-in shower!

Enjoy a morning coffee in the enclosed garden, before embarking on a leisurely walk or short drive to the village of Beauly to grab your amenities.

Beauly is not only home to your necessities, it is a superb destination for a day out, with the winding River Beauly to stroll along, the ruins of Beauly Priory to explore and the glorious Beaufort Castle to venture through.

Nanville rests in a rural location, however, it is still moments away, via car or walking, from the large village of Muir of Ord, where you can enjoy a guided tour through the Glen Ord of Singleton Distillery, or partake in a game of putty at the local golf club, which is just a short walk away; why not go for an adventurous trail through the vast Clash Wood?

Visit the bustling city of Inverness with its beautiful Cathedral and Castle waiting to be wandered through, a fascinating Museum & Art Gallery, along with the stunning Merkinch Local Nature Reserve and Ness Islands - ideal for nature-lovers.

Be sure to take advantage of Nanville's links to the Scottish coast and travel to Nairn and Findhorn for abundant seaside fun!

An excellent stay in a magnificent location, choose Nanville for your next Scotland adventure.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Inverness 12 miles.

Lying on the north bank of the River Beauly, just 12 miles west of Inverness, the village of Beauly is situated at the very heart of the Highlands. An excellent location for touring, the village is within easy reach of Loch Ness, the ancient Caledonian pine forests of Glen Affric and Strathfarrar and the coast (sandy beaches 8 miles). The name Beauly comes from the French “beau lieu” or “beautiful place” and the village prides itself on being both scenic and well-kept, having won both Scotland and Britain in Bloom titles. One of Beauly's highlights is the ruined 13th Century priory, around which the village was built. Today the village is famous for its craft-based industries and offers an excellent selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. With some of the best scenery the Highlands has to offer just on the doorstep, Beauly makes an excellent holiday base!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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