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Mary Ann Villa

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Inverness, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "We were 6 adults and 2 kids and had a great time couldn’t have asked for a better location,came as advertised and was very clean."

    We would have no hesitation recommending this property, probably one of the best short term rentals we’ve stayed in. Thank you

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2024

  • "The location is great and updates are really nice."

    There were no toiletries, no hair dryer and no way to contact someone for quick responses. The instructions in the place say to hit a boost for additional hot water on a control panel in the kitchen. We were never able to find it and we sent an email with no response. Additionally on our last night there the downstairs toilet began to leak and we did all we could to take care of it. However, I sent an email so that it could be checked and again received no response. So while the place was in a great location and I would love to recommend it I think those things need to be addressed. Additionally there is only seating for four or five people at the most in the gathering area so I would recommend ensuring there is comfortable seating for at least six given the size of the place. Some of us had to sit on dining room chairs to join the group in the room. .

    Reviewed by Theresa2.8Jun 2024

  • "The property was charming and conveniently located close to town."

    We were very comfortable and pleased with our stay. I recommend Mary Ann Villa highly.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2024

  • "Location was perfect."

    Close to everything but on a quiet court nestled into a neighborhood. Loved walking to the river for a stroll day or night. House was so comfy in furnishings and supplies. Only stayed 2 nights, would have preferred longer.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2024

  • "It is a lovely property."

    Very comfortable and roomy! Centrally located to explore Inverness. 6 adults we had plenty of room. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Mary Ann Villa was the ideal place to stay."

    Had plenty of rooms and beds for everyone. It was very walkable to everything in Inverness. The scenery there is just gorgeous and the people are so friendly. If I had to say one thing about it that needed to be addressed, would be that instructions to operate the washer/dryer combo. We could not figure that thing out at all :) If you are going to Scotland, I would suggest staying in Inverness. You can easily get to Edinburgh via a 3.5 hour train ride.

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very disappointed that the owner refused to allow us a change of date given the adverse weather conditions."

    The road north was closed to due to flooding and landslides plus we were advised not to travel. As the owner wouldn’t allow a change of date we did stay but only for 2 nights despite paying for 4 nights. Also my son and wife were unable to travel at all due to the severe floods. So all in all a very disappointing weekend. The house was ok but if we’d been our full party there weren’t enough seats either round dinner table (6) or in the sitting room (5). We understand the difficulties if folk cancel but we couldn’t claim on insurance as the events were considered to be acts of god. I think the owner was very greedy and their comment that the weather was ok in Inverness showed a complete disregard for what was going on in the rest of the country!

    Reviewed by Jennifer2.2Oct 2023

  • "Great place to stay, close to the centre of town with all the facilities you need."

    Reviewed by Gianni5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great location in a lovely courtyard and so close to the centre."

    Extremely comfortable beds and a high standard of cleanliness.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Sep 2023

  • "Excellent villa very spacious, spotlessly clean, well equipped kitchen, beds ..."

    Excellent villa very spacious, spotlessly clean, well equipped kitchen, beds very comfortable, ideal position for shops,bars and eating out , 5 minutes from the cathedral, nice walks up the river close by , ideal position for visiting other areas, would highly recommend great holiday thanks no problem with parking in front of villa the whole time we was there

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was even better than we expected."

    We had four bedrooms and three full baths and very generous living spaces. The kitchen facilities seemed very new. You could not beat the location. It was so close to the shopping, many restaurants and coffee shops, and a grocery. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jul 2023

  • "Great stay."

    Mary Ann Villa is in a super location, close to the city centre and within easy walking distance from the Ness Isles, lots of bars and restaurants as well as shops. The house was bigger than we anticipated, two beds on the top floor with two bathrooms and then two on the ground floor with a toilet/shower off the main living room. Everything was clean and well maintained. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiona3.8Jun 2023

  • "Excellent home with comfortable beds and full kitchen."

    Very quiet little court and parking spot in front. The front door keys were a little tricky with an old fashioned key but ok. Overall excellent accommodations and we were a family group of 6. Thank you! Teresa

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great location in Inverness by the Cathedral, quiet and no road noise."

    Off street parking a real bonus and the provision of a permit for street parking a thoughtful touch by the owner. Very spacious house, good quality bathrooms, nicely furnished (don't let the pink kitchen put you off!) very well equipped. Would definitely recommend and hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Louise4.1Jul 2022

  • "Few things about this cottage - 1."

    The door lock doesn’t work. Somehow we managed. 2. Parking spot is there but getting your car to this location is trouble if you mini van or above. We had to be super careful before we could pull in our car every time. 3. There are 2 bedrooms downstairs and only 1 toilet no bathroom on first floor. All the bathrooms were on 2nd floor. Otherwise 1. Cottage is spacious. 2. Kitchen, Bedrooms and living room is spacious. 3. Location is nice. 4. Good for 8 - 9 people.

    Reviewed by Nirmal4.1Jun 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Mary Ann Villa ."

    It was perfect ! The location was great, stores and Restaurants are within walking distance. The beds were comfortable, the house is beautiful. .

    Reviewed by Paula5.0May 2022

  • "Very beautiful house close to City centre 2min walk"

    Reviewed by Loredana5.0Dec 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite freestanding bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Snug
  • Central heating
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available on a first-come, first-served basis with metered roadside parking available nearby
  • Front lawned garden and rear garden with patio, decked area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.3 miles

The property

Set in a residential courtyard in the heart of the bustling city of Inverness rests this remarkable holiday cottage, Mary Ann Villa.

Boasting an eye-catching interior full of character and situated a stone's throw away from a fabulous array of amenities and attractions, Mary Ann Villa is idyllically positioned for a group getaway to Scotland.

Step through the well-kept front garden and ascend the stone staircase into this lovely dwelling, entering into a delightful hallway, offering handy storage to kick off your shoes and house your belongings away from the main living areas.

Follow the corridor through to the fully-equipped kitchen tucked away at the rear of the property, beautifully-decorated with a vibrant pink colouring and housing all of the essential amenities necessary to prepare heartwarming meals throughout your staycation, including a handy dishwasher so there's no time wasted doing the washing up.

Serve your culinary delights at the grand dining table in the neighbouring open-plan living/dining room; a sociable spot to share a bottle of wine over a board game or enjoy a movie marathon in front of the television of an evening.

Escape the excitement and venture through to the inviting snug where you can delve into the pages of a captivating book as you snuggle into an armchair or gather together with your significant other to recount the days adventures.

Situated on the ground-floor are two thoughtfully laid-out double bedrooms alongside a handy cloakroom, ideal for guests with limited mobility.

Climb the grand staircase to the first floor where you'll find two additional bedrooms, a twin room, perfect for reading a goodnight story to two little ones at once, and a sumptuous king-size, benefiting from it's own en-suite, enticing you to end each day in style with a luxurious soak amongst the bubbles in the elegant freestanding bath.

In the morning, kickstart your day with an invigorating rinse in the contemporary shower room before stepping outside to soak in the tranquil setting of your private garden with a steaming cup of coffee.

Head off on foot and take the short stroll into the heart of Inverness and marvel at the stunning red sandstone architecture of Inverness Castle, dating back to the 19th century, discover the delightful array of wildlife that call Moray Firth home with a scenic dolphin cruise, or take a leisurely walk through the vibrant and tropical grounds at Inverness Botanic Gardens.

Spend a fun-filled day at the beach with a trip to the nearby market town of Nairn, dipping your toes in the tranquil waters as you bask in the fresh sea breeze, or if you'd prefer to stay on land, test your swing with a round of golf at the traditionally Scottish links course, explore the fascinating heritage on display at Nairn Museum, or indulge in a bite to eat at one of the many delicious eateries littered across the town.

Lace up your boots and explore the picturesque landscape of the Cairngorms National Park, decorated in remarkable expanses of open moorland, rolling hills and lochs, offering a plethora of walking and cycling trails, including the challenging hike to the summit of Ben Macdui, the second highest mountain in Scotland after Ben Nevis.

Choose Mary Ann Villa as a base that you'll be delighted to return to.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-50389-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


North Kessock 5.9 miles; Dores 9.2 miles; Tomatin 15.5 miles.

The Capital of the Highlands, the city of Inverness, is the gateway to the countless delights of the Highlands of Scotland. Towering mountains, dark lochs, great forests and precipitous sea cliffs are all within easy reach. Of particular note is the legendary Loch Ness, which is surrounded by some truly breathtaking scenery, although most visitors are usually on the lookout for something a bit more mysterious! Just outside the city is the Culloden Battlefield at Culloden Moor (National Trust). The site of the last major battle fought on British soil, there is an award-winning display depicting the battle, whilst a walk on the field serves as a poignant reminder of the clansmen who lost their lives. Inverness itself has much to offer, museums, an art gallery, fine theatre and leisure facilities, not to mention shops, pubs and restaurants. The River Ness flows through the city and both the river and neighbouring Moray Firth are home to a diverse range of wildlife and marine life including red kites, along with dolphins, which can sometimes be seen from the shore, or on trips from the harbour.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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