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Maclean Cottage

(Ref. 987831)

Beauly, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (37)
  • lovely (19)
  • location (18)
  • clean (17)
  • great (15)
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48 Customer Reviews

  • "The owner is a very warm, friendly and helpful host."

    He is easily contactable. We stayed over the Christmas and New Year period and organised to have a beautiful Christmas tree and decorations put up for our arrival. The cottage itself is very spacious with a very well equipped kitchen that we were able to make a Christmas dinner with ease. On arrival the cottage was absolutely spotlessly clean. There is plenty of storage for clothes in the bedroom along with both the ensuite and main bathroom. We could not find any fault with this property at all, and would definitely like to return. The cottage is in the centre of Beauly Village with omly a 2 min walk to the shops, cafes and pub. It is located in a very quiet street off the main road. Thank you to The owner for making us feel very welcome and checking in on us to make sure everything was OK during our enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Dec 2023

  • "The owner was great and cottage lovely but sykes were not good the owners name ..."

    The owner was great and cottage lovely but sykes were not good the owners name wrong and don,t ask questions as will tell you lies not got

    Reviewed by Wayne4.7Dec 2023

  • "The host works very hard to make sure your needs are met."

    The cottage is located to everything in the charming village and it is nice to have parking as well.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Maclean Cottage has been our family choice for a number of years now."

    It is the major family annual event and this year there were four generations of us there. This cottage has a significant place in our family.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location for touring the Highlands, situated in the heart of Beauly, a very beautiful village with everything anyone would need."

    Reviewed by Chris3.4Sep 2023

  • "Maclean Cottage is a fab home from home base in the beautiful town of Beauly."

    It has everything you need for a comfortable stay and is in a quiet spot but so handy for all the lovely shops and eateries. Off road parking makes life even easier and the owner made sure we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely house and great location for day trips - John O'Groats, Inverness, Ullapool."

    Beauly is a nice village, the priory is a lovely spot for evening walks with a 99 from The Friary. The restaurants are nice - especially the Indian restaurant next door and the corner shop for pizza & local foods/snacks. And of course, everything you need for cooking at home is there in the fully equipped kitchen. We had a great experience.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a central location."

    Owner was friendly and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very well appointed cottage in a great location ."

    Lots of parking on site , enough for a car, trailer and 2 motorbikes with ease Donald was a great host who checked up regularly to ensure all was ok The separate washer and dryer was a real bonus, as was the large fridge and separate freezer

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Scotland."

    Donald the owner is friendly and helpful. We had reason to contact him a couple of times and he was at the door within minutes. Really great service. Fresh linen and towels but the house needs a deeper clean, lots of dust on lamps, blinds etc. A bin would be useful upstairs and despite the house sleeping 6 I would recommend no more than 4 adults as there are only 5 comfy seats in the living room and one long side of the kitchen island doesn’t have room to tuck your knees under ( this is the only dining space). Despite these criticisms the four of us had a wonderful holiday in Beauly and with assurance that the house would be cleaner I wouldn’t hesitate to stay at Maclean Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Donna4.1Jun 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage - this was our second visit, and it didn't disappoint."

    It provided all we needed for the week, and was a great base from which to revisit this beautiful part of the Highlands. The owner was very friendly and welcoming, and we'd definitely consider staying there again.

    Reviewed by Cathryn5.0Jun 2023

  • "This property is well equipped, clean and comfortable, good kitchen and plenty of utensils."

    Thel loungue has 3 seater settee 2 chairs so if there are6 people staying bit tight. Bedrooms are good size comfy beds plenty of draws and wardrobes. We used the summer house which was good for sitting out. Parking for 2 cars in the court yard and plenty of street parking near bye. The village has all you need for food shopping , Indian close too the cottage is very good. If in this area again would go back

    Reviewed by Karen4.1May 2023

  • "Maclean cottage right in the heart of the village with parking."

    Lovely cottage with all you need and if not just call Donald he is a very helpful host and only too willing to accommodate in any way he can. Look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Alexa5.0Apr 2023

  • "What an absolute pleasure it was to stay, the photos don’t do the cottage justice everything that you require is in the cottage, a very modern house but also very homely in a lovely little town that has everything that you need, it is a brilliant location for touring this part of Scotland, if we required anything the owners were on the end of the phone, Donald is a warm helpful gentleman who isn’t intrusive popping over at the beginning & end of our stay just to make sure we were ok, i would recommend this cottage to anyone who like to stay & we look forward to returning again very soon."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage couldn’t find any faults ."

    Owner very friendly and helpful.10/10 .

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really nicely situated cottage near to the amenities and well maintained"

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Sep 2022

  • "This is the second year we have used Maclean Cottage and we intend to try and use it again in future years."

    The cottage is a little gem and is situated in the heart of Beauly which is a lovely, comfortable, well appointed town close to Inverness. The cottage is clean well presented with a high standard of furnishing and contents. There is ample off-road parking and a lovely little summer house which is a great sit ooterie. Cleanliness is of the highest standard. I can thoroughly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have really enjoyed our stay in Maclean, it is located very close to the high street in Beauly and close to local shops and petrol station."

    The property was very clean and had all the right things at the right place. I would like to thank the owner for leaving some tea/coffee/sugar before we arrived, a warm cup of coffee after a long drive made all the difference. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family and when I am back in highlands I would would love to revisit Maclean.

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Aug 2022

  • "Exceptionally clean and comfortable cottage in an ideal location."

    Donald, the owner, went out of his way to ensure we were happy with our stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    Although there was not a great outlook from the cottage, it was convenient for walking around the village.

    Reviewed by Moira4.4Jun 2022

  • "The property was amazing."

    One of the best we've ever stayed at. It was spotlessly clean, had fantastic facilities & provided everything we could have needed for our stay. The location in the village was quiet & made it easy for getting out and about to the surrounding areas. The owner was also a friendly guy & made us feel very welcome. The only, very minor thing, is it would have been nice to have instruction manuals for things like the microwave, TV, oven, cooker etc but we managed to figure them out.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jun 2022

  • "Maclean cottage was a magnificent stay!"

    It was clean, very spacious, great location in the middle of Beauly. The master bedroom with the en suite was impressive. The internet connection was great, for streaming stuff on TV. Mr Donald, the owner, is a great person! We had great chats, he is very knowledgeble about the Highlands surroundings and more. It was a home to home experience! I highly recomand the place and we are looking to return, cause it's so much to do around.

    Reviewed by Florin Marius5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    The cottage was definitely home from home. We love Beauly and the surrounding areas, we shall definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0May 2022

  • "This is quality accommodation in a good location as a base for exploring the surrounding area."

    We will be returning to this cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Apr 2022

  • "Perfect, house was clean and had everything you need."

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely spotless."

    Excellent location - especially being in the centre of the village but very quiet. There were some lovely features in the cottage and the standard was much higher than we expected. There was more storage than we could have filled. Donald messaged to ensure we were happy and there were no issues. I can only recommend this cottage and we'd love to go back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cottage exceeded all expectations."

    Warm welcome from owner Donald who also contacted us half way through week to see if there was anything we needed. Cottage fully equipped and comfortable to stay in. Ideally situated to explore Loch Ness, Inverness and Aviemore which is home to the highest beach in the UK. A holiday to remember.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great cottage , perfect location near shops and restaurants."

    Everything we needed and more. Spotlessly clean. The owner, Donald was extremely helpful and made us very welcome Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2021

  • "This cottage was exceptional and it was amazingly clean and well equipped."

    We hope vety much to be able to book it again next year

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "It wasn’t just the accommodation that was excellent but the whole package."

    The host, Donald was amazing. The little things like the phone call to see if we needed anything getting in for our arrival, milk in the fridge etc. He was there if needed but not intrusive. It was a pleasure to stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Maclean Cottage is a fabulous base for exploring the North of Scotland."

    Don is a welcoming and helpful host who communicates very well and gives his guests’ comfort his top priority. The cottage was exceptionally clean when we arrived and was spacious and very comfortable for our party of two adults and two teenagers. There is plenty of hot water, oodles of storage and we had everything we needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay - plus the benefit Netflix and two TVs for the teens! Beauly is a lovely little town with two small supermarkets, an ancient Priory, and a range of independent shops, hotels and cafes. It is very easy to get into Inverness, to the north and south coasts of the beautiful Moray Firth, and to the West Coast (Ullapool is just 1 hour). We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Aug 2021

  • "The host was v welcoming and had placed milk and welcome cake in fridge."

    Home was clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by D4.1Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation was lovely and better than expected."

    It was very well equipped and we have no criticisms of the house at all. It is located in a beautiful village where locals maintain beautiful flower beds and baskets. There is a lovely hotel a short walk away , the food there is very good and a visit is recommended. A few yards away is a fish and chip shop, an Indian restaurant, a Co-op and a shop that sells a fantastic selection of ice creams.A shop we had difficulty avoiding.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2021

  • "House very clean and central to do a bit of sight seeing."

    Great deli,bakers and butchers in Main Street and a couple of hotels to also have something to eat.

    Reviewed by Roberta5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent communication from host and person who prepared our stay, before, during and afterwards."

    In a good location for various facilities. Comfortable in all areas, and with bonus of a very good sized tv too!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location for the amenities in Beauly."

    Great base for visiting some beautiful Glen's with stunning scenery. Inverness a short drive away Little mention to Angela for all her help in these challenging times thanks for all your help

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Oct 2020

  • "The holiday was very enjoyable and I had no complaints but we should have been attending the annual Blazin in Beauly event with friends."

    I was disappointed that you wouldn't refund our deposit when this was cancelled.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you need and more."

    Spotlessly clean. The off road private parking is an added bonus. Perfect base for exploring Scotland.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2020

  • "Central location perfect for touring the area."

    Local people very friendly and helpful. Train station on edge of town for trips to Inverness etc. no need to worry about car parking ! Plenty of places for eating out .. And a good Chinese carry out.. Cottage very comfortable with all mod cons.. Lovely to relax in after a good day sightseeing!!

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2020

  • "It was a lovely cottage in a great location."

    Hosts were very kind, friendly and helpful. We had a very relaxing time, many thanks!

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Aug 2020

  • "Everything at the cottage was to the highest standard and the place was immaculate."

    The village was a lovely place with lots to do, see and places to eat out or in. Perfect base for exploring the local area. Was a bit worried about no garden but the sun house was great and you can take the garden furniture into the drive so could still get out door experience. The host got back quickly to enquiries and was very, very helpful.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very warm and well kept There was plenty to see and do around ..."

    Lovely cottage very warm and well kept There was plenty to see and do around the village Just a thought for the owners could they possibly have more pillows on the beds A guest book would be nice too to leave comments in A lovely place

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2019

  • "Wir hatten dieses Cottage für eine Woche gemietet, um von hier aus Motorradtouren in die Highlands zu unternehmen."

    Die Unterkunft kann uneingeschränkt weiterempfohlen werden; sehr sauber und gemütlich! Gut auch die Parkmöglichkeit auf dem abschließbaren Hof. Nett ist auch das kleine "Sommerhaus". Einziger Kritikpunkt: Es gibt keinen Geschirrspüler und keine Kaffeemaschine (aber das wusste man ja eigentlich vorher...). Die Kommunikation mit der Vermieterin lief problemlos via Whatsapp. Wir würden wiederkommen!

    Reviewed by Joerg4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely , very comfortable and in a great location ."

    I would suggest the introduction of a visitors book and some information about the local area and restaurants .

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jul 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and the location and excellent standards of the cottage made our stay all the more memorable."

    The cottage was very well equipped with all mod cons; very clean and tidy and very spacious. Our only criticisms would be that there was no welcoming documents/instructions and no information leaflets for places of interest round about or for things to do when the weather is not so good. We have left leaflets in the cottage for future reference. All in all we enjoyed our stay and would definetely recommend this cottage and Beauly as a holiday location.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage that had everything that we needed and to a high specification."

    The gated driveway was perfect for us as it gave us security for the motorbikes we’d travelled up on to tour scotland. Lovely little village that had everything we needed. We had fantastic weather and the locals were extremely friendly in advising us of places to see. Fabulous week and Scotland we will be back

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was an old urban cottage with recently modernised interior and facilities."

    Situated very close to the centre of Beauly village made it very handy for shops and cafes. An ideal location for touring the North of Scotland. We would certainly return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by George5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very happy with cottage itself."

    .. Unfortunatly we couldn't sleep one night as the heating would not turn off...despite being turned off completly at the wall... Also road works started half way through our stay more or less right outside cottage for 3 days. Obviously these things happen but we were a little gutted to here drilling ect at 7-30am onwards. Thankyou Emma Huckle.

    Reviewed by Emma Louise4.7Feb 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 3 x double (one ground floor with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with a hand-held shower, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road and roadside parking
  • Lockable storage
  • Enclosed courtyard with summer house with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk.

The property

Maclean Cottage, exuding modern style, is situated just a stone's throw from the delights of central Beauly, a village right in the heart of the world-famous Scottish Highlands.

With some of the country's most popular attractions lying within easy reach from here, this is a superb base to return to whilst enjoying a break filled with excitement and adventure.

Be welcomed into this superb retreat by its classy kitchen, equipped fabulously with a helpful range of high-quality appliances and lined with fresh white units and gleaming worktops.

A stunning breakfast bar is on hand to enjoy your meals at.

A welcoming sitting room is next to find, dressed in a calming neutral manner and benefiting from the extra warmth of a woodburning stove, making it a wonderfully homely spot to sit and unwind.

The ground floor of Maclean Cottage also thoughtfully provides a cloakroom, as well as a tastefully furnished, spacious double bedroom which comes with the added luxury of a sumptuous en-suite, featuring both a bath and a separate shower for you to make use of.

The two other bedrooms at the property rest upon the rejuvenating first floor, both also host comfortable double beds and share access to an equally impressive bathroom.

For something different, take some time to sit and relax outside of Maclean Cottage, a wonderful summer house means that you can relish this peaceful location no matter the weather, while a storage shed is available to keep your bikes.

Beauly's variety of excellent amenities lie right on the doorstep of the property, its beautiful priory is also close by and is certainly worth a look.

This is a fantastic part of Scotland to spend your holiday amidst, close by you can experience idyllic coastline, the striking city of Inverness, the famous Loch Ness and much more; this region offers something for people of all tastes and interests to enjoy.

Discover the marvels of the Scottish Highlands from this classy detached cottage for six.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

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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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