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Larchfield Chalet 2

(Ref. 3558)

Heights of Achterneed near Strathpeffer, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second stay here and we love it."

    Perfect location and has everything you need. Cosy and warm in the winter. We are back in the summer!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely Chalet to stay gives you room to visit other places."

    Lovely scenery all around the area Strathpeffer just down the road which if you are walking will take you about a hour to get too but a bit longer coming back as up a hill. Family very friendly and helpful. Nice walks for the dog and he enjoyed this very much. Ullapool is a hour away and the other direction Dornoch is the same. Inverness is 20 mins and Dingwall 10 mins. Would recommend this Chalet as family totally enjoyed the week.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jan 2024

  • "We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Larchfield Chalet 2."

    The place has everything we need (the dishwasher and washing machine are much appreciated!). Easy to find if you follow Google Maps. It’s a good base to explore the Highlands and it’s conveniently close to Dingwall for shops, EV charging point, etc. We had a chinese takeaway from the nearby Liking restaurant and it was amazing. Highly recommend this place. :)

    Reviewed by Kimberly5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely chalet in a quiet location."

    Accommodation has everything you need for a short stay or a week away from the city. Stunning views and a location that allows you to explore the Highlands. Plenty of great places to walk. A warm welcome from Alan. The chalet is furnished with good quality items. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is the first rental that I will miss."

    Has everything you need. Will be back. Totally off the beaten track and we would never have found it without Alan to guide us. Perhaps some signs on the roads would help. But maybe deliberate? Very welcoming. Very cosy. Very peaceful. A perfect retreat!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was the 4 year of staying at the Larchfield chalets but the first time of staying in chalet 2."

    Sadly it was just me & my cat Freddie this year but as always not disappointed as it was just as comfortable & welcoming as chalet 1. Alan & Sandra couldn't be more welcoming & helpfull & God willing we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing chalet proper home from home Alan had to come and collect us as satnav ..."

    Amazing chalet proper home from home Alan had to come and collect us as satnav had sent us to far but other than that no problems would highly recommend this and we would definitely use in the future

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Chalet was beautiful, immaculate and very welcoming Rose's, sweets and a bottle of wine were waiting for us on arrival."

    Everything was fresh, bright and comfortable. Directions to the area were accurate apart from the last part, it takes you nowhere near the chalet. A call was made to Alan and he came for us, it was only a matter of minutes away but better directions to the chalet would save poor Alan having to rescue everyone

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic break at Larchfield 2."

    The owners were kind and friendly and Alan showed us around when we arrived. The chalet is in a great position with wonderful views and a resident Red Kite who we enjoyed watching, also close by were Highland cows that my daughter adored. The chalet itself is very well equipped and comfortable and we slept so well in that peaceful place, despite it being light late at night and from 4am onwards! We enjoyed spending evenings sat on the veranda watching the birds It's a wonderful peaceful place to visit, and we would love to come back on future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning, beautiful surroundings, peaceful with lots of wildlife to watch."

    The hosts are so kind and welcoming, it was a perfect break that we didn't want to depart from. We would definitely recommend and we will be more than happy to return as soon as we can

    Reviewed by Jo5.0May 2023

  • "We loved our stay here."

    Alan was super friendly and helpful, especially when we got a little lost. The chalet was toasty warm and so comfortable when we arrived after our long journey. The bottle of wine, chocolates and flowers were a lovely touch. The fluffy towels and fresh bedding smelt wonderful too. We managed to get up and see some amazing sunrises from the balcony too and saw red kites flying over the hillside. The Chalet had everything you needed. We will definitely be back up again. Our son was devastated we had to leave!

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Feb 2023

  • "Highly recommend this chalet."

    Well equipped and comfortable. Alan and Sandra are very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Feb 2023

  • "Lovely chalet everything you need was in it the owner Alan was a lovely man once ..."

    Lovely chalet everything you need was in it the owner Alan was a lovely man once your in and settled he comes to make sure everything is OK couldn't ask for better

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Dec 2022

  • "The chalet was prefect everything you need was there and the box of fudge and ..."

    The chalet was prefect everything you need was there and the box of fudge and bottle of wine was nice , would recommend to everyone and will book again thanks

    Reviewed by Gregory5.0Oct 2022

  • "Spent a fantastic week in chalet 2."

    The facilities are great and it feels like a real home from home. The owner, Alan, was really helpful and rescued us from our satnav hell when we arrived after a long journey. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2022

  • "As we did not go to this property , even though it was paid for."

    On phoning the owner he revealed that there was a problem with the access due to deep ruts in the access to this property, this made it impossible for us to visit. We booked an alternative on the same dates, resulting in a loss to ourselves. when I contacted customer services, there contact told me I should not go to Scotland as all roads were like that!!.He told me a refund not possible as owner had been paid. As we were led to believe that the property was accessible, i.e parking on site, this has been misrepresented, and a refund should be made, I am not happy with the way Sykes have handled this

    Reviewed by Charles1.3Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous hosts!"

    So helpful and lots of good local information including the recommendation of the Pony Trekking ! We hope we have the opportunity to stay again in the near future. Beautiful views and perfect location. Many thanks Cath, Niamh, Callus and Maddie , our doggie.

    Reviewed by Cathleen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent very friendly excellent hosts"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2022

  • "Owner was very helpful with local knowledge for touri g the highands."

    Access signs could be improved, all considered an excellent base for touring the area.

    Reviewed by Sheena4.7Sep 2021

  • "The owner, Alan, was extremely helpful and friendly to chat to."

    The chalet was lovely with super views from the balcony - which was actually quite private. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen well-equipped, and we had no complaints at all. The location was superb - Strathpeffer in one drection has a lovely café on the old station, and Dingwall in the other direction has a convenient branch of Lidl for stocking up.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Sep 2021

  • "The chalet was suitably furnished and we had everything that we needed to ensure we enjoyed the holiday."

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0Aug 2021

  • "We were welcomed by allan a lovely man."

    tha chalet was homely and very clean. a chilled out time had by all an easy location to visit other places

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Jul 2021

  • "The owners were approachable and friendly ."

    This was the best experience we've had of holidayvrental. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great break away Lots to see, accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped Hosts were very nice"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "The couple who owned the chalet were lovely!"

    Couldn’t be more friendly and helpful. The view from the chalet was delightful. Very handy for various lovely day trips. Brilliant holiday! Will definitely be back. Ian

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2020

  • "This as been a brilliant holiday."

    the accomadation was ideal for touring and walking etc. Set in a quiet location yet not far from Strathpeffer and Dingwall. The weather was kind with only one wet day out of the two weeks hol's and that did not stop us going into Glen Afric. I would recomend thesde chalets and use them again.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Sep 2020

  • "My partner and I (and our Weimaraner Blu) spent a lovely week in chalet 2, it was home from home everything you need is in the chalet."

    Very clean, warm and comfortable chalet (the photos do not do it justice as it has since been re decorated). Great base to visit different areas of Scotland. The couple who own the chalet Sandra and Alan are lovely, very friendly and helpful. Thank you for the chocs and wine lovely gesture. Would definitely recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Aug 2020

  • "Owners really friendly and helpful."

    Beautiful location with great views Chalet very comfortable but rather tired and in need of an upgrade and some TLC Impossible to reach without a guide as Sykes directions are wrong and I have to thank the owner for driving down to the main road to meet us. I wouldn’t recommend staying here without a car (or a team of Sherpas). The Strathpeffer/ Dingwall Área is lovely and a great base to explore the Highlands, but be warned Strathpeffer itself small and deserted, there’s nothing there.

    Reviewed by Neil2.8Aug 2020

  • "Firstly Strathpeffer is an excellent base for touring the north of Scotland."

    Even though the tourist industry has been badly hit by Covid 19 it was possible to get morning coffee and snack meals in the village. The location of the chalet was quite remote but the peaceful and beautiful country side and the friendliness of the people is what we were looking for. The chalet was very well equipped , comfortable and clean. Mr and Mrs Ross were perfect hosts, friendly and helpful. We and our elderly dog thoroughly enjoyed our stay, furthermore the weather was amazing. One day the temperature reached 26 degrees on the beach at Gairloch!

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2020

  • "Place is quite difficult to access, initially"

    Reviewed by Lalaine3.8Jul 2020

  • "We were made very welcome by our host ,Mrs Ross, who we must thank for the wine,sweets and flowers."

    Lovely views from the chalet. Very peaceful ,very friendly ,everything one needed. Great place for walking the dogs. Already planning a return trip.

    Reviewed by Veronica4.4Sep 2019

  • "Had a fab break."

    Lovely and clean with great views. Hosts were great, nothing a problem to them. Great accommodation if you want away from it all.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2019

  • "Service was exceptional, although there are directions on the site we arrived in darkness and got lost, but we had a number and they came out immediately and guided us to the chalet in a very friendly and helpful manner."

    Property although to some, It may be seen as dated, it was very clean and warm and had everything you needed, there were also lots of additional supplies we would not expect, and a personal touch that made us feel very welcomed. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Nov 2018

  • "This is a beautiful place."

    It’s in a very quiet location but close enough to the town. It’s comfortable and well equipped. There are steps to the front door but our 2yr old managed them no problem. The only criticism about the lodge would be it could do with a bit of updating but everything works well. There are lots of walks near by and yes we saw red kites every day from the balcony. Would definitely go back. The owners Allan and Sandra are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2018

  • "The chalet was very clean and had everything we needed."

    It was very quiet and had nice views across the valley from the balcony. We saw red kites flying overhead and were told of red kite feeding everyday the other side of Strathpeffer. Sheep, chickens and highland cattle were all seen in the fields by the chalet. It was a bit tricky to find initially but the friendly host quickly came out and lead us there and explained all we needed to know about the property. We enjoyed the welcoming wine and chocolates very much. We were lucky enough to be around when Castle Leod was open to the public. It was very interesting and worth a visit. There are many walks in the area and scenic drives and a distillery at Muir of Ord just down the road. Rogie Falls to see the salmon leaping was another highlight. Loch Ness was easily accessible and we managed a day trip to the Isle of Skye with a lovely drive through the mountains.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Aug 2018

  • "Very friendly couple."

    Nice to be meeted and greeted as this is getting less common with key safes. Lack of WiFi the only slight inconvenience but good to totally switch off.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jun 2018



    Reviewed by Michel5.0Oct 2017

  • "The owners are 2 of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet."

    It's a perfect property, in a perfect location, ran by perfect people. Ideal for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Apr 2017

  • "Travelling to the property your directions were rubbish"

    Reviewed by Alexander4.6Oct 2016

  • "Super chalet and very friendly and helpful owners."

    Lovely area to visit.

    Reviewed by Burgess5.0Oct 2016

  • "Fantastic location with very friendly owners Alan and Sandra, nice welcome of a bottle of wine and box of toffees."

    Even though owners property right next door you would not know it, very pleasant property and would definitely book again if we return to this area.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area & sitting area with doors to veranda.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private veranda with furniture, shared gravelled area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £10 per dog per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Due to its locality this property does not have wheelchair access
  • Note: Property accessed via 5 steps.

The property

A detached single-storey timber chalet in an elevated position overlooking the spa village of Strathpeffer.

Private veranda with views, superb alternative to the usual Scotland cottages.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 3557 and together they accommodate 10.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Larchfield Chalets

Strathpeffer 1.5 miles. Two detached, custom-built timber chalets, set in the owner’s grounds in the hamlet of Heights of Achterneed, high above the valley overlooking the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer. A superb alternative to more traditional Scotland cottages, the chalets are well maintained and equipped, with bright, welcoming rooms and comfortable furnishings. Each chalet enjoys its own veranda with furniture - ideal for making the most of the views over distant hills and forests. Strathpeffer has good local shops, a hotel, restaurants and visitor centres. Guests may also enjoy the challenging golf course, river and loch fishing, and walks to suit most abilities, including up Ben Wyvis. An excellent base for exploring the coastal villages of the Black Isle, the mountains of Glen Affric and the rugged splendour of the North West Highlands, or enjoying the amenities of Dingwall, 4.5 miles away. Two superb Strathpeffer cottages, ideal for a break all year round.

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About the location


Inverness 20 miles.

Often compared to a Bavarian Mountain resort, the picturesque spa village of Strathpeffer owes its growth to the discovery of water springs during the 1700s, and was declared in 1819 to be the healthiest drinking water in Britain! The original Spa Pavilion has been magnificently restored after a period of disuse and now serves as a venue for a variety of events, including concerts, dances, dramas and exhibitions. The former Victorian railway station, which in times past brought many visitors from near and far, has now been beautifully restored to house craft workers and their shops, and is also home to the Highland Museum of Childhood. Visit the restored Pump house (also a Tourist Information point), take a walk along a forest track, or enjoy the views from the nearby pictish hill fort at Knockfarrel. Whatever you decide there's plenty on offer for all the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas