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Larchfield Chalet 2

Heights of Achterneed near Strathpeffer, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 3558)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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Reviews & Ratings

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "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 SheenaSep 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 CliveSep 2021

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

    Reviewed by DerrickAug 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 PaulineJul 2021

  • "The owners were approachable and friendly ."

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

    Reviewed by PhilJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 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 IanOct 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 ColinSep 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 JoyAug 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 NeilAug 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 PeterJul 2020

  • "Place is quite difficult to access, initially"

    Reviewed by LalaineJul 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 VeronicaSep 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 LynnJul 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 LisaNov 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 KevinAug 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 SueAug 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 ColinJun 2018



    Reviewed by MichelOct 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 GarethApr 2017

  • "Travelling to the property your directions were rubbish"

    Reviewed by AlexanderOct 2016

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

    Lovely area to visit.

    Reviewed by BurgessOct 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 SimonSep 2016

  • "The couple who own this property have thought of everything; they go beyond a level of excellence."

    The chalet was a home from home with a relaxing ambiance.

    Reviewed by TeresaFeb 2016

  • "Larchfield Chalet 2 was lovely and the owners were very friendly and helpful, we had a great stay there."

    Reviewed by JaniceJan 2016

  • "The cottage was in a good location with a very friendly and helpful owner."

    It was a nice, clean and comfortable home.

    Reviewed by PatrickAug 2015

  • "It was peaceful and quiet, a lovely spot."

    There were lots of places to visit and superb scenery. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The shopping was excellent in Dingwall and Cockburn's haggis is to die for!

    Reviewed by VinceJul 2015

  • "A well presented property in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by IanApr 2015

  • "The property is great for a break and good base for touring Northern Scotland, and surrounding area."

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2014

  • "The owner was very helpful."

    The chalet situation was excellent and we enjoyed a relaxed peaceful week. I would recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2014

  • "The owners were absolutely brilliant people, they were very helpful and made sure that we were very comfortable."

    We wanted a nice family break and we had it. The cottage is so cosy and comfortable. My children had a lovely time too and it was so relaxing. This is the best holiday I have had in years. It is tucked away in the mountains and is so peaceful and quiet. I just wanted a break, and that is exactly what I had. Would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by BinellaDec 2013

  • "The chalet was ace."

    The owners where really good and helpful. Would recommend this to all.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2013

  • "We enjoyed the location it was peaceful and quiet."

    Really happy with the chalet and the local amenities were a five minute drive away. Also pleased we were able to take the dog with us. If peace and quiet is what you are looking for then this place is idyllic, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and hopefully we will be back in the future.

    Reviewed by DoreenDec 2012

  • "I liked the peace."

    The setting was lovely and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. Nothing seemed to be a bother.

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2012

  • "The scenery, location and friendliness of the owners."

    Reviewed by AileenOct 2012

  • "It was a lovely setting - very quiet and peaceful."

    Reviewed by RoseJul 2012

  • "I loved the secluded location of the property and also the height that it sat within the Strathpeffer Valley - the views were gorgeous!"

    I loved that although quiet and secluded we were close for driving to Dingwall, Inverness and Cromarty - not to mention close to attractions such as The Black Isle Brewery and the Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park - making it a truly brilliant location all round! And finally, what made the holiday for us was the welcome that we received from the owners with a bottle of wine and chocolates - a lovely welcome to their gorgeous cottage. They were very helpful when we asked for anything and provided a highchair, cot and utensils for my baby daughter. Absolutely amazing!

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2012

  • "The peace and quiet."

    The views were lovely especially after the snowfall. Great for our dog, she loved the walks. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely break.

    Reviewed by AnnieDec 2011

  • "Owners were friendly and very helpful with questions about the area."

    No problems with the accommodation whatsoever. Ideal for us as we have two Labradors. Hassle free relaxing time away from home. Not often that we get time off together and we would go back tomorrow if we could.

    Mr JohnstoneNov 2011

  • "It's position was very central for touring."

    The proprietors were very helpful and friendly and left wine and chocolates for arrival which was a nice touch. The place was spotless and there was everything you might need including towels for the dog!

    Reviewed by LizOct 2011

  • "The property was very pleasant and the owners are very nice and friendly!"

    Reviewed by BelindaAug 2011

  • "Owners were extremely pleasant and helpful; left wine, chocolates and sweets for kids."

    We had great weather but is plenty to do and see round about if the weather isn't so good. Beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2011

  • "Peace, quiet and a very nice property, which helped us relax."

    We had a very nice greeting from the owners - chocs and red wine to welcome us.

    Mrs TraffordApr 2011

  • "Very peaceful and relaxing in a beautiful part of the country."

    Would go back tomorrow.

    Mr RobbApr 2011

  • "The view from the veranda was outstanding and the air was crystal clear both day and at night under the stars."

    We had three beautiful days of sunshine and blue skies with sparkly frost in the mornings and the wonderful autumnal colours all around. The owners were so friendly. We will certainly consider doing the same again but next time for a longer period. The owners left a bottle of wine and chocolates for our arrival which I thought was a really lovely touch as it was a special birthday for me. Altogether a memorable long weekend.

    Reviewed by JoyceNov 2010

  • "Had a very good time."

    Will be back next year or year after!

    Reviewed by Michael & JanetSep 2010

  • "Seclusion and peacefulness."

    Scotland is a great holiday location, no traffic jams or queues just stunning locations and friendly people. Will certainly revisit.

    Reviewed by NickAug 2010

  • "The owners are two of the friendliest and most cheerful people you could wish to meet."

    They keep the property immaculate, with every little detail considered and it was a real home away from home. It has stunning views and is set in a peaceful and relaxing location. We would certainly recommend the property to family and friends and are already considering revisiting sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2010

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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.

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.


  • 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.

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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
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