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Muir Of Ord, Ross Shire near Inverness, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1056692)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "We've been coming to Scotland for the last 5years & this property was our favourite so far." the point we are booking it twice next year. Totally an amazing house & it's perfect.

    Thank you so much for feedback. Was a pleasure to have you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngieJan 2022

  • "Beautifully furnished well equipped cottage."

    Ideal for large family gatherings:spacious throughout;clean and well put together.Gorgeous bathrooms.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.All the extras from dog bowls to cot bedding were appreciated.The pizza oven and hot tub which was easy to use and added a special je ne sais quoi to an already lovely stay. Great place with great places to visit reasonably close .Lovely helpful hosts that made us feel supported for our stay and communicated well.Would definitely stay again.Could not believe we were able to book this property at fairly short notice.

    It was a pleasure to have you all- be delighted to have you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MoragDec 2021

  • "What a fantastic place to stay!"

    Three generations of our family spent Christmas here and it was one of the best family holidays we have had. The house is amazing, as is the location. We had great communication from the owner, who made sure any requests were actioned, and they genuinely wanted to make sure we had a holiday to remember. We'd recommend Orrinside to anyone - you won't be disappointed!

    Reviewed by BrendanDec 2021

  • "Amazing property with amazing facilities."

    Just a short walk away from the nearest village. And lots of sights to see, with a short driving distance.

    Thank you very much Annabel and lovely to meet you virtually. Would love to have you back anytime! Keep safe Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnabelDec 2021

  • "We could not have asked for a better place to take a little break and relax and we couldn't have had better hosts."

    The cottage really exceeded our expectations and the attention to detail made our stay that extra bit special. We will definitely be back and could not rate the host and home more highly. Wonderful

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2021

  • "This house is special."

    It is absolutely beautiful inside and out with every possible detail carefully designed with guests in mind. The house is beautifully decorated, spacious and comfortable, the photos online do not do it justice. We have loved every moment of our holiday , the location is perfect for exploring parts of glorious Scotland. The views from the house alone and the amount of wildlife close by is breathtaking. This house is a gem. The owners are fantastic at communicating and recommending local eateries and places to visit. Thank you to Emma and the team . Do not hesitate to book this house! You will not be disappointed!

    Thank you very much Nicole and for coming up to Orrinside- we are glad to hear you had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicoleNov 2021

  • "We were disappointed and did not feel like we got what we had paid for, we found several places that had not seen a cleaning cloth for a long time, the log burner in the main sitting room was not usable, the tv in the kitchen/ sitting area was not working properly nor were the lights in that sitting area, we paid nearly £1000 to stay there and this was our first holiday since the summer of 2019, this was not the standard that we expected, we felt very let down that we did not get to use all the amenities in the way we should have been able to."

    thank you very much for your feedback. I am sorry to hear this despite good communciations with you and several attempts to rectify what the problems were. Everything was rectified at the end of your stay and would have been easily sorted if you had allowed it to be so. I am disappointed on the feedback and we are always keen to make sure our guests are happy and well catered for. We wish you all the best and I have spoken to our cleaner about the issues raised. We wish you all the best and if you every want to come back to Orrinside I am sure you will have a more positive experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DNov 2021

  • "This property is amazing."

    The photos don’t do it justice. We chose it due to having a ground floor bedroom and wet room for our son who is a wheelchair user. It is so warm and welcoming but luxurious too. The pizza oven and Aga were fab and it is has everything you need. The owners were so helpful and accommodating and it’s in such a nice location. I would live here if I could. We recommend the Distillery tour.

    We were pleased to cater for you and your family. Thank you so much for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to Orrinside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 2021

  • "Orrinside is such a lovely house!"

    It exceeded my expectations. It’s very comfortable, warm, extremely spacious and felt like home right away. Loved the hot tub and the aga. All the rooms, including the bath/shower rooms are large and well equipped. It would be amazing for a large group, especially in the summer, with plenty of space to spread out in the garden building, patio and hot tub. Great communication from the owner, who was really friendly. The house is in a good position, very peaceful but within walking distance of the facilities of Muir of Ord, and with lots to see nearby. Would love to go back and would recommend to all.

    Thank you very much for making Orrinside your own and for looking after it. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheenaOct 2021

  • "The pictures don't do this amazing house justice!"

    Weve waited a long time to find a gem like this and its decorated and put together so fantastic we didn't have any 'oh no we forgot this' moments because everything has been thought through so well. The hot tub, pizza oven, Aga, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc etc are all absolutely perfect! Couldn't recommend this retreat enough!

    Lovely to have met you via SMS and glad you all had a fantastic time. Take care and look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JennaSep 2021

  • "Excellent communication from owner - comfortable beds - super Hot Tub and Pizza ..."

    Excellent communication from owner - comfortable beds - super Hot Tub and Pizza oven bathrooms lovely with great showers and an amazing bath - woukd highly recommend

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2021

  • "Orrinside is a fabulous house."

    The Owners have created a really superb holiday retreat with individually themed rooms and a host of facilities. Highly recommended. THOMSON Family

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "An outstanding holiday house, beautifully private with everything that you need."

    Reviewed by MarjorieJun 2021

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The property

If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion with a group of friends or family with thoughtfully arranged special requests catered to, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a private whisky tasting masterclass brought specially to you, look no further than Orrinside for a truly tailor-made getaway.

Lying on the outskirts of the village of Muir of Ord, Orrinside is a lovingly-renovated holiday home with years of family history of everything Scottish, offering a spacious setting for a group getaway to the Scottish Highlands, including beautiful tartan carpets to welcome you as you step into the hallway.

The house is prime location for shooting and fishing pursuits as near the river Conon and nearby shooting estates, not to mention the great Muir of Ord golf course, so is a perfect base from which everyone can enjoy their favourite activities.

Boasting stylish and contemporary furnishings throughout, this attractive stone-built house exudes luxury and whisky paraphernalia from the family’s extensive knowledge and over 50 years of experience with everything whisky – at the bottom of the garden is a small burn that feeds into a dam that is used for making the whisky at Glen Ord Distillery.

Accessibility has been considered at this property, with a portable deaf alerter system, a wheelchair ramp for entry and level slabs to the rear for easy access.

The open-plan living space is complete with a well-designed kitchen with an array of impressive appliances including an AGA and a spacious dining table and a sociable sitting area with a woodburning stove together creating the perfect space to entertain friends and family.

A separate sitting room can be found resting across the way and hosts another woodburning stove, perfect for those cold winter nights as you cosy up to loved ones for a night in front of the TV.

Open up the patio doors and take the evening out onto the decking, indulging in a fantastic feast courtesy of the barbecue and wood-fired oven, before grabbing your swimsuits and enjoying a dip in the hot tub – towelling robes and disposable slippers will be provided, so just grab a flute of chilled bubbly from the fridge and toast to your loved ones in style!

Rinse yourself off in the handy wet room, grabbing your towel and retreating to the ground-floor king-size bedroom (which has the below very apt Robert Burns quote on the wall) – with all bathrooms benefitting from underfloor heating, you’re sure to dry off and get cosy for bed in no time.

Venture up the staircase and discover a beautiful family bathroom featuring a roomy tub and a walk-in shower, as well as three gorgeous bedrooms consisting of a double, a king-size and a master benefitting from a super king-size and its very own en-suite.

Take a scenic woodland walk through the RSPB Tollie Red Kites Natural Reserve, spotting majestic birds as you embrace the magnificent scenery.

Travel to Garve to see the wonderful Black Water Falls, or take a stroll along Moray Firth on a trip to Avoch Beach.

Spend the day in the city of Inverness and explore the imposing 18th Century castle, before admiring the grand architecture of the Redstone Cathedral.

Be at one with nature at Merkinch Local Nature Reserve or travel deeper into the highlands for an exhilarating hike through the countryside.

Tour the nearby 17th Century fortress of Kilcoy Castle and see the picturesque ruins of the Beauly Priory, before heading over to the Bad Girl Bakery in Muir Of Ord for some gorgeous baked goods and a hot drink.

Lose yourself as you wander through the ancient Touchstone Maze or head down to the ruins of Urquhart Castle that rest peacefully on the famous Loch Ness.

In the northern highlands, barley from the Black Isle meets water from the White Burn to make a Scotch of vibrant colour: The Singleton of Glen Ord – the Black Isle is a peninsula that gets its name from its rich, fertile soil and the land had been in the possession of the MacKenzie family for nearly 700 years when Thomas MacKenzie chose the site for his distillery in 1838.

Take a tour to find out more, and taste oaky whisky at the Glen Ord Distillery (literally a rugby ball’s throw from Orrinside) before grabbing a delicious dinner from the selection of takeaways, hotels and bars, in Muir of Ord or Beauly, and heading back to this fabulous home-away-from-home.

There's everything here for a perfect family retreat; little ones have not been forgotten about, with thought having gone into children as well – we believe it’s the small things that make a difference.

For the ultimate holiday to Scotland, be sure to book a stay at Orrinside and let the housekeeper know of any special requests for your celebration, to add that extra sparkle to your holiday.

"Wherever I wander, Wherever I rove, The Hills of the Highlands, Forever I love" - Robert Burns.


  • Four bedrooms over two floors
  • Ground floor: 1 x ground-floor king-size; first floor: 1 x super king-size with single day bed and en-suite shower, basin, heated rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated rail and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with basin, heated rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Lounge
  • Oil central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves and underfloor heating in all bathrooms
  • AGA ('cheat' guide on the wall if needed), combi oven/microwave and 2 plug removable ceramic hob,Induction hob in worktop, fan oven in utility, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available for up to 8 cars
  • Partly enclosed garden, accessible from the front of the property, with patio featuring outdoor seating area and hot tub, covered area with BBQ & wood-fired pizza oven, and a lawned area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Private whisky tasting masterclasses to be arranged separately, at an extra charge – contact details will be made available prior to arrival
  • Note: Young children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Check-in is from 5pm

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About the location


Beauly 2.5 miles.

The small Highland village of Muir of Ord lies close to the Beauly Firth and is conveniently situated for easy access to towns such as Beauly, Dingwall and the capital city of the Highlands, Inverness, some 15 miles to the east. Another major attraction is the Glen Ord Distillery and Visitor Centre, a 5 star award-winning visitor experience, which is open all the year round and well worth a visit. Muir of Ord has a pretty high street and good hotels, and just a few miles away the town of Beauly offers a quality shopping experience where visitors can find the finest Scottish tweeds, knitwear and crafts as well as a number of intimate restaurants. The whole area known as ‘The Black Isle’ has some of the prettiest scenery in Scotland with stunning glens where flora and fauna abound. Glen Affric, a National Nature Reserve, has been called the most beautiful of all the Scottish glens, and is an ideal location for walkers and cyclists with quiet tracks leading you off road and deep into the glen.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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