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Orrinside

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Muir Of Ord, Ross Shire near Inverness, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Thanks for a lovely stay."

    The house was spacious and comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed using the pizza oven and bbq despite the cool weather. There is lots to do in the area. We enjoyed visiting the Black Isle as well as some local walks. Would love to return one day!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2024

  • "This is the 2nd time we have been to Orrinside and we had another lovely week and we will definitely return."

    Would recommend and it was like home from home. Our party of 7 ranged from 3 to 90. Our dog loved the garden and the our grandson loved the 'hotpot' - hot tub. Thank you to Emma and the team

    It was a pleasure to have you and thanks again for coming to Orrinside - looking forward to having you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Greig5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the cottage, everything was just as described and more!"

    Reviewed by Raluca5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent property."

    Well located to explore in all 4 directions. House was very well equipped and is a home from home.

    Reviewed by Lloyd5.0Feb 2024

  • "The house exceeded our expectations."

    Beautiful, spacious and well equipped. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a lovely house, big, spacious rooms clean and full of everything you need, a real home from home."

    Although it was just 2 of us, it's certainly big enough for 8 and it still wouldn't feel crowded. Tastefully decorated with a Scottish charm. 2 log fires, 1 in the living room and kitchen for those cold winter evenings, a traditional Aga stove which was easy to use but for those not brave enough there's a ceramic hob and fan assisted oven. Pizza oven in the outside kitchen and the hot tub were just the icing on he cake. Contact with the owner was easy and she was very responsive when we had a question prior to arriving and during the stay. Round and about there are plenty of walks, amazing waterfalls, castles and historic places to visit. There's a co op which is well stocked 5 mins drive and supermarkets within 15 mins. Not sure if the pub was closed due to it being November but Inverness is 20 mins away and worth the visit. All in all we would highly recommend Orinside.

    Reviewed by Rhys5.0Nov 2023

  • "What an amazing house, so comfortable with everything and more you could ever need."

    The hot tub was so nice on a cool night, then going into the house to a nice warm fire. Emma kept in touch with us before & during our stay to make sure everything was OK, which was very nice. Would go back in a heartbeat and really didnt want to come home

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was stunning, a lovely welcome basket provided for us by the owners was a lovely thought ."

    Its the first property we have been to where the owners got in touch to see if we needed anything before we got there and during the stay

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our second visit and it was just as good as we remembered it from last year!"

    The property it so well equipped - there’s nothing that it doesn’t have! Comfy beds and sofas and the outside sitting area, hot tub and pizza oven area are fantastic! We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by K5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Orrinside."

    We were already familiar with the area but it has everything surrounding and a great location for day trips. The house has everything you need and really homely. We used the pizza oven following the great instructions left in the house handbook. The hot tub is great and the facilities are all up to date and very accommodating. Beds are all nice and comfy with plenty space. Fantastic holiday was had by all!

    Thank you so much Susan for your feedback. Welcome back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely home in a great location."

    The facilities were exactly as advertised and we found Orrinside to be a very well decorated and furnished, very comfortable home. Our host was proactive and thoughtful during our stay with helpful messages about the house and things to do in the area. We will return again!

    Many thanks Keith and it will be a pleasure to have you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our stay at Orrinside in Muir of Ord was incredible."

    The house was in great shape upon arrival. It was much larger than expected which allowed the 8 of us to all have a very comfortable time. Bedrooms were large with cabinets allowing us to unpack our luggage for the 5 nights we stayed. The kitchen was spacious with a dishwasher, large fridge with water and ice dispenser. The three bathrooms were also large and lovely. We went on many walks as there were many walking trails within walking distance from the home. Everyone was incredibly friendly and welcoming. The property was very well taken care of with a lovely yard in the back. The hot tub was perfect for a couple of our big traveling We would definitely come back if ever in the area. Clearly a very loved home. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely, charming, cottage well-situated in a relatively central area of Scotland."

    The house itself is nice, very clean, with a well equipped and good-sized kitchen. The bedrooms were of a good size with comfortable beds, and all of the bathrooms were nice and modern. Outside, the hot tub and pizza-oven are nice extras to have, both of which we made use of! Muir of Ord is a small village surrounded by lots beautiful areas of nature, locally and within an hour drive. Highlights include The Cairngorms (Loch Morlich is a must visit!), Bad Girl Bakery in Muir of Ord, and Rosemarkie beach. We are amazed at the variety Scotland has to offer and we barely managed to scratch the surface in the week we had. This cottage in Muir of Ord provided a great base to go exploring from and we can’t wait to return in the future!

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful stay at orinside couldn’t fault it ."

    lots of walks on the doorstep and interesting thing to do near by.if I did have to raise a suggestion a tumble drier would be useful other than that 10 out of 10

    Thank you so much for this feedback. Have a note regarding the tumble dryer but there are industrial tumble dryers just at the local petrol station that dries in an hour and is much more efficient than a household one would proved. We felt that this was a good facility on the doorstep. Have taken this note though and thank you so much for your information. Hope to welcome you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a stunning location."

    Very comfortable and the hot tub is an amazing bonus after a day of site seeing. Loved it!

    Much appreciated and was a pleasure to have you at Orrinside Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2023

  • "No problem with the accommodation it was first class"

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful throughout."

    Well equipped and communication with owner was great too. We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Feb 2023

  • "We couldn’t have asked for better to spend our Christmas vacation."

    Orrinside is just beautiful, specious, well equipped with lovely decorations up for Christmas. Some fabulous nods to the distillery next door too. We enjoyed cosy nights in with the the log fires burning and even enjoyed the hot tub under the canopy whilst watching the snow fall. The bedrooms were vey tastefully decorated and all 3 bathrooms were spotlessly clean with underfloor heating and towels, robes, slippers and soap available for us all. Communication with Emma was 2nd to none and nothing too much trouble, giving hints and tips of where to go and even giving us advice on cooking Christmas dinner in the Aga and had she even put Christmas crockery there for us to use. I wouldn’t hesitate on staying at Orrinside again next time we are up and will be highly recommending it to everyone!! Thank you from us all for a fabulous stay xxx

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Orrinside was a beautiful house with all the amenities you could wish for."

    We had a relaxing time sitting in front of the fire or enjoying the hot tub. There was a smart TV with Netflix etc as well for the rainier/colder days. The bed was comfortable and the huge bathrooms were all beautiful with underfloor heating. There are lots of reminders around too that this house once belonged to the Distillery too. The Xmas decorations were a nice personal touch, as was the robes, slippers, soaps and welcome pack. The aga was amazing to cook on, I used it a lot. The grounds were very nest and well tended. All in all it was a very nice holiday experience. The Owner was very helpful and easily contactable. Thanks again, we had a lovely holiday experience and I'm sure we will be back again!

    It was a pleasure to have you and thank you both for your support this week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Dec 2022

  • "Host was excellent pre visit introducing herself via whattsapp and answering any questions we had for her."

    She arranged a birthday cake and card for my wife, alongside what I’m guessing was the usual welcome pack. The property is large and comfy and has some great features like the hot tub, an Aga and the wood burners in both living rooms. The kitchen was where we spent the most time as the Aga was a novelty for us and I now really want to own one…… one day! The house is a great place to explore the surrounding area, would definitely recommend and would visit again in a heartbeat. Thanks for having us, Ben & family with 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

    Thank you so much for your feedback/response. It was a pleasure to have you all and I am delighted to have helped to create memories for your family.Would love to have you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Oct 2022

  • "Owner very friendly and helpful."

    Goes out of her way to make you feel welcome.

    Thank you so much for choosing Orrinside and it was a pleasure to have you at ours! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was stunning."

    Gorgeously decorated and very well equipped - everything was to such a high standard. We would have been proud (and fortunate) to have called it our own! We made full use of the hot tub, pizza oven and BBQ which were all great additions to a lovely cottage. Our party consisted of 4 adults and two collie dogs - and there was plenty of space for us all, inside and out - the garden was great for the dogs. The cottage is ideally located to use as a base for exploring the local area. Emma was so helpful with guidance and suggestions for places to visit and to eat. Our problem now is how do we find another cottage as good as Orrinside for next year!!

    Thank you so much for your feedback- it was a pleasure to have you there Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "What an amazing property, beautifully presented and with the most well equipped kitchen we’ve ever had in a holiday property (which makes life so much easier!"

    ) We were lucky with the weather and managed to have breakfast or lunch outside on the decking most days. The location is stunning and peaceful but not too far from anywhere which allowed us to explore different parts of the area, Fortrose, Rosemarkie, Strathpeffer, Beauly etc. as well as fitting in a few games of golf. The bbq and pizza oven are a great addition as is the hot tub after a long day. Would definitely recommend Orrinside to friends and family and will hopefully be back for another stay. Emma was a great host too.

    Thank you so much and it was a pleasure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by K5.0Aug 2022

  • "Arriving at Orrinside we were greeted with an immaculately presented house with all the white goods you would expect plus more kitchen equipment than we usually get."

    It made cooking a dream. The bedrooms are all very tastefully decorated and the beds are really comfortable. Outside is the pizza oven and BBQ which we made full use of. The best was definitely the hot tub, which after a long walk was a welcome sight. Emma is an excellent host with lots of information on arrival as well as ideas for things to do. I would highly recommend this property.

    You were troopers and a pleasure. Glad to have helped you create family memories x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2022

  • "Orrinside is one of the best properties we have stayed in, and communication with the owner Emma is second to none."

    We wouldn’t have thought it possible, but the property is even more stunning in person. The views over the barley fields every morning is amazing, especially when the wind is blowing. Such a peaceful location, yet only a short drive to Inverness, Strathpeffer and Beauly. Whether you want a chilled break doing nothing but relaxing in the hot tub, and going for local walks or venturing further out to visit the west coast, Orrinside is the number one choice. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely spacious house ,peaceful location but easy walk to village."

    Owner has thought of everything for your comfort, best equipped holiday home we have stayed in. We all enjoyed and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Orrinside and owner Emma was brilliant during our stay."

    Large garden for the dog and the Aga, Pizza Oven and Hot Tub were a bonus. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Greig5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and had lots of space and amenities."

    We had a wonderful time. The kids loved the hot tub. It was in a great location near to the distillery. The only negative comment is that this property was advertised as wheelchair accessible and it wasn't fully accessible. There was a step to get into the property so my husband needed assistance to get into the property each time and in the wet room on the ground floor there wasn't any grab rails or a shower stool.

    Hi Nadine, Thank you so much for your feedback, it was lovely to have met you etc. I am so sorry I didnt realise you needed wheelchair access, I do have a portable wheelchair ramp that is specially made for the step at orrinside and we do indeed have a shower stool available for guest. Im so sorry and if I knew this I would have provided this for your stay. Kind regards Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nadine4.7May 2022

  • "Beautiful, substantial house which was very well appointed with great garden and hot tub facilities, great place to relax after a busy day exploring the highlands."

    We would definitely recommend and book again if we ever look to stay in this area again.

    Thank you so much and was lovely to have made your acquaintance. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin A5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely house and the owners were so nice, friendly and helpful."

    We had such a good time. The only thing we would suggest is having the option of splitting one of the doubles into a twin (think they are called zip beds). Just for kids or if you have friends stopping together in the same room. The facilities were amazing especially the pizza oven and the hot tub. We would highly recommend. There is so much to do within an hours drive of Muir of Ord. Lovely walks, mountain tubing, aqua park, crazy golf, parks, fishing and shopping etc. Would just like to say a massive thank you to Emma who was always at the other end of the phone if we needed any advice or help with something.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Apr 2022

  • "My friends and I have enjoyed a most relaxing time in this lovely cottage."

    The cottage has fabulous views , very comfortable and well equipped. The weather was splendid. Emma the landlady has been in touch to make sure we have everything we need while we are over there. We will be back again for sure

    Thank you so much for your feedback . Glad you had a great time and we accommodated for you and your party. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ahmed5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property is lovely and even more comfortable and spacious than the photos suggested."

    There is real attention to detail and the home is very well equipped. Information is easy to follow and Emma was a very considerate and solicitous owner who was helpful with recommendations etc. We didn’t do a great deal in a wintry week but that was fine. The area is beautiful of course and there is enough interest in local villages and towns. We will return to this area again and would certainly look to stay at Orrinside again if we do.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and you were a lovely guest to converse with. It will be great to welcome you guys back and it was super to hear you had a relaxing break despite the weather Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2022

  • "A fantastic week."

    A great place to relax to enjoy the beautiful Highlands. House very comfortable and clean and has everything you would need. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday home!"

    Extremely well equipped and finished to a very high standard. The communication with the owners was brilliant with lots of recommendations for local eateries and places to visit. The aga, outside oven and hot tub are all extras which help to make this a really special place to stay. Would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jan 2022

  • "We've been coming to Scotland for the last 5years & this property was our favourite so far."

    ...to 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 Angie5.0Jan 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 Morag5.0Dec 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 Brendan5.0Dec 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 Annabel5.0Dec 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 Joanne5.0Dec 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 Nicole5.0Nov 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 D1.9Nov 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 Debbie5.0Oct 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 Sheena5.0Oct 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 Jenna5.0Sep 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 Andrea5.0Jul 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 James5.0Jul 2021

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

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Jun 2021

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Summary

  • 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

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.

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location

MUIR OF ORD

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