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Rathad An Drobhair

Strathpeffer, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 946160)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Strathpeffer 10 miles.

This striking eco-friendly house occupies an elevated and very private location in a pretty highland glen.

Rathad An Drobhair (Drovers Way in Gaelic) gets its name from the ancient Drovers Road that lies to the front of the house.

This property is ideal for a family or group of friends who want to savour the unspoilt beauty of this pretty glen and explore the surrounding countryside.

With the accommodation over two floors there are five bedrooms offering great flexibility with the three ground floor bedrooms being pull-out stacker beds suitable for either single or double occupancy.

The ground floor also has two shower rooms, meaning that there will be no queues in the morning.

A further two bedrooms are situated on the upper floor both benefiting from en-suite facilities and the master suite also has the luxury of a sauna.

The open plan living area is quite stunning with its high vaulted style ceiling and big windows allowing the light to simply flood in.

A well-equipped kitchen means that meals can be prepared with ease and enjoyed around the large dining table.

The sitting area is a cosy space with a woodburner and sliding doors leading out onto an impressive decked balcony.

From the balcony the views out to Loch Meig are superb, this is the perfect spot to sit quietly with a book or enjoy a morning coffee whilst planning the day’s events.

The leafy Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer is just 10 miles away, and has a collection of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and is home to the Spa Pavilion, which hosts live music and entertainment.

As you would expect this is perfect location for walkers, cyclists and wildlife spotters alike.

If you decide to take to the car, then famous Loch Ness is within easy reach and in fact from here a day trip over the sea to Skye is quite easy.

The cottage is ideally placed for both the east and west coasts and their fabulous beaches.

On the Black Isle you can take in the animal safari park and the local organic Black Isle Brewery.

Perhaps visit the Moray Firth coastline for some serious dolphin spotting.

A wonderful house in a beautiful area with simply oodles and oodles to do.


Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath with shower over, basin, WC and sauna. 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. 3 x ground floor singles with pull-out stacker beds. Two ground floor shower rooms with shower, basin and WC. Utility. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and woodburner.


  • Eco-friendly, wood pellet central heating and solar panels with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, landline phone, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with decked area
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 miles
  • Loch 10 mins walk
  • Note: Adult and children’s bikes available by arrangement, use at your own risk
  • Note: Due to balcony, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Sofa bed is for flexibility only.

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