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The Bothy

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Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Bed and seating not too comfortable (for a couple in their middle 70s with arthritic bones!"

    !) Left one day early as needed a good night's sleep. Rather difficult to find anywhere close enough or open for an evening meal. Having said that the cottage is very well equipped and very clean

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Sep 2023

  • "Accommodation was perfect."

    Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Very private and suited our ‘get away from it all’ experience. Best of both worlds, ideally located to explore the Black Isle and beyond.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great place ."

    amazing base for touring.would definitely go again

    Reviewed by Gareth4.4Aug 2023

  • "The front door lock the key would sometimes not turn to get the key out and you would have to open and close the door again to get it to work just a small point as everything else was great."

    Reviewed by Iain4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with quality fittings, nice quite location."

    Great place to complete our North coast 500 trip.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2023

  • "A great week of peace and quiet in relaxing surroundings."

    Hope we can get back at some point. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much very relaxing"

    Reviewed by Mohamed Ariph5.0May 2023

  • "The Bothy is in a quiet location with lovely panoramic views."

    Ideally located for exploring the Highlands this exceptionally well equipped accommodation is a credit to its thoughtful owners. I would not hesitate to recommend Sykes and particularly The Bothy.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2023

  • "The Bothy cottage is very wonderful cottage."

    The cottage is located in very quiet farm area which we enjoyed. All places of interest being close by. The cottage was very comfortable, having all modern appliances. The cottage very clean. The host Brian was very helpful with advice of various touring routes and places of interest. Great cottage, great location. This is a great cottage.

    Reviewed by Gregory5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very good enjoyable week"

    Reviewed by Mohamed Ariph5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property, comfortable, cosy ,everything you require for a stay is there."

    Wonderful views , Excellent hosts , available if we needed them and very friendly .would book again without any hesitation. Excellent area for exploring all areas .

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful peaceful location for exploring the Highlands."

    Well maintained, comfortable accommodation. Can’t fault it! Great for visiting all areas of the Highlands or just chilling on the lovely patio watching the red kites. I would highly recommend staying in The Bothy and will definitely be back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful, very well equipped and comfortable property with a lovely outlook across a field and towards the hills in the background."

    Very peaceful. Ideal location for visiting the local area. Would definately stay again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "This was our second visit to the Bothy , a delightful well appointed cottage in a very convenient situation to access areas of the Highlands, the Black Isle , beaches on the east coast & interesting parts of the Moray Firth ."

    It is in a peaceful setting with pleasant views all round & we recommend it very highly .

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2021

  • "A very comfortable well-equiped cottage in a lovely rural setting."

    We look forward to returning another time.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a fantastic cottage in a lovely location."

    Very quiet and lovely views And not far to travel to visit lots of attractions

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely quiet cottage, nice to just relax and do nothing but chill"

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jul 2021

  • "So lovely and peaceful, it was lovely to be able to sit on the patio and watch the Shetland ponies and the rabbits, take binoculars so you can watch the red kites, would definitely book this cottage again it was handy for everything."

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jun 2021

  • "Owners very helpful."

    Bothy is exceptional Holiday accomodation for couples and well placed for exploring the top of Scotland. Quiet and private. 2nd visit and stayed two weeks this time

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, very much a home from home, warm, comfy and everything you need."

    Great place as a base for touring the highlands, You feel like you are miles away, but local shops not far away for essentials, Love the field in front of the bothy with the little ponies, great entertainment, and watching the kites flying high above and soaring down to catch their pray,

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation Very quiet and peaceful location Comfortable and well equipped Highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Sep 2020

  • "Its a fab location and very peaceful We loved every minute of our stay."

    There was everything we could possibly need in the Bothy. We would definitely recommend to everyone. .

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2020

  • "The holiday at the Bothy was very good."

    The customer service from Sykes was not. I acknowledge that these are strange times but I received a few emails from Sykes giving confusing messages and I received NO responses to the many messages I sent. It was impossible to get through by telephone. On the last day of the holiday I received an email from Sykes offering me 2 choices: a partial refund or a full refund. I could ONLY use the online portal to choose, I was told NOT to contact Sykes by any other method. I have until 21 August to make a choice, neither of which applies to me. Thank goodness the property owner has helped. I could go on but I won’t.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.1Jul 2020

  • "I have already recommended Sykes to family members"

    Reviewed by Joy4.7Jul 2019

  • "The most tranquil, peaceful location we have ever stayed in."

    ..the surrounding area is beautiful...The Bothy is well lit & warm, all the appliances are good quality & its decorated to a high standard. Complete privacy & relaxation.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jun 2019

  • "Splendid location for sightseeing."

    Lovely setting for watching nature from rabbits to kites. Pleasant cottage to spend resting and recharging.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom; 1 x king-size
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen area, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Washing machine, gas oven, grill and hob, fridge, freezer, CD player, TV with DVD player, WIFI
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn area and patio area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub within 3 miles

The property

Muir of Ord 3 miles.

Approached via a single track driveway after passing through wonderful farmland is the converted outbuilding, The Bothy.

Housing two guests, this cottage is superb for a couple looking to explore the stunning glens throughout the ‘The Black Isle’ within a romantic setting.

Open up the stable door to discover a wonderfully appointed dwelling, oozing a welcoming charm.

Lounge around during a winter’s evening in front of the woodburning fire, where you and your loved one can curl up on the sofa to catch up on your favourite TV shows.

Beyond here, you will find a well-appointed kitchen featuring all necessary appliances, including a washing machine.

In here, you will also find a music system, where you can select your favourite CD to enjoy whilst taking in the charming countryside views, beaming through the patio doors.

After a busy day exploring the idyllic Highlands, retire to the king-size bedroom promising a peaceful night’s sleep.

To appreciate the views further, throw open the patio doors to enjoy a refreshing beverage within the patio area before stretching your legs upon the spacious lawn area.

If you fancy an evening out, head into the village of Muir of Ord where you will find a selection of pubs and restaurants, in addition to a shop for picking up for holiday essentials.

Whilst staying here, you can visit the fantastic Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre and sample the 12-year-old single malt whisky.

Alternatively, you can take a leisurely stroll along the Beauly Firth, visit Beaufort Castle or simply explore the wonders of the beautiful scenery ‘The Black Isle’ houses.

The Bothy is a superb destination you will want to return to year after year.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-00041-F

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About the location


Beauly 2.5 miles.

The small Highland village of Muir of Ord, based on the North Coast 500, lies close to the Beauly Firth and is conveniently situated for easy access to the village of Beauly, town of Dingwall and the capital city of the Highlands, Inverness, some 15 miles to the east. The village of Muir of Ord is a peaceful location to explore the Highlands, with all the required amenities – butchers, bakers, chemist, petrol station, pharmacy, and Co-op. 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. Locally, there is Muir of Ord golf course and an abundance of nice cycle routes and walks including Ben Wyvis. Just a few miles away the village 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 hotels and cafes.
The whole area known as ‘The Black Isle’ has some of the prettiest scenery in Scotland with stunning glens where flora and fauna abound. Nearby 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