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The Croft House

(Ref. 25650)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • clean (15)
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  • friendly (12)

47 Customer Reviews

  • "The Croft House was perfect for us; two comfortable bedrooms, a spacious walk-in shower and well-provided with those things that make self-catering so much easier."

    It's surrounded by quiet fields so very peaceful, but the hosts live close by if needed. We found it a perfect location for so many fabulous walks; the Fairy Glen in Rosekillie, watching for bottle-nose dolphins and porpoise from Chanonry Point, then walking along the beach to Rosekillie for a relaxed lunch at the beach cafe, Cromarty - and many other beautiful and interesting places. A little further afield, it's worth exploring the fabulous Glen Affric, with its loch, rivers, waterfalls and stunning scenery. Our hosts were so friendly and welcoming - we would definitely choose The Croft House again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location."

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning views."

    Cottage gorgeous. Good central point to see so much.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2023

  • "A warm welcome from Kate and Alister."

    The cottage was clean as a whistle and the kitchen well equipped. We had a comfortable stay and toured the area. All the facilities were as advertised and the bed very comfortable. We would definitely return to this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Croft House was the perfect setting for our holiday."

    It was warm, comfortable and well laid out. Everything felt brand new and all our needs were catered for. I would certainly come back again and would have no hesitation in recommending the Croft House as a very good place to stay. With 2 good sized bedrooms and plenty of storage space with wardrobes and drawers, this cottage was good value for money.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Feb 2023

  • "It is a great location with lots of beautiful views and very friendly owners in the adjacent property."

    It is an ideal base for travelling across to the west coast or the north and northeast coasts. Even though there was a snow storm the local roads were very well maintained so we had no problems.

    Reviewed by Wilfred5.0Jan 2023

  • "We’ve had a wonderful week at The Croft House."

    It is a lovely little cottage and was incredibly clean. The owners are on hand if any issue should arise and provided a welcome pack of biscuits and milk. The views from the cottage are spectacular and the red kites even showed up as we drove up to the cottage. There is so much to do in the area, we would definitely stay again if we went back to the Highlands.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage, surrounded by beautiful scenery."

    A good base for Inverness and nearby attractions. Host made us welcome and provided a gift of shortbreads. Would definitely recommend and vist again.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Aug 2022

  • "Stayed before, spotless as usual"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful,cosy and delightful cottage."

    Immaculately clean and tidy. Wonderful location for visiting highland Owners very helpful. We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Jul 2022

  • "Clean and comfortable accommodation in a great quiet location, this was our second visit and enjoyed both stays."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage which was spotlessly clean."

    Warm welcoming from owners and nice welcome pack of biscuits. Beautiful bathroom and shower. Tea coffee milk and sugar was provided. Good place to explore The Black Isle, even John o Groats is a comfortable drive. Would certainly return here.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous stay at Croft House, great base for exploring, cottage was excellent and had all we needed for a wonderful week."

    Host was welcoming and always on hand. Would recommend and will hopefully be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have had a fantastic stay."

    Brilliant croft house and great location for trips out. Hosts could not be more welcoming and friendly. It was everything we wanted and more ... will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2022

  • "Immaculately clean and comfortable."

    Thanks for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Jennie4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean,"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Cozy and clean cottage set on a picturesque croft with great views and very welcoming owners."

    Well located for local shops and services and is a great base to explore the Highlands further by car. Thank you

    Reviewed by Anton5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely stay as always."

    Thank you Kate and family.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent cosy and clean cottage with everything you need."

    Feels like you are in the middle of nowhere but only ten mins drive to closest town. Location is great close to Inverness and also amazing beaches. Lovely family very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely house with two bedrooms and a spacious bathroom in a quiet countryside."

    The hosts were really nice and welcoming. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a retreat from the busy life! 

    Reviewed by Abdul4.7Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was excellent and spotless."

    Everything we needed and more. Owner Kate lovely and left extras for us arriving. Views from cottage were amazing, we loved sitting outside at the table watching the red kites and other wildlife. Lovely surroundings and an excellent base for visiting the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0May 2021

  • "Friendly and helpful owners living opposite the cottage."

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7May 2021

  • "I feel that the images of this accommodation do not do it justice."

    The croft house is in a beautiful location and is much more spacious inside than the images suggest! We had a great week here with our young daughters, it's such a peaceful place surrounded by wildlife and there are plenty of places to explore nearby. The owners of the house live just opposite and are very friendly, they made us feel welcome from the day we arrived!

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Oct 2020

  • "Good location, clean and comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect for us a good size, extremely clean and organised, tea coffee and biscuits provided for our arrival, which was very welcome , following a five hundred mile drive."

    Owner was very welcoming and always available in case any problems arose. We loved the stunning countryside setting, and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely friendly and warm home"

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2020

  • "Travel Insurance."

    .not well 3 days before holiday, but failed to understand what we were insured for ? so made the journey !

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "All good, great location, would go again"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2020

  • "We only booked for three days and wished we stayed for longer."

    Very welcoming. Very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Fully recommend x

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage and friendly owners on-site to help with any queries."

    Would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Nov 2019

  • "Great quiet place to stay."

    Used it to do some of the North Coast 500. Information given about local shops. Kitchen well equipped and there were a few dvds to watch. Would stay again if going this way again

    Reviewed by Lindsey W H5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was clean, warm and a pleasure to stay in."

    The owners, Kate and Ali, were very welcoming and helped to make our stay a pleasurable experience. It is located close to Inverness, the beautiful Glen Affric, Dingwall and a host of lovely villages east of Inverness. It therefore makes an excellent base for all kinds of activities whether that be shopping, hiking etc... We would certainly return if we visit the area again and can thouroughly recommend the cottage to anyone considering staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage and surroundings."

    We had a fantastic week which was helped by having wonderful weather too.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2019

  • "Everything you need in a cute little croft, with lovely views across the fields."

    Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Dec 2018

  • "2nd time I have stayed there."

    High standard and peaceful. Everything you need for a cosy stay. I would defiantly recommend it 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Nov 2018

  • "Croft house is situated in and very pleasant, quiet area of the Black Isle and is only 4 miles from the nearest village/town where all necessary food and fuel is available and Inverness is 10 miles away."

    Glen Afric, one of the most picturesque places in Scotland is only about 20 miles from Croft house and is really worth a visit for anyone who has not visited there, be sure to take a camera with you. The facilities in Croft house are second to non, the Kitchen is small and well laid out and has modern cooking appliances and an eye level oven and microwave and a separate hob. The sitting room is very comfortable with a quite large modern TV with many channels unlike some rented properties. Both bedrooms have very comfortable beds complete with very warm duvets (we were there in early November) and had one or two quite chilly nights, never felt the cold. Finally Mr and Mrs Maciver are a very friendly and helpful couple who cannot do enough to make the time spent at Croft house a holiday to remember. .

    Reviewed by Les5.0Nov 2018

  • "A cosy wee cottage in a peaceful setting."

    High standard. 10 minute drive to Inverness

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very nice cottage and Kate the owner was very helpful and welcoming."

    A lovely break.

    Reviewed by Wayne4.7Aug 2018

  • "Great Cottage, Pictures do not do it justice."

    Everything you need, ideal Location to explore the area. Will return.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2018

  • "The property is much better in reality then the photos on the website."

    Reviewed by Dipen Ramesh5.0May 2018

  • "Kate and Ali were really friendly and made getting info and access easy."

    Lovely place.

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Oct 2017

  • "Great surrounding and we had lovely weather!"

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Jul 2017

  • "Very quiet location yet allows easy access to a wide range of places and activities."

    Generous and pleasant owners.

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0Apr 2017

  • "Cottage was lovely, owners were really friendly and helpful."

    It was an ideal location for our family pre-Christmas break, would certainly recommend (especially to couples with young kids/baby)

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2016

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic week in craft house."

    Perfect location, cottage extremely clean and well resourced. Would highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2016

  • "I'm on Holidsy From Australia and brought my sister &Brother n law with me my ..."

    I'm on Holidsy From Australia and brought my sister &Brother n law with me my brother n law has dementia but had a wonderful time he loved the countryside so close to Dingwall we went to Ullapool and just really enjoyed the wonderful scenery such a peaceful Holiday

    Reviewed by Neilston5.0Sep 2016

  • "This property did not fail to impress!"

    The Croft is beautifully furnished and the owners have paid attention to all details in terms of comfort and aesthetic qualities including a private deck area. A lovely touch of milk, tea/coffee and biscuits were left (much needed after a long journey!). In addition to this, the owners left a well stocked cupboard in the kitchen with extras such as stock cubes, mini cereal boxes, sauces etc. The view from the Croft is of the owners land and you can say hello to their 4 horses. Kate, Ali and their daughter were very friendly and approachable. The Croft is ideally positioned for touring the Black Isle and surrounding areas. We even travelled to John O'Groats. Inverness is within a 10 minute drive offering a good selection of shops and restaurants. Closer to the Croft is Muir of Ord which has a well stocked Co-operative and a decent chip shop that is open every evening from 4.30pm.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric panel heaters with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • WiFi, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles.

The property

Muir of Ord 3 miles.

An immaculately-presented, stone cottage, ideally situated in stunning beautiful open countryside, close to the village of Muir of Ord in the fabulous Scottish Highlands.

Located next to the owner's home and forming part of a working croft, this cosy and contemporary Highland cottage is ideal for a small family or a group of friends who want to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Black Isle and all that it has to offer.

The accommodation in this Black Isle cottage is set over two floors, with two lovely bedrooms on the upper floor benefiting from pretty open views over the countryside.

The large open plan living area in this Highland cottage is smart and welcoming, with a cosy woodburner, comfortable settees and a well-equipped, fitted kitchen with dining area.

At the rear is a private patio and seating area, which is a perfect place for some relaxation or a quiet evening glass of wine before dinner.

The village of Muir of Ord is close by and offers good local facilities, boasting its own golf club, set in an area of outstanding scenic beauty.

For fishermen, the Rivers Conon and Beauly are on the doorstep and are considered to be two of the most popular salmon fishing rivers in Scotland.

The area is ideally situated for trips to Loch Ness to do some monster spotting, trips to watch the dolphins jumping on the Moray Firth or even a day on the west coast and across the sea to Skye.

A great location and a lovely Black Isle cottage to return to at the end of a wonderful day.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

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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, chip shop 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:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas