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The Croft House

Muir of Ord near Beauly, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 25650)

4.8

Excellent

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AntonNov 2021

  • "Lovely stay as always."

    Thank you Kate and family.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 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 SharonJul 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 AbdulJul 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 HilaryMay 2021

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

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 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 AdamOct 2020

  • "Good location, clean and comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by MikeSep 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 MichaelSep 2020

  • "A lovely friendly and warm home"

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2020

  • "Travel Insurance."

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

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by AlanJul 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 JohnFeb 2020

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

    Would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by LindaNov 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 HSep 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 AlanMay 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage and surroundings."

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

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2019

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

    Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by CharlesDec 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 FrankNov 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 LesNov 2018

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

    High standard. 10 minute drive to Inverness

    Reviewed by FrankOct 2018

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

    A lovely break.

    Reviewed by WayneAug 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2018

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

    Reviewed by Dipen RameshMay 2018

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

    Lovely place.

    Reviewed by GayleOct 2017

  • "Great surrounding and we had lovely weather!"

    Reviewed by GerardJul 2017

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

    Generous and pleasant owners.

    Reviewed by RoderickApr 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 JamesDec 2016

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

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

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2016

  • "I'm on Holidsy ..."

    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 NeilstonSep 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 ChristopherAug 2016

  • "Lovely rural location."

    The property was exactly as advertised.

    Reviewed by ClareJun 2016

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The Croft House is set in a great location, it has a great specification and is good value for money. We would certainly recommend. We will be returning!

    Reviewed by AndreaMay 2016

  • "The Croft House is in a nice, quiet location and is a lovely clean cottage."

    From this location we were able to explore nearby Spital Wood, thanks to a very handy walking trail map. The weather was good to us coming into summer and we both really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2016

  • "The house is well appointed and spacious enough for four people (although we were only a couple)."

    The owners are friendly and very helpful.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2015

  • "Very relaxing, a good place for walking and cycling."

    Had easy access to local towns, by car or local taxi. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Excellent views from cottage and it was warm, cosy & homely. Definitely will be back. Would recommend for a couples retreat, to get away, or for a small family going on a cycling holiday.

    Reviewed by GreigApr 2015

  • "In a beautiful location, rural and quiet but only short 10min drive to Inverness."

    A very newly renovated cottage done to a beautiful standard. It felt like we were in the middle of nowhere surrounded by beautiful scenery but actually with the security of the owners next door (who were absolutely lovely) and a very close to drive to all amenities. Loch Ness was a short drive and other attractions were within an hours drive. There were beautiful sandy beaches just up the road on the Black Isle. Really enjoyed ourselves.

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2015

  • "The Croft House was wonderful and the owners went above and beyond to make us welcome at very short notice."

    I would recommend the cottage to anyone. Could not have asked for more.

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2015

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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.

Summary

  • 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.

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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
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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