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Blantyre Cottage

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the 3rd time back at Blantyre cottage we are booking again for next year the cottage is very very clean &comfortable has everything you need it is a great central base for surrounding areas &great walks we also loved sitting in the porch windows open sun beating in ."

    Love it brian&audrey &mylo our

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Oct 2023

  • "We were given the wrong key code."

    And the sun room was full of fly's are poor dog is terrified of them I don't know where they came from.and the shower drain is not emptying very quick I thought it was going to come over the top but still had a good time.steve

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay, so comfortable and it has everything you could ever need!"

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Myself and my friend stayed in Blantyre Cottage for a week for our holiday on the East side."

    What an amazing cottage, I feel it is the best one I have ever stayed in over all the years of holiday cottages. Was so clean and modern with everything you could ever possible need! Really did feel like home everyday returning from our adventures to chill the evening in, as very relaxing with comforatble furnture and beds. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone and would love to re-visit it again in the future. Overall 5 STARS +++++

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2023

  • "From the moment we arrived at Blantyre Cottage we were really impressed, the arrival process was really easy following a long 8 hour journey from us, the cottage was easy to find, keys easily available and when we opened the doors we were really chuffed."

    All the essentials already there for us to use, which saved us the stress of rushing to the shop and meant we could settle the kids properly. Nice outdoor area which caught the sun in the afternoon too! Everything was easy to access, rooms all set up lovely too! The cottage was lovely and clean, had fantastic facilities in throughout including a TV with full now TV which was a lovely surprise as we didn’t realise this when booking and was great for the kids! This is also the first place I’ve stayed which has also provided plates / bowls for children as well as adults meaning we avoided the stress of the kids potentially dropping anything! Location was lovely with shops / takeaways nearby if required. Overall for us this was perfect, we were up to see family who were only 8 minutes around the corner but didn’t have room for all of us! Rest assured you will 100% get another booking from us for next year!

    Reviewed by Connor5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was a beautiful cottage ."

    So clean and very well equipped with everything that we could possibly need . It was in a great location - great for visiting all the beautiful places on the Black Isle .

    Reviewed by Muriel5.0Jun 2023

  • "We absolutely loved staying at Blantrye Cottage so much so we have booked the cottage again for next year!"

    !!! This cottage had everything you could ever wish for in a holiday home. Well equipped kitchen and plenty of information about local places to visit. See you next year!!!!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jun 2023

  • "House very clean, beds comfortable."

    sofa not so much. House, unfortunately, is situated right next to the A832, where traffic is INCESSANT for the greater part of the day. It is used by huge wagons of all sorts. Outside space unusable because of the traffic.

    Reviewed by Liz4.1Jun 2023

  • "Excellent cottage,, well equipped with everything you need,we have been there three of four times now and thoroughly enjoy it at blantyre cottage."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1May 2023

  • "Although the cottage is very well equipped, there were issues with ants in the kitchen (reported to the owner) and dog hairs on the carpets, chair and settee."

    No mention of the road at the side of the property, traffic noise in some of the rooms but ok in the bedroom.

    Reviewed by Lesley2.5Apr 2023

  • "This was our 2nd time there it is always very clean& very homecoming&welcome booked again for later in the year."

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely clean very warm cottage, had everything you need for a short stay and had ..."

    Lovely clean very warm cottage, had everything you need for a short stay and had decent tv would stay there again if visiting family in Muir Of Ord again

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a beautifully clean, well equipped cottage it was a pleasure to stay in love the decor too."

    Absolutely nothing bad to say thank you very much to the owners we had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is without doubt the best property we have stayed in."

    Everything was there that we could possibly need. It made the 1945mile road trip around Scotland so much easier. Huge thank you to the hosts for sharing your lovely home.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have done the Black Isle area for many years we always past it many times &did not know it was a holiday let as we used another sister company but enjoyed it so much as the cleanliness & very well equipped we have booked again for next year &will be our home from home from now on yours Brian& Audrey."

    Thank you for your lovely card. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Nice to see are coming again next year. Bill and Marjory Property Owner

    Reviewed by Audrey4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage equipped with everything we could possibly want or need for our stay."

    So well equipped and in a great location for exploring Inverness, starting the NC500 and the rest of the Highlands. Brilliant stay in one of our favourite areas in a really clean, tidy and luxurious cottage.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage, which is very well equipped and in a good location for travelling to various places of interest in the highlands."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Disappointed that no milk on arrival"

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Sep 2022

  • "One of the best stocked kitchens I have seen"

    Reviewed by Evelyn4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, sun room perfect for breakfast and evening (we were out all day!"

    ). Heating very efficient when it was a bit chilly in the morning - only needed it on half an hour. Great having a washer and drier, as this was our second week cottage. Main road occasionally noisy, but no problem for us as our road at home is busier. Lots of lovely places to see too!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent facilities, only minor issue was a smelly Hoover, luckily we brought our own to use in the car."

    Lovely place to stay. Everything catered for. The owners should be proud. Thank you.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was immaculately clean and had every facility we required for the week's stay."

    The breakfast bar was probably our favourite spot at mealtimes, watching the golfers across the road from very comfortable, easy to access (we are a bit creaky in the joints) swing seats. It proved an ideal base for visiting friends and family. Even the sometimes busy adjacent NC500 could prove interesting, sports car, motorcycle and luxury motor home spotting!

    Reviewed by William4.7Jul 2022

  • "The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing holiday."

    We especially enjoyed being next to the practice grounds which led in to the old Highland show grounds which were full of lovely dog walks. Mattress toppers would be great for the beds. We had a very enjoyable break in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Jul 2022

  • "On arrival I had some difficulty getting the key safe open but once in cottage we were delighted with the property."

    Fabric and furnishings are beautiful .beds are so comfortable we slept really well.Bathroom is well appointed ,very accessable for my disabled brother in law.Garden area is lovely but only drawback is that its right onto the roadside which is busy and at times noisy.We had a great break and would love to return soon.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jun 2022

  • "Clean, comfy and well equipped."

    This cottage is well located as a touring base and for just chilling or walking in the area with your dog. One of the best we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was a great cottage, with great facilities."

    It was let down however by arriving to find the cottage had not been cleaned. Despite all the 'blurb 'on the website about extra cleaning requirements due to The Recent Pandemic. This was however quickly rectified after texting the contact number provided, it would have been nice to have had an answer to the text to tell us what was happening and that the cleaners who were very apologetic were on their way. Despite this setback we had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Jun 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay at blantyre cottage, comfortable accomodation, good base to explore the highlands."


    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Blantyre cottage."

    The cottage was lovely and clean, decorated nicely and really liked the fact it was all on one level. It is located in easy reach of many places we wanted to visit. This was our first holiday with our dog, it was great to be able to take him with us. The only thing I would say is the garden wall is quite low and would easily be jumped, so we had to make sure he was on a lead when out in the garden. Other than that it was great!

    Reviewed by Max4.7Apr 2022

  • "Blantyre Cottage is a gem of a property - we could not have wished for anything more."

    Extremely well furnished, with loads of wonderful homely touches, well equipped and probably one of the cleanest rental properties we have ever stayed in. The property has everything you could wish for and is very nicely placed for exploring. We thoroughly loved our stay and will certainly be back. Just excellent.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, good value for money and is well placed to explore Highlands while being close to amenities and Inverness."

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely house, comfortable and clean."

    Pleasing decor and furniture. Good facilities.. Huge field nearby for exercising our dog (and children!). Some noise from the road but not surprising as it's so close. Grandchildren loved having a tv in their room. The little sun room was a welcome quiet space where they could read and draw. Ten minute walk into the town for the bakery and cafe. Only a 20 minute drive into Inverness.It was perfect for us all.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Blantyre cottage was the perfect cottage choice for our holiday."

    It was so clean and perfect. We will choose it next time if we plan for the same place. The experience of booking through sykecottages was straight forward and easy. It is perfectly designed holiday maker. We were notified promptly on any delays to check-in

    Reviewed by Prasannakumar5.0Aug 2021

  • "All very good with this cottage - comfortable, smart, well equipped and well located for exploring the area."

    I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2021

  • "The only thing was the sofa was a as bit low."

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2021

  • "I thought there was a dishwasher, but there wasn't."

    However, this didn't spoil my holiday and would happily recommend you to all my friends. Thank you

    Reviewed by Gaye4.7May 2021

  • "Excellent cottage,met all our requirements, would definately recommend blantyre cottage."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage extremely comfortable with everything you could think of."

    Very clean .In an ideal position for exploring Highlands in all directions.Position on main road might be problem for some people but as we come from Leeds & there are motorways all around us it was like a country road in comparison. we would certainly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage felt like home from home."

    It had almost everything we could need. The cottage was spacious and clean and was kitted out extremely well. Would definitely book this cottage in the future

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Very well appointed and cleaned to a very high standard. However, although it did 'overlook' a golf course this was across an extremely busy road with lots of HGV traffic. This did not make for a peaceful break and made sleeping in very difficult. I would question the scenic walk to the village - heavy traffic and a lot of dog mess. Really feel listings need to be more honest- 2nd time this has happened in a Sykes property.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.4Oct 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage ."

    Great for dog and ample for 4 . Well equipped. Easy access to lots of places to visit

    Reviewed by Gwendolyn5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was a wonderful cottage and would definitely stay here again,"

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2020

  • "Really enjoyable stay, extremely well equipped and comfortable."

    Except 1. No tumble dryer as advertised 2. Although reassured it was a quiet road, it was busy 3. Needs a dish washer for that standard of property 4. Sitting area on the road boundary needs screening from hgvs, cars and people to be able to use that area.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely no problem."

    Used Sykes on many occasions and never been disappointed yet.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Aug 2020

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  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be made into a super-king-size on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with coal-effect fire and sofa-bed to accommodate an additional two if needed
  • Sunroom
  • External utility
  • Gas central heating and coal-effect fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Secure storage
  • Enclosed patio area with table and chairs, and rear garden with lawn and decking with seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.9 miles

The property

Enjoying a perfect position for exploring the wonder of the Scottish Highland is this charming, detached abode, Blantyre Cottage.

Situated within the small village of Muir of Ord, this all ground-floor holiday accommodation is perfect for families to explore this magical countryside and visit the towns of Beauly, Dingwall, and the capital city of the Highlands, Inverness.

Enter Blantyre Cottage by the main door at side of the building making your way into the warmth of the sitting/dining room, where a charming coal-effect fire offers a sense of tranquillity during the cold winter months.

Sink into the sofa with a good book in hand to unwind or while away a couple of hours with your loved ones at the dining table, playing a board game brought from home.

Look forward to cooking up a storm within the well-equipped kitchen, retrieving ingredients from the fridge/freezer and making use of the mod cons, and the breakfast bar makes a great spot for enjoying a glass of wine whilst dinner simmers on the hob.

Completing the interior of this all ground-floor property is the double bedroom and a twin bedroom with a zip/link feature, allowing you to amend the set up to suit the needs of your group.

There is an external utility, so that you can get laundry done after a muddy walk around, with space for storing your bikes and other outdoor equipment. Within the garden, enjoy your morning coffee whilst overlooking the golf course, or enjoy a spot of alfresco dining while your canine companion has a run around. Enjoy a scenic stroll into the centre of the village, home to a selection of shops for picking up the essentials, a bakery, a café, a takeaway and a number of hotels with bars, for that well-deserved beverage.

Attractions within the town include the neighbouring golf course, the 17th Century Kilcoy Castle and the award-winning Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre, famous for producing the only remaining single malt scotch whisky distillery on the Black Isle. Historical landmarks, which are worth a visit within the area, include the Touchstone Maze, the ruins of the Red Castle in Killearnan and the Beaufort Castle, a Baronial-style mansion built in 1880.

For those seeking walking routes, you can discover the Dunglass Island, stroll around Loch Ussie or enjoy the beautiful scenery of Reelig Glen. Alternatively, travel to Inverness, where you will find a larger selection of amenities and can admire the magnificent architecture of Inverness Castle before touring Inverness Cathedral.

Blantyre Cottage promises a peaceful escape that the whole family can enjoy.

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.