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Old Manse

Muir Of Ord, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 975094)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile

The property

The Old Manse, a grand traditionally built detached house, sits within the historic village of Muir of Ord in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

The village, centrally situated on the NC500, is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and offers easy access to all parts of the Highlands.

As well as offering rural tranquility, the property benefits immensely from being situated within a five minute walk from local amenities such as a small supermarket, bakeries, cafes etc., and the village train station which services the beautiful Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh and Wick lines.

If you’re looking to enjoy the warm Scottish hospitality as a family, with a group of friends, as a golfer, an angler or walker then the Old Manse will offer the perfect welcome.

This commanding five bedroom property offers stylish and contemporary furnishings and is ideally equipped to offer up to eight guests a luxurious and relaxing stay when not out exploring this idyllic Scottish area.

On arrival, once through the private gated driveway, you will access the Old Manse via the front porch, with its classic checkerboard tiles, which leads you into the hallway with its wide timber and glass staircase.

Continuing along the hallway there is a heartwarming dual aspect sitting room where, with three comfortable sofas, a wood burning stove and television, you can relax and unwind in peaceful comfort.

Beside the sitting room there is a convenient and stylish cloakroom with sleek subway tiling.

The next room along, which is approached through a glass and oak doorway, leads into a spacious open plan living space generously equipped for all cooking and social activities.

The kitchen is contemporary with plenty of seating around an island, breakfast bar, dining table and large settee.

With a bar, wine cooler, fridge and all necessary equipment, the scene is set for any type of social gathering.

From here, via bi-fold doors, there is access to one of two enclosed courtyards, one laid to lawn, with seating for enjoying the warmer weather and the other, accessed past a fully equipped laundry room complete with washing machine and tumble dryer etc., with outside furniture for al-fresco dining.

In this courtyard there is access to outdoor locked storage suitable for bicycles, golf clubs or fishing gear etc.

On the first floor, at the front of the property, there are two large dual-aspect bedrooms with super-king sized beds (with zip-link features for twin beds if preferred), separated by a snug reading area.

Both have spacious en-suites, equipped with large walk-in showers.

The other three bedrooms at the rear of the property include two single rooms and one king-size room (with vanity basin area), two of which offer views of nearby Ben Wyvis, a ‘Munro’.

A large family bathroom, fully tiled and equipped with a bathtub and shower etc., completes the rooms on this floor.

In the surrounding area there is an abundance of action-packed activities available and a plethora of interesting and exciting places to explore.

Muir-of-Ord is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and coastlines and is full of hiking and cycling trails, from hill walking and mountain escapes to coastal corners, waterfalls and woodland tranquility.

Within the village itself there is a friendly and challenging 18-hole golf course (Scottish Golf Club of the year 2016) which was designed by James Braid and, as you play, you can delight in beautiful mountain and countryside scenery.There is also an impressive array of other world class golf courses, all within an hour’s drive from the village, such as Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart, Nairn, Fortrose and the Kings course in Inverness.

Muir of Ord has its very own local malt whisky distillery, Glen Ord, where you can experience whisky tasting tours.

Don’t miss the opportunity to look behind the scenes and see how this popular single malt, Singleton, is brought to life using barley from the Black Isle and water from the White Burn to create its unique taste.

There are major salmon rivers in the area providing some of the best fishing possible, along with various local lochs with wild brown trout and coastal water fishing.

To the South of the village, Inverness and a boat trip along the Caledonian Canal, Eden Court theatre, shops, restaurants and bars are worth visiting or maybe even a trip to Scotland’s most famous Loch Ness to try to see the monster will appeal.

To the north, through rugged scenery, historical towns like Dingwall, Golspie, and Dornoch are within easy reach. To the west, the spectacular countryside, lochs and beaches of Wester Ross offer stunning gentle scenery at Ullapool, Gairloch and Skye.

To the east, the Black Isle includes the small towns of Cromarty, Fortrose and Rosemarkie with its amazing beach where you can often see dolphins at Chanonry Point.

From beaches, castles, wildlife parks, nature reserves and mythical monsters to all types of sporting activities and events, tours and trips, the Highlands has so much to offer.

Muir-of-Ord, where Drovers from all over Scotland used to congregate and trade, thanks to its convenient location, is the perfect base from which to explore as much of the wonderful highlands as possible. Welcome to The Old Manse and Slainte Meath (pronounced Slanj-a-va)


  • Five bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size, both with zip and link features (can be twin rooms if preferred) and both with en-suites with walk-in showers, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king with vanity basin, 2 x single bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove. .'
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 to 5 cars
  • Mature lawned gardens to front, enclosed lawned courtyard and enclosed patio courtyard with furniture and bike storage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Currently no pets and no children below 5 years old
  • Shops/cafes 0.3 miles, train station 0.2 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


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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