Fairy Hill Retreat. One bed annexed croft

Entire guesthouse hosted by Carol

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
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Relax at this unique and tranquil getaway. Private and secluded accommodation with all the home comforts you require, providing the perfect base to explore the Highlands. Stunning views over Glen Urquhart towards the mountains of Glen Affric in the distance, only 5 miles from Loch Ness.

The space
The property face south west and there are lovely views down the glen with plenty of sunshine. Dramatic weather brings equally dramatic views too! Inside you have a cosy home with all modern conveniences within an acre of woods and garden. There is a cosy wood burning stove for cooler evenings. The owners, if in, share the wider outdoors space but you have your own home with patio area with spectacular views and separate entrance and parking. If you wish to get involved there is always wood to be chopped on the grounds but if you don't seek us out you will have complete privacy.Standard double bed (upstairs), shower and separate bath, open plan living areas.Ideally suited to couples, pairs or solo adventurers!

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Lake view
Mountain view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
32" HDTV
Washer
Bathtub
Private patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Balnain, Scotland, United Kingdom

This is an area of deep rebellious history and outstanding natural beauty with forests, lochs and mountains all around.
We live in Glen Urquhart, which has forestry trails at the bottom of our hill and the Affric Kintail Way (Dumnadrochit to Morvich 44 mile route) passes within a 15 minute walk to our house. Loch Meiklie shimmers in our view and is lovely to walk to or take a dip.
Corrimony chambered cairn is also in our Glen and is around 4000 yours old! - well worth a visit.
Five miles away is Drumnadrochit which has cafes, a pub, shops, a village green and is the starting point for walks to Divach Falls, Craigmonie and Balmacaan Woods and the famous and picturesque Urquhart Castle (which also has a car park if you are driving there).
Urquhart Castle was a stronghold which played a major part in the Scottish Wars of Independence and passed between the Scots and English many times. In 1332, in the days following Robert the Bruce's death (King of Scotland 1306-1332) Urquhart Castle was the only Highland castle to hold out against the English. Find out more on your own visit to this transfixing place.
The Great Glen, Loch Ness and Glen Affric are all in this area and horseriding, quad biking and loch cruises can all be found.
For distillery visits and tastings your closest are the Glen Ord Distillery (13 miles) and the Tomatin Distillery (21 miles).
Inverness (only 30 minutes away) is our nearest city with interesting architecture, built around the river. The oldest house is Abertaff House, built in 1593. Leakey's bookshop, which was the Old Gaelic Church built in 1649 , was used as a temporary hospital during the Jacobite uprising of 1745!
Eden Court has a theatre, cinema, gallery and restaurant - one of many nice eateries to be found in the city.
Inverness marina hosts RIB or Cruiser trips out in the Moray Firth for your chance to see dolphins and other marine life.
A bit further afield, it is possible to explore the picturesque west coast, such as Skye and Ullapool; or the east coast such as the Black Isle, in day trips.
We are centrally located and this area will appeal to walkers, adventurers, explorers and those who want to to just chill out and watch the views and the wildlife! We have many red deer and red squirrels around our home and if you are very lucky you will have a sighting of a pine marten.
Enjoy your trip!

Hosted by Carol

  1. Joined in December 2015
    I'm a Scottish artist who loves the Highlands!

    Co-hosts

    • David

    During your stay

    We live in the adjoining cottage however we respect your privacy and won’t bother you. Of course if you need anything, then don’t hesitate to ask.
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      Things to know

      House rules

      Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
      Checkout: 10:00 AM
      Not suitable for children and infants
      No smoking
      No parties or events
      Pets are allowed

      Health & safety

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      Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
      Carbon monoxide alarm
      Smoke alarm
      Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $136

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