Tylehurst Cottage , Clava, Culloden, Inverness-shire
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Tylehurst Cottage, in the pretty fermtoun of Clava, offers peace and quiet in the tranquil surroundings of
Strathnairn. The river flows past less than seventy yards from the back
door and salmon fishing tickets can be purchased locally - there are lots of other excellent fishing rivers and lochs in the area.
Long and short walks over rough moorland or along fisher tracks following the river start from the door-step. Clava, though less than six miles from
the centre of Inverness is a peaceful backwater which offers a perfect highland holiday retreat.
In the immediate vicinity are the 4500 year old Clava Cairn group and
Culloden Battlefield, site of the last unsuccessful attempt of Bonnie Prince
Charlie to regain the British throne for the Stuarts. Cawdor Castle, reputed
home of Shakespeare’s Thane of Cawdor, is just along the road and is a fascinating castle with beautiful gardens. Within 10 minutes drive are excellent riding facilities. Inverness and Nairn offer a
variety of golf challenges and there are some superb golf courses near the cottage. Children will love the beautiful sandy beaches on the Moray coast and on a hot summer day Nairn beach provides
relief from the heat of the day and a chance to develop your sand castle
Not much further afield are the wilds of upper Strathnairn and Loch Ness,
the Hanoverian military base of Fort George looking over to Chanonry Point
on the Black Isle where (with luck) you can spot members of the local
dolphin pod cavorting in the waves. Further day trips lead to Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park and
Mountain Railway with sailing and canoeing on Loch Morlich and Loch Insh, or
gentle rambles round Loch an Eilein. The Strathspey Whisky Trail, Brodie
Castle and Findhorn Bay and the Findhorn Community are all within an hour and a bit’s driving time. Even a visit to Ullapool or Applecross on the West Coast or to John O’Groats
and Duncansby Head in the far north of Scotland are easily reachable within a day.
- Sleeps - 4
- Bedrooms - 2
- Bathrooms - 1
- Oven, hob and grill
- Wood burning stove
- TV, video, DVD, two stereo radios with CDs
- Small range of books, games and DVDs
- Cot available
- Inverness Airport - 8 miles
- Train - Inverness, 6 miles
- Nearest beach - Nairn, 12 miles
- Fishing - 100 yards
- Excellent walking from the door
- Riding 2 miles
- Excellent pub 4 miles
- Restaurants nearby
- payphone in cottage as mobile reception is bad
- BBQ and garden furniture
- Well behaved dog welcome
- The cottage is NON smoking
Tylehurst is an old ‘but an’ ben’ – a two room cottage which has been
upgraded with a modern extension to the rear. The front porch opens into an
airy, light-filled living room with a wood-burning stove to cosy up
cool spring and autumn evenings. TV, video and DVD are available. The master
bedroom with a double bed is also to the front of the house.
The extension has a large and warm dining kitchen with an oil-fired Rayburn to provide comfortable warmth on cold mornings. You can cook on the
Rayburn but there is also an electric oven and hob for quicker and easier
cooking. Next door is a modern bathroom with over-bath shower and a washing machine
and tumble drier. Another pleasant bedroom with twin beds completes the accommodation.
To the front of the house is a small garden with a suntrap patio complete
with picnic table and garden chairs. Behind the house you can sit out with a
cup of tea on sunny afternoons and listen to the river Nairn gurgling away
over the fields.
Heating, electricity, logs, linen and towels are all provided.
Cost and availability.
The holiday cottage is rented out over the summer half-year only.
Property rental periods are generally a week, Saturday to Saturday - short breaks are welcome out of season.
Checking in time is from 3pm and checking out time is 10am - but special arrangements can be made.
15% discount for use of one bedroom only (not valid for High season.)
To book this lovely self-catering holiday cottage near Inverness, click the
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