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Scardroy Farmhouse, Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland

 

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The farmhouse is in the middle of a large private estate at the bottom of one of Scotland’s most beautiful yet undiscovered glens. Its location is particularly suited to those who love nature, walking and fishing. The farmhouse is surrounded by wildlife – birds, deer, highland cows and sheep, and overlooks Loch Scardroy with its waterfall where you can swim, take out the boat or fish.

Alternatively take a day trip to the West Coast – Applecross and Achnasheen both have delicious places for lunch: or head in the other direction to Dornoch or Portmahomoc where again you can feast on local seafood. For those who want to indulge in a little culture, visit the new Culloden Centre and get a sense of the history of the famous battle (about 1 hour away). Combine that with a trip to Cawdor Castle, the home of the Thanes of Cawdor for a really interesting day out.

Loch Ness is about 1 hour away with its visitors' centres and the chance to catch a glimpse of the legendary Nessie. For the golf enthusiast there are numerous local golf courses where no membership is required, the nearest being Muir of Ord (40 mins). No trip would be complete without Scotland's national drink: Glen Ord Distillery is 30 minutes away and is open for a tour.

  • Sleeps - 7
  • Bedrooms - 4 (2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single)
  • Bathrooms - 2 and separate WC
  • Washer/drier
  • Microwave
  • TV with integrated DVD and a stereo
  • Due to its remote position the TV has poor reception
  • Use of telephone - honesty box provided
  • 2 open fires - in the sitting room and dining room
  • Cot can be provided
  • Front porch/small conservatory
  • Benches and a barbeque in the garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Weekend/short breaks available
  • Dingwall - 45 minutes
  • Inverness Airport - just over an hour
  • Inverness Station - 1 hour
  • Local pubs and restaurants - 30 mins away
  • Golf course at Muir of Ord - 40 minutes
  • Surrounded by wonderful walks
  • Fishing on the loch and river are included at no extra cost
  • Boat with an outboard motor available for use on the loch at no extra charge
  • Cinema in Inverness
  • Eden Court Theatre - Inverness
  • Shopping for tweed and cashmere
  • Culloden Centre
  • Cawdor Castle

Accommodation:
Scardroy Farmhouse overlooks the waterfall at the top of Loch Scardroy and has one of the most stunning views the Highlands has to offer. Set in a 10,000 acre private estate at the end of a remote glen, the farmhouse is like a mini shooting lodge.

The ground floor comprises a back porch/rod/bootroom, a well equipped kitchen, bathroom with WC and utility room with washing machine and handbasin. Also on the ground floor is the dining room with an open fireplace and the sitting room also with an open fire and an alcove containing a comfy sofa and the TV. To the front of the house is a sunny porch/small conservatory.

The bedrooms are all on the first floor. There are two double rooms, one room with twin beds and also a single bedroom. The bathroom has a bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin and WC. There is also a separate WC with wash hand basin. A balcony provides an extra bed if required.

Directions:
Follow the main arterial A9 to Inverness and then follow signs to Ullapool A835. You will go over the Kessock Bridge. Continue on this road until you reach Tore roundabout. Take the 2nd exit signposted Ullapool A835. Carry on along this road until you see a signpost for Marybank and Glen Ord Distillery. Cross over the bridge and up the hill to a mini roundabout. There take a hard right signposted Strathconon. This is the beginning of the Glen road and the house is right at the end, about 17 miles. Continue on this single track road through Strathconon until the road ends at a carpark. By this stage you have reached the end of Scardroy Loch. There is a sign saying Private Road. Carry on past this and the white gatehouse on the right. The drive to Scardroy Lodge is the next right. The farmhouse is up the steep track on the right after the Lodge. If you reach the farm buildings you have gone too far.

What's included:
Heating, logs for the fire, barbeque coal, bedlinen, towels, toilet rolls are all included.
In addition there is a boat with an outboard motor which is available for use on the Loch at no extra charge. Life jackets are supplied.
Fishing on the loch and river are also included at no extra cost.
There is an honesty box for the use of the telephone.

Cost and availability.
Scardroy Farmhouse is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Sunday. Check in time is after 4pm (negotiable if the house is vacant the previous week). Check out time is by 10am.
Weekend breaks ie Friday to Sunday 50% of weekly rate.
Short breaks calculated on a nightly basis.

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Scardroy Farmhouse, Strathconon, By Muir of Ord, Ross-shire IV6 7QQ Scotland

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