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Craigellachie Cottage, Wester Galcantray, Cawdor, Nairnshire

 

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Craigellachie Cottage is situated near the village of Cawdor, 6 miles from Nairn. This cosy country cottage which has rcently been completely refurbished is surrounded by beautiful highland countryside. There are breathtaking views from the cottage looking out over the valley, across the fields to the River Nairn.

There are many walks through the forests and countryside surrounding the cottage and the Cairngorms and Ben Wyvis are reachable in about an hour. If you are looking for a beach, Nairn is the closest and has sandy beaches and sand dunes, harbour and windsurfing and sailing facilities. Other fabulous beaches include Findhorn (30 mins) and Rosemarkie (40 mins). Loch Ness is about 45 mins drive away. You can enjoy a stop at Dores Inn which enjoys views down the loch or Drumnadrochit which offers the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition. You can choose to drive or jump on a boat at Inverness and enjoy a cruise up the Calendonian Canal to Urquhart Castle where there is a new visitor centre.

For the golfer, there is a 9 hole course at Cawdor Castle (open May-Oct) plus two 18 hole courses (one championship) in Nairn 15 mins away with many other fine courses such as Royal Dornoch and Skibo within an hour's drive. The cottage is owned by a local golf pro and golf packages and lessons are available.

There is plenty of historical interest in the area with many castles and sites nearby. The nearest being Cawdor Castle, Kilvarock Castle, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, Inverness Castle and Museum, and Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness. For those wishing to eat out there is a local tavern restaurant in Cawdor, three miles away and Nairn boasts some lovely restaurants 6 miles away. The nearest bar is the Cawdor Tavern which is a quaint country pub with an open fire in the winter.

  • Sleeps - 4
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 kingsized, 1 double)
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • TV, digital box, DVD, radio
  • Wood burning stove
  • Combi boiler and oil central heating
  • Garden furniture and barbeque
  • Inverness Airport - 4 miles
  • Train stations - Nairn 6 miles and Inverness 10 miles
  • Cawdor (village) - 3 miles, Nairn - 6 miles, Inverness - 10 miles
  • Cawdor Tavern 3 miles away; Culloden Moor Inn 4 miles (pub food)
  • Castles and historic sites
  • Golf - 3 courses within 15 miles
  • Golf packages and lessons available
  • Scenic views
  • Weekend breaks available

Accommodation:
The cottage has been recently completely refurbished to a very high standard and enjoys all the modern comforts whilst retaining its original 19th century character. You can relax in the cosy sitting-room in front of the wood burning stove with a glass of wine and a book or watch TV or listen to the radio. You can eat out at the local tavern or cook for yourself in our fully equipped and stylish kitchen which is fitted with solid oak, hand crafted units and granite work tops. There is a table at which to enjoy your meal and view out onto the garden. Other facilities include gas hob/electric oven, washing machine, microwave, toaster and grilling machine and fridge freezer. The garden has is gravel to the back of the house with a large grassed area to the front. There is garden furniture and a barbeque for your use.

There are two double bedrooms, both decorated in fresh pastel colours. There is a kingsize bed in the master bedroom and a double bed in the second bedroom. Bed linen is included. The bathroom has a bath and electric shower. All rooms have oil central heating radiators. A combi-boiler is fitted so you will never be without hot water.

Location:
Galcantray is situated between Inverness and Nairn in the highlands of Scotland. From Inverness, take the A96 towards Aberdeen and Inverness airport. Follow this road for approx 10 miles until you reach the airport roundabout. Take a right at this roundabout towards Croy. This is a single track road so please take care. Stay on this road for about a mile and a half until you reach Croy. You will see 30mph signs as you enter Croy. When you come to the T junction, turn right. You will pass Croy shop on your left and Croy school on your right. Carry straight on and at the next T junction, turn right again. This takes you on to the B9006. This is the old road between Inverness and Nairn and is two way. Just before you get to the bend (about 350 yards) there is a junction on the left. Sign posts read ‘Cantraybridge College’, Galcantray’. Take this left turning. Again this is a single track road. Follow it for about ¾ mile, it starts to go down hill (road becomes really narrow) there is a junction on your right to the college which you should ignore.

Carry on down the hill and at the bottom there is a steep bend to the left over the bridge. Go over the bridge and follow the road round to your left along the river. There is a steep bend to the right and then the road starts going up hill. Follow the road up to the crossroads. Turn right at the crossroads and you will see the sign for Galcantray. Craigellachie Cottage is the first house you come to on the left. It’s just after the bend to the left with chevron signs.

What's included:
All bed linen, a bag of logs for the stove, central heating. Towels available on request.

Cost and availability.
The cottage is rented out year round - Change over day is Saturday. Check out 1000 hrs. Check in 1400 hrs.

Short breaks are available in the winter. Check in 1400 hrs Friday. Check out 1000hrs Monday.

To book this delightful self-catering cottage near Nairn, click the enquiry button below to see availability and rental prices.

Craigellachie Cottage, Wester Galcantray, Cawdor, Nairnshire IV12 5XX Scotland

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