The Grey Hen at Allt Molach, Corrimony, Glen Urquhart, Inverness-shire
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Between the Great Glen at Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness and the stunning Glen Affric lies Glen Urquhart, ideally placed in the centre of the Highlands for exploring and walking. The RSPB Reservce at Corrimony is half a mile away and the stunning Corrimony Falls are well worth the walk. The pretty village of Tomich and the impressive Plodda Falls are just a few miles away. Strathglass, Glen Cannich and Glen Strathfarrer are also within a ten mile radius.
Many come to the area to climb the famous Munros. Here, you are close to a selection of Munro ranges, ideal if you're planning to venture on a few climbs over a holiday. The highest of them all, Ben Nevis is less than an hour's drive west.
There's plenty of golf, fishing and stalking nearby yet the centre of Inverness is only half an hour away. One of the many joys of Inverness is the rich variety of places to visit and things to do both in and around the city. The city boasts a host of historic buildings, notably in the Old Town, which you can appreciate while you browse city shops from the Victorian Market to the new award-winning Eastgate centre.
Modern and very spacious, the house was built in 2000 to make the most of its location hidden within a private wood. Named after the quiet female of the Black Grouse, the house sits in a clearing in 10 acres of pretty woodland bordered by two burns. For families there is plenty of room to build dens and let kids run free. Beyond the wood, the hill opens onto wilderness across to the West Coast. To the north is the RSPB Corrimony Reserve where ancient Caledonian pine forest is being re-established and the Black Grouse are thriving. Pine marten, deer, golden eagles, crested tits are all see within walking distance of the house. A gate opens into the Shewglie Wood to the east, part of the Glen Urquhart Forest with walks to Loch Ness at Drumnadrochit.
- Sleeps - 8
- Bedrooms - 4 (2 king-size and 2 twin - 1 on ground floor)
- Bathrooms - 4 en-suites (2 with showers, 2 with baths), 1 WC downstairs
- Washing machine and tumble drier
- Oil-fired AGA
- Wood burning stove
- Free WiFi
- Large playroom with pool table and board games
- Cot and high chair available
- Double garage with door to utility room
- Garden furniture
- Non smoking
- Well-behaved dogs welcome
- Short breaks - Nov to Mar
- Cannich 4 miles, Drumnadrochit 8 miles
- Inverness Airport - 32 miles
- Inverness Station - 32 miles
- Pubs and restaurants - 4 miles
- Golf - 6 miles
- Hill walking
- Ben Nevis
- Loch Ness
- Pony trekking - 10 miles
- Inverness - 32 miles
- RSPB Reserve at Corrimony - half a mile
The Grey Hen at Allt Molach has light, airy rooms, beautiful hardwood floors and fine quality fittings in the bathrooms and kitchen.
Downstairs is a double-aspect drawing room with log-burning stove set in a stone and slate hearth, furnished with deep, plump sofas, trimmed with luxurious throws of wool and plaid. This room is decorated with original modern art inspired by the natural world. Wide glass doors open into the dining room which when thrown open make a large open living space for families with doors to the outside terrace. Plenty of books and games fill the bookshelves. Quite a traditional feel is achieved in the farmhouse style kitchen with an oil-fired Aga, pine table and painted chairs. The adjoining large utility room and downstairs loo are ideal for boots, coats and kids and dogs. Washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and drying racks are in the double garage with a door into the utility room.
There are 4 bedrooms: downstairs is a large twin room with an en-suite shower room, and 3 more bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, dressing room, en-suite shower room and where you will throw back the thick woollen tartan curtains to reveal a balcony looking towards the mountains of Glen Affric. One twin-bedded room has an en-suite loo and shower, the other has an ensuite bathroom. Also upstairs is a large playroom with pool table and board games, squishy sofa and a window seat looking over the wood.
Biomass central heating, electricity and logs included. Wi-fi is provided free. Bed linen and towels are provided free. Well-behaved dogs welcome.
From Inverness take the A82 along Loch Ness to Drumnadrochit, turn right in Drum onto the A831 for Cannich and Glen Affric. After 8 miles turn left to Corrimony.
Heating and logs for the wood burning stove are included in the price, as is electricity.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Cost and availability:
The Grey Hen at Allt Molach is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Friday, arrive 4pm, depart 10am.
Short breaks are available from November to March only.
To book this luxury, self catering holiday home in Glen Urquhart, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
The Grey Hen at Allt Molach, Corrimony, Glen Urquhart, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire IV63 6TW Scotland