Nestled in the heart of the Highlands, Fyrish House is ideally located to allow you to access a variety of outdoor pursuits. For the golf enthusiasts, there are a multitude of top class courses in the surrounding vicinity including the beautiful Royal Dornoch and Nairn. Within driving distance there are a variety of castles including Dornoch, Eilean Donan or the famous Urquhart Castle which nestles on the banks of picturesque Loch Ness; in itself a day trip worth taking.
If you are a keen angler, fishing is available on the River Alness for both brown trout and salmon (seasonal restrictions apply).
Fyrish House sits within the grounds of Novar Estate upon which there are 150 miles of mountain biking and walking routes, the most prominent of which being the ascent of Fyrish Monument. From the top, there are spectacular views over the Cromarty Firth and beyond.
If your days' pursuits have left you in need of rejuvenation, then why not take a visit to one of the distilleries in the area and sample the local produce. Whether it is Glen Ord, Tomatin or the world renowned Glenmorangie, a nip is sure to warm you up on even the dreichest of Scottish days!
- Sleeps 12
- Bedrooms - 6 (4 double/twin, 2 attic twins)
- Bathrooms - 4 (3 ensuite and 1 large
- Washing machine/dryer
- Open fires on the ground floor
- Biomass heating
- TV/DVD/Apple docking station
- Free Wifi
- Cot and high chair available
- Dogs welcome in the downstairs
There is also a kennel for 2 dogs
- Mature garden
- Outdoor dining table with 10 chairs
- Short breaks welcome
- Evanton (2 miles), Alness (3 miles)
- Inverness Airport (27 miles)
- Alness Station (2.5 miles)
- Pubs/restaurants - The Balconie/Novar Arms
in Evanton (2 miles),
The Storehouse (Evanton A9 Junction - 4 miles)
and various establishments in Alness (3 miles)
- Golf - many golf courses in the area including
Royal Dornoch, Tain, Golspie and Nairn
- Walking - walk undisturbed for miles on forest
and hill tracks
- Mountain biking
- Fishing - River Alness for both brown trout and salmon
- Castles - Dornoch, Eilean Donan, Urquhart Castle
- Loch Ness
- Whisky distilleries - Glen Ord, Tomatin
or the world renowned Glenmorangie
Fyrish House is the former dower house to Novar Estate with parts dating back to the seventeenth century. It is comfortable and stylish and provides spacious accommodation for up to 12. The house is set in a quiet, private location and is accessed by its own drive.
There is a large, well equipped kitchen with an Aga cooker so the room is always warm and welcoming. There are 3 reception rooms on the ground floor, a drawing room, sitting room, and dining room as well as a conservatory with views and access out to the garden. The downstairs en-suite bedroom would be perfectly suitable for those with mobility challenges.
Upstairs there are 3 first floor bedrooms with a further 3 bathrooms and then up another level are 2 attic bedrooms. All the bedrooms on the ground and first floors can be configured as either doubles or twins.
There are open fires on the ground floor and the whole house benefits from biomass heating. The house and garden have exceptional views over the Cromarty Firth.
From the South: From Inverness, follow A9 north, over Kessock and Cromarty bridges. ontinue on A9, passing Storehouse of Foulis and then turn left on B817 to Evanton. Continue through the village and then pass two yellow-painted cottages on the left. Shortly after turn left into the drive with gateposts and a small lodge house at the entrance (0.7 miles north of village). Travel up the drive and turn right at the crossroads at the foot of the hill. Travel along this road until you reach a T-junction, then turn left up the hill and continue up this road until you arrive at Fyrish House.
From the North: Travel south on A9 or B9176 (Struie Road) towards Evanton. If on A9, turn right on B9176 then left on B817 signposted Evanton. If on B9176, turn right on B817 signposted Evanton. Pass Novar-Tulloch Timber and Fencing Supplies on right. Shortly after, turn right into the drive with gateposts and a small lodge house at the entrance. Travel up the drive and turn right at the crossroads at the foot of the hill. Travel along this road until you reach a T-junction, then turn left up the hill and continue up this road until you arrive at Fyrish House .
All heating and logs for the fires are included.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Cost and availability:
Fyrish House is rented out throughout the year. Change over days are Sundays (but negotiable depending on seasonality). Arrival from 4pm and departure by 10am.
Short breaks available - minimum 3 nights.
direct to the owner
Fyrish House, Novar Estate, Evanton, Ross-shire IV16 9XL