Hillview House
Cawdor, near Nairn

Cawdor holiday house

Cawdor village, nestled between the scenic Highlands and the spectacular Moray Coast makes an ideal place for either a relaxing, peaceful break or an active, outdoor holiday all year round. With its good travel links and mild climate Nairnshire has attracted visitors from home and abroad, families to film stars, both in the past and present. The area has a huge diversity of beautiful scenery from mountains, moorland, rolling farmland to woodlands and a stunning coastline with rocky coves and long sandy beaches.

Hillview House has been beautifully furnished to make every comfort available for visitors. Lots of space, both in the house and in the garden, provides the ideal place for families and large groups to relax and enjoy exploring all this wonderful area has to offer.

Whether you want to just enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful village and surroundings or explore further afield, Hillview House is ideal. From the house you can walk to Cawdor Castle and through captivating woodlands full of rare species of trees and wildlife, or walk by the River Nairn - if you're lucky you might spot some deer or red squirrels. The beautiful Moray Coast is just 5 miles away: the Moray Firth is famous for being home to one of only three populations of bottlenose dolphins in the UK. Seals are often seen and the coastline is blessed with lovely coves, beautiful sandy beaches, picturesque fishing villages and towns. Cawdor is the ideal base for a huge array of activities - golfing, cycling, bird-watching, watersports, hill-walking, coastal walks, fishing - all are practically on the doorstep.

For those interested in history there are lots of sites to visit - Culloden, Clava Cairns, many fascinating castles - and the Speyside Whisky Trail highlights the some of the many distilleries in the area. Should you want to venture further then the fascinating Black Isle is only 30 minutes away and the dramatic West Coast is only an hour and a half drive away. If you visit in spring or autumn you may be lucky enough to see a display of one of nature's wondrous sights, the Northern Lights.

  • Sleeps - 12
  • Bedrooms - 6 (4 doubles, 2 twins)
  • Bathrooms - 4 (2 bathrooms
    plus 2 ensuite shower rooms)
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave
  • Fridge plus fridge freezer in pantry
  • TV, DVD and stereo
  • Central heating
  • Log fire
  • Large secluded garden with
    garden furniture and barbeque
  • Well behaved dogs welcome
  • Short breaks welcome
  • Free WiFi
  • Nairn - 5 miles
  • Inverness Airport - 7 miles
  • Inverness main line station - 14 miles
  • Village shop
  • Award winning Cawdor Tavern
  • Cawdor Castle and gardens - 1/2 mile walk
  • 2 Championship golf courses in Nairn - 5 miles
  • Over 30 golf courses in a 60 mile radius
  • Beautiful sandy beaches
  • 4 salmon fishing rivers close by
    (Nairn, Findhorn, Spey and Ness)
  • Historic woodland and river walks
    from the doorstep
  • Speyside Whisky Trail
  • Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle - 15 miles
  • Culloden and Fort George
  • Dolphin trips in the Moray Firth
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master bedroom


Hillview House is a large detached house in a beautiful village setting, surrounded by a mature garden with a large lawn, established borders and hedging making it completely private and perfect for children and pets. The house is a spacious and extremely comfortable large holiday house in a truly stunning area.

Downstairs the entrance hall leads into the cosy sitting room with lovely marble fireplace and open fire. The sitting room is a lovely light room with three large bay windows leading into the dining room with solid oak dining table and leather covered dining chairs. There is an archway through to the large well equipped kitchen with a pantry and cloakroom attached plus a backdoor through to the sun porch. A doorway from the kitchen leads to the downstairs hallway with bedrooms, bathroom and playroom off. Also on the ground floor there are 3 large bedrooms, a double room with ensuite, and 2 twin rooms. There is also a large family bathroom.

Upstairs there are 3 more large bedrooms; 1 with a view to Cawdor Castle with en-suite and dressing room, a further large double room and a bedroom with twin beds. There is also a second bathroom. The house is tastefully furnished throughout with fitted carpets everywhere except kitchen and bathrooms.

Outside there is a good sized driveway for easy parking.


Cawdor is just 7 miles from Inverness Airport,and 4 miles from the A96 linking Inverness to Aberdeen. Detailed directions provided on booking.

What's included:

Central heating, logs, coal and peat are all included. Bed linen and towels are provided and well behaved dogs are welcome.

The well equipped kitchen with coffee machine, double oven, ceramic hob and lots of space is ideal for families / large groups.

Cost and availability:

Saturday is changeover day, check in from 4pm, check out by 10am.
Rental periods generally by the week, short breaks possible outside peak periods.

To book this delightful large holiday home near Nairn, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental prices.

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Hillview House, The Lane, Cawdor, near Nairn, Highland IV12 5XP.

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This fabulous self-catering house for 12 is situated in the delightful village of Cawdor, which has a shop and an award-winning pub with excellent food. A Nairnshire holiday house such as this is an ideal location to explore all that this area has to offer - historic sites and castles, distilleries, dolphin watching to name but a few!