Bunloit Farmhouse

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Bunloit Farmhouse is in a position to die for! 24 miles south west of Inverness and 52 miles from Fort William, it is an extremely comfortable house, set high above Loch Ness on a small privately-owned country estate of 1,200 acres.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • Green Credentials
  • WiFi
Overview

It stands detached, tastefully refurbished and decorated, in its own fenced area of grassy grounds (with furniture). What really makes it so special is its amazing situation. It has THE most spectacular view right along the whole length of Loch Ness and across it to the mountains on the far side from its garden and south-facing front windows. There can be few better places from which to watch for the appearance of 'Nessie' in the waters below.

Even inside, there is no chance of guests forgetting just where they are, for the wall above the fireplace in the comfortable sitting room boasts a lovely mural of the loch and hills. The dining kitchen is well-equipped with a wood-burning stove and the kitchen area tucked away in a spur at one end.

There is a WC and a twin bedroom that is handily placed downstairs, again with a fabulous view of the loch.

Upstairs there are two further bedrooms, a double and a single, both of which are well furnished with panelled ceilings that are slightly coombed. A family bathroom with bath and shower over completes the accommodation.

Some other houses can offer the same wealth of possible excursions, but very few can offer a panoramic view such as this - a view which changes with every passing cloud, boat or monster - or the ability to enjoy it quietly, away from the madding crowd.

The farmhouse even has its own small wind turbine, so you can enjoy all the house has to offer in the knowledge that it is 'green-powered' as well.


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Map & Local

Visitors may well be loathed to leave the house, even to drive down the few miles to the hotels, museums and small shops of Drumnadrochit (6 miles) or Fort Augustus (22 miles).

This is the heart of the Great Glen, the fault line which runs diagonally across Scotland from Inverness to Fort William. The area offers wonderful walking, and the construction of the Great Glen Cycleway means that the same holds true for cyclists. Drumnadochit offers boat trips on the loch, as well as pony trekking in the surrounding hills. Just a short distance to the north east is the picturesque ruin of Urquhart Castle, probably one of the most photographed in the country.

To the south west, the road follows the lochs which are interconnected by Thomas Telford’s amazing Caledonian Canal, which links the North Sea to the Atlantic. There are plenty of opportunities for watching the boats pass through the various locks on the way. Perhaps the most scenic place of all to do so is at Fort Augustus, where the Canal descends in a series of locks through the centre of the village. There are seats and hostelries along the banks, making it a lovely place for lunch or coffee, with plenty of free entertainment thrown in.

In the other direction, Inverness itself should not be missed and the surrounding area too is easily accessible and well worth a visit. Just above the city, the Kessock Bridge provides a great viewpoint for watching the dolphins which regularly frequent the estuary.

The lovely Black Isle peninsula affords further opportunities to see these creatures at Chanonry Point as well as the chance to spot recently reintroduced red kites and wading birds at Munlochy Bay. Don’t miss the Black Isle Brewery there either!

To the east of Inverness are the Culloden Battlefield and the historic barracks at Fort George. You can even go further afield to explore the famous 'Road to the Isles', the Isle of Skye and Plockton.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Porch with washing machine and deep freeze and tumble drier in barn
WC with wash-hand basin.
Kitchen/Dining room with electric-cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and wood-burning stove etc.
Sitting room with wood-burning stove, large picture window, TV/DVD (digital TV with up to 40 channels) and telephone.
Twin-bed room.

Upstairs

Double-bed room with wash hand basin.
Single-bed room.
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£15.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove (two baskets of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Fri

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Last Minute Cancellation (DG2) * From 30/09/2016 to 06/10/2016

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
16 Sep 2016 - 13 Oct 2016 £465.00
14 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016 £595.00
28 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £395.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £675.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £675.00
05 Jan 2017 - 09 Feb 2017 POA
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017 POA
17 Feb 2017 - 02 Mar 2017 POA
03 Mar 2017 - 06 Apr 2017 POA
07 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017 POA
21 Apr 2017 - 04 May 2017 POA
05 May 2017 - 25 May 2017 POA
26 May 2017 - 01 Jun 2017 POA
02 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017 POA
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 POA
01 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017 POA
15 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017 POA
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017 POA
27 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

Reviews

Reviews
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Excellent
28 Hour(s) ago

The cottage was perfect and in a wonderful location, with a very friendly owner and extra treats.

Excellent
03-Sep-2016

Lovely cottage, well equipped. Comfy and warm. Beautiful views. Secure garden. Friendly helpful owner who made us all fe...

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Excellent
28-Jul-2016

Very cosy and comfortable. Owners were helpful and friendly. Amazing location, great views.

Excellent
20-Sep-2015

Good location . Nice welcome pack and suitable for all our requirements

Excellent
15-Sep-2015

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in the beautiful highlands. We didn't want to leave!

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