Eskadale, near Beauly, Inverness-shire
Chapel House is a superb, detached house standing in its own extensive grounds 16 miles southwest of Inverness, with the beautiful meandering Beauly River just a field away at the front.
|Sleeps: 6/7||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Once the manse for the local church, the house has been refurbished and equipped to a very high standard and without compromising its traditional charm. It now provides accommodation which is both bright and very spacious.
A particular feature of the house is the extensive sitting room/conservatory, with a wood-burning stove to keep you toasty warm at one end and large windows and doors opening to a decking area at the other - the lovely views may be admired whatever the weather. The bedrooms are large and bright and one of the bathrooms has a particularly interesting bath!
The large garden is perfect for both children and pets to enjoy, with a short walk to the riverside, while the gentle Highland cattle which usually graze in the adjoining field complete the idyll.
These glorious glens offer great walking and fabulous places for lazy picnics by shallow streams. More energetic guests, on the other hand, will find that they are within easy reach of some tempting Munros.
Cyclists have plenty of quiet roads and forest tracks to enjoy, not to mention the Great Glen Cycleway. There are good and very scenic golf courses; fishing permits are available locally and there is pony trekking at Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness.
The pretty village of Beauly (5m) offers restaurants, shops, craft shops, etc. The story goes that when Mary Queen of Scots first saw the place, she exclaimed 'Quel beau lieu!' or 'What a beautiful place!' and the name has stuck ever since. Then of course there is Loch Ness itself with Inverness, the vibrant capital of the highlands at its northern end.
From there (if you can bear to leave the lovely surroundings of Chapel House) you can strike out north and west to the Western Highlands, Skye, Torridon or points north, or head up the north east coast to John O' Groats or even Orkney.
Lovers of wildlife will be in heaven here. The cottage is perfectly placed for you to explore three of Scotland's most beautiful glens - Affric, Cannich and Strathfarrar. You can see osprey, golden eagles, capercaillie, ptarmigan, black grouse (if you are there at the right time of year you can join the RSPB dawn excursion to witness the famous lek at the Corrimony reserve), badgers, otters, deer and pine martens, to name but some.
Local Events and Attractions
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.
Sitting room/Conservatory with wood burning stove, TV/DVD and CD player
Dining kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, etc
Utility Room with washing machine, tumble drier and fridge-freezer
Double bedroom (4ft wide)
Bathroom with corner bath/shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage deducted from the refundable householders deposit following your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £50 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (supply of logs INCLUDED). 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.
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 (£50)
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4||Sleeps 7|
|27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018||POA||£595.00|
|20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA||£965.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA||£1,095.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£595.00||£650.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£695.00||£750.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£795.00||£850.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£695.00||£750.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£795.00||£850.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£995.00||£1,050.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£795.00||£850.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£995.00||£1,050.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£795.00||£850.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£695.00||£750.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£795.00||£850.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£595.00||£650.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£1,050.00||£1,050.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£1,050.00||£1,050.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||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.
For Chapel, the tariff for 4 persons is based on a maximum of two bedrooms and two bathrooms being made available.
'What a beautiful, beautiful place to rest body and soul. Plenty of walks, terrific sightseeing, plenty of cosy reading time in a spacious, warm and pretty home. And the views - spectacular!'
'Lovely spacious house and grounds. Enjoyed our stay very much.'
'Truly beautiful house. So many aspects to enjoy about it. Girls enjoyed tramping along the river and loved the playground area.'