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Horseshoe Cottage

Essich near Inverness

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Inverness is known as the capital of the Highlands and Horseshoe Cottage has a perfectly capital position high on a hill with the panorama of the city, the Kessock Bridge and the Black Isle beyond. At New Year it provides a perfect view of the city's firework display!

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed

While the city is just a few minutes' drive and the airport no more than 20 minutes away, its situation is one of restful peace surrounded by quietly grazing sheep and visiting deer. It has a small fenced garden and parking alongside. The house was once a 100-year-old steading and was used as a tractor shed. However, it has now been the subject of an impressive conversion and provides high specification, most comfortable holiday accommodation.

The charming sitting room has views across the fields to the surrounding hills from its large windows that also let in plenty of light. It is beautifully furnished and decorated in neutral, restful tones. A doorway leads through to the dining area of the excellent, well-equipped kitchen, which has all the labour-saving appliances that make your holiday as relaxed as possible. There is also a handy WC on this level, as well as cosy underfloor heating.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin. The double room has a king-size bed and handy fitted wardrobes. There are also reading spotlights, so you will have no problem finishing your novel before you drift off to sleep. The twin bedroom, which can be converted to a double, has a cute little shelf above the bed with some cuddly friends for any young children in the party. The bathroom has a combined bath and shower, so all tastes are catered for when it comes to bathing.

Map & Local

Inverness has completely reinvented itself in the last few years and is now a very vibrant and exciting city, with top-class restaurants, theatres, concert venues and sporting facilities and of course, its surroundings are to die for.

The cottage is just off the road-less-travelled which leads down the quiet east shore of Loch Ness, so you can do a spot of 'monster watching' if you wish. You can get across to the west side without having to go into the city and from there the wonderful glens of Affric and Cannich make for wonderful walking, or wildlife spotting - keep a look out for golden eagles and the newly reintroduced red kites.

To the north, there is the pretty Black Isle to explore where you can go to Chanonry Point and watch the dolphins, though there are often some to be seen by the Kessock Bridge itself. Or you can go onwards up to John O' Groats. You can be in Skye in less than two hours, or head along Strath Braan and explore the Applecross peninsula and other delights of the beautiful west coast.

To the east of the city you may wish to strike out along the Moray coast, where there are excellent beaches. Visit the pretty villages of Findhorn and Fort George, while the site of the battlefield at Culloden is a must-see.

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 with TV/DVD and mini hi-fi
Dining kitchen with electric cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washer/drier etc.
Cloakroom with WC and wash basin


Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom (can convert to double)
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs (INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



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: Sat

Booked Available

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 £525.00
26 Jun 2021 - 23 Jul 2021 £625.00
24 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021 £690.00
28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 £525.00
18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021 £465.00
09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 £525.00
30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 £425.00
18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021 £625.00
28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 £625.00
06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022 £425.00
05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022 £465.00
02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022 £525.00
23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022 £465.00
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 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.


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