Evanton, Ross-shireGuest Rating
Swordale House is an impressive country house oozing with character and opulence. Reached by a minor road just over 2 miles away from the popular Ross-shire village of Evanton with its usual day-to-day village facilities, its location is rural without being too wild or remote.
|Sleeps: 8/12||Bedrooms: 7|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 4|
Set within extensive grounds, the extremely attractive mature gardens are a mixture of wooded areas, shrubberies and a patio close to the house. A walled and gravelled area provides a sheltered parking spot near the house. Regarding the interior, quite simply put, there is a room for all purposes, from the dining and drawing room to the snug and the snooker room!
On the ground floor there is a substantial main hall off which is the sitting room with a small office and a snug with open fire leading onto an impressive snooker room. From the kitchen there is an additional TV room and utility area with a secondary hallway leading to the drawing room and fabulous dining room and a passageway to a WC and the conservatory.
Upstairs on the first floor is a king size bedroom with en suite bathroom and two further double-bedded rooms, a twin room, a family bathroom and an additional shower room with WC. A separate wing of the first floor houses a double bedroom and a shower room and, continuing up to the second floor, there is a double bedroom and twin room.
Set in a beautiful country location, Swordale provides the ideal base for exploring the breathtaking Scottish Highlands, being within easy travelling distance of the west coast and the islands.
The market town of Dingwall is within 10 miles and the highland capital city Inverness (20 miles) offers all the facilities you would expect from a major tourist centre.
Closer to home, Evanton itself has several tourist attractions, including the Fyrish monument, the Black Rock Gorge and the ruined church of Kiltearn lying near the river Sgitheach as it flows into the Cromarty Firth. In an area well known for its scenic beauty, there are many outdoor leisure pursuits to be enjoyed including hill walking, mountain biking, horse riding. You can even take a boat trip out in the Cromarty Firth to see the dolphins and seals up close.
There are some fine beaches along the Cromarty coast, while to the north, nearby Alness has a very attractive golf course. If golf is your passion, you will certainly want to visit the lovely wee town of Dornoch, with its championship links course and miles of stunning sands. On the way, you’ll also pass the Glenmorangie distillery, where you can take a tasting tour.
A short distance further up the A9 is romantic Dunrobin Castle and mountain bikers will enjoy the Highland Wildcat Trails at Golspie.
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 electric fire
Drawing room with open fire
Snug with open fire and piano
Snooker room with iPod dock
TV room with TV
Kitchen with Rangemaster electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (super king) with en suite bathroom with bath and shower over, separate shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size)
Double bedroom (king-size)
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
First Floor (separate wing)
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (converts to twin)
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £50 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by Bio-mass central heating boiler (INCLUDED), open fire, electric fire and electric flame-effect stove. WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 well behaved dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 medium, 2 small). No smoking.
Please note: For Swordale House, the tariff for 8 persons is based on the first floor accommodation only being made available. The tariff for 12 persons includes the second floor.
Swordale House should not be used for stag parties, hen parties, weddings or any other special event without prior discussion and written agreement, and the total number of people in the property must not exceed the max sleeps stipulated in the property description. Please note - not adhering to these conditions may result in early termination of your holiday and your housekeeping deposit being withheld.
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).
From 08/07/2022 to 11/07/2022
From 20/12/2022 to 22/12/2022
From 27/12/2022 to 29/12/2022
From 15/07/2022 to 18/07/2022
From 22/07/2022 to 25/07/2022
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 8||Sleeps 12|
|24 Jun 2022 - 21 Jul 2022||£1,895.00||£1,895.00|
|22 Jul 2022 - 25 Aug 2022||£1,995.00||£1,995.00|
|26 Aug 2022 - 15 Sep 2022||£1,595.00||£1,695.00|
|16 Sep 2022 - 06 Oct 2022||£1,295.00||£1,395.00|
|07 Oct 2022 - 27 Oct 2022||£1,595.00||£1,695.00|
|28 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£1,195.00||£1,295.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£2,150.00||£2,150.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£2,150.00||£2,150.00|
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|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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 Swordale House, the tariff for 8 persons is based on the first floor accommodation only being made available. The tariff for 12 persons includes the second floor and 14 the additional wing.
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'What a beautiful house and gardens to stay in for the week. The house is lovely, warm, cosy and there are so many rooms with plenty to keep us occupied. We really loved it and would come back. Lots to do in the area.'
'Thank you very much for everything. We enjoyed every single minute in this fantastic house. What a great location! Beautiful gardens, breathtaking views and a very friendly family Browne. We hope to come back soon.'
'We've discovered Narnia! Our own magical place, full of treasures and adventures - what an amazing home. Stunning house and gardens endless, beautifully done and attention to detail was superb.'
'A totally wonderful home full of charm and character, deer included! Beautiful gardens. Amazing place to stay - such a great location. Peace and quiet - just charming.'
'Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. The house is warm, comfortable and full of character. Thank you for the friendly reception and for making us feel very welcome.'
'A magnificent house with space to enjoy varied pursuits, surrounded by a setting which creates peace and tranquillity! Swordale conveys history, tradition and a sense of genuine community.'