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A Home From Home At The Crossroads Of The Scottish Highlands.

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Bungalow Surrounded By Scenic Walks And Lofty Munros

A spacious lounge with log/coal fire and views across the glen leads into the hallway to access the very large, recently installed kitchen and dining room. There is a shower room with WC and wash-hand basin and a separate bathroom with shower, wash-hand basin & WC. We also have three bedrooms, a king, a double and a twin room. Off the kitchen is the utility room with laundry and drying equipment. Outside, the garden separates the property from the forest and shields the house from the road.

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About the Owner

Mike & Ros @ The Beeches
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Mike & Ros @ The Beeches

We both grew up in Scotland, Ros in Aberdeen while I started off in Dundee then spending my teens in the eastern Highlands. After I'd moved to Aberdeen, Mum's career took her to this more southerly area of the Highlands. While she worked here and after she retired, we visited frequently, as much to enjoy the peace and quiet as to have a family catch-up,

Mike & Ros @ The Beeches purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Mike & Ros @ The Beeches chose Fort William & Lochaber

So, when Mum decided that she needed something smaller, we settled on holiday lets as the ideal way to keep our connection with the village and share it with other visitors who have enjoyed the area as much as us.

While we've visited many far-flung corners of the globe, there's nothing like the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands or the welcoming hospitality to be found here. Yes it rains, a lot, but the ever-changing moods of the glens and mountain-sides, not to mention good waterproofs, make it so worthwhile.

What makes this bungalow unique

For 25 years now, we've watched the birds and squirrels feed on the rowan tree by the front window, hiked up to Loch Lundie behind the house through all all kinds of weather and enjoyed a warm welcome in the village and hotel.

Hidden from the road and perched up high, the house is a tranquil oasis with views across he glen. You can spend the day sight-seeing, bagging Munro's or ambling around the glen. Whichever takes your fancy, you can look back on it as you sit in front of a roaring fire or in the group-friendly kitchen-dining room.

22 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

5

Great property in the Highlands for your getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent five nights at The Beeches in early April and couldn't be happier with the experience. My communication with Mike prior to the trip was easy and fast. I especially appreciate his suggestions and how to find the house as it is a bit hidden. We arrived around 11:00 pm but had now trouble finding it based on the pictures and description he provided. The house itself was wonderful. It was large and warm... perfect for the Scottish spring weather. We especially made use of the fireplace in the lounge. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed to fix breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinners. We really appreciated the washer and dryer and made good use of them. The bedrooms were comfortable and quiet with ample blankets and linens. Both bathrooms were clean and spacious and plenty of towels and toiletries were provided. As we arrived late, we did't meet Bell until the next morning. She was very sweet and made sure we were all set up for our stay. The location in Invergarry was exactly what we needed as a base for our day trips to Skye and Inverness. We spent another day wandering and shopping Ft. Williams, just a short drive south. The remainder of the time we simply parked ourselves in the house relaxing with movies, jigsaw puzzles, and books or poking around the area. I highly recommend you consider The Beeches if you are looking for a great experience in the Highlands. It really was like staying at a friends house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for letting us know how you got on. It's great that you had a good time here, we feel that all our guests should feel at home.
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5

Amazing house Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect blend of warm and cozy meets IKEA sheak. Perfect location to everything on the west coast. Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dawn, so glad you felt comfortable and had a great time.
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5

I enjoyed my stay very much it was a great experience the house was lovely I couldn't be happier

  • 5 of 5

It was great worth every single penny

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ilir, Thank you taking the time to give us feedback on your stay. We want everyone to have a great time so happy guests like yourself help us keep doing the right things. Thanks again for choosing The Beeches Mike & Ros
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5

Excellent quiet property, furnished to a high standard

  • 5 of 5

The directions and access instructions were spot on and very easy to follow. The property is off the main road with plenty of parking room. The interior is furnished to a high standard and is very roomy. There are plenty of diversions (books, dvds, freeview tv) for when you are in the house. The wireless internet access is easy and worked very well (able to stream TV over it).

The property is well situated for exploring many parts of the highlands. It is centrally located with good access in all directions. The area is very quiet, with a good range of walks along the river Garry and along the local lochs (Great Glen walking and Cycling routes).

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We believe that the house should be more than just a place to sleep, so it's great to hear that you enjoyed it. We're also glad to know that the directions work - it's easy once you know, but that first visit can be tricky. Over the past 25 years we have made the most of Invergarry's unique location. You can easily access some the most spectacular and interesting aspects of the Highlands and enjoy amazing scenery along the way. Thanks again, Mike & Ros @ The Beeches
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Vancouver
5

Extremely cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Beeches for 4 days and it was amazing! The house is very comfortable and has everything one can need to cook, shower, sleep, explore the highlands and have an amazing time with family and friends. Bell, the friendly housekeeper, prepared the house for our arrival. The heating was on and everything was ready when we came. Mike & Ros were very responsive to all emails and requests and their explanations about the house were very clear. We all had a blast while staying in Invergarry! Definitely recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having come so far, we're delighted that you had a great time. Thanks for looking after the place so well - haste ye back!
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5

Great stay and highly recommend, loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great place from which to explore, house was perfect for all of us

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

So, when Mum decided that she needed something smaller, we settled on holiday lets as the ideal way to keep our connection with the village and share it with other visitors who have enjoyed the area as much as us. While we've visited many far-flung corners of the globe, there's nothing like the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands or the welcoming hospitality to be found here. Yes it rains, a lot, but the ever-changing moods of the glens and mountain-sides, not to mention good waterproofs, make it so worthwhile.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Invergarry Hotel, Invergarry at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Fort Augustus at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Spean Bridge at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : A9 Inverness - Perth at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Invergarry Hotel at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Nevis Range, Fort William at 20 Miles Car: recommended

Invergarry is where the roads to the Western Isles, the Highlands and Lochaber's adventure centres meet. It's a quiet, friendly spot that was once the seat of the MacDonnell clan, the partially ruined Invergarry castle are an impressive sight, and the village formed part of a great estate. The nearby Glengarry Castle Hotel was once the centre of society sitting at the end of its own railway line to Fort Augustus. The Heritage Centre at the Glengarry Community Hall directly across the road from The Beeches has a wealth of information on the local history.

The village prospered as the Great Glen saw the development of the Caledonian Canal and the locks that make up the waterway are a fascinating attraction as boats of all kinds make their way up and down at Fort Augustus and Neptune's Staircase at Banavie near Fort William.

Their is a wide range of tracks and trails around the village, some that make for a pleasant amble, to others that offer a real challenge to the seasoned hill-walker. Of the 284 Munros in Scotland, more than 50 are within an hour's drive of Invergarry.

Taking in such breathtaking scenery, whether on foot or by car is great for the appetite. It is no wonder then, that the Great Glen boasts a mouth-watering array of eateries and producers of fine food. Invergarry has its two hotel restaurants, Fort Augustus has half a dozen hotels, pubs and cafes great for dining out and there are many shops with a range of fine local produce.

Only an hour's drive north-east is the city of Inverness, with its castle, ancient streets and busy shopping centres. Twenty-five miles to the south-west lies Fort William and beyond, the majesty of Glencoe. Drive west out of the village and marvel at the rugged beauty of the mountains as you pass Eilean Donan Castle on the road to Skye.

Almost any road or track will take bring you to a loch or a river, many offering the opportunity to go freshwater fishing (most hoever, do require a permit). Equally, wildlife abounds in the area, and you won't go far without coming across some of the bird-life, deer and red squirrels who live nearby.

So whether you need a base for exploring and adventure or a tranquil spot to recharge your batteries, Invergarry has just what you need.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£790
 
 
Autumn Break
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£700
 
 
Year End Saver
28 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£490
 
 
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
£850
 
 
Early Year Saver
8 Jan 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£475
 
 
Easter
29 Mar 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£770
 
 
Early May Break
3 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£720
 
 
May Holiday
24 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£740
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£630
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

Payment of a non-refundable deposit equal to one third of the total rental rate is required to secure a Reservation.

Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay that are made within 28 days of the arrival date will forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. The entire rental fee must be paid 28 days prior to check-in otherwise the Reservation will be deemed to have been cancelled.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

For 25 years now, we've watched the birds and squirrels feed on the rowan tree by the front window, hiked up to Loch Lundie behind the house through all all kinds of weather and enjoyed a warm welcome in the village and hotel. Hidden from the road and perched up high, the house is a tranquil oasis with views across he glen. You can spend the day sight-seeing, bagging Munro's or ambling around the glen. Whichever takes your fancy, you can look back on it as you sit in front of a roaring fire or in the group-friendly kitchen-dining room.

Property Type

  • bungalow

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Singles

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Underfloor heating, heated towel rail, heated mirror
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Underfloor heating, heated towel rail, heated mirror

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, Built-in wardrobe, thermostatically controlled radiator
  • Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed, Built-in wardrobe, thermostatically controlled radiator
  • 3 comfortable, well-appointed bedrooms each bed fitted with Egyptian cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows and duvets. Ample storage is provided with a double wardrobe built into each room.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only