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Traditional highland home with secluded garden and panoramic views of Inverness



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Beautiful late Victorian house with open fires and an AGA

This comfortable family house sits in an elevated and secluded position close to Inverness town centre. Surrounded by mature trees, shrubs and flowering bushes, the private garden offers panoramic views over Inverness to the hills beyond. Just 5 minutes walk from Inverness town centre, Eden Court theatre, Bellfield Park and the lovely Ness Islands.

This spacious house is furnished with the emphasis on comfort and enjoyment. The open plan kitchen and dining room with open fire is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring. While your meal is simmering on the AGA, wander outside to the garden to enjoy the glorious views. Comfort is continued in the cosy sitting room, also with open fire; here you can round off the day with a cup of tea or a whisky before retiring to the lovely comfortable bedrooms.

The house comes with all “mod cons”: gas central heating, free wi-fi, Sonos multi-room sound system and two widescreen TVs with PVR, Blu-ray and DVD players (and a wireless for the Archers!). There is also a cupboard full of board games and shelves full of books and DVDs.

If Bellfield Cottage is already booked, please see our other property at: http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1091419

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Graham grew up in Inverness before leaving to go to University in Edinburgh in 1986. He has always been extremely fond of Inverness and the Highlands and has retained close connections to the town (now a city). He has many relatives and friends living locally and gets back as often as he can, especially in the football season.

Speaks English

48 Reviews

based on 48 holidaymaker reviews


Our home in Inverness

  • 5 of 5

The Inverness house was beautiful, warm, inviting, clean and big! It was fabulous having two full baths for the four of us. The walk to town was short and easy. Thanks so much for the provisions provided (coffee, tea, milk and wine). We were so grateful to not have to stop and purchase groceries.

A special thank you to Margaret. Not only was she available to answer any and all of our questions, but she drove us, and picked us up from Culloden. And on the way home showed us a very special circle of stones. Her kindness and generosity made our stay in Inverness the best part of our two week trip.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad that you felt so comfortable in our home in this lovely part of the world.
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Une Maison plein de charme parfaitement situé

  • 5 of 5

L'accueil de Margaret dans sa maison était parfaite. La maison est à dix minutes à pied du centre ville - mais chargé de valises et de jeunes enfants, ces 10 minutes pourraient sembler longs. Margaret est immédiatement venue à notre rescousse pour emmener les valises dans sa voiture.

Il n'y a rien à redire sur la maison. Vue superbe surplombant la ville. Tout le confort: Le four Aga avec tout son charme, les cheminées et un wifi sans faille. On s'y sent instantement bien.

Si vous avez de jeunes enfants comme nous, il y a un petit parc avec aire de jeux à 3 minutes et on peut y louer de supers vélos pour des journées de découvertes.

Nous y avons passé 5 jours formidables.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing place to stay in the Highlands and relax

  • 5 of 5

After a week in London and and a week in Edinburgh we were ready to calm down and relax and Bellfield Cottage is the perfect place for that. A full well supplied kitchen and a BBQ outside prompted a trip to the supermarket and some grilling and evenings relaxing after tours and golf. Really can't say enough about how comfortable and welcoming this place felt to us; everything was well maintained and the beds were very comfy. The views are amazing and a short walk to restaurants and the main shopping areas is a bonus; also just a couple blocks off the River Ness for a nice stroll along the path or over the bridge to the other side. We had a fantastic week exploring the area and just relaxing in the cottage. Would love to go back anytime; Inverness. although smaller, is a busy place catering to tourists with many good restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very nice property with excellent views and a 5 minute walk along the river into the town centre. Everything was spotlessly clean and everything worked.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem in Inverness

  • 5 of 5

We have returned to this fab house for several years and look forward to our Spring visit so much. The house is warm and welcoming with every convenience. Always scrupulously clean and with excellent service from the owners should you need it. The golf is great and the great range of restaurants very tempting! The scenery speaks for itself. All in a great find. Johanna & Roy Lyttle

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house situated close to town centre

  • 5 of 5

Second time we have used this property and it is a beautiful property within 10 minute walk to city centre.The house is very cosy and plenty of seating in lounge and dining area and the features have been kept in this home unlike many other victorian properties and with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms we had adequate roomand time to get ready for hitting the town .Close to the Castle Tavern for great food and beverages a small but friendly pub.We will definately be back to this property and would like to thank graham and margaret for making us very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Graham bought Bellfield Cottage back in 2006, initially for his own use when visiting friends and family. Since 2009, he has let the house out to visitors. It is a very busy rental property, fully booked every summer, Christmas and New Year and popular in the autumn and spring with return guests, including many performers at the local Eden Court Theatre. In 2012, Graham bought Kinmylies Farmhouse, which had long been one of his favourite properties in Inverness. This is also now available to rent. (see http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1091419) Graham's mother, Margaret, looks after both of his rental properties and delights in meeting guests from all parts of the world.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness Airport at 9 Miles Nearest Barpub : Castle Tavern at 400 Metres Nearest Golf : Inverness, Loch Ness, Torvean, Castle Stuart at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Inverness Railway Station at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : at 100 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Chez Roux at the Rocpool Reserve at 400 Metres Nearest Ski : Cairngorm Mountains at 40 Miles Nearest Beach : Rosemarkie (great for bottlenose dolphins) at 15 Miles Car: not necessary

Bellfield Cottage, 'the cottage in the city', combines the luxury, warmth, charm and seclusion of a country retreat with the convenience of a town-centre location, being just a short walk to the theatre, restaurants, pubs and shops.

Bellfield Park is a two minute walk away and is a lovely place for adults to relax and children to play; with a bandstand, tennis courts, playground and paddling pool. Whin park is a 15 minute walk through the beautiful Ness Islands and has a large adventure playground, boating pond, ducks and even a miniature train for kids.

Inverness is surrounded by many world-class visitor attractions from the battlefield at Culloden to the world-famous Loch Ness. Distilleries and castles are too numerous to mention, but our favourites are the ruined Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness and the Glenmorangie distillery at Tain, Explore the Cairngorms on the funicular railway or enjoy the animals at Kincraig wildlife park.

The real beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the natural environment. You can expect to see a variety of flora and fauna; including birds of prey, wild deer, leaping salmon, dolphins in the Moray Firth and, if you are very lucky, the famous Loch Ness monster.

There are walking trails for all ages and abilities, country sports of hunting, shooting and fishing as well as climbing, golf, sailing and skiing for the more active.

Throw in some of the best fresh food in the UK and some really great local restaurants and your stay will be truly memorable.

Other Activities: Curling, ice skating, bowling, floral hall, dolphin watching, wildlife parks


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
September/October 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November/December 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £0
Cleaning and laundry £50

Payment can be made by credit or debit card, bank transfer, UK cheque or PayPal. PayPal payments will incur a 5% surcharge.

A returnable 'good housekeeping' deposit of £200 is required for each booking. This will be refunded shortly after your stay, provided that nothing is damaged or missing.

Please ensure that you take out adequate cancellation insurance.

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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

It took me 7 years of searching to find my dream home from home. Bellfield Cottage is one of just 4 houses cut into the steep bank that runs through Inverness parallel to the river. The cottage is secluded enough to afford guests complete privacy, yet with wonderful views and only a short walk to the town centre.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • Upstairs bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower attachment fitted to bath taps
  • Shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, A large room with views. Extra bed/cot available on request.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, A large room with views. Extra bed/cot available on request.
  • Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed, Small twin room at the rear of the property.
  • Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed, A very small single room but with great views.
  • Two large double bedrooms with beautiful views over Inverness. Cosy twin room at the rear of the property. Small single room with beautiful views over the city. Extra single bed and/or cot available in the double rooms at no extra charge.


  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Access to the property is by a short but steep path. It is not really suitable for wheel chair users. Sorry.

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