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Wardlaw House

North Highlands
3 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
6 Guests
No Dogs

Wardlaw House is graded 5* by Visit Scotland and provides private and exclusive holiday accommodation for groups of 6 in the quiet village of Kirkhill. The house is perfectly placed for day trips to Inverness, Loch Ness, dolphin watching on the Moray Firth not to mention the majestic mountains of the Cairngorms and North West Highlands. The peaceful gardens that surround the house are a riot of colour in summer and a family of red squirrels have their home in an impressive cedar tree within the garden grounds.

If first impressions are to be a lasting impression then winding up the private driveway to Wardlaw House will not disappoint. The B Listed former Manse dates from the 1700s and the refurbishment now offers luxury accommodation with all the original fine features of the Georgian era, of particular note is the stunning window wall in the siting room formed from floor to ceiling sash windows (note the glass is fragile). The window makes the room light and airy, perfect for enjoying the colours of the garden and the cheeky resident red squirrels. In winter time the wood stove in the sitting room keeps it warm and cosy; just the place to sit and relax after a day out exploring the local area. The first floor bedrooms all have views to the garden and the principal bedroom’s four poster will make for a memorable stay in this charming house.

The popular historical TV Outlander series has connections to the house as the "Real" Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat (The Old Fox of the Jacobite Wars) was Grandfather to the Jamie in the television series and The Old Fox is buried just 100 metres from Wardlaw House in the ‘A Listed Wardlaw Mausoleum’; access to the Mausoleum can be arranged through the owners.

The local area has many real historic and cultural sites close by including the historic town of Beauly just four miles away, home to the Lovat Scouts and Mary Queen of Scots who resided at Beauly Abbey. The most famous battlefield at Culloden is just a 30 minute drive with an excellent visitor centre and slightly further afield you can take your pick of castles such as Dunrobin Castle or Fort George. A short drive puts you on the Scottish Whisky Trail and there is also easy access to the NC500 road trail. The stunning Glen Affric is not to be missed, often called the most beautiful glen in Scotland with sweeping mountains, lochs and remnants of the old Caledonian Scots Pine Forest.

The owner has over 30 years’ experience in hospitality and her partner remains very knowledgeable having been a Scottish Tourist Guide. They live on site and are at hand if anything is needed during a guests stay to ensure you have a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable holiday.

Damage Deposit £250 (Damage Waiver Fee option is not available on this property)
Wardlaw House accepts bookings on an any day arrival with short breaks welcome throughout the year
has been awarded 5 Star Visit Scotland grading

Extremely happy with the accommodation, garden and surrounding area were lovely and we had plenty time to sit outside and enjoy it. Our host was really helpful and couldn’t do enough for us. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice break. Innes Scott, Peat & Diesel June 2022

Accommodation: Wardlaw House sleeps 6 over two floors with:
Ground Floor: Pillared Doric Portico with 3 small steps to Reception hall; Sitting room with dining area, wood burning stove (first basket of logs supplied) and feature window wall with original floor to ceiling sash windows (note fragile glass); Passageway leading to Cloakroom and fully fitted kitchen. First Floor: Landing with partial gallery to hall below; Four Poster Bedroom; Single Bedroom; Family room with Double bed and Single bed. Passageway leading to Bathroom with 130 year old original roll top bath and separate walk in Rain Forest shower with an additional hand held hose. Outside: Parking area for 3 cars; Peaceful large mature garden with several seating areas; BBQ.

Services: Heating & Electricity are included * First basket of logs for stove supplies * Bed linen & towels are provided * Washing Machine * Tumble Drier available by arrangement * Dishwasher * Fridge * Freezer * Electric cooker * Microwave * Coffee machine * Wifi * TV with DVD Player * Garden with garden furniture * Bicycle storage * Parking for 3 cars * Sorry, we are unable to accept pets

Special Notes:
1. Strictly no children under 5 years old due to fragile glass
2. Strictly no smoking/Vaping indoors, if smoking outside please ensure that the debris is put in the sand pots at the outdoor seating areas.
3. Strictly no pets
4. Please note that outside shoes should not be worn inside the house

Key Features

  • Open Fire/Stove - first basket of logs supplied
  • Internet
  • Garden
  • Bicycle Storage

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Double Beds
  • Single Beds
  • Bed Linen Cost Incl
  • Towels Cost Incl
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer - By arrangement
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • Heating Cost Incl
  • Open Fire/Stove Cost Incl - first basket of logs supplied

External Features

  • Garden Furniture
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Parking - for 3 cars
  • Bbq


  • Level Access - 3 steps

Local Experiences and Activities

  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Woodland walks
  • Wildlife trails
  • Hill walking

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Damage Deposit for care of property

All holiday-makers booking a holiday are required to pay either a Damage Deposit, £150 or as noted in the property listing details, or Damage Deposit waiver of £18, whichever is selected is required to be paid with the balance payment of the holiday. Where selected the Damage Deposit will be held by Discover Scotland to be applied against the reasonable costs of repairs, replacement or additional cleaning of furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glass, bedding and towels damaged or soiled other than by normal wear and tear during the holiday. The Damage Deposit, less any reasonable charges, will be returned within 14 days of the departure date. Where any costs exceed the Damage Deposit the holiday-maker will pay such excess as notified to them by Discover Scotland within 14 days of notification. Where the holiday-maker has agreed to pay the Damage Deposit Waiver the Damage Deposit is not payable. This amount is non-refundable. If the cost of any damage or breakages exceeds the applicable Damage Deposit value for the property, then the holiday-maker will be liable for any additional costs. Any such excess will be notified to them by Discover Scotland and due for payment within 14 days of notification.

All bookings require either a refundable Damage Deposit £150 or as per the property details or £18 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.

Special Offers

Start Date: Sat 27 Aug 2022
End Date: Sat 03 Sep 2022


All available stays up until 3rd September have been discounted by 15%; Save £208 on a 3 night stay NOW from £1177 (were £1385) or stay for a week and save £297, 7 nights NOW from £1681 (were £1978) during July & August

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