3 (off peak)
Kilcoy Self-Catering offers a choice of five holiday chalets designed specifically for couples who want to discover the beauty and magic of the Scottish Highlands. Ideally situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, the chalets nestle on the peninsula of The Black Isle. With easy access to the cosmopolitan city of Inverness (just seven miles and ten minutes by car), as well as both the north and west coasts of Scotland, the chalets are perfect whether you want to simply relax and unwind or get out and about exploring the Highlands.
For those who enjoy driving on open roads amongst stunning scenery, the North Coast 500 route is easily accessible. Famed for being one of the worlds top coastal roads, you can enjoy 516 miles of jaw-dropping scenery starting and ending at Inverness castle, taking in the North Coast and its many treasures along the way to John O'Groats and back again.
For those who prefer to park up the car and simply relax, the setting of Kilcoy Chalets offers all the right ingredients and is an adults only environment, ensuring the tranquility is not interrupted by children. There is a bus service within walking distance just a quarter of a mile away for day trips to Inverness and the market town of Dingwall (a royal burgh).
The surrounding area offers plenty for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy lovely walks, cycle rides, fishing, golf, watersports, shooting and stalking.
Local attractions: Inverness has much to offer with a great choice of restaurants, entertainment and fantastic shopping. Glen Ord Distillery is another popular attraction close by that will give you a fascinating insight into the making of Scottish whisky.
Further afield: Loch Ness (with its mysterious monster) is within easy driving distance, as is the historic battlefield of Culloden and the magnificent Dunrobin Castle. Head over to the West Coast and visit Eilean Donan Castle, Plockton and over the bridge to the Isle of Skye (certainly worth the car ride with stunning views along the way).
The Scottish Highlands is magical at any time of the year with its majestic peaks, foot-hills beautifully clad in heather, glistening lochs for quiet moments and rivers teeming with fish. It is steeped in history and rich in culture with myths and legends locked behind its ancient castles and ruins. Once visited, you are sure to want to return time and time again.
Lynda Thomson joined Independent Cottages in July 2017
The lodges are all named after trees (Elm, Rowan, Birch, Beech and Ash) and each sleep two guests. Accommodation is single level with just two steps providing access from outside.
Accommodation and facilities:
Additional information: Short breaks often available (three night minimum) - please enquire with the owner. There is a cafe/diner within one mile for those who fancy a night off cooking. Strictly no smoking inside.
Star Rating: 3 Star
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Bus stops for Inverness on the A835 Ullapool road are only one-quarter mile walk from Kilcoy Chalets.