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Dinichean House
Ranked #99 of 231 Inverness B&B and Inns
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“Highly Recommended”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Dinichean House in May of 2011. It's situated fairly close to Inverness and is a good balance between privacy and being close to town. There are beautiful woods surrounding the newly built house and huge Scottish Red deer linger on the edge.
The guest rooms have a private entrance and are extremely nice. In our 2 weeks in Scotland and Ireland, this was by far our favorite place we stayed. Carol is a wonderful cook, and an excellent hostess. She can tell you the sights to see and can answer any question you might have. If you stay there I would highly recommend talking with Trevor as well, he has a wealth of information about the local area, history (to include the nearby Culloden battlefield) and Scottish politics.
I can't say enough good things about the Dinichean House. One day we will return to Scotland and we plan on staying with Carol and Trevor again we enjoyed it that much.
Thanks for the great experience!
Jake and Natalie

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

We stayed at Dinichean House Bed and Breakfast for two glorious nights in August 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This B&B has all the bells and whistles of a 5-star establishment and much, much more.

It has only recently been built and we enjoyed all the mod-cons new accommodation provides including luxurious ensuite bathrooms with divine power showers. It has also been built with the environment and conservation in mind without compromising on comfort or luxury - perfect.

Carol our host has exceptional taste and the accommodation is very stylish. All rooms are beautifully appointed, have incredibly high ceilings and wonderful views of the surrounding woodlands. The accommodation has been designed to be ‘separate’ from the main house and has its own entrance, which was fantastic. The two bedrooms also have an adjoining dining and lounge area. It’s almost like being in an apartment within the main house.

The breakfast is second to none, and Carol excels at a full cooked Scottish breakfast which we would highly recommend. We loved it so much that we are tracking down where to buy black pudding in Australia just to try to 're-live' the culinary experience.

A real treat during our stay was seeing the family of deer who live on the grounds and visit morning and night to be fed. We were so excited to see them as they were the only wild deer we saw during our two weeks in Scotland. Another treat was the delicious Scottish shortbread and lovely port thoughtfully provided in our rooms. Just the thing after a hard day of sight-seeing.

We also loved that Dinichean House is only a short drive from the chaos and noise of Inverness yet is perfectly positioned in a natural setting that has a really tranquil and relaxed feel about it. It is also very close to lots of great things to see and do including Cawdor Castle, the Culloden battlefields and a cruise around Loch Lomond, all of which we squeezed comfortably into two days.

Another highlight was the drive from Dinichean House into Inverness which takes you down a winding tree-lined country road, through thick woods, past a private castle, paddocks filled with highland cattle and then to the top of a hill with amazing views overlooking the town. It’s an adventure in itself.

We drove back to Dinichean House at sunset one evening and stopped to watch the sun set over Inverness and the surrounding rural area – it was breathtaking and the stuff that memories are made of!

If you want a beautiful B&B experience with a breakfast that surpasses all expectations then this is a perfect choice. Carol is incredibly welcoming and couldn’t do enough for us during our stay.

We would also highly recommend this accommodation for less mobile guests.

Thanks to Carol and her family for creating wonderful memories for us - you won't be forgotten.
Love Desiree, Jack and Jenny (Australia)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Dinichean House
Address: Farr, Inverness IV2 6XG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
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Ranked #99 of 231 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
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Hotel Class:5 star — Dinichean House 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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