Myself, my two daughters aged 11 and 3, and my Aunt stayed in Les' lovely apartment for 4 nights during our visit to Nairn and I honestly couldn't recommend the place, or the host, more!
On arrival, Les picked us up from Inverness train station, gave us a quick little tour around Inverness and then did the same when we got to Nairn. It was a beautiful day, and sensing that the kids had had a long journey, Les offered to take us to the beach right away so the kids could have a quick paddle before we went on to the appartment, this was when my younger daughter took a shine to Les and a new little friendship developed.
On arrival at The Annex, you're initially welcomed with a beautiful front garden full of lovely flowers in an array of colours, this is nothing compared to the back garden however! Everything was just as described in the apartment, lovely and clean, breakfast already in the fridge for the following morning and absolutely everything you could possibly need, Les has thought of and is there, he even had some beach towels!
The bedroom is a good size, with both the single beds hooked together myself and the two kids could fit comfortably, and the sofa bed could also easily hold two average sized adults.
The living space was plenty enough room for our party though if you wanted more space then there is a communal living room too which has plenty of sofa and dining space as well as a good selection of Dvds which you can either watch in there or in your own apartment.
My favourite part of the whole place had to be the back garden. We visited at the end of July and the garden was in full bloom with lots of lovely butterflies flying around. The kids loved it and even dragged Les out for a kick about with the football and a wee run about, and Les happily showed the children around the huge space and allowed them to pick and eat some fruit which had grown too.
That brings me nicely on to Les, the man is an absolute diamond! Not only did he pick us up on arrival and give us a little tour of the place but he also took us up to the Clava Cairns and along to Culloden Battlefield a couple of days later, he spent a few hours doing the whole thing with us before bringing us back to the Annex. Without Les kindly offering to do this, we probably wouldn't have been able to visit these places as neither my Aunt or I drive. As I've already mentioned, the kids loved Les too, my little one especially, he was fantastic with them and we were all sad to be leaving when it was time to go home.
In summary, I couldn't recommend the Annex more to anyone considering it, the apartment has everything you need with a lovely view out into the garden, and Les couldn't be more helpful if he tried.
We look forward to visiting again some time in the not too distant future, thanks for everything Les
We enjoyed our stay at the Annex in the lovely town of Nairn. Leslie is a very attentive host & nothing was too much trouble. We really appreciated the provisions that he had put in the apartment.
What a wonderful stay my son and I had at the Annex.
Nothing was too much trouble for Les. He picked us up from the airport at 10:00 pm at night. When we arrived everything was spotless and just as advertised. We had everything we needed for the next morning, bread, eggs, bacon, sausage & black pudding. There was also jams, oils etc.
We stayed in apartment #1 which was a good size and perfect for us.
Les was always on hand for any questions etc.
Nairn is a lovely place and Gray as a base. We saw dolphins from the beach which was lovely.
At the end of the stay Led kindly took us to the airport which was great.
Highly recommend this accommodation, this host and this location. Can't wait to return.
Wonderful stay at the Annex, apartment very well equipped and furnished. Leslie is a kind and thoughtful host. We felt very welcome and at home.
We had a great time staying in the annex, lovely apartment with everything you might need. Good location, close to town and beach. Great welcome pack with everything you might need for a full breakfast . Lovely hosts who were friendly and full of info. Lovely outside space although we didn't use due to the weather. We especially appreciated efforts to accommodate out 1 yr old with cot, bedding and high chair.
Beautifully well appointed, spacious apartments, with everything you need for a self catering break. Private decked seating area lovely to relax on for breakfast or to watch the sunset. short walk to the gorgeous beach and close to local amenities. Ideal place for a relaxing stay in a lovely town. Highly recommended.
the accommodation is superb with facilities that i really didn't expect. it has been furnished to a very high standard and the appliances available we an excellent bonus. The bed was really comfortable and the area is quiet so i got a lovely good nights sleep, but that could also be down to the highland air. The welcome pack breakfast was also a fantastic touch. there is so much to see and do in the immediate area, Findhorn eco village was near and somewhere i was keen to see, Duff town for the Glenfiddich distillery was a very good visit, Chanonry Point - dolphin watching, we went in the late afternoon and it was fantastic, Ullapool is a lovely place on a sunny day. Nairn beach is beautiful and a real must and a must see at different times of the day and evening as the views are very dramatic and it is also about a 10 minute walk from the apartments. The local shops are ok but a drive into Inverness is better for shopping. An absolute must if you are a cheese lover is the the cheese pantry at Ardersier. again a short drive and whilst your there pop along and look round fort george. there is just so much to do and see in the area and the apartments are ideally placed and easy to find. Les is a very good and knowledgeable host and was a great help with information about the local area. Will be coming back for further visits soon.
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