We were a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 teenagers: 19 & 15. We all absolutely loved our time in the house; you are very close to Beauly with its award winning Deli (and reasonably priced I may add for take away or sit in); we walked the 6 miles there and back (3/3) daily for coffee / scones and was a great way to start your morning; the kids spent entire time lazing around the exceptionally well equipped house (tv in each room, great wifi which also allowed me to work and download files from the cloud) and the outside facilities were amazing: 4 man (actually it could take more) hot tub, separate shower, bathroom and sauna! Think of a large outside garage all glass fronted - it was brilliant; robes and slippers provided too! Then there was the indoor BBQ - again exceptionally well laid out; we used it at least twice; there's a fabulous butcher in both Muir of Ord & Beauly; lots of eateries too for take aways or large supermarket at Dingwall (15 mins away); equally eat out in Inverness or spend day there in cafes and shops; Urquharts was very good and great value - you can take the train to Inverness too - try it, brilliant fun - it's like the Edinburgh Fringe on rails!! Ken & Theresa were super hosts - look after you and then disappear and let you enjoy; it's entirely private and they are so relaxed, you can only do similarly. Visit, you'll not be disappointed.
Arriving at Little Chestnut after a long 6hr drive was definitely a delight... our hosts Ken & Theresa welcomed us with a full tour and run down on all the features... (and a special very welcome treat) - the place is stunning, finished to the highest of standards and quite a lot Kens own work...
Other than the wonderful location and superb property we chose 'Little Chestnut' for the fun factor of the Jacuzzi, Sauna & mid Winter BBQ Hut !! Again these were of the highest and cleanest of standards - we had a great night enjoying a Barbie in perfect warmth on a -3 night followed by a relaxing dip in the hot tub... what really stands out is how your privacy is in no way compromised and even with the folding doors fully retracted nobody can overlook. We've been to lodges where you can hold a conversation with your neighbours !!
Ken and Theresa have thought of everything... robes, disposable slippers and more towels than you could ever use, kitchen with every utensil you could need. You can tell these guys have very high standards as even the crockery is Denby - no cheap Supermarket rubbish here !!
I'm pretty sure the guys ordered us perfect weather too as we witnessed some sunsets that would rival the Caribbean !! All in all I have to say that we were thrilled with Little Chestnut, wowed by the standards, stunned by the scenery of the Highlands and Merry from the wonderful tastes of the many distillerys around... I would recommend this place and in fact are looking forward to our next stay !!
Thank you Ken and Theresa - we'll see you soon...
Five of us stayed here for 4 days and it was totally awesome! The cottage was perfectly situated for days out to almost all parts of the Highland Region The west coast is just over an hour's drive with spectacular views along every mile of the route.
Inverness and the Whisky Trail only 30 minutes away.
The cottage had everything. Absolutely everything! From a vast range of kitchen appliances and utensils to the bath robes and slippers for use in the hot tub and sauna.
The hot tub has to be seen to be believed. Perfect relaxation after a day out and a place to savour a cold drink. In plastic cups of course!
Bedrooms were large and the huge kitchen and lounge just ideal for sitting around and planning the next day's itinerary.
Overall, the perfect place to use as a base for exploring the Highlands of Scotland
This place is absolutely amazing!!! Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and well worth the trip up from Cornwall. Owners were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Would highly recommend!