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Traditional highland home with secluded garden and panoramic views of Inverness

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Inverness House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful late Victorian house with open fires and an AGA

This comfortable family house sits in an elevated and secluded position close to Inverness town centre. Surrounded by mature trees, shrubs and flowering bushes, the private garden offers panoramic views over Inverness to the hills beyond. Just 5 minutes walk from Inverness town centre, Eden Court theatre, Bellfield Park and the lovely Ness Islands.

This spacious house is furnished with the emphasis on comfort and enjoyment. The open plan kitchen and dining room with open fire is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring. While your meal is simmering on the AGA, wander outside to the garden to enjoy the glorious views. Comfort is continued in the cosy sitting room, also with open fire; here you can round off the day with a cup of tea or a whisky before retiring to the lovely comfortable bedrooms.

The house comes with all “mod cons”: gas central heating, free wi-fi, Sonos multi-room sound system and two widescreen TVs with PVR, Blu-ray and DVD players (and a wireless for the Archers!). There is also a cupboard full of board games and shelves full of books and DVDs.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016

About The Owner

Graham grew up in Inverness before leaving to go to University in Edinburgh in 1986. He has always been extremely fond of Inverness and the Highlands and has retained close connections to the town (now a city). He has many relatives and friends living locally and gets back as often as he can, especially in the football season.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

Graham bought Bellfield Cottage back in 2006, initially for his own use when visiting friends and family. Since 2009, he has let the house out to visitors. It is a very busy rental property, fully booked every summer, Christmas and New Year and popular in the autumn and spring with return guests, including many performers at the local Eden Court Theatre.

In 2012, Graham bought Kinmylies Farmhouse, which had long been one of his favourite properties in Inverness. This is also now available to rent. (see

Graham's mother, Margaret, looks after both of his rental properties and delights in meeting guests from all parts of the world.

What makes this house unique

It took me 7 years of searching to find my dream home from home. Bellfield Cottage is one of just 4 houses cut into the steep bank that runs through Inverness parallel to the river. The cottage is secluded enough to afford guests complete privacy, yet with wonderful views and only a short walk to the town centre.


based on 48 traveler reviews

Traditional highland home with secluded garden and panoramic views of Inverness
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 48 reviews

Our home in Inverness

  • 5 of 5

The Inverness house was beautiful, warm, inviting, clean and big! It was fabulous having two full baths for the four of us. The walk to town was short and easy. Thanks so much for the provisions provided (coffee, tea, milk and wine). We were so grateful to not have to stop and purchase groceries.

A special thank you to Margaret. Not only was she available to answer any and all of our questions, but she drove us, and picked us up from Culloden. And on the way home showed us a very special circle of stones. Her kindness and generosity made our stay in Inverness the best part of our two week trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad that you felt so comfortable in our home in this lovely part of the world.
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Une Maison plein de charme parfaitement situé

  • 5 of 5

L'accueil de Margaret dans sa maison était parfaite. La maison est à dix minutes à pied du centre ville - mais chargé de valises et de jeunes enfants, ces 10 minutes pourraient sembler longs. Margaret est immédiatement venue à notre rescousse pour emmener les valises dans sa voiture.

Il n'y a rien à redire sur la maison. Vue superbe surplombant la ville. Tout le confort: Le four Aga avec tout son charme, les cheminées et un wifi sans faille. On s'y sent instantement bien.

Si vous avez de jeunes enfants comme nous, il y a un petit parc avec aire de jeux à 3 minutes et on peut y louer de supers vélos pour des journées de découvertes.

Nous y avons passé 5 jours formidables.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing place to stay in the Highlands and relax

  • 5 of 5

After a week in London and and a week in Edinburgh we were ready to calm down and relax and Bellfield Cottage is the perfect place for that. A full well supplied kitchen and a BBQ outside prompted a trip to the supermarket and some grilling and evenings relaxing after tours and golf. Really can't say enough about how comfortable and welcoming this place felt to us; everything was well maintained and the beds were very comfy. The views are amazing and a short walk to restaurants and the main shopping areas is a bonus; also just a couple blocks off the River Ness for a nice stroll along the path or over the bridge to the other side. We had a fantastic week exploring the area and just relaxing in the cottage. Would love to go back anytime; Inverness. although smaller, is a busy place catering to tourists with many good restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very nice property with excellent views and a 5 minute walk along the river into the town centre. Everything was spotlessly clean and everything worked.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem in Inverness

  • 5 of 5

We have returned to this fab house for several years and look forward to our Spring visit so much. The house is warm and welcoming with every convenience. Always scrupulously clean and with excellent service from the owners should you need it. The golf is great and the great range of restaurants very tempting! The scenery speaks for itself. All in a great find. Johanna & Roy Lyttle

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house situated close to town centre

  • 5 of 5

Second time we have used this property and it is a beautiful property within 10 minute walk to city centre.The house is very cosy and plenty of seating in lounge and dining area and the features have been kept in this home unlike many other victorian properties and with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms we had adequate roomand time to get ready for hitting the town .Close to the Castle Tavern for great food and beverages a small but friendly pub.We will definately be back to this property and would like to thank graham and margaret for making us very welcome.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Inverness Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Castle Tavern
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Inverness, Loch Ness, Torvean, Castle Stuart
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Inverness Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Chez Roux at the Rocpool Reserve
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Cairngorm Mountains
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Rosemarkie (great for bottlenose dolphins)
Car: not necessary

Bellfield Cottage, 'the cottage in the city', combines the luxury, warmth, charm and seclusion of a country retreat with the convenience of a town-centre location, being just a short walk to the theatre, restaurants, pubs and shops.

Bellfield Park is a two minute walk away and is a lovely place for adults to relax and children to play; with a bandstand, tennis courts, playground and paddling pool. Whin park is a 15 minute walk through the beautiful Ness Islands and has a large adventure playground, boating pond, ducks and even a miniature train for kids.

Inverness is surrounded by many world-class visitor attractions from the battlefield at Culloden to the world-famous Loch Ness. Distilleries and castles are too numerous to mention, but our favourites are the ruined Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness and the Glenmorangie distillery at Tain, Explore the Cairngorms on the funicular railway or enjoy the animals at Kincraig wildlife park.

The real beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the natural environment. You can expect to see a variety of flora and fauna; including birds of prey, wild deer, leaping salmon, dolphins in the Moray Firth and, if you are very lucky, the famous Loch Ness monster.

There are walking trails for all ages and abilities, country sports of hunting, shooting and fishing as well as climbing, golf, sailing and skiing for the more active.

Throw in some of the best fresh food in the UK and some really great local restaurants and your stay will be truly memorable.

Other Activities: Curling, ice skating, bowling, floral hall, dolphin watching, wildlife parks


Rates & Availability

Inverness House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
September/October 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
November/December 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Apr 21 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and laundry $61
Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $243

Payment can be made by credit or debit card, bank transfer, UK cheque or PayPal. PayPal payments will incur a 5% surcharge.

A returnable 'good housekeeping' deposit of £200 is required for each booking. This will be refunded shortly after your stay, provided that nothing is damaged or missing.

Please ensure that you take out adequate cancellation insurance.

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Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , tub , Shower attachment fitted to bath taps
    Shower room - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A large room with views. Extra bed/cot available on request.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , A large room with views. Extra bed/cot available on request.
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Small twin room at the rear of the property.
    Single bedroom - 1 twin/ single , A very small single room but with great views.
  • Two large double bedrooms with beautiful views over Inverness. Cosy twin room at the rear of the property. Small single room with beautiful views over the city. Extra single bed and/or cot available in the double rooms at no extra charge.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Access to the property is by a short but steep path. It is not really suitable for wheel chair users. Sorry.

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