About the property
- Castle21527 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage and Castle near Beauly, Scotland - Peaceful Location Close To River
Erchless Castle is a historic and romantic Scottish Castle situated on a private estate in the fertile land of the Glen of Strathglass near the pretty town of Beauly. The spacious rooms contain many original antiques and bring a real sense of history and splendour to this magnificent building. It is an ideal base for enjoying the stunning local scenery and exploring the riches of Loch Ness, Glen Affric and the surrounding area. Factors Cottage is the end one of three Victorian listed stone cottages in the grounds of Erchless Castle
You will be welcomed with a complementary bottle of wine and tasty shortbread biscuits handmade in the Highlands,
The separate dining room in the cottage is ideal for getting round the table in the evenings and catching up on the day before settling down round a log fire. Watch for deer and red squirrels in the fields and forests or salmon leaping in the river as you enjoy walking through the estate. Whether you wish to play golf, ride, visit the local distillery or explore the area by foot or bike there is an abundance of things to do and see from watching dolphins in the Moray Firth to visiting the historic sites of Culloden, Urqhuart castle and Castle Leod. Spend a day visiting the west coast on the wonderfully scenic railway from Beauly to Kyle of Lochalsh or watch the water thunder down the drop at Plodda Falls a few miles away near the pretty village of Tomich.
The relatively short distance from Inverness airport makes the area very accessible for a short break in the spacious and well equipped cottage or the magnificent historic castle.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Jilly Sinclair-Knipe
The estate is privately owned by the Hon M Robson whose family have owned the estate for over 60 years. Until the 1930's the castle was the seat of Clan Chisholm.
Why Jilly Sinclair-Knipe chose Inverness
This magnificent castle is surrounded by farmland in an area of stunning natural beauty, with the dramatic landscape of the hills beyond, yet it is easily accessible by road rail and air with Inverness being only 40 minutes away by car. Fantastic for getting together with family and friends, relaxing round the fire in cooler months or enjoying the hot tub in summer. The games room and full size snooker table can be a welcome diversion on a wet day, but the extensive grounds are a joy to explore whatever the weather. Comfortable beds, including two four posters, luxurious Toiletries from the Highland Soap Company and thick fluffy bathrobes help to soothe aching muscles after a day on the hill or just visiting local places of interest and ensure a good nights sleep. We can also supply delicious home cooked meals on request for your arrival. - just ask for details. The well appointed cottage, situated opposite the Erchless Burn, is ideal for smaller groups or families wishing to explore the area or watch the local wildlife. Easily accessible to local attractions such as Loch Ness, Glen Affric and the small town of Beauly, it makes a perfect holiday location.
What makes this Castle unique
The castle is comfortable and spacious with a unique sense of history and wonderful views across the glen to the hills. The peace and tranquillity of the surroundings with the gentle lilt of the river in the background make it a paradise for relaxing and seeing local wildlife . including the native red squirrel. For several centuries it was the home of clan Chisholm and still retains many original features.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Erchless Castle was even better than I imagined
The castle was spectacular, steeped in history and appointed with such great furnishings. It's warm and cozy and a true old castle with art and beauty surrounding it. The grounds and the landscape surrounding Erchless is also stunning with walks along the River Glass and bike riding up Strathfarrar. It was a fantastic week topped off with a banquet feast cooked by Alison and Greg! Couldn't have been more special! Thank you!
Thank you -appreciation like this makes all the hard work worthwhile -we think it is a pretty special place
All 16 of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Excellent property with rich history. My only advice....keep the drive way salted BEFORE the guests in a 2wd rental car get stuck! Can't thank Greg and Alison enough for their hospitality and awesome Christmas meal during our stay
Magical location,well appointed and fascinating building which gives you the feel of living like a lord for the stay.The staff who live in the cottages near by are most helpful but never intrusive.Looking to visit again
Special interest holidays: Salmon fishing and stalking in season. We can also arrange group activities such as archery, or mini highland games,.There are many good golf courses nearby. Canoeing on the river can be arranged , a falconry experience or even dog sledding in winter, The cottage is an ideal base for cyclists with the stunning glens of Strathfarrar Glen Cannich and Glen Affric nearby.Enjoy watching the local wildlife onteh banks of the burn. There are regulr visits from red squirrels, badgers, pinemartins and numerous songbirds, Red deer live on the hill and Roedeer are often seen in the Glen. The history of the area as the former home of the Chisholms is interesting and enigmatic. The monument on the other side of the road in memory of the last Chisholms t living in the castle is deeply moving. Visit the distillery at Muir of Ord or enjoy the shores of Loch Ness.Urqhuart Castle on its shores is historic and intriguing and makes a good family day out The well known beautiful Glen Affric is nearby, and Plodda Falls are a must to visit. For the more energetic it is possible to bag three Munros in a day. The scenic railway from Beauly to Kyle of Lochalsh on the west coast is good for a more relaxing but scenic journey. Culloden, Castle Laud,and the Museum of Childhood are all within easy reach. Inverness has all the attractions of a city and it is a delight to discover small restaurants, the castle orwatch the boats on the Caledonian Canal. Coast/Beach: Forty minutes by car to the moray firth for coastal activities and where seals and dolphins are a common sight. Travel: Inverness airport forty minutes by car. Flybe and Easyjet fly to Inverness. Car recommended.Nearest local railway station is Beauly 8 miles away. Distances: Nearest town Beauly approximately eight miles. Glen Affric approximately 8 miles, Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit, approximately 12 miles. Muir of Ord distillery, Strathpfeffer, Castle Leod approx 15 miles. Inverness 45 minutes by car. Further Details: Estate produced meat (beef and lamb) is available and can be pre ordered and put in the fridge for your arrival. Local store and pub at Cannich 8 miles, restaurants shops in Beauly 8 miles. Small hotel with restaurant 1/4 mile easy walking distance.local pub 1/2 mile. Fishing in season often available - enquire for availability Subject to availability, there is an accomplished local piper who will play in the castle grounds by arrangement. Local small plane trips can also be arranged.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Please phone for details - deposit 25%, full payment required six weeks before let Changeover Day: Sunday Notes on prices: Short breaks often available at 75% of weekly price on request out of high season - please e-mail details of request and we will get back to you.