Self-Catering situated at the start of the NC500, 14 miles north west of Inverness.
'I was really impressed with Highfield House. It's a beautiful historic property, full of character, which has been tastefully decorated and modernised, with a sustainable ethos in mind. The location is ideal for exploring the Black Isle or stopping off on The North Coast 500. The property has rural views yet is just a short distance from all the amenities of Muir of Ord. Highfield House is spacious, bright, quiet and spotlessly clean. I can highly recommend! Also, Neil, the host, is really friendly and welcoming'.
Located just north of Inverness at the start of the NC500. This character house is very well situated in the countryside, for a highland getaway. Guests can bring one well- behaved dog and have their own garden to use, with an enclosure.
This quirky property has lots of character, with a lobby, large open plan dining area, games room, a well-proportioned and equipped kitchen, two double bedrooms, and a cosy bunk bed room that doubles as a work space. The family bathroom boasts a walk-in shower and luxurious stand-alone bath. A second shower room and WC is located downstairs.
Guests can entertain themselves in the games room which offers a large TV, seating area with sofa bed, table football and a selection of board games.
Within the large south-facing garden there is a picnic area with deckchairs and a secure enclosure for children and dogs. Off-road parking accommodates up to 3 cars.
The host lives at the property in a self-contained flat with its own entrance.
Muir of Ord is approximately half a mile away. It has a station, small supermarket, bakery, two pubs, a petrol station, library and several cafes. There is a large Tesco in Dingwall and a medium sized Co-Op in Beauly (both 10 minutes drive away). A bus route between Dingwall and Inverness passes the house and from Muir of Ord Station guests can travel to the Highland capital of Inverness or to the stunning west coast of Scotland.
Guests can bring one well-behaved dog however they must stay downstairs and not be left unattended in the property. When in the garden, please make sure they are on a lead or within the enclosure as there are farm animals in the adjacent fields.
At Highfield House we encourage an eco-friendly approach. The property is heated through an air sourced heat pump which keeps it cosy throughout the Scottish winters. The hot water is also heated using the heat pump.
We have a heat composting bin in the garden for all food waste. This produces compost much quicker than a standard compost bin. You can put any food waste in here and a food caddy is provided in the kitchen. We encourage guests to recycle using the bins provided.
We use environmentally friendly products for many cleaning and washing activities.
Buying locally produced food and drink is also something we encourage (plus it’s very tasty!), please speak to your host for recommendations. Guests will receive a welcome basket with a selection of locally sourced items.
The property has wireless internet with speeds ranging between 11-14 mb. There is a Toshiba 32 inch smart tv downstairs and Panasonic Viera 42 inch tv upstairs with Amazon Fire Stick. In the kitchen there is an Amazon Echo with music subscription.