3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Bungalow Surrounded By Scenic Walks And Lofty Munros
Mike & Ros @ The Beeches
About Mike & Ros @ The Beeches
We both grew up in Scotland, Ros in Aberdeen while I started off in Dundee then spending my teens in the eastern Highlands. After I'd moved to Aberdeen, Mum's career took her to this more southerly area of the Highlands. While she worked here and after she retired, we visited frequently, as much to enjoy the peace and quiet as to have a family catch-up,
Mike & Ros @ The Beeches purchased this Bungalow in 2013
Why Mike & Ros @ The Beeches chose Invergarry
So, when Mum decided that she needed something smaller, we settled on holiday lets as the ideal way to keep our connection with the village and share it with other visitors who have enjoyed the area as much as us. While we've visited many far-flung corners of the globe, there's nothing like the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands or the welcoming hospitality to be found here. Yes it rains, a lot, but the ever-changing moods of the glens and mountain-sides, not to mention good waterproofs, make it so worthwhile.
What makes this Bungalow unique
For 28 years now, we've watched the birds and squirrels feed on the rowan tree by the front window, hiked up to Loch Lundie behind the house through all all kinds of weather and enjoyed a warm welcome in the village and hotel. Hidden from the road and perched up high, the house is a tranquil oasis with views across he glen. You can spend the day sight-seeing, bagging Munro's or ambling around the glen. Whichever takes your fancy, you can look back on it as you sit in front of a roaring fire or in the group-friendly kitchen-dining room.
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Great location for everything in the Highlands
It is centrally located to most of what you want to do in the Highlands. Easily accessible to Skye, Loch Ness and Inverness. We especially liked the owner's alternative way to get to Inverness and beyond as the A82 is laden with slow trucks and caravans. The route up the East side of Loch Ness is not for the timid as it has a lot of "1-track" road but it is way faster and much more pleasant and scenic than sitting behind a truck or caravan doing 40 or less mph on the A-82.
A "binder" or folder about house rules would be helpful. For example, we are not familiar with how recycling is done in Scotland. Apparently, you don't put glass in the bin and are supposed to take it to a station near the post office. The owner was very responsive when we asked about it, but an info sheet would have been helpful as we try to be responsible guests.
A very enjoyable stay in the Highlands
The Beeches at Invergarry is a clean and deceivingly spacious property, full of everything you need and then some!
I have already reccomended The Beeches to my friends and family.
Thanks Mike & Ros.
Arrived with my elderly parents and an aunt who was visiting from Australia.Inside of cottage was everything and more that we needed.Located in a perfect spot for driving around and we enjoyed the scenery immensely.
Perfect Location for Hillwalking Weekend
The Beeches is a lovely homely cottage located in the most perfect spot for any hillwalking trip.
The cottage itself is clean, well kept and nicely furnished with everything you could want and need, and the communication from the owners was brilliant. Definitely looking to come back again.
Perfect home from home in ideal location and setting
Everything you need, great location for exploring all areas of highlands and to be surrounded by peaceful woodland.
This is the perfect place to explore the Highlands
This is the second time I’ve stayed in the cottage and it is a great location to stay to explore different areas. The house is very comfortable and very well kept. You feel right at home staying here. Mike and Ros respond very quickly to any questions and have lots of ideas and information. They are very good hosts.
It's lovely to have you back - thank you for coming again from so far away. We're delighted that everything lived up to your last stay - one our favourite things about Invergarry is that there is so much you can get to so easily.
The most important thing for us though, is that you feel at home.
Invergarry is where the roads to the Western Isles, the Highlands and Lochaber's adventure centres meet. It's a quiet, friendly spot that was once the seat of the MacDonnell clan, the partially ruined Invergarry castle are an impressive sight, and the village formed part of a great estate. The nearby Glengarry Castle Hotel was once the centre of society sitting at the end of its own railway line to Fort Augustus. The Heritage Centre at the Glengarry Community Hall directly across the road from The Beeches has a wealth of information on the local history.
The village prospered as the Great Glen saw the development of the Caledonian Canal and the locks that make up the waterway are a fascinating attraction as boats of all kinds make their way up and down at Fort Augustus and Neptune's Staircase at Banavie near Fort William.
Their is a wide range of tracks and trails around the village, some that make for a pleasant amble, to others that offer a real challenge to the seasoned hill-walker. Of the 284 Munros in Scotland, more than 50 are within an hour's drive of Invergarry.
Taking in such breathtaking scenery, whether on foot or by car is great for the appetite. It is no wonder then, that the Great Glen boasts a mouth-watering array of eateries and producers of fine food. Invergarry has its two hotel restaurants, Fort Augustus has half a dozen hotels, pubs and cafes great for dining out and there are many shops with a range of fine local produce.
Only an hour's drive north-east is the city of Inverness, with its castle, ancient streets and busy shopping centres. Twenty-five miles to the south-west lies Fort William and beyond, the majesty of Glencoe. Drive west out of the village and marvel at the rugged beauty of the mountains as you pass Eilean Donan Castle on the road to Skye.
Almost any road or track will take bring you to a loch or a river, many offering the opportunity to go freshwater fishing (most hoever, do require a permit). Equally, wildlife abounds in the area, and you won't go far without coming across some of the bird-life, deer and red squirrels who live nearby.
So whether you need a base for exploring and adventure or a tranquil spot to recharge your batteries, Invergarry has just what you need.