About the property
- House1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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.
If Bellfield Cottage is already booked, please see our other property at: http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1091419
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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.
Owner purchased this House in 2006
Why Owner chose Inverness
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 http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1091419) 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.
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A wonderful week in inverness
Our extended family group (5 adults, 1 child age 5, 1 baby age 4 months) had the most wonderfully relaxing week in Inverness at Bellfield Cottage. We had everything we needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay: fully equipped kitchen with Aga, washer/dryer, comfortable beds and linens, outdoor seating, beautiful views, and a wonderfully central location. Walking distance to the center of town, shopping, restaurants, beautiful walks along the River Ness, this vacation cottage has it all! We used our rental car to see Urquhart Castle, Glen Afric, the Clava Cairns, Cowdor Castle, Ben Wyvis, Loch an Eilein etc., but there was also plenty to enjoy within a mile's walk including two wonderful parks/playgrounds, Bellfield Park and Whin Park (big hits with my 5 year old). We were traveling from New York City, and this vacation cured us from all the stresses of big city life. Margaret was extremely helpful, suggesting several great places to visit in town, and was able to accommodate our slightly early arrival on the red-eye. This was our first trip to Scotland, and my children's first trip over-seas. We couldn't have enjoyed it more!
Words Cannot Suffice
I have traveled quite a lot, and stayed in some incredible places, but 1 Bellfield eclipses them all. During the month we stayed in Scotland, this place was our home in every meaning of the word. Margaret was a kind, gracious hostess who truly became family; she gave us tips on events and tours, provided every possible amenity we could need (our first night we realized that we had forgotten our electric converters, and she was over in ten minutes with one she had bought for us!), and shared anecdotes and stories with us. I cannot recommend 1 Bellfield enough; please visit!
Adorable and functional house a short walk from downtown, bike paths, parks, and anything else you'd want to see or do in Inverness. We were staying with two young children, and the house and location were perfect for a family trip. Margaret was lovely and helpful during our stay. We'd definitely stay here again. Can't recommend it enough!
Lovely property, great view, easy walk to town
We just had a lovely weekend stay in the home, with several great walks around Inverness. Margaret was a fantastic hostess, and could not have made our stay more pleasant. The home was perfect to settle straight into, and again the essential basics - milk, snacks etc all ready for us. Children had a great time and made use of the stock of DVD's in the evening. Would thoroughly recommend and would be happy to come back.
Our home in Inverness
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.
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.
Une Maison plein de charme parfaitement situé
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.