Our accommodation on last week's holiday was here at The Sea Lodge, approximately 5 miles out of Inverness. Situated right on the shores of the Beauly Firth, close to the village of Charlestown and North Kessock just 3 miles up the road.
It was a truly beautiful location and the view in the large photo is literally the view saw when we opened the bedroom curtains every morning. There are 3 bedrooms with 1 double and 2 twin rooms each with en suite on one floor. A roomy conservatory which which loved to sit in and admire the many different views according to the weather. There is a utility room with washer and dryer and a dishwasher in the kitchen. It just had everything we needed including the space for the five of us as a family to spread out if we needed to and have some privacy.
This was the first cottage we viewed online and just booked it straight away and so glad we did as it was perfect. It is attached to another property called the Anchor and Chain which used to be a restaurant and has now been transformed into another cottage which accommodates up to ten people. There wasn't anyone in here for the week we had booked so not sure how that has an effect regarding any noise as there is just a dividing door in between the properties. people were just coming into that property as we were leaving and for the short time we were all there together we didn't seem to notice any problems.
The lovely Nikita (ha ya singing the song aren't you?) lives nearby and she looks after the property if you have any problems. We only had a bit of a problem when the heating went off and we had to have a top up of oil but it was sorted straight away and she even was as kind as to give my boys an Easter egg for the inconvenience. Such a lovely lady and only too happy to make sure you have a good stay so this place obviously means a lot to the owners. It does feel at first like you are travelling off the beaten track and in the middle of nowhere but it is the case regarding any property in this area unless you stay in the city itself. If you have transport you can get around quite easily.
The city of Inverness has everything you need. Great shops in the town, lovely places to eat. There is a huge Tesco nearby to this property on a busy retail park. For small items North Kessock has a convenience store so you you are never far from bread and milk. You can travel out of town to Loch Ness, the battlefield of Culloden, Fort George, Nairn is a lovely town complete with beach and travel the coast around the Black Isle for more outstanding scenery. I love Inverness and feel at home as soon as I arrive, my sister lives here with our extended family and I just love to get up and visit when I can. It draws you back, almost infectious as there is so much to do.
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I can definitely recommend this and if you have a big party you can rent the two properties together (Sea Lodge and Anchor and Chain) which will accommodate up to 16 people. Wherever you go you will have a great time in Inverness and surrounding areas, so welcoming, you too will not want to leave.
Thanks for reading and I will catch you for a verse for Thursday tomorrow.
Take care for now.......
What to Buy Wednesday
From January 2018 I've decided to shake Wednesdays up and review products that I have purchased so we go from random thoughts to important retail therapy for the new year.