The Accommodation at Netherwood House
Large Self Catering House in the Highlands
Our guests love the location with its close proximity to wonderful scenery and a variety of outdoor activities.
Many of our guests comment on the property’s cosy, ‘home-from-home’ feel as well as the very well-equipped kitchen and facilities. The Aga is not just a lovely focal point, but is great for cooking and baking, as well as for emitting a lovely warmth…
Our guests stay lovely and warm all year round; with full central heating throughout and electricity and oil central heating included.
Guests will enjoy a comfortable night, with all beds fitted with modern, comfortable mattresses and all linen and towels provided (no cot linen).
Our guests can stay connected with Sky broadband, as well as enjoy Sky television with Q box.
For local amenities, shops and restaurants are just 0.25 mile away.
FEATURES & FACILITIES
4 Double/Twin Rooms
4 Bed Bunk Room
Linen and towels provided (no cot linen)
Full central heating throughout
Electricity and oil central heating included in rent
Sky broadband & Sky television with Q box
High chair and cot
Garden furniture, swing and barbecue
Ample, secure parking.
The Ground Floor
Enter through the Sun entrance porch with outdoor gear & clothing storage area.
You’ll find a large sitting room with open fire as well as large dining room with seating for up to 12.
The modern stylish kitchen is well equipped with electric hob, dishwasher, microwave/combi oven, large fridge and separate freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and an Aga with three ovens plus warming oven, 2 cooking plates and one warming plate. There is a useful drying pulley above the Aga.
On the ground floor is also an extra bedroom which can be made up into a single, twin or double bed.
Lastly, there is a large shower room with wash hand basin and WC.
Upstairs you’ll find 2 King-size bed rooms with bright views to Creag Dhubh (used for the Highland Games Hill Run).
There is also a twin bedroom with views to wooded rear garden where roe deer have been spotted and photographed.
Then there is a family room with four adult bunk beds and a view to the path up into the wooded garden.
Finishing off the bedrooms is a single room with child’s bed and cot with bright views to the great outdoors.
Lastly, there is a modern, stylish bathroom with a wash hand basin, bath and separate shower, and a separate WC.
Outside & Parking
Step outside the house and to your left is the garden furniture – a table with 8 chairs surrounding (the cushions are in the porch). Between the furniture and road, our gardener has been developing an area of wild flowers.
It’s a delight to enjoy breakfast, a bite of lunch, a sumptuous evening dinner during the long summer nights or even just a morning coffee or mid-afternoon cuppa. You’ll very probably find yourself conversing with people walking up to and back from Glen Banchor.
You may even be called upon, by intrepid ‘Wildcat model’ seekers (recognised by a Wildcat Trail Brochure tucked under their arm), to help them in their search to find all the Wildcats dotted around the village. Our one, ‘Alphie’, is easy to find – it’s located on the porch roof and you can spot it on our website photos too. And you can inform these seekers, that there’s at least two more ‘wildcats’ to be found further up the road! Check out the centre (https://wildcatcentre.org/) on Main Street.
Round to the left of the house, you’ll find both the log storage and the swing. NB – the lighter the weight of a log, the drier it is – and the better burner! So try them for weight. You will find a basket of logs, gratis, in the front room. We ask for a donation for each subsequent basket.
There is a moveable bbq in the porch and some folk still make use of the permanent one under the tree canopy. Please make sure the bbq and utensils are properly clean for our next guests.
On the left hand side of the gable end facing you when you drive in, you’ll enjoy, when in bloom, the beautiful purple-violet flowers of the ‘Veilchenblau Rosa’. On the right is an Iceberg Rose and in between, a plum tree. Please feel free to pick some ripe plums and any other ripe fruit from the various bushes and plants around the garden.
To the rear of Netherwood, the newly erected steps (with wooden uprights, fronts and bark underfoot) lead you up to the top of the wild and sloped back garden. The view from the back fence looks north towards some of the Monadhliath mountains – some of the hills you may climb when you’re staying at Netherwood.
The driveway itself provides ample and secure parking for six cars (even 7 at a push!). Remember to leave space close to the ‘Veilchenblau Rosa’, so that any electric/hybrid vehicles can be charged using our EVCP.