A woodland base for walking, cycling and touring Inverness and the Highlands.
Inverness: 6 miles
Loch Ness: 6 miles
Beauly: 3 miles
Satchwell is a timber chalet surrounded by woodland secluded on the slopes of Reelig Estate which is above the Beauly Firth only 6 miles from Inverness. All around are a rich variety of trees, an abundance of plants, lots of wildlife (including red squirrels) and managed and natural regeneration. There are many tracks and paths to explore and also a small road which goes up over the moors that is a shortcut to Loch Ness only 6 miles away. The panoramic view, top, of the Beauly Firth to Ben Wyvis is what you see if you walk a few hundred yards up the road from Satchwell.
Reelig Glen, literally only a couple of hundred yards away, has woodland walks, some easy, some tougher, through the sheltered forested slopes of the Moniack Burn where you can see some of the tallest Douglas Firs in Britain along the Tall Trees Walk.
Daniel (a tree surgeon) and Sarah (a farrier) Fraser have redecorated and renovated Satchwell to make it a comfortable holiday home for up to four. The Frasers have lived at Reelig for 500 years. This is a family-run estate and there is a sense of timeless continuity about the place.
The cottage has car parking, an outdoor picnic table and is surrounded by wild plants. Nearby is an estate cottage but it doesn't overlook Satchwell. There is an abundance of birdsong in amongst the trees, and if you get up early enough you can see deer grazing under the trees just outside the kitchen window.
Above left and right;
Living room with dining and sitting areas. The table seats up to 4. The windows look over a quiet estate drive to where Daniel has cut a view through the trees to farmland beyond. Television with freeview and DVD player.
Bathroom with bath, shower and shower-curtain over, basin and wc.
The entrance door (700mm wide and three steps up) is through the kitchen, which is open plan with the living room, with a cupboard between.
The kitchen is fully equipped with:
- Oven and hob
- Microwave oven
- Washing machine
- Pots pans and cutlery
Heating is by electricity, included in the rental price.
2013 bookings... If booked before 01.01.2013
pay 2012 prices
|2012||Sleeps 4 comfortably|
|Dates||price in £
3 night break
|23 Mar to 30 Mar||325||195||45|
|30 Mar to 13 Apr||365||220||52|
|13 Apr to 18 May||325||195||45|
|18 May to 8 Jun||405||245||58|
|8 Jun to 6 Jul||365||220||52|
|6 Jul to 7 Sep||510||305||75|
|7 Sep to 12 Oct||365||220||52|
|12 Oct to 2 Nov||405||245||58|
Terms and conditions:
Discount: more than one week: £30 discount for 2nd and subsequent weeks
The usual weekly letting period is Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am.
Short breaks normally from 4pm arrival day to 10am departure day
Deposit of £100 per week is required on booking, the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Christmas and New Year: 50% deposit, balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
£40 refundable breakages deposit is required.
Dogs, at the Frasers' discretion, may be allowed at £10 per week.
Prices include electricity, linen and towels.
To enquire or to book:
Sarah and Daniel Fraser
Reelig Estate Office
Invernessshire IV5 7PP
Tel: 01463 831030
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1463 831030
Please tell Sarah and Dan you found Satchwell through About Scotland!