Our tasteful and comfortable apartment for two has everything you need on foot in the city centre - retail, culture, restaurants and entertainment within minutes and yet in a quiet traffic free location. Enjoy easy access to beautiful scenery, river walks and theatre and return to a relaxing, modernised apartment.
The apartment is in Inverness city centre on a recently upgraded traffic free street, called Stephens Brae with parking for guests. (Please note; the (website hidden) Earth satellite street view is not our street).
With large south facing, sunny, double windows, the apartment enjoys a view across the city centre roof tops and church spires to the hills beyond. This cosy and very comfortable apartment has been recently renovated to a high standard and provides everything you need. The accommodation is situated on the first floor in a traditional scottish 'tenement' building and is accessed via a secure communal entrance.
This is the perfect base for 2 people but not really suitable for toddlers or young children. We do however provide a travel cot for a baby.
With easy access to the stunning Highlands of Scotland and yet Cafe's Restaurant's and Shops a minutes walk away, this unique location is a great place to stay and explore Inverness and the Highlands, with bus and train links only a 5 minute walk. Multiple excursions and car hire is available with on street permit parking provided on arrival.
The apartment is a a very short walk away from many restaurants, cafes and shops including Marks and Spencers Food Hall and in the other direction, a great Deli.
The River Ness is a 5 to 10 minute walk away, and is lovely for an evening stroll or to catch a movie or show at Eden Court Theatre and Cinema.
A number of venues offer contemporary and traditional music throughout the week with special concerts organised during the summer months.
Access to the apartment and all amenities are solely for the use of our guests and includes, double bedroom, bathroom and compact but well equipped kitchen opening onto the living/dining area.
Interaction with Guests
We will meet our guests on arrival to provide keys and information about the flat. We live about 1 mile away so we are on hand if required.
We love that the neighourhood is so quiet and yet so close to the everything the city centre has to offer and with easy access to beautiful scenery too!
Free parking is provided with use of a permit outside the property but please do not leave with the permit! There is easy access to bus/trains/excursions and car hire nearby.
Other Things to Note
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will be able to access our 'manual' which provides information about where to eat, visit and other helpful information. It will also be emailed to you nearer the date of your visit. Detailed directions to Brae Apartment will be provided.
There are other apartments in the block, so please be respectful about noise after 10 pm. For security and insurance purposes please double lock the apartment door and ensure windows are shut when out. Strictly non smoking.
Please do not depart with the parking permit!
Alison and John, we were so grateful because knew a beautiful city with a stunning nature and better: we stayed in your apartment, warm, lovely and in a good place. It is in our minds and hearts. John, thanks for your patience with my bad English.
It was great! The apartment was very clean and absolutely marvellous. John was extremely helpful. All thumbs up!
We had a great time at Brae Apartment. It was in a perfect location and we had no trouble getting car parks. Alison was very helpful in contacting John to come and greet us, when my phone connection wasn't working. John was great in showing us around the apartment and the book of things to do in the area was useful to us.
We enjoyed our stay in Inverness. John met us at the apartment and showed us around the place. The apartment was very comfortable and clean. The location is great; close to the city centre and transportation.
Overall a positive stay here, communication was good, was able to arrange check in easily. The location is very central and close to/easily walkable to the train station and downtown. The building is older and bit dark and drab but felt safe enough. The apartment is simple and no-frills but comfortable, clean, light, and remarkably quiet -- no noise from other tenants. Serviceable kitchen area, very comfortable mattress, I enjoyed the radiant heating set up and being able to look out the windows across the neighboring rooftops in the evening. Reliable wifi connection.
Only real negative experience was with parking -- St. Stephens Brae itself (right outside the building) is a narrow, one-way, dead end lane that goes right up to Eastgate Mall and M&S. There's probably room for 6-7 (small) cars of on-street parking. It's very convenient in terms of walking, but I found that during the day non-residents would park on St. Stephens and fill up the spots while they darted into the mall or grocery to run errands. There didn't seem to be much parking enforcement. That crowd seemed to taper off in the evening after 6-7 pm, but I had one experience (albeit on a Saturday) where the closest street parking spot at 4pm I could find after a day of sightseeing was about 5 blocks away, and I had to then go back out and move the car that night down to St. Stephens once cars had thinned out. Obviously a non-issue for people that don't have a car, and not a reflection on Alison's unit per se, just a heads up.
Thank you Matt. We are grateful for your positive feedback about our apartment and that you found it quiet. As explained in our advert, the apartment block is a traditional building and is typical of the style of tenements in Scotland. There are internal lights which come on automatically on the stairs at night and yes it is very safe. I would not describe the street as a dead end as such, rather the street turns into a pleasant pedestrian walk way down into the centre of town! You are the first person to comment on problems with parking in two years. We are sorry you experienced parking problems but it is so close to the town it is a prime spot but we will certainly keep an eye on this and contact the council.
We recently enjoyed a delightful visit to Inverness from the comfort of Brae Apartment. The location of the apartment could not be better for access to the main part of town - it was literally at the bottom of the street - so the Eastgate shopping centre, Inverness main street and the river & walks were all at the door. We were met at the flat by Morag, who explained all the features of the apartment which are designed to help you have a happy holiday. There were many helpful hints about local eateries etc., left by our host Alison - which really made us feel at home. This was our first airbnb experience - what a great way to start! Louise
The flat is in a great, central location, very close to the train station. It was a very comfortable stay, and Alison provides a comprehensive guide for guests with everything from dining to tour suggestions.
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We are new to hosting since May 2013 and I will deal with your booking. My husband John will meet you when you arrive and will not be far away if you need any help or advice. We have stayed in many holiday apartments and houses over the years and we are therefore very keen to ensure that what you see is what you get, because we think that is very important. We are happy to answer any questions and we look forward to welcoming you to Inverness!