Dingwall, an ideal location for visiting a vast area of the Scottish Highlands magnificent scenery. Loch Ness, Castles, Ancient ruins, Scotch whisky distillery's and many more places of great interest.
My response time IS normally within an hour.!
'Lived In' other side of living room. (It will be tidier for your arrival). Bedroom Photos yet to be taken!
Due to the number of guests telling me that if they had realised how convenient my location is for visiting such a large area of the Scottish Highlands they would have liked to stay for longer than one or two nights so I am offering a 'SPECIAL OFFER' for COUPLES ONLY.
If you would like to book for THREE or more consecutive nights I will make you a 'Special Offer' of £15.00 per person per night. Please mention this offer when you make your ***FIRST INQUIRY*** and I will action it via the special offer facility available for hosts on this site. Do NOT make any payments YET!.....until I have actually made the offer at the amended 'offer price' for the number of nights you require.
THIS ALWAYS INCLUDES A FULL SCOTTISH BREAKFAST IF YOU STAY ONE OR MANY NIGHTS.
Since writing this special offer I have discovered that it is ***VERY IMPORTANT*** for guests to contact ME first to allow me to use the 'Special Offer' facility as it does not seem to be available if a guest has given payment to Airbnb and NOT made an INQUIRY to me first.
Self-catering evening meal.? you buy and cook your own food, modern kitchen, and equipment. This can be arranged by having a chat or emailing for details. Shops and Restaurants/Pub Meals/Ethnic Restaurants/Takeaways all convenient to my home (5 Minutes drive or home delivery for Takeaways).
Your stay can be as formal or informal as you like. Consumption of alcohol permitted and tea or coffee available at all times.
You are welcome to relax with me in my comfy living room for informal chats and discuss any plans you have about what you would like to do and see while here.
I can assist you in any way that is possible as I know the Scottish Highlands and Islands very well indeed.
If travel from Inverness Airport, Inverness Rail Station or Bus Station is a problem I can arrange to have you picked up (NOT by fare charging Taxi) only a contribution to the fuel cost for airport, or Inverness pick up. If you arrive in Dingwall by train or bus I can pick you at the station or bus stop.
Interaction with Guests
Your stay can be as informal as you like. I enjoy chatting with my guests and discussing with them about their days activities. Help/advise you plan routes and what to see and do. I enjoy being as much help as possible to make your visit an especially enjoyable and memorable one.
Dingwall is not far from Inverness. It is a small town, but it does have Tesco and Lidl supermarkets, a few of the usual High Street shops, two Hotels and several pubs that provide Restaurant and Bar Meals.
There are Indian and Chinese Restaurants/ Takeaway and Cafe/Tearooms as well.( Elisa's review in May2014 says there is only ONE Chinese Restaurant/Takeaway in Dingwall.. This is NOT A TRUE FACT there are two and are opposite each other!! plus an Italian Fish & Chip shop almost next door to one of them. There is also a Thai cafe/restaurant in the town centre.
A few minutes drive from my house there is a Co-op mini supermarket and another Fish&Chips shop.
Please do not feel that you will be isolated as in Elisa's review as Dingwall is in no way an isolated town !!.
.. Dingwall is serviced by a frequent and reliable bus and train service from and to Inverness which is the hub station for travelling to and from Inverness Airport, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen city centres also many parts of the Highlands.
Inverness airport is a 40 minute drive from my house.
Other Things to Note
Free Parking! Two cars can park side by side in my driveway and I have a secure area for cyclists to park their bicycles.
I have NEVER had to cancel anyone's booking.
If you find your booking cancelled without an explanation from ME via Airbnb, contact Airbnb as your room WILL be available for you.
My listing was 'hacked' last year and Airbnb Trust & Safety deactivated it and cancelled my remaining confirmed bookings. At no time was any money paid at risk. It was several weeks before my listing was active again and back to normal, but the cancelled bookings were not re-activated.
Please do not let this information alarm you in any way as is intended to help you if you see your booking is cancelled without any supporting explanation from myself.
Please leave the kitchen clean and tidy after use. Consumption of alcohol is permitted anywhere you choose to have it.
No smoking in the bedroom.
Ian was incredibly warm and welcoming. We had a lovely time getting to know him and Dingwall was a lovely town to stay in. We will definitely be back again!
Ian gave us a warm welcome with tea and biscuits. He also gave us good tips about where to visit Loch Ness and other attractions. The room was clean. Unfortunately the flat has a very strong smells of smoke so that we cannot recommend the place for nonsmokers.
I had a great stay at Ian's. Unfortunately I came down with a cold just before arriving and I was stuck in the house the entire stay. I couldn't have picked a better place to stay under those circumstances. Ian took great care of me and made sure I had everything I needed. He even made me soup and provided cold medications. And his breakfast is stellar. Truly a great guy. On my next trip to highlands I will definitely be staying with Ian.
Ian is a very very nice and friendly person. He was so patient even though we arrived very late at the first night. He was so detail-minded that he would ask for your preference about the breakfast and time preferred. The most important thing was Ian was absolutely a good trip advisor for plans of highland driving! He gave us the best advice about the route of visiting Scotland. My bf and me enjoyed it a lot.
About the room - the room is tidy and nice with very big windows. Every morning we could see the opposite side from the room. The view was amazing as well.
Will definitely come back next time! :)
Ian made me feel very welcome and cooks the meanest Scottish breakfast I have ever tasted! Thanks for a great stay, hope to revisit some time soon.
Our stay at Ian's was great!! They are lovely people that make you feel at home. They are really really kind. The breakfast prepared by Ian is fabulous!! The room is big, clean and the bed so confortable. Ian gave us directions to visit the most beautiful places in the highlands. Was amazing!! We really recommend everyone to stay at Ian home, we will came back for sure.
UnserAufenthalt bei Ian war wunderbar. Wir wurden warmherzig mit Tee und Keksen empfangen und erhielten nach einer ruhigen Nacht ein excellentes englisches Frühstück nach unseren Wünschen. Ian gab uns viele Tipps für die Fahrt und zeigte sich in allen Dingen hilfsbereit.
Aufmerksamkeiten wie Adapter, Tisch und Stühle im Zimmer taten ein weiteres. Schöne Aussicht auf die Bucht.
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I am a very easygoing and laid back person. I have a good sense of humour and am a very homely person. Born and bred in the Isle of Skye Western Isles, Scotland.
I have travelled the world extensively and am now retired. I love meeting people and make friends easily.
I am a member of another two reputable Travel Hosting Clubs and have hosted many guests from many countries with excellent reviews. I speak English and Native Scottish Gaelic and no other languages.
I love 'My Scottish Highlands' and enjoy helping tourists/visitors enjoy their
visit as much as possible in any way that I can.
A point to remember is that I am a smoker but due consideration will be shown to non-smokers and I do not smoke in their presence.
Please read all the reviews and you will discover that my home is in an excellent location and convenient for so many different parts of 'The Scottish Highlands' and a 'Real Highland Welcome' awaits you.
An appreciated comment from many guests to me is that they wish that they had realised before booking a short stay just how convenient my place is for visiting such a vast area of The Scottish Highlands.