Large kitchen with oil fired aga, hob, double oven, american style fridge/freezer, table and chairs for 10
Excellent house fitted to highest standard. Can sleep from 2 to 10 + 2 people with 3 double bedrooms, a twin bedroom, bunk beds in a separate bedroom and 2 sofa beda for extra guests. Set in 1 acre of amenable garden in a country area. Great views across the Strathconon valley. Central location & easy access to Inverness and the west coast.
Coul Beag is ideally situated in the Highlands. It is centrally positioned with excellent roads to the spectacular west coast, and also to the east, the picturesque Black Isle, Moray and north-east coasts. The Highland capital of Inverness is a 25-minute drive away and has excellent riverside restaurants, shopping, leisure pools, cinemas and theatre.
The house has a pleasant south-facing aspect and is situated in an acre of garden on the outskirts of the village of Contin. It has lovely views across the Strathconon valley to the hills beyond. It has plenty of social space for large groups, and the garden, with its garden furniture, large summerhouse, free standing barbeque and surrounding woods, is an ideal place in which to relax. There are excellent walks from the doorstep and nearby including one through the forest to Strathpeffer and one to Rogie Falls and mountain bike trails including the world-famous "Strathpuffer".
The spa village of Strathpeffer has a beautiful golf course, coffee shops, restaurant and an excellent bike shop. For the more adventurous, mountains such as An Teallach, the Torridons and Fannichs are a short drive away.
Ospreys and red kites can be seen in the area, and fishing for salmon on the Conon or trout at the Tarvie Lochs are other activities local to Contin.
This is an all-round great family house that is highly recommended.
Easy day trips from here include:
The Black Isle
Fortrose Dolphin Viewing Poin
Linen for the beds, one bath towel and one hand towel per person are provided. The beds will be made up for your arrival.
There is a telephone in the house and an honesty pot to pay for calls. There is also wireless broadband internet available. Mobile phone reception is generally good.
Smoking in the house is not allowed. If smoking in the gardens, please dispose of cigarette ends in the bin.
Three-day staying in the house mostly in the evening brought us a memorable experience. Everything was perfectly cleaned and well prepared when we entered the property. The cabin in the back yard is really nice for dining and chatting. Laura and Gordon are very kind and friendly couple and we really appreciate their hosting.
The only weakness is the location of the house wasn't that easy to find. It costs us 1 hour to look for.
Had great time. House lovely comfortable venue for our family get together. Super big table for meals, and well equipped kitchen to prepare them in. Thanks again.
The view from Coul Beag is amazing. It's a wonderful home and stocked full of everything one could need. By far our kids favorite location yet with a big yard they enjoyed exploring. Everything about the home is well thought out and clean. The owners were attentive and helpful and we recommend both the home and them wholeheartedly.
The house is as nice as shown in the pictures. Our host Laura welcomed us, gave us all information we needed. Everything was perfect for a great time in the highlands. The children had a lot of fun playing in the garden and jumping on the trampolin. The coul beag offers all the things you need in an holiday house.
We could not have been more pleased with our stay at Coul Baeg. Laura and Gordon are so accommodating, helpful and available to you should you need anything. We stayed for our wedding and were blown away by the amazing house full of any and all amenities that you'll need, and the stunning views and huge backyard for entertaining. All of those who stayed with us were in awe of their experience here. We hope to come back here many times in the future. You will not be disappointed and this home is a must-stay!!
" This rental is one of the best rentals my family has stayed in throughout our travels. The combination of the home itself and its warm and helpful owners puts you at ease in the beautiful hills of Scotland. The home has a foundation of stone, with the same architecture by code as other older Scottish Highland homes, yet the inside is rebuilt with state of the art resources for travelers. Laura and Gordon are so helpful with any questions we had, including good hiking destinations, how to use the appliances, and even going so far as to have fresh flowers and food for our next-day breakfast awaiting us. The home is redone with beautiful tile and modern appliances in the kitchen and bathrooms, an old-fashioned wood stove and gorgeous large Scottish wood table in the kitchen, and of course all of the amenities such as washer and dryer that make life easier. There are five good-sized bedrooms with quality linens and three bathrooms, giving groups of people the kind of privacy that makes for a nice sharing of a home. There is so much to do in the area that a week's stay barely scratches the surface, but we would return here in a heartbeat. Our thanks to the Christies for their unusual commitment to their renters."
We were delighted with house and hosts. Couldn't have been better. Lovely warm comfortable home with superb views. Would thoroughly recommend.