The Dower House is a B listed country house in a peaceful setting close to Muir of Ord on the edge of the Black Isle. The property is of charming Cottage Orné architectural design, its whimsical appearance enhanced by stunning …
The Dower House is a B listed country house in a peaceful setting close to Muir of Ord on the edge of the Black Isle. The property is of charming Cottage Orné architectural design, its whimsical appearance enhanced by stunning landscaped grounds.
Muir of Ord has a good range of facilities including a small supermarket, butcher, doctor’s surgery and primary school while secondary schooling is available in Dingwall. Inverness has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and Europe. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and varied with rolling farmland set against a backdrop of majestic Ben Wyvis. The west coast, famous for its stunning coastline and sandy beaches, is under an hour’s drive away, while the unspoilt countryside offers many opportunities for rural sport and recreation.
Formerly an award winning boutique hotel, The Dower House retains the layout of a family home with generous and exceptionally comfortable accommodation, the well-proportioned rooms are configured in such a way that the feel of the house is intimate and a zoned heating system allows separate areas to be shut off when not in use.
The house has a beautiful interior designed to complement the many sensitively restored traditional features including vaulted ceilings, cornicing, original astragal windows with working shutters, carved fascia boards and decorative finials. The single storey accommodation in the main house has delightful views over the gardens from all sides, while the dining room has doors opening to sheltered terraces.
The self-contained apartment, which is of a similarly high standard to the main house, is currently a successful holiday let but offers the potential for use as supplementary accommodation or as a residential let.
The current owners offer seasonal B&B at The Dower House with 3 letting bedrooms let through their own website www.thedowerhouse.co.uk and Booking.com. The apartment is offered on a self-catering basis through AirBnB.