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Jilly Sinclair-Knipe

Member since: 2012
Speaks english

Historic Castle and Cottage On Private Estate - Erchless Castle

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Beauly holiday castle

Cottage and Castle near Beauly, Scotland - Peaceful Location Close To River

1 Erchless Cottages, known as the Factors Cottage, is situated on a private estate in the fertile land of the Glen of Strathglass near the pretty town of Beauly. The spacious rooms have been tastefully furnished and the cottage, which is part of the original steading, is an ideal base for enjoying the stunning local scenery and exploring the riches of Loch Ness, Glen Affric and the surrounding area. Factors Cottage is the end one of three Victorian listed stone cottages in the grounds of Erchless Castle

You will be welcomed with a complementary bottle of wine and tasty shortbread biscuits handmade in the Highlands, The separate dining room is ideal for getting round the table in the evenings and catching up on the day before settling down round a log fire. Watch for deer and red squirrels in the fields and forests or salmon leaping in the river as you enjoy walking through the estate. Whether you wish to play golf, ride, visit the local distillery or explore the area by foot or bike there is an abundance of things to do and see from watching dolphins in the Moray Firth to visiting the historic sites of Culloden, Urqhuart castle and Castle Leod. Spend a day visiting the west coast on the wonderfully scenic railway from Beauly to Kyle of Lochalsh or watch the water thunder down the drop at Plodda Falls a few miles away near the pretty village of Tomich.

The relatively short distance from Inverness airport makes the area very accessible for a short break in the spacious and well equipped cottage or the magnificent historic castle.

More Details

Details for Erchless Castle 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, 2 Bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms

Ground floor - Entrance; porch; hallway; drying room, with additional fridge; boiler room; games room, with full size snooker table and table football table and TV with DVD player; w.c, with w.c only; stairs to floor above.

First floor - Stairs; breakfast room, with table that seats 8 people, with fax machine; kitchen, with table that can seat 6 people; main hall with impressive stairs to floor above; dining room, with table that seats up to 16people, whilst an additional section can be added for up to 18 people, with open fire; stairs to triple room only; drawing room, with open fire, upright piano and FreeSat TV; double bedroom, with double bed; twin bedroom, with two single beds; shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

Second floor - Stairs; double bedroom, with four poster double bed; bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; double bedroom, with four poster double bed; twin bedroom, with two single beds; w.c, with w.c and wash basin

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jilly Sinclair-Knipe (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks english

About Jilly Sinclair-Knipe

The estate is privately owned by the Hon M Robson whose family have owned the estate for over 60 years. Until the 1930's the castle was the seat of Clan Chisholm.

Why Jilly Sinclair-Knipe chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

This magnificent castle is surrounded by farmland in an area of stunning natural beauty, with the dramatic landscape of the hills beyond, yet it is easily accessible by road rail and air with Inverness being only 40 minutes away by car.

Fantastic for getting together with family and friends, relaxing round the fire in cooler months or enjoying the hot tub in summer. The games room and full size snooker table can be a welcome diversion on a wet day, but the extensive grounds are a joy to explore and relax in whatever the weather. Comfortable beds including two four posters, luxurious Toiletries from the Highland Soap Company and thick fluffy bathrobes help to soothe aching muscles after a day on the hill or just visiting local places of interest and ensure a good nights sleep.

We can also supply delicious home cooked meals on request for your arrival. - just ask for details.

What makes this castle unique

The castle is comfortable and spacious with a unique sense of history and wonderful views across the glen to the hills. The peace and tranquillity of the surroundings with the gentle lilt of the river in the background make it a paradise for relaxing and seeing local wildlife . including the native red squirrel.

For several centuries it was the home of clan Chisholm and still retains many original features.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow-what a place to stay

Just an amazing wildlife discovery week.first sightings of a slow worm , an otter holt and wild red deer.A very special thank you to Alison for her amazing meals and for all her hard work .
Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cnoc Hotel
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Salmon fishing and stalking in season. We can also arrange group activities such as archery, mini highland games, or a visiting beautician for massages and treatments.

Visit the distillery or enjoy the shores of Loch Ness. The well known beautiful Glen Affric is nearby, and Plodda Falls are a must to visit. For the more energetic it is possible to bag three Munros in a day.

Culloden, Castle Laud,and the Museum of Childhood are all within easy reach. Inverness has all the attractions of a city and it is a delight to discover small restaurants, the castle watch the boats on the Caledonian Canal.


Forty minutes by car to the moray firth for coastal activities and where seals and dolphins are a common sight.


Inverness airport forty minutes by car. Flybe and Easyjet fly to Inverness. Car recommended.Nearest local railway station is Beauly 8 miles away.


Nearest town Beauly approximately eight miles. Glen Affric approximately 8 miles,

Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit, approximately 12 miles. Muir of Ord distillery, Strathpfeffer, Castle Leod approx 15 miles. Inverness 45 minutes by car.

Further Details:

Estate produced meat (beef and lamb) is available and can be pre ordered and put in the fridge for your arrival.

Local store and pub at Cannich 8 miles, restaurants shops in Beauly 8 miles. Small hotel with restaurant 1/4 mile easy walking distance.local pub 1/2 mile.

Fishing in season often available - enquire for availability

Subject to availability, there is an accomplished local piper who will play in the castle grounds by arrangement.

Local small plane trips can also be arranged.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Beauly, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
3 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
31 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year
31 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
5 Feb 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
3 Apr 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
3 Jul 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
14 Aug 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
16 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
18 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$321
room change mid week A$67 + Tax
Pet Fee A$0
Tax Rate 20.0%

Booking Notes:
Please phone for details - deposit 25%, full payment required six weeks before let

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Short breaks often available at 75% of weekly price on request out of high season - please e-mail details of request and we will get back to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for Erchless Castle in Beauly, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - bath (no shower) , Enormous bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , ground floor
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Very spacious with four poster
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Superking four poster
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , spacious room double aspect windows - adjoining single room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 single bed , optional adjoining door to room 4
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double bed , Very pretty furniture
    Bedroom 7 - 2 single bed , Spacious twin - no stairs to living rooms
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , Separate floor - longer walk to bathroom
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Notes on accommodation: Spacious comfortable accommodation with all the charm of a well loved family home, perfect for friends and family gatherings, humungous dining room table for sociable dining, cosy log fires and stunning views. All our bedlinen is Egyptian cotton with cosy feather duvets, pillows and mattress toppers. We have one double room with wool bedding suitable for allergy sufferers and provide toiletries by the Highland Soap Company. Non smoking. Our housekeeper will be in several times in the week for household jobs but is also an excellent cook and may provide meals on request. She has all food and hygiene certificates. .Menu available. Outside: The castle is in a wonderful setting, lawn and barbecue area outside, croquet lawn and set, outdoor hot tub for summer use, peaceful gardens with river and stunning views. Mountain bikes available Cottage also has lawn and barbecue area.

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