Set in the quiet grounds of Farr House, the self-catering Garden Cottage is a comfortable and beautifully renovated property that is ideal for families and small parties.
As it’s name suggests, the Garden Cottage once housed the estate gardener. It backs onto a large and spacious lawn with swings for children and overlooks the original walled garden, now part of a community gardening scheme.
This property can sleep up to six guests. It comprises of two twin rooms (one with additional child-size bed) both with en-suite showers, and one ground floor double room with en-suite bath and shower.
Every bed is made up with crisp Egyptian cotton linen. We also have non-feather pillows available for those with allergies.
"Our second trip to Farr and once again a 5 star experience"
Murray, Maria and Madoc Ross from Hong Kong - September 2018
Enjoy stunning Highland views
Experience the beauty of our world-class flora and fauna. Golden eagles soar above the ancient Caledonian spruce woodlands where you can find stags, hinds and red squirrel year-round. You're only a 5 minute walk to Farr Loch with its rainbow trout or a short drive from Loch Ness and its famous monster!
Refresh your lungs
Trees, mountains and clean fresh air. Take time to explore the stunning natural surroundings.
Take time to explore the locality
Use the Garden Cottage as your launchpad to discover the many attractions in and around Inverness-shire. Take a look at Our Experiences page to get some ideas of what's on offer.
"We loved the house and the beautiful surroundings"
Geke & Jan from The Netherlands - May 2018
Spacious open-plan living area
The well equipped kitchen, dining and living area with real log fire works perfectly for families.
Modern living in a historical setting
The beautiful setting of Farr feels unspoilt. With its expansive grounds, ancient woodland and views to the heather-clad hills, the traditional Highland landscape looks very much unaltered.
In 2014 there were even some bowls discovered nearby that dated back to the Iron Age, that still lie in the field behind the walled gardens.
Seasonal holiday visits
A winter booking at The Garden Cottage can be a real festive treat for all the family. Enjoy getting away from it all and experience the comforts of home in beautiful rural setting.
WiFi in every room
Enjoy watching an evening movie together on Netfix on the digital hi-definition flat screen TV .
"Everything was wonderful and we were so comfortable"
Susan and Laura from New Zealand - July 2018
Getting to The Garden Cottage
It's a lot easier than you might expect getting here.
Driving from the North
Follow the road signs for the A9 South towards Perth. Approximately eight miles south of Inverness, take the B851 signposted for Fort Augustus.
Follow the road for approximately five miles until you come to the village of Inverarnie and shortly after the village of Farr.
Farr House is located 500 metres to your left after you have passed through Farr Village. You will see a gatehouse and a wooden house sign to indicate the driveway.
Driving from the South
Leave the A9 at the B851 Fort Augustus exit, and follow directions given above. Farr House is approximately 40 minutes from Aviemore.
Trains to Inverness leave daily from London Kings Cross and follow the main Eastern rail route.
These are operated by Virgin Trains East Coast: www.virgintrainseastcoast.com
A sleeper train is available from London Euston, operated by Caledonian Sleeper. This service does not run daily.
Please check the website for details: www.sleeper.scot
Directions from Inverness station
(c. 25 mins): Exit Inverness City Centre, following signs to the A9 South.
Join the A9 Southbound (Perth), then follow directions given above.
Flights to Inverness are available from:
- London Gatwick
- London Heathrow
- London Luton
Directions from Inverness airport
(c. 30 mins): Follow signs to Inverness City centre/A9.
Join the A9 Southbound (Perth), and then follow directions given above. Farr House is approximately 17 miles from the airport.
Local Taxi Services
Inverness Taxis: 01463 222222
Inverness Airport: 01463 630247
Sneckie Taxis (Inverness): 01463 611111
Aviemore Taxis: 01479 811111
Gerry's Aviemore Taxis: 01479 812000
The Garden Cottage