Confirmed guest, 2015-05-09
I really can't recommend Castle View highly enough! What a beautiful house in a beautiful location! We had some of the most gorgeous sunsets I've ever seen, and there is so much space around you that you get almost a 360 degree view of the sky!
The house was very clean, and we felt extremely welcome as soon as we drove up the drive - my dog immediately discovered that treats had been scattered around outside for her! (She is very easily won over with food!) When we got into the house, we found fresh roses in the living room, which were absolutely gorgeous! The furniture and decor were uncluttered and everything matched everything else. The beds were very comfy, and I loved the ensuite bathroom, although the shower had a tendency to fill up a little bit.
The free wifi was an added bonus, and worked better than in most hotels I've stayed in, and the TV got good reception.
The kitchen was well equipped, with a nice big dishwasher, and the washing machine also came in useful! Tea, coffee and condiments were provided, and we were also pleasantly surprised to find a bottle of milk in the fridge too! (I do agree with previous reviews in that a freezer might have been helpful, but you can't have everything!)
Loved the cows wandering past the house, and the big garden.
We were in a good location for visiting some of the more famous sights (e.g. Loch Ness, and Inverness is only about 30 minutes away) although we discovered Reelig Glen on our last day, which is about a five minute drive away and is absolutely gorgeous!
Beauly itself is a lovely little town. The people are really friendly, and there are some good shops (e.g. the Co-Op was useful, and there's a nice gift shop, fish n chip shop and a Chinese takeaway!)
My one little niggle is that maybe it should be made a bit clearer on the write up for the cottage that although pets are allowed in Castle View, they're only allowed where there isn't carpet - i.e. the utility room and the kitchen. We found this a bit difficult with our pooch, although it was lovely that a doggie bed was provided in the utility room, which we thought was a really nice touch.
On the whole, I would happily stay at Castle View again.