FIRTH VIEW 2 BEDROOM B, ARDERSIER, UK - SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS
The Firth View apartments are located in the tranquil seaside village of Ardesier, less than 30 minutes from Inverness. Facing the Bay of Moray or Moray Firth, all of the apartments have sea views. The view constantly changes with the weather and the tide. Dolphins frequent the bay and are sometimes visible from shore. The main highway is just a few minutes away, providing excellent access to Northern Scotland’s best sights.
The 2-bedroom apartments (virtually identical in layout) consist of an open plan living room, dining room, and well-equipped kitchen with coffee maker and microwave. They have a comfortable sitting area, a small balcony or patio, and two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with twin beds. The bathroom has a combination tub/shower. Each apartment has a washing machine and dryer.
While the apartments’ layouts are very similar, there are a few differences:
#5 is on the ground floor and has a patio. The bathroom has grab bars and a bath board and can be suitable for some wheelchair users. Views are not as good as apartments on the upper floors.
#2 is on the second floor (no elevator) and has two balconies, one off the living room and one off the kitchen. The kitchen/dining room is separate from the living room in this spacious flat. Because of its extra space, #2 has a supplement of $96 (total, not per person) in 2018.
#3 is on the third floor (no elevator) and has a balcony with the best views. The ceiling has some sloping eaves, so we do not recommend it for Untourists over 6 feet tall.
Wi-Fi and TVs are available in each apartment. For an alternative to electronic entertainment, the apartments face west for the occasional beautiful sunset.
The quaint village of Ardesier has a grocery store, a pharmacy, and two good pubs. Fort George, a significant historic site, is less than 2 miles away and can be reached via a shoreline walking path.
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SLEEPINGTwo bedrooms: one with queen bed and one with twin beds
BATHROOMSOne bathroom with bath/shower combo
KITCHENFull kitchen facilities with microwave and coffee maker
LAUNDRYWasher and dryer in apartment
LEVEL1st, 2nd, or 3rd floor (you request)
ACCESSIBILITY1st, 2nd, or 3rd floor (you request)
TRANSPORTATIONGood access to highways. Good bus transportation to the Inverness train station.
MINUSESOnly two pubs in town
PLUSESWi-Fi, sea views, balcony or patio
SPECIAL FEATURESViews of sea
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What's included with the UK - Scottish Highlands Untour?
- One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment in or near Inverness.
- Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Inverness, or we can connect you with our air partner who can purchase tickets on your behalf (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
- Transfer assistance for airport arrivals and departures to and from Inverness.
- Transportation options:
- Automatic transmission car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your Untour.
- A rail pass (additional cost).
- Discounted Untour with no transit so you can pay as you go by rail and bus.
- Use of an Untours GPS while on location if you are driving.
- An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
- A guidebook for Scotland, a regional map, and further information on-site.
- A local cultural event, like a traditional tea and storytelling.
- A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
- Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
- Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.
Landlord or Host for Firth View 2 Bedroom B, Ardersier, UK - Scottish Highlands
Paul and Sally are very accommodating hosts. Paul enjoys talking about the village's history. They are both easy to reach in the event they are needed.
Ardersier, UK - Scottish Highlands, Home of Firth View 2 Bedroom B
Ardersier is a small village on the Moray Firth with a rich history. The nearby Fort George was built in the 18th century following the bloody Jacobite wars. Ardersier was created as another fishing village called Blacktown was relocated to the present site of Ardersier. It was the closest town to the fort, so the local pubs thrived with the military business. Things are quieter today, but the waterfront town’s shoreline is known for its pleasant views and the occasional dolphin sighting.
Amenities include a grocery store, a pharmacy, and two good pubs. A shoreline trail connects the village with Fort George. Inverness is less than 30 minutes away and the resort of Nairn with its world-class golf courses and pleasant beaches is less than a 15 minute drive. The Inverness Airport is about five minutes drive from Ardersier.
There are regular buses to and from Inverness that take about 40 minute each way. Buses to Nairn take less than 30 minutes.
Customer comments about Firth View 2 Bedroom B, Ardersier, UK - Scottish Highlands
"Spotlessly clean, comfortable and spacious with a terrific view. Bus stop, pubs, restaurants and food shops are nearby. It's really quite convenient. Paul, in whose apartment we stayed for two weeks (#6), is the landlord you want, but rarely get. He's outstanding. The view from the apartment balcony is outstanding." Greg and Margaret Thompson
"Loved the location! We stayed in apartment #2. Amenities were modern, parking was great, cute village. Having grocery stores was a plus. We were able to cook meals, do laundry, and relax. Good look over the firth and walk the beach. Very easy to get to Inverness and surrounding areas. Loved the local cheese store.
Paul and Sally made us feel welcome and like we were family!" Laura Andrews
"At Firth View, we loved the view and the sidewalk path along the ocean." Lynn Parks & Linda Leveille
Ratings for Firth View 2 Bedroom B, Ardersier, UK - Scottish Highlands
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||6||5|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||5||4|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||5||4|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||5||4|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||4||3|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||5|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||10||8|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||9||8|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||9||9|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||6||6|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||5|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||10|
An Explanation of the Ratings:
These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.
These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.
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