Inverness, United Kingdom
The White House - Scotland
The White House
This beautifully decorated three-bedroom flat rests on 2500 square feet and is located in a much admired and desirable location in the heart of Inverness, only a short distance from the city center. A unique conversion of the basement and ground floor, the White House presents a look at traditional 19th-century architecture.
The main door is an original 19th-century feature and leads into a spacious and bright hallway. From the boot store, a second doorway opens up into a broad, bright and airy reception hallway with hardwood floors and custom-made chandeliers. From the hallway, the large high-ceilinged lounge is set to the front of the property. The featured bay windows allow for an abundance of natural light, and the fireplace with inset gas fire and a granite hearth creates a stunning focal point. This room retains many 19th Century features, such as Victorian alcoves, high skirting boards, and cornices.
The dining room is an excellent entertaining space and has alcoves to either side of the featured window, which is framed by bespoke full-length curtains. The modern kitchen comes complete with a range of wall and base storage units, as well as an integrated Rangemaster cooker, American-style fridge freezer, and Neff dishwasher. The side garden is accessed from the kitchen, making it the ideal area for al-fresco dining in the summer months.
Also located on this level are two spacious double bedrooms, both complete with en-suite shower rooms. The second bedroom has a tailor-made tall chesterfield headboard, which is in keeping with the extravagance of the property. The family bathroom is striking with a black water closet, roll top bath, and a wash basin set against white subway tiles.
A staircase from the kitchen leads down to the lower ground floor which has been converted to create an impressive bedroom suite which includes a sizeable dressing-room and bathroom. The long bathroom is luxurious, with floor-to-ceiling tiles, a modern freestanding bath, a large walk-in shower, and a stylish sink with vanity unit. A recently completed cinema room with a large screen tv comfortably seats 6 guests as well for your indoor entertainment.
There are countless things to see and do in Inverness, including the tree-lined walk to Ness Islands, Inverness Castle, and Inverness Cathedral. Eden Court Theatre is the city's main venue for drama and entertainment, presenting a varied year-round program of shows to suit all tastes, and there is an excellent selection of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. For the outdoor enthusiast, there is a wide range of pursuits available including fishing, cycling, water sports, hill walking and, of course, golf.
Inverness in Northern Scotland, known as the 'Highland Capital', still retains its market town feel dating back to its early development in the 12th Century. The town offers a variety of choices of things to see and do such as ancient castles, the Caledonian Canal, highland museums, a 4,000-year-old burial cairn, and Loch Ness and the elusive world famous monster.
Spend your next foray into the Scottish countryside in utter luxury!
3 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 2500 square feet
1 King, 1 King, and 1 Queen
6 guests maximum
Inverness Airport - INV
- 40 inch plus tv
- Chefs kitchen
- Covered parking
- Dvd player
- Espresso machine
- Handicap accessible
- High speed internet
- Ipod dock
- Multiple tvs
- Satellite or cable
- Washer and dryer
- Wireless internet
Activities of Interest
- Eden Court Theater - With several different shows every year, this is without a doubt the best place to catch a cultural experience in Scotland.
- Highland Wildlife Park - Specializing in native, Scottish wildlife, take note of some of the incredible wildcats found in the region!
- Glen Ord Distillery - This distillery, which originated in the mid-19th century, is just a short trip from Inverness.
- Inverness Golf Club - With rolling green fairways and challenging layouts, this course is beloved by golfers in the area and all over.
Places of Interest
- Inverness Castle - Right in the heart of Inverness, this castle rests overlooking the River Ness.
- The Caledonian Canal - Explore this amazing canal, widely considered to be one of the most impressive waterways in the world, and beginning in Inverness and running across the Great Glen, a fault-line in the earth’s crust.
- Culloden Moor - This is the site of the bloody final battle of the 1745 Jacobite Rising, just a short drive out of the city.
- Loch Ness - Any trip to Scotland wouldn't be complete with checking out the shores of this mysterious lake.
- The Dores Inn - This traditional, family-run inn offers fantastic, classic dishes such as fish and chips, mussels, steaks, and scallops.
Amazing stay in magical Inverness
The moment you step inside Petra's home, you immediately realize you're in for a treat. This home is extraordinary, from the gorgeous eclectic artwork, to the fine furnishings and finishes, to the generous layout, we skipped happily on into this place! We rented/hired a car from Edinburgh (where we stayed 3 days before and loved it) had a lovely 3 hour drive north to The Scottish Highlands driving on the left side of the road and being American we still pulled it off! We accomplished quite a bit from day trips to the Isle of Skye, to boat cruises on the Loch Ness, to driving the famous Whisky Trails, and generally just enjoying fun pubs and the town of Inverness. The best part about this home is it's literally a 10 min stroll to town with all the options at your finger tips, along with the best restaurant in town right across the street. When we initially arrived it was so nice to just settle in/park the car and walk to a lovely dinner. Also just as amazing is the cinema room..can't tell you how relaxing it was after a long day trip coming "home" and just cuddling up to an entertaining movie and having a hot toddy. Petra the owner was available by email or phone if we had needed and such a gracious host. The Scottish people are by far the friendliest and most welcoming we have ever encountered on our many travels around the World. The sense of pride and hospitality, along with the unforgettable beauty made this trip pretty much top of the list for us. Thank you so much Petra! for opening up your home and letting us be your ThirdHome guinea pigs. We will never forget it! For helpful itinerary information for the next guest, this is what we did and it worked great! From London we took the train (Kings-Cross Station) to Edinburgh which drops you off right in town, spent 3 amazing nights could have been four. We then rented a car at the Edinburgh airport and drove 3 hours to Inverness, exploring along the way. On the departure we flew out of Edinburgh back home but stayed our last night in Stirling to see the Castle and also be close to the airport for our return (about 30 mins drive). Worked out great. Lastly, so glad that this home was available and that we made the adventure road-trip up to the Scottish Highlands.. if not you're missing out on the heart and magic of Scotland.”