The Dower House

‘We were thoroughly spoiled. More

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The Dower House
Muir of Ord
01463 870090

Hotel information


3. All on ground floor, plus small self-contained 2-bed flat.




lounge, dining room, snug/TV room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 5-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.

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all ages welcomed.


allowed in bedrooms (not on bed or furniture), not in public rooms.

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MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per room B&B £145–£165.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

‘We were thoroughly spoiled.’ Mena and Robyn Aitchison are much appreciated by Guide readers for the ‘wonderful hospitality’ at their ‘well-located’ Georgian stone cottage orné outside Inverness. Everywhere is something to catch the eye. Outside, find a miniature orchard, a large goldfish pond, woodland paths and a riot of colour in the ‘beautiful’ gardens; inside, ‘their house is a treasure chest’ where ‘interesting objects’ abound (antiques, Persian rugs, Chinese vases, potted plants, well-stocked bookshelves). The result is the ‘pleasant, peaceful’ atmosphere of a ‘home away from home’. Lounge about in a ‘cosy’, garden-view bedroom thoughtfully equipped with fresh flowers and dressing gowns; pour yourself a glass from one of the range of malts in the drinks cupboard; play a board game in front of a wood-burning stove in the lounge. In sunshine, sit on one of the garden benches and simply enjoy the wild flower-dotted surroundings. Dinner is no longer on the menu, but a ‘first-rate’ breakfast includes proper porridge, and eggs from the house’s free-range hens. (CE, HA, and others)

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The Dower House
Muir of Ord

Guest comments

'Extremely pleasant small b&b/hotel well-located outside Inverness. The food is really exceptional--Robyn Aitchison cooked a superb dinner for just the two of us and the breakfast (included) was first-rate too. ' - Charles Elliott - September, 2015
'A delightful stay with wonderful hospitality from the hosts who made us extremely welcome. Our two nights was like staying in a private club, being joined by other interesting guests all of combined to make a truly memorable stay. A shower in our room would have been helpful in washing hair! ' - Ralph Wilson - August, 2015
'A pleasant, peaceful stay. My small room was well suited for single occupancy, and suitable for disabled. The gardens are wonderful, with benches everywhere. The food was good, lots of herbs and spices. The house is indeed cluttered - but with interesting objects. The owners are lovely people, trying so hard to please., ' - Helen Anthony - August, 2015
'What a gem!. We'd hate the clutter in our own home but in the Dower House it is a “treasure chest”. The lovely garden should be mentioned. The no-choice dinner menu wasn’t discussed in advance, at least not with us, and might have been a problem. However it wasn’t and quality was very high. The suite was good value, though a shower attachment would have been useful in the bathroom . Both the Aitchisons are charming ' - Elspeth and John Gibbon - August, 2014

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