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“Perfect location peace and quite in abundance”
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Muilean House
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44 reviews
Muilean House
terrace area
Muilean patio doors with burnside view
Muilean woodlands
cosy twin room
kitchen dining area with panoramic views
large master bedroom with ensuite shower and bathroom with large walk in wardrobe
view from bedroom
lounge area with double bed settee
Sunny Lounge area
small decking area leading from lounge and front doorway
downstairs back bedroom rear facing onto garden and woodland
bedroom 2 with panoramic views of dolphins in moray firth
bedroom 3 rear facing onto garden and woodland area
master bedroom with king size and single bed.  Fantastic views of Inverness area
master bedroom en-suite with bath
3rd bedroom en-suite
living room with outstanding views
kitchen dining area with panoramic views of Moray Firth dolphins
dining area with beautiful views over Moray Firth and towards Inverness
back garden with new decked seating area
front entrance hall
living room with exceptional views to Moray Firth and beyond to Castle Stuart Golf Course
bedroom 2 en-suite
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Inverness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Mrs Eliza...
2 reviews
“Perfect location peace and quite in abundance”
Reviewed September 14, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We visited Muilean in September, the views from the property are stunning and the location which was easy to find was peaceful. Muilean was spacious and well equipped and very comfortable and warm.

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Liked best: The peacefulness
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Elaine A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“Perfect secluded location”
Reviewed July 21, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Stayed at Muilean for 2 nights. 11 of us altogether (4 adults and 7 children) and the place was perfect for us all. Plenty beds for sleeping arrangements, the house was well furnished with everything we needed.
View at front of house was amazing! Lovely secluded, peaceful location. Had a fun group walk along the beach when tide was out. Not far from Inverness town centre and quite close to a large Tesco for buying in food for our stay. Our friends commented that I'd made a good choice in picking this house for our holiday :-)
The owner, Caroline, was lovely and very helpful. Always happy to answer questions I had before staying and quickly posted down a couple of kids' blankets to me that I'd left behind.
My only complaint is that we were only able to stay there for 2 nights and not longer, but husbands' work commitments wouldn't allow more time away. Would definitely recommend Muilean to stay if you want a quiet scenic break!

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Liked best: The rural scenic location
Travelling group: Large Group
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Trina9584
1 review
“Amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Just back from a weekend here for my henny! Had an amazing time villa was great not too far from the city and so peaceful and relaxing too! Intending on returning next year with family and friends!

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caggymo
inverness
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“Perfect place for a relaxing break with friends”
Reviewed June 4, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed in Muilean for 2 nights - there were 12 of us.
The house is beautiful and the views are stunning. We had plenty space, comfy beds and no-one waiting for a shower! The garden area is lovely with the sound of the pretty stream running at the side.
Kilmuir must be one of the most beautiful peaceful villages and with the location of the house leading straight to the water it is perfect - and only @ 10 minutes drive from Inverness :)
Plenty to do nearby and a car is essential - the Black Isle is a gorgeous place to visit - we went on a Dolphin Spotting Boat Trip and saw mum and calf swimming by the boat, plus an interesting Black Isle Brewery Trip. The house is so lovely though that much of our time was spent there relaxing!
We all really loved our weekend and it would be great to return.
Lovely to meet you Caroline en route to the house and many thanks!

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Liked best: Too difficult to answer - both house and views were perfect.
Liked least: If I was being really fussy maybe a blind on velux bedroom window would be good with the bright mornings but not a big deal.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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doctorj62...
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful house and views”
Reviewed August 20, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Muilean House is a lovely property with beautiful views of the Firth of Moray. Sadly, we didn't see any dolphins while we were there. Lots of space for lounging, socializing, etc, and plenty of bed and bathrooms for our party of seven. Overall very nicely decorated and appointed, but oddly, missing a few basics: no shelves in showers for soaps etc, kitchen had only two chef's knives, which were dull.
Wifi would be a great addition, as the 3G reception wasn't consistent and not all of our devices could work off this signal.

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Liked best: Views, sitting room with huge windows
Liked least: No wifi
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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alba c
Milan, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“For your information”
Reviewed August 16, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed at the muilean for 5 nights in August. We were 9: 5 adults and 4 kids. The house is new, big and clean and it would have been perfect if it was:

- not so isolated. It is in the woods of kilmuir, with a very weak mobile line and everything, from a cafe to a grocer, requires not less than 20 minutes by car. Getting here without a car is impossible. Coming from Perth on a new Bmw X5 it has been very hard to find the house since neither the location nor the zip code were indicated on the car gps and Caroline instead of helping us with a map stated that it was a problem of our gps.
- there is no wifi, no DVD player and no way to entertain kids not speaking English and unable to understand TV. Once again Caroline stated that there is 3G. Of course there is for Scottish but for international guests 3G requires very expensive cost of roaming!

If you are looking for peace and loneliness this is the place to stay. But if you have kids and look for a lively place it is definitely not.

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Management Response
18 Aug 2014
Thank you for your comments and sorry you did not enjoy the local amenities at our highland home.

Please note the following:-

This particular group of guests appeared to be unhappy with almost everything before they arrived at my property. The night before they arrived I had a telephone call from the lady they were staying with near Edinburgh asking for directions which I gave verbally over the telephone. I also texted the relatively simple and short directions to the guests that night. The next day the guests called asking for early entry at around 12.15, instead of the 3pm already agreed. I offered early entry at 2.30 which was again agreed. They also asked for the directions by text again which I sent immediately. I waited at the property from 2.30 and called and texted the directions several times. Eventually the guests arrived extremely angry with no introduction but rudely proceeded to shout at me regarding the pouring rain, the single track roads, and that my postcode was not listed on google or on their gps system in their car. I checked their car gps and it did not accept any Inverness postcodes. Therefore there appeared to be a problem with it. I assured them that the postcode is on google and got the google images sent to them with google step by step directions. Please note the lead guest who I dealt with and had booked the holiday has excellent English, so there was not really a language barrier.

My property does not advertise wifi as it is not available but there is a good 3g which our visitors enjoy. It appears these guests had not arranged for this with their network provider prior to visiting the UK.

We do not advertise Mulean as "lively" as it is an ideal retreat with peace and tranquility, but only 10-15 mins from the lively City of Inverness and only 5-10 mins drive to local grocery store, cafe, pub, restaurants visitor attractions etc at the local North Kessock area. Most children visitors love the forest and hill walks, beach combing, books, games and jigsaws available at Muilean and do not require computers or dvds whilst on holiday here. They are of course welcome to bring along their own dvd player, game station or whatever they like to play.
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aleeceale...
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful location, incredible house”
Reviewed May 11, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Firstly, I would like to thank Caroline, the owner, for making our stay so incredible. She was helpful and lovely, and really made us feel welcome.

The house is absolutely beautiful. We were sixteen people staying and there was plenty of space for us all. The kitchen is brilliantly equipped and ideal for us all cooking.
The rooms are bright, and attention to detail has been paid so each are a little different.
Plenty of bathrooms so noone was waiting for a shower. The garden is stunning and it was nice to sit outside and listen to the birds and the small stream running down the hill.

The location of Muilean is fantastic. It's right on the edge of Moray Firth, only a few steps down to the water. The hamlet is quiet and calm, an ideal place to relax. Plenty of great walking along the coast or up in the woods which back onto the house.
It was also nice that Inverness is just around the corner, so we weren't completely isolated if we needed to bob to the shops.

We all really loved staying here.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The sofa bed
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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