Located in Beauly, 20 km from Inverness Castle and 17 km from Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club, Downright Gabbler provides accommodation with free WiFi in a historic building. The property is around 25 km from University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness, 33 km from Castle Stuart Golf Links and 300 metres from Aigas Golf Course. The property offers soundproof units and is situated 20 km from Inverness Railway Station. Each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchenette with a dining table, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with shower, a hair dryer and free toiletries. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle. At the apartment complex, all units include bed linen and towels. For visitors looking to embark on day trips to nearby landmarks, the apartment features a selection of packed lunches. Guests at Downright Gabbler will be able to enjoy activities in and around Beauly, like hiking. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is 20 km from the accommodation, while Caledonian Thistle is 22 km away. The nearest airport is Inverness Airport, 34 km from Downright Gabbler.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

FREE parking!

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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Stephie
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Everything. Such a cute wee apartment. Smelt so clean and fresh, bed was so comfortable and the interior was so vintage and bespoke
  • Judith
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    It was absolutely fine for what I needed , quiet , central, cosy and clean
  • Dianne
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    We loved everything about the Downright Gabbler we give it 10 out 10
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Beauly Station Ltd

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Beauly Station Ltd
A former 1820s coaching inn, our family bought this rundown building in 2018 and transformed it into self catering apartments. On the ground floor we have an intimate event space where we host food and drink experiences. We use the finest quality local food and drink to tell interesting stories about our history and culture.
Beauly is a charming Highland village with a historic ruined priory. It's 12 miles from Loch Ness and lies at the gateway to Glen Affric, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Lying on the North Coast 500, it is an ideal place to start or finish this epic road trip. Beauly is also the perfect centre for a touring holiday in the Highlands - you can reach most points, south, north, east and west in a day. Take a trip down the Great Glen to see the Glenfinnan viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter movies or journey north to the Flow Country. Journey west through stunning scenery to the magical island of Skye or east to Speyside, home to more than half of Scotland's Scotch malt whisky distilleries. We also have an array of wonderful castles, forts and archaeological remains to explore.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Downright Gabbler
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linen
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Soundproofing
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
Food & Drink
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Packed lunches
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Building characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules
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From 15:00 to 00:00
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
From 06:00 to 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
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Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Payments by Booking.com
Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

This property has identified that it does not require a short-term rental license or registration

FAQs about Downright Gabbler

  • Downright Gabbler offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • The prices at Downright Gabbler may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Downright Gabbler is 200 yards from the centre of Beauly. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Downright Gabbler has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Check-in at Downright Gabbler is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Downright Gabbler can accommodate the following group size:

    • 2 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.