The Grey Hen

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Self-catering with 1 unit £495-£1000 pupw sleeps 8

The Grey Hen at Allt Molach

The Grey Hen at Allt Molach


Gill Austen

Heacham Bottom Farm,
Lynn Road,
Snettisham, King's Lynn,
PE31 7PQ

07717 671708


IV63 6TW


Named after the quiet female of the Black Grouse, the house sits in a clearing in 10 acres of pretty woodland bordered by two burns. For families there is plenty of room to build dens and let kids run free. Beyond the wood, the hill opens onto wilderness across to the West Coast. Pine marten, red, roe and sika deer, black grouse, golden eagles, crested tits are all see within walking distance of the house. A gate opens into the Shewglie Wood to the east, part of the Glen Urquhart Forest with walks to Loch Ness. Downstairs is a double-aspect drawing room with log-burning stove, furnished with deep, plump sofas, This room is decorated with original modern art inspired by the natural world. Wide glass doors open into the dining room. Plenty of books and games fill the bookshelves. A traditional feel is achieved in the farmhouse style kitchen with an oil-fired Aga, pine table and painted chairs. The adjoining large utility room and downstairs loo are ideal for boots, coats and kids and dogs. Washing machine, tumble dryer and drying racks are in the double garage with a door into the utility room.

There are 4 bedrooms: downstairs is a large twin room with an en-suite shower room, and 3 more bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, dressing room, en-suite shower room and where you will throw back the thick woollen tartan curtains to reveal a balcony looking towards the mountains of Glen Affric. One twin-bedded room has an en-suite loo and shower, the other has an en-suite bathroom. Also upstairs is a large playroom with TV, pool table and board games, squishy sofa and a window seat looking over the wood.
In the garage are drying racks and hot water tank room for getting boots and kit dry.

Biomass central heating, electricity and logs included. Wi-fi is provided free. Bed linen and towels are provided free. Well-behaved dogs welcome.

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenCentral heatingFreezerMicrowave cookerDishwasherLinen providedGames room onsiteChildren's outdoor play areaVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesBarbecueDrying facilitiesWashing machine

Payment by cheque, debit card or BACS accepted. Children welcome from any age.



See location of The Grey Hen on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NH 391299  Lat: 57.33156 Long: -4.67389

From Inverness take the A82 along Loch Ness in the direction of Fort William. At Drumnadrochit, turn right onto the A831 and continue for 8 miles till you reach the turn for the small community of Corrimony.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Games room onsiteGames room onsite
  • Children's outdoor play areaChildren's outdoor play area
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Washing machineWashing machine

Payment by cheque, debit card or BACS accepted. Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesSteps to the main entrance:
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSink taps have lever handles
  • YesSeating available in kitchen


  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesToilet and bathroom
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesDining room
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • YesBedrooms available with no fitted carpets
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
  • YesTaps in bathroom with lever handles available