Inverness - 3a Resaurie


3 miles east of Inverness is Marian and Richards home at 3a Resaurie Smithton. This is a quiet community adjacent to farm land with views over the Moray Firth to the north, the Black Isle and the Ross-shire hills.

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3a Resaurie is a 3 star Tourist Board B&B. There is one upstairs double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and colour television, downstairs there is one double bedroom and one twin bedroom with two single beds. The ground floor rooms share an adjacent bathroom.

All bedrooms have views to the north over open country. There is a lounge for guests downstairs with colour television. All rooms have wash hand basin and tea/coffee making facilities. The view from Marian and Richard's lounge - where you will be made welcome - is a great way to relax and soak up the scenery.

High tea or evening meals are available for guests who give 24 hours notice together with any special dietary requirements. Packed lunches can also be provided with prior notice. A laundry service is available for guests staying more than one night with a request for a donation to Highland Hospice for this.

There is ample off road parking and secure cycle storage.

3a Resaurie is a non smoking establishment.


About the Area

A centre of routeways from all directions makes Inverness an ideal touring base.


7 miles south west of Inverness is the world famous Loch Ness. Over 23 miles long and more than 750 feet deep this fresh water loch is darkened by peat running off the hills in numerous water courses. There are many areas to go for spectacular views.


Loch Ness

A chain of lochs including Loch Ness together with 22 miles of the picturesque Caledonian Canal link the west coast of Scotland at Loch Lhinnie, the North Atlantic Ocean to the east coast, Moray Firth and ultimately the North Sea.

Caledonian canal

The nearby Moray Firth is a great vantage point from which to see dolphins. There are several cruises operated from Inverness which allow a close up view of these wonderful creatures.

The Kessock bridge and Moray Firth

The Kessock bridge takes the A9 over the Moray Firth to the Black Isle - which is neither black or an island. The Black Isle is a breeding area for the Red Kite where snow seldom settles on the fertile land which is bordered by the Cromarty, Beauly and inner Moray Firths.

The abundance of wildlife in strath and glen around the Inverness area includes Osprey at Loch Garten where there is an RSPB centre. There are also frequent sightings at the Moray Firth end of the River Spey - Scotland's second longest river.

Castles at Brodie and Cawdor and the Culloden battlefield are among the attractions to the east of Inverness. To the north and west the roads are a pleasure to travel on over moorland, around hills mountains and lochs.

Inverewe Garden owned by the National Trust for Scotland is a paradise on a former barren rocky windswept peninsular. A long term vision of tree planting has allowed visitors to enjoy a garden with trees and shrubs normally found in many world wide countries including Australia. This is the influence of a warm moist gulf steam climate in this part of northern Scotland.

The train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh is recognised as one of the great scenic rail journeys of the world. The last part of the journey from east to the west coast is two and a half hours of varied scenery with clear costal waters and panoramic views to the Isle of Skye.

Long hours of summer daylight are a bonus for holidays in May to July when puffins are on land for breeding on sandy cliffs.



How to get there

By Road: The main A9 north from Perth passes through Inverness before continuing north. Click for map

By Air: Located between Inverness and Dalcross airport. There are direct flights from London Luton and Gatwick.

By Rail: From north, west, east and south the rail routes converge at Inverness. London Kings Cross is 8 hours by direct through train. Link to National Express East Coast

FirstScotrail provide services on other routes from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Link to FirstScotrail

Car hire is available at Inverness station. Link to Focus Car Hire

Cyclists are welcome and the Great Britain sustrans cycle routes 1 & 7 converge before passing the gate. Link to Sustrans


Bed & Breakfast

Low season Sept - March

High Season April - Aug

Ground floor Twin and Double 20 per person 22 per person
Upstairs Double en-suite 22 per person 24 per person

10 Supplement for Single occupancy of any Room per Person per Night.

High teas 10 - Evening meals 15 (Prior notice please)

Contact Details


Write: Mrs M. B. Mansfield, 3a Resaurie, Smithton, By Inverness, IV2 7NH. 

Telephone: 01463 791714 


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Revised: December 10, 2012