Local Area

Local Information

Bellfield Meadows is located in the pretty village of North Kessock, originally a Black Isle farming community on the shoreline, where the Beauly Firth and Moray Firth converge. Retaining its village charm, you’ll find an active community with superb local amenities, all supported by excellent public transport, and parents can be confident in the high education standards offered by local schools.

Buying a Tulloch home at Bellfield Meadows means you enjoy all the advantages of peaceful village life in a stunning coastal setting - with easy access to the A9, the international airport and major transport links.

The open countryside offers great opportunities for outdoor activities like horse riding and cycling, while the waters of the Beauly and Moray firths are perfect for water sports and dolphin watching.

The Kessock Bridge facilitates easy access to Inverness, meaning the village has retained its character while enjoying growth as an ideal location for families seeking the optimum in lifestyle choice - a space to relax, yet close to the busy commercial and shopping centre of Inverness, with its lively social and entertainments scene.

Transport

Just four miles from Inverness, North Kessock is located just off the main A9 Perth to Inverness trunk road, offering excellent transport links.

Air travel: Inverness Airport (11 miles)

Rail: Inverness Railway Station (4 miles). Services run to Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Aberdeen, Thurso, Wick and Kyle of Lochalsh. Inverness is also connected to London by the Caledonian Sleeper.

Bus: Stagecoach runs a regular bus service to and from Inverness City Centre. Buses from Inverness Bus Station run to destinations further afield in Scotland and England.

Education

Primary Education: North Kessock Primary School, Ferry Brae, North Kessock. The school features a nursery, after school care, breakfast club, after school activities. It is also available for community use for classes in the evenings.

Secondary Education: The catchment secondary school is the highly regarded Fortrose Academy.

Further Education: Inverness College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), based at a new campus at Beechwood.

Health

Doctors

Munlochy and North Kessock Medical Practice, Ferry Brae, North Kessock.

Fortrose Medical Practice, Station Road, Fortrose.

Hospitals

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, is 6 miles away.

Dentists

North Kessock Dental Practice.

Leisure

There are a range of gyms, sports centres and swimming pools in Inverness, including Bannatynes at Inshes Retails Park, DW Sports and Fitness Club at Inverness Retail Park and Inverness Leisure and Aquadome, the largest leisure facility in the Highlands, at Bught Park. The centre includes swimming pools and flumes, a running track, gym and studio, fitness classes, climbing wall and health suite. Inverness Leisure participates in the discounted sports High Life scheme.

There are several golf courses in Inverness at Fairways Golf Course, Castleheather, Inverness; Inverness Golf Club at Culcabock Road, Inverness; Castle Stuart Golf Links and Torvean Golf Course, Glenurquart Road, Inverness. Other courses are available at Dornoch, Nairn, Tain, Fortrose, Elgin and Brora.

Skiing on the Cairngorms and other outdoor pursuits are available at Aviemore, only 30 minutes’ drive from Inverness.

There are also plenty of opportunities for fishing, hill walking and cycling in the Inverness and Black Isle area. Walking is popular on Ord Hill near North Kessock. A forested ridge, it has two marked routes. One is a fairly level circuit around the hill, the second is an ascent to a vitrified fort on the summit.

The main theatre in Inverness is Eden Court Theatre, a large theatre, cinema and arts venue close to banks of the River Ness.

Vue Inverness, a seven-screen cinema, is based at Inverness Retail Park.

Attractions

The shoreline at North Kessock offers excellent dolphin spotting opportunities over the Beauly Firth. Dolphin sightings are frequent in this area as they often travel up the Beauly Firth after Chanonry Point, Fortrose.

Glen Ord Distillery in Muir of Ord and the Black Isle Brewery in Munlochy are two attractions based in the Black Isle. Both open for visitors to tour.

Other attractions within the wider local area include the child friendly facilities of Robertsons Children’s Farm and Larder in Beauly, and the Highland Museum of Childhood at the Old Station building in Strathpeffer.

Attractions and areas of interest in the Inverness area include Fort George, a working fort in Ardersier, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle in Drumnadrochit, Inverness Castle, Clava Cairns, Dolphin Cruises on the Moray Firth, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Culloden Moor, Cawdor Castle, The River Ness and Islands and the Caledonian Canal.

Shopping

North Kessock has a Costcutters grocery store with Post Office services, which is open seven days a week. There is also a local art and craft shop also on the front called The Studio. Inverness City Centre is the nearest shopping centre, offering a range of outlets from big name retailers to smaller independently run stores.

Other services offered in the village include a hair and beauty salon, launderette, and North Kessock Village Hall which holds markets on Saturdays, along with other community events.

There are also several retail parks, including Inverness Retail Park (4 miles away) has a range of further big retail names including Next, Homebase, Argos and Outfit.

Restaurants and Bars

North Kessock Hotel features a popular bar and restaurant with an outside seating area looking over the Beauly Firth.

Opening Hours

  • Monday
    12:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday
    Closed
  • Wednesday
    Closed
  • Thursday
    10:30 - 17:00
  • Friday
    10:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday
    10:30 - 17:00
  • Sunday
    10:30 - 17:00
*In rare and exceptional circumstances our office hours may vary from the above. Please call ahead before making your journey to ensure a sales representative is available.

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