Local Area

Local Information

Braes of Conon is set in the heart of the traditional Highland village of Conon Bridge in the Black Isle, Easter Ross, which is within easy commuting distance of the city attractions and commercial centre of Inverness. Nearby, there are fishing, golfing, local walking trails and many other attractions and facilities, including a new primary school right across the road. The coastal waters of the Beauly and Moray Firths offer great wildlife watching and water sports opportunities.

Braes of Conon offers fast, easy access to the A9, the international airport and major transport links. In short, homeowners gain all the advantages of a top of the range home in a relaxing village environment with superior local services, within striking distance of Inverness and surrounded by the peaceful expanse of the Highland landscape.

Transport

Distance from Inverness: 12 miles.

Inverness offers all city facilities including shops, bars, restaurants, cinema and theatre.

Distance from Dingwall: 3 miles.

Dingwall offers a number of facilities and services including shops, supermarkets, banks, secondary education and community centre with swimming pool and gym.

Air: Inverness Airport: 20 miles

Rail: Conon Bridge Railway Station (0.3miles)

Dingwall Railway Station (2.2 miles)

Muir of Ord Railway Station (3.2miles)

Bus: Bus services run between Conon Bridge and Inverness and Dingwall.

Education

Primary: Ben Wyvis Primary School, Leanaig Road, Conon Bridge. A newly built school featuring 10 classrooms, wrap around care (breakfast and after school club), library, a multi-use games arena and a large sports hall available for community use.

Secondary: Dingwall Academy, Dingwall.

Health

Doctors

Doctors surgeries are available at Dingwall Health Centre, Ferry Road, Dingwall, with further practices based in the nearby villages of Muir of Ord and Beauly.

Hospitals

Ross Memorial Hospital, Dingwall.

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.

Dentists

There is a range of dentists based in Dingwall and Inverness.

Leisure

Sports

Fishing is popular on the Conon River and in the area there are excellent facilities for shooting, horse riding, walking and many forms of watersports. Golfing is available at nearby Muir of Ord, Beauly, Fortrose, Strathpeffer, Alness and in Inverness.

There are other sports facilities in Dingwall including Dingwall Leisure Centre which has a swimming pool, fitness and weights room and sports and activity hall. The centre participates in Highland Council Highlife scheme.

Restaurants & Bars

Local hotels in Conon Bridge and surrounding villages offer bar meals and restaurant menus, while a wider range of eateries and bars are located in Dingwall and Inverness.

Attractions

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

Other attractions within the 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.

Dolphin watching is popular at nearby North Kessock and at Chanonry Point, Fortrose.

Attractions are also available within a relatively short drive at Loch Ness, in Inverness and Aviemore.

Conon Bridge is conveniently located to reach the scenic West Coast and is also on the world famous North Coast 500 route.

Shopping

A brand new Co-operative grocery store has recently opened adjacent to Braes of Conon.

The city of Inverness and nearby town of Dingwall are the nearest major shopping centres, offering a range of outlets from national retailers to smaller independently run stores.

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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