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Enjoy alfresco dining
Welcome
Lounge area
Comfy sofas
Open-plan lounge/dining area
Relax in the evening by the cosy open fire
Cosy open fire
Dining area
Well-equipped kitchen
Cook up a feast
Offering everything you might need
King-size bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bunk bedroom
Keep the young ones amused
Bathroom
Shower room
A breath of fresh air
Relax and unwind
Relax in the lovely garden seat
Enclosed garden
View towards the property
Views to Loch Ness close by
1 / 24  Enjoy alfresco dining
2 / 24  Welcome
3 / 24  Lounge area
4 / 24  Comfy sofas
5 / 24  Open-plan lounge/dining area
6 / 24  Relax in the evening by the cosy open fire
7 / 24  Cosy open fire
8 / 24  Dining area
9 / 24  Well-equipped kitchen
10 / 24  Cook up a feast
11 / 24  Offering everything you might need
12 / 24  King-size bedroom
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14 / 24  Twin bedroom
15 / 24  Bunk bedroom
16 / 24  Keep the young ones amused
17 / 24  Bathroom
18 / 24  Shower room
19 / 24  A breath of fresh air
20 / 24  Relax and unwind
21 / 24  Relax in the lovely garden seat
22 / 24  Enclosed garden
23 / 24  View towards the property
24 / 24  Views to Loch Ness close by

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Drumnadrochit (5mls W), The Highlands
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovely detached bungalow with a pleasant modern feel, sleeping six (+ two) guests with enclosed garden
  • Situated amidst the magnificent scenery of Glen Urquhart, close to Loch Ness and visitor attractions in Drumnadrochit
  • Explore the wilderness area of Glen Affric with its excellent walking, cycling and climbing routes
Property code: IN633

In an idyllic wooded setting, this spacious bungalow is perfectly located for visiting beautiful Loch Ness and exploring picturesque Glen Urquhart. With the delightful city of Inverness also within striking distance, this lovely property is ideal for a family break in the Highlands.

Inside, this single-storey property is bright and welcoming with tasteful, contemporary décor. The furniture is comfortable and stylish. Light and spacious, the natural wood furniture and neutral colour scheme create a relaxing atmosphere.

Entering the property, you come into the spacious lounge/diner. This delightful room is bright and welcoming, with a lounge area at one end, with a double sofa bed and an open fire, and a dining table at the other end. Perfectly positioned next to the patio doors, it is a lovely spot to enjoy a family meal together. On warm days, open the patio doors to let in the glorious fresh Highland air. The airy kitchen is neat and stylish, with a handy breakfast bar for your morning coffee. The property has three bedrooms – one king-size which has beautiful countryside views, one twin and a bunk room ideal for children. There is a family bathroom and also a shower room, both with WC.

Outside, there is a pretty decked area leading from the lounge where you can sit and enjoy the lush garden surrounding the property, while children and dogs can burn off excess energy on the enclosed lawn. You can also fish when in season by arrangement with the local hotel.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size with smart TV, 1 twin and 1 bunk
  • 1 bathroom with bath, 1 shower room and WCs
  • Double sofa bed in lounge, Freeview TV and DVD
  • Open fire in lounge/ diner
  • Kitchen: Electric range cooker with ceramic hob, 2 ovens and a grill, American-style fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Enclosed garden with decked area, outdoor garden furniture and garden seat
  • Shops 5 miles, pub/restaurant on site (seasonal opening times, please check prior to arrival) 
  • Additional info: When in season, angling can be arranged via the hotel
  • The 1st basket of logs will be provided
  • STL number: I-50340-F
  • EPC rating: D66
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The nearby village of Drumnadrochit (4.5 miles) on the shore of Loch Ness, offers a selection of shops and places to eat and is the ideal starting point for exploring Loch Ness. Young Nessie hunters will enjoy a visit to Nessieland where you can have some monster fun and learn all about the legendary local.

Get closer still to the home of Nessie by taking a boat trip out onto beautiful Loch Ness. The trips run hourly and its best to book in advance. Enjoy the superb views of Urquhart Castle from the water and watch out for golden eagles soaring above.

The superb Affric Kintail Trail runs almost 44 miles from Morvich on Loch Duich to Drumnadrochit, offering miles of spectacular scenery. Walkers and cyclists will also appreciate the beautiful 10-mile loop around Loch Affric (17 miles).

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dawn 23rd December 2023

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Reviewed by Daniel 21st October 2023

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The cottage is beautiful, and in a beautiful location. Nothing could be done differently, we loved the stay. For anyone planning to stay, the location is stunning, and of course Loch Ness is amazing, but walks around Loch Miechle, only 3 mins away, are absolutely beautiful, and we could have happily spent all our time there.

Reviewed by Barbara 23rd September 2023

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Comfortable cosy, and clean, well equipped, good location. Lovely welcome gifts. Good view from lounge window.

Reviewed by Edwin 12th August 2023

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Great cottage. Wonderfull location. Clean, and felt very welcome.

Reviewed by Philip 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 29th July 2023

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Fantastic place to stay. Couldn't want for anything. We'll be going back.

Reviewed by Sally 8th July 2023

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A lovely cottage with great views. If I could pick up the cottage and take it back to Wales I would in a heartbeat

Reviewed by Maria 24th June 2023

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Great cottage in a fantastic location for exploring the Highlands.

Reviewed by Juergen 3rd June 2023

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Reviewed by John 27th May 2023

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We have stayed at various places/locations in Scotland over the last 30 years but this one way surpasses all of them. The ratings above only go to five but every single one, in truth should be higher. We thank the owners and their friends at the hotel for providing such a high standard, the weather was also fantastic only a few midges to contend wiRead moreth. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 20th May 2023

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A fantastic break ,first class accommodation and a lovely touch with the wine and shortbread Beds very comfortable, and we had the weather on our side ,scorching hot Would definitely recommend this for couples ,dog walkers and ramblers

Reviewed by Anne 6th May 2023

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Lovely cosy well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. Many lovely towns to visit. Drumnadrochit has several cafes, restaurants, take aways, and all the shops you need. Plenty to see and do. A great holiday.

Reviewed by Bridgett 15th April 2023

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Lovely cottage. Clean, well-equipped, comfortable, great view and good location for exploring the area. We really enjoyed our stay. We would recommend this property.

Reviewed by Jacek 28th March 2023

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Reviewed by Ruth 11th February 2023

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I could not recommend this holiday cottage enough! We had a wonderful stay. The owners clearly put a lot of love, care and attention into the property which not only didnt go unnoticed but also was very appreciated! We had a lovely week. Great location, great home and my gosh the stars at night!! Ive never seen stars so bright!

Reviewed by Christine 15th October 2022

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Lovely cottage & very well equipped. As soon as we walked in it felt like a home from home. Great nearby walks too. We only live 45 miles away & just wanted a wee break away. Had a lovely relaxing week away.

Reviewed by Gordon 17th September 2022

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The place was perfect for us thank you:)

Reviewed by Michaela 4th September 2022

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Lovely bungalow beautiful area, would stay again.

Reviewed by Andrew 20th August 2022

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Had a lovely week here. Cottage has everything you need. All cooking equipment you need, and very comfy beds. Plenty of space inside and out for dog. As others have said, can't walk straight from cottage as there's a main road once down the driveway, but a couple of minutes drive away there are plenty of walks. Co-op, takeaways, pub and cafe, less Read morethan 10 mins drive away. Beautiful views sitting in the garden and from the large lounge window. Nice to have the dining room too. Lovely Holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 1st August 2022

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This was a lovely place to base our explorations around Loch Ness. What a lovely cottage, great garden and views. Lovely clean rooms. Great selection of equipment to be used for everything from having a BBQ to cooking scrambled eggs . Would happily recommend this accommodation to anybody to stay.

Reviewed by Stephen 23rd July 2022

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Ideal property for a base. Plenty to do in the outer areas.

Reviewed by sandy 16th July 2022

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Reviewed by David 9th July 2022

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Reviewed by Pamela 21st May 2022

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Reviewed by Adrian 7th May 2022

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The important aspect with Self Accommodation such as warmth, cleanness, facilities and equipment is to a very high standard. The property looks to be freshly decorated and very comfortable. The enclosed garden is a great bonus if you have pets. The bird feeders in front of the Kitchen Window attracts all sorts of birds and if you are up early enougRead moreh red squirrels. 10 min drive to the local town for all the amenities we needed, and the star of the area Glen Affrc is less then 15 mins drive away. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 30th April 2022

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A cosy and comfortable bungalow with beautiful views.

Reviewed by Alison 16th April 2022

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This is a modern, comfy, warm and well equipped property. Perfect for our 6 person family - with space for 2 more for a couple of nights on the sofa bed. We felt so welcomed here, there were clear instructions for every task to make it all straightforward. A pretty and quiet spot although not isolated - the hotel and lodges are right next door. TheRead more birch woods are lovely and full of birds. Surrounding area is spectacular - don't miss Glen Affric and Plodda Falls WOW! Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 9th April 2022

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Clean, comfortable and well equipped accommodation in an area suitable to reach Loch Ness easily. A few shops and places to eat in nearby Drumnadrochit but good facilities in Inverness.

Reviewed by Mark 2nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Anna 26th March 2022

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Reviewed by melanie 19th February 2022

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Lovely welcome pack on arrival. Len, the owner was very helpful and kind. A very well equipped cottage in a beautiful, quiet location. The view towards the loch and hills was gorgeous. The range cooker was fabulous to bake in. Our dogs loved the safe, enclosed garden. Excellent value for money.

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Enjoy alfresco dining
Welcome
Lounge area
Comfy sofas
Open-plan lounge/dining area
Relax in the evening by the cosy open fire
Cosy open fire
Dining area
Well-equipped kitchen
Cook up a feast
Offering everything you might need
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Location

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