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Fort Augustus canal
View towards the property
Garden
 Cosy lounge/diner with log burner
Relax after a day out in the comfy sitting room
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Enjoy your morning coffee before setting off for the day
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Parking area directly in front of the property
Take a drive to Glen Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness
View to front of the property
Take a stroll to the Fort Augustus canal nearby
1 / 13  Fort Augustus canal
2 / 13  View towards the property
3 / 13  Garden
4 / 13   Cosy lounge/diner with log burner
5 / 13  Relax after a day out in the comfy sitting room
6 / 13  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
7 / 13  Enjoy your morning coffee before setting off for the day
8 / 13  Double bedroom
9 / 13  Twin bedroom
10 / 13  Parking area directly in front of the property
11 / 13  Take a drive to Glen Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness
12 / 13  View to front of the property
13 / 13  Take a stroll to the Fort Augustus canal nearby

Cawdor Cottage

Fort Augustus, The Highlands
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Peaceful character cottage situated in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus 
  • Cosy log burner to relax with after a long day of exploring and activities
  • A short walk from the bustling village shops, restaurants, bars and the Caledonian Canal 

 

Property code: IN637

This quaint traditional little cottage is located in the stunning hamlet of Fort Augustus and offers a peaceful and tranquil retreat for those wanting to explore this spectacular part of Scotland. This beautiful village is surrounded by a backdrop of Munros, glens, lochs and of course the beautiful Caledonian Canal that runs right through the middle. This is the perfect base to enjoy all the activities, attractions and amenities that Fort Augustus has to offer; you may find it hard to tear yourself away to explore the rest of what these beautiful Highlands have to offer.

 

The cottage is arranged over two floors and is full of character and charm. Using pretty traditional patterns with modern-day furnishings and fittings gives the property a chic vintage feel, welcoming guests into this cosy traditional Highland cottage. On the ground floor lies the open-plan lounge/diner with a wood burner for those chillier nights. A further separate sitting room provides plenty of space for families to get together and plan the next day’s adventures. The kitchen area is bright and well-equipped with electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge with icebox. Also on this floor is the utility area with washer/ dryer and a shower room with WC. On the first floor (accessed by steep cottage-style stairs) is one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and the family bathroom with a bath and WC.

 

Outside, the cottage benefits from a spacious enclosed front garden which is private and secluded by fencing and trees, making it a peaceful and tranquil outside area for guests to be able to relax and unwind in.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin 
  • 1 bathroom with bath and WC, 1 Shower room and WC 
  • Electric induction hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge with ice box and microwave. 
  • Utility with washer/dryer 
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Multi fuel stove in lounge/diner 
  • Electric climate control heating and electricity included. 
  • Wi-Fi included 
  • Telephone (incoming calls only) 
  • Regret no smoking  
  • Enclosed garden
  • Storage for 2 bicycles on request 
  • Parking directly in from of cottage for 1 car, additional parking to the side 
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 0.3 miles
  • Loch Ness 0.5 miles, Fort William 32 miles, Inverness 34 miles 
  • Additional Info: The cottage stairs to the first floor are quite steep and narrow which are not suitable for the infirm
  • Child safety-gate available for small children
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Fort Augustus lies between Inverness and Fort William on the southern shores of Loch Ness. This beautiful little hamlet, with its rugged wilderness backdrop, offers picture postcard scenery that you can experience on foot by exploring its many varied and often challenging walking paths and trails. For keen walkers, the cottage is within a one-hour drive to at least fifty different Munros, in and around Fort Augustus.

During your visit to this pretty village there is lots on offer to see and do here for all ages and abilities. For those wishing to update their knowledge on Highland history and culture there is the Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre or the stunning ruins of Urquhart Castle that sits overlooking the Loch Ness. Or take a pleasure trip on the loch and see its clear pure waters and the surrounding landscape from a very different perspective.

For those wishing to experience a little more adventure, Fort Augustus offers many opportunities to get out side and enjoy exciting activities such as mountain biking, kayaking, windsurfing, paddleboarding, cycling and much more! Or if you are an adrenaline junky looking for a challenge, Fort William, 32 miles away is classed as the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK' and home to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK. Perfect for budding explorers.

Lee Davies

This property is personally managed by Lee.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joan 13th November 2023

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The cottage was warm and cosy the area is beautiful!

Reviewed by PAUL 21st October 2023

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Reviewed by Clair 7th October 2023

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Excellent location for exploring the Highlands. Cottage 2 mins walk from centre of town with all amenities needed. Great garden area and dogs welcomed. Welcome gift of a pot of homemade jam. Well heated for the time of year. Overall comfy and clean. We enjoyed our stay. Warning of stairs being steep and not good for little ones or elderly.

Reviewed by Carolyn 2nd September 2023

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This is a lovely little cottage, set in an ideal location for walking and exploring the Highlands. Lock watching can become addictive with all the different boats.

Reviewed by Paul 19th August 2023

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Very good cottage clean with all amenities

Reviewed by Jackie 29th July 2023

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This was a very clean, homely and well equipped cottage. Although I tend not to cook much when on holiday, the kitchen is very well equipped for those that do. The cottage is less than a 5 minute walk to the canal, shops, bars and takeaways. It's a perfect location for going for leisurely walks. The locals are very friendly and always happy to giveRead more advice and suggestions on places to visit. Cawdor cottage is the perfect home from home in beautiful surroundings. Hide

Reviewed by Shirley 1st July 2023

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Reviewed by Victoria 27th May 2023

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Reviewed by Diane 13th May 2023

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Reviewed by Kirsty 6th May 2023

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A great cottage in a great location. Loved our visitlots of walks locally and further afield. The cottage was very comfortable and welcoming and the second sitting room and shower room were a bonus. Loved walking the Calendonial canal and watching the ships pass through the locks.

Reviewed by Paul 15th April 2023

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Reviewed by Caroline 3rd April 2023

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The cottage was in a perfect location for access to Loch Ness, the Caledonian canal and walks in the Great Glen. It was cozy and comfortable with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. We were able to sit out in the garden as we were lucky with the weather. The bottle of wine and homemade jam were a lovely touch which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Reviewed by Steven 11th March 2023

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None needed , the owners have got it 100% perfect

Perfect cottage and location and David ( the key holder ) was very hospitable . Wine and homemade jam is a nice gesture . Highly recommend staying there .

Reviewed by Jeanette 7th December 2022

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The cottage was well equipped, well presented, spacious and ideally located. At the end of the lane the Caledonian Canal and the River Oich flowing into the magical Loch Ness. Fort Augustus was such a lovely place and we needed more time to find all the amazing walks. Truly a wonderful cottage and enchanting place. Stunning!!!

Reviewed by Kevin 22nd October 2022

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Fabulous little cottage was in stunning grounds perfect for our week away

Absolutely picture perfect cottage

Reviewed by Helen 8th October 2022

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Perfect location for Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal. Cottage is quaint and cosy

Reviewed by Linda 17th September 2022

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We absolutely loved this cottage and our stay in Fort Augustus. It is cosy (though not small), comfortable and in a fantastic location. The kitchen is a little small, but we managed and there are a number of eateries close by.

Reviewed by Pat 10th September 2022

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Super location for Caledonian Canal and surrounding area. Cottage was very clean. Thank you. As a self catering property the kitchen was very small.

Reviewed by Janine 3rd September 2022

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The cottage is in an ideal place to base yourself for further travels to visit places of interest etc. It has everything you would need in the way of kitchen equipment, the bedrooms are an ideal size and it is very clean throughout. The staircase within the cottage is very steep and care is needed when climbing and descending. Only 5 minutes walk tRead moreo the centre of Fort Augustus where there are plenty of local shops and pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 20th August 2022

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Reviewed by Colin 13th August 2022

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Cosy cottage with a lovely garden in a great location. We had a very enjoyable week here as a family accompanied by a young labrador. Lots of space downstairs and bathrooms both upstairs and down. Access to the secure garden was really helpful for the dog and it was an easy regular walk down to watch the locks being operated each day on the way to Read morecollecting the morning rolls. A good central highlands location with lots to do and see around rhe loch as well as good roads to other spots even Skye Hide

Reviewed by Alexandria 6th August 2022

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Just had a wonderful stay at this lovely cottage, very comfortable, beautiful garden, safe for children and pets . All the amenities you need including smart TVs , with Netflix and Prime to use after a long day sightseeing, hiking etc .Beautiful location, 2 mins walks away from the canal , shops, restaurants, coffee shops. Excellent base to exploreRead more the highlands , Isle of Skye etc . Value for money , we were not in that much but , it was very relaxing when we were . Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 16th July 2022

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Excellent location, lovely homely cottage. Ideal for a family of 4 or a couple.

Reviewed by shaun 9th July 2022

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very good location

Reviewed by Ian 2nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Derek 4th June 2022

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A very comfortable, well-equipped cottage in the centre of Fort Augustus. Only a short walk from the canal locks and the shops.

Reviewed by Kat 7th May 2022

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Ideal location for walking / cycling and a great base for day trips east and west. The cottage has most things you need for a comfortable holiday; the sitting room is cosy; the kitchen well equipped. The heating / hot water / shower are all excellent and easy to use. The maps that are available and the detail in the guest book are brilliant. HighlyRead more recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Emily 2nd April 2022

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We really enjoyed our holiday in Fort Augustus staying at Cawdor Cottage. The cottage was cosy and comfortable, and had plenty of space. The garden was fantastic and kept the dog and kids entertained! There is a lot to do in the local area and the cottage is a short walk to everything in Fort Augustus so a fantastic location too!

Reviewed by Marie 19th March 2022

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The cottage was lovely the surrounding area was good the weather was great Fort Augustus was nice . The dog had a good time.

Reviewed by Debby 11th February 2022

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Fort Augustus canal
View towards the property
Garden
 Cosy lounge/diner with log burner
Relax after a day out in the comfy sitting room
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Enjoy your morning coffee before setting off for the day
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Parking area directly in front of the property
Take a drive to Glen Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness
Show 1 moreView to front of the property

Location

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