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Riverside Cottage

Loch Ness, The Highlands
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A lovely semi-detached bungalow close to village of Drumnadrochit with private Hot tub
  • Ideal for climbing, hill-walking, sailing, water sports, golf, horse riding or cycling
  • Perfectly situated for visiting Loch Ness or Urquhart Castle
Property code: 44481

Children and adults alike will adore a trip to the land of Loch Ness, exploring the legendary monster that lies beneath and enjoying beautiful Scottish countryside. Within short walking distance to the banks of the infamous loch, this well-appointed wee home is the perfect base for your family getaway. Comfortably sleeping four guests and one dog, everyone is catered for here in the Highlands.

All set out on one level, this ground floor home has been comfortably thought out and tastefully decorated. Boasting a welcoming and cosy atmosphere, find antique furniture set amongst traditional soft furnishings and an entirely attractive space to relax.

On arrival, head to the cosy open-plan lounge and dining room. This sociable space is kept warm and toasty thanks to a traditional wood burner, a perfect place to settle on an evening and enjoy dinner and drinks. French doors lead out onto the private garden, creating a great space to entertain a summer party or BBQ. Make preparations for this al fresco dining in the well-equipped kitchen down the hall and look forward to stacking a dishwasher instead of being lumped with the washing up after the revelry ends. When it’s time for bed, you can retire into two cosy bedrooms. The first of these is a spacious double with charming antique vanity table, and the second is a bright twin room that’s ideal for younger guests.

To the rear of the property, accessible via the lounge, you’ll find a manicured private garden that’s enclosed and ideal for your kids and dog to play safely. Unwind in the private hot tub or settle onto the garden furniture for evening drinks. You’ll also find external storage for outdoor equipment here, perfect for locking up muddy bikes.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Lounge with wood burner (first basket of logs included) and TV/DVD
  • Dining area with table and chairs
  • Wet room with shower and WC
  • Enclosed garden with decked patio area with garden furniture and BBQ Storage for outdoor equipment available Private hot tub
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-street parking for 2 cars
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within walking distance
  • Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable that you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements
  • Short Term Licence number: HI-50521-F
  • EPC rating - C
  • 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.

 

This lovely cottage is located in the charming village of Drumnadrochit, a spot truly worth exploring. Discover the local legend with a trip to the nearby Loch Ness Centre (1 mile), stopping off with children at exciting Nessieland. Wander the waterside ruins of Urquhart Castle (1.5 miles) or embark on a cruise of the vast loch.

Keen fishermen can head out on Loch Ness by boat and fish for sea trout, brown trout or Atlantic salmon, or enjoy river fishing on the River Enrick (1 mile). Those who prefer to explore the area on foot, can embark on a trip up Meall Fuar-mhonaidh (11.5 miles) and admire remarkable views from its summit, some say the best views in the area. For horse riding and mountain biking, you can head towards the Moray Firth and find stables and biking tours 15 miles and 18 miles respectively.

 Enjoy a day out in the local city of Inverness, full of culture and history just 15.5 miles away. Visit the imposing riverside castle and the magnificent cathedral, before spending the evening taking in a show at the local arts centre. Being a city, you're sure to find an abundance of shops to browse and great restaurants and bars. If you prefer to leave the car at home and dine out locally, Drumnadrochit offers a lovely hotel with both bar and restaurant less than 300 metres down the road.

 

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sharon 22nd December 2023

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Ideal Christmas getaway close to Loch Ness. The cottage was perfect for us and our dog with a secure garden. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and food. The cottage was clean and tidy, with plenty of towels. The underfloor heating kept the rooms warm and the added benefit of the log burner for the colder nights. The hot tub was a good sizeRead more. The pub and a well stocked coop supermarket nearby. Lots of walks in all different directions straight from the front door, maps provided. Hide

Reviewed by RIchard 15th November 2023

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Reviewed by Alexander 24th October 2023

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Searched for a holiday home that was pet friendly. Preferably in a town with quiet location, ideally close by to amenities, shops, and a pet friendly bar here or there. What a"Gem" of a find this was! Ticked every box. Bonuses Very clean, 1st class private hot tub in a secure fenced garden for our dog. The owner (Wendy) txt us hrs before actual cheRead moreck in time to inform us the property was now accessible. Really appreciated. Owner non intrusive but very friendly. Our best holiday rental to date! Hide

Reviewed by Grant 13th October 2023

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Everything from start to finish was brilliantly welcoming and a lovely cottage for our stay. Will most definitely return in the future.

Reviewed by Nick 22nd September 2023

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This is a lovely well presented cottage with everything you could possibly need , the hot tub was a bonus and ready to use when we arrived, the owner of the cottage was lovely and helped with any questions we had for days out or local information. There was also plenty of leaflets for local days out , will definitely be booking again

Reviewed by William 1st September 2023

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Lovely wee cottage. Well equipped.Had everything we needed. The Prosecco, cake and biscuits on arrival were very welcome and a nice touch. Owner was very helpful. There is a good co-op store 5 mins walk away. Also a great wee Italian where we had superb pizza takeaway one evening. 2 mins walk across the road is the Loch Ness Inn. I'm glad we bookedRead more Sat night in advance as it was busy. We all enjoyed our meals there. 10-15 min walk away is the centre of Drumnadrochit. Easy 13m drive to Loch Ness. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 4th August 2023

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The cottage was fantastic had everything we needed. The hot tub was was easy to use. And everything was geared up around that so had hard wood floors. And wet room to shower in. Plenty of towels as well. Kitchen was fully stocked and a few nice surprises as well. With a dinner table and chairs. Had a really great stay thoroughly enjoyed it would haRead moreppily stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Joseph 15th July 2023

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Reviewed by Gwen 7th July 2023

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This accommodation was everything and more, spotlessly clean and everything that you would need for a perfect relaxing stay

Reviewed by Karen 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Micheal 3rd June 2023

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Reviewed by William 5th May 2023

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The cottage exceeded our expectations .. Great value and great location. Although we did not meet the owner (Wendy), we communicated by text a couple of times and she responded promptly. We would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Gillian 28th April 2023

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Beautiful cottage very homely and comfortable loved all the extras and the hot tub,Places to visit suggested by the owner were amazing places to visit

Reviewed by Charles 3rd March 2023

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What a wonderful very well equipped cottage/bungalow, so comfortable and cosy in a great location. Although in a small cul de sac in a small village, the property was secluded with an enclosed garden so our dog could get out safely. Hot tub and shaded sitting area also very welcome in early season to sit out. Various and accessible wooded walks allRead more nearby with a hotel pub restaurant also just 5 mins walk with an excellent reasonably priced varied menu and cafe tearoom options all nearby too. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 24th February 2023

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This is a delightful cottage in a lovely area. Lots of great walks and many nice eateries within walking distance. The cottage is very well equipped and the owner left thoughtful welcome gifts. The hot tub was a bonus indulgence. Would definitely recommend. Great value for money.

Reviewed by Louise 21st January 2023

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Beautiful cottage. Well equipped, spotlessly clean and attention to detail was superb. Very warm and comfortable. We had a lovely time, and highly recommend.

Reviewed by John 29th December 2022

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A cosy, modern and well equipped cottage within walking distance of all the facilities you need in the wonderful village of Drumnadrochit. The lovely welcome pack of Christmas home bakes didn't last long! Our booking was extended by the host at very short notice which was greatly appreciated.

Reviewed by Diana 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Kathleen 21st October 2022

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Excellent clean cosy cottage. Under floor heating. Lovely outside area. Great location. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Stephen 16th October 2022

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Arrived home yesterday. Fantastic cottage great layout brilliant location very quiet . High standard across the board very clean lots of extras left by wendy(owner) cookies strawberries and fudge cake prosecco lots of nice touches tea coffee pantry cupboard had useful things in it plenty of cleaning stuff eg dishwasher tablets washing up liquid scoRead moreurers very pleasant break and the outdoor area with amazing hot tub and dining area great way to end a busy day my 12 year old twins loved it. Hide

Reviewed by James 7th October 2022

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Awesome wee cottage with big features. Ideal for a family of four wishing to explore the highlands due to its central location. Clean, well equipped and the hot tub is amazing to relax in under the stars.

Reviewed by Iain 3rd October 2022

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Reviewed by Laura 30th September 2022

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Great little cottage as our base for my partner completing the Loch Ness marathon. Nice secure garden for our dog & hot tub was great. Nice little extras from the owners including prosecco, raspberries, cookies & a fudge cake.

Reviewed by Kathryn 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah 26th August 2022

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Lovely cottage, amazing hot tub, conveniently located everything you need within walking distance. Some lovely walks nearby and Inverness and other tourist attractions within 30 minute - 1hr drive away. Would love to come back some day!

Reviewed by Elizabeth 5th August 2022

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Not really any view as was in little cul de sac. But walkable views

Reviewed by David 29th July 2022

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Was a fantastic bungalow great location 10 out of 10.

Reviewed by Alicia 22nd July 2022

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We had a fantastic stay here at Riverside cottage. It was far too short! The hot tub is fab after a long walk exploring the area. The cupboards had loads of helpful bits stocked and the owner is really lovely. We would love to visit again i

Reviewed by Vicki 15th July 2022

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We loved our stay here. From the moment we arrived it was clean, tidy and welcoming, with everything you need and more. There was cleaning products available to use , ice in the freezer, strawberries, cakes and prosecco for us, there is plenty of storage in the bedrooms, hairdryer supplied. The outdoor space was great for the kids and dog to play iRead moren, the hot tub was a nice treat at the end of our day, and we loved the outdoor seating area where we ate our tea most nights. Highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Colin 8th July 2022

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Great location with plenty to do in local area,lots of walks and bike routes. Local pubs are close by.Was so nice coming back to the hot tub after a long day. Wendy was lovely with lots of extra touches made to make sure we enjoyed our stay.will be back.

Reviewed by Rebecca 24th June 2022

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful area, located within easy reach of shops and pubs with food options. Very comfortable stay, and the hot tub was a definite bonus.

Reviewed by Theresa 17th June 2022

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Lot's of little extras that made things so much easier (spices, cooking items). Location is so central without being in a busy city. Highly recommend

Reviewed by James 5th June 2022

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well set out with all that is required for a comfortable stay and only a short walk from a very good local restaurant

Reviewed by Philip 3rd June 2022

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Close enough to get anywhere you want but far rough away to get your piece and quiet! Highly recommend this cottage to any on lookers Friendly locals Easy access Great parking and the owner really tries to accommodate above and beyond expectations! And the hot tub was amazing after our hike across Ben Nevis !

Reviewed by Gillian 6th May 2022

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Super cottage, lots of thought put into it. Lovely host and nothing was too much trouble. Well located for Loch Ness and Inverness, Glen Affric, Black Isle and more. SUPER hot tub, just the job after a days driving. Loch Ness Inn very close, great food.

Reviewed by Margaret 8th April 2022

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Fantastic cottage with Hot-tub had everything we needed and was extremely clean great location to visit Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, Inverness and many more beautiful surrounding places had a lovely relaxing holiday

Reviewed by DONNA 27th March 2022

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The cottage was fab,hot tub just lovely to relax in.wood burner came in handy when we woke up to snow,but there is underfloor heating.Wendy was a lovely host & the extra touches were so nice too...Prosecco,strawberries & cake.Would definitely recommend to friends & family

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