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Loch Side House

Glen Cannich, The Highlands
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Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 7
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Exclusive use and complete privacy in remote location with far reaching waterside views
  • Set between National Nature Reserves with and abundance of amazing wildlife to spot and base for hill-walking
  • Large enclosed garden for younger guests to explore and play and excellent for walking and cycling from the doorstep
Property code: CA245

Surrounded by rugged hills and nestled on the banks of Loch Sealbhanach, this seven-bedroom property makes a wonderful destination for large families seeking a secluded base from which to experience the outdoor activities and country pursuits of the area.

Set against a dramatic and picture-postcard landscape of outstanding beauty in Glen Cannich, this handsome Edwardian home is made for large families and groups who enjoy rural settings and private celebrations in spectacular surroundings. Built as a private hunting lodge in the early 20th century, the property sleeps 14 guests across seven bedrooms, and boasts stunning views across Loch Sealbhanach and its surrounding glen. The property is said to have hosted many leading figures in society such as the last Tsar of Russia, who enjoyed the world-class stalking, shooting and fishing in this part of the Highlands. It’s simply made for special occasions and wonderful holiday memories. Enjoy the feeling of a true escape to the wilds of Alba.


Step inside this historic abode where there’s ample space for all among opulent classic country-style interiors with period features, sumptuous fabrics and vintage furniture. Enjoy formal dining under the wonderful timber-beamed ceiling in the dining room, curl up on squishy sofas in the TV room with Freeview and DVD player, or enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the elegant drawing room which looks out onto the loch. Impress fellow guests with your delicious homemade food, conjured up in the contemporary-style well-equipped kitchen with has an AGA, separate food preparation area, and a convenient chest freezer. There’s also a handy breakfast bar island where guests can enjoy social chats with the cook about recipes, or make plans for a new day out. For fishing aficionados, there’s a useful rod storage room and for muddy gear, a convenient laundry room on the ground floor. And don’t miss the sophisticated ambience of your own house bar with its rich velvet textures, and stylish furniture - the perfect spot to enjoy a singsong or storytelling over a wee dram, or a more formal whisky tasting with friends.


Upstairs, on the first floor, you’ll find four spacious king-size bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. There’s also a double bedroom with a separate shower cubicle and WC, plus a family bedroom with a convenient Jack and Jill en-suite bathroom.


Step outside and marvel at the spectacular scenery right on your doorstep, you’ll simply be blown away by the surrounding views of loch, hills, and complete wilderness; it feels far from the stress of busy city lifestyles. Private parking is available for guests and your nearest shop and pub are a short drive (6.5 miles). If you can tear yourself away from this spectacular retreat, you’ll also find small shops and wonderful eateries in Drumnadrochit (20 miles).


  • 7 bedrooms – 4 king-size, 2 double, 1 family bedroom with a double and twin beds
  • 7 bathrooms – 5 en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath and WC, 1 Jack and Jill style en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC in double bedroom, 1 WC on ground floor.  Two further WC - 1 on ground floor in laundry room and one on 1st floor landing
  • Oil-fired central heating – electric and heating included
  • Open fire – starter pack of logs provided
  • AGA, fridge/freezer, chest freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD player
  • 2 cots available
  • Private parking
  • Please note there is a very poor mobile phone signal at the property
  • Arrival: 18:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £60. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

This bonnie setting is made for romantics, and guests who love being in the remote wilderness and the great outdoors where there's superb hill walking and the opportunity to bag a Munro. Enjoy traditional country pursuits in the region including fishing and stalking, or appreciate the wonders of nature and abundant wildlife in this region - golden eagles, osprey and ptarmigans can be seen here. There's the additional advantage of your holiday home nestling between two National Nature Reserves: Glen Affric (11.5 miles) and Glen Strathfarrar (20 miles), and in proximity to the RSPB Corrimony (12 miles), and the intriguing Corrimony chambered cairn (11.5 miles). There are wonderful waterfalls to visit and natural trails for families to enjoy; Dog Falls (10.5 miles), Plodda Falls (13 miles), and the Falls of Divach (20 miles) are all made for spectacular days out.

Outdoor sporty adventures also include cycling, pony trekking and trail riding with experts to help at Highland trekking (16 miles) and Aigas Field Centre (17.5 miles). If your entourage are more on the crafty side, then book a day course with Wild Rose Escapes (8 miles) where you can learn traditional Scottish crafts and eco skills including natural dyeing, felting and printing. Further afield, imaginative wee bairns will also love the legendary tales of elusive Nessie at the Loch Ness Centre (18.5 miles).

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Hannah 27th May 2023

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Beautiful home in a stunning location. Perfect place to stay for our family getaway!

Reviewed by Cristina 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by Richard 9th April 2022

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Mullardoch House is a lovely, expansive home, full of character and with spectacular views. There are all the facilities you would hope for in a property of this quality, and more. The feature Dining Room turned every meal into an occasion. The bedrooms and en-suites are spacious and comfortable with top-notch bedding. One final credit is for the pRead moreroperty owners, Noemie and Patrick. Their warm and friendly communications contributed to making our stay such an enjoyable and positive experience. Hide

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