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Fechlin Cottage

Whitebridge, The Highlands
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Spacious four-bedroom home with downstairs bedroom and bathroom
  • 3 miles to the legendary Loch Ness
  • Generous outdoor space surrounding the property
  • 25 miles to Inverness
  • Lounge with cosy wood burner
  • Trout fishing in River Fechlin at the bottom of the garden
Property code: CA141

Spacious two-storey cottage with far-reaching views across to the Monadhlaith mountains and rugged Highland''s landscape surrounding it. Space for eight guests, with one downstairs bedroom and bathroom.

Nestled amongst spectacular Scottish landscapes which are home to fantastic wildlife, this home is perfect for those wishing to escape the everyday and experience a taste of Highland living. Sleeping eight, grab family and friends and head to this humble abode for a real rural retreat. Bring canine companions along too and hunt down some stick chasing spots before returning home to snuggle up by the roaring wood burner, which promises to keep chilly toes and tufty paws warm when there’s a chill in the air. Wake up each day and admire the glorious views across the Monadhlaith Mountains with a cup of tea in hand and then head outside to pursue exciting adventures.

Relax and take a moment to unwind in the bright lounge area. Perfectly suited to both rainy and sunny days, a wood burner offers comfort and warmth and large patio doors can be thrown open to let the sunlight flood inside. Curl up and put the TV on or lose yourself in a good book and forget the everyday routine which you have left behind. The hub of the house is the open-plan kitchen/diner; spacious and light this is a great room for a communal cup of tea and a natter about the day. Rustle up tasty treats, party picnics and magical meals for all to enjoy and then dine at the table and savour each mouthful as you overlook the surrounding grounds. Perfectly suited to those who might have mobility issues is the delightful ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower room. Settle down for the night without having to climb any stairs and wake up ready for the day ahead.

Heading up to the first floor you can find the remaining three bedrooms. All of these rooms are pleasantly decorated for your comfort and offer tranquil environments to rest tired eyes and catch up on some much-needed sleep following days spent out and about. A family bathroom has a handheld shower so you can soak aching muscles or freshen up quickly, whichever you fancy.

Enjoy your very own private garden and spend mornings outside with a mug of coffee and evenings under the stars with a glass of something cold in hand. Those with tails can sniff new Scottish scents and chase their tails whilst stretching their legs and pricking up their ears. A river runs along the bottom of the garden, dip your toes in the water or try your luck at trout fishing! There is ample parking at this property.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 ground-floor double, 1 double and 2 twins on the first floor
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 ground floor en-suite with shower and WC, 1 shared bathroom with WC and bath with hand-held shower head
  • Fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD
  • Woodburner - logs included
  • Heating and electricity included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private garden
  • Pub 0.5-mile, shop in local town 9 miles
  • Please note, access to the house is over a very well maintained but unsurfaced road

Escape the peace and quiet for a day and take a trip to the fantastic waterside city of Inverness, 28 miles from home. Explore the Victorian Market which is steeped in history and houses fabulous independent shops, or for a dose of retail therapy head to Eastgate shopping centre where you can find high street brands to browse. Admire the local architecture and visit St Andrew's Cathedral, built in 1869, or climb 94 steps to the top of the viewing tower at Inverness Castle for panoramic views across the city and beyond. The castle dates back hundreds of years and is awash with interesting and exciting tales.

Sitting on the edge of Loch Ness, spend days wandering the waterside and filling your lungs with fresh Scottish air. The South Loch Ness Trail is well worth a roam and you will have fantastic vantage points of some wonderfully remote parts of the Scottish Highlands, so be sure to pack your walking shoes and a tasty picnic to whet your appetite. Keep your eyes peeled on your hike for local inhabitants including red, sika and roe deer, otters and birdlife.

This property is personally managed by Carol.


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Reviewed by Sue 19th October 2019

Found the cottage really clean and enough of the basics - washing up liquid, bin liners, toilet roll etc that they didnt run out after a couple of days. Great location with plenty of walking, cycling etc to keep everyone happy. Great week thank you!

Reviewed by Mr Ahmed August 2019

This was our first time experience in self catering holiday unsure what to expect when we got there (having travelled all the way up from Birmingham) had a little problem finding the place but took no more than five minutes to resolve the issue.it was about 9:30pm when we arrived at the cottage.on entering the cottage there were smiles on everybodyRead more's faces (there were 8 of us) it had a immediate effect of home coming on all of us so relaxing and serine.got up early the next morning after a good nights sleep had coffee in the garden. The scenery was absolutely beautiful the vast open space and the mountains were breathtaking and the sheer silence was deafening. We saw deers grazing outside of the bedroom window every morning and hares running around saw a partridge flying out of the bushes while sat in the garden.it is up to the individual as to how adventurous or relaxing time they want to spend here and this fantastic cottage and the location will provide both.should we decide to go self catering again it will definitely be through Cottages and Castles.thank you all for making this a very memorable holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Clark July 2019

We stayed at Brenaig cottage, sister to Fechlin which face each other and are identical properties. Follow the directions sent rather than sat nav or you'll be directed to elsewhere on the Dell Estate. Mostly all positive experiences; comfortable accommodation. Mrs Barclay, the caretaker is lovely, helpful and keeps the place spotless. The area is Read morebeautiful, very scenic; great walks in the area and a wee local river/ forest walk at the back of fechlin. Fort Augustus is only 15 mins by car, it has a small grocery, restaurants and a chippy. You can do loch cruises from here. Other places are a bit of a travel; Inverness 50 mins, Landmark 1hr, Aviemore 1hr 20. We went to Landmark, Inverness swimming, botanics, river and shopping, Aviemore and Fort Augustus. Wonderful steak pie in the local Whitebridge hotel. I'd recommend some improvements for 5 star; new baking trays, furniture in the garden and back lawn moved and clippings cleared as the dogs constantly brought these into the house! The dogs also found the cattle grid hard to get over and kept slipping down, so maybe a board left at the side to move over when going for a walk would be helpful. All in all a lovely relaxing stay. Hide

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