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Urquhart castle nearby
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Loch Ness Bothy

Loch Ness, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
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At a glance

  • A perfect tranquil retreat on the banks of Loch Ness with superb views and wonderful wildlife
  • Ideal for climbing, hill-walking, sailing, water-sports, golf and cycling or fishing from a boat on the pond
  • Explore this beautiful and historic area, including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness
Property code: I662C

Nestling in a stunning location on the banks of Loch Ness, this picturesque property is an idyllic retreat, perfect for exploring the Scottish Highlands

This stunning stone bothy could be your romantic, historic home for two, right on the banks of Loch Ness. Situated in 50 acres of beautifully maintained grounds, it can be your base for exploring the incredible wilderness of the Highlands.

The property itself is a traditional stone structure secluded on a wooded estate. It is a quaint and charming building, with exposed stone and beams throughout, and retaining hearty traditional features mixed with comfortable, contemporary furnishings. The layout too, is unique, with a welcoming living space and a ladder up to your bedroom, making the place feel intimate and dreamy.

Entering the bothy, you’ll come upon the main, open-plan living space. First, a sweet kitchen snugly and smartly built into the stone wall, kitted out with everything you need to self-cater while you’re here. Take your meal through to a delightful little eating area beside the window, or simply relax in the lounge area, a super comfortable space looking out to the loch, complete with a wood burner for cosying up on cooler evenings.

Up the ladder on a gallery level sits your bedroom area, a romantic hideaway with a sloping roof, comfy super-king bed and homely touches. Wake up to light streaming in from the grounds of this lochside estate.

Outside the property, the rolling grass and gardens, quaint stone walls, trees and native planting, all slope down to the bank of the gorgeous Loch Ness. There are very few opportunities to actually walk along the shores of Loch Ness, but this cottage has about a mile of shoreline to explore. You may even spot the infamous monster that’s said to lurk in these mysterious waters.

  • Part of a complex of 2 properties
  • Lounge/kitchen with wood burner, fridge, microwave and hi-fi
  • 1 bedroom with ladder up to gallery sleeping area with super-king-size bed
  • Shower room
  • Towels not included
  • Lawn area within a well-maintained 50 acre estate on the banks of Loch Ness
  • Electric and heating included
  • Invermoriston village shop and pub (opening hours may vary) 0.5 miles
  • Laundry facilities available by arrangement
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no TV or TV licence
  • Fishing in both the pond and Loch Ness can also be arranged; regret no fishing on a Sunday
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

The property is uniquely located on the banks of Loch Ness in an idyllic rural setting, but the village amenities of Invermoriston are just half a mile's walk away including the village shop and your local pub. From here, take to the trails and footpaths around Loch Ness to explore this incredible landscape in your own way. Cycling, climbing, horse riding, boating - it's all here. You can even fish on the loch and nearby rivers by arrangement and on the pond of the estate - there's a rowing boat and life jackets that you can borrow for an extra adventure.

When you fancy exploring the wider area, the property makes a great base for venturing out into the Highlands. Spot majestic wildlife in unspoilt natural habitats. Bag a Munro. You could try mountain biking, or you could even test your nerve by trying out a winter sport, like snowboarding or skiing on the Nevis Range, 44 miles away near Fort William.

A picturesque 27-mile drive will bring you to the vibrant city of Inverness on the shores of the Beauly Firth, where you can discover art, culture, and history that will give you endless stories to take home.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Fred 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Keith 2nd April 2022

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It is a beautifully equipped Bothy in lovely grounds. Everything you need for a holiday seems to be provided including torches which we found handy when walking home from the pub, as there are no street lights along the road. It is has been tastefully renovated and is well thought out. The sleeping area is very clever, you do have to climb a ladderRead more to get to bed though. We enjoyed having the log burner to heat the Bothy, as it can get cold. Hide

Reviewed by John 18th September 2021

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The Bothy was very nice and comfortable for us. Even the step ladder to the bedroom floor was no problem.

Reviewed by Judith 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Suzanne 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Nicola 26th June 2021

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Absolutely loved our stay at the Bothy. The owners are lovely people and made us feel very welcome. The Bothy has been lovingly converted into a holiday accommodation with spectacular views over Loch Ness. The Bothy comes with a small boat and boat house in front of a small pond which was nice for extra chill time. The bedroom is a mezzanine reacheRead mored by a ladder, very nice comfortable bed. All in all a great place to holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Benn 12th September 2020

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The cottage and the estate it was on were lovely and would recommend it to couples or anyone wanting to get away from a busy life and/or social media for a while. The cottage was always cool but cosy in the bed area.

Reviewed by Martin 15th August 2020

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We really enjoyed this peaceful spot on estate grounds with a view of Loch Ness. The stone built bothy has lots of character, open plan accommodation great for a couple. The mezzanine bed area is reached by a sturdy fixed ladder with handrails with a very comfortable bed. Well equipped kitchen for self catering and a walk for the nearest pub which Read moreserves good food. Visited in summer so did not light the wood stove which would make a cosy spot in colder months. Hide

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