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Loch Side House

Glen Cannich, The Highlands
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

  • In accordance with current household legislation " Discounts have been applied to the weekly rate until June
  • 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).

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

  • In accordance with current household legislation " Discounts have been applied to the weekly rate until 27/06/21
  • 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 WC, 1 shower cubicle and WC in double bedroom, 1 WC on ground floor.
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 cots available
  • Private parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Please note there is a very poor mobile phone signal at the property
  • Arrival time 1830hrs
  • Please note: £250 deposit is payable directly to owners week - 10days before arrival

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.


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Reviewed by Alex 14th March 2020

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A fantastic getaway in a magical location. Large enough for our party of 12 to never feel like we were getting under each other's feet. Stunning views from pretty well every room. Beautiful walks immediately outside the front door. Strongly recommended.

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