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Cannich, The Highlands
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
5 more

At a glance

  • Remote cottage, 0.5 miles off the main road
  • Traditional oil-fired Esse range oven
  • 360-degree views of stunning Scottish scenery
  • Challenging hike around nearby Loch Mullardoch
  • Go pike and brown trout fishing close by in the River Cannich
  • Take a break from technology in this home with no TV
Property code: CA243

Escape to nature and enjoy a break in this charming Highlands cottage, where you''ll find no neighbours for miles around you, and the absence of a TV and Wi-Fi allowing you to enjoy some quality family time.

Situated half a mile off the main road and approached via a farm track, this four-bedroom remote retreat is perfect for families seeking a secluded getaway from the distractions of modern life. Located on a beautiful highland estate, this former shepherd’s cottage offers walks from the doorstep through the tranquil countryside with deer and livestock for company. You’re not completely isolated though, the quiet village of Cannich is less than 3 miles away where you will find a village store, well-regarded pub, and a mobile phone signal.

Your traditional stone cottage sits in splendid isolation surrounded by the wild and beautiful Glen Cannich. With no TV signal, mobile phone signal or Wi-Fi, this property presents an opportunity for you to spend uninterrupted time together playing board games, sharing leisurely meals together and chatting in front of the cosy open fire.

Approached via a farm track, your spacious cottage is surrounded by rolling hills and open fields with grazing livestock. Step inside your rural hideaway where you will find comfortable rooms blending traditional features and modern comfort. After a day of exploration, sink into one of the cosy sofas with a mug of hot chocolate and chat late into the night as the embers glow in the open fire. Rustle up hearty family meals to share at the centrally positioned dining table. When it’s time to retire, a cosy twin bedroom is located on the ground floor, as are the two family bathrooms.

Take the stairs to the first floor where you will find the three remaining bedrooms. With beds made up with duvets and blankets, you’ll find there is a second twin bedroom on this floor as well as a double and a pretty single bedroom.

Outside, spread out your picnic blanket in the fully enclosed garden for an al fresco lunch, or lay back as the sun goes down and stargaze into the clear skies above.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms: 2 twins, 1 double and 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms with WC and bath
  • Range oven, electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • No TV, Wi-fi or phone signal
  • Payphone provided
  • Please note; Linen and towels not included, you must bring your own
  • Open fire (coals included)
  • Oil-fired central heating downstairs only, electric heaters on first floor
  • Private water supply - filtered and UV tested
  • Shop and pub 5 miles
  • 2 dogs welcome

Sitting within the Glen Cannich Estate, your secluded cottage has walks from the doorstep for you to enjoy the majestic scenery and sense of exclusion from the world. Spend your days bagging the Loch Mullardoch Munros (8 miles), a series of four challenging Munros that can be completed individually or in one long day of hiking, rewarding you with breathtaking views across the Highlands. Follow the woodland trails through the ancient Caledonian pine forest to the stunning Dog Falls (6.5 miles) where powerful cascades tumble through the rocky gorge or take in the wonderful mountain scenery as you discover Loch Affric (14 miles).

Not to be missed is a visit to the world-famous Loch Ness (20 miles). Take a trip around the loch in search of its legendary resident or, if you're feeling active, why not take a canoe or kayak out on to the water to hunt out Nessie? Visit the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition (15 miles) to explore the myths and legends of the underwater monster. Discover the ancient ruins of Urquhart Castle proudly sitting on the edge of the loch: climb the Grant Tower for impressive views and enjoy some refreshment in the cafe.

The cosmopolitan city of Inverness (30 miles) combines sophistication and history to create a vibrant place to explore. Browse the independent stalls in the Victorian market for a unique souvenir of your Highland holiday, explore the city's many galleries or admire the architecture of Inverness Castle and St Andrews Cathedral before exploring the tranquil Ness Islands.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Ms Barrow July 2019

This cottage is in a fantastic location for peace and quiet away from the humdrum of every day life. No TV, Wi-Fi which was brilliant, never missed them. Loved seeing the deer every day, fantastic walking especially at Glen Affric and close to the attractions at Loch Ness.The cottage has a large enclosed garden which our dog loved and we had peace Read moreof mind that she couldn't get out. The downside is that there was no garden furniture/seating to fully enjoy this space. The cottage benefits from a well equipped kitchen, large living areas, 2 bathrooms which was a bonus and 4 bedrooms, perfect for large families. Unfortunately some of the furniture is very tired,(hole in wardrobe floor), There is only one duvet which is for the double bed which is undersized, all the others have just got blankets. Would recommend taking all bedding.Went out and bought bottled water as the water was very very discoloured and wouldn't recommend drinking it. Small well stocked shop in cannich, and had a meal in the Slater arms where dogs are welcome. Would definitely stay at this cottage again. Hide


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