Garden with seating and BBQ
Relax in the hot tub
View towards the property
Cosy wooburner
Kitchen area
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Garden area with hot tub
Loch ness nearby
Nearby village
Urquhart castle nearby
Urquhart castle nearby
River close by
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2 / 16  Relax in the hot tub
3 / 16  View towards the property
4 / 16  Lounge/diner
5 / 16  Cosy wooburner
6 / 16  Dining
7 / 16  Kitchen
8 / 16  Kitchen area
9 / 16  Double bedroom
10 / 16  Twin bedroom
11 / 16  Garden area with hot tub
12 / 16  Loch ness nearby
13 / 16  Nearby village
14 / 16  Urquhart castle nearby
15 / 16  Urquhart castle nearby
16 / 16  River close by

Riverside Cottage

Loch Ness, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A perfect holiday home complete with private hot tub
  • A lovely semi-detached bungalow close to village of Drumnadrochit
  • Ideal for climbing, hill-walking, sailing, water sports, golf, horse riding or cycling
  • Perfectly situated for visiting Loch Ness or Urquhart Castle
Property code: 44481

Situated on the outskirts of the picturesque Highland village of Drumnadrochit, this charming bungalow has a private hot tub and is an ideally situated base for a relaxing holiday.

Children and adults alike will adore a trip to the land of Loch Ness, exploring the legendary monster that lies beneath and enjoying beautiful Scottish countryside. Within short walking distance to the banks of the infamous loch, this well-appointed wee home is the perfect base for your family getaway. Comfortably sleeping four guests and one dog, everyone is catered for here in the Highlands.

All set out on one level, this ground floor home has been comfortably thought out and tastefully decorated. Boasting a welcoming and cosy atmosphere, find antique furniture set amongst traditional soft furnishings and an entirely attractive space to relax.

On arrival, head to the cosy open-plan lounge and dining room. This sociable space is kept warm and toasty thanks to a traditional wood burner, a perfect place to settle on an evening and enjoy dinner and drinks. French doors lead out onto the private garden, creating a great space to entertain a summer party or BBQ. Make preparations for this al fresco dining in the well-equipped kitchen down the hall and look forward to stacking a dishwasher instead of being lumped with the washing up after the revelry ends. When it’s time for bed, you can retire into two cosy bedrooms. The first of these is a spacious double with charming antique vanity table, and the second is a bright twin room that’s ideal for younger guests.

To the rear of the property, accessible via the lounge, you’ll find a manicured private garden that’s enclosed and ideal for your kids and dog to play safely. Unwind in the private hot tub or settle onto the garden furniture for evening drinks. You’ll also find external storage for outdoor equipment here, perfect for locking up muddy bikes.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Lounge with wood burner (first basket of logs included) and TV/DVD
  • Dining area with table and chairs
  • Wet room with shower and WC
  • Enclosed garden with decked patio area with garden furniture and BBQ Storage for outdoor equipment available Private hot tub
  • Bed linen, electric, central heating and Wi-Fi included
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • Ample off-street parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within walking distance
  • Arrival: 4pm
  • Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable that you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements

This lovely cottage is located in the charming village of Drumnadrochit, a spot truly worth exploring. Discover the local legend with a trip to the nearby Loch Ness Centre (1 mile), stopping off with children at exciting Nessieland. Wander the waterside ruins of Urquhart Castle (1.5 miles) or embark on a cruise of the vast loch.

Keen fishermen can head out on Loch Ness by boat and fish for sea trout, brown trout or Atlantic salmon, or enjoy river fishing on the River Enrick (1 mile). Those who prefer to explore the area on foot, can embark on a trip up Meall Fuar-mhonaidh (11.5 miles) and admire remarkable views from its summit, some say the best views in the area. For horse riding and mountain biking, you can head towards the Moray Firth and find stables and biking tours 15 miles and 18 miles respectively.

 Enjoy a day out in the local city of Inverness, full of culture and history just 15.5 miles away. Visit the imposing riverside castle and the magnificent cathedral, before spending the evening taking in a show at the local arts centre. Being a city, you're sure to find an abundance of shops to browse and great restaurants and bars. If you prefer to leave the car at home and dine out locally, Drumnadrochit offers a lovely hotel with both bar and restaurant less than 300 metres down the road.


This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rebecca 4th October 2019

Great cottage - had everything we needed & was spotless. Hot-tub & wood burner were fantastic. Wendy was so friendly & helpful. Cottage is in a great location for visiting the area - we went to Skye, Elgin, Nairn, Fort Augustus & Inverness. Could have visited more places easily too.

Reviewed by Calum 13th September 2019

Reviewed by Bonnie 9th August 2019

This cottage had everything we needed to make it a true home from home. Fantastic location and the added bonus of a hot tub. We spent a lot of time just relaxing as a family at the cottage, which we wouldn't have done if it wasn't so wonderful. Definitely highly recommend and we will absolutely be going back!

Reviewed by Anne 12th July 2019

A great wee cottage that gave us a very good base to travel from. Wendy, the owner, was very helpful with recommendations and even left us a few provisions which is a lovely extra for guests. Very close to a lovely hotel for drinks and/or dinner and a Scotmid for provisions. Our dog Mac loved the enclosed garden and the many walks that were close bRead morey. Hot tub was an added bonus and very clean! Hide

Reviewed by Ann 28th June 2019

lovely stay, this was one of the cleanest , most comfortable self catering we have stayed in. Great location for travelling to nearby inverness for all shopping etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and so did Millie, thanks for your wonderful hospitality Wendy we will definitely be booking again in the future.

Reviewed by James 7th June 2019

Reviewed by Abbi 24th May 2019

Riverside Cottage was perfect. A lovely private enclosed garden for our dog Poppy with outdoor furniture, hot tub and bbq. Inside was spotless with all the facilities you could need and want for a home from home holiday. Wendy even added a few extras such as butter, milk, bread and cake. The cottage is located just a short walk from the centre of tRead morehe village and just over the road from the Lochness Inn. There is a petrol garage across the road and a Co-op 5 minutes walk. Really enjoyed our stay! Hide

Reviewed by Kirsty 26th April 2019

Great cottage and wonderful holiday! Hot tub is a great feature and being dog friendly was the cherry on the cake!

Reviewed by G 29th March 2019

Nice wee accommodation with everything you needed short walk to restaurants & bars. Great location for heading out & about seeing Scotland large range of amenities available. After a days activities coming hame n chilling in the hot tub was a added bonus would recommend & would return in a heart beat.

Reviewed by Anton 17th February 2019

A wonderful cottage and a wonderful host. A perfect place from which to explore Loch Ness and the Highlands. We all really loved the hot tub too, despite it being February! Thanks Wendy

Reviewed by Anne 16th September 2018

a beautiful cottage in a perfect location for visiting Loch Ness and the surrounding areas. the cottage is a home from home, very comfortable with everything you need. The hot tub is a welcome extra and lovely for a soak after a long day. Wendy is the perfect host.

Reviewed by Judith 7th September 2018

We were very pleased with the property nice size and very comfortable the property was in an excellent location and the hot tub was an added bonus. The owner also supplied some groceries milk, bread, butter, fruit ect which was above and beyond our expectations plus some flowers in a vase which was a very nice touch

Reviewed by Kirsty 17th August 2018

Fantastic clean and cosy cottage. Lovely big garden. Hot tub was brilliant . Lovely welcome package from Wendy . Also fresh fruit and flowers on arrival. Everything you could ask for was provided . Would defiantly stay again .

Reviewed by Michele 10th August 2018

Fantastic place to stay. Wendy made us feel welcome and even put us some essentials in for when we got there ( including chocolate cake) . Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Glenn 27th July 2018

Really enjoyed our stay, a great location for travelling the area and a fantastic hot tub to enjoy each evening. Facilities are great and all the home comforts are provided for. The owners had placed some nice personal touches on our arrival and plenty of clean towels provided. A great stay in a super location!

Reviewed by Janice 20th July 2018

The holiday home was perfect for our needs. Enclosed garden for our dog and all amenities needed with hit tub as an added bonus which was good after a long days walking. The location was perfect, do much to do and see.

Reviewed by Gillian 13th July 2018

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Very well appointed cottage, everything you could need for a holiday was there. Made good use of the hot tub, which Wendy came to explain on night 1. Would be more than happy to stay again.

Reviewed by Neil 6th July 2018

Great sight for touring from. Even got to Skye in 2 hours and had a lovely day. Inverness only 16 miles. Great wee pubs close by, lovely walks near Loch. Ness

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Garden with seating and BBQ
Relax in the hot tub
View towards the property
Cosy wooburner
Kitchen area
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Garden area with hot tub
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