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Strone Castle Cottage

Loch Ness, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Exclusive lakeside location overlooking Loch Ness
  • Sensational views of Urquhart Castle and the wild surrounds
  • Perfect for detoxing in the fresh Scottish air
  • Ideal for romantic escapes and country pursuits
  • Abundantly cosy interiors with bags of charm
  • Woodburner for atmospheric winter nights
Property code: CA315

Perched high above the magical Loch Ness, this superb country cottage basks in the natural beauty of its sprawling surrounds and offers the most wonderful retreat for the wild-at-heart.

Wake up to spectacular views of Loch Ness and feel moved by the scenes that have provided the backdrop to stories of a mythical sea creature. This stunning stone cottage also overlooks the historic Urquhart Castle from its elevated and secluded position on 3 acres of land. This popular property has been used as a filming location for documentaries, appeared in design magazines and the area it's set on is under archaeological investigation by Historic Environment Scotland in Edinburgh. Experience the magic of Scotland from a cottage that is nothing short of extraordinary.

Dressed in tartan and warm tones, this home is the wholesome haven you need after a day of exploring. The cottage contains some unique pieces of handmade furniture and décor: stag antler lamps, highland cow horns, railway carriage shelves, and old irons, to name a few.

Downstairs is an open-plan kitchen/diner with a beautiful oak floor, exposed ceiling beams and a classic wood burner. The kitchen is equipped with a Rangemaster oven with induction hob, a deep Belfast sink and all the appliances you should need for whipping up both simple and fancy dinners. Dine at the table while the fire crackles and fills the room with a soft glow. The lounge area is the definition of cosy with comfortable couches to curl up on, an assortment of rare books, old-school board games and a brilliant collection of DVDs to watch on the TV.

Upstairs, both bedrooms offer unforgettable views that will wake you up quicker than a cup of coffee; at night, the castle is lit up, and the majestic scene fills the window. Each of the bedrooms has been sympathetically decorated retaining the traditional pointed stone walls as a feature while again exposing the wooden ceiling beams while the tartan curtains and lavish check-patterned bedding pay homage to the cottage’s Highland heritage. 

The property’s grounds are scattered with unique gems like Avery weights, Highland scythes and lobster creels as well as several viewing points to take in the panoramic view. Host a BBQ and dine out on the garden furniture as roe deer and pheasants go about their day around you.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 2 doubles with some reduced head height in the eaves
  • 1 shower room - 2 access doors (1 door from hallway and 1 door from master bedroom), with shower and WC
  • Rangemaster oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Electric heating included
  • 2 multi-fuel stoves with a starter pack of logs and peat provided
  • 1 TV in lounge, 1 TV in each bedroom
  • Limited Wi-Fi is available
  • Private parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Next to the cottage is a stone building which is an empty outbuilding, not a neighbouring house. Guests are welcome to use the raised patio area at the front of this building during their stay
  • Unenclosed garden
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within 2 miles
  • During the summer there is often a single 10 second fly past in the late morning from RAF Lossiemouth with a pair of Tornadoes, Typhoons or occasionally two Nimrods, all of which fly below the level of the property on their training runs

Thrill-seekers, adrenalin junkies and wildlife lovers will feel right at home in the Scottish Highlands. Whether you want to hunt for Nessie or explore the Inverness nature reserves, you'll find adventure just beyond the threshold of this cottage. Explore Scotland in the fast lane with Highland Trike Tours, who offer chauffeur-driven trike tours and rides. (13.5 miles away)

Take a private day tour of the Scottish Highlands or a shore excursion from Invergordon. There is a selection of specially designed tours to ensure you see the very best of the Scottish Highlands. The tours cover something for everyone - local history, places of interest, fantastic scenery, whisky distilleries and hidden gems off the beaten track. (13.5 miles away)

Landmark Forest Adventure Park is a great family day out with 17 great attractions covered by one admission ticket. Set in 30 acres of native pinewood within the Cairngorms National Park, Landmark offers a host of adventurous activities and amazing fun things to see and do for all ages. (24 miles)

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Andrew 16th March 2020

A perfect cottage in a perfect location the views just perfect

Reviewed by Crystal 1st March 2020

This cottage was so amazing - I don't want to tell anyone about it. We had the most relaxing week away with absolutely breathtaking scenery. It was winter so the fireplace was put to good use. The village nearby had everything we needed. We will be back for sure.

Reviewed by Martin 4th January 2020

Lovely little cottage with the best views of Urquhart castle. Its so remote it made me think if they just lit the castle up at night for those stopping at Strone Castle Cottage. I much enjoyed waking up to the castle everyday. The rest of the space is very comfortable and with soft furnishings.

Reviewed by Mandy 21st December 2019

This was our third visit to Strone Castle Cottage. We absolutely love it there. It is in the most stunning location with breathtaking views all around. The decor is gorgeous and it is extremely comfortable and cosy. The caretakers and the owner are very friendly and accommodating and always do everything they can to make your stay as comfortable anRead mored enjoyable as possible. We will definitely be returning for another visit. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 7th November 2019

Stunning says it all

Reviewed by Sarah 25th October 2019

This will only take a few words as everything about the cottage was fantastic and we cant wait to come back !!

Reviewed by Mark And Julia 21st October 2019

spotlessly clean , very comfy bed, fab location with gorgeous views, just a very lovely cottage with everything you need.

Reviewed by Roma 5th October 2019

This cottage is in a fabulous quiet location with stunning views all around. It is very well furnished and was wonderfully clean. The local contact was very helpful.

Reviewed by Mari 29th September 2019

Strone Castle Cottage was absolutely amazing! We were there for five nights and wish we would have stayed the whole two weeks! It was so much fun to wake up and see Loch Ness every morning. We had a beautiful pheasant in our yard one morning and did see a couple of deer out the kitchen window. The kitchen was lovely and we really enjoyed the deliciRead moreous bread Karen made for us on our arrival. Kevin, the caretaker, was awesome and very helpful! We will be back to Strone Cottage! Hide

Reviewed by Mr David July 2019

Perfect cottage in a beautiful area !

Reviewed by Dr Sutherland June 2019

There were four people traveling in our party and we were quite comfortable in the cottage. It has two large bedrooms and one bathroom upstairs. The beds are very comfortable. Downstairs, there are two little wood-fired stoves that are super cozy and pleasant to gather around. The views are truly gorgeous and make the entire experience unique. At oRead morene point in our stay we could hear the sound of bagpipes from Urquhart Castle below. Lots of Loch Ness and Nessie decor and books to entertain during a rainy afternoon. The caretakers are very nice and will do all they can to settle you in and help your stay go smoothly. I would absolutely stay here again and will think fondly of this little cottage until the next time. Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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