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Strone Castle Cottage

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

  • Exclusive Idyllic location with panoramic views over Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle
  • Traditional cottage retaining many features with the comforts of modern day living
  • Perfect place to explore the beautiful Highlands by day and to relax in front of the cosy woodburner by night
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
  • 25MB Wi-Fi  per week. Additional use will incur charges.
  • 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)

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Simone 11th September 2021

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Amazing. Beautiful cottage , gardens and area. Never been so relaxed. Days out exploring and then evenings sat at the fireplace enjoying the view. Certainly recommended. Thank you for a wonderful week away from our busy life

Reviewed by Danny 14th August 2021

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You read about breathtaking views a lot but the views at this cottage genuinely do leave you breathless. They have to be seen to be appreciated. No photograph can do them justice. Just beautiful. We loved this cottage. Owner was very welcoming and had set things up for us perfectly. It was very comfortable and clean. Had everything we needed and moRead morere. Did I mention the views!? Hide

Reviewed by Karen 7th August 2021

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What an amazing place. We didn't want to leave! The cottage was so comfortable and cosy and the views were breathtaking. We ventured out in the garden during the night to look at the stars and watch the Perseids - no problems with light pollution there! It's a great base for exploring the area too, almost too much choice in places to go. If you're Read moreundecided whether to stay here, rest assured you won't regret it. It's spoiled us for anywhere else now and we'd love to come back. Hide

Reviewed by Tom 31st July 2021

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Beautiful peaceful cottage overlooking Loch Ness. Very well equipped. Would love to stay again.

Reviewed by Rebecca 10th July 2021

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We had an absolutely brilliant holiday and fell in love with Strone Castle Cottage. The location couldn't be more perfect. The highlight of the trip was watching the deer playing in the garden every evening. The view is utterly stunning and the cottage itself very comfortable. We could have stayed a lot longer. Absolutely recommend staying here. ItRead more's beautiful. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 3rd July 2021

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Fantastic cottage excellent views, very good equipment very good and comfortable beds all round the cottage is excellent.

Reviewed by Angela 19th June 2021

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Fantastic cottage views are amazing we have been going to cottages in Loch Ness for 11 years and by far the grounds views and wildlife was the best we have seen. Red Kites, Deer in garden morning and night and lots of different birds the cottage was very comfortable especially beds Im now looking for the same pillows.

Reviewed by Angela 5th June 2021

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This is a truly beautiful cottage with outstanding views of Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness. Kevin the cottage caretaker met us at the property to give us the key and told us how heating, water etc, worked. He was very nice and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is extremely comfortable. An excellent base to visit many places. We walked to DruRead moremnadrochit on our first day, only 2 miles there, but the road to the cottage is VERY steep so be warned that its a killer on the way back. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 1st May 2021

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Stunningly beautiful views, magical cottage with a wonderful garden, cant wait to return

Reviewed by Kayleigh 26th April 2021

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Wow! What an amazing place to stay, waking up to the scenery outside every morning defo did not disappoint. I couldnt have asked for a better place to stay, especially for some peace and quiet after the madness which was 2020. You could truly spend the whole time snuggled up in the cottage. I really cannot get over just how cosy it was let alone thRead moree cleanliness of it! Thank you so much for an amazing break away! Hide

Reviewed by Lyn 7th December 2020

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WOW! what a cottage - this had ALL of our wish list items on so many levels. We were so excited and lucky to have been able to visit. The views from all rooms of the house is something that everyone HAS to see and experience. The cottage has been renovated to an outstanding quality with everything you would need......and much, much more! This makesRead more an excellent base for exploring all around, and spectacular view at night of Urquhart Castle lit up at night. Can't wait to go back again. Hide

Reviewed by Rhona 24th October 2020

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Lovely homely, cosy cottage, excellent base for exploring the highlands with lovely views. We had ltrips to Glenn Affric, Plodda Falls, Eilean donan castle and Plockton. We also visited over to Lossiemouth and watched the jets, which was amazing. You can arrange grocery deliveries with Asda. As a nurse, was so glad to get this break! Only thing to Read moremindful of is the limited wifi, if you go over you can end up with a hefty bill, I wrongly assumed we wouldn't' use much, but we did. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 11th October 2020

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An absolutely gorgeous cottage that we plan to return to. A stunning location, beautifully appointed with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break. The beds were so comfortable, it cottage was so cosy (amazing for October!) and the fire pit was an amazing place to relax and read with a breathtaking view! Thank you to Kevin for takingRead more good care of us and to Keith for sharing this gorgeous space. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 5th October 2020

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We loved everything about the cottage. Spotlessly clean, charming, comfortable, cosy and with views to die for. What more could you want from a holiday cottage? Spotting the deer in the garden was the icing on the cake.

Reviewed by Bruce 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Louise 5th September 2020

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This cottage is quite magical and in a very special beautiful place. The views are incredible and the castle below is lit at night, adding to the mystery of Loch Ness. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and we had a wonderful time. Thank you !

Reviewed by John 22nd August 2020

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We had a fantastic week at the cottage which is in a beautiful location with fabulous views. We didnt see Nessie but there were deer and pheasants in the garden. Cottage itself was spotless and very comfortable - the attention to detail was amazing, especially if you are a monster fan! Both the caretaker and owner are very friendly and helpful. We Read morewould recommend the cottage to anyone and hopefully we will back again in the future. John Hide

Reviewed by Stephanie 9th August 2020

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Absolute gem of a find. Couldnt believe our eyes stepping out the car the first day to glorious crystal clear views. The hill up is hairy the first time, then becomes the norm. Such a homely cottage and the bed is so comfy we took a pic of the mattress to buy our own!! The caretaker and owner are very helpful. If it wasnt a 10 hour journey for us, Read morewed be back next month!! Memories for a lifetime and we hope to be lucky to return one day. Absolute dream for our little Nessie hunter. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 1st August 2020

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An absolutely fantastic cottage in a beautiful location. The website pictures dont do it justice at all. The views of Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle are spectacular and the cottage itself is beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. Our 6 year old daughter loved it - the large garden makes a fantastic play area! Weve been to dozens of self caterinRead moreg places around Scotland and this is right up there with the best. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 18th July 2020

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Fantastic location with beautiful views, would highly recommend to anyone.

Reviewed by Andrew 16th March 2020

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A perfect cottage in a perfect location the views just perfect

Reviewed by Crystal 1st March 2020

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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

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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

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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

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Stunning says it all

Reviewed by Sarah 25th October 2019

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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

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

Reviewed by U 12th October 2019

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Reviewed by Roma 5th October 2019

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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

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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

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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.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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