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Cottage beside Loch Ness, Caledonian Canal and River Oich, Fort Augustus



Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Two bedroomed cottage in the beautiful grounds of a family home

Sleeps: Maximum of four

•Parties of one, two, three or four are welcome

•Twin + double room

•Not suitable for very young childen

•Dogs welcome, at owners discretion

•No smoking

Inveroich has been a much loved family home for over sixty years and the present owners would like to share it with like minded, caring couples and small parties who would appreciate its charm, character and quality.

The property is situated in a unique and prime location at the head of Loch Ness. It enjoys uninterrupted and breathtaking views, being situated beside Loch Ness, the Caledonian Canal and the River Oich. Steeped in history, Inveroich was built as the Barrack Master's House for the old fort and is reputed to be the oldest house in Fort Augustus. A pre 1770 plan, reveals that this cottage was 'a keeping place for the malt', for the adjoining Brew House.

At the end of a no-through road, the house is within easy walking distance of Fort Augustus and all local amenities. There are pubs and tea shops, a park, tennis courts and a huge choice of walks through forestry land, along the canal tow path or up in the hills. Loch and river fishing are readily available, together with boat and fishing trips on Loch Ness.

Inveroich is decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard. The rooms are all light, airy and spacious and both bedrooms, the kitchen and the sitting room all boast uninterrupted views of the garden, looking across to the historical Fort Augustus Abbey.

The house sits within a large, very private and well kept walled garden.

There is ample private parking within the grounds of the property.

With storage and convector heating and secondary/double glazing, the Malt House is a cosy, warm and welcoming place to stay.

There are feature fireplaces in the double bedroom, kitchen and sitting room and all the rooms are well proportioned. The kitchen is well equipped, with a good quantity of china and glass, cutlery and cooking utensils.

The rooms are well proportioned with central heating or storage heaters as well as original feature fireplaces.

All cleaning materials are provided as well as a supply of coffee, tea, sugar, pepper, salt, seasonings, soaps, tissues and toilet rolls.

• The sitting room - with feature fireplace, comfortable furniture, TV and DVD player. View of garden.

• Bedroom 1 - double bed, feature fireplace, views of garden, Abbey and Caledonian Canal.

• Bedroom 2 - Twin beds, views of garden, Abbey and Caledonian Canal.

•Downstairs bathroom with large shower and toilet.

•All beds have electric blankets, under blankets, pillows and duvets. Towels and tea towels are all included in the price.

•Heating is included.

* Free WiFi

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About the Owner

Amanda and Peter Prendergast
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 43 Miles Nearest Barpub : Fort Augustus at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Fort Augustus at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fort William at 32 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Fort Augustus at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Nevis Range at 31 Miles Nearest Beach : Loch Ness Car: recommended

Fort Augustus is geographically right in the heart of the Highlands, making it an ideal base for a holiday in Scotland. Link to website

Loch Ness – Cruises on the loch aboard The Royal Scot, run daily all year round from Fort Augustus village. Link to website

Fishing – Trout and salmon fishing is readily available. Day permits can be obtained for salmon fishing in the River Oich, just outside the house. Link to website

Private fishing trips onto Loch Ness can be booked from alongside the Canal, aboard ‘Augusta’. Link to website

Outdoor Activities

Monster Activities at The Great Glen Water Park, South Laggan (15 minutes from Fort Augustus), provides the widest range of outdoor activities in Scotland. Activities available include white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking, speedboat activities, mountain biking, target sports, abseiling, sailing and windsurfing, and quad biking. Link to website

Urquhart Castle, which is situated on a rocky promontory above Loch Ness, is 25 minutes from Fort Augustus by car. The site has revealed traces of Iron Age habitation and was probably fortified as early as the 6th century when St. Columba visited the area and apparently encountered a sea creature. There is a fascinating visitor centre situated within the grounds of the castle. Link to website

Inverness is 50 minutes from Fort Augustus, by car, with stunning views of Loch Ness, from the A82. As well as extensive shopping, attractions include a theatre, cinemas, and a leisure centre with ice rink and swimming pools. Link to website

Culloden Battle Field, the last battle fought on British soil, ending the ’45 Rebellion and Bonnie Prince Charlie’s bid for the throne, is situated just outside Inverness. Culloden battlefield is under the care of the National Trust for Scotland and its visitors' centre is a major tourist attraction. Link to website

Fort William is 45 minutes by car from Fort Augustus. Attractions include, cruises on Loch Linnhe, seal watching, The Dew of Ben Nevis Distillery, The West Highland Museum, The Sea Life Centre and a swimming pool. Link to website

A Jacobite Steam Train runs fron Fort William to Mallaig (June – Oct). 42 miles of stunning views including the Glenfinnan viaduct which was used in the Harry Potter film, ‘A Chamber of Secrets'. Link to website

Nevis Range, Fort William – 45 minutes by car from Fort Augustus. Open all year round and offers extensive walking for all levels, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, paragliding, birdwatching etc. A mountain gondola carries visitors to the top of Aonach Mor, beside Ben Nevis. Link to website

Exclusive Guided Tours in the Highlands Link to website

Day Trips to Skye – from Mallaig.

Dunvegan Castle, The Cuillin Mountains, seal watching. Link to website

Day Trips to Mull – from Oban to Tobermory.

Castles, ancient monuments, walking. Link to website

Day Trips to Orkney – from Inverness or John O’ Groats.

Walking, bird watching, ancient monuments, sea life etc. Link to website

Cairngorm National Park – 90 minutes from Fort Augustus

Extensive range of walking, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, wildlife watching, The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and The Highland Wildlife Park. Link to website

Glen Affric – 30 minutes drive.

Picnicing and walking in the Ancient Caledonian Scots Forest. Link to website

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed


  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only