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Cosy Detached Loch Ness cottage, log fire, dogs welcome (Skoorah)

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Updated: 26-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom refurbished detached cottage, mountain views nr. Loch Ness

Available for full weeks or short breaks - flexible arrival/departure days. A log fire, woodland views and a stream running through the garden, all just above Loch Ness make Skoorah a wonderfully relaxing modern cottage from which to witness highland wildlife. Totally refurbished Jan. 2014. The living room/kitchen are upstairs with 1st floor decking balcony at the rear of the cottage which overlooks a woodland reserve. The garden is well fenced for dogs to play safely. There is so much to see and do in this unspoiled, sparsely populated area of Stratherrick just 3 mins drive up the hills above Loch Ness. There are unlimited local forest and hill walks, many Lochs and rivers, rare birds and animals such as peregrine falcons, red kite, ospreys, red squirrel. The cottage is warm and cosy, environmentally friendly, fuelled by green electricity, with 2 bathrooms and 2 WCs and finished to a high standard. Like other regular visitors to Skoorah you too will be saying 'wonderful cosy cottage .... we will return !'

From the moment you arrive you will start feeling relaxed by the beautiful and quiet woodland setting of this cosy modern cottage. With Loch Ness nearby and hills, mountain and lochs in all directions, you can sit and watch the ever-changing scenery, sunsets and wildlife. Two comfortable, well-equipped bedrooms (one twin, one double) also with lovely woodland views, ensure you will sleep well in the peace and quiet of the private countryside location. The well-appointed new kitchen allows you to enjoy preparing the rich variety of local produce available at local Farmers Markets and from local producers. Inverness city is only 16 miles away (25 minute drive) and you have ample car parking space on the long driveway and in two car ports at this detached cottage for any number of vehicles.

The wildlife will also amaze you with dozens of birds visiting the garden bird house, regular sightings of red and sika deer, pine martens, pheasants, osprey, woodpeckers, red squirrels, bats and at night you are guaranteed to hear the occasional owl. There are excellent views of the Monadhliath mountains from the windows to the east.

With satellite TV, home entertainment, board games, CDs and DVDs you are ensured of a fun time inside or out. Free fishing is allowed from many local lochs and rivers. Visitors have caught brown trout & salmon. Fort Augustus is 25 minutes away with its stunning locks and good range of restaurants. The nearby village of Foyers (4 miles away) has a post office, general store and cafe for your everyday needs. Skoorah is available all year round and quickly books up, with many families returning each year to Skoorah, with holiday-makers saying 'This lovely cottage has been the perfect place to relax and wonder at the rich wildlife of the Highlands. Woodland or mountain views from every room, we will definitely be back !'

You won't be disappointed.

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About the Owner

Mr Turan Ali
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
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26 March, 2017

25 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)


Cosy and homely

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, very immaculate, a lovely home from home plus we had the bonus of wakeing up to snow, my dog murphy was in a winter wonderland, overall fantastic

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Nice and well located cottage

  • 4 of 5

We've spent a week in the cottage, and all has been as expected. The cottage itself is very well located, allowing many visits in the area and in a short car-drive, and the facilities fullfilled our expectations. All what we needed was available, the indications to arrive to the place were clear and so our arrival was easy, and once we arrived we felt at home. We also enjoyed a lot the garden and our childs played a lot, as we had a great luck of having a fantastic weather (with little rain just for an afternoon) and we also had opportunity to do a barbeque!. In resume, a great place to stay to discover the fantastic Higlands.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Clean and comfortable cottage, fantastic location.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location of this cottage. Beautiful walks from the door and there is a lochside beach 2 minutes away, which our dogs loved and we had to ourselves all week.

The cottage itself is spacious, clean and well equipped. It could possibly do with a few more homely touches..such as curtains at windows instead of just blinds but that is being picky.!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage in a really beautiful place. We have to come back during the summer. Our nine year old daughter loved it too and was delighted to have her own bathroom. So were we ! Two bathrooms meant no waiting for her to get out. We all really enjoyed the walks and in particular the nearby Falls of Foyers and of course Loch Ness. We had a great meal at the Dores Inn (10 minutes drive away). Skoorah was very clean and had everything we needed (the kitchen is better equipped than my own !). Thanks for a wonderful stay.


  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Emma - it was a real pleasure having you stay. We're delighted Skoorah had everything you needed and that you all had a wonderful holiday here. Yes, for a group of more than 2 people the second bathroom is very handy ! Hope to welcome you back some time. Many thanks - Turan
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Fantastic :)

  • 4 of 5

Great accommodation truly loved it & thought about not leaving . So tranquil & Karma (The furry child) loved all the new sites & smells on her walks . Only one concern no outside lighting for when we had come back after night time walks , but this is a minor thing . I hope that we got all the Karma hairs before we left as the property was clean for us arriving xx . We will definantley be booking to come back again . Derek Geri N Karma

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Derek and Geri - thanks so much for the great review. We're delighted you had a such an enjoyable stay and that everything was clean and just what you needed. Yes - you left Skoorah in perfect condition, for which many thanks ! You should have let us know about the outside light. It only needed a new bulb - we'd have put it right straightaway. Now fixed. But pleased to hear this was the only issue. Delighted to read you want to come back - yes - it is a wonderfully relaxing, picturesque place to stay. Many thanks for your visit and we're delighted Karma had fun too. with best wishes - Turan
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice relaxing time at cottage. Well equipped & loved the fire. It was so cozy. Only snag was no lights at front door or outside patio doors & a curtain or blinds on patio would of made it more cozy.

Pleasant stay & would return.

Ian aberdeenshire

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review Ian. We're delighted you and your family loved Skoorah and found it cosy, relaxing and well-equipped. We have tried to think of everything guests might need. Sorry the outside light had stopped working - if you'd let us know we'd have had it fixed immediately. Now done. And the blinds were away for cleaning - now back. Hope to welcome you back sometime and many thanks for your booking. best wishes - Turan
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 24 Miles Nearest Barpub : Foyers at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : Inverness at 16 Miles Nearest Train : Inverness at 16 Miles Nearest Motorway : A9 at 16 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Foyers and Dores (a selection) at 5 Miles Nearest Ski : Aviemore at 30 Miles Car: necessary

Skoorah is in the village of Errogie in the unspoilt, sparsely populated South Loch Ness area with many woodland, mountain and loch side walks starting from the front door. Within a few minutes of Skoorah there are many other lochs, mountains and forests to explore. The wildlife will also amaze you with much to be spotted in the woodland from the windows or decking at Skoorah including dozens of bird species, regular sightings of red and sika deer, pine martens, pheasants, osprey, woodpeckers, red squirrels, bats and at night you are guaranteed to hear the occasional owl. Golden eagles have also been seen and the nearby Loch Ruthven is an impressive bird reserve. Dolphin watching is guaranteed from Chanonry Point on the Black Isle, a 40 minute drive away. Skoorah is an ideal base for touring everything the Highlands have to offer.

Red squirrels and pine martens populate the nearby Farigaig forest which stretches along south Loch Ness, and covers several thousand acres.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
11 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £25
Pet Fee £0

Arrival/departure day is usually Saturday (but outside of peak perioids this can often be varied). Arrival time from 4pm Saturday. Departure time - by 10am on Saturday. 10% discount for 2nd week for 2 week bookings. You will be greeted by a welcome pack so your holiday can begin the moment you arrive. Keys are left in a secret location for you to collect so you can arrive at any time.

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Updated: 26-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing

Floor Area

  • 102 m²


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Upstairs en suite has large corner bath (very relaxing!), WC, sink unit, shaver mirror/light, and shower cubicle with electric shower. Downstairs has shower room with electric shower and separate WC with sink and mirror, next to the twin bedroom.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double bedroom upstairs, large fitted wardrobe, drawer units. Warm, cosy large en suite bathroom. Mountain views. Downstairs large twin bedroom, fitted wardrobes, woodland views, shower/wc adjacent.


  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Ideal touring base for all the Highland sights. Great walking, cycling and wildlife-spotting location. Close to Loch Ness and many others Lochs (including across the road to Loch Farraline).

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