OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

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



Updated: 22-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • 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.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mr Turan Ali
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

28 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)


Amazing, peaceful idyllic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Such a an amazing place, peaceful, tranquil, cosy, a little piece of heaven. We certainly felt the powerful healing of the highlands. Turan has the most beautiful place. We were really lucky with the weather, sitting out in the balcony listening to the birds. Just idyllic. The cottage has everything you could ask, and is ideally situated to explore the wonderful area. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kirstie. It was a pleasure having you all stay at Skoorah and we're really pleased to read the cottage had everything you needed and you had an amazing time. Hope we can welcome you back to this magical place again sometime. with thanks and best wishes - Turan
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A brilliant relaxing place with spectacular veiws. Great spending our holiday surrounded by nature!

  • 5 of 5

Warm and inviting a fantastic loction only a short walk to Loch Mhor with brilliant walks on your door step.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

absolutely loved it

  • 5 of 5

Myself and girlfriend fell in love within in minutes of arriving at the property. Hidden away behind a woodland garden, its peaceful, relaxing and it has stunning views without walking 2 steps. We also took our 3 jack Russell's who settled straight away, and I can safely say they loved both the garden and the log fire. The were pooped puppies every night.

The cottage itself was comfortable, cosy and had everything you can think of for you're perfect home away from home experience.

The area is gorgeous, and it is really easy to navigate to the local sight seeing spots and inverness city centre by car. Which made our break even more fantastic.

I'd highly recommend to couples and families alike, so much to explore on the doorstep and afar. Shall definitely be back again and again, just what the doctor ordered.

Thank you for letting us and the pack stay.

Michaela & Jodie xx

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review Michaela and Jodie. We're delighted you had such a fantastic stay at Skoorah and that it had everything you needed. We try our best ! Very happy to hear you'll all be coming back to Skoorah. With thanks - Turan
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Updated: 22-Apr-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
  • 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

House Rules

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


  • 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).

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot