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Cosy Loch Ness cottage, log fire, dogs welcome (Woodside)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Detached woodland cottage near Loch Ness with mountain views and private garden

Lovely traditional detached cottage, totally refurbished, new kitchen and bathroom and central heating. Log fire with free log supply. Warm, cosy and a high standard thorughout, yet at a budget price; prices not increased since 2011. Woodside is in a quiet woodland setting, with frequent deer sightings, stream running through the garden, just above Loch Ness, making Woodside a wonderfully cosy cottage from which to witness highland wildlife. Well fenced garden for dogs to play safely. Lots to see and do in this unspoiled, sparsely populated area of Stratherrick just 3 minutes 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 environmentally friendly, with green electricity, a newly fitted bathroom, large well equipped kitchen, all finished to a high standard. Like other regular visitors to Woodside you too will be saying 'beautiful and relaxing, a home from home.' Large supply of logs included free. All central heating and electricity included in price (no meters).

This traditional foresters cottage makes you feel relaxed from the moment you arrive thanks to the beautiful and quiet woodland setting. With Loch Ness nearby and hills, mountain and lochs in all directions, you can sit and watch the ever-changing scenery, sunsets and wildlife. There are two comfortable, well-equipped bedrooms (one twin bedded and one double) also with lovely woodland and mountain views, ensure you will sleep well in the peace and quiet of the private countryside location. The large brand new well-appointed kitchen and large farmhouse dining table allow 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), At Woodside you have ample car parking space including a car port and long private gravel driveway at the cottage for any number of vehicles.

The wildlife will also amaze you with dozens of birds visiting the garden, 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 front windows. With SKY 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. Woodside is available all year round and quickly books up, with many families returning each year to Woodside, with holiday-makers saying 'This is such a quaint, warm and comfortable cottage. A perfect place to relax and spot the rich wildlife of the Highlands. Every room has either a woodland or mountain view. We will recommend this to our friends and relatives and we will return !'

More Details

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Inverness in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • New bathroom suite, bath, pedestal sink, WC and electric shower, shaver point, all recently replaced and redecorated. Central Heating boiler supplies constant hot water. There is also an electric shower over the bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are 2 comfortable, well-equipped bedrooms, 1 double, 1 twin both with lovely woodland views, ensuring you sleep well in the peace and quiet of the private countryside location. There are central heating radiators in both bedrooms making them very warm and cosy.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
Free broadband internet - just bring your laptop.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)


The cottage is perfect for a few days stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here at Woodside , cottage is a perfect base to get out and about to explore Loch Ness, cottage is a little dated but we loved it , log burning fire was brilliant at night after long walks, the garden was perfect for our wee dog , we would definitely return

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a quiet area.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic few days at woodside. Everything we needed in the cottage for a lovely break. Thanks for a fantastic holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ben and Sohphie - delighted you had a great time in Woodside and that it had everything you needed for a lovely holiday. We try to think of everything to make your holiday perfect. You were the perfect guests. with many thanks for your visit and best wishes - Turan
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Beautiful Cottage in lush surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean, a well equipped kitchen, beautiful and welcoming! We saw lots of birds in the garden and filled the bird feeders, such a peaceful and lovely place. The beds were so comfortable and lots of storage space! Really could not fault the cottage and highly recommend it to anyone needing peace and quiet! Lots of lovely walks around the area too! Great warm welcome with some milk and shortbread waiting for us!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Karen - so delighted you all loved Woodside and that it provided all you needed and was spotlessly clean. We try our best to give everyone a lovely home from home experience and thank you for your wonderful recommendation to other guests. You were lovely guests and we hope to see you again some time. with thanks and best wishes - Turan
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A wonderful cottage to return to after a day out Nessie hunting!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Woodside, it was very homely. The cottage was clean, well equipped and just perfect for our stay - I don't enjoy staying in fancy furnished accomodation, this was well maintained and modest, a home from home. We hope to return one day, thank you xxx

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elizabeth - so happy to read you all had a great holiday at Woodside and that it was perfect for your stay and had everything you needed. You were great guests who are welcome back anytime. with many thanks for your visit - Turan
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Fantastic all that we had hoped for and more

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage which suited our family of 3 brilliantly. Lots of beautiful walks within a short drive. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for our weeks stay. We will definitely be back soon

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing cottage, peaceful, quiet and well equipped. Great choice if you want a relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed to celebrate my daughter's 7th birthday and it was perfect. We walked, swam, ate and relaxed. My 8 year old described it as epic - says it all really.

The dog loved the garden and it was nice to know it was secure. Although the snow curtailed his desire to be outside too much.

Can't fault anything!!! Would recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
11 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £25
Pet Fee £0

Arrival/departure day is usually Saturday (but this can often be varied). Arrival time from 4pm Saturday. Departure time - by 10am on Saturday. 10% discount for second week for two 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 enter at your leisure.

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