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The Old Smithy, Superb Former Smithy near Loch Ness

Bedrooms 2
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Invermoriston, Loch Ness, Highland, Scotland - Spectacular Location Overlooking Falls

The Old Smithy is a perfect choice for people looking for a holiday in the Highlands. It is very well insulated and double-glazed throughout. Underfloor heating, Wood burning stove. Electricity is from renewable sources. An attractive sedum green roof over the extension provides insulation and absorbs CO2. Reclaimed flooring, eco-paint finishes and light airy rooms provide a healthy living environment. All heating and electricity is included in the price. A wooden deck and veranda overlook the falls. Wooded garden and parking area. The cottage is well equipped with digital satellite TV, DVD player, hifi, and broadband access. 50% off mountain bike hire. Lots of walks and outdoor activities in the area. The owners who live nearby are outdoor enthusiasts and are happy to advise on and help organise routes and book activities.

Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A spectacular cottage in a special place. Your vision has been realised and one which we can share. Great walking, cycling and scenery gave us a great break. We will share this find with others, but not too many so that there is space for us to come back!! Thanks for your hospitality."

Bruce & Jennie September 2008.

"What a fantastic place! We have had such a great honeymoon! The cottage & setting were perfect! We felt so comfortable here that we really didn't want to leave! A perfect mix of exploring, eating and watching the river just flow by! Thank you."

Ruth & Martin, May 2009

"The Smithy lived up to all our expectations and more!! Fantastic holiday with lovely walks all around, so well located for the areas around Loch Ness. Loved the house and especially our canoeing trip. Thanks!"

Shobhit, Debanshi, Tarun & Simonti, June 2011.

"Das Haus und die Lage sind wunderbar. Wir danken und gratulieren zur Idee, die alte Schmeide zu renovieren und zu verinieten."

Aug 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday in Invermoriston in Scottish Highlands & Islands

House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious bathroom with power shower on ground floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Mezzanine bedroom with balcony overlooking the living area (double bed). Large twin bedroom with underfloor heating, space for cot, on ground floor.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes on accommodation: Children are welcome, however families should be aware that the Old Smithy lies adjacent to a fast-flowing river with vertical drops, which is unfenced, and outdoor play should be supervised. Please contact us prior to booking to discuss whether the cottage is suitable for your family. Cot and high chair provided on request, free of charge. Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement, must be well-behaved, and are not permitted in bedrooms. The property itself is no-smoking. However, there is an area of covered decking which smokers may enjoy in inclement weather! Outside: Deck with outdoor furniture. BBQ. Wooded garden and private parking area. Utility Room: Warm room with washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen, fuel and electricity included. Welcome pack. Cleaned per let. Other: River room with glass walls overlooking veranda, deck, river, falls, woods and hills. Underfloor heating, Hi-fi, Broadband access, iPod dock.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Beautiful, scenic, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful, the veranda has a wonderful of the river cascading over the rocks. The underfloor heating is lovely, and the whole place has such a homely feel. We already want to come back for our next holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Amazing place, very scenic. Thoroughly recommended

  • 5 of 5

A cosy cottage with all the modern conveniences you could wish for. The ideal location to explore the loch and the surrounding.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyable week in excellent location. Well presented cottage with everything we could need. Warm with great views of burn.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A truly fantastic property in a great location, a credit to the owners

  • 5 of 5

We chose this property as we wanted a quiet county break but with all the creature comforts too and this property did not disappoint! On arrival we were little later than anticipated but Mike showed us round and gave us a run down of what we needed to know. It was very much as described if not better. The owners clearly take pride in maintaining the property it was immaculately clean and well stocked with, games, books, local (and further afield) information wi-fi and the lovely wine and biscuits. In the morning we were able to appreciate the truly stunning location of the property and take in the amazing view of the river literally on your doorstep.

We were only there for a short while and tried to make the most of our days out and about but coming back to the property on an evening was the best way to finish the day. The local hotel also provided great food and the local shop was perfect for any bits and pieces you might need.

We couldn't recommend this property highly enough and hope to visit it again in the future, it was well worth the 7hr drive.

Many thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review of The Old Smithy. We really do take pride in our cottage - our aim is to provide a really special holiday for our guests in a cottage we would love to stay in ourselves. The amazing location helps of course!
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Cozy, friendly, great base

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was perfect. From the outside, the Smithy might seem small, but the space is so well organized - the whole cottage seems much bigger from the inside. There are a lot of charming details that sweeten the stay and enhance a holiday, like heated floor, a beautiful view onto whitewater and a little diary of previous visitors that give advice on what to see. Also the owner was helpful with any inquiry, enhancing our holiday with some great tips of what not to miss.

Almost every place we stayed at, had some kind of touchy hot-water supply for the showers - not the cottage! Showering was a nice, relaxing experience, no matter the time and how many people showered before. This might be a weird detail to mention, but - oh boy - i did not think about this before we stayed at some other places and it seriously does sweeten the day to not have to fuss about a touchy shower.

This cottage is a very nice base if you're traveling by car. The Isle of Skye is away just about an hour driving time and in the nearer surrounding there are tons of beautiful glens, some waterfalls and hiking routes.

Of the 4 places we stayed in during our vacation, this one was the nicest, thanks to the friendly owner, the great use of space, comfy little campfire and the great, great value for a very modest price.

Thanks a lot! We warmly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply stunning!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an amazing, relaxing holiday with stunning views, nothing will beat the old smithy. We were blown away by the cottage and views. So much so that we have booked to go back later this year and also next year. Mike and his family make sure you have everything you need and are so friendly and helpful. Giving advice on where to go etc. The cottage is truly amazing, spotlessly clean and has everything you need. The views from the balcony and also river room are breath taking and after a long walk with the dogs there was nothing better to light the log burning fire. We have been to so many holiday homes but this one wins hands down. Listening to the river with the fire burning was the best relaxation anyone could ask for. We are so looking forward to going back in the summer for a week. 10/10 for everything!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017/18
28 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
Hogmanay 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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