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The Old Smithy, Superb Former Smithy near Loch Ness

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

*NEW for 2017* There is now an Electric Vehicle Charge Point at The Old Smithy.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's really a so wonderful place here. We loved this cottage from the first second that we arrived. We will miss the beautiful view from the River Room and the sound of the river. we had a great time here and saw a lot - dolphins at the Moray Firth, the Glen Affric and the Great Glen Way was so beautiful.

Thank you for the lovely stay.
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Inverness in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room (bathroom) 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large shower, no bath.
  • Spacious bathroom with power shower on ground floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Mezzanine bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Large downstairs twin bedroom with room for 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 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.


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(18 traveller reviews)

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The Old Smithy, Superb Former Smithy near Loch Ness
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 21 reviews

Our New "Gold Standard"

  • 5 of 5

The Old Smithy exceeded our expectations, which were high to begin with. The setting on the River Moriston is idyllic, with a view of the historic Telford bridge. The Old Smithy cottage itself is, simply, wonderful. Within view and sound of the river, it is very relaxing and quite comfortable. Frankly, we don't expect to ever stay in a nicer place ever again. It's our new "gold standard" for cottages.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased that you loved The Old Smithy as much as we do!
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Stunning x

  • 5 of 5

The smithy is lovely,cosy warm . Views are beautiful, definitely worth a stay xx

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Donna. We're glad you found the Old Smithy cosy and warm during your winter break.
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Perfect Highland cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The Old Smithy was a perfect base to tour the Highlands. Not only is the cottage so cool, but it’s close to great dining, and the view out back is amazing! Lots of wonderful hikes all around, and the owners are very nice and made themselves available if needed. Invermoriston is great!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Cindy. We agree - not only is the cottage itself great but it's in a great location, and a perfect base for exploring the area.
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Very relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent long weekend at the Old Smithy, which we used as a base to explore the wider Loch Ness area.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review John. We're glad you had a relaxing stay.
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Sandpoint, Idaho

A perfect house

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house as a base for our adventure wedding in Scotland. The village looked charming and the house was suitable for our large party of 11. It turned out to be so much more! The owners are lovely, friendly, and helpful people. Chris went out of his way to make sure we were having a great time. He even loaned my new husband a pair of kilt socks for our wedding! The house is comfortable and full of everything we needed. The village of Milngavie is a short walk down the hill and the people are so lovely! We got to know the bartenders and restaurant locals and now we leave as friends. We will never forget this place and hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Errin, We really appreciate your rating, and loved having you stay here at The Old Smithy for your honeymoon. But I think you wrote your review for your accommodation prior to your stay here! Best wishes, Mike & Jo
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Cute little cottage in a perfect location! We were able to go to Skye for the day and then go to Oban the next. A great little home base.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Amy, we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Our guests love that as well as being in a fantastic location, The Old Smithy is a great central base for exploring the Highlands.
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Glenmoriston Arms Hotel
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Fort Augustus
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Glenmoriston Arms Hotel
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Aonach Mor


West coast 50 minutes drive. East coast 45 minutes drive.

Loch Ness 10 minutes walk.


Inverness airport 1 hour by car. Inverness or Fort William train stations 45 minutes by car. Bus service to village.


Inverness 28 miles. Fort William 40 miles. Fort Augustus 6 miles. Isle of Skye 50 miles.

Further Details:

Superb central location for touring Highlands. Perfect for walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing and relaxing. Local shop and post office in village, plus hotel bar and cafe. Mini market, butcher, restaurants, pubs and bank in nearby Fort Augustus.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Inverness, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2018
18 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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