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2 Charming Cottages Set In A Secluded Woodland With Gardens And A Burn - Tigh-na-Bruaich

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking




Tigh-na-Bruaich, (meaning "house on the bank"), is a traditional stone cottage built in 1800s that has been tastefully extended to create a cosy and relaxing atmosphere whilst still providing all modern amenities. Along with the three bedrooms there are two large living areas one with an open fire, the other with a log burning stove. There is also a large rustic kitchen also with its own multi-fuel burning stove and large washing machine.

About the property


Set in an elevated position above the river Beauly, our woodland cottages provide an idyllic retreat amongst some of the Highland's most spectacular scenery. Nestled in the midst of three of the most beautiful Scottish Glens – Glen Affric, Glen Cannich and Glen Strathfarrar – you will be on the doorstep to some of the wilder and most remote areas of Scotland whilst still within easy reach of the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. Once here you can either retreat from it all and enjoy the tranquil magic of this place or use it as a base to explore the Highland wilderness that is on your doorstep. Alternatively you can visit the more well known attractions of the area such as Loch Ness. So whether you are looking for a romantic break, a special place to “get away from it all” or you want to explore the best of the Scottish Highlands, our cottages offer an ideal spot for your holiday!

Property Manager
Mary McDade
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Mary McDade

For myself and how I came to own Tigh-na-Bruaich, well I was born and grew up in the USA and moved to the U.K. with my parents back in 1984. I discovered Scotland through meeting my future husband who introduced me to this wonderful country. I have lived in Edinburgh for over 15 years now but my passion is to visit the wilder and remoter parts of Scotland trekking, climbing and wild camping. It reminds me in many ways of Northern Minnesota (even down to the midges!) where I spent many a happy summer on my grandparents small farm.

Why Mary McDade chose Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

For the past 5 years I have been looking for a property in just the right location to set up as a holiday letting business. I wanted a place that was more than just accommodation but one that also reflected and highlighted the special qualities that I have come to know during my travels through the Scottish Highlands. I believe that with Tigh-na-Bruaich and Fern Cottage I have found this.

What makes this cottage unique

The small birch woodland to the North of the property has been left untouched to allow you to explore the wilder areas of the grounds. There is a small foot-bridge crossing the burn on the east border of the grounds that allows you to go out through a gate opening out onto woodlands to the North of Tigh-na-Bruaich.

Since starting work on these grounds we have seen: pine martens, deer (both red and roe), badgers, bats, buzzards, woodcock, tawny owls, cuckoos, gold crests, woodpeckers, common lizards, slow worms, dragonflies and many other fauna natural to the area.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please phone or email for details.

Changeover Day:
Entry is at 4pm and guests are asked to leave by 10am to allow enough time for turn around.

Notes on prices:
Our cottages are sometimes available for short breaks outside the high season. Availability and prices on request.


Accommodation and facilities for Tigh-na-Bruaichin Inverness in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bath is one of the older larger types of baths with power shower installed overhead.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Main Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - West Facing - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be put together to make a double bed
    Bedroom 3 - South facing - 2 Single Bed , With original cast iron fireplace (non-functional)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Bordered by mature beech trees to the south, the cottages are well hidden from the road. While the north of the property consists of a small untouched birch woodland where you can explore the wilder areas of the grounds. On the eastern boundary a foot-bridge crosses a burn where a gate opens out into woodland adjacent to the property. A variety of local wildlife visit the grounds regularly including pine martens, deer, badgers, tawny owls, cuckoos, sparrow-hawks, woodpeckers, dragonflies as well as many other fauna natural to the area.


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Tranquillity and comfort in the Highlands

  • 5 of 5

Our whole experience of booking this cottage was excellent. Mary was exceedingly helpful with all kinds of queries before we arrived, and was able to provide helpful recommendations too - absolutely the best customer service possible!

Five of us stayed at Tigh-na-Bruaich for my father's 60th. The place was easy to find and plenty of space to park and the house itself was immaculate and well-presented. All beds were reviewed as very comfortable and all the facilities were top-notch. The surrounding area was such a highlight also, so peaceful and lovely to get away from built-up area, and such a pleasant variety of bird life and lichens around too.

The place is quite isolated (a pro in my opinion) but there are two pub/restaurants near by (walk-able distance) and shops a short drive away in Beauly. We visited local The Cnoc hotel, which was recommended and had lovely food, we didn't make it to the Struy Inn which is also nearby. I would definitely advise booking in advance if you are a large party! Otherwise, the location is ideal as the highlands and Loch Ness are all close-by. You must visit Glen Affric while you visit also, which is very close by and a beautiful natural woodland complete with waterfalls and hilly walks.

Overall, our stay was perfect and I can't find fault with the service or accommodation we received. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone - you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Erin for your lovely review of Tigh-na-Bruaich, I am glad you all enjoyed your stay here for such a special occasion! It is important to us that our guests' experience is much more than 'just a place to stay' and it is great to know that you found it to be so. Thank you again and you are always welcome back here! Best wishes Mary
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The perfect setting for a perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

There are many cottages to choose from in the Highlands.... I scoured the internet and just kept coming back to the Tigh-na-Bruaich. The pictures reflect the property's idyllic setting exactly. There was zero disappointment for our stay. The cottage is quaint, romantic, well maintained, and tastefully decorated. It is rustic looking and feeling without sacrificing modern conveniences. The bathroom is a perfect mix of rustic and modern with a nice hot shower and vintage sink. The linens provided were luxurious. The beds and bedding were so comfortable and warm. The kitchen has everything you need to cook your own food, and there are a few restaurants nearby for a great meal. Mary is friendly and quick to offer tips for your vacation. The location is secluded enough for peace and quiet, but a short 15 minute drive will take you to a great grocery with anything you might need while staying at the cottage. There are plenty of hikes in the area and day excursions. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tigh-na-Bruaich invites a revisit

  • 5 of 5

Tigh-na-Bruaich is a really lovely cottage and extremely well maintained. It is very peaceful, being set back from the road and surrounded by lawn and colourful flower beds, with birch woodland behind. We were lucky enough to see a pine martin. Being there in August we appreciated the background heating but, in colder weather, there are log fires/stoves and a good supply of logs available. We found the cottage very comfortable, clean and well-equipped. We would recommend this accommodation to anyone who likes peace and quiet and countryside. It is about 15 minutes drive from scenic Glen Affric and also from Beauly, for shopping, coffee or lunch out. Customer service was faultless and the owner, who welcomed us, was delightful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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our stay at Tigh-na-Bruaich

  • 4 of 5

We liked our stay at Tigh-na-Bruaich very very much. We loved the outlook of the cottage, the garden around the house, the many singing birds and we especially loved the kitchen with the stove. Tigh-na-Bruaich is exactly the place we dreamt of when we intended to rent a holiday cottage in Scotland. The Cnoc Hotel very near the house is a good place to have a nice dinner. The people are very friendly and the food is good. When you have a car, Tigh-na-Bruaich is a good starting point for beautiful sightseeing trips.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a great Cottage, and the owner's are very nice and very helpful. you wont find a better place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Homely Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Tigh na Bruaich cottage for a week. It is a very spacious, pretty, well equipped cottage in a stunning setting within easy reach of Inverness Airport and all of the lovely sights to see and do in the Highlands. The only reason I have not given 5 stars is because there is only 1 bathroom upstairs and no downstairs toilet, this was a bit of an inconvenience as we had 6 of us staying but only a minor thing when you take into account the loveliness of the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Struy Inn
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Agais Golf Course
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Beauly Station
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Cnoc Hotel
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Nairn Beach
Car: necessary

Both Nairn and Rosemarkie Beach are approximately 45 minutes drive away. The latter is known for its pod of resident dolphins.

Glen Affric National Nature Reserve 12 Miles

Culloden Battlefield Vistor's Centre 25 Miles.

The Cnoc Hotel is a 20 minute walk away towards Struy and has a formal dining room and bar which is open to non-residents. The Struy Inn is approximately 5 minutes drive away in the village of Struy and offers a wide range of real ales and home cooked meals. Nearby Beauly is a bustling historic town boasting both traditional shops as well as the usual conveniences such as supermarkets, bank and post office. Inverness and Dingwall are also within easy reach.

Major tourist attractions such as Loch Ness, Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar Nature Reserves are all within a 20 mile radius of our cottages.

There are also several Munros within a short drive away as well as walks along the River Beauly. So whether you prefer a short leisurely stroll or are looking for a serious challenge trekking through true wilderness, this area is a fantastic place for walking and caters for all abilities. There is excellent fly fishing for both salmon and trout in the local rivers. This area is extremely popular with cyclists who enjoy the many different routes and trails available. Highland Trekking and Trail Riding is available in the settlement of Cougie, ten miles south of Cannich.