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.
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!
Top Traveller Review
The perfect setting for a perfect vacation
About the Owner
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 Scottish Highlands & Islands
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.
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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.
(8 traveller reviews)
The perfect setting for a perfect vacation
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!
Tigh-na-Bruaich invites a revisit
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.
our stay at Tigh-na-Bruaich
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.
This is a great Cottage, and the owner's are very nice and very helpful. you wont find a better place to stay.
Beautiful Homely Cottage
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.
If you are looking for a good base - a nice house to come back to after a good day spend in the Highland, Tigh-na-Bruaich lodge will be it! Far enough from normal tourist-trouble and close enough to a nice town with the name "Beauly", where you can find all you need - Pubs, Restaurants and Supermarkets.
In the morning Tigh-na-Bruaich give you the best; the sun coming over the mountain's and a view so beautiful, that you wish the morning will last all day!
The lodge is placed close to Loch Ness and many good Glen's and Mountain's, and work quite good as a base for coupels and smaller families seeking for adventure's in the surrounding.
Tigh-na-Bruaich will always be in our hearts and without doubt, we would always recommend the lodge as a place to go back to in the future.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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.
From the Owner
“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.”
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- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- 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)
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Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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.