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Comfortable 2 Bedroom Cottage, Real Home From Home

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Kiltarlity Nr. Beauly, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Peaceful Location 7 Miles From Beautiful Loch Ness And 12 Miles From Highland Capital Inverness

Ideal base for touring the Isles, east/west coasts and the north. Sitting beside the owner’s home on a working croft, home to sheep, horses and poultry, close to the road leading to the village of Drumnadrochit beside Loch Ness. Inverness, 12 miles, provides city attractions and visitors can enjoy Urquhart Castle on the shore of Loch Ness with cruises, dolphin spotting trips and cycling, with a visit to Culloden Battlefield, Glen Affric and the Great Glen Cycle Way. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Separate toilet. Wood-burner in living room inc. Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc, T.cot, H.chair, Freeview TV, Video, DVD, Stereo/CD, Wi Fi, Elec. cooker, M.wave, W.machine, T.dryer, D.washer, Freezer, Front gravelled sitting-out area and furniture, BBQ, Parking (2 cars), Cycle store, Welcome pack, & No smoking.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Inverness in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom with separate bath and shower. Second floor separate toilet with basin. Soap and toilet roll supplied along with soft towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and dresser. Ample bedding to keep you warm in winter.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Outside: Outside there is parking for two cars and a grass area, which contains garden furniture and a gas BBQ. Dogs are welcome to run in field for exercise. Ample dog walking in the owners woodland 100m from cottage. Utility Room: Home to the washing machine and dryer and the central heating. Separate sink for cleaning equipment after your hikes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and duvets with bed linen are all supplied. Welcome pack supplied with fresh eggs, wine, chocolate, locally made marmalade, milk and fresh flowers. Other: Pets welcome. Your welcome to come and meet and feed the animals. If your lucky, you can see lambs being born and feed orphaned lambs in the spring.


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Comfortable 2 Bedroom Cottage, Real Home From Home
average rating of 4.757576 based on 34 reviews

Perfect very welcomong and spotlessly clean.

  • 5 of 5

First impression was we have made the correct choice very welcoming with a warm fire and everything was clean and working properly. They have obviously paid attention to detail and put their guests needs first. Veronica could not have been more friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything we could ask for

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Oak Cottage for two nights with our teenage son and a German Shepherd puppy. We all loved the cottage. I didn't expect it to be so big and the photos do not really show its full potential. We are usually very fussy but the Oak Cottage exceeded our expectations in many ways. It was spotlessly clean, spacious and well equipped. All the animals added to the whole countryside experience, not to mention the two beautiful dogs. Perfect location if you want/need to stay close to Inverness. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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All we needed

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location for touring the Highlands. Owner was very welcoming, close by but not intrusive. Enjoyed seeing her animals (kids would love it). Our dog was made welcome too! Local town of Beauly had excellent facilities for shopping, Inverness half hour away and lots of easy parking. We came for a wedding but would be happy to return for a longer holiday as so much to see and do. The property had everything we needed for a longer stay, very well equipped and also very comfortable, clean and spacious. Excellent walks close by if you have a dog (or not!) and owner very kindly offered us access to their nearby woodland to take the dog for a run.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and well-equipped country house with animals

  • 5 of 5

Veronica greeted us warmly. Our young children loved feeding and petting the many animals every chance they got! Oak Cottage is one of the nicest and most well-equipped self-catering lodging we have stayed.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Oak Cottage - Wonderful well-equipped property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Oak Cottage. Veronica greeted us warmly upon our arrival and made sure everything in the cottage was to our liking. Oak Cottage is without a doubt the nicest and most well-equipped self-catering lodging we have stayed in during our trip to the UK and Scotland, and one of the best we have ever stayed in. It is quiet, spacious, clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. There is a half-bath upstairs, and a full bath downstairs. The living room is large and has a wood stove, and there is enough wood to build a fire in it every night if you so desire. The house has central heating, though, so you don't really need to use the wood stove. The kitchen is large and has all the dishes, pots, pans, and cooking utensils you need. There is a separate dining room off the kitchen. Veronica provided a welcome basket with chocolates, beer, wine, and six eggs from her chickens. She also has a horse, pony, sheep, geese, and rabbits. She invited us to visit with the animals, which we did. We had a quiet and peaceful stay at Oak Cottage and are already planning our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big comfortable country house with animals!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and spacious house on a working farm. Our young children loved feeding and petting the many animals every chance they got! The location is great, close to Loch Ness and Inverness. The host was lovely. Can't really fault anything about it. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 February, 2018


I was born and grew up on the property where the cottage sits. The cottage is where the original family home was, it was rebuilt 10 years ago. It is a passion of mine to share this beautiful area with people from all over and let them see what the Highlands has to offer.

Animals are a large part of my life and are all part of the family, come and feed the lambs, horses, hens, ducks and geese.

Red squirrels and woodpeckers can be seen in the woods beside the cottage. You can walk freely around the wood and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cottage is lovely, thank you for the welcome pack, we have had a really peaceful and relaxing time in your lovely cottage. We have enjoyed your lovely fresh eggs of a morning. Thank you for being so kind to us and will definitely be back.

Pat and Ian, Liverpool

This was the best cottage ever we have had in Scotland!!!. Avery warm welcome, a good bottle of wine, chocolate, eggs and sadly rain but we loved it.

Fous en Lief, Belgium

Back again for our 6th visit to you, now feels like home from home. Black Ilse show was entertaining, saw dolphins from Fort George, boys loved helping with the animals as always. Thanks for the goodies and warm welcome as always.

Gordon, Karen, Karl and Staurt Aplin
Jun 2013
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Brockies Lodge
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Aigas Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Fortrose channory point where dolphins are seen from the shore. Rosemarkie also a sandy beach suitable for swimming and 40 minute drive to Nairn beach and town.

Half hour drive to Black Isle beaches.


Inverness Airport is approx 18 miles from the cottage and has a good selection of hire car companies.


5 miles Beauly

12 miles Inverness

7 miles Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness (monster) exhibition

Further Details:

Large retail parks Inverness or Dingwall

Co-op Beauly

Banks Beauly

Nearest restaurant is Brokies lodge 1 mile, however many place to eat in surrounding areas.

The directions to the cottage coming up the A9 or A96 are as follows – Oak Cottage IV4 7HR.

Take the A862 out of Inverness towards Beauly, turn down left onto the A833 Kiltarlity/ Drumnadrochit road, pass the Brockies Lodge Hotel on your right and continue for 1 mile, pass the junction for Foxhole/Abriachan and continue up the hill - Oak Cottage is the second house on the right (it sits with the gable end to the road) name on wall in front of cottage and on sign on the roadside.

If you travel via the Glencoe road –

Take the A82 to Drumnadrochit go through the village and pass the Post Office and zebra crossing, take the first left at the bridge onto the A831 - Cannich road, follow this road for 1.3 miles and turn right onto the A833 Kiltarlity/Beauly road, keep on this road for approx six miles you will come down a step hill look for a sign that says GLAICHBEA on the right hand side of the road. Oak Cottage is the fourth house on the left after the sign. The gable end faces the road with the parking area in front.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Call or email Veronica to book then send a deposit of £50 deposit within one week to secure booking. The remaining balance can be paid via cheque or bank transfer 4 weeks prior to stay. Please phone about key pick up, before arriving at the cottage.

Changeover Day:
Bookings normally Saturday to Saturday, we ask guest to vacate cottage by 10am and new guests can arrive after 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Short break available, please contact me to discuss availability and prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.