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Comfortable 2 Bedroom Cottage, Real Home From Home



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

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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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19 Reviews

based on 19 holidaymaker reviews


very nice cottage and child friendly

  • 5 of 5

we are happy to stay at this cottage. clean, good condition and warm.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Very cosy well equipped cottage

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was very warm, lovely to come home to at the end of the day. Facilities were good, and we had no complaints. Would go back.....

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully large quiet rural house

  • 4 of 5

Everything in a house you could want, including brand new washer & dryer (bring your own soap). Large L/R w/TV & stereo - if you can figure out how to get sound. Kitchen has all utensils, but no spices. Nearest store Inverness. Veronica lives next store, easy to get ahold of and great to talk to. You look out to quiet pastures including horses and rabbit's.

Clear instructions were provided before arrival, but best to find the well lighted cottage the first time in the light of day. Because of darkness we missed a sign or 2 & had to call. We were given further guidance immediately.

Highly recommend home, location, & host!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great home, great host, great stay

  • 5 of 5

Located near many golf courses and distilleries, this is a great place to stay for your Scottish travels. Everything you could possibly need is in place, including good wifi. Would recommend to anyone, and will return myself at the next opportunity. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Clean neat beautifully presented home with a wonderfully warm country cottage feel.

  • 5 of 5

Veronica had every thing ready and waiting for our arrival including additional notes to assist us to find the home more easily. The cottage was toasty warm, and Veronica had the wood fire ready to just set fire if we wanted the added touch of a log fire on the cold nights. The cottage is set on part of a working farm site and part of a small cluster of rural properties set away from the major tourist traffic, yet we were only a short drive to the local regional scenic sights and great choices to eat out if we did not want to prepare are out own meals in the very well appointed kitchen. Wished we planned and booked a longer of stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests, I wish them well.
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Be careful.

  • 3 of 5

We had an excellent time and got on well with the Owner who was friendly and EXTREMELY helpful and receptive.

The accommodation is lovely and we'll equipped however, there were five areas that had not been cleaned, including milk at bottom of fridge that had turned to cheese and four totally unwashed cereal bowls in the cupboard. We dealt with these things without complaint but in attempt to vacate as close to 1000hrs. as possible we failed to vacuum upstairs and clean the bath, which we had never used favouring the shower, of the stain and dirt already present in it on our arrival. We left the accommodation in a better state of cleanliness than found yet were given a hurtful down-rating for OUR cleanliness.

This is the first time in twenty nine years of holidaying in Scotland that we have been faced with an impersonal critique procedure like this. We will sadly not be re-visiting this accommodation again, as we had all wanted to and will not be booking any more accommodation via this service, which has left a stain on the holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dalcross at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Brockies Lodge at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Cromarty at 20 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Aigas Golf Course at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Beauly at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chinese/Indan at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Cairngorms at 40 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Rosemarkie at 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
2 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 6
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Pre Summer Price
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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.
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Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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