Cottage near Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
The property comprises an entrance hallway shelved with a wide selection of books, CD/DVD/games; two good sized bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin/super-king); living room with wood burner, Freeview TV/DVD/CD; WiFi; fully equipped kitchen with new white goods; toilet/shower and secluded garden with two lockable storage areas for bikes, etc; a deck area with table and 4 seats to enjoy the outdoors. Electricity, gas, welcome pack of logs, towels and linen all included. Sorry no pets.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
I am an Engineering Geologist from Glasgow, but have recently relocated to the area and work in Inverness. I've been coming to this area for years, being a keen hillwalker and have a love of the outdoors. I fell in love with the wee cottage as soon as i saw it. It has all the character you'd expect from one of the oldest houses in the village, but has been recently renovated to provide you with all the comforts you may need. Living locally, I know how convenient a location it is, with much to offer and can provide you with suggestions of what to do with the time you have here if needed. The cottage will provide you with a great base to explore the area and make your stay an enjoyable one.
5 based on 27 holidaymaker reviews
The cottage is amazing! It's in a great location. It had everything we needed and more! I particularly liked the mokka pot for my coffee and we loved sitting in the evening with the roaring fire from the wood burn!
Little piece of Scottish heaven.
The cottage was by far the most wonderful, clean, modern/cosy accommodation we have ever stayed in. The finishing touches to the cottage went above and beyond any rental we have stayed at before for example, new magazines, flowers and we even found 2 North Face jackets hanging up for us to use! The cottage is also in an excellent location for exploring Loch Ness and its surrounding Highlands. If you are reading this review and toying with the idea of renting this cottage, I can promise you that you won't regret staying here! We will definitely be back!!!
Wonderful Gem of a cottage
We had a wonderful stay at Julie and Rob's little cottage. It is warm, comfortable and very well equipped and we had everything we needed. the cottage itself is very well situated so as to be quiet but with good access to the highlands and north and west of Scotland. I would definitely recommend Torran cottage and Julie and Rob as great hosts too.
Excellent central base for exploring the highlands
We had a lovely stay in Julie and Robs cottage. It was extremely well appointed, very clean and very, very cosy. It was a great central base for exploring both east and west highland Scotland. We went to the Black Isle to see dolphins, up Anaorch Mor on the cable car and enjoyed the wonderful scenery around Loch Ness and Urquhart castle. Glen Affric and Nairn are also worth a visit, as was the funicular railway above Aviemore. We really enjoyed our highland holiday and will definitely be coming back again.
This is a stunning little cottage which has everything you need when on holiday, it was very clean and very well maintained. The owner Julie who lives in the cottage next door greeted us when we arrived and let us know if we needed anything just to pop next door and let her or Rob know, we never got to meet Rob as we didn't need anything, everything was perfect. The cottage is down a little street with some cute little cottages, a couple of B&Bs to big fancy houses down the bottom, there is also a graveyard but if you go through the gate to the right and follow the path it takes you into a wooded area with some trails and you get to see where the two rivers meet, lovely little walks.
When we arrived we didn't have a set agenda so on the second day we visited the Loch Ness Centre which cost us £22 for a family ticket, you walk in each room and it shows you some video's, don't think it was worth £22 i'd say save your money and watch the dvd about loch ness that's in the cottage. We also went to see Urquart Castle, didn't pay to see that, managed to take a few photo's from car park. We then went on to Fort Agustus about 30 mins drive from cottage, beautiful little place where you get to see the boats going through the gates of the Caledonian canal, you can also get tours onto the loch here. The highlight of our days out where going to Eilean Donan Castle, the road there is stunning and i highly recommend it, the castle cost £17 for a family ticket which i thought was quite good, we then carried on north for a little bit and we saw the bridge to Skye so we had to cross it just to say we had been to Skye haha.
If your looking to go for a few drinks there's an inn just up the road, there's also a shop, chip shop and a few places to eat not to far from where your staying. I took my slow cooker with me and a roast so after a long day out sightseeing food was ready, just a matter of putting the wood burner on and watching a few dvds. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone.
P.s There's a good chance of seeing some wildlife, looking out living room window i saw a deer and some pheasants, went into the kitchen and a pheasant was just staring in the window at me haha, loved it!
Brilliant cottage best we have ever been in, had everything we wanted, spotlessly clean and real comfy beds. Had some lovely rides out, great scenery everywhere particularly the ride to Ullapool and Sky. We will definitely come back to this cottage as soon as we can
From the Owner
“The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the highlands, whatever your interests, with the following attractions being less than an hour away: - the city of Inverness - boat trips and Loch Ness Monster centre in nearby Drumnadrochit - dolphin spotting at Chanonry Point - walk, cycle, paddle or nordic ski! the Great Glen Way - skiing the Nevis Range (Cairngorm just over hour) - ample walking/cycling to suit all abilities and time-frames (including Glen Affric, Glen Shiel, Loch Mullardroch and Strathfarrar) - day trips to Fort William, Aviemore, Beaully, Ullapool, Findhorn, Culloden and the road to Skye”
Activity and Interests
Chanonry Point (dolphin watching/boat trips) and Findhorn Beach within 40 minutes; Nairn beach (28 miles)
Inverness train station/bus station - 20 mins
Inverness Airport - 40 mins
Drumnadrochit/Urquhart Castle - 10 mins; Inverness/Beauly/Aigas Field/Fort Augustus/Black Isle - 20 mins; Glen Affric - 30 mins; Nairn - 45 mins; Ullapool/Fort William/Aviemore - 1 hour
Local amenities in Drumnadrochit include bank, pharmacy, doctor's surgery, post office, local shops, cafes, pubs, hotels, garage/petrol station with larger supermarkets and and retail parks in Inverness
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Email Julie to book, then send a deposit of £50 within 1 week to secure your booking. The deposit will be returned following departure, if there is no damage or excessive cleaning to be done. Payment in full is required 4 weeks before arrival date by paypal, cheque or bank transfer
Changeover days are normally Saturday to Saturday, we ask guest to vacate by 10am and new guests to arrive after 3pm
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“My cottage is a well proportioned, comfortable, 2 bedroomed traditional build with a secluded garden, sitting out area, lockable storage, oil central heating and log burner. It's set in the picturesque village of East Lewiston, close to the shores of Loch Ness, within 5 minutes walk from pubs, an inn and local shop, riding school, 15 minutes walk from Urqhuart Castle and 20 minutes drive from the City of Inverness. Perfect for a couple or family on a budget seeking to get away from it all but with all the conveniences of a city being close by”
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Double pine framed.Fitted wardrobes/mirrored doors,bedside drawers/lamps, chair, hair-dryer,new bedlinen/duvet,spare blankets/pillows provided. WiFi Bedroom 2 Twin/super-king with underbed storage, chest drawers, bedside cabinets/lamps, stool
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the highlands, whatever your interests, with the following attractions being less than an hour away: - the city of Inverness - boat trips and Loch Ness Monster centre in nearby Drumnadrochit - dolphin spotting at Chanonry Point - walk, cycle, paddle or nordic ski! the Great Glen Way - skiing the Nevis Range (Cairngorm just over hour) - ample walking/cycling to suit all abilities and time frames (including Glen Affric, Glen Shiel, Loch Mullardroch and Strathfarrar - day trips to Fort William, Aviemore, Ullapool, Beauly, Findhorn, Culloden and the road to Skye Outside: There is ample off road parking for 4 cars, a secluded garden in which there is lockable storage, grass, deck area and garden furniture Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: towels and linen included.